Two more Caddo Parish teens will be tried as adults for their alleged roles in recent crimes, Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. says.


Marques Wilson Jr. and Caden Thomas, both 17, will be transferred from juvenile court and tried as adults in connection with the Sunday April 7, 2024 group beating and robbery of a man outside the David Raines Community Center in Shreveport.


The incident arose after a fight between two females, one of whom asked the group of males to beat up the victim who was the boyfriend of the other female. The victim was beaten, kicked and struck with a rifle. He was hospitalized with a fractured nose and bruised intestines. In addition, several items were stolen.


Wilson and Thomas, along with six other adults — Desmond George, 22;  Donavyn Simpson, 25; Patrick Stricklin, 25; Durioki Hawkins, 30; Franklin Williams, 20; and Donya Williams 19 — are all charged with armed robbery and second-degree battery with regard to this incident, and will face trial before Caddo Parish District Judge Mike Pitman. An arrest warrant remains for Keandre Dotie, 19, in this incident.  If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Shreveport Police Department at 673-7300.


A recent Louisiana law mandates that all 17-year-olds arrested for crimes committed after April 19, 2024, will be prosecuted in adult court.