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  • Florida Teen Arrested After Videotaped Beating of 16-Year-Old With Autism Surfaces on Facebook

    August 17, 2014 1:13 PM

    (CNN WIRE) - An Okeechobee 18-year-old is accused of beating up a 16-year-old boy with autism, and the attack was recorded and posted online, according to an incident report from the Okeechobee City Police Department. The 18-year-old and an adult have been arrested in connection with the case. ... more »
  • Fugitives arrested for Terrebonne home invasion

    August 16, 2014 1:02 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Suspects in a home invasion in Terrebonne Parish are in custody. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 33-year-old Breiun Folse and 31-year-old Jennifer Truxillo, both of Lockport, were picked up Thursday in Raceland after authorities received an anonymous tip on their location. Authorities investigating a June... more »
  • Husband arrested in Philadelphia jogger's death

    August 10, 2014 3:05 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The husband of a jogger found strangled in a park has been charged with her murder, police said Sunday, days after they warned female runners to take extra precautions until the killer was caught. Authorities announced the arrest of 48-year-old Christopher Murray at a Sunday afternoon news... more »
  • Lake Charles Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

    August 3, 2014 11:40 PM

    Lake Charles- A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer when stopped by a Louisiana State Trooper this evening. On the August 3, 2014, at 06:30 p.m., a state trooper observed a vehicle speeding on U.S. Highway... more »
  • 83-year-old arrested for road rage shooting

    July 20, 2014 7:53 PM

    MIAMI - An 83-year-old man is in custody after he shot at another driver in a road-rage incident in Miami. The shooting occurred Friday afternoon at Northwest Seventh Street and Northwest 12th Avenue. Miami police said the driver of a white Acura, identified as Miguel Garcia, was leaving... more »
  • Rams LB Dunbar, NBA player Green arrested in Fla.

    July 20, 2014 5:13 PM

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two professional athletes have been arrested after fighting outside a Miami Beach nightclub. Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer says St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were arrested early Sunday outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach. Thayer... more »
  • Opelousas Man Arrested for Vehicular Homicide in Krotz Springs

    July 6, 2014 1:42 PM

    On Saturday evening, Louisiana State Troopers arrived to a singe vehicle crash on LA Highway 105 north of Krotz Springs. Preliminary investigation revealed that the crash occurred as 28-year-old Nicholas Lafleur of Opelousas, was traveling south on LA 105 in a 2005 Chevrolet truck. For unknown reasons Lafleur, traveling shouthbound,... more »
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old Arrested

    June 29, 2014 9:54 PM

    Baton Rouge law officials arrested 18 year old Jervernete George for allegedly raping a juvenile. Police say George is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl in an abandoned house. George is charged with aggravated rape, and is being held on a 150-thousand dollar bond. ... more »
  • Man arrested in woman's stabbing death on beach

    June 22, 2014 10:09 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A man who authorities say stabbed his girlfriend to death on a Grand Isle beach has been arrested. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 28-year-old Randy Marcel of Chauvin is jailed on suspicion that he stabbed 34-year-old Jennifer Dorzier, also of Chauvin. The... more »
  • Teenage Internet Porn Entertainer Arrested

    June 22, 2014 3:22 PM

    MIAMI | Miami-Dade police have arrested and charged a teenage internet porn entertainer after video of a sex party with three underage girls appeared online. Bianca Byndloss, 19, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor and promoting sexual performance of... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Negligent Homicide After Car Travels Over Side of Bridge

    June 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A are investigating a fatal crash on I-10 which claimed the life of a Florida woman after the vehicle she was riding in traveled over the side of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. At 8:12 p.m. June 13, 24 year old Lois Rudd of... more »
  • Two Arrested in Shooting Near 8th Street

    June 14, 2014 12:06 PM

    On Saturday, June 14, 2014, Lafayette Police arrested Elijah Jones (23) of Lafayette and Miles Boudreaux (22) of Lafayette in connection with a shooting. Around 3:15 a.m., a Lafayette Police Officer heard gun shots near the intersection of 8th Street and East Simcoe Street. While observing the area, the... more »
  • French trader arrested after fraud, odyssey

