January 27, 2018

Franklinton Area Man Arrested for Fifth Time

Alex Magee (30), a resident of Wilson Road near Franklinton, was arrested by Washington Parish Sheriff Office detectives on January 25 for burglary of two businesses north of Franklinton and aggravated assault with a firearm. Magee was out of jail on bond from another burglary when he committed these crimes.
The business burglaries occurred at two convenience stores: one on Sam Thomas Road in the Hackley community in October 2017 and another on Highway 430 on January 16. Both businesses suffered significant damage when Magee forced his way inside while they were closed. Physical evidence left at the scenes led to an identification of Magee as the burglar.
The arrest for aggravated assault with a firearm came as a result of a November 2017 shooting complaint on Thomas Cryer Road in the Mt. Hermon community, in which Magee was identified as the person who fired numerous shots into an occupied vehicle.
Magee’s latest arrest is his fifth arrest since 2007 on charges that includes burglary, criminal trespass, resisting an officer, obstruction of a court order, and theft of an automobile.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Magee must have some inner desire to serve time in a state prison, because that seems to be where he is headed. The only time he is not committing a crime is when he is behind bars. It seems obvious he has no respect for anyone and is too lazy to work and earn an honest dollar. Good job, detectives!”

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