Arrest made in Haughton home invasion

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Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives and patrol deputies and Haughton Police Department officers arrested a Haughton man Monday afternoon who committed a home invasion and kidnapping at another Haughton residence early Monday morning.

Jeffrey McCoy, 35, of the 500 block of S. Elm in Haughton, was charged with home invasion, second degree kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Jeffrey McCoy, 35, of the 500 block of S. Elm in Haughton
Jeffrey McCoy, 35, of the 500 block of S. Elm in Haughton

Bossier Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a call around 1 a.m. Monday from residents on East Trails End off of Highway 3227 in Haughton who said McCoy had just busted into their house while carrying a gun.  The male and female residents were acquaintances of McCoy and told deputies he hit the woman in the face with the handgun and then pointed the gun at the man after McCoy forced his way into their residence.

They said McCoy yelled at them, grabbed the woman by her hair and removed her from the residence and made her walk down the sidewalk.  The man at the residence then yelled to McCoy saying that police were on the way.  At that point, they say McCoy shoved the women down and ran towards the man back in the house.  McCoy was unsuccessful in making entry into the residence and then ran to his vehicle that he had parked on nearby Evangeline Lane.  Deputies were soon on scene and searched for McCoy, but they were unable to locate him in the area or at his known address in Haughton.

Detectives continued their investigation this morning and obtained arrest warrants for McCoy around 1 p.m. this afternoon.   A couple of hours later, detectives determined McCoy was back at the residence he was living with a family member on S. Elm Street.  Realizing he was armed and dangerous, Bossier Sheriff’s patrol detectives and deputies, along with Haughton Police Department officers, surrounded the residence.  Bossier Sheriff’s SWAT team was also staged and prepared for deployment, if needed.  McCoy quickly realized there was nowhere to run, and Bossier deputies and Haughton police officers took him into custody around 4:30 this afternoon.

McCoy has a lengthy criminal history, including multiple drug charges, felony theft and burglary.  He was transported to the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for booking and faces a $600,000 bond on all five charges.