    May 18, 2014 9:34 PM

    PARIS (AP) - A Frenchman convicted of one of history's biggest trading frauds has returned home to serve prison time after a pilgrimage to the pope and a plea for presidential clemency. Jerome Kerviel, in footage shown on French television, crossed the border from Italy to France by foot late... more »
  • Allegedly Impaired Gonzales Man Arrested for Drive to State Trooper Headquarters

    May 11, 2014 8:21 PM

    Baton Rouge - On May 10, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop "A" proved that sometimes you don't even have to go on patrol to find impaired drivers. Troopers placed 31 year old Patrick W. Ruffner of Gonzales under arrest for DWI. The arrest came after Ruffner allegedly drove... more »
  • 12-year-old boy arrested for firing at school bus

    May 3, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested for shooting at a school bus. No one was injured. Baton Rouge police say the shooting happened Friday afternoon after the boy got into a fight with another student on the bus, which was taking them... more »
  • Robbery Suspect Demanding ATM Visit Arrested

    April 19, 2014 12:39 PM

    On April 18, 2014, Lafayette Police responded to an armed robbery in progress in the 5700 block of Johnston Street. Around 5:45 p.m., the victim told police he was sitting in his vehicle when the suspect allegedly opened the passenger side door, showed a handgun and demanded the his money... more »
  • Cajuns Basketball Player Arrested by UL Lafayette P.D.

    April 13, 2014 4:43 PM

    UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns basketball forward Shawn Long was arrested by UL Lafayette Police on Saturday, April 12. J ust after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Long was booked by Lafayette Police Department for entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden. Shawn Long, 2013... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Second Crowley Shooting

    April 6, 2014 10:23 PM

    Crowley Police have made an arrest in the Crowley shooting on Sunday. Officers arrested Joseph B. Guidry, Jr., 33 of Crowley. His arrest stems from a shooting that took place on the 500 block of West Hutchinson Ave early Sunday morning. Officers say Guidry allegedly walked up to a... more »
  • Two Grand Coteau Men Arrested In Connection With Burglary in the Arnaudville Area

    March 20, 2014 10:19 AM

    (St. Martinville, La.)- On March 18th, investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Myles Morgan, 20, Grand Coteau and Joshua Chavis, 22, also of Grand Coteau, in connection with a burglary on Courtableau Highway in Arnaudville. They were arrested on the following charges: Myles Morgan ... more »
  • Disinfectant put in coffee; woman arrested

    March 3, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 31-year-old Denham Springs woman on accusations she squirted a disinfectant into a co-worker's coffee cup with the intent of injuring the woman. Deputies tell The Advocate Cristina Collica was booked on a count of mingling harmful... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

    March 3, 2014 8:53 AM

    Acadia Parish- A Lake Charles woman is in jail today and charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road. On March 2, 2014 at 7:56 p.m., Troopers say 22-year-old Emily Marcantel of Lake Charles was allegedly driving a Ford Focus west on... more »
  • DeSoto Parish DA's employee arrested

    February 26, 2014 9:47 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A 12-year employee of the DeSoto Parish District Attorney's office has been arrested on assorted charges related to misappropriation of public funds. The Times reports 32-year-old Melanie Johnson Barber, of Mansfield, was booked Tuesday on charges of monetary instrument abuse, malfeasance and filing or maintaining false... more »
  • Alabama man arrested in La. bomb threat

    February 10, 2014 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities in Alabama have arrested a man wanted in Louisiana on accusations that he called in a fake bomb threat in November to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries campus. Casey Rayborn Hicks, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate 36-year-old Robert Todd... more »
  • Former volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

    February 6, 2014 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter faces four counts of simple arson in connection with fires that investigators say were intentionally set in a wooded area just south of DeRidder in 2012 and 2013. Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 26-year-old Brandon Harris, of Longville, Tuesday after a... more »
  • New Orleans man arrested in shooting death

    February 4, 2014 7:56 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies have arrested three people in the fatal shooting of an Ascension Parish man in St. Amant. The Advocate reports a sheriff's deputy found the body of 37-year-old Fred Martin Jr. in a St. Amant driveway on Friday night while the deputy was on his... more »
  • Father of armed robbery suspect arrested

    February 3, 2014 6:03 AM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested the father of one of two men charged with home invasion and armed robbery in Union Parish. Sheriff Dusty Gates tells the News Star that 51-year-old Boone Richardson "Richie" Brantley of Farmerville is charged with being an accessory after the fact on four... more »
  • Covington cop who arrested football refs demoted

