Suspect in drive-by shooting is arrested
A Crowley man has been arrested in connection with an April drive-by shooting here.
On Wednesday, police arrested Ronald Charles Felix Jr., 29, during an unrelated incident, according to Police Chief Jimmy Broussard.
Records indicate that in early April a warrant was issued for the arrest of Felix on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of assault by drive-by shooting.
According to reports, on April 7, police responded the 100 block of West Fourth Street in reference to a complaint of multiple shots being fired into a residence. No one was reported injured but police obtained information as to the identity of the alleged shooter.
Investigators learned that Felix and one of the two residents inside the house had been involved in an altercation.
The next day, police were informed by personnel at Acadia General Hospital of a patient with a gunshot wound in the arm. That patient was the alleged shooter from the night before, Broussard said at the time.
However, before police could apprehend the man, he and family members reportedly left the hospital “against medical recommendations” and before being formally discharged.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and, since then, Felix had been avoiding capture, according to Broussard.
In addition to the charges listed above, Felix has been charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of stolen things.
Total bond on Felix has been set at $145,000.