The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned 13 true bills in its session that ended Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Six were for murders and associated crimes committed this year, while the remaining seven were for first-degree rapes and associated sex crimes.

 

* Jadavion Decorey Cooper, 21, and Dequavion Dangelo Pouncy, 19, both of Shreveport, were separately indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the February 15, 2024 shooting death of Jtorryon Williams. Mr. Williams, 20, was shot numerous times in the parking lot of an apartment in the 4300 block of Lakeshore Drive. Cooper’s indictment is docket No. 400427. Pouncy’s indictment is docket No. 400865.

 

* Deanthony Rayshon Griffin, 28, and Laterrion Treshon Watts, 23, both of Shreveport, and Demond Sirlloyd Baber, 22, of Fort Worth, Texas, were separately indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the February 11, 2024 slaying of infant┬áKarter Martin and the attempted second-degree murder of Isaiah Cooks. Martin, 1, was struck in the head by a bullet fired into an apartment in the 200 block of East Stoner Avenue in the early morning hours. Griffin’s indictment is No. 400232. Watts’ indictment is No. 400359. Babers’ indictment is No. 400520.

 

* Fatonious Ballard, 31, of Shreveport, was indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the February 18, 2024 slaying of Dwight Green and for possession of a firearm or a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. Green, 29, was shot and killed as he barbecued with friends in the parking lot of a business in the 5100 block of Broadway Avenue in the Mooretown neighborhood in west-central Shreveport. The case is docket No. 400341.

 

The indictments for sexual crimes were issued under seal, with few details available due to the nature of the alleged acts.

 

Charged with first-degree rape and indecent behavior with juveniles in Frank Mazen Jr., 38, of Shreveport. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center February 14, 2024. The case is docket No. 400225.

* Timothy Tippit III, no age or residence available, is charged with first-degree rape. The case is docket No. 400362.

* Christopher Dewayne Christaw, 34, of Shreveport, is charged with first-degree rape. He was booked into CCC on April 12, 2024. The case is docket No. 400437.

* Taurrez Richardson, 33, no residence available, was indicted for first-degree rape. He was booked into CCC February 28, 2024. The case is docket No. 400523.

* Dustin Metcalf, 25, of Shreveport, was indicted for first-degree rape. He was booked into CCC February 29, 2024. The case is docket No. 400578.

* James Lamont Washington, 50, of Shreveport, was indicted for first-degree rape. He was booked into CCC March 1, 2024. The case is docket No. 400572.

* Daniel Havis, 32, of Shreveport, was indicted for first-degree rape. He was booked into CCC January 25, 2024. The case is docket No. 399872.

 

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