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Man Arrested for Two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder

Deputies were called out to the 8100 block of White Oak Highway on August 15th at 10:20 pm regarding a shooting incident.

Posted: Aug 17, 2020 10:37 AM

Deputies were called out to the 8100 block of White Oak Highway on August 15th at 10:20 pm regarding a shooting incident.

Deputies discovered that a disturbance between family members occurred. During the disturbance, one of the family members retrieved a firearm and shot at the other. Gunfire was returned in what appears to be self-defense. During this incident, two occupants were struck in the leg and were treated at a local hospital for their injuries.

Arrested for 2 counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder was James Matte, 55 of Branch. Matte was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

This investigation remains open.

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