Haughton homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

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A Shreveport man was arrested Monday for the murder of a female found dead in the Haughton area Sunday.

 Nathaniel Allen Mingo, 34
Nathaniel Allen Mingo, 34

Investigators with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office arrested Nathaniel Allen Mingo, 34, of 8300 block of Old Mooringsport Road, and charged him with 2nd degree murder for the killing of 33-year-old Amanda Collins of Elm Grove, an acquaintance of Mingo.

Mingo was taken into custody following a brief struggle around noon Monday in west Shreveport by the following agencies: Bossier Sheriff’s Office investigators; U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (members on scene included Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police Department, Bossier City Police Department, Louisiana State Police

Amanda Collins, 33, of Elm Grove
Amanda Collins, 33, of Elm Grove

and U.S. Marshals Service); Shreveport Police Department K-9 officers and Deputy U. S. Marshals.

Bossier Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies were contacted around 11:30 a.m. Sunday after a land owner reported an unknown truck in their pasture some 300 yards off of the roadway of the 4500 block of Highway 157. Deputies found a 2014 maroon Ford F250 4-door truck with a deceased female inside. The truck was reported stolen out of Mississippi.

Crime scene investigators and detectives quickly began their investigation and processed the crime scene, working nonstop to determine what happened. Collins had suffered an apparent single gunshot wound, and investigators collected evidence and obtained search warrants as they swiftly moved forward with their homicide investigation. South Bossier Fire District Two and Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office assisted in the investigation at the scene. The Coroner’s Office is in the process of determining the exact cause of death.

Late Sunday night, Bossier investigators obtained a warrant for the arrest of Mingo, who has a lengthy criminal history, including charges for various drug possessions, multiple times of resisting an officer, aggravated escape and other charges.

Mingo is being incarcerated at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility with a $2,000,000 bond.