Leesville Man Arrested for Murdering His Wife

destin rederPress Release – Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the June 23, 2016 arrest of Destin Reder, age 22, of Leesville.

The Vernon Parish E-911 Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 6:39 a.m. this morning regarding an unresponsive female at a residence located on Jeane Chapel Road.

Deputies and Detectives responded to the scene and upon arrival were told that the female had possibly overdosed on prescription pills.

Upon entry into the residence Detectives witnessed a deceased female later identified as Samantha Johnson Reder, age 22, of Leesville.

During the course of the investigation Detectives determined that information provided by persons at the scene was not consistent with the physical evidence at the scene.

Destin Reder, the husband of the deceased, was transported to the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed by Detectives.

During the interview Reder admitted that he and the deceased had in fact been involved in a physical altercation prior to her death.

Destin Reder was arrested and charged with one count of Second Degree Murder. Bond has not been set and Reder remains in the VPSO jail.

The investigation into the death of Samantha Johnson Reder is ongoing.