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DECEMBER 2014
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Dec

17

CPSO arrests suspects in 26-year-old homicideCaddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two men for a 26-year-old homicide that occurred in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Claudell Staten’s body was discovered by a passing motorist on Ellerbe Road north of Robson Road on March 20, 1988. He ...
Tue
Dec

16

Three people arrested in forgery ringThree people are in jail charged with participating in a forgery ring that netted nearly $12,000, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.             The investigation began in November when numerous counterfeit checks were...
Tue
Dec

16

Caddo Sheriff promotes two deputiesTwo deputies were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony this morning at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. Ondray Miles and James Moore will serve as sergeants in the Patrol Division, Sheriff Steve Prator said during a ceremony before family,...
Mon
Dec

15

Bossier City man arrested for molesting a juvenileCaddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested James Hardy Pitman for molestation of a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s Detective Jared Marshall began an investigation after a 9 year old female reported that a family member, James Pitman, had sex...
Wed
Dec

10

CPSO arrests man for soliciting murderCaddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for solicitation of murder, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Martin Robinson, 51, was transported to the Caddo Correctional Center from Oakdale Federal Prison on Tuesday. He was booked into CCC on a wa...
Tue
Dec

9

CPSO seeks suspects in armed robberyCaddo Sheriff’s detectives are looking for three men that tazed a female employee at the Relay Station and stole her purse, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.             The robbery occurred around 10 p.m. on Sa...
Mon
Dec

8

Sheriff Prator to swear in auxiliary deputies Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program will be at 6 p.m. Monday, December 15, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates are Kristina Kay Andrews, Linda Sue Effinger, Elizabeth F. Harris, Rickey R. Horton Sr., Kimberly D...
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Dec

8

Businesses join CPSO in supporting Angel TreeRent One is joining the Caddo Sheriff’s Office in collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. New toys can be dropped off at Rent One in Shreveport at 9174 Mansfield Road or in Vivian at 516 Pine Street. All donations will be given to the Cad...
Fri
Dec

5

CPSO seeks two men for burglary* Update: Ranney turned himself in at CCC today. Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two suspects who stole items from a home that was under construction, said Sheriff Steve Prator. According to detectives, on November 9, Steve Ranney and Wesley Dowden w...
Thu
Dec

4

Bookkeeper arrested for theftA bookkeeper at Jeb Breithaupt Design was arrested for theft following an investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Stacy S. Poindexter, 44, of the 5700 block of Lakeside in Bossier City, is accused of using her position to m...
NOVEMBER 2014
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Nov

26

More marijuana found on Roy RoadA home identified in October as the site of a large-scale marijuana growing operation received another visit from law enforcement on Tuesday. This time agents found 47 marijuana plants inside, said Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw. Agents with the Caddo-...
Wed
Nov

26

Caddo Sheriff's Office receives traffic enforcement grantThe Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for increased traffic enforcement, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The grant will be used to provide extra-duty enforcement of DWI, occupant protection, and speed law...
Mon
Nov

24

Caddo Sheriff's Regional Academy to graduate 36th classGraduation exercises for the 36th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at Summer Grove Baptist Church.   Graduates will take the oath of office, receive their badges, and particip...
Wed
Nov

19

Man wanted for selling stolen oil field batteriesCaddo Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating Scotty Sepulvado, who's wanted for the crime of unauthorized use of a moveable. Sepulvado is accused of selling oil field batteries that were stolen from a Chesapeake Energy site on Newson ...
Fri
Nov

14

Deputies arrest north Caddo vehicle burglarCaddo detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts in north Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives arrested Patrick Oneal Smith, 37, after a six week long investigation into a number of vehicle burglaries and ...
Fri
Nov

14

Four arrested, drugs seized during narcotics operation Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested four suspects during the execution of two search warrants Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit along wi...
Thu
Nov

13

Caddo Sheriff offers 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 January 3rd.  The class will be held at ...
Thu
Nov

