CPSO responds to shooting

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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Caddo deputies are searching for a man who broke into a residence and held a family at gunpoint Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Just before 10 p.m., James Salone, 56, broke into the house at 10955 Springridge Texas State Line Road where his ex-girlfriend and her children ages 12 and 14 lived with Terry Thomas. Salone confronted the woman and Thomas and fired several shots inside the residence, striking Thomas twice in the buttocks. Thomas escaped from the house and was taken to Ochsner LSU Health by ambulance.

Inside the residence, Salone bound the woman and children and held and them at gunpoint. When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect went outside and the woman and children were able to flee the house. They were uninjured.

While outside, the suspect fired multiple shots at deputies and the woman and children before retreating back inside the residence.

The Caddo Sheriff's Special Response Team was called to the scene and searched the residence but Salone could not be found. Deputies also searched his residence in the 10000 block of Locke Road in Keithville but did not find him there.

Sheriff's Det. Jeremy Prudhomme obtained a warrant for Salone's arrest charging him with one count of attempted first-degree murder. Additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 675-2170 immediately. 


For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666