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Former DeSoto deputy wanted on child molestation taken to Webster Parish jail

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Jeffery Humphries, 34 (Source: Louisiana State Police) Jeffery Humphries, 34 (Source: Louisiana State Police)
DIXIE INN, LA (KSLA) -

Louisiana State Police confirm that the former DeSoto Parish Sheriff's deputy wanted on molestation charges has been taken into custody in Dixie Inn, Louisiana.

Jeffery Humphries, 34 of Stonewall, was wanted for three counts of molestation of juveniles in Bossier Parish. Dixie Inn police reportedly took him into custody at a truck stop just after 3 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, employees at the truck recognized Humphries and called authorities. Two officers from the Dixie Inn Police Department responded to the scene and took Humphries into custody without any problems.

State police are on their way to pick him up and take him to the Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center in Webster Parish for booking.

Wednesday evening, state police searched a building in Minden where Humphries' attorney Eric Johnson has an office. Troopers suspected he may have been there, but did not find him, though they did find an unexplained broken window.

Police had said the public should be cautious and not approach Humphries due to his extensive background in law enforcement and military experience. He also is a trained martial arts fighter.

"We did have a few complaints, like every deputy, and had a few investigations," said DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle. "As far as his work: A good employee."

Arbuckle hired Humphries a few years ago and assigned him to the narcotics division.

According to Humphries Facebook page he left the DPSO in April when he was the focus of an internal investigation, that had nothing to do with the molestation charges out of Bossier Parish, Arbuckle said.

"We were currently doing an internal investigation and while we were in the investigation he came to me and said he had signed a contract with a promoter who does the MMA fighting, and he had opened a gym, and he had too much interest in his personal business, and he didn't think he could do the sheriff's department," Arbuckle said.

This story is developing. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates as they become available.

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