Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 18000 block of Foreman Road regarding a report of an illegal discharge of a firearm on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at approximately 5:47 am. Deputies and detectives were able to contact Matthew Hayes by phone, but Hayes initially refused to exit the residence. The investigation revealed that a family member, of Hayes, was also inside the residence. Detectives continued to attempt to make contact with Hayes and have him exit the residence. Hayes later exited the residence unarmed and was taken into custody without incident. Hayes was transported to the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail and booked.
Further investigation at the scene revealed that the firearm was never discharged. The family member was not injured.
Matthew Hayes, Foreman Road, Iowa, Louisiana, 39 years of age. Hayes was booked into jail on charges of False Imprisonment (With Weapon) and Theft of a firearm. Bond has been set at $40,000.00.