Men set to stand trial in Caddo District Court this week for separate felonies failed to appear in court and bench warrants have been issued for their arrest.
Christopher James Fuller of East Tennessee Avenue in Vivian, 40, was set to appear for trial before District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr. When he failed to appear, Judge Hathaway issued the arrest warrant. No bond was set on it. Fuller also has ties to the Killeen, Texas, area, and has sent inappropriate text messages to the 16-year-old victim.
The case, stemming from an incident that occurred in May 2020, has docket No. 384376. The prosecutors are Assistant District Attorneys Courtney N. Ray and Jason Waltman. Fuller is defended by Carter Lawrence.
Romaine Demond Dugas, 38, of West College Street in Shreveport, also failed to appear. He faced trial in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.’s court, on charges of possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon and resisting an officer, docket Nos. 372874 and 374412. The prosecutor in his case is Cheyenne Wilson. Dugas is defended by Harry Johnson.
Anyone with information on Fuller or Dugas and their whereabouts should call the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Warrants Division at (318) 681-0670.
Theirs aren’t the only trials set for the courts this week. Other trials of interest include:
* In Section 3, before District Judge Chris Victory, Jeremy Walker, 36, of Dallas, Texas, goes on trial for two counts of first-degree rape, docket No. 383677. Prosecutors are Assistant District Attorneys Kodie K. Smith and Brittany Arvie. Walker is defended by Dave Knadler.
* Section 2, before Judge John D. Mosely Jr., Davario Xavier Cole, 23, of Shreveport, is on trial for attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and aggravated criminal damage to property, docket No. 376470. Prosecutors are Assistant District Attorneys Sam Crichton and Cheyenne Wilson. Cole is represented by Casey Simpson.