CONVENT — A St. James Parish grand jury indicted a 46-year-old man Tuesday on two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at two St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies in Convent in late May, state prosecutors said Saturday.
Ron Christopher Youngblood, 455 Fountainbleau Drive, Baton Rouge, was one of two men who shot at two deputies on Legion Street in Convent in the morning hours of May 24, deputies said at the time.
The deputies, who had just gotten out of their patrol cars and were approaching a group of four men that included Youngblood, took cover and returned fire. Youngblood was shot, deputies said.
A second man then also fired at the deputies but ran away and was later captured along with the other two men also on Legion Street, deputies said at the time.
Youngblood was hospitalized, deputies have said. The deputies were not injured.
Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, said in a news release Saturday that the grand jury indicted Youngblood at the Parish Courthouse in Convent with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The 23rd Judicial District encompasses St. James, Ascension and Assumption parishes.
The deputies had gone to Legion Street after receiving calls about a man walking up and down the street with a gun. At the time, about 1 a.m., the deputies were in the area to investigate an earlier call about gunshots on nearby Winnie Road.
The deputies found no one Winnie Road.