Texas man faces multiple charges after being found sleeping near railroad tracks in Choudrant

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By T. Scott Boatright

Erick Keene, 56, of San Antonio, remained in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a $500 bond on Thursday on charges of criminal trespass, resisting an officer, disturbing the peace by public intoxication and disturbing the peace by loud and profane language.

According to Keene’s arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s office deputies went to the Walker Road Railroad Track Crossing in Choudrant around 4:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a man lying on a tarp dangerously close to the train tracks.

Keene’s arrest affidavit says that when deputies approached the suspect and asked if he was OK, Keene allegedly stood up and took an aggressive stance, clenching his fists and calling a LPSO deputy a “communist government agent.”

The suspect was reportedly foaming at the mouth and deputies saw several beer cans scattered around the area he was found sleeping.

Keene’s arrest affidavit says he continued to yell at the deputies, using profanity, and also yelling about “the government, the CIA, aliens and spaceships.”

The arrest report said that after Keene eventually became compliant to verbal commands, he was advised of his Miranda rights, handcuffed and transported to the detention center without incident.



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