Vivian man arrested for attempted murder
A Vivian man is facing an attempted murder charge for pointing a gun at his estranged wife and running into the truck she was driving with his vehicle.
The incident took place on Aug. 8, when 49-year-old Tony Ray Carmack saw his wife, Darlene, driving near Oil City with another man in her truck.
Carmack pursued them and blocked their vehicle on Louisiana Highway 538, forcing them to stop. He then drove toward them, pointing a gun at Darlene and her passenger.
Darlene tried to escape, but Carmack drove in reverse, ramming the driver’s side of the vehicle and pushing it into a ditch.
Darlene managed to flee in her vehicle to Highway 530, where she turned and lost sight of Carmack.
Following an investigation by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, Detective Andy Scoggins obtained a warrant for Carmack for attempted first-degree murder.
He was arrested the next day in Texas with assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. Carmack was transferred to the Caddo Correctional Center on Tuesday.