September 21, 2017

Bogalusa Man Accused Attacking Causeway Police

Source: rrhoden, | The Times-Picayune
Gregory D. Alexander (31) of Bogalusa is accused by Causeway Bridge Police of injuring two officers after a traffic stop last Friday (September 15, 2017). Alexander, driving  a silver Jaguar, was reported to be driving erratically. He was stopped in Mandeville after crossing the Causeway and placed into the back of a police car after officers found him in possession of brass knuckles. According to Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou, Alexander started banging on the inside door of the police car, prompting Sgt. Michael Dufrene to open the door to try to calm him down. That is when Alexander reportedly jumped out of the rear of the police vehicle and struck Sgt. Dufrene and Officer Christian Coyle in the head with handcuffs (which he slipped in front of him). Alexander fled into an alleyway but was caught. During a scuffle, he tried to disarm Officer Coyle before eventually being subdued.
Dufrene received a cut on the forehead that required eight stitches.
Alexander, who reportedly has a lengthy criminal record, was booked on numerous charges and remained in St. Tammany Parish Jail Tuesday with a bond set at $250,000.

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