Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Shooting lands one in jail

Christopher HallA Coushatta man is behind bars for allegedly firing his gun in the air and into his ex-wife's vehicle.

Christopher Hall, 25, of the 400 block of Swint Road, was arrested on warrants for aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property and simple battery.

Minden police Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Kirk Morgan answered a call of shots fired around 7 p.m. Friday, January 10, in the 600 block of Evans Street.

"When Morgan arrived, he saw a Chrysler automobile parked on the south side of Evans Street facing west," Cropper said. "It's back windshield was shattered with what he believed to be a bullet hole in the glass. The back passenger tire was flattening. The hub of the wheel was bent on the left side, and the hub cap was broken at the same location."

When Ofc. Chris McClaran arrived to assist, the two officers reportedly located three spent shell casings from a .380 caliber revolver near the vehicle.

"The female at the residence told officers that Hall had arrived at the residence to drop off their twin girls," Cropper said. "Hall began arguing with her. She asked him to remove the kids from the vehicle and he refused."

A shoving match ensued and the woman's boyfriend attempted to step between them.

"Hall retrieved a handgun from his person and fired one shot into the air with one of the little girls standing next to him," said the chief. "The child ran inside the residence. Hall fired another shot into the air and fired the four remaining shots at the victim's vehicle. Then, he left the scene."

According to the chief, Det. Chris Cheatham collected evidence and officers took statements that led to a warrant for Hall's arrest.

"On January 13, our officers learned Hall was in Shreveport," Cropper said. "They contacted the U.S. Marshals. They placed him under arrest and transported him to Caddo Correctional Center, where we picked him up and brought him back to Minden."

Hall was booked at the Minden Police Department and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center where he is held under bonds totaling $80,000.






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