Minden Press-Herald

Sep 30th

Attempted Murder


Doyline man arrested for trying to shoot woman

A Doyline man is in jail today on charges of attempted murder.

According to Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton, Mirio Lendell Thompson, 26, of Ward Street in Doyline was arrested Sunday for attempted first degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting and criminal damage to property.

"Thompson tried to enter the Ward Street home of a Doyline woman early Sunday morning," Sexton said. "When she refused to allow him into her home, he returned to his vehicle and allegedly fired his .45 caliber weapon twice into the bedroom window of her home where she was standing."

The victim was not struck by the gunshots and she reportedly fled her home to get a better description of the vehicle as it left her property.

Doyline Police Chief Robert Hayden, who was assisted by sheriff's deputies and Minden police officers, said the vehicle was found later that day inside the Minden city limits.

"Deputies recovered two .45 caliber shell casings inside the truck, and these matched the type of slugs that went through the victim's bedroom window," Hayden said. "Those slugs were launched both into the siding and framework of the woman's home, as well as through her window and into her dresser mirror, shattering glass throughout her bedroom."

According to reports, the vehicle was registered to Thompson's uncle, who told officers his nephew borrowed the truck that morning. This report matched accounts from other witnesses.

Thompson was turned over to authorities by his stepmother and brought in for questioning.

"He did not confirm nor deny his actions," Hayden said. "But with evidence and reports from witnesses and his own family, we believe he's our shooter."

Thompson was booked on all charges at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.






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