Fight over texting gets physical

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:28am

Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says a man and woman were arrested late Monday night after an argument got physical when the man got mad at the woman for texting and driving while traveling on I-20.

Sheena L. Engel, 51, of Sarepta, was driving a vehicle n I-20 with  Stephen C. Bryant, 56, of  Shreveport, when the two began arguing just before midnight.

Stephen Bryant

Bryant  told deputies he and Engel had been arguing since leaving Minden earlier, and he got mad at her when she starting texting on her cell phone while driving.

The verbal argument got physical when Bryant took the cell phone away from Engel, and she started striking and clawing him on his arm. Bryant then struck Engel on the arm and pulled her hair. Engel stopped the vehicle, and Bryant exited the vehicle and started walking down I-20. Engel then drove up behind Bryant, striking him with the passenger side mirror, causing the mirror to break, and leaving a red mark on the left side of his stomach.

Deputies also found a small baggie on Engel containing suspected methamphetamine, as well as pill bottles containing an assortment of pills that could not be immediately identified.
Engel was charged with aggravated battery and possession of Schedule II (meth), while Bryant was charged with simple battery. They were taken to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking; bonds are pending.

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