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DOG SHOT/5 YEAR OLD TAKEN HOSTAGE - Friday, December 19, 2014

BAYOU L’OURSE --- Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at approximately 5:40am Assumption Parish Dispatch received a call stating that Danny Ray Reding, W/M, age 49 of 161 Elaine Street, had a gun and locked himself in the bedroom with his 5 year old daughter. Investigation revealed that he was on medication and had been up all night drinking with a friend. It was reported that approximately 4 shots were fired and that he had also shot his dog, a bulldog/pitbull mix. At one point Reding pointed the gun towards his friend and fired one shot. Reding then took his daughter and locked themselves inside a bedroom. Deputies arrived on scene quickly and set up a perimeter. Upon hearing another shot they made entry. They subdued Reding near the back door of the residence as he tried to flee. He sustained a laceration of his hand from a knife he was holding at the time. Reding’s 5 year old daughter was rescued unharmed. The dog survived the gunshot and is undergoing treatment by a veterinarian and is expected to survive. Deputies located the .22 caliber revolver Reding was described as firing.

Danny Reding was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center on December 19th, 2014 for:

1 Count of RS14:27.30.1--ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:37.4--AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:93--CRUELTY TO JUVENILES-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:102.1--CRUELTY TO ANIMALS-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:95.1--CARRYING OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:94--ILLEGAL USE OF WEAPONS OR DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT-- (FELONY)

1 Count of RS14:108--RESISTING AN OFFICER.

The bond for Reding has not been set at this time and he is still in custody at the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-637-6392 or Public Information Officer, Robert Martin at 985-369-7281 or 985-398-0430.