Bogalusa man interrupts attempted murder trial to plead guilty

Published 10:39 am Monday, September 19, 2016

Marcus Bullock, 31, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of attempted murder and one count of being a felon with a firearm for shooting a man over car repairs.

Lisa Frazier Page, the public information officer for District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office, said that Bullock’s trial was nearly complete when he decided to plead guilty.

If he is sentenced as a multiple offender in a Sept. 27 hearing, he will receive 33 years and four months in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Page said that Bullock was arrested March 31, 2015, after pushing his way into the victim’s home to discuss a repair involving his ex-girlfriend’s car. Bullock demanded $60 for a part, but the victim declined to pay. The victim told Bullock that he would discuss the matter with the girlfriend the next day, but Bullock reportedly responded that “tomorrow’s not gonna get here.”

Bullock then allegedly pulled out a revolver and struck the victim in the face, Page said. Bullock pointed the gun at the victim’s head and pulled the trigger twice, but the gun did not fire. When Bullock pulled the trigger a third time, the gun discharged a bullet, which struck the victim’s cheek, traveled under the skin and exited the back of his head.

Paige said that the victim and his fiancé fled, while Bullock also fired at the victim’s fiancé.

The victims were present at the hearing and agreed to the plea, Page said.