CRIME

Man who shot at ex-girlfriend wanted by sheriff

Staff reports
Mark Perkins

Authorities are looking for a Geismar man who allegedly fired shots at his ex-girlfriend Thursday morning, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said.

Mark Perkins, 30, of 11081 Conner Road, got into an argument with the woman on the roadway of his home, then fired several shots at her when she tried to drive away, Bacala said.

Gunfire struck the car, but no one was hit, he said.

Deputies were told Perkins ran back into his home after the shooting, according to Bacala. After unsuccessfully attempting to make contact with him, tear gas was fired into the home and a Crisis Response team made a tactical forced entry.

Perkins was not in the home, Bacala said, but deputies searching for him did find narcotics in the residence.

Perkins is now wanted for attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic abuse battery.

Anyone with information about Perkin’s whereabouts is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636).