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DECEMBER 2015

12/30 CPSO investigating theft of vehicle
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify two people who may have information about a car theft at the Longwood General Store on Sunday, December 27, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Store video shows the man and woman being dropped off at the ...
12/30 CPSO seeks owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up a red mare with a start on its forehead in the 8200 block of Jefferson-Paige Road earlier this week. The mare was found on the property a month ago and has been cared by a private citizen since that time. The Sh...
12/30 Caddo Sheriff's Office investigating fatal ATV crash
An ATV crash in north Caddo Parish claimed the life of a Vivian man early this morning, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to 10186 Cross Creek Private Drive around midnight after the driver, 40-year-old David L. Terry, hit an embankment and fli...
12/28 Caddo, Shreveport officials keeping eyes on Red River
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for Caddo Parish, hosted a meeting this morning for local officials to discuss the current Red River flood levels and contingency plans to keep citizens and their property safe. The Red R...
12/23 Caddo Sheriff offers concealed carry class
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can complete most of the state requirements in one stop by attending a class from 8 a.m. to ...
12/17 CPSO announces extra patrols to address drunk driving
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is warning motorists that drunk driving won’t be tolerated through the holiday season. “If you’re over the limit and you drive, you’re under arrest,” said Sheriff Steve Prator. A grant provided by the Louisian...
12/15 Caddo SO seeks owner of donkeys
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up two donkeys Dec. 1 on the west end of Mira Myrtis Road between Vivian and Rodessa.             To claim the livestock or for more information contact Deputy Gary Baile...
12/15 Sheriff's Safety Town recognizes KCS locomotive engineer for promoting rail safety education
Stephen Prator Jr. received the Friends of Safety Town Award from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office for serving his community by promoting rail safety education at Sheriff’s Safety Town and through the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy Program. Prator is a loco...
12/13 Three dead in fatality crash
Three people died in a fatality crash in north Caddo Parish Saturday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. About 10:30 p.m., the Caddo Sheriff's Office was notified that a Toyota Corolla traveling southbound in the northbound lane of  I-49 just north ...
12/11 Shreveport man arrested for firing shots into home
A Shreveport man was arrested on a Caddo Sheriff’s warrant for firing shots into a Vivian home where several people were asleep inside, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On November 29, a woman reported someone shooting at her residence in the 500 block of North Hick...
12/8 Caddo Sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Office
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed for the Christmas holiday December 24-25 and for New Year’s December 31 and January 1. Tax payments will be considered delinquent if postmarked after December 31. Located inside the Caddo Parish Courthouse at 501...
12/5 Caddo man dies in one-vehicle accident
An Oil City man died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 5 a.m., James Washington, 60, was traveling westbound on LA Hwy. 530 (Belcher-Oil City Road) when his vehicle left the road, rolled over,...
12/3 Caddo officials monitoring Red River
Caddo Parish officials are continuing to monitor conditions on the Red River in anticipation of a 29.5-foot crest expected by late tomorrow afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of the Caddo Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. The projection w...

NOVEMBER 2015

11/30 Caddo students to graduate from DARE program
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at five local schools are celebrating their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremonies, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo deputies have spent the past 17 weeks teaching the D.A.R.E. ...
11/25 CPSO arrests Bossier man for aggravated rape
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Bossier City man for the sexual assault of a juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Mark Joseph Casciola, 59, was arrested today on an aggravated rape warrant obtained by Sheriff's Detective Jared Marshall. ...
11/25 Man arrested for burglarizing church
A Shreveport man was arrested for stealing items from a church under construction in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Michael Allen, 38, was arrested on Tuesday by Sheriff’s Cpl. Sean McCullough and was booked into the Caddo Correctional Ce...
11/23 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to graduate 38th class
Graduation exercises for the 38th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, at Summer Grove Baptist Church.   Graduates will take the oath of office, receive their badges, and participa...
11/21 Body discovered in burning car
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body discovered in a burning car last night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just after 9:30 p.m., deputies received a call from a citizen who said they heard an explosion. When the citizen went to investigate they discove...
11/20 Man charged with threatening public officials
A city police officer who was fired in October was arrested overnight on a warrant for threatening public officials, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Around 6 p.m. Thursday, Caddo Sheriff’s SRT members stopped a truck driven by 45-year-old James Paul Creighton...
11/20 CPSO seeks owners of loose livestock
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is hoping to reunite several loose cows and horses with their owners after the animals were picked up Thursday by the CPSO Stock Patrol.             Deputies picked up five cows...
11/19 Town clerk behind bars for theft
A town clerk for Oil City has been charged with stealing over $24,000, said Caddo sheriff Steve Prator. Melissa Doise, 44, of Oil City was charged with felony theft for embezzling cash and manipulating accounting records in an effort to conceal the theft of $24,654.29. ...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff's Captain escapes injury after tree falls on his vehicle
Caddo Sheriff’s Captain Larry Nunnery escaped with minor injuries after a tree fell onto his vehicle while traveling on Highway 538, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 12:50 p.m. today, Captain Larry Nunnery was traveling north on Highway 538 near Crescent Road, when...
11/18 Caddo Sheriff announces First Gun Class for Kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course."    The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on two dates - December 19th and January 9th.  Al...
11/17 Keithville man arrested for murder
A Keithville man is in jail for killing another man at a mobile home on Barron Road Monday night.   Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Garrett David Morgan, 18, was arrested for shooting 44-year-old Harold Addie in the face during a domestic dispute.   Det...
11/16 Three people cited for selling alcohol to underage; 30 businesses checked
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited three people on Friday during an investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies checked 30 businesses throughout the parish. The following is a li...
11/9 Three arrested after discovery of north Caddo meth labs
Three people were arrested Friday after evidence was discovered of a meth lab operation in the 600 block of Jenkins Road in Shreveport. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw said the arrests followed a tip to the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Tas...
11/6 Caddo Sheriff announces teen safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Monday, November 23, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. The safety course will cover distractions including texting, cel...
11/5 CPSO unveils new look for marked vehicles
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new look for its marked vehicles. Sheriff Steve Prator said that beginning this week, new vehicles purchased by the Sheriff’s Office will have blue and gold graphics that coordinate with the department’s new unif...
11/5 CPSO announces traffic safety enforcement grant
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission awarded $74,200 in federal traffic safety funding to the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for fiscal year 2016.   Prator said the funds will be used to provide overtime pay for deputies part...

