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Deputies: Man holds knife to father’s throat, arrested

by Minden Press-Herald


A Minden man was arrested Sunday after he held a knife to his father’s throat during an argument, deputies said.

Webster Parish Sheriff deputies arrived at a home in the 100 block of Jess Easley Trail where the victim told deputies, Christopher Riffle, 33, held him against his will in the home while holding the weapon to his throat, according to the report.

Deputies then made contact with Riffle and searched him for safety purposes after he was seen holding a pistol magazine, the report said.

During the search, a silver spoon with suspected drug residue, a syringe and balled up piece of foil was reportedly found in his pants pockets.

Riffle was placed under arrest and transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on charges domestic abuse battery, possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In an unrelated incident, a suspected drunk driver was arrested after reportedly crashing his vehicle in Doyline last week.



Deputies were called to the 3000 block of Herren Road for a reported single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Kyle Douglas, 28, of Hawkins, Texas, who said he was driving the car, according to reports.

Douglas, who had slurred speech, unsteady balance, blood shot eyes and breath that smelled like an alcoholic drink, failed a standard field sobriety test, the report said.

Deputies also discovered Douglas’ driver’s licenses were suspended in Texas for a previous driving while intoxicated arrest and no insurance on his car, according to the report.

Douglas was arrested and transferred to BDCC on charges of third-offense driving while intoxicated, careless operation, driving under suspension and no insurance. His bond was set at $36,150.

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