Shooting on New Mineral Springs Rd in Calhoun

On 9/1/13 at approximately 3:18p, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at 835 New Mineral Springs Rd in Calhoun, LA. Deputies found that 47yo Tony Ford had been shot with a shotgun in the left hand. Witnesses identified the suspect as 61yo Bobby S. Thomas.

Further investigation revealed that a group had been at this location consuming alcoholic beverages when a verbal conflict escalated to Thomas shooting Ford. Thomas was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder with bond totalling $25,000. Ford was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries to his hand and abdominal area.