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DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -
A Beauregard Parish man was found dead Friday morning and one person was arrested, authorities said. Darrell G. Regan, 56, was found dead on the back porch of a neighbor's house, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses.
In an email to media, Moses said deputies were called to a home on Pumpkin Loop Rd. in the Bundick Lake area around 6:45 a.m. Friday. Moses said Regan was shot at his home and ran to his neighbor's house for help. Regan was shot in the chest.
The woman being held in connection with the homicide is behind bars, booked for murder.
A dirt road leads to the place off Pumpkin Loop, where a Regan was shot to death. Beauregard Sheriff's deputies say he was allegedly shot at his home and ran to a neighbors for help, but collapsed on the back porch. He was dead when he was discovered.
Regan's daughter, Theresa Tevy, of Baytown, Texas, came to the scene after getting a call from her grandmother. "From everything I've been told his body was found next door. Next, next door. He was apparently shot here and crawled for help next door and that's where they found him," said Tevy.
Dana Plunkett was arrested and booked on a charge of second degree murder. Tevy says her dad became involved with Plunkett a couple of years ago. Said Tevy, at the scene, "Every time her medication would go haywire, she would go haywire. So, we've had problems from the time they got together but I never thought it would come down to this."
Tevy said her dad was a fun loving person who will be greatly missed. "My dad was a wonderful dad. He was an absolutely wonderful person. He didn't have an enemy in the world because it didn't matter if he knew you or not. He would take the shirt off his back to give it to you. He was the jokester. It didn't matter how bad a situation was, he was making a joke about it. He loved life," said Tevy.
She says she hopes for justice and an outcome that protects the community. "I hope that wherever she gets put, she doesn't hurt anyone like this ever again. No one deserves that type of hurt," said Tevy.
Plunkett is being held in the Beauregard Parish Jail. At last word no bond had been set.
A news release from the Beauregard Sheriff's Department follows:
At approximately 6:4500 A.M. this morning BPSO deputies responded to a possible body on the back porch of a residence off of Pumpkin Loop road in the Bundick Lake area. Upon arrival deputies discovered 56 year old Darrell G. Regan deceased from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Upon further investigation it was determined he was shot at his residence and ran to his neighbor's house for assistance and collapsed on the back porch. A suspect, Dana Plunkett, has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder. It appears the victim and suspect were involved in some type of domestic relationship and a motive in the shooting has not been determined. Suspect is currently incarcerated at the BPSO correctional facility. Bond to be set.