St. Martin

Mar 8, 2011 11:03 AM by Letitia Walker

Shooting in St. Martin Parish

Two people were arrested following a shooting on Bridge Street Highway in Parks Thursday afternooon. According to deputies, it started with a physical altercation on Promise Land Drive between Martin Frank Sonnier, 44, and Daniel Lee, 38. At some point during the fight, deputies say Martin Frank Sonnier armed himself with a handgun and attempted to locate Daniel Lee. Shortly afterward, a vehicle used by Lee was seen by Sonnier leaving the area. Sonnier then fired at least 9 shots at the vehicle striking it at least 6 times. The vehicle was occupied by Daniel Lee's wife; no one was injured by the gunfire.

Daniel Lee was charged with Simple Battery and was given a Summons.

Martin Frank Sonnier was charged with the following: Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Aggravated Assault
Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
Simple Battery of a Juvenile
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon


Martin Frank Sonnier was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and is currently awaiting bond.


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