AMITE CITY, LA (WAFB) - A man Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has been looking for since January 29 is now behind bars and charged with 14 offenses.
William David Jenkins of Amite, LA was riding a bicycle on Sycamore Street around 10 p.m. in January. Deputies made contact with him and said Jenkins appeared very nervous and could not explain why he was in the area.
Deputies did a roadside investigation and found a metal pipe in his front pocket which contained suspected cocaine residue and a small envelope of cash. Deputies tried to detain Jenkins and say he became violently aggressive and ran into a nearby wooded area.
Deputies learned Jenkins was wanted on numerous outstanding warrants, including felony drug charges.
Tuesday, March 6, 2013, deputies received information regarding the whereabouts of Jenkins. When deputies went to a house in the 200 block of W. Palmatto Street in Amite, LA, Jenkins ran from deputies again.
Deputy Albert Sharp deployed K9 Titan to help with capturing Jenkins. Titan successfully detained Jenkins but he continued to aggressively resist arrest. After a brief struggle, Jenkins was subdued and taken to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
Jenkins has been charged with four counts of possession with intent to distribute a legendary drug, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of CDS II, one count of battery on a police officer, one count of obstruction of a roadway, two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence from January incident, two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence from March incident, and one count of battery on a police dog.