Sixty Year Old Louisiana Man Captures Couple at Gunpoint Who Were on Cross Country Crime Spree

June 16 2014
by GSL Staff
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Source: thenewsstar.com Archive: WebCite.org

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A sixty year old man in West Monroe, Louisiana was able to apprehended two suspects who were apparently on a cross country crime spree by holding them at gunpoint until police arrived.

According to local media reports, Kristen Haggard, age 19, and Buddy Myers, also age 19 are the suspects in an attack on the sixty year old victim. Myers reportedly attacked a 60 year old man as he was walking back to his truck.

The victim was thrown to the ground and suffered injuries to his face and head. Fortunately, during the altercation, the victim was able to get his hands on a firearm that he kept in his truck.

Myers fled the area, but the victim was able to hold Haggard at gunpoint. Eventually Myers returned to the area and was also held at gunpoint by the victim. Police arrived and took the suspects into custody.

During their investigation, police found that the suspects planned to steal the victim’s truck. They were also found to be traveling in a car that was stolen from Arkansas. The pair also admitted to an attempted burglary in the same area where the assault took place.

According to The News Star, both suspects are now behind bars,

Both were booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. Myers was charged with simple robbery, simple battery, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and illegal possession of stolen things. Haggard was charged with accessory after the fact and illegal possession of stolen things.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides.

This is the 23rd defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Louisiana and the 1,167th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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