(Press Release) On August 16th , 2016, the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to criminal sexual conduct that had recently occurred. The complainant indicated to have received information that Brian James Begeal, 30 of Pineville, had engaged in criminal sexual acts with a juvenile on one or more occasions. The case was turned over to Sheriff’s Detectives for further investigation and during their investigation, Detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause which supported the allegations.
On August 19th , 2016, warrants were obtained for Begeal’s arrest in reference to Felony Carnal Knowledge, Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor and Indecent Behavior With Juveniles. On August 20th , 2016, Patrol Deputies along with a K-9 Unit attempted to locate Begeal at his residence in Pineville but were unsuccessful.
An info caller later reported that after deputies initial visit to the residence, Begeal armed himself with a knife and entered a nearby wooded area. Deputies later located Begeal walking on Paper Mill Cut Off Rd. in Pineville and following a brief standoff, Begeal relinquished the knife and was taken into custody without further incident.
Begeal was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to the warrants and remains there in lieu of posting a $300,000 bond.
Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing.