Deputies Make Arrest In Drive-By Shooting At 'Duck Dynasty' Compound

Sandy Malone

Deputies have arrested Daniel King, Jr. for spraying bullets at the "Duck Dynasty" family's compound in Louisiana.

West Monroe, LA – Police have arrested a man who allegedly opened fire on the home of “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson on Friday.

The incident occurred at about 2:33 p.m. on April 24 when someone inside a pickup truck began spraying bullets at the Robertson’s family compound where several different families live, the Monroe News-Star reported.

The property has a fence and gate and the houses are located far from the property line, but even so, bullets penetrated two of the homes, including the one where one of his son’s families lives with a brand-new baby.

"We were pretty shook up," Robertson told the Monroe News-Star. "It looks like they were just spraying bullets across my property."

Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander, a successful duck call and decoy company based in West Monroe, the Associated Press reported.

The Robertson family became famous after A&E launched the television series “Duck Dynasty” in 2012 about the highly-entertaining family behind the business.

Security cameras captured the drive-by shooting and showed a white-over-brown or beige Ford F-250 pickup truck drive by the house with somebody shooting at the Robertson’s estate out of the vehicle’s window, the Monroe News-Star reported.

The incident was being investigated by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said there were other people inside the truck with the person who was shooting, the Associated Press reported.

"I've been in close contact with the investigators," Robertson said. "It seems local to me, but I can't be sure."

Nobody was in the yard when the shooting happened, but Robertson told the Monroe News-Star that was pure luck.

"Nobody was outside at the time, but everybody had been out about five minutes before," Robertson said. "I had just gone to the store when it happened."

Numerous family members are staying at Robertson’s house during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, the Monroe News-Star reported.

Robertson said he believed his property had been targeted.

"I'm 100% certain, but I don't know why," he said.

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Daniel King, Jr. on Saturday in connection with the incident, according to a post on the sheriff’s department’s official Facebook page.

King was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center and charged with one count of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting and one count of criminal neglect of family, according to the Monroe News-Star.

His bond was set at $150,000.

Comments (38)
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TONYAPARNELL
TONYAPARNELL

BOND NOT HIGH ENOUGH

DR226
DR226

Glad no one was hit. Ok Quasi-moto we're waiting 3.2.1.

Back'nTheBlue
Back'nTheBlue

Thank God no one was hurt.
As for the moron who was arrested and charged for the shooting, attempted murder should have been added.
The Judge shouldn't have granted a bond, if possible.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I never watched the show, since I don't like any type of reality show. I once watched a part of it though and was turned off by it. Not so much by the old man, because he wasn't in the part I watched but the kids lived like trailer trash. I don't care if they were millionaires. They reminded me of a homeless guy who wins the lottery. They were just a redneck family with a lot of money. Pretty much a real modern day Beverly Hillbillies. That said it isn't a reason to shoot up the place. Maybe it was a guy who was just jealous. Perhaps cabin fever from the lockdown drove him over the edge. At first everyone was being very nice to each other, but now with a second month imposed I think stress of being cooped up may be making people stressed and irritable. On the other hand it could have been a squabble related climax the star didn't want to talk about. Bottom line everyone is okay. my point of posting this is I think we should keep an eye out for what could be "cabin fever" related crimes. This covid19 has lit a match under a powder keg that has been building in this country since Trump was elected. It's easy to see how tensions are running high during the question and answer sessions of all the White House briefings.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

I know the Robertsons through a friend. They are great people who love people and they love our Lord Jesus Christ. I can’t imagine who would do such a thing to them or do this to anybody. Just like one of the kid’s house that was shot had a infant in the house.
There is no logical excuse that the suspect could give to justify this and I would have the same opinion if they were a poor family. It takes a cowardly thug to do such a thing and I hope they make and example out of the suspect(s).

HonestC
HonestC

There should be a count of attempted murder for EACH bullet that was shot! And the low bail was a gift to the guy. That judge sure has gone easy on the shooter.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

WTF?? This piece of shit should be charged with attempted murder!!!

DRTice
DRTice

Attempted murder, quit charging these criminals for a lesser crime. That is what is wrong with our system.

TrumpTrain2020
TrumpTrain2020

WOW!!! I CANNOT for the life of me figure out how you could be such an Ignoramus! First off, I want to know how you live? Are you qualified to pass judgment on others? If you want to ask me how I can call you an Ignoramus, you made it known by your assumptions. Second, the fact that this POS shot at anyone's house is what you need to be thinking of. Sounds to me like you are envious of the fact that they have money, which is so typical of the Socialist who think everyone owes them something. The Robertson clan came from a very poor existence to own a DYNASTY, and that should show you that it is possible to get out of the hood! Third, how does PRESIDENT TRUMP figure into this? I take it from your asinine comment that you are a liberal who has been gulping down the Socialist Kool-Aid, and have been screaming ever since the day 64 MILLION people rightfully elected Donald Trump as YOUR President, MY President, and everyone in this country's President. The previous POS POTUS was my president, and I disliked him more than I dislike liver, and that is pretty freaking bad.

So, following your warped liberal logic, we should over look your SUPERFLUOUS and ASININE comments and attribute them to the fact that you have cabin fever due to the Covid-19 "pandemic". As if!!! NOT one person on this earth deserves to have their house shot at. But, you need to be put in timeout because envy is a sin, as is hate!

sizzle937
sizzle937

They may have looked like trailer trashed as you say but all are college educated and Willie is brilliant. It was a show.


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