Police charge juvie with second degree attempted murder

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in the hit-and-run, carjacking/ child abduction incident that took place early that morning at Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy. 531 in Minden.

Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said the juvenile was arrested in Shreveport late for trespassing late Tuesday afternoon. 

His charges will include attempted second degree murder and bond is set at $2.5 million.

McIver said authorities are fairly – but not 100 percent – certain of the other suspect’s identity.

“We hope the 16-year-old will be ready to help us with this and identify him,” the chief said.

McIver said early Tuesday morning (just after midnight), a man and his three daughters were at Love’s Truck Stop on Hwy. 531.

“The dad went into the store with his youngest – a 9-year-old – and when he looked back at his vehicle, a black male was trying to get into it with the two older girls,” McIver said. “The dad ran outside and when he did, the guy ran off.”

There was another suspect who, as he was leaving the parking lot, picked up the first suspect and then struck the 9-year-old who had followed her father into the parking lot. She was airlifted to a Shreveport hospital with broken bones. She is recovering.

The chief said the suspects drove a stolen U-Haul pick-up truck with all decals removed to resemble a regular white truck. They are also wanted in Shreveport for armed robbery.

“We’ve got to give praise to Shreveport PD, Bossier Sheriff’s department and Minden City Marshal’s office for their assistance,” McIver added.