Gonzales man booked for shooting Spillway anglers
MARK GAUTHREAU, 44, Gonzales
The incident occurred in the spillway while the two men were fishing. The two Hispanic men did not know each other but had gotten acquainted while fishing.
The gun toting subject apparently locked his keys in his truck. Two other individuals (not the Hispanic men) approached the gunman and offered their assistance in retrieving the subject’s keys from his vehicle. The subject declined their offer to assist but stated “I am about to kill me some mexicans.” The subject then broke his vehicle window and retrieved his keys.
The gunman allegedly pulled up in a pick-up truck and opened fire on the two men. Both men sustained gun shot wounds to their legs. Gauthreau fled the scene. Several hours later the subject was apprehended and arrested.
“The victims in this case were minding their own business. The gunman has a long history of DUI arrests and possession of an illegal weapon. This was an unprovoked attack. It was witnessed by at least two other individuals,” said Sheriff Greg Champagne of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Both victims were transported to St. Charles Parish Hospital for their injuries. First degree attempted murder carries up to 50 years in prison.
Gauthreau’s bond was set at $20,000 by Judge Kirk Granier.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
A 24-year-old Luling man who was tracked down by a K-9 officer has pleaded guilty...
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats lost only their second game all season when they fell...
A Kenner woman and her mother are accused of using a hammer and knife to attack and...
Over the past six years, a local couple has been transplanting saplings into the...
Family and friends gathered on Sunday to celebrate the first birthday of Jade...
The release of toxic, potentially hazardous gases into the atmosphere through local...
Open year-round, Banting's Nursery has everything for your landscape and more! We offer outstanding quality at affordable prices. Banting's is the one stop garden center for St. Charles, Jefferson, and Orleans Parishes.
Tigers must control tempo to knock off Comeaux - 605 views
Hahnville faces a tough task on Friday night when they travel to Lafayette to take on No. 9 Comeaux in the first round of the Class 5A basketball playoffs.