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APRIL 2024
Sat
Apr

20

Update: CPSO detectives investigate double homicide Caddo patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 3600 block of Back Path Road in Blanchard to conduct a residential check, said Sheriff Jay Long.    About 11:30pm last night, a resident saw a male fitting the description of Michael McKnight, 2...
Fri
Apr

19

Update: CPSO detectives investigate double homicide The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Michael McKnight, who is a person of interest in a double homicide that occurred in Blanchard on April 18.  McKnight is believed to be on foot, possibly in the Blanchard Furrh/Back Path area. His 2007 Ho...
Fri
Apr

19

CPSO detectives investigate double homicide Caddo sheriff’s detectives are investigating a double homicide, said Sheriff Jay Long.  Caddo patrol deputies conducted a welfare check this morning at a residence in the 5900 block of Attaway Hill Lane. After further investigation, two deceased victims we...
Fri
Apr

12

Sheriff Long swears in eight deputiesSheriff Jay Long swore in eight new deputies to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 11.   The new deputies are Elijah Kennon, Adam Hall, Shaquita Bryant, Kevina Maxie, April Maldonado, Reshiya Richardson, Logan Rowell and Ashley Samuel. &nb...
Thu
Apr

11

Updated: Keithville man arrested for first-degree rapeupdate: added Caddo Sheriff's SRT -------------------------------------------- Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man for first-degree rape, said Sheriff Jay Long. On April 10, Peyton Paul Melsha, 30, was arrested on an active warrant from a ...
Wed
Apr

10

Caddo deputy named 40 & 8 Louisiana Hero of the YearCaddo Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Lummus was honored April 4 as Hero of the Year by the 40 & 8 Voiture Locale 137 in Shreveport, said Sheriff Jay Long.  The organization also announced Lummus was chosen by its state organization as the Louisiana Hero of the Year a...
Fri
Apr

5

Calvary student arrested for school threats A student at Calvary Baptist Academy was arrested today for making threats involving school safety, said Sheriff Jay Long. The school’s resource officer, Corporal Derek Owen, was notified of the student’s threats on social media, and an arrest was made. Aft...
Thu
Apr

4

Southwood student arrested for threatsA student at Southwood High School was arrested today for making threats involving school safety, said Caddo Sheriff Jay Long. The arrest came after the school’s resource officer, Corporal Willie Williams, was notified that a student had posted threats on social m...
MARCH 2024
Wed
Mar

27

Caddo Sheriff seeks owner of loose livestockThe Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for the owner of two goats picked up in the 8100 block of Sundown Drive. The owner will have 10 days to claim the animals before they are sold at auction.  For more information, contact Sgt. Gary Bailey at 318-464-7920...
Thu
Mar

21

Caddo deputy receives Purple HeartA Caddo Sheriff’s deputy who was shot and wounded in the line of duty in February was awarded the department’s Purple Heart today during a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office Re-entry Facility. Sheriff  Jay Long presented the award to Cpl. Justin Dunn ...
Thu
Mar

21

Caddo School Board employees arrested for Felony TheftTwo Caddo Parish School Board employees were arrested in separate incidents for illegally receiving school funds, said Caddo Sheriff Jay Long.   An internal audit conducted by the School Board found Raquel Fuggins-Mock, the former principal at Werne...
Fri
Mar

15

Shreveport man arrested for second-degree batteryCaddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for second-degree battery in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Jay Long.   On March 14, Detective Jeremy Edward arrested Daniel Gray, 45, for stabbing a man during a physical altercation at a residence in t...
Thu
Mar

14

Greenwood man arrested for cruelty to juvenilesCaddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a Greenwood man for cruelty to a juvenile in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Jay Long. On March 6, Detective BreAnna Gerbine investigated a report of abuse at a residence on Scott Drive. The investigation revealed that a juvenile w...
Thu
Mar

7

Shreveport man and juvenile arrested for shootingCaddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two people for firing a weapon at an occupied residence in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Jay Long.   On February 26, sheriff's patrol deputies were called to a mobile home park in the 5800 block of Ol...
Thu
Mar

7

CPSO Cyber Crimes arrests man for child pornographyA Bethany man was arrested for possessing multiple images of child pornography, said Sheriff Jay Long.   Steven Turner, 48, was arrested on Thursday, March 7, following an investigation by Sheriff’s Cyber Crimes Detective Jared Marshall.   During ...
Tue
Mar

5

Two Caddo deputies promoted to top positions within Sheriff's OfficeCaddo Sheriff Jay Long has promoted two deputies to key positions within his administration. The promotions became effective today.   Captain John May was promoted to chief deputy and Captain Sharon Piggs was promoted to assistant chief of administration. May...
Fri
Mar

1

Shreveport man arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for the sexual assault of a juvenile and improper behavior with another,  said Sheriff Jay Long.      On February 29, Detective Christopher Ardoin arrested Dustin Metcalf, 30, after ...
Fri
Mar

