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Disturbance ends without injury

Sunday, January 11, 2004

On Sunday January 11, 2004 at approximately 6am Deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Cactus Road in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival deputies meet with the complaint that advised her husband 41-year-old Carl Morgan Jr. came to her residence this morning armed with a shotgun, he was threatening her and himself, because of recent marital problems. Deputies were able to bring the complaint and her two young children to safety as Mr. Morgan barricaded himself in the residence. Several shots were fired inside the house by Mr. Morgan aimed at a computer and other furniture. Sheriff’s Office Negotiators and the Special Reaction Team responded to the scene and began working to resolve the situation, within a short time Mr. Morgan was taken into custody without incident.
Carl Morgan Jr. is being charged with Illegal Discharge of a firearm, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault.







Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
236-5876