Man arrested for carrying gun to top of LA State Capitol steps - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man arrested for carrying gun to top of LA State Capitol steps

Russell Vaughn (Source: EBRSO) Russell Vaughn (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police have identified and arrested 32 year old Greenwell Springs resident Russell W. Vaughn as the man who carried a gun to the top of the State Capitol steps Wednesday morning.

On June 19, 2013 around 11:15 am, Louisiana State Police say Vaughn walked to the top of the State Capitol steps holding what officials believed was a rifle.

LSP says Senate security approached Vaughn outside of the State Capitol doors and ordered Vaughn to drop the rifle. Vaughn refused to put down the rifle and ignored all directives from security.

The Senate security officer was able to secure the rifle, which turned out to be a BB/Pellet gun, before Vaughn fled the State Capitol grounds. Senate security was unable to detain or identify Vaughn before he fled in a black Chrysler 300.

On the morning of June 20, 2013, Vaughn was arrested on unrelated charges by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Shortly after Vaughn was arrested, LSP CIU investigators received an anonymous tip that Vaughn was involved in the State Capitol incident.

LSP CIU investigators verified that Vaughn owns a black Chrysler 300 before they questioned him in connection with the State Capitol incident. During questioning, Vaughn made incriminating statements to investigators. LSP CIU Investigators conferred with the EBR District Attorney's office before Vaughn was charged with Resisting Arrest.

The Louisiana State Police will continue to review all security measures currently in place at the State Capitol.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives tonight with storms possible, lower humidity the next few days

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front arrives tonight with storms possible, lower humidity the next few days

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:43:46 GMT
    Less humid Wednesday!Less humid Wednesday!

    A cold front will move through Southwest Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  This will bring noticeably drier air back to our area and that means we get a break from the humidity!  But it will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  The timing looks to be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The risk of severe weather is very low, but like last night, it is not zero!

    More >>

    A cold front will move through Southwest Louisiana late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  This will bring noticeably drier air back to our area and that means we get a break from the humidity!  But it will also bring scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight.  The timing looks to be between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday.  The risk of severe weather is very low, but like last night, it is not zero!

    More >>
  • Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Another cost increase for Prien Lake Elementary project

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:59:12 GMT
    (Source: www.gator995.com)(Source: www.gator995.com)

    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

    More >>

    It will take yet another chunk of tax dollars to complete a road and canopy at Prien Lake Elementary in Lake Charles. The student pick-up/drop-off area is needed to improve traffic congestion on Nelson Road. However, Calcasieu Parish taxpayers are on the hook for an additional $33,153 because of dirt issues. 

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

    UPDATE: Gage Meche recovering after second surgery

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:58:17 GMT
    Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)Gage Meche (Source: Facebook)

    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

    More >>

    The 7-year-old shot at an elementary school in Moss Bluff is undergoing surgery again. “Complications have arisen and Gage Meche is back in surgery," family attorney Ron Richard said. "The family asks for prayers.” The family announced Monday on the Facebook page Gage's Road to Recovery that he was brought to the ER in Lafayette due to complications. After the accidental shooting on Monday, May 15, Gage returned home from the hospital on Saturday. The shootin...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly