Jeffery Scott Humphries, left, is escorted into the Dixie Inn Police Department by Chief Jim Edwards, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Capt. Don Smith, Deputy Joel Thomas and Dixie Inn police officer Kenneth Gay Thursday (Source: Minden Press Herald)
DIXIE INN, LA (KSLA) -
When Jeffery Humphries, a former DeSoto Parish deputy and accomplished MMA fighter, arrived at the Buzz Buy truck stop in Dixie Inn Thursday afternoon, employees recognized him and called police.
Dixie Inn police Chief James Edwards says he knew exactly who he and just a couple of officers from his small department were about to confront, and they wasted no time getting there. "Obviously, we were aware he was possibly armed and dangerous and we also knew about his martial arts skills," said Chief Edwards.
Edwards says he put his fears aside, and let his training kick in. "We approached him from behind, from the rear, so he didn't see us coming."
Humphries was found sitting in the truckers lounge at a booth sipping on a soft drink. According to Edwards he seemed surprised and taken off-guard when he heard an officer ask for his ID.
"He was reading a book when we approached him," said Edwards, who reportedly told police his real name. "He said he wasn't going to cause any problems, and he was very compliant, because he was just wore out, he told us that he was tired and had been running."
The man known for his physical endurance, strength and competitive edge was exhausted.
However, it appears that Humphries didn't plan on staying at the Buzz Buy Truck Stop for long. He told police he had planned to meet a cab there, and that was going to be his ride out of town. I20 was only a few hundred yards away.
"A cab had actually shown up the same time we did. And so once we had him in custody, of course, the taxi realized he wasn't going to be needed. He was only a few minutes from getting in the cab and heading out," said Edwards.
Humphries, 34, remains in the Bossier Max jail on a $300,000 bond, charged with 3 counts of molestation of a juvenile.