Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man in the shooting death of a Monroe mother, Sunday in the Town and Country neighborhood.
Deputies arrested Charles Ray Lampley, 33, of 157 Paula Drive, West Monroe, on charges of second degree murder and possession of a fire arm by a person convicted of domestic abuse.
According to the sheriff’s office, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening on Leslie Lane in Monroe. Lampley shot and killed Alice Heckard in the aftermath of a domestic disturbance.
Lampley turned himself into the authorities and told deputies that he was not allowed to have a firearm because of a previous domestic abuse incident.
A year ago, in October of 2018, Lampley was involved in another domestic abuse incident in which he reportedly dragged the victim on the ground and then strangled her. He admitted hitting the victim and damage to propety. In that incident he was charged with domestic abuse by strangulation and damage to property.
Law enforcement officials are still investigating details of the murder.
Bail has been set on the firearm charge at $5,000.
Bail on the murder charge has been set at $200,000.
According to the Fourth District Court, suspects are entitled to bail, even for 2nd Degree Murder, unless the District Attorney asks for a bail denial because the suspect is a flight risk. Bail is not a punishment; it is financial guarantee that the suspect will appear in court for trial.