UPDATE: Robert Lee Heard has been taken into custody by Shreveport Police Department. Eunice Police will travel to Shreveport today for transfer back to Eunice to face 1st degree murder charges. The address where last nights murder took place (111 Prairie Street Eunice) is the same home where Gerald Bellard murdered Delores Wilkes 18 months ago.
The Eunice Police Department responded to 111 Prairie Ave in reference to a reported homicide. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased female in the home. During the investigation officers learned that the suspect was the husband of the deceased victim. The suspect is Robert Lee Heard and he's considered armed and dangerous. Heard is 5' 11″ 203 pounds. Heard has a previous arrest in California for 2nd degree murder and a previous arrest for attempted 1st degree murder by Shreveport, La police in 2003. He was just released from prison on July 26,2011 and is on parole. He's listed as a very violent individual. He should be driving a 1998 Buick Lesabre 4 door white in color bearing Louisiana plate VWY997. (see attached photo of a similar car) He has friends and relatives in Ville Platte, La and Shreveport, La. Please notify police if this person is spotted. The main dispatch number to the Eunice Police Department is 337-457-2626 ext 6.