Webster Parish deputies and a police officer took a felon off Springhill streets last week.
Drew Segobia, 28, address unknown, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, felony possession of a firearm and resisting an officer.
Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said deputies Kyle Greer and Shawn Griffin, along with Springhll policeman Lane Knight, were the officers who made the arrest.
"Segobia was walking in a low-lit area on Main Street in Springhill when officers advised him to stop and talk with them," Sexton said. "The subject continued to walk away from the officers. He walked around a corner where they could not see him, but they followed him and saw he had removed a backpack and dropped it to the ground."
The sheriff said a deputy demanded Segobia stop and asked him about the backpack.
"The subject told the officer he didn't have a backpack on," Sexton said. "The officer placed him in handcuffs and put him on the ground."
When officers searched the backpack, they reportedly found a Hi-Point .380 inside.
"At first, Segobia wouldn't give the officers his name, but in the backpack they located a pill bottle with his name on it," Sexton said. "He did eventually give them his date of birth, and when we confirmed his identification, we found he had a felony arrest."
Segobia was charged and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center (BDCC).
In an unrelated case, Deputy Lt. Shawn Baker and Springhill Det. Ronald Wedgeworth served 22-year-old Demarcus Brown with four active warrants for distribution of CDS Sch. II (Crack Cocaine).
The Springhill-based drug task force discovered Brown was already incarcerated at BDCC.
They reportedly booked Brown and faxed the information to BDCC booking.