Ferriday man arrested for resisting officers with force

Published 12:03 am Saturday, April 2, 2016

FERRIDAY — A Ferriday man is behind bars after allegedly resisting officers with force on Wednesday.

Roddrick Ford, 27, 211 Tennessee Ave., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal damage, domestic abuse and two counts of resisting a police officer with force.

Ferriday Police Department Chief Margaret Lawrence said officers were dispatched to an apartment on Kyle Road after an occupant was screaming so loudly for help that a neighbor called 911.

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Officers discovered that the female victim had minor bruising on the left side of her face. Her eyes and lips were also swollen, Lawrence said.When Ford stood up, officers allege he had been sitting on a knife and that a bag of marijuana fell on the floor.

Lawrence said when officers tried to handcuff Ford, he reportedly wrestled with them for several moments before officers were able to subdue him.

Lawrence said neither the officers nor Ford were injured in the altercation.

Annitta J. Taylor, 23, 200 Kyle Road Apt. 107, was charged with possession of marijuana after she is alleged to have picked up the bag of drugs that Ford reportedly dropped.

Officers returned for the marijuana and knife after putting Ford in the squad car.

Ford was being held at the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility without bond. Taylor was released on a $700 bond.