Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Haughton man was taken into custody Monday morning after he abused his live-in girlfriend when a verbal argument got physical.
Kevin R. Roy, 41, of the 12000 block of Highway 157, got into an argument with his girlfriend at the residence they’ve been living together for the past few years. Words led to violence when Roy grabbed his girlfriend, shook her and threw her to the ground. When deputies arrived on the scene, the victim informed them Roy was armed with a handgun. When one of the deputies attempted to pat down Roy, he tensed and tried to pull away. When the deputy attempted to handcuff Roy, he again continued to resist…but not successfully.
Roy gave consent to the deputies to retrieve his driver’s license from his vehicle at the residence. When the deputy went to get the driver’s license, he also found a loaded Ruger .40 caliber handgun in plain view site within one foot of the driver’s license.
Roy’s girlfriend told deputies she and Roy have been living together for several years and Roy has been physically abusive numerous times.
Roy was charged with domestic abuse battery, resistance with force and illegal carry of a firearm by a felon; he was previously arrested on possession of schedule II drugs. He was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking; his bond is pending.
“We see too many cases of domestic violence, primarily when a physically dominate man uses force on his wife or girlfriend,” said Bossier Sheriff Larry C. Deen. “Too many times, we see couples start an argument which leads to fighting, and that aggression will lead them down a road that oftentimes leads to jail. Domestic violence is a senseless crime, and people need to learn to stop, walk away, and seek counsel from a friend, pastor or counselor, before a situation escalates to the point of violence…or even deadly.”
From Bossier Sheriff's Office