Deputies arrest man wanted since January

AMITE — An Amite man wanted since January on multiple drug counts and battery on a police officer was located and arrested Wednesday, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies received information Wednesday morning on the whereabouts of William David Jenkins, 47, and found him at 209 W. Palmetto St. in Amite, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release.

When deputies arrived, Jenkins allegedly fled on foot and refused to comply with their commands, Panepinto said.

Deputy Albert Sharp unleashed K-9 Titan to help apprehend Jenkins, who continued to aggressively resist when the dog caught up with him, Panepinto said.

After a brief struggle, however, Jenkins was subdued and taken to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

Jenkins was wanted on active warrants for four counts of possession with the intent to distribute a legend drug, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance, one count of battery on a police officer, one count of obstructing a roadway and two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence, Panepinto said.

Panepinto said Jenkins was also booked with two counts of resisting arrest by force or violence and one count of battery on a police dog.