Union Parish Man Arrested for Multiple Charges, Including Drug Possession

A Union Parish man has been arrested on numerous charges ranging from violating a protective order to possessing three different kinds of drugs.

Lance D. Davis, 34, of 200 Ouachita City Rd., Sterlington, has been booked into the parish detention center on charges of violating a protective order (3 counts), theft of gasoline, resisting an officer, unauthorized use of a moveable, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of Hydrocodone, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance.

The charges against Davis began May 31 when a sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop in the west Sterlington area and a backseat passenger fled into the woods. The deputy recognized Davis from past episodes and confirmed from another person in the vehicle that it was Davis who ran.

He was wanted for violation of a protective order and the person who was being protected by the order, Ashley Read, also was a passenger in the vehicle identified the person who ran as another individual.

Another violating a protective order warrant was sworn out against Davis until his arrest June 12. On that date Davis and Read were fueling up a pickup when Read tried to pay for it with a check, which convenience store employees would not cash. The two drove off and did not pay for the gasoline.

Apparently they had borrowed the vehicle from a friend to use for a short period, but did not return it until much later. The owner wanted charges filed against Davis, Sheriff Dusty Gates said.

Deputies and agents from the sheriff’s office of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs went to the suspect’s address later on June 12 to arrest him on the warrants for violating protective orders, theft of gasoline, unauthorized use of a moveable.

During a search of the residence the drugs and firearm were found.

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