Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy Tyler Lindsey stopped a vehicle Sunday (February 18, 2018) at the intersection of Highway 21 and Paige Road north of Bogalusa due to no license plate displayed on the vehicle.
Both the driver and passenger stated they had no weapons. However, Deputy Lindsey observed that the passenger, Chantellus Parkman (34) of Bassfield, MS., seemed extremely nervous and was shifting positions in the vehicle. Parkman was asked to exit the vehicle and submit to a search for weapons. Parkman refused, stating, “I’m not getting out of the car. I gave you my ID and I don’t have to get out of the car.” At this point, Deputy Lindsey advised Parkman that if he did not exit the vehicle, he would be removed. Parkman then exited the vehicle. When asked if he had a weapon, Parkman stated, “My gun is on my side.”
With the assistance of Deputy Roy Scroggs who had arrived on the scene, Parkman was detained and a fully loaded semi-automatic pistol was removed from inside of his waistband. Parkman did not have a concealed weapon permit, but he did have marijuana and Ecstasy in his pocket.
Parkman was arrested on the charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of Ecstasy and possession of controlled dangerous substances with a weapon present. Parkman was placed in jail but released on $3,500 bond on February 19, 2018. The driver was issued a citation for not having a license plate and was released from the traffic stop.