Danny Woodward, age 41 and a resident of Highway 438, was arrested Monday (September 6, 2021). When Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at a residence on Highway 25, they encountered Woodward who deputies report was exhibiting bizarre behavior. As the deputies attempted to talk with him, Woodward began pacing and speaking incoherently. He refused all orders to comply and physically resisted the officers. He was subdued, restrained and placed under arrest. After he was subdued, officers discovered he was in possession of a quantity of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. In addition, the truck he was driving displayed a license plate registered to an entirely different vehicle.
Woodward was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on charges of possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer and driving a vehicle with switched license plates. His three previous arrests began in 2008 and consist of arrests for domestic violence, possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
“He was too disoriented to carry on a conversation with deputies,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Yet, he was driving on a parish highway, potentially endangering the safety of other motorists. I congratulate our fine officers for taking him into custody and getting him off of our roadway.”