On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at approximately 5:00 am, an off-duty deputy exited a residence in the area of Chitimacha Trail and Flatown Road in Charenton and observed 2 subjects near a parked vehicle. The subjects fled on foot. The deputy identified themselves as law enforcement and ordered the subjects to stop. Several gunshots were then fired in the direction of the deputy. The deputy returned fire. The deputy was not injured. No other injuries have been reported.
During a search of the area for the suspects, deputies located a subject and identified him as 24- year-old Terrel Williams, IV of 204 Pickett Lane in Franklin. Deputies found evidence that Williams entered onto the private property and was attempting to steal the wheels from the vehicle. Deputies also located 3 active warrants for his arrest. Williams was booked at 1:53 pm on the following warrants:
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of battery of a police officer, resisting an officer, and criminal damage to property
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charge of criminal neglect of family
- Warrant for failure to appear on the charges of failure to stop at a stop sign and no driver’s license
Additional charges of trespassing and attempted theft are pending.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960, 985-384-1622, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can remain anonymous.
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