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Crawfish farmer accused of attempting to run people over catching crawfish in roadside ditch

Posted at 10:17 AM, May 15, 2019

Jefferson Davis Parish – A 57-year-old Roanoke man is accused of attempting to run pedestrians over that were catching crawfish in a roadside ditch in Jefferson Davis Parish.

On April 18, 2019, deputies were called to LA Hwy. 26 and LA 1126 in reference to the incident, according to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey, spokesperson for the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were provided a video of the vehicle driving on the shoulder of the roadway near eleven pedestrians, including children, stated Ivey. The vehicle and driver had left the scene before deputies arrived.

An investigation was completed and presented to the DA office for review.

An arrest warrant for Dwight J. Hollier was signed and served on May 14, 2019.

Hollier owns a crawfish farm next to the ditches, according to Chief Deputy Ivey.

He was arrested for aggravated assault and booked into the parish jail.

Hollier bonded out on $500 bond.