Deputy: Man chased spouse, another man in vehicle, fired shots

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A Marion man was being held without bond Monday after gunshots were exchanged during an early Saturday morning incident in Farmerville.

Arrested on two felony counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property was Truman Gray Hicks, 53, of 137 George Byrnside Rd. A Third District Court judge ordered Hicks held without bond until a hearing could be held this week.

Union Parish sheriff’s deputies received a call that Hicks was chasing a vehicle occupied by his spouse and another man headed toward Farmerville about 5 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies located Hicks’ vehicle at a convenience store in Farmerville and he informed them that he had chased the other vehicle from his driveway until it stopped on La. Hwy. 549 and he argued with his wife until she drove off again.

He told deputies he continued the chase until the pickup truck stopped again at which time he approached the passenger’s side door while hitting the truck with a large stick. He told deputies that the man in the pickup produced a pistol and shot three holes in his truck’s door before leaving the scene but not before he grabbed a shotgun and fired it at the passenger’s side back tire.

The male victim stated that Hicks struck him with a blunt object injuring the ring finger on his right hand. The victim said Hicks went to his car and was coming back with a long gun and that’s when he fired three shots at Hicks, hitting his truck door. As the pair hurriedly drove away, they stated a gunshot was heard coming from Hicks’ direction.

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