6

Barbecue to benefit deputies after house fire A barbecue benefit will be held Friday, November 7, at Caddo Correctional Center in support of two Caddo deputies whose home burned recently. A fire originated in the kitchen of the house belonging to Deputy Rickey Evans and his wife, Detective Yomeka Evans. While the fi...
OCTOBER 2014
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Oct

31

Restaurant burglar arrestedA man is in jail for breaking into two north Shreveport businesses, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Joshua Deon Gay, 24, of Shreveport, was charged by Caddo detectives with breaking into Trejo's Mexican Restaurant on North Market Street and Taco Bell on North Po...
Thu
Oct

30

Computer chat lands Doyline man in jailA Doyline man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for participating in a sexual online chat with what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s Detective Jared Marshall began the online investigation after he was ...
Thu
Oct

30

CPSO to host AARP Safe Driving ClassCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, November 7, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shreveport. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This is a 4-hour refresher course for dr...
Wed
Oct

29

Newpaper carrier arrested for theftA carrier for the Inquisitor newspaper was arrested for stealing over $1,000 from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Rebecca Teague was arrested for felony theft following an investigation by Det. Bobby Herring of the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Uni...
Mon
Oct

27

Keithville man arrested for molesting juvenileCaddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man for molesting a juvenile 20 years ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Melvin Howard Logue, who is now 69, is accused of improperly touching a young girl who was 4-5 years old at the time. On Friday, Logue was boo...
Fri
Oct

24

CPSO investigates vehicle break-insThe Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that have occurred over the past several weeks near Northwood High School, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives say the person seen in these photos taken near the locations where burglaries have...
Fri
Oct

24

Loss prevention officer arrested for stealingA loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop was arrested for stealing over $500 in store merchandise, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Joshua Faulk was responsible for catching and reporting shoplifters, but he began stealing from the store himself. Dur...
Thu
Oct

23

Sheriff Prator urges parents to check Sex Offender RegistryCaddo Sheriff Steve Prator is urging parents to check the Sex Offender Registry before Halloween. “It is critical to ‘Know Before You Go’ this Halloween,” he said. “There are currently 549 sex offenders living in Caddo Parish. Another 201 wi...
Wed
Oct

22

Escapee captured Update:  Christopher Picard was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. tonight by the Caddo Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshal's Task Force. Following citizens' tips, deputies went to the 4100 block of St. Vincent Avenue where they found Picard at a residence ...
Tue
Oct

21

Seven deputies promotedSeven Caddo deputies were promoted during a ceremony this morning at the Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Facility. Demetria Parker was promoted to captain; Alfred Dinkins, lieutenant; Tamika Brewer, Frank Edmondson, Pam Purgerson, and Mike Vaitkus, sergeant; and Precious...
Wed
Oct

15

Suspect wanted for domestic abuse batteryCaddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate Tracey Damon McDonald, who is wanted for domestic abuse battery. McDonald is accused of strangling his girlfriend at their Keithville home on June 14. He fled the scene before deputies arri...
Fri
Oct

10

Marijuana grow on Roy Road seized by law enforcement A home on Roy Road was the site of a drug investigation that yielded evidence of a large-scale marijuana growing operation, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw. Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit were called to 1944 Roy ...
Fri
Oct

10

Suspect sought for crimes against juvenilesThe Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Hunter Boone, a suspect in a criminal investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Boone, 19, is wanted for providing marijuana to juveniles, sexually assaulting a juvenile, and making...
Thu
Oct

9

Blanchard couple arrested for distributing marijuanaThe Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested a Blanchard couple for distributing marijuana, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. On October 7, agents assisted by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and K-9 Unit, condu...
SEPTEMBER 2014
Tue
Sep

30

Sheriff's Office to hold Fish Fry The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the event will be used the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Lunches are $6 and include f...
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Sep

26

Four cited for alcohol sales to minorsAn investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons resulted in four summonses being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25, the Sheriff’s Youth Services Division checked 28 businesses for complianc...
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Sep

