Mooringsport man arrested for domestic violence

Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said detectives arrested a Mooringsport man on charges of domestic violence against his spouse.

On June 17, Detective Jeremy Edward arrested Richard Pickett, 37, of the 5900 block of Rachal Road, for physically assaulting his wife.

Det. Edward said that Pickett assaulted his wife during an altercation and tried to strangle her with a scarf.  He also fired a handgun inside their house. Det. Edward recovered a .22 revolver, one spent shell casing, and several live rounds of ammunition. A juvenile was also present when these offenses occurred.

Pickett was charged with one count each of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, Domestic Abuse Battery Strangulation, and Domestic Abuse Battery Child Endangerment. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. No bond has been set in this incident.