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September 01, 2020

Washington Parish Man Back in Jail for the 10th Time

On Monday (August 31, 2020),  Derrick Dewayne Gibson, Jr. (28) was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and placed in the Washington Parish Jail where he remains without bond pending a mandatory appearance before a 22nd Judicial Court Judge. Gibson, a resident of March Robinson Road, was arrested by Sgt. Jay Dupre and Sgt. David Cupp.

Responding to a 911 call, the officers encountered Gibson who had active warrants. An investigation of the situation led to Gibson being arrested on other charges in addition to the outstanding warrants. Gibson remains in jail charged with two counts of home invasion, three counts of violation of a protective order, false imprisonment, domestic abuse aggravated assault, domestic abuse child endangerment, domestic abuse of a pregnant woman, two counts of contempt of court and failure to honor a written promise.

According to jail records, this is Gibson’s tenth incarceration in Washington Parish. His previous arrests began in 2011 and include possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest by aggravated flight,  obstruction of justice, possession of illegal drugs, resisting an officer, driving while intoxicated, traffic offenses, introduction of contraband into the jail, domestic abuse battery, and failure to appear in court. 

“Ten arrests in less than ten years is difficult for honest citizens to comprehend,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “It’s always good to get a career criminal out of our community and I applaud Sgt. Dupre and Sgt. Cupp for their good work in this matter. It’s obvious they saved an innocent woman and child from harm.”

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