Former DeSoto Parish Judge Arrested On Assault Charges
61-Year-old Robert E. Burgress, a retired DeSoto Parish District Judge, was arrested earlier this week on a charge of Aggravated Assault.
Mansfield Police arrested Burgess on Wednesday August 7th, after he had reportedly approached three men while carrying a firearm. Police say the confrontation took place in front of a home on Highland Dr in Mansfield, just off Highway 175. Three men told police that Burgess came towards them with a gun and threatened to kill them.
Police are continuing to investigate the situation, but took Burgess into custody, and charged him with one count of Aggravated Assault. He was booked into the DeSoto Parish Detention Center, and was released after posting a $1,000 cash bond.
Burgess served as a judge for 25 years before he retired in 2016.