Moss Bluff man indicted on attempted second-degree murder charge

Moss Bluff man indicted on attempted second-degree murder charge
Robert Moreau is charged with second-degree murder after a domestic incident in Moss Bluff (Source: CPSO)

MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) - A Moss Bluff man was indicted today on multiple charges after he allegedly shot at his wife then fled from police.

The indictment comes after Robert Leonard Moreau got into a physical fight with his wife and children outside their home on Oct. 20, 2018.

During their investigation detectives learned that Moreau had threatened to shoot his wife with a pistol he had sitting in his lap earlier that day when they were driving home.

The victim then told detectives that after arriving home she stepped outside the residence and Moreau followed her, firing a shot from the pistol. A struggle broke out between the two and the couple’s three boys, ages 14, 12, and 10, came to their mother’s aid. During the struggle, the gun was allegedly dropped by Moreau and one of the children was able to retrieve it and unload it. At this time, another one of the children ran into the home and got another firearm and demanded Moreau get off the victim.

Moreau went back inside the house and the children and wife ran across the street to a neighbor’s home, where they hid until deputies arrived. Deputies received the call about Moreau walking around outside the residence with a semi-automatic rifle and a ballistic vest around 10 p.m., according to information from Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kim Myers.

As deputies arrived at the house, they observed the suspect fleeing the scene in his truck.

Deputies attempted to stop Moreau but he refused and led officers on a chase for approximately four miles. According to Mancuso, once Moreau exited the truck he yelled for deputies to shoot and kill him. Officers used tasers in order to subdue him and take him into custody.

The woman told deputies there were approximately 30 guns inside the residence along with thousands of rounds of ammo and additional ballistic vests.

According to the indictment handed down by the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office, Moreau is charged with attempted-second degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon in commission of crime of violence, domestic abuse child endangerment, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

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