On Dec. 17, Steve Shondale Studdard, 38, of Wallace Circle in Minden, found himself in a world of hurt when Webster Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported fight on Kings Highway in Minden. Studdard, who appeared to be intoxicated, stated he had been beaten and his truck had been stolen. He complained of injuries to his arm and hand. While deputies searched the surrounding neighborhoods for the truck, Studdard gave additional statements to the remaining deputy. Noticing that Studdard was not wearing a coat or heavy clothing, invited Studdard to sit in the patrol unit to escape the cold elem
For officer safety Studdard consented to a pat-down of his person to insure he had no weapons. And he didn’t. Unless you count a large number of legend and prescription narcotics (Lorazepam, and Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone Bitartrate), which were wrapped in cellophane in Studdard’s pockets, as chemical weapons.
Studdard was transported for medical treatment to a local hospital and upon release was taken into custody. Studdard was charged with possession of a CDS Schedule III; Possession of a CDS Schedule IV with intent to distribute; and disturbing the peace.
Studdard’s truck was located and recovered at a neighbor’s house. Further investigation into the incident revealed that Studdard, while attempting to operate his vehicle under impairment, ran into his neighbor’s vehicle. The neighbor then refused to let Studdard get back behind the wheel due to his impairment. A physical altercation ensued. The neighbor, in an effort to keep Studdard from driving, temporarily relocated the truck next door until Studdard regained sobriety.