AMITE — The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating an Amite man wanted on numerous outstanding warrants, including felony drug charges and battery on a police officer.
Sheriff’s deputies stopped and questioned William David Jenkins, 47, Amite, about 10 p.m. Monday after finding him riding a bicycle southbound on Sycamore Street, Sheriff Daniel Edwards said in a news release.
Jenkins appeared nervous and could not explain why he was in the area, Edwards said.
Deputies found a metal pipe containing suspected cocaine residue in Jenkins’ front pocket and a small envelope of cash, the sheriff said.
As the deputies tried to detain Jenkins, he allegedly became violently aggressive and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, Edwards said.
Jenkins is wanted on 10 active warrants, Edwards said.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jenkins is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (800) 554-5245.