Farmerville Man Arrested, Accused of Threatening to Kill Family Members

A Farmerville man has been arrested accused of threatening to kill two family members.

William G. Staggs, 34, of 139 Edwards Ferry Rd., was booked Monday night into the Union Parish Detention Center for two counts of terrorizing and disturbing the peace by intoxication. His bond was set at $6,500.

Union Parish sheriff’s deputies were called to the Union General Hospital where Staggs was being treated for injuries he had received in a fight. Deputies reported that the man Staggs had fought with was acting in self-defense and not charged.

While deputies were talking with the other man, Sheriff Dusty Gates said two of Staggs’ family members approached stating that Staggs stated he was going to kill them using loud, abusive language.

After Staggs was treated for his injuries, he was booked into the detention center.

In another Monday action, deputies arrested Bryan D. Saulsberry, 31, of 509 Legacy Lane, Ruston, on warrants charging him with aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property of more than $500, and two counts of resisting arrest. The first two charges are felonies and Saulsberry’s bond was set at $7,750.

The warrants were issued for Saulsberry stemming from a May 4 incident when he failed to stop his vehicle after deputies gave chase when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Barron Road and La. Hwy. 33.

Gates said that Saulsberry drove through Farmerville streets in excess of 60 mph. The suspect then turned into the driveway at 402 Martin Luther King Drive, jumping from the vehicle and leaving it running and in gear. The car ran into the house.

Two deputies chased the suspect on foot and shouting for him to stop, but finally lost sight of him. Identification was found inside the car and warrants were issued for Saulsberry’s arrest.  

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