    December 31, 2013 7:25 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz says a lieutenant who arrested two high-school football referees in October has been suspended without pay and demoted to sergeant. Lentz says Stephen Short must also pass an evaluation before he can return to work after the 10-day suspension, and cannot... more »
  • Son accused of setting house ablaze after fight with father

    December 30, 2013 8:19 AM

    A Lafayette man is behind bars on aggravated arson charges after he allegedly set his family's house on fire. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elias G. Road shortly after midnight. Investigators say 24-year-old Justin Bartlett was involved in a domestic dispute with his father before... more »
  • Shreveport police officer arrested

    December 20, 2013 8:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport police officer placed on administrative leave earlier this month has been arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with obstruction of justice. A police statement says 33-year-old Andre Wilson was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday afternoon, with bond set at $10,000.... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Carjacking Incident

    December 13, 2013 8:26 AM

    On December 11, 2013, at approximately 9:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Amy Street regarding a stolen vehicle. The two female victims told officers they were in the 1200 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway, when a white male suspect offered them money to give him... more »
  • Morehouse ex-deputy arrested for taking drug cash

    December 4, 2013 9:22 AM

    BASTROP, La. (AP) - The former commander of a drug task force in Morehouse Parish has been arrested on charges that he stole seized money from evidence. Christopher Balsamo, a 40-year-old former sheriff's lieutenant, was arrested Saturday and released on $2,500 bond. Legal papers reported by the Bastrop Enterprise show... more »
  • Opelousas man accused of raping four-year-old

    November 20, 2013 8:50 AM

    An Opelousas man is behind bars for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl. On Tuesday, police arrested 32-year-old Johnathon Meche and charged him with aggravated rape. According to investigators, Meche assaulted the child several times over an undisclosed period of time. Bond has not yet been set. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge woman arrested in feticide case

    November 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a 32-year-old woman who was wanted on counts of feticide after admitting to snorting powdered cocaine while seven months pregnant. Her child was stillborn. The Advocate reports Princess Beachem, of Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison Friday on counts of... more »
  • Girl arrested for bringing knife to school

    November 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police say a 10-year-old girl was arrested at Cypress Point Elementary School for reportedly bringing a knife onto the property and making threats against a teacher. Police Sgt. Mark Johnson tells The News-Star the female student had a butcher knife in a backpack and showed... more »
  • Suspect arrested in deadly Mardi Gras day shooting

    September 3, 2013 4:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested a suspect in a man's fatal shooting on Mardi Gras day. The police department says 24-year-old Devin Waterhouse was arrested last Friday in connection with the Feb. 12 death of 22-year-old Kiran Harris, who was shot in the head. Detectives took... more »
  • Morgan City Man Arrested Near Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    August 30, 2013 8:45 AM

    A Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with weed. The incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairground. Police say 25-year-old Antonio Marcus Campbell approached a carnival worker and offered him the... more »
  • Zwolle Police Officer arrested in porn case

    August 29, 2013 4:17 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Zwolle Police officer for pornography involving juveniles, indecent behavior with juveniles, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. State police booked 33-year-old Calvin L. Aaron Jr., of Zwolle, on Wednesday. He's being held in the Sabine Parish Detention Center. It... more »
  • Prison guard arrested in Lincoln Parish

    August 23, 2013 8:55 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - A Lincoln Parish prison guard accused of abusing an inmate has been arrested. Louisiana State Police say 58-year-old Danny Henshaw, of Farmerville, allegedly used excessive force on an inmate during a disturbance at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center earlier this month. Investigators say Henshaw surrendered Thursday... more »
  • DeQuincy man arrested in girlfriend's 2012 death

    August 8, 2013 7:34 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 53-year-old DeQuincy man has been arrested in the 2012 death of his girlfriend. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says the Anti-Crime and Tactical Team picked up Leo P. Thibodeaux Jr. at his home Wednesday in the death of his then live-in girlfriend, 37-year-old Toni... more »
  • 5 Madison Parish prison guards arrested

