Aggravated kidnapper in police custody

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Bossier Sheriff’s Office obtains warrants, suspect apprehended in Shreveport

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington obtained warrants for the arrest of a Shreveport man Monday afternoon wanted for kidnapping at gunpoint another man at a construction site in Bossier City earlier that day.

Schuncey B. Bates
Schuncey B. Bates

In another incident a few hours later in Shreveport following a BOLO – Be on the Look Out – issued by Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives, the suspect was taken into custody by the Shreveport Police Department at his residence in Shreveport.

Schuncey B. Bates, 38, of the 1900 block of Patzman Street in Shreveport, is wanted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office for aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  His total bond amount is set at $1,050,000.

The incident started after noon today when Bates, an employee with a construction company working on the grounds of the Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning on Swan Lake Road in Bossier City, kidnapped at gunpoint a construction site supervisor.  Bates forced the victim to drive his own vehicle westbound on I-220.   Shortly, though, Bates then forced the victim to drive back towards the construction site.  The victim was able to get Bates out of the vehicle, but not before Bates robbed him of a handgun that belonged to the victim.  Bates then ran back to the construction site and drove away in his own vehicle.  The victim was shaken up, but unharmed.  No students at the school were impacted.

Detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office quickly issued a BOLO, and officers with the Shreveport Police Department located Bates’ vehicle at his residence, where the suspect soon surrendered to law enforcement.   Bates will be transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility in Plain Dealing, where he will be booked on his charges.