MONROE, La. – (10/3/18) The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after he called 911 saying he’d been hit in the head with an axe and claimed ghosts put meth on him.
Michael Auttonberry, 59, was arrested on October 3, 2018.
According to the arrest report, deputies responded to a stabbing complaint at a residence in Monroe which was called in by the arrestee, Michael Auttonberry.
Once deputies arrived, they were met at the front door by Auttonberry who was cursing at them and people who were obviously not there.
Deputies say he was not calm nor was he cooperating. For officer safety, deputies placed Auttonberry in handcuffs. After careful inspection, deputies found that Auttonberry had not been stabbed in the head by an axe as he previously notified them.
Auttonberry said there were intruders inside his room and advised deputies to search. Deputies searched the room and didn’t see any intruders. Deputies did see an open brown paper bag containing approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine in plain view on the nightstand while searching.
Auttonberry said intruders put the methamphetamine there.
Deputies also found a labeled pill bottle containing approximately 1 gram of suspected methamphetamine on Auttonberry after he was arrested.
Auttonberry said a ghost or intruders put the meth on him and then said they were currently climbing out the window nearby, which deputies deemed inaccurate.
Ouachita Parish Sherriff’s Office Headquarters confirmed the complaint was called in to 911 by Auttonberry, as well all several other complaints which were unfounded upon investigation. Auttonberry was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, Schedule II and one count criminal mischief, giving false report to police.
His bond has not yet been set.