Allan Corby Haltom, who police believe shot his wife Angela on the parking lot at First Baptist Church in Bossier yesterday, was under a restraining order that had just been re-issued yesterday morning.
He also was facing criminal charges from an incident that occurred in June.
On June 5th, according to filings in the Bossier Clerk of Court’s office, Haltom told his estranged wife that she could bring the children and get some personal items and that he would not be at the house.
When they entered the house, he was hidden in an armoire and came out with a pistol in his hand. When Angela Haltom ran down the hall, he told her ‘it’s not for you’. He then allowed the young people to leave the house.
Police were called and he came out of the house without incident.
After the incident, it was discovered that he had dead-bolted the doors to the house and had unplugged the garage door opener. He also had left some savings bonds and a note outside for his mother, stating that he was sorry for what he was going to do to himself and Angela.
Within the next 4 days, Angela filed for divorce and for a protective order, which is a civil proceeding. That order was issued on June 9th, and on that same day Allan Haltom was charged with one count of kidnapping and with four counts of aggravated assault. Bond was set at $75,000 on the kidnapping charge and at $20,000 on each charge of aggravated assault, for a total of $155,000. His attorney immediately filed for bond reduction, noting that he was well settled in the area, retired after 20 years of military sevice and had no criminal history.
Judge Bolin signed an order reducing bond to $2,500 for each charge of aggravated assault and $10,000 for kidnapping, for a total of $20,000.
The order reducing bond also required that Haltom check into VA hospital and not leave until a Doctor opined that he was not a threat to himself or others, and that he continue with follow-up care and enroll with the Sheriff’s Probation Department so his progress could be monitored. I was unable to find out how long he stayed in the hospital or if he had followed up.
Angela Haltom was back in court yesterday morning with an application to have the protective order re-issued, as it was set to expire. The court approved it.
That all led up to the events yesterday afternoon.