Manhunt in Bossier City Leads to Drug, Weapons Arrest
A local man faces a laundry list of charges following a manhunt in a Bossier City neighborhood.
Officers were initially called to the Village Square Apartments in the 2600 block of Village Lane this afternoon to a report that 30-year-old Antonio Taylor beat his girlfriend's female relative while armed with a gun. The victim wasn't seriously hurt. Taylor took off in his vehicle after the incident.
A little later, police found Taylor's car at Zack's River Village Mobile Home Park in the 2300 block of Barksdale Boulevard. When officers approached, Taylor took off on foot, carrying a backpack. He was chased down by police and ultimately found hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2300 block of Julia Street.
Taylor had ditched his backpack behind a nearby house. Inside it, police found two firearms, one of them loaded, one pound of suspected marijuana, a small amount of suspected meth and a scale. Taylor also had more than $2,200 on him at the time.
Taylor is charged with simple burglary, aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting an officer, possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and driving with a suspended license.
He was also found to have two outstanding warrants out of DeSoto Parish and Montgomery County, Texas. He's been booked into the Bossier City Jail.