DA adds charges for Mt. Hermon shooting suspects

Published 11:33 am Friday, May 18, 2018

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mt. Hermon area before dawn in April last year.

Bailey Koon

The men — Bailey Koon, 18, of Franklinton; Dakota Tetreau, 20, of Franklinton; and Desmond Warren, 19, of Mt. Hermon — are now charged with a total of nine counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, 19 counts of simple criminal damage to property, and nine counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.

That total includes seven new charges — three counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, three counts of aggravated criminal damage and one count of simple criminal damage.

Dakota Tetreau

Koon, Tetreau, and Warren are accused in a shooting spree that erupted on April 11, 2017, between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., when residents in a rural Mt. Hermon community were awakened by gunfire. At least 13 homes and outbuildings were damaged, as well as 9 vehicles and mailboxes. In some instances, the bullets struck inches of where someone was sleeping.

After a five-month investigation by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, the men were arrested in September of 2017. The District Attorney’s Office charged them two months later with the first 30 counts. After further review and investigation, the seven additional charges were added to the amended charging document signed Tuesday by Montgomery.

Desmond Warren

Montgomery asks any known victims who have not been in touch with the District Attorney’s Office about restitution to call 985-335-1066 no later than June 30.