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Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

A Shreveport man facing numerous felony drug and gun charges pleaded guilty Monday, August 19, 2019, just before he was to go on trial in Caddo District Court. Victor Varnell Lindsay Jr., 36, of Shreveport, admitted guilt before Caddo District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell...

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Shreveport Woman Gets 35-Year Sentence for Violent Acts

Shreveport Woman Gets 35-Year Sentence for Violent Acts

A Shreveport woman received a 35-year prison sentence Tuesday, August 13, 2019, after pleading guilty as a multiple offender in Caddo District Court. Theresa Fondell Ealy, 54, also known as Theresa Puryear, was sentenced by Caddo District Judge Katherine Dorroh. Judge...

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Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Family Violence

Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Family Violence

A Shreveport man scheduled for trial in Caddo District Court Monday, August 5, 2019, pleaded guilty as charged to domestic violence and other charges just before proceedings were scheduled to begin. Davin Demon Dale, 31, faced trial on charges of domestic abuse...

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Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Murder, Aggravated Battery

Shreveporter Pleads Guilty to Murder, Aggravated Battery

A Shreveport man whose trials for violent acts were to have begun in a few days pleaded guilty to the charges in Caddo District Court Monday, July 29, 2019. Jeremy Xavier Rachal, 28, was to have gone on trial in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.'s court August 5,...

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Caddo Grand Jury Returns Four True Bills

Caddo Grand Jury Returns Four True Bills

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned four true bills, two under seal, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The two indictments under seal, due to the nature of the crimes alleged, are the State of Louisiana v. Gentry Elvridge Vinson and the State of Louisiana v. Christopher...

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Texas Woman Convicted of Arson

Texas Woman Convicted of Arson

A Texas woman who torched a mobile home following a domestic breakup in 2017 was convicted of simple arson Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Caddo District Court. The seven-woman, five-man jury in District Judge Ramona Emanuel's courtroom determined, after 20 minutes...

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SPD Officers Face Criminal Charges After May Melee

SPD Officers Face Criminal Charges After May Melee

A pair of Shreveport Police officers face criminal charges in the wake of a street brawl on Devaughn Street on Mother's Day. The Caddo Parish Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, charged one officer with a felony and a second officer with a misdemeanor charge. The...

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Shreveport Man Guilty of School Gun Violation

Shreveport Man Guilty of School Gun Violation

A Shreveport man was found guilty Tuesday, July 9, 2019, of carrying guns into a school zone. Tony Demarco Johns, 34, defended himself in District Judge Charles Tutt's courtroom, with Michael Enright as standby counsel. Assistant District Attorneys Kodie K. Smith and...

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