Standoff situation on Hwy 454 ended with no injuries

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AVOYELLES, La. (KALB) - A standoff situation was reported late Wednesday morning off of Hwy 454 in the Ruby area.

Jason Lee Wright (Source: APSO)

Officers on scene said a man barricaded himself up in a trailer nearby. The man was identified as Jason Lee Wright, 44, of Hwy 454 in Effie.

The incident lasted about an hour with the suspect being apprehended and no injuries reported.

According to a background report, Wright is a "career criminal" and had absconded from Missouri. He was avoiding arrest for parole violations in Louisiana. Wright's charges were primarily drug offenses and thefts. At the time of the Wednesday incident, he was considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives arrived at the house in search of a burglary suspect and received permission from the homeowner to search the residence for stolen items. Wright was living in the house with others.

When a deputy entered the hallway, he opened a door and found Wright sitting in a chair. Wright pulled out a shotgun, but the deputy shot three times. Wright fired one shot.

The deputy ran down the hallway and took two children out of the home. Several other occupants remained in the home, but eventually, Wright allowed them to leave.

APSO then set up negotiations, which is how it was discovered he was wanted. Wright explained he didn't want to go back to jail.

Wright was apprehended and charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held without bond and more charges are anticipated.

News Channel 5 spoke with the owner of the house and other residents, who said they are "relieved".

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