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Caddo Grand Jury Returns Numerous Indictments

Caddo Grand Jury Returns Numerous Indictments

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned a number of true bills Tuesday, September 19, 2017, most in connection with sex crimes. One indictment was for second-degree murder. The indictments for sex crimes were issued under seal, due to the nature of the charges. The...

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Texan Convicted of Attack on Wife, Neighbor

Texan Convicted of Attack on Wife, Neighbor

A former Shreveport man who beat and chased his wife with a high-powered rifle and then attacked her and a neighbor with the weapon in July 2014, was found guilty of two misdemeanors and a felony Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Caddo District Court. It took the six...

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Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced in Caddo Court

Convicted Child Rapist Sentenced in Caddo Court

A Shreveport man convicted last month in Caddo District Court for repeatedly raping a male juvenile relative, was sentenced to life in prison Monday, September 11, 2017, in that same court. For the crime of aggravated rape of a child under age 13, Edward Keith...

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Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation

An elderly Shreveport man scheduled to go to trial next week on charges he sexually abused a female family member, instead pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court Friday, September 8, 2017. James Edward Dickens, 82, pleaded guilty before Judge Katherine Dorroh to a...

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Comments on High-Profile Rape Case Will be Minimal

Heightened local and national public interest in a high-profile rape case involving a popular entertainer necessitates a reminder to the media that the release of information in such events is severely limited by law and basic decency. The need to ensure justice and a...

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Arrest Made in Improper Supervision Case

Arrest Made in Improper Supervision Case

Latonya L. Dillard, 32, of the 2700 block of Randolph Street, was arrested Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Shreveport police detective Daniel Albrecht for the charge Improper Supervision of a Minor. The action follows a policy established by Caddo Parish District Attorney...

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Shreveport Man Convicted of Murder Attempt

Shreveport Man Convicted of Murder Attempt

A Shreveport man faces up to 50 years in prison after his conviction in Caddo District Court Wednesday, August 23, 2017, of the attempted murder of a female friend in April 2016. Kenneth Wayne Harper, 59, was found guilty as charged of attempted second-degree murder...

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Fredieu Receives Life Sentence, Plus 96 Years

Fredieu Receives Life Sentence, Plus 96 Years

A Bossier City man convicted in April for killing a local woman and wounding two others learned his fate before Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanuel Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Sherman Elbert Fredieu Jr., 31, was sentenced to life imprisonment without benefit of...

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Youth Mentor Sentenced to 20 Years

A Shreveport man who mentored youth at a local school will serve 20 years in prison for molesting a youth. Mario Tamon Willis, 29, was sentenced by Caddo District Judge John Mosely Jr. to the term, to be served at hard labor without probation, parole or reduction in...

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Shreveporter Convicted of Murder Attempt

Shreveporter Convicted of Murder Attempt

It took a Caddo Parish jury just two hours to find a Shreveport man guilty Thursday, July 27, 2017, of an attempted second-degree murder in January 2016. The nine-woman, three-man jury in District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom determined that Willie Dewayne...

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