Total bond set at $6,200 for suspects after West Monroe HS lockdown

Hutson and Herr (Source: OPSO)

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Total bond is now listed for the men charged in connection with causing a scare on the West Monroe High School campus Tuesday, Sept. 10.

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office website, the total bond for Theodore Herr and Matthew Hutson is $6,200.

Police say the two men entered the campus with holstered firearms setting off a series of events that resulted in an hourlong school lockdown and their arrests. When confronted by police, Hutson claimed they were part of a fugitive recovery task force. Police say that claim turned out to be untrue.

An arrest report says Hutson later stated that he was on school property because his girlfriend's granddaughter was involved in drug activity and he was doing a walkthrough to see what she looked like.

Both are charged with carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by a student or nonstudent on school property, unlawful disruption of the operation of a public school, and criminal trespass. The criminal trespass charge is a misdemeanor. The other charges are felonies. They were both booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.

As of Wednesday morning, both suspects were listed as being in custody.

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