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Four people accused in New Llano drive-by shooting, no injuries reported

FROM STAFF REPORTS
VERNON PARISH -- Four people are accused in a drive-by shooting incident that happened over the weekend.

According to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, booked in the case were 20-year-old Latesha Boseman, of New Llano; 25-year-old Conrad Patterson; 19-year-old Marcus Holmes Jr.; and 20-year-old Alex Taliaferro, all of Fort Polk.

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft said their arrests came as a result of a joint investigation between the Sheriff’s Office and the New Llano Police Department.

Craft said no injuries were reported.

The parish 911 emergency service center received a 911 call at approximately 5 a.m. Saturday. The caller indicated that several gun shots had been fired at her apartment complex located in New Llano, Craft said.

"Officers with the New Llano Police Department and deputies with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office responded and observed a late model sedan with damage believed to be have been caused by the gun shots. Officers were advised by witnesses at the scene that a late model Cadillac sedan was seen leaving the apartment complex at the time of the incident," Craft said in a release.

Craft said officers began to canvas the area in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle.  

"The military police were contacted and provided with a description of the vehicle. A short time later, military police officers located the vehicle as it attempted to pass through the gates at Fort Polk," Craft said.

Craft said all four suspects were detained by military police and a firearm was located within the vehicle.

"The four suspects were transported from Fort Polk to the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office where they were arrested and booked into the VPSO jail," Craft said.

All four were booked on assault by drive-by shooting, illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal damage to property and criminal conspiracy to commit a drive-by shooting. All four remain in the Vernon Parish Jail as no bond amount has been set.

"There were no reports of injuries at the scene. The victim’s vehicle did suffer significant damage as a result of the incident. Detectives also located what is believed to be a gunshot point of entry in the side of the apartment building. Detectives and deputies did process the scene for forensic evidence," Craft added.

The investigation continues, and Craft said additional charges are possible.
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