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Dallas Man Pleads Guilty in Caddo District Court

A Dallas, Texas man averted trial in Caddo District Court Monday, July 24, 2017, pleading guilty to simple burglary just before proceedings were to start. Markeith Antwan Hollywood, 30, normally would face up to 12 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000 when he...

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Grand Jury Returns Two True Bills

Two Shreveporters accused of taking the lives of others will face trial after true bills were returned Tuesday, July 18, 2017, by the Caddo Parish Grand Jury. Raymond George Johnson, 51, is accused of second-degree murder for the April 29, 2017 slaying of Yolanda...

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Sex Felon Sentenced in Caddo Court

Sex Felon Sentenced in Caddo Court

A Bossier City man convicted in early May of molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13 was sentenced Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Caddo District Court. James Hardy Pitman, 41, found guilty in a bench trial before District Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan, was...

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Shreveport Man Guilty of Sex Offense

Shreveport Man Guilty of Sex Offense

A Caddo Parish jury late Wednesday, July 12, 2017, determined a Shreveport man to be guilty of committing a sex crime against a minor. Justin Alexander Manson, 26, charged with molestation of a juvenile under age 13 following his arrest in May 2015, was found guilty...

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Bond Raised on Counselor Facing Sex Charge

An effort to increase the bond for a local school counselor facing a sex charge in Caddo District Court was successful Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Kellie Lynn Speed, whose bond was set at $10,000 when she was arrested March 19, 2017 after an adult woman claimed Speed...

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Molester’s Sentences Total 50 Years

Molester’s Sentences Total 50 Years

A Shreveport man convicted in Caddo District Court late last month of sex charges against a minor was sentenced Monday, July 10, 2017,  to two terms in prison that will total 50 years. Marquell Deonta Williams, 28, convicted June 28, could have received 99 years in...

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Sex Offender Receives 30-Year Sentence

Sex Offender Receives 30-Year Sentence

Eleven months after he was convicted of molesting an underage relative, a Shreveport man learned his fate as a convicted sex offender. Allen Richard Roth Jr., 54, had faced a possible 99-year sentence when he was tried in July 2016 following his arrest two years...

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Repeat Felon May Receive Life Sentence

Repeat Felon May Receive Life Sentence

Second-degree battery on a girlfriend may net a Shreveport man a life sentence, following his conviction Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Caddo District Court. The three-man, three-woman jury in Judge Katherine Dorroh’s court deliberated 30 minutes to find Shelton...

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Molester Convicted, Faces 99-Year Sentence

Molester Convicted, Faces 99-Year Sentence

A Shreveport man convicted in Caddo District Court Wednesday, June 28, 2017, faces up to 99 years when he returns to Judge Katherine Dorroh’s court for sentencing July 6. Marquell Deonta Williams, 28, whose trial began Monday, June 26, 2017, was convicted of one...

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Shreveport Man Convicted of 4th DWI

Shreveport Man Convicted of 4th DWI

A Shreveport man faces up to 30 years in prison following his conviction in Caddo District Court Thursday, June 15, 2017, for fourth-offense DWI. Dennis Ray Davis Jr., 32, was convicted by a two-man, four-woman jury in Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan’s...

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