Man attacks roommate

Lincoln Parish deputies responded to a Garr Road address about 3:30 Saturday morning regarding a fight in progress.

An investigation led to the arrest of Japhus Briggs, 65, of Grambling for simple battery after he allegedly attacked his roommate in his sleep. 

Briggs apparently awoke to find his wallet on his bed instead of in his pants pocket. He hit the victim while he was sleeping and accused him of stealing his money. A fight ensued that carried on into the front yard.

Deputies observed Briggs showed signs of intoxication. He was arrested and transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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