An armed man in the Thomas area aimed a loaded shotgun at a Washington Parish sheriff’s deputy, but the deputy was able to get him to surrender without firing a shot.
A patrol deputy responded to a disturbance call on D.C. Crain Road this past Saturday when he found 54-year-old William “Bill” Ladon McNeese, who was armed.
McNeese was outside a residence and he was armed with both a shotgun and a knife, according to the Sheriff’s Office. As the deputy approached McNeese, the man pointed the loaded shotgun at the deputy.
The deputy pulled his own pistol and instead of shooting, he ordered McNeese to drop the shotgun. There was a standoff and then McNeese thought better of his actions. He dropped his shotgun and the knife. He was taken into custody without any shots being fired by anyone.
Also involved in the disturbance at the D.C. Crain Road residence was Samuel R. Thomas, 26. He was arrested on outstanding warrants.
The disturbance that brought the deputy to the residence in the first place started when Thomas assaulted McNeese and McNeese responded by going for his shotgun, according to the Sheriff’s Office.