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Webster Parish sees a increase in domestic abuse

by Minden Press-Herald

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office have been working string of domestic abuse cases across Webster Parish over the past several days. 

The first incident occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 31. A Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Caney Lake Road in reference to a domestic abuse complaint. 

The booking report read, “Upon my arrival on scene, I spoke with Stephen Whitfield. He stated that ‘(Timothy Whitfield) just hit momma!’” 

The deputy then walked around the property and saw Whitfield standing at the woodline. “I ordered Timothy to lay on the ground and toss away the large knife that was on his hip.”

The officer then placed handcuffs on Whitfield and placed him in the back seat of his car.

The deputy then spoke with the complainant Brenda Whitfield who “stated that she began pouring out Timothy’s alcohol because he came home drunk. Timothy responded by slapping the left side of her face with his right hand,” according to the report. 

Timothy Whitfield was then transferred to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking. 

The next domestic abuse case took place later the same night and involves one Demond Lewis. A Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Kennedy Lane in reference to a domestic disturbance.

“Upon contact with (Demond Lewis), I observed him being highly intoxicated. (He) started arguing with his 22-year-old daughter. (He) became violent and used his hand to hit her in the head,” according to the booking report. 

The daughter did not need medical attention. Lewis was then transported to BDCC.

Sunday afternoon a Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Edwards Road in Doyline. The officer was told by the victim “that her live-in boyfriend pushed her down and pinned her to the bed not letting her get up without her permission. He also chest bumped her. (She) said that this is an ongoing practice but she never reported.” 

This incident took place in front of the suspect’s two-year-old son. He was later transported to BDCC.

Monday night, an Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 700 block of Smithville Road in Sarepta. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with Dean Bradley. “Bradley stated that he and his girlfriend had been in an altercation. Bradley admitted to hitting (her) in the face,” according to the report, “Both subjects were under the influence of alcohol.”

The ten-year-old son of the victim “struck Bradley in the arm with a machete while Bradley was striking his mother in the face to get him off of her,” the booking report read. 

There were two children present during the incident, ages 8 and 10. The victim had visual injuries to her lip and the back of her head. Bradley was later transported to BDCC. 

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