    July 26, 2013 8:19 AM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Five prison guards at the Madison Parish Detention Center in Tallulah have been arrested in connection to allegations of an inmate being abused at the prison. State Trooper Albert Paxton said the guards were arrested Thursday and all were booked with one count each of malfeasance.... more »
  • Auto parts store worker arrested in theft of $42K

    July 23, 2013 10:29 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Police say the manager of a Kenner auto parts has been arrested in the theft of almost $42,000 from the business. Sgt. Brian McGregor tells The Times-Picayune 43-year-old Gladys Fascitelli was booked with theft of more than $1,500. Investigators said Fascitelli allegedly took advantage of a... more »
  • Couple arrested after 7 kids left unattended

    July 8, 2013 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police arrested a married couple accused of stealing utilities and leaving seven children unattended while out buying groceries on July 4. The Advocate reports 39-year-old Eddie Robinson and 31-year-old June Robinson each were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on seven counts... more »
  • School Board president arrested in hit and run

    June 17, 2013 9:11 AM

    GREENSBURG, LA. (AP) - State police have arrested the president of the Livingston Parish School Board after a 21-year-old Mississippi man was killed in a hit-and-run in St. Helena Parish. Trooper First Class Melissa Matey says the accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday when William Iasigi, of Liberty, Miss.,... more »
  • Suspect in Hammond bank robbery arrested

    June 17, 2013 9:09 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a suspected bank robber in Ponchatoula less than 12 hours after he allegedly walked into First Guaranty Bank in Hammond Saturday and passed a note to a teller. Hammond police tell The Advocate 51-year-old Edmond Nunez, of Ponchatoula, was arrested in a joint... more »
  • Angola guard arrested in Livingston home invasion

    May 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 40-year-old corrections officer assigned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested in a Livingston Parish home invasion case. Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate Maj. Deujon Shane Worsham and two other people were arrested in... more »
  • Shane Vincent Arrested at Wal Mart

    May 8, 2013 5:49 AM

    Abbeville Police arrested Shane Vincent Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in the Abbeville Wal Mart. Vincent was indicted in Vermillion Parish with the second degree murder of a 3 month old girl, Jayla Broussard. The incident took place on November 25, 2012. The cause of death was ruled as blunt force... more »
  • Man arrested in death of 18-month-old

    April 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested, accused in the Monday death of an 18-month-old child. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Willie Stone, the boyfriend of the child's mother, faces a charge of first-degree murder. Detectives booked him Wednesday after the... more »
  • 2 brothers arrested in Craigslist scam

    December 21, 2012 10:20 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Two Donaldsonville brothers have been arrested after allegedly using a Craigslist ad to lure a man to Gonzales and rob him. Gonzales police Sgt. Steven Nethken told The Advocate a Baton Rouge man and his two young children responded to a Craigslist ad to purchase two... more »
  • Man freed by South Sudan arrested for kickbacks

    December 14, 2012 4:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A businessman recently released from prison in South Sudan has been arrested on charges of receiving more than $73,000 in illegal kickbacks in Afghanistan. A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday in federal court in New Orleans charges Elton Maurice "Mark" McCabe III, 53, of Slidell, La., with... more »
  • Katt Williams: Comedian Arrested

    November 16, 2012 5:05 AM

    He is to perform tonight in Oakland, California. But it's an incident that took place Wednesday that has Katt Williams in the news today. He's has been arrested after a man told Oakland police Williams whacked him upside the head with a bottle. Authorities say the comedian was taken into... more »
  • Former congressional candidate arrested

    November 13, 2012 4:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police have arrested former congressional candidate Gary Landrieu on an aggravated battery charge. Police say 54-year-old Gary Landrieu, the cousin of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. Monday after voluntarily surrendering to police. Police say Landrieu... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested for Alleged Indecency with Juvenile

    November 3, 2012 5:28 PM

    A Lafayette man is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Lafayette Police arrested 39-year-old Ashward Breaux yesterday on a warrant. Jail records show Breaux was released from jail yesterday on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court November 5, 2012.
  • Sex offender arrested at Halloween event

    November 2, 2012 8:14 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Simmesport man has been arrested for violating his contract as a registered sex offender by participating in Halloween activities. The Town Talk reports 49-year-old Bryant Washington was booked Wednesday with sex offender violation and failure to provide a proper identification card. Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies... more »
  • Lafayette Man Arrested After Stabbing

