Bail bondsman arrested for firing shots while pursuing fugitive
POSTED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:30pm
PAINCOURTVILLE, LA (NBC33) — Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Friday, January 31, 2014 at approximately 12:57pm, the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about shots being fired in the vicinity of Sugar Street, which is a residential area of Paincourtville.
Dispatch received information while deputies were en route that the shots were fired by a bail bondsman in pursuit of a fugitive.
Tyrone Williams, 39, owner of Tyrone Bail Bond Service along with an associate employee were attempting to apprehend a fugitive, Jermaine Moland, 38 of Belle Rose, who was wanted in Lafourche parish.
He was wanted on 3 counts of Contempt of Court and 1 count for Issuing Worthless Checks.
Witness accounts state that when the fugitive saw the bail bondsmen approaching the fugitive began to run away and Tyrone Williams fired several shots at him.
Police determined that Williams had fired his gun in an effort to scare and intimidate Jermaine Moland to stop running.
At that time Jermaine gave himself up to the bail bondsmen. Responding deputies were able to make contact with Williams and directed him to transport the fugitive to the Assumption Parish Detention Center. His bond was set for $5,000.
Tyrone Williams turned himself in on February 26, 2014 and was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.