Fishing dispute leads to arrests

Hair
Hair

A dispute over fishing lines ended in the arrest of three people.

Christopher Harrell Hair, 31, of Camp Bistineau in Doyline, was arrested for criminal damage to property and as a fugitive from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bond was set at $1,000.

Jessica Matthews, 25, of Camp Bistineau in Doyline, was arrested as a fugitive from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. She is incarcerated at the Bossier Parish jail.

Sean Michael Merritt, 29, of the same address, was arrested

Matthews
Matthews

for resisting an officer by giving false information. Bond was set at $1,000.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputies say they were dispatched to Camp Bistineau Boat Launch in reference to two parties arguing over fishing lines. The complainant reportedly told deputies he saw Christopher Hair cut his yoyo lines.

At the time, Hair’s brother, Merritt, and his wife, Matthews were reportedly inside a vehicle arguing with the complainant.

Deputy John Lewis Jr. conducted background checks on

Merritt
Merritt

each subject and learned Hair and Matthews had outstanding warrants through the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

When Lewis made contact with Merritt, he reportedly told the deputy his name was

Christopher Hair, and when the background check came back, Merritt’s birth date did not match the name he gave. When Lewis told Merritt that Hair had an active warrant, Merritt reportedly admitted his true name and birthdate.

He located Hair at his home and took him into custody.

While being booked at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center, deputies say Hair admitted to cutting the fishing lines.

Officials with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office say the warrants for Hair and Matthews stemmed from an incident where they received information regarding possible drug activity at a home in Princeton. At that time, Hair and Matthews received citations for marijuana possession, and other suspected drugs were confiscated at the home and sent for analysis.
Assistant Public Information Officer Josh Cagle says the two warrants were issued when the results came back, for two counts each of possession of Schedule IV CDS and one count each of simple possession of marijuana. The warrants were issued in January, he said.

Merritt was booked at BDCC.

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