While patrolling in the Pine area Wednesday (January 20, 2920), Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies Kyle Stogner and Randall Garcia observed a motor vehicle violation and stopped the driver who was reportedly in possession of illegal drugs. Alex Weary, age 51, gave a Walthall County address. According to a WPSO press release, Weary had marijuana in plain view on the front passenger seat of his vehicle and, while being searched, was found to be in possession of additional drugs packaged in a plastic baggie.
As officers attempted to place handcuffs on Weary, he struggled and resisted. The deputies were able to restrain him with the assistance of Lt. Chris Hickman who arrived on the scene and placed leg restraints on Weary.
Weary has been in the Washington Parish Jail several times since 2009 with offenses including possession of illegal drugs with intent to distribute, driving while intoxicated, resisting an officer with force or violence, battery on a police officer, purse snatching, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and battery of a dating partner.
Weary’s current charges are possession of illegal drugs, resisting an officer, obstruction of justice and motor vehicle violations. Bond has been set at $3500.00.
“Mr. Weary is well known to law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “He is a repeat offender who seems to have not learned the life lessons necessary to live as a law abiding citizen. I appreciate Deputy Stogner, Deputy Garcia and Lt. Hickman for making this arrest and removing more illegal drugs from our parish.”