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Benton Man Arrested for Attempted Second Degree Murder

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Jose Rafael Gomez

Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Benton man and charged him with attempted murder
of his domestic partner.

Detectives arrested Jose Rafael Gomez, 61, of the 100 block of Black Road, after being notified by a staff member of Willis Knighton Bossier Emergency Room of a victim with a knife wound to the neck.

Hospital nurses told detectives that the victim arrived at the emergency room with a knife wound to her neck that she received at the family home. They also said that Gomez punched her in the face. Detectives obtained and executed a search warrant on the residence where they found evidence of a struggle.

Gomez was arrested and charged with one count of Domestic Abuse Battery and one count of Second Degree Murder-Attempted. He was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a $160,000 bond.

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