A Shreveport man scheduled for trial in Caddo District Court Monday, August 5, 2019, pleaded guilty as charged to domestic violence and other charges just before proceedings were scheduled to begin.

Davin Demon Dale, 31, faced trial on charges of domestic abuse aggravated assault, felon in possession of a firearm, and four separate counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

In June of 2018, Dale pulled alongside his estranged wife’s vehicle, which was carrying his wife, his wife’s friend, Dale’s 4-year-old son and three of his wife’s friend’s children, aged 4, 9 and 11. Dale threatened his estranged wife with a firearm, pursued her in his vehicle and fired the weapon multiple times, with four rounds striking the vehicle. The women and children managed to escape uninjured to a nearby gas station.

Dale has an extensive history of domestic abuse batteries against his wife and a prior conviction for second-degree battery where he shot a family member in a leg.

When Dale returns to District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court August 22, 2019, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years on multiple crimes of violence and a maximum of 20 years for conviction as a felon in possession of a firearm. The State will ask for a portion of the sentences to run consecutively.

After the defendant pleaded guilty as charged, the victim remarked that she “could finally breath now.”

The case was prosecuted by Caddo Parish Special Victims Unit Prosecutors Sam Crichton and Britney Green. Dale was defended by Edward Mouton.