Livingston Parish deputies shoot, wound man during arrest

A man is in a Baton Rouge hospital following a short chase Sunday morning in Watson that ended with Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputies shooting his vehicle several times when he drove straight at them, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Sunday.

Jessie R. Mouille, 20, of Denham Springs, is being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and is expected to fully recover, sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Steele said.

When Mouille is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center, but Steele did not know on what counts he will be booked.

Steele said she did not know how many times deputies fired at Mouille or how many times he was struck, citing the ongoing investigation.

The incident began at 9:30 a.m., when deputies arrived in the 34000 block of Robbie Lee Drive in response to a domestic abuse battery complaint, Steele said.

Deputies learned there was a warrant out for Mouille’s arrest for illegal possession of stolen things, but when they tried to arrest him, he became uncooperative and ran from deputies, Steele said.

He hopped into a vehicle and drove into an open field where deputies had set up a barricade to stop him, Steele said.

Instead of stopping, Mouille continued straight at deputies, at which time they began firing at him, Steele said.

Mouille veered away from the deputies and continued driving until deputies caught up to him at the Tiger Grocery & Deli at Arnold and Linder roads, Steele said.

No deputies were injured, Steele said.