OCTOBER 2015

10/28 Phone scammer pose as deputies to get money
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several people have reported receiving calls from someone who says they have a warrant for their arrest for miss...
10/27 CPSO offers Halloween safety tips
Halloween is almost here, but before your children head out to trick-or-treat, make sure you’re putting safety first, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Most importantly, know which houses your children should avoid. Find out if there are sexual offenders and predator...
10/25 Female dies in north Caddo crash
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is working a fatality traffic crash that claimed the life of woman, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 11:45 a.m. today, a witness reported seeing an overturned Ford pickup on Hwy. 170 east of Vivian. Sheriff's Lt. Michael ...
10/16 Caddo Deputy to receive Lifesaving Award
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will present the department’s Lifesaving Award to Cpl. James Norwood on Tuesday for his actions that saved the life of a 9-month-old baby.   The award presentation will take place at 8:30 a.m., October 20, at the Sheriff’s Re...
10/9 Fatality victim identified
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck by a train on Thursday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Austin G. Gullette, 56, of Keithville, was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a BNSF tr...
10/8 Man arrested for rape in '70s case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man for the rape of a young girl in the 1970s, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Roy Leon Robertson, 74, of Montgomery, LA, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Monday charged with aggravated rape. Robertson i...
10/7 Louisiana law enforcement comes to Caddo for fingerprint training
Law enforcement officers from multiple parishes are learning the basics of fingerprint identification during a week-long class at the Caddo Sheriff’s Re-Entry facility, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives and crime scene officers who previously had little to no ex...
10/1 Motorcyclist killed in crash
Caddo deputies are on the scene of a fatality crash that occurred earlier tonight near the Texas-Louisiana state line, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The driver of the Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed around 7:30 p.m. when he exited I-20 at...
10/1 Keithville man arrested for 62 counts of forgery
A Keithville man is in jail charged with 62 counts of forgery, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul Casabonne, 35, is accused of forging checks on an account for Life Quest Medical Supply in Shreveport. The checks were stolen during a burglary of the business in 2014. ...
10/1 Teen dedicates scouting project to Shreveport drowning victims
A Shreveport teen is dedicating his Eagle Scout Project to six teenagers who drowned while swimming in the Red River in 2010.             On Wednesday, Grant Muslow, an eighth grader at Caddo Middle Magnet and a membe...

SEPTEMBER 2015

9/29 Bookkeeper arrested for stealing $90,000
A company bookkeeper was arrested today and charged with stealing over $90,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Juanita Adams, 44, is accused of using her position at JLM Sartor, Inc., to steal funds from the company between February 2014 and June 2015....
9/28 Honorary deputy, 9, loses battle with cancer
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jamarion Daughtery, son of Caddo Deputy Jacqueline Daughtery. Jamarion, 9, passed away Sunday, September 27, after battling Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. A wake for Jamarion will be hel...
9/27 Drug Take Back event nets nearly 650 pounds
Caddo deputies along with State troopers and Shreveport Police officers collected 648 lbs of unused prescription drugs this Saturday during our National Drug Take Back event at Sheriff's Safety Town, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.  Deputies and...
9/24 Employee sells stolen wire from his workplace
A Bossier City man is behind bars for stealing electrical wire from his workplace and then selling the wire to customers, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Clayborne Whittington, 27 of the 1600 block of Holiday Place in Bossier City, was booked into Caddo Correctional Cent...
9/24 Employee arrested for selling stolen wire from his workplace
Clayborne Wittington, 27 of the 1600 block of Holiday Place in Bossier City, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for felony theft following an investigation by Caddo Detective Robert Presley. For the past six months, Wittington was stealing electrical wire from his ...
9/23 Caddo detectives investigating a suspicious death
Caddo detectives are investigating a suspicious death in the 1000 block of Barron Road in South Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies responded to a welfare concern in the 1000 block of Barron Road yesterday evening. Once deputies arrived they discovered...
9/23 Narcotics agents seize 26 marijuana plants
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Murray Street in Vivian, Louisiana in reference to an indoor marijuana grow. Agents received a tip from a concerned citizen in refer...
9/17 Drug Take Back event scheduled at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, September 26, at Sheriff's Safety Town as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.             Local law en...
9/14 Caddo detective solves another cold case
A Shreveport man was arrested today and charged with a 35-year-old cold case homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jimmy Lee Tigues, 62, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at a home in the 2700 block of Regent Street. The Task Force was acti...
9/11 Scammers pose as deputies to get money
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning residents to beware of a caller who identifies himself as a Caddo deputy and asks for money to keep you out of jail. Several people have reported receiving calls from someone who says they have a warrant for their arrest for miss...
9/11 Keithville man arrested for rape of juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man today for the rape of a juvenile under the age of 13, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Paul D. Harris, 28, was arrested at a house on Merrick Street in Shreveport. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for ag...
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