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May 6, 2022

CPS Worker Shot At, Threatened In Jones County

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department responded overnight to a report of a Child Protective Services social worker who was shot at and threatened at a residence on Pittman Road in southwestern Jones County.

The female CPS social worker, whose name is being withheld at this time, had responded to a child welfare concern at a residence on Pittman Road and was confronted by Bobby “A.J.” Louge, age 21. He allegedly shot once at the social worker who reported hearing the gunshot and the bullet whizzing by. Louge then approached her verbally threatening her. The victim fled the scene in her vehicle and met deputies at a business location near Ellisville.

Louge was later arrested by JCSD deputies and charged with Aggravated Assault. He is incarcerated at the Jones County Adult Detention Center pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court. Investigator Jardian McDonald is leading the investigation into this critical incident.

“It is a sad and terrible day when a CPS social worker doing her job to protect children comes under gunfire,” notes Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. “Thankfully she was not hit by the bullet; although, it was certainly a traumatic event for her. We are continuing our investigation and providing support to the crime victim.”

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