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Potential Deadly Incident Averted

Bobby Ray Daniels

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington would like to commend the excellent teamwork of
how the deputies with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office operated an intense domestic violence call that
developed into a hostage situation last Friday night.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. the Bossier Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call from a
female occupant, of the 400 block of Joe Lewis Road in Haughton, about a male suspect who
allegedly beat her at the home. That male suspect was said to be armed and after barricading
himself in the house, he said he would shoot anyone who tried to enter.

Bossier Sheriff’s patrol deputies, SWAT, the Crises Negotiating Team, and detectives
were then dispatched to the residence. Detectives obtained and executed a search and arrest
warrant for the male suspect, Bobby Ray Daniels, 49, at the same address.

The Crises Negotiation Team, SWAT, and other deputies on the scene worked to de-
escalate the hostage situation with Daniels for four hours. After several unsuccessful attempts to
get Daniels to come out on his own, one of the SWAT team members was able to apprehend
Daniels without causing harm to anyone on the scene. Both the female resident and Daniels were
checked by EMS and cleared. Bobby Daniels was arrested and transported to Bossier Parish
Max where he now faces three felony charges.

“It’s this type of teamwork that makes me proud to lead the Bossier Sheriff’s Office,”
said Sheriff Whittington. “This high intense situation could have ended tragically. I commend
the actions of our patrol, dispatchers, negotiators, and SWAT members who worked hard to
resolve this incident without injury to anyone.”

Daniels has been charged with one count of False Imprisonment-Offender Armed with a
Dangerous Weapon, one count of Aggravated Assault Upon a Peace Officer, and one count of
Aggravated Battery. He is booked into the Bossier Max with a $225,000 bond.

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