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Five area men indicted on attempted murder charges

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Harlen Leewayne Cole. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department) Harlen Leewayne Cole. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)
Damonte Davon Gillespie. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Damonte Davon Gillespie. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Manka Alonzo Melson. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Manka Alonzo Melson. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Ashten Lemalle Spikes. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department) Ashten Lemalle Spikes. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)
Travon Shemar Watson. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department) Travon Shemar Watson. (Source: DeQuincy Police Department)
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Five Southwest Louisiana men were indicted Thursday in connection with an April shooting in DeQuincy.

Harlen Leewayne Cole, Damonte Davon Gillespie, Ashten Lemalle Spikes, Travon Shemar Watson and Manka Alonzo Melson were indicted on charges of attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery.

A 15-year-old juvenile was facing the same charges but was not indicted Thursday because his case had already been disposed of in the juvenile court system.

The charges stem from a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Authorities said the victim was shot during an attempted robbery and was treated and released from a local hospital.

Spikes, 19, Cole, 18, Gillespie, 17, and Watson, 18, are from DeQuincy. Melson, 18, is from Vinton.

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