TPSO: Family Dispute Leaves Three Shot, Two In Jail

Published 2:11 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Ponchatoula, LA – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Ponchatoula residents, 31 year old Casey Hallford and 19 year old Arianni Williams following a mid-day shooting leaving three injured, one of which remains in critical condition.

Chief Jimmy Travis reports deputies responded to the Toula Oaks Trailer Park on South Range Road shortly after 11:00 AM today following a report of shots being fired. The caller recalled hearing approximately 15 gunshots and advised a male subject was laying on the ground. Upon arrival deputies learned Hallford had shot all three of his siblings before fleeing into the woods with Williams. Deputies along with a K9 search team began searching for the duo, who were shortly after located and taken into custody without incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that during a verbal altercation between the siblings, Hallford retrieved a firearm from his bedroom and proceeded to shoot one of his siblings. As the other two siblings fled to their bedrooms, Hallford individually sought them out, shot them, and fled the scene.

All three victims were transported to a local hospital where two of them have since been released. The third victim remains in critical condition.

Chief Travis says Hallford has been charged with (3) counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and (1) count of Illegal Discharge of a Weapon, while Williams has been charged with (3) counts of Principle to Attempted First Degree Murder.

**All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.