Rosepine man returns to party with gun, threatens others
Published 9:40 am Thursday, July 7, 2022
A Rosepine man is facing multiple charges after allegedly becoming intoxicated at a Fourth of July party over the holiday weekend and threatening fellow party goers with a handgun.
Bradford Lewis Moyers, 46, was arrested Monday night and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, disturbing the peace/drunkenness, resisting a police officer with force or violence and aggravated assault upon a peace officer after Vernon Parish authorities said he refused to follow instructions from officers at the scene and became aggressive with them.
According to investigators, the incident occurred Monday evening at a residence in the area of Tilley Road in Rosepine. Deputies were called to the home after Moyers allegedly left the party to return to his own home in the neighborhood, and then returned to the party with a pistol and began making threats.
Moyers allegedly pointed the gun at two individuals. When deputies arrived at the scene, they reported Moyers had a chain wrapped around his hand and came at deputies “in an aggressive manner.”
Deputies reported that Moyers refused to comply with verbal commands and was hit with a taser gun twice, but was able to remove one of the taser prongs from his body and continued to aggressively pursue a deputy.
Authorities said the deputy was forced to point his duty weapon at Moyers in order to at last get him to comply and lay down on the ground.
Moyers was booked into the Vernon Parish Jail with no bond set.