Police: Mother of man wanted for kidnapping, attempted murder arrested

Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 12:29:05-04

The mother of a 29-year-old man wanted by police for kidnapping and attempted murder in Boyce was arrested last night. 

Dolores Fernandez Micklus, 54, was arrested for obstruction of justice, criminal conspiracy and accessory after the fact in connection with the search of her son, Albert Micklus, according to Capt. Tommy Carnline, spokesman for the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Albert Mickulas allegedly broke into a home in the Town of Boyce Sunday morning and shot the homeowner before kidnapping a woman. 

Deputies say the suspect forced the woman into a car and fled the area. 

The homeowner was transported to a hospital once deputies arrived and has since been released.  

The woman who was kidnapped was located Sunday evening by deputies on LA Highway 121 and Valentine Lake Road. Deputies say the victim is okay and that the suspect abandoned her along the roadway.

Deputies say they are still searching for the suspect, Albert Mickulas, who was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a "Just Do It" Nike logo and blue jeans. 

The search party has been responding to reports of the suspect in several different areas including the Cotile Lake area and the area around LA Highway 121 and Miller Road.

"We are asking the public living in these areas to give our office a call if they see anything suspicious or a person matching the description of our suspect" said Sheriff William Earl Hilton.  "Our deputies still consider this suspect armed and dangerous at this time.  If you see him, call us or 911.  The quicker we get that information, the quicker we can respond and take this suspect into custody."

Dolores Micklus was transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail. No bond has been set on her charges.

Warrants have been obtained by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office for Albert Mickulas’ arrest. Charges include home invasion, attempted first degree murder, aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated kidnapping, domestic abuse battery and second degree battery. 

A search for Mickulas was ongoing in the woods off of LA Highway 121. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700.