Two men were jailed in Tallulah last week following an argument that ended with two juveniles hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
According to information released by the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies – along with officers from Tallulah Police Department – were dispatched to a scene at the corner of South Elm and South Walnut streets Tues., April 13, following a 911 call reporting gunfire.
MPSO Investigator and Public Information Officer Brandon Wiltcher said officers and deputies discovered two juveniles had been struck by gunfire after a verbal altercation escalated into violence. Wiltcher said evidence gathered at the scene led to the arrest of two suspected shooters, 39-year-old Michael Sanders Jr. and 22-year-old Cameron Bates.
Wiltcher said Bates was charged with second-degree attempted murder and illegal use of a weapon, while Sanders was also charged with second-degree attempted murder and illegal use of a weapon, in addition to a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Both men were booked into the Madison Parish Jail.
Both victims were transported to Madison Parish Hospital before being transferred to other local hospitals, where officials said Monday they were in stable condition.
The case remains under investigation.