Brandy Joyce Hanks Death; Died of Gunshot Injury


In Alexandria, on Sunday, September 10th, 2023, Patrol Deputies swiftly responded to a distress call regarding a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Browns Bend Road.

The victim was transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance, where they received treatment. In the early hours of September 11th, tragedy struck as Brandy Joyce Hanks, a 41-year-old resident of 405 Browns Bend Road in Alexandria, LA, succumbed to her injuries. The unfortunate incident occurred at approximately 3:30 AM.

In a recent development, Sheriff’s Detectives have successfully identified the suspect in question as Richard Scott Dauzat, a 43-year-old individual residing at 405 Browns Bend Rd in Alexandria.

The detective wasted no time in obtaining an arrest warrant for Dauzart on charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Throughout the night, the authorities tirelessly scoured the area in search of the suspect, eventually tracking down the very vehicle he had used to flee the scene.

In a recent report, it has been revealed that Dauzart, a 43-year-old white male, stands at a height of 5’10” and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Notably, he possesses striking green eyes and black hair. According to detectives, they are currently pursuing leads and advising the public to regard Dauzart as armed and dangerous.

Detectives have made a plea to the public, urging their assistance in locating Dauzart. Authorities are urging the public to come forward with any information regarding the current location of RICHARD SCOTT DAUZART. Individuals who possess relevant details are encouraged to reach out to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700, Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867, or their local law enforcement agency.

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