Manhunt Suspended, Public Danger Ended


There is no continuing danger to members of the public following a manhunt conducted Sunday by the Sheriff’s Office. There were four suspects sought and two were captured.

A statement from Sheriff Glen Edwards to The Journal said:

“There was a manhunt off of LA 1 yesterday morning which resulted from an attempted home invasion. Two suspects have been apprehended and charged. Although two suspects are outstanding, they are no longer in the area. I am providing this information so that you are assured that the public is no longer in danger. Any release of information at this point would be counterproductive to our investigation and would hamper the identification and apprehension of additional suspects. We will do our best to issue a press release in the near future.”

Neighbors told The Journal the incident occurred in the Grand Bayou Loop area. One lady said deputies came to her home and told her to remain inside with the doors locked. Others reported seeing a large number of officers taking part in the search. And a spokesman for State Police said they had one unit dispatched to the scene for a time.

The Journal spoke with a Sheriff’s spokesperson who said the most important point is to reassure the public that there is no continuing danger from the incident.

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