28

Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks missing person UPDATE* Update: Coker returned home today. She provided no information regarding her whereabouts for the past few days.   Original Story: The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 34-year-old Jenifer Coker. Coker was last s...
Fri
Sep

19

Deadline nears to sign up for Caddo auxiliary deputy classThe deadline is approaching to sign up for the next Caddo Sheriff's auxiliary deputy class, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff’s deputies by volunteering their services to the Sheriff’s Office in a non-enforce...
Thu
Sep

18

Remains found on sandbar identifiedRemains found on a sandbar in Red River have been positively identified as 42-year-old Janice Northcross of Ashdown, AR, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma. A forensic dentist in Baton Rouge used dental records to make the identification. ...
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Sep

18

Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold Citizens' AcademyThe Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for its fall 2014 Citizens’ Academy.  Participants in the Citizens’ Academy are given an inside look at the Sheriff‘s Office while learning about the specific areas where d...
Thu
Sep

18

Man wanted for negligent homicide arrested in TexasA Jefferson, Texas, man has been arrested in connection with a March 2014 crash in Caddo Parish that left a woman dead, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Phillip Ray Lilley, 30, was arrested Wednesday in Jefferson by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force of East Texa...
Wed
Sep

17

Murder suspect returned to Caddo ParishA murder suspect who was arrested in Mexico is back in Caddo Parish said Sheriff Steve Prator. Mark Colby, 57 of Shreveport was picked up in Del Rio, Texas by deputies assigned to the Caddo Sheriff's Warrants Division and flown back to Shreveport,where he was booked ...
Wed
Sep

17

Postal employee busted taking marijuana from packagesA United States Postal Service employee is behind bars after narcotics agents caught him in possession of a large amount of marijuana said Sheriff Steve Prator. Russell Leon Ellis of Shreveport was arrested by agents of the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit for possession ...
Mon
Sep

15

Michigan man charged with sexual batteryCaddo deputies arrested a Michigan man for sexual battery of a juvenile girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Eric Douglas, 26, of Muskegon, MI, was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center following an investigation by Sheriff’s Detective ...
Mon
Sep

15

Couple arrested for cruelty to childA Bethany couple was arrested for cruelty to a juvenile after they delayed seeking medical treatment for a toddler with a head injury, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jeffrey Noble, 27, and Stephanie File-Malone, 26, told deputies the 15-month-old girl was injured when ...
Thu
Sep

11

Bones found on Red River sandbar are humanBones found on a sandbar in Red River are human, according to Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma. An “intact female adult skeleton,” including a skull, have been located, but it’s too early to provide further information, he said. The Caddo Sheriff...
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Sep

10

Bones found on Red River sandbarThe Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Caddo Coroner’s Office are investigating the discovery of bones on a sandbar in Red River, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were alerted by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Friday that a bone was found on the...
Tue
Sep

9

Mooringsport man charged with molesting juvenileA Mooringsport man who was arrested this past month for possessing child pornography is now facing additional charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives continued their investigation of Richard Elmore Jr., 35, after finding images of child pornography on Elmore...
Mon
Sep

8

Arrest made in Vivian shootingCaddo Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of the Vivian Police Department, have arrested one man in connection with an afternoon shooting, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before noon today, deputies and police were called to the Monterey Hills Apartments in ...
Sun
Sep

7

Caddo SO investigates late night fatal crashCaddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash that left a teenaged driver dead late last night said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred last night just before 11 p.m. near the 8400 block of Springridge Texas State Line Rd. According to Sgt. Richard Smith...
Wed
Sep

3

Caddo Sheriff warns citizens of scam Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning citizens to beware of a scam where callers claim to have information about a friend or family member in need of help. Recent calls to citizens in our area aim to convince the person receiving the call that their loved one is either i...
Tue
Sep

2

Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driver classThe Caddo Sheriff's Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, September 12, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shreveport. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This is a 4-hour refresher course ...