Haughton man accused of home invasion, kidnapping
HAUGHTON, LA (KSLA) - A Haughton man was arrested Monday for his alleged role in a kidnapping and home invasion.
Bossier Parish Sheriff's deputies were called to East Trails End off Highway 3227 around 1 a.m. Monday on reports that a man, armed with a gun, had just busted into a home.
Deputies say the man and woman at the residence were acquaintances with the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Jeffrey McCoy. The victims reportedly told deputies that McCoy hit the woman in the face with the handgun then pointed the gun at the man.
The victims also said McCoy yelled at them then grabbed the woman by her hair and forced her out of the home and made her walk down the sidewalk, according to Bossier authorities.
Deputies say the male victim yelled to McCoy that the police were on their way and McCoy then shoved the woman down and ran towards the man back at the house. McCoy wasn't able to get into the residence and instead, ran to his vehicle which police say was parked on nearby Evangeline Lane.
Responding deputies searched the area, but were unable to find McCoy.
Around 1 p.m. Monday, detectives obtained arrest warrants for McCoy.
Bossier Sheriff's patrol detectives and deputies, along with Haughton police, surrounded McCoy's residence on S. Elm St.
McCoy was taken into custody around 4:30 p.m.
Deputies say McCoy has a lengthy criminal history, including multiple drug charges, felony theft and burglary.
He was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility where he is charged with home invasion, second degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a firearm.
McCoy's bond is set at $600,000.
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