Haughton man arrested for cruelty and assault

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:16pm

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a Haughton man was arrested early this morning for cruelty to the infirmed, simple battery, simple assault and theft.
Joseph David Ogletree, 20, of the 2100 block of Rodgers Lane, was taken into custody when he was staying at his sister’s residence. His sister’s father, who is blind and suffers from mild mental retardation, and her young daughter, both live with her.
After Ogletree’s sister went to bed, he began to harass and abuse the disabled father. He put BENGAY on his head, pushed him down onto the kitchen floor and put him in a headlock. The father was eventually allowed to get up and go to bed.
Ogletree then poured a large amount of water onto the father and his bed. He then forced the father out the back door and locked him outside. The father was very wet and the outside temperature was in the low 60s.
At that point, Ogletree’s sister awoke and intervened. She was able to get her father back inside, even though Ogletree was threatening to kill her father if he was allowed back in. Once the father was inside again, Ogletree shoved him down in the hallway and told his sister he was going to kill her father after she went to bed. The father was in the room and heard the threats.
When Ogletree was arrested, he had two backpacks in his possession. When his bags were searched and inventoried, two Naproxin prescription tablets were found in them. The tablets belonged to Ogletree’s sister and she told Bossier Sheriff’s deputies he should not have them.
Ogletree was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility and booked. His bond is pending.


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