    October 21, 2012 7:37 PM

    Lafayette Police arrested Dwayne Wiltz after an altercation and stabbing on East Simcoe Street Friday night. Police said Wiltz is alleged to have stabbed the victim, a 20-year-old Lafayette man, during an argument that became physical. It happened at 10:00pm Friday in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street. ... more »
  • Ferriday woman arrested on Medicaid fraud charge

    October 16, 2012 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A personal care attendant from Ferriday has been arrested on charges she submitted false timesheets to her employer for work she didn't perform. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says 29-year-old Ullonda Rena Curry was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail last... more »
  • Former teacher arrested for theft from school

    October 12, 2012 8:55 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former teacher at North Caddo High School has been arrested for allegedly stealing $9,000 in materials from the school. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says 42-year-old Rodney Doyle, of Dubberly, was booked Thursday into the Caddo Correctional Center on charges of felony theft. Detective Charles... more »
  • Baton Rouge workers arrested in gasoline thefts

    October 3, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police have arrested four East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works employees accused of stealing gasoline from city-parish fueling stations while refueling government vehicles. In a news release received by The Advocate from Mayor-President Kip Holden's office, Ensley Joseph, Rodney Maxwell, Joyce Gatlin and... more »
  • Auburn's alleged tree poisoner arrested in Hammond

    September 25, 2012 9:32 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - A University of Alabama football fan awaiting trial on charges on poisoning of Auburn's beloved trees at Toomer's Corner has been arrested in Louisiana following a dispute over a refund for a lawnmower. The Hammond Daily Star reports Harvey Updyke Jr., 63, wanted $150 for returning... more »
  • Falcons' Abraham arrested on 2 obstruction charges

    September 25, 2012 9:22 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham is free on bond after being arrested on misdemeanor charges when authorities say he refused to leave an area taped off by police. Fulton County jail records showed Abraham was released from custody early Tuesday morning on a $7,000 total bond,... more »
  • Scott: 2 Arrested in Vehicle Fire

    July 29, 2012 2:41 PM

    On July 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Scott Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire located at 1312 Roper Drive, lot 106. Upon arrival at 12:38 AM, units observed a Chevrolet pickup truck fully involved in fire, next to a mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished; the truck... more »
  • Kenner Doctor Arrested, Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    July 28, 2012 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a medical clinic in Kenner has been booked with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Friday that 78-year-old Dr. George A. Farber Sr. surrendered to his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Thursday and was booked into the... more »
  • Oak Grove teen arrested in arson probe

    July 18, 2012 7:07 AM

    OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - An Oak Grove teenager has been arrested on suspicion of setting a fire that burned nearly 600 acres of land in West Carroll Parish. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain's office says 19-year-old Stacy James George was booked into the parish jail on one... more »
  • Mother Arrested for Shaking Baby

    July 13, 2012 10:53 AM

    A Jeanerette mother was arrested for allegedly shaking her baby. Roxanne Rivers is charged with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies say the infant was hospitalized in January 2011. Deputies added Rivers admitted to shaking her child. She has since been released on $10,000 bond.
  • Man arrested after stabbing 2 dogs

    July 6, 2012 7:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 23-year-old Baton Rouge man accused of stabbing two dogs with a barbecue pit fork has been arrested and booked into Parish Prison. The Advocate reports an affidavit of probable cause states Donnie Davis allegedly stabbed the dogs on June 8 at his home. The... more »
  • Carencro Teen Arrested for Indecent Behavior

    June 15, 2012 9:13 AM

    A Carencro teen has been arrested on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators arrested 17-year old Byron Keith Breaux, Jr. They say he had sexual intercourse with a 12-year old female relative. Breaux has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with no bond at this time.
  • Deputy arrested, accused of forgery

    June 13, 2012 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy accused of forgery has been arrested. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks says 22-year-old Shanequa Lovely had called in sick to work on Friday. Hicks says Lovely had excessive absences, so her supervisor asked her to provide a doctor's... more »
  • "Jersey Shore" Cast Member Arrested

    June 10, 2012 8:05 PM

    A "Jersey Shore" cast member has been arrested in the New Jersey town where the MTV show is based. Seaside Heights Police Chief Tommy Boyd tells WNBC-TV that Deena Cortese was arrested this afternoon on a disorderly conduct charge. Boyd says an officer saw her "a little intoxicated" and standing... more »
  • Teen arrested in fatal shooting

