Heflin man arrested on abuse charges

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HEFLIN – Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of beating up his girlfriend with two 5-year-old children in the house.

Jarrod Squyres, 27, of the 800 block of Woodmill Road in Heflin, was charged with domestic abuse with strangulation, domestic abuse with child endangerment, second degree battery, false imprisonment, resisting an officer by force, open container and driving while intoxicated (first offense). Bond was set at $200,000.

Deputy Marshall Merritt was dispatched to the Woodmill Road residence in reference to a physical altercation. Upon arrival, Merritt noted a female whose face appeared to be bruised and swelling. The deputy also noted a large amount of blood on her face.

The victim reportedly told deputies Squyres would not let her leave the residence and choked her.

While questioning the victim at a neighbors’ residence, Squyres arrived at the scene, according to reports, and he was taken into custody. During escort to the patrol unit, deputies say Squyres became combative. Squyres was subdued and placed into the back of the patrol unit.

Deputies noted a strong odor of what they believed to be alcoholic beverages coming from his person, and he reportedly admitted to drinking some beer, and that the remaining beers were inside the vehicle. Deputies saw two opened cans of beer in plain sight inside the vehicle.

Squyres was transported to the sheriff’s office where he was asked to submit a sample for the Intoxilyzer 5000. His blood alcohol content was .151, according to reports.

Squyres was transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, and the victim was transported to Minden Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.


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