St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz's Office says they arrested a man for a weekend incident at Frank's Ranch on Highway 190 in Lawtell.

Police got a call about a man firing a gun into the area.  Witnesses told deputies it was Oran "Tre" Washington III who fired 8 rounds into the air.

Deputies say his car was parked nearby, and they saw two loaded magazines on the man's front seat.

They received permission to search Washington's car where they found a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun.

Police were able to find 8 .40 caliber bullet casings to be processed as evidence.

Washington was charged with illegal use of a firearm.

Sheriff Guidroz says,


“The illegal use of a firearm endangers everyone in the vicinity as well as innocent citizens as far away as a mile or more, not to mention the obvious threat presented to my responding deputies. As Sheriff, I will not tolerate gunplay of this nature. This type of crime will be aggressively investigated and arrests will be made.”