    June 4, 2012 8:12 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have booked a 16-year-old with second-degree murder. Police tell The Town Talk officers were called around 9:50 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered that during a disturbance between several people, a 19-year-old Alexandria man had suffered a gunshot wound.... more »
  • 5 arrested in alleged check-cashing scam

    May 29, 2012 9:35 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma police say five Jefferson Parish residents are accused of trying to cash fraudulent checks in several cities under a fake company name. Police tell the Courier that Alicia Caston, Chelsea Jenkins, Anthony Young, Kenyan Lundy and Adam Smith tried cashing checks in Houma, Laplace and... more »
  • Mom arrested in toddler daughter's drowning

    May 24, 2012 11:25 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, LA. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Prairieville mother on child desertion charges tied to the drowning of her 2-year-old daughter. Deputies tell The Advocate (http://bit.ly/JpLtYg ) juvenile and family services investigators found that 22-year-old Fallon Gautreau left the 2-year-old unsupervised with neighborhood children playing in... more »
  • Couple arrested for selling drinks out of home

    May 21, 2012 9:03 AM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - A husband and wife have been accused of breaking the law by selling alcoholic beverages in a restaurant they created inside their home. Police Chief Mike Knaps says Alteen and William Profit created a makeshift restaurant in their home, complete with seating, a disc jockey booth... more »
  • NO man arrested on child porn charge

    May 18, 2012 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A New Orleans man has been arrested on a charge of pornography involving juveniles. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 30-year-old Daniel R. Ponder was arrested earlier this week as part of a joint investigation involving his office's High Technology Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Baton... more »
  • Convent man arrested in fatal shooting

    May 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish deputies have arrested a Convent man in connection with a shooting at the Magnolia Housing Complex in Vacherie that left one man dead and a woman wounded. Sheriff Willy Martin tells The Advocate 26-year-old Joseph Monroe Johnson was booked Monday with first-degree murder... more »
  • Brother of ex-rep arrested on traffic warrant

    May 14, 2012 10:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The brother of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson has been arrested after detectives discovered he had an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation in Gretna. New Orleans police say prior to Archie Jefferson's arrest on Sunday, he refused to submit to further questioning about the recent... more »
  • 2 teens shot, another arrested in Shreveport

    May 14, 2012 10:52 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were hospitalized after gunfire broke out during an argument at a party in Shreveport early Sunday morning. After interviewing several witnesses, Shreveport police arrested a 17-year-old in the shooting and booked him with attempted first-degree murder Police say the suspect... more »
  • Bossier City student arrested for posting threats

    May 11, 2012 10:36 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old student at Parkway High School has been arrested after school officials found a posting on Facebook describing violent threats to the high school. Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies say the teen was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terrorizing after posting a... more »
  • Second suspect arrested in Natchez slaying

    May 10, 2012 7:20 AM

    NATCHEZ, La. (AP) - Natchez police have charged a second man in connection with the March shooting death of a man outside his home. The Natchez Democrat reports 18-year-old Frederick Hunt Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder. Natchez Police Lt. Craig Godbold said investigators have not determined Hunt's... more »
  • 3 suspects arrested in 2 carjackings in Metairie

    May 9, 2012 7:08 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says authorities have arrested three suspects in a pair of carjackings this week in Metairie. Two of the suspects - 20-year-old Thomas Riles, of New Orleans, and a 17-year-old boy from New Orleans - were arrested Monday night and booked on... more »
  • Man arrested in threats against district attorney

    May 8, 2012 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a 21-year-old Baker man for threatening on Twitter to shoot East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore outside the trial of rapper Torence "Lil Boosie" Hatch. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/JZ6GEB ) Dedrick Deandre Green was booked Monday on counts of public... more »
  • Woman arrested after lost child found

    May 7, 2012 9:19 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 26-year-old Keithville woman remains in jail after allegedly losing her one-year-old son in the woods in southwest Caddo Parish. Megan Ashley Brewer was booked with child desertion. Caddo sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick told The Times Brewer took the boy into the woods just before 3... more »
  • Shreveport woman arrested in parking lot shooting

