Bail agent charged after melee at gas station

Per a news release from the Shreveport Police Department:

A Shreveport man is behind bars Friday afternoon following a scuffle with a wanted fugitive inside a local gas station.

Just before 11:00 a.m. on August 1, 2019, Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to the Pel State Fina gas station located in the 2500 block of Lakeshore Drive relative to what was reported to be a shooting.  As officers arrived at the scene, they found no shooting victim, but learned that a shot had been fired inside the business, by a man acting in the role of a bail agent.  Further investigation revealed that the man, 40 year old Cory Pinckley, of the 3500 block of Milky Way Street, entered the business armed with a handgun and taser and attempted to take a wanted fugitive into custody.  During the ordeal, Pinckley and the fugitive, identified as 40 year old Lamrk Hicks, struggled briefly at which time a round was fired from Pinckley’s gun.  It is not clear if the round struck Hicks.

Both Pinckley and Hicks left the scene immediately  following the incident, with Hicks running off on foot and Pinckley driving off in a vehicle.  Since the investigation began, detectives with the Shreveport Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit gathered information and evidence leading them to charge Pinckley with a single count of illegal use of a weapon.  Pinckley was arrested and booked into the Shreveport City Jail.  Hicks remains outstanding and is wanted on charges of felony charges possession  of schedule II.

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at

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