Merryville man arrested on attempted murder charge

Chalies Taylor (Source: BPSO)
Chalies Taylor (Source: BPSO)

MERRYVILLE, LA (KPLC) - Beauregard Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on Saturday morning for attempted second degree murder.

72-year-old Chalies Taylor of Merryville was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a firearm.

Deputies and members of the Swat team responded to Taylor's residence on Saturday morning after they received a report that a woman was shot at the residence.

The victim, identified as 64-year-old Lucille Thompson, was shot in the shoulder. She was treated at a local hospital and released.

According to authorities, Taylor was taken into custody without incident and was processed into the Beauregard Parish Jail. His bond has not yet been set.

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