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July 25 10:10 AM

Police looking for domestic violence suspect

Authorities are looking for a local man in connection with a reported domestic assault.

At about 1:28 a.m. on July 7, Shreveport police patrol officers responded to a domestic trouble call in the 100 block of Albany Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene, an adult female victim reported that her husband, identified as 37-year-old Michael Payne, attacked her during the course of an argument and pushed her to the ground before fleeing the area.

The suspect returned to the Albany Avenue home while patrolmen were on  scene, and he was taken into custody without incident.

During the course of their initial investigation, police seized a semi -automatic rifle from the suspect, who was ultimately booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of domestic abuse battery. Payne posted a cash bond and was released on July 7.

Based on information and evidence gathered during their ongoing inquiry, detectives with the police department’s Domestic Violence Unit determined that additional charges were appropriate and obtained an arrest warrant charging Payne with one count of seconddegree battery and one count of domestic abuse aggravated assault.

The warrant specifies that Payne will be held without bond.

Anyone with any information regarding Payne’s whereabouts is urged to call Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 673- 7373 or on their Web site at www. lockemup.org.

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