Willie Robertson’s Louisiana ranch was the site of a drive-by shooting, which resulted in the man’s arrest and charge. The man has now filed a defamation suit against Robertson and his family.
Daniel King Jr. was imprisoned after two homes in West Monroe were shot in April 2020. When one of the eight to ten shots he claims were fired at the house went through the bedroom window of a house where his son John Luke Robertson, his wife Mary Kate, and their infant son live, Robertson, 49, claimed he and his family were “quite rattled up.”
According to court records, King has filed a lawsuit against Willie, John Luke, and Mary Kate, alleging that their claims to police about the event were “planned, false, and ultimately defamatory.”
King claims in his lawsuit that Willie and John Robertson falsely accused him of harming his reputation. He is now suing the Robertsons, Willie Robertson’s Duck Commander company, and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department for monetary damages.
Furthermore, King claims that the police did not conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. He claims he was wrongfully charged with aggravated assault by a drive-by shooting. According to the 4th Judicial District district attorney’s office, King’s charge has been upgraded to felony unauthorized weapon use.
Willie Robertson discussed the incident with the local news outlet The News-Star in April last year, saying the culprit appeared to be “spraying bullets throughout my property.” According to witnesses, the second home was also hit by gunshots, according to Ouachita Parish authorities. According to the authorities, there were no injuries.
Robertson claimed several family members, including his daughter Sadie Robertson and her husband Christian Huff, lived at the estate during the coronavirus outbreak.
He claimed that everyone had been outside for five minutes before Robertson’s arrival. “I’d just gotten home from the grocery store when it happened.”
“We’re all fine,” Sadie Robertson wrote to her Instagram followers.
“Naturally, it upset us all, but we are just so grateful that everyone in our family is ok.” She wrote, “especially when one of the shots broke a window in my brother’s house.”
“We had all just entered the house, so the timing of where we were at the time was insanely protective. We’ve been thinking about Psalm 91 and our mutual gratitude for everything being okay; we appreciate your prayers.”
According to deputies, other passengers were in the car with the suspect at the time of the shooting.
The criminal case is still ongoing. The Robertsons’ representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander, a multimillion-dollar duck call and decoy company that inspired the A&E documentary about the small hamlet in north Louisiana.