Felon in Louisiana Allegedly Attempts to Bite Arresting Deputy While Being Arrested Following Traffic Stop
Union Parish, Louisiana – A felon in Louisiana allegedly attempted to bite a deputy while being arrested following a traffic stop.
The Union Parish Sheriff’s Office reported on June 6, 2023, that on June 2, deputies from the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office (UPSO) noticed a vehicle at Rocky Branch with a broken brake light and tail lights. Deairio Dominique Loggins, 30, of Bernice, Louisiana, was identified as the driver following a traffic stop.
A K-9 deputy arrived on the scene as deputies were about to issue Loggins a traffic violation, according to UPSO. Loggins reportedly instantly became aggressive and informed deputies that he was leaving. Loggins began walking away from deputies when they informed him that he was not free to leave. While deputies attempted to apprehend Loggins, he allegedly resisted arrest, rejecting authorities’ directions. While deputies were attempting to place Loggins in handcuffs, he continued to struggle and attempted to grab and bite the deputies’ hands. Loggins was handcuffed, and while being loaded into the patrol vehicle, he continued to fight arrest and refused to get inside. Loggins remained combative after being restrained in the car, repeatedly kicking the patrol unit’s door and window.
The K-9 deputy employed K-9 Vader to sniff Loggins’ vehicle in the open air, and K-9 Vader reportedly detected the presence of illegal drugs. A search of the vehicle then revealed three glass pipes, two small baggies of suspected methamphetamine, and an open whiskey bottle. Additionally, a 22-caliber revolver firearm was discovered near the vehicle’s center console. Loggins is a convicted felon who is prohibited by law from owning a firearm due to his three convictions for Possession of Meth. Upon the deputies’ arrival to inform Loggins of his rights, they noticed that he had shifted his handcuffs to the front of his body.
Loggins was transferred without incident to the Union Parish Detention Center and booked on the following charges: Possession of Narcotics Schedule II (Meth – 4th Offense), Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, Illegal Carrying of Weapons or Dangerous Instruments in the Presence of CDS, Resisting an Officer, Resisting an Officer by Force or Violence, Attempted Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Attempted Simple Escape, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies
Possession of drug paraphernalia and open container of alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle.
A Third District judge set Loggins’ bond at $162,500.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.