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Rayne man wanted for attempted murder arrested

Posted: 9:11 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 10:15:33-04
Paul L Wheeler Sr. (red)
Rayne police searching for attempted murder suspect

A man wanted by Rayne Police for attempted Second-degree murder has been arrested.

According to Rayne Police, 31-year-old Paul L. Wheeler Sr. was arrested on Wednesday night and booked on two charges of attempted second-degree murder.

Wheeler was wanted in connection with a November 2018 shooting near the intersection of North Bradford and A School Street in Rayne.

Police say that Wheeler allegedly shot at two people during the incident and that it had stemmed from a prior disturbance.

The Rayne Police Department issued a warrant for Wheeler after it was believed he fled the area to avoid arrest.

His bond is set at $300,000.

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