Daigle has lengthy criminal history, including previous charge of battery of a police officer

Published: Aug. 24, 2015 at 2:36 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2015 at 2:36 AM CDT
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Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
Kevin Daigle (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The man suspected in a shooting of a state trooper near Bell City Sunday afternoon was previously charged with battery of a police officer.

Kevin Daigle, 54, has a lengthy criminal history in Jeff Davis Parish, according to information provided by Sheriff Ivy Woods.

Authorities said Daigle shot State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, in the head during a traffic incident. Daigle is to be charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer. Click HERE for more information on the shooting.

Daigle has previously been booked into the Jeff Davis Parish jail at least 12 times, dating to 1987. His arrest history includes bookings for theft, battery, drugs and DWI.

He was charged with battery of a police officer in 2003, at which time he was also charged with aggravated assault by domestic abuse and two counts of simple burglary.

In 2012, Daigle was arrested on counts of simple arson and conspiring to commit arson.

Daigle had two addresses in Jeff Davis Parish, but was not living at either of those, Woods said. Daigle was living in Moss Bluff with a friend, whose truck he was driving at the time of the incident.

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