On Monday (January 24, 2022), a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to C. Corkern Road to answer a complaint about a male subject standing in the middle of the road and not allowing vehicles to pass. When the deputy arrived, he made contact with Christopher Gene Schilling, age 39 and who gives a current address in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Schilling’s sober girlfriend also was on the scene and the officer offered Schilling the opportunity to ride home with her. Schilling refused the offer and then physically resisted the officer. After gaining control of Schilling, the officer handcuffed him and transported him to the Washington Parish Jail. At the jail, Schilling physically resisted corrections deputies as they removed him from the deputy’s vehicle. Once corrections deputies took control of Schilling, he was booked on charges of disturbing the peace, obstructing a highway, two counts of resisting arrest and contempt of court.
Schilling has seven previous stays in the Washington Parish Jail since 2009 on charges of altering a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance (2 counts), failure to appear (5 counts), driving while intoxicated, disturbing the peace (2 counts), domestic abuse with child endangerment, home invasion, criminal trespassing, criminal damage to property, resisting a police officer with force or violence and battery on a peace officer.
“It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to recognize that this young man obviously has an alcohol problem,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Let’s hope he will find a treatment resource and get his life straightened out.”