The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned six indictments in its session that ended Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
Two of the indictments were issued publicly. Both are for second-degree murders, in connection with recent slayings.
* Roderick Dewayne Smith Jr., 19, of Shreveport, is charged in connection with the June 19, 2023 slaying of Jamani Dervon Johnson Jr. Mr. Johnson, 21, was shot outside his residence at the Jolie Apartments on Quail Creek Boulevard.
* Tremell Dexter Thomas, 54, also of Shreveport, is charged in connection with the March 19, 2023 slaying of Steve Graham Sr. Mr. Graham, 58, was shot several times at his residence in the 1500 block of Natalie Street,
One indictment was issued as a secret indictment, with no further details available.
Three indictments, all for crimes of a sexual nature, were returned under seal.
One charges Joshua Rashaud Carroll, 28, of Shreveport, is charged with battery of a dating partner and first-degree rape. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center June 17, 2023.
Harold Duane Brown, 42, of Shreveport, is charged with first-degree rape. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center June 22, 2023.
Jordan Lane Stroud, 34, of Yukon, Oklahoma, is charged with aggravated rape. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center July 11, 2023, where he remains under a million-dollar bond. He was arrested in Oklahoma County, Okla. June 22, 2023 on warrant for flight to avoid prosecution in Louisiana.