Standoff ends with arrest of wanted Bienville man

Monday night Bienville Parish deputies arrested Phillip A. Page, 39, of La. Highway 4  in Bienville, on arrest warrants charging him with second degree kidnapping and aggravated second degree battery which stemmed from an incident on July 8. 

According to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department, Page and a female accomplice are alleged to have tied up an individual and tortured him for undisclosed reasons until he was able to escape and report to authorities. 

Page had been eluding law enforcement since the incident until his capture Monday evening following a short chase by deputies. Page had reportedly said if confronted by law enforcement “things would get bloody.” 

Deputies located Page on Madden Mill Creek Road in southwest Bienville Parish. He  fled to a residence on Watts Road where deputies confronted him. Page, who was operating a 2001 Ford F-150, ignored deputies’ commands to exit his vehicle and surrender. He fled the scene in the pickup followed by the deputies. In the short pursuit, Page attempted to force a fire department vehicle off the roadway on La. Highway 154. 

Shortly thereafter, Page was forced off La. 792 just north of its intersection with La. 154. His vehicle came to rest behind the Jamestown Post Office. Deputies surrounded Page who was still seated in his vehicle and observed he was in possession of a long gun. Deputies maintained cover while giving Page commands to surrender. Following a two-hour standoff, Page surrendered without further incident. 

Page was additionally charged with aggravated flight from an officer, possession of firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia and lodged in the Bienville Parish jail pending a court appearance.

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