26 year old Jared A. Burleigh of Opelousas has been arrested by St. Landry Parish detectives in connection to the Thanksgiving morning abduction and shooting of a 49 year old woman. The woman accepted a ride from the two men who took her to a secluded area and attacked her. The victim was able to escape after being shot. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The other suspect in the case, Chad E. Sam was arrested over the weekend.

Jared A. Burleigh has been charged with:

  • Attempted second degree murder
  • Armed robbery
  • Aggravated kidnapping