Downsville man arrested, accused of cutting off his ankle monitor


UPDATE: DOWNSVILLE, La. – Authorities with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office say they have arrested a Downsville man, Daniel Spillers, after he allegedly cut off his ankle monitor.

Authorities claim Spillers answered the door when deputies knocked on the back door of his home and then slammed the door when he saw who was there.

Deputies then chased Spillers through the home where he allegedly barricaded himself in the back bedroom.

Officials say they forced entry and had to use a taser to bring him into custody.

Spillers was initially arrested back in 2019 for attempted 2nd degree murder where a judge issued his ankle monitor.

The original crime for attempted 2nd degree murder can be read below:

On January 8, 2019, authorities were dispatched to the 100 block of Osa Avant Road to speak with a complainant regarding his vehicle being shot at.

Authorities say the complainant advised he was leaving his residence when he passed by the arrestee’s home where he observed Spillers moving around under the carport and was acting strange and frantic.

The complainant stated he continued to drive by the arrestee’s home where Spillers pointed a gun at the vehicle and fired. The complainant advised he heard the bullets make contact with his vehicle and sped off to the 100 block of Osa Avant Road where he made contact with deputies.

Authorities noted there were multiple shotgun pellet indention’s on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Eureka Road where a homeowner had located a shotgun under their porch and the homeowner handed video footage of the arrestee, Daniel Spillers, arriving at the homeowner’s residence and leaving a shotgun under the carport.

The residence is roughly a mile from where the crime was originally committed.

Authorities say Daniel Spillers is a convicted felon.

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