1

Jay Long sworn in as new Caddo Parish sheriffJay Long was sworn in as Caddo Parish’s 24th sheriff during a ceremony today at Government Plaza. The former chief deputy for the Sheriff’s Office took his oath of office from Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Craig Marcotte before a group of fami...
FEBRUARY 2024
Tue
Feb

27

Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms training and personal safety courseCaddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the first Ladies' firearms and personal safety course for 2024. The course will be held on March 2 at the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy located at 15639 Hwy. 1 South. Pre-registration is mandatory to attend ...
Fri
Feb

9

Broken water main at Caddo District CourthouseDue to a broken water main and the lack of fire protection at the Caddo Parish District Courthouse located on 501 Texas Street. The courthouse will be shutdown until further notice.
Thu
Feb

8

Caddo Sheriff announces promotions and recognitionCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator held a ceremony at Government Plaza to promote five deputies and recognize several others for outstanding service. Sergeants E.J. Parker and Nickie Mastrodomenico were both promoted to lieutenant. Lieutenant Disha Darby was promoted to captain, ...
Tue
Feb

6

Caddo Sheriff hosts appreciation ceremony for reserve deputiesCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator hosted an event to show his appreciation for the reserve deputies who volunteer their time to police the Caddo Parish community. The Sheriff's Office has around 50 reserve deputies. The reserve unit includes lawyers, doctors, engineers, tech...
Fri
Feb

2

Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarshipCaddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $1000 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior.   The scholarship is made available each year through the Louisiana Sheriff's Honorary Membership Program to help ...
Fri
Feb

2

Prator announces early retirement from Caddo Sheriffs OfficeSheriff Steve Prator said he will retire early from the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office to accept a state appointment to the Louisiana Board of Pardons. Prator will be leaving his elected position four months shy of completing his sixth term as Caddo Sheriff. His last...
JANUARY 2024
Fri
Jan

26

Road closure on Ellerbe RoadThe southbound lane of Ellerbe Road from Bentway Circle to Flournoy Lucas is temporarily closed while SWEPCO workers replace a power pole. If you are driving in the area, please take an alternate route such as Leonard Road from LA Highway 1 or Southern Loop from Wallace Lake...
Fri
Jan

26

Phone scam portraying a Caddo deputy has resurfaced.The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a recent phone scam circulating in Caddo Parish. Financial Crimes Sgt. Chris Daniel says if you receive a phone call from someone stating he's Deputy Bryan Smith or any other CPSO deputy and he asks for mon...
Tue
Jan

23

REVISED Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy welcomed class #56Corrected the number of hours in the academy's curriculum.   The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy welcomed cadet class #56 on January 22. A group of 25 recruits from multiple agencies entered the Academy for the first time to receive...
Mon
Jan

22

CPSO seeks person of interest for injuring Public RecordsThe Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Shreveport man who has a warrant for his arrest, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On January 8, LaJavious Whitehead, 23, entered the Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Office and stole an original crimina...
Mon
Jan

22

CPSO seeking information on missing personThe Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 44-year-old Dorothy "Dottie" Yates-McCathran, said Sheriff Steve Prator. McCathran was last seen at her residence in the 10000 block of Vivian Airport Road on January 21, 2020....
Fri
Jan

19

Sheriff Prator to swear in 11 deputies.Sheriff Steve Prator swore in 11 new deputies to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 18.   The new deputies are Iriannah Barnhill, Tywon Bennett, Doris Cole, Julian Gaines, Landon Irby, Ladevion Hill, Lekesia Hinton, Cori Normand, Tashira Pr...
Fri
Jan

19

Shreveport man arrested for contributing to juvenile delinquencyCaddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for inappropriately  communicating with juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   On January 19, Detective BreAnna Gerbine arrested  Courtland Coleman-Savannah...
Mon
Jan

15

Revised: Road closure due to Winter WeatherROAD CLOSURE UPDATE: January 16, 2024, 7:00 p.m. Corrected LA Highway 169 closure. LA Highway 169 is closed starting north of Blanchard-Latex Road, going towards Mooringsport. No traffic can not pass through. LA Highway 169 southbound from Colquitt Road in Spring Ri...
Fri
Jan

12

Student arrested for school threats An 18-year-old student was arrested today for making threats involving school safety, said Sheriff Steve Prator.    The arrest came after a student, Jalisa Edwards, showed her mother a text message that possible harmful acts would be carried out at the school...
Wed
Jan

10

Shreveport man arrested for indecent behavior with juvenileCaddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man for illegal behavior with a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On January 9, Detective BreAnna Gerbine arrested Trenten Baker, 36, after a forensic investigation revealed he acted inappropriately with the juveni...
Tue
Jan

2

Update: Road closure due to minor accidentUpdate: All lanes of traffic are back open.    ----------------------------------------------------------- A road closure is in effect on LA 169 between Haygood Rd and Hwy. 71.   Caddo Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a minor accident ...