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Hext bruised in car theft incident

By Alda Clark

Jeffery Hext of DeQuincy was on his way home from work near DeRidder when he witnessed a car running into a light pole. He stopped to help the man in the wrecked car, Bobby Ray Best, 34, of Westlake.

Best got out of the wrecked car and into the car Hext was driving and started to leave the scene. Hext tried to call for help and then tried to stop Best from leaving. The car drug Hext down the road for a good distance causing multiple cuts and bruises to his head and arms. Hext's car, which belonged to Jerry Hext Sr. of DeQuincy was found in Rosepine along with Best.

The car will be released to the owner at a later date. Besides being hurt, Hext lost several days of work, possibly the tools he works with, and maybe the most important thing, his faith in his fellowman.

Best is being held in Vernon Parish and will face charges in Beauregard later this week. Det. Jonathon Davis is investigating.

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