Slidell, Louisiana—The Slidell Police Department arrested 48 year-old Terry Hoyt of New Orleans for attempting to kill a man with whom his wife had engaged in an extramarital affair. Around 11:00pm on Monday, August 8, 2011, the Slidell Police Department received a 911 call from a woman who stated that her husband was trying to kill her and her boyfriend. The woman also stated that her husband was chasing her around the parking lot of the TA Truck Stop with a gun. Slidell Police officers arrived within one minute of the 911 call and were able to apprehend Terry Hoyt, as he was attempting to flee the scene.
After speaking to Mr. Hoyt's wife, whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons, she stated to officers that her husband recently discovered she was having an extramarital affair, and had been holding her captive at their residence in New Orleans. Mr. Hoyt forced his wife to send a text message to her boyfriend and asking him to meet her at the TA Truck Stop in Slidell to pick her up. Mr. Hoyt then forced his wife into a vehicle and drove her to Slidell to meet the boyfriend. After arriving at the TA Truck Stop, Mr. Hoyt forced his wife to stand in the rear parking lot, while he hid in the woods waiting for the boyfriend to arrive. After the boyfriend arrived, Mr. Hoyt told his wife to hug her boyfriend and then step back so he could shoot him. Mr. Hoyt told his wife that if she betrayed him by calling for help, he would kill her as well.
The boyfriend, not knowing that Mr. Hoyt had devised a plan to kill him, drove to the TA Truck Stop. As the boyfriend was turning into the TA Truck Stop, an 18-wheeler drove between Mr. Hoyt and his wife. Mr. Hoyt's wife took this opportunity to run for safety, began to scream for help, and dialed 911. When Mr. Hoyt realized that his plot had been foiled, he attempted to flee, but was soon caught by the Slidell Police. The New Orleans Police Department was contacted, and they are currently investigating Mr. Hoyt in reference to allegations that he held his wife hostage and brutally beat her for up to three weeks. The Slidell Police were able to locate an Astra 9mm pistol at the scene of the crime, which had obliterated serial numbers. At the end of the investigation, the Slidell Police Department charged Terry Hoyt with:
- Attempted Murder - Second Degree Kidnapping - Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number
Mr. Hoyt is currently in the St. Tammany Parish Jail and will possibly be facing additional charges from the New Orleans Police Department.