UPDATE JUNE 23: Church Point police say the man suspected of holding two babies hostage is now in custody. Isaiah Dupre was arrested in Iberville Parish earlier in the week. He will be brought back to the Acadia Parish jail according to authorities.
He is charged with:
Domestic Abuse Battery Set upon Arrest
Aggravated Assault with a Firearm Bond $ 50,000.00
False Imprisonment with Firearm 3 counts Bond $ 150,000.00
Convicted felon in Possession Firearm Bond $ 50,000.00
UPDATE, June 9, 1:30 p.m.: Police said warrants for Dupree’s arrest have been issued on charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Convicted felon in Possession Firearm and three counts of False Imprisonment with Firearm. Bond on the latter three charges will be $250,000, with addition bond to be set at arrest on the domestic abuse charge.
ORIGINAL STORY: CHURCH POINT, La. (KLFY) – Church Point Police are searching for a suspect after a hostage situation occurred Thursday afternoon.
Isiah Dupree, 24, of Opelousas, is wanted after he held two six-month-old babies hostage in an apartment.
The incident took place at Centennial Village Apartments on Wilson St. around 1:45 p.m.
Police were advised that there had been a domestic abuse incident between a victim and Dupree. Following the incident, he locked himself and the victim’s children inside the apartment with a gun.
Police tried to make contact with Dupree but got no response. Police eventually entered the apartment where they located the babies unharmed. Dupree was no longer in the apartment and was believed to have locked the doors and fled before a police perimeter was set up.
Warrants are being prepared for Dupree’s arrest.
If you have any information, please contact Church Point Police.