Shooting suspect arrested in Oklahoma

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

An Varnado man wanted in connection with an attempted murder was arrested Tuesday in Oklahoma.

Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office said that Alonzo Traylor, 28, of Jones Creek Road, was arrested in Mangum, Okla., and is awaiting extradition back to Louisiana on the charge of attempted second-degree murder.

On Feb. 11, the WPSO responded to a complaint of discharge of firearms on Eliza White Road in Angie. Haley said it was determined that two males in a Nissan Altima were firing at another male driving a GMC Denali. The male victim was not hit, but his vehicle had several gunshot holes.



The driver of the Nissan was identified as Tyrell Davon McGowan, 28, a resident of Military Road in Angie. McGowan was apprehended later that day in Bogalusa by WPSO detectives. He remains in the Washington Parish Jail, charged with attempted second-degree murder. His bond is set at $75,000.

The passenger in the Nissan was identified as Traylor, who fled the parish and state. A United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force officer located Traylor on Tuesday in Mangum, and arrested him on the Washington Parish warrant.

Sheriff Randy Seal said Traylor’s arrest was an example of how law enforcement agencies work together.

“Our detectives work closely with the local United States Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force,” Seal said. “They are a valuable resource in locating and apprehending fugitives who flee our jurisdiction. In this case, the Task Force was able to track Taylor to Oklahoma and arrest him there.

“We are grateful for their valuable assistance in this and other matters.”