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Bastrop man arrested on gun charges after barricading himself inside home

Posted at 1:20 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 14:20:01-05

OPELOUSAS, La. — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Bastrop man on multiple illegal gun charges after he barricaded himself inside his home while police tried to serve him an arrest warrant.

Eric Wilson, 32, of Bastrop was arrested on charges of Illegal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, as well as a hold for Morehouse Parish for charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Criminal Conspiracy, Carrying of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Resisting an Officer.

According to a release from the SLPSO, the United States Marshal's Violent Offenders Task Force contacted the sheriff's office on Nov. 5 requesting assistance to execute an outstanding warrant on Wilson who was located at 600 block of Herman Street in Opelousas.

Authorities say that Wilson barricaded himself inside the residence and it was highly probable that he was in possession of an unknown amount of firearms. The subject was considered to be a violent fugitive wanted for probation violation and several violent crimes committed in Morehouse Parish.

SLPSO deputies from the S.W.A.T Team and the Criminal Investigation Division, along with the assistance of the Opelousas Police Department, collaborated to insure that Wilson was apprehended without incident, the release states.

During the search of the residence, deputies say they located several high powered rifles and Wilson admitted to deputies that the rifles belonged to him.

Wilson was taken into custody and no bond has been set yet.

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