Ponchatoula Police arrest attempted murder suspect at local firearms store

Ponchatoula Perp arrest

PONCHATOULA, La. (WVUE) - A suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder was arrested today while attempting to purchase firearms, said Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson.

Tylen Edwards, 21, was in the process of purchasing a gun when the warrant check showed he had three active warrants out with the Ponchatoula Police Department. Street Crimes Agents were able to locate Edwards at the location of the business and arrest him.

Edwards had a newly purchased long gun with a 30-round magazine, Layrisson said.

Layrisson said that Edwards was booked on one count of attempted second-degree murder from a previous incident, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property, and one count of illegal discharge of a firearm.

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