    May 1, 2012 10:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old Shreveport woman wanted for firing several shots at a man in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Easter Sunday has been arrested in Nevada. Police say Esclarea Smith was taken into custody in Las Vegas by members of the United States Marshal's Task Force. Smith... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Barksdale Air Force Base flight mechanic who had inappropriate communications with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. The American Press reports William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of... more »
  • Webster Parish fire chief arrested

    April 18, 2012 9:58 AM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - Another Webster Parish fire chief has been arrested - making five parish chiefs arrested in the past five years. Tuesday's arrest of 47-year-old David W. Camp on charges of improper spending came just hours before a counterpart in a neighboring district resigned amid a criminal investigation... more »
  • Lutcher man arrested in theft of crawfish

    April 17, 2012 9:32 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - St. James Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old Lutcher man accused of stealing 166 pounds of crawfish from a seafood store. The Advocate reports Anthony Chauvin was booked Friday with single counts of theft of crawfish and criminal damage to property. Deputies say... more »
  • 3 Arrested Employees Stay on City of Opelousas Payroll

    April 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    An Opelousas police officer and two public works employees remain on the city's payroll, after being arrested and charged with various crimes. Police Officer Yolanda Lewis is charged with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. She's accused trying to cover up her husband, Quinn Lewis' crime of stealing... more »
  • Bossier man arrested in online juvenile sex sting

    April 12, 2012 7:40 AM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a 46-year-old Bossier City man is being held on $180,000 bond after an online sex sting. He says Dennis W. Martin allegedly suggested sex to a deputy posing online as a 14-year-old girl, and suggested he could be her pimp.... more »
  • Monterey man arrested for video voyeurism

    April 11, 2012 8:12 AM

    MONTEREY, La. (AP) - State police investigators have arrested a 39-year-old Monterey man for video voyeurism. Troopers tell The Town Talk they received a criminal complaint from the Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office. Jason Hewitt was booked into the Concordia Parish Detention Center Tuesday. Troopers say the criminal complaint was alleged... more »
  • Walker man arrested on child porn allegations

    April 4, 2012 9:46 AM

    WALKER, La. (AP) - The state attorney general says a Walker man has been arrested and booked on 20 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Authorities jailed 25-year-old Cody Bryant on Tuesday following an investigation by the attorney general, federal Homeland Security Investigations and the Livingston Parish sheriff. Bryant is accused... more »
  • La. man arrested in Miss. shooting death

    April 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Franklin County man is dead and a Louisiana man behind bars following a shooting in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports the victim, 41-year-old Cleveland Ezell Wilson of Roxie was killed by gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. Natchez Interim Police Chief Danny White says police... more »
  • Man arrested in 6-year-old Thibodaux killing

    March 30, 2012 10:20 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A man has been arrested in connection with a Thibodaux bar owner's shooting death nearly six years ago. The Courier reports that 41-year-old Bruce Williams was fatally shot near his home on May 22, 2006. Police said robbery may have been the motive. The Lafourche Parish... more »
  • Owner of gold store arrested in sale

    March 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Denham Springs police have arrested the owner of a gold-buying store, accused of violating "secondhand dealer laws." Detective Zach Albritton said in a press release to The Advocate that 61-year-old Ahmad Asmar of Baton Rouge owns We Buy Gold in Denham Springs. Albritton said secondhand... more »
  • Cotton Valley fire chief, assistant arrested

    March 27, 2012 9:47 AM

    COTTON VALLEY, La. (AP) - The chairman of a Webster Parish fire district board says the chief and assistant chief of District No. 8 "technically" keep their titles in spite of their arrests on charges alleging they stole from the department. Both Chief Dennis Meshell and Assistant Chief Adam Hurley... more »
  • Former Priest Arrested, Neighbors Say They Had "Suspicions"

    March 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    A former priest, living in Duson, is now accused of sexually abusing children while working for the church. 56-year-old Mark Broussard is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and 52 counts of sexual battery, after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said a 34-year-old man came forward and accused the... more »
  • Delhi woman arrested for exploitation

    March 23, 2012 6:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 58-year-old Delhi woman has been arrested and booked with three-counts of exploitation of the infirmed. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says Lillie W. Griffin was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Richland Parish Prison. It was not immediately known whether she remained in custody... more »

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