RPSO makes arrest in Ball drive-by shooting investigation

Published: Aug. 6, 2021 at 11:57 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 7:05 PM CDT
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BALL, La. (KALB) - A Pineville man has been arrested in relation to a drive-by shooting that occurred in the 300 block of Chandler Drive in Ball on August 6. (See details below.)

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office said that after numerous calls from the public, a Crime Stoppers tip was received and they later identified 19-year-old Cobey Lane Poe as a suspect.

On August 16, while conducting surveillance in the area of Gilly Williams Road, RPSO said they located Poe in his vehicle and followed him to a local business. Poe was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on warrants for:

  • Assault by drive-by shooting
  • Illegal use of a weapon
  • Obstruction of Justice

Poe was released on a $100,000 bond the following day.

RPSO said more arrests are possible. If anyone has information on this incident, call 318-641-6010.

RPSO investigating report of drive-by shooting in Ball

BALL, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a “shots fired” 911 call that happened around 10:20 a.m. Friday morning in the 300 block of Chandler Drive.

No injuries were reported. Deputies and crime scene investigators are on scene at this time.

Detectives are currently looking for a newer model Ford F-150, white in color, with dark tinted windows, black rims and a chrome and black running board. (See the photo above.)

According to witnesses, the unknown driver fired several rounds from a handgun as they drove by the residence. No injuries were reported but some property damage to a residence was located. RPSO says to consider the occupants of the vehicle armed and dangerous.

If anyone has any information on this crime, they are asked to call the Tioga Detectives at 318-641-6000, Min Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

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