DUBBERLY- A Monroe man apparently stopped for a nap and awoke to find himself in a bit of hot water with Webster Parish lawmen.
According to a Webster Parish Sheriff's Office booking report, 54-year-old Johnny Ray Ashley was found asleep Wednesday evening by a parish deputy sheriff inside his vehicle which was parked behind a building in Dubberly. Ashley's alleged first mistake: he provided an expired driver's license for identification.
A check of the driver's license reportedly showed an active warrant from Ouachita Parish, and further investigation revealed no license plates nor registration for Ashley's vehicle. Investigating officers also discovered the vehicle had no insurance.
Ashley was arrested on the Ouachita Parish warrant, and during an inventory of his vehicle's contents deputies found several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Ashley reportedly has formally been charged as a fugitive from Ouachita Parish, possession of drug paraphernalia, no driver's license, no vehicle registration, no proof of insurance and no license plate. He is currently being held in Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.