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Paincourtville Man Charged in Connection with Drive-By Shooting Incidents

PAINCOURTVILLEAssumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Bruce Fair, Jr., 23, of 117 Thomas Street, Paincourtville, La., in connection with a series of shooting incidents targeting a specific home in the LA 1 area south of Paincourtville.

During the month of October of 2020, multiple shootings of the residence occurred.

Detectives initiated an extensive investigation into the cases and subsequently identified Bruce Fair, Jr., as a suspect.

Bruce Fair was arrested on Friday, October 30, 2020 following a traffic stop in Napoleonville at which time he was charged on drug and gun related offenses.

Fair posted a $75,000 bond on those charges.  However, the investigation into the drive-by shootings continued. After an extensive investigation, detectives secured arrest warrants for Bruce Fair, Jr.

Fair was arrested at an apartment in Gonzales with the assistance of the Gonzales Police Department.

Fair was transferred to Assumption Parish on Friday at which time he was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

*Assault by Drive-By Shooting (3 Counts)

*Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property (3 Counts)

*Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities

Bruce Fair, Jr. remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

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