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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating the death of a 3 month old infant.  Deputies responded to the Ouachita Fire Dept. Station on Blankston Road at approx. 11:30 pm.  Wednesday evening. 

 

Warrants Issued in WM Package Thefts

Mar 22, 2018
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The investigation into the theft of commercially delivered packages at residences in the Arkansas Road and other areas has led to warrants being issued for two suspects believed responsible.

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Research shows that one in three young people will go through an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention looks at those issues with a panel of local experts. The live radio discussion was recorded Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe.  

Panelists include Daryl Johns from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Melanie Clark from the Wellspring Alliance, and Valerie Bowman of the Family Justice Center. 

Four people have been arrested in the death of a Louisiana man who police say was lured into a trap.  

An Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office release Monday says 35-year-old Jason Giles, 38-year-old Joseph Oncale, 35-year-old Mark Forbes and 28-year-old Fallon Gautreau were each arrested on charges of first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery in the death of 48-year-old Brian Long, who was found Sunday. Forbes is also charged with attempted armed robbery.  

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Update: 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26:

An arrest has been made in reference to the double homicide that occurred on the campus of Grambling State University that claimed the lives of Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell.

Jaylin M. Wayne has been arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection to the shooting deaths of Andrews and Caldwell. Andrews and Wayne were both GSU students.

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A lawsuit has been filed by the MacArthur Justice Center, a non-profit civil rights legal organization,  on behalf of two Orleans Parish Inmates who were being housed at a prison in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

The lawsuit states that Jessie Crittindon and Leon Burse were held in custody for five months after they should have been released. The men were held the East Carroll Parish Riverbend Detention Center and were eligible for release in August 2016. Crittindon and Burse were released in January 2017.

A team of grief counselors is at David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, following Thursday's prison escape and murder. The Department's Critical Incident Stress Management team is offering counseling to staff, relatives, and offenders.

Thursday afternoon, trusty 39 year-old Deltra Henderson escaped from the prison, during which time he allegedly killed the 18 year-old daughter of a David Wade Correctional Center employee who lived on prison property. Out of respect for the family, her name is not being released at this time. 

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Sheriff Jay Russell and members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office are mourning the loss of a Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputy in the line of duty early this morning, Sunday, April 30, 2017. 

Deputy Justin L. Beard, age 26, was killed in a one vehicle traffic accident while responding to a burglar alarm during a severe thunderstorm. 

Deputy Beard had been employed by the OPSO for 3-1/2 years and assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. 

He is survived by his wife and 3 young children. 

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 A sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge while on duty.

 

Local news outlets report that the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy was rushed to the hospital after being shot late Saturday. Reports say he and another deputy were conducting an investigation when the shooting occurred.

 

A suspect was shot and injured and taken to a hospital.

 

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A former teacher is accused of improper conduct with several high school students. 

Christian J. Amos, age 25 of Monroe was arrested after an investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit.  He is being held on numerous drug charges, prohibited sexual conduct between a educator and student, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Amos was formerly the choir teacher at Neville High School in Monroe. He resigned from the school in January.

He is being held in Ouachita Correctional Center on $90.000 bond.

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