Doyline Police nab man for attempted murder

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:08pm

Doyline, La.—The small Webster Parish town of Doyline was shaken early Sunday morning when gunshots were fired into the bedroom window of a local resident. By that afternoon, local police and sheriff’s authorities had a shooter in custody.

Mirio Lendell Thompson, 26, of Ward Street in Doyline was booked on charges for attempted first degree murder, assault by drive-by shooting, and criminal damage to property.

Reportedly, Thompson attempted to enter the Ward Street home of a Doyline woman. When she refused to allow Thompson into her home, he returned to his vehicle and allegedly fired his .45 caliber weapon twice into the bedroom window of her home, where she was standing.

Fortunately the victim was not struck by the gunshots and she fled her home to get a better description of the vehicle as it left her property.

Doyline Police Chief Robert Hayden, who was also assisted by Webster sheriff’s deputies and Minden police officers, explained, “We found that vehicle later that day inside the city limits of Minden.”

“Deputies recovered two .45 caliber shell casings inside the truck, and these matched the type of slugs that went through the victim’s bedroom window.”

Those slugs, says Hayden, were launched both into the siding and framework of the woman’s home as well as through her window and into her dresser mirror, shattering glass throughout her bedroom.

According to reports, the vehicle was registered to Thompson’s uncle, who told officers that his nephew had borrowed the truck that morning. This report matched accounts from other witnesses.

Thompson was turned over to authorities by his stepmother and brought in for questioning, where Hayden says, “He did not confirm or deny his actions, but with evidence and reports from witnesses and his own family, we believe he’s our shooter.”

Thompson was booked on all charges at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

From Webster Parish

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