Mount Hermon shooting spree suspects face more charges

Mount Hermon shooting spree suspects face more charges
Bailey Koon. Source: D.A.'s office
Dakota Tetreau. Source: D.A.'s office
Dakota Tetreau. Source: D.A.'s office
Desmond Warren. Source: D.A.'s Office
Desmond Warren. Source: D.A.'s Office

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Three suspects accused in a Mount Hermon shooting spree are facing additional charges, according to the district attorney.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April 2017.

Bailey Koon, 18, of Franklinton, Dakota Tetreau, 20, of Franklinton; and Desmond Warren, 19, of Mount Hermonre now charged with a total of:

  • 9 counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities
  • 19 counts of simple criminal damage to property
  • 9 counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.

That includes seven new charges--three counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, three counts of aggravated criminal damage and one count of simple criminal damage, according to Montgomery.

Koon, Tetreau, and Warren are accused in the incident that happened on April 11, 2017, between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

According to the report, residents in a rural Mount Hermon community were awakened by gunfire.

At least 13 homes and outbuildings were damaged, as well as 9 vehicles and mailboxes. In some instances, the bullets struck inches of where someone was sleeping, according to the report.

After a five-month investigation by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, the men were arrested in September 2017.

The District Attorney's Office charged them two months later with the first 30 counts.

After further review and investigation, the seven additional charges were added to the amended charging document signed Tuesday by Montgomery.

Montgomery asks that any known victims who have not been in touch with the District Attorney's Office about restitution to call (985) 335-1066 no later than June 30, 2018.

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