BAYOU L'OURSE, LA (WAFB) - A gun reported stolen on May 12, 2014 from Belle Rose, LA was recovered Friday after a Louisiana State Police trooper pulled over a vehicle on a felony traffic stop.
The trooper pulled over the vehicle on Hwy 90 in Bayou L'Ourse just before 7:30 p.m. The three occupants of the vehicle were detained after a .40 caliber pistol was found underneath the front passenger seat.
Reports say 19-year-old James Cole, of Waggaman, La, and 19-year-old Anthony Agnew of Gretna, LA and a third person who has not been identified drove in from New Orleans to buy a gun from 20-year-old Joshua Bougere of Morgan City.
One suspect told deputies that during the transaction, they began to fear an ambush, so they rolled up the windows and drove off without paying for the gun.
Authorities say the four men selling the gun, Joshua Bougere, 18-year-old Grant Walker, 37-year-old Steven Davis, and 19-year-old Dennis Bougere got into their vehicle and chased after them.
The suspect told deputies that James Cole fired two shots out of the window of the vehicle to get them to back off. The SUV with Bougere, Walker, Davis and Bougere ran off the road while on Highway 663 in Bayou L'Ourse to avoid the shots fired. Deputies found the vehicle after a 911 call reported the SUV swerving and crashing into mailboxes.
Joshua Bougere, Grant Walker, Steven Davis and Dennis Bougere were arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center. Joshua Bougere, Walker and Davis were charged with possession of a stolen firearm. Joshua's bond has been set at $5,000. Grant and Steven's bond has been set at $10,000.
Dennis Bougere was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and careless operation of a motor vehicle. His bond has been set at $5,000.
James Cole was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and illegal use of a weapon. His bond has been set at $30,000.
Anthony Agnew was booked in the Assumption Parish Detention Center and charged with theft of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. His bond has been set at $30,000.