Since being elected your Sheriff, it has been my goal to be completely transparent with the public regarding my administration.
Immediately upon learning of the actions taken by Reserve Deputy Dustin Cartinez at “The Border” lounge, his status as a Reserve Deputy was suspended and his commission was later revoked. He is no longer affiliated with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Part of the prior media release was meant to detail Cartinez’s past affiliation with the Sheriff’s Office and was not intended to commend his service.
“The Border” Lounge is located within the city limits of Zwolle; therefore, Zwolle Police Department is the lead investigating agency. The case is still under investigation by Zwolle PD.
Dustin Cartinez, Kobe Cartinez and Payton Lindsey were all charged with Second Degree Battery (Felony) and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center. All arrests were made by Zwolle PD with full support of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.
It is the goal of all law enforcement involved that justice be served.
My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Mr Parrie and his family.
** The Border Lounge Fight Update**
Monday, December 5, 2022, 11:00AM
Zwolle Police Officers have arrested Kobe Cartinez in an investigation of a fight which occurred at “The Border” lounge Friday night.
Cartinez is currently being booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Second Degree Battery.
Bond is pending at this time by the 11th Judicial District Court.
** The Border Lounge Fight Update**
Monday, December 5, 2022, 8:45AM
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports an update in the investigation of the fight at “The Border” lounge in Zwolle Friday night.
Zwolle Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Kobe Alynn Cartinez (age-22) of Many for Second Degree Battery.
Kobe is the son of Dustin Cartinez, who was arrested shortly after the fight that night, along with Payton Lindsey.
Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies are attempting to locate Kobe Cartinez at this time.
If anyone has information of Kobe’s whereabouts, please contact Zwolle PD at 318-645-6141 or call Crime Stoppers at 318-256-4511, or submit a tip through our Sabine Parish Sheriff App.
(All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)
** Original SPSO Press Release**
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports an altercation that occurred at “The Border” lounge in the City of Zwolle early Saturday morning, Dec. 3.
At approximately 1AM Saturday morning, a fight occurred between several subjects inside the bar, then it moved outside.
Zwolle Police Officers and Sabine Parish Sheriff Deputies responded.
Officers determined Bobby Parrie Jr, Dustin Cartinez, and Payton Lindsey were involved in the fight.
Parrie Jr was seriously injured in this altercation, and he was later taken to a Shreveport hospital, where he remains at this time.
The Zwolle Police Department is the investigating agency in this case. More arrests and charges are pending at this time.
Cartinez is a commissioned, volunteer Reserve Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office, who was not on duty at the time of the incident.
This commission allowed Cartinez to assist with several drownings on Toledo Bend Lake using his marine vessel. Cartinez was also a full-time correctional officer under a former Sheriff’s administration.
Dustin Dewitt Cartinez (age-39) of Many was arrested and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Second Degree Battery.
Payton E Lindsey (age-24) of Zwolle was arrested and booked into the Sabine Parish Women’s Jail for Second Degree Battery.
Cartinez and Lindsey’s bonds were set at $8000 each by the 11th Judicial District Court and they both bonded.
Sheriff Mitchell said Cartinez’s status as a commissioned Reserve Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office has been suspended.
Sheriff Mitchell asked everyone to pray for Mr Parrie Jr’s speedy recovery.
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