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Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge

Shreveport Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Charge

A Shreveport man facing close to a century behind bars if he had been convicted as charged by a jury of his peers, pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court to molestation charges Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Robert Lee Minniear, 84, entered his plea before District Judge...

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Coroner Names Victim in Parish Accident

Coroner Names Victim in Parish Accident

The Caddo Parish Coroner's office has named a man killed in a collision between a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The accident, at the intersection of Buncombe and Simpson roads, claimed the life of John Stewart, 69, of...

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Attempted Murder Trial Begins in Caddo District Court

Attempted Murder Trial Begins in Caddo District Court

A Shreveport man accused of stabbing another man in the head in Cedar Grove in late 2015 goes on trial in Caddo District Court Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Christopher Lamar Johnson, 46, is charged with attempted second-degree murder for the October 29, 2015, attack...

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Bossier City Man Pleads Guilty to Felony DWI

Bossier City Man Pleads Guilty to Felony DWI

Just before he was to go on trial, a Bossier City man accused of being inebriated behind the wheel of a car for the fourth time pleaded guilty Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Caddo District Court. Had he been convicted as charged by a jury of his peers in District Judge...

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Javonte Sanders Found Guilty in Caddo Court Bench Trial

Javonte Sanders Found Guilty in Caddo Court Bench Trial

A man accused of second-degree murder in 2010 was found guilty as charged Wednesday, January 31, 2018, by a Caddo Parish District judge. Javonte D. Sanders, 26, of Shreveport, went before District Judge Brady D. O'Callaghan in the bench trial that began Monday,...

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Accused Slayer to Face Caddo Judge

Accused Slayer to Face Caddo Judge

A man accused of second-degree murder in 2010 will have his fate determined by a Caddo Parish District judge in a bench trial set to begin today, January 29, 2018. Javonte D. Sanders, 26, of Shreveport, is charged with the November 2010 slaying of Sherri Ann Payton,...

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Jury Acquits Bedgood of Rape, Split on Indecency

Jury Acquits Bedgood of Rape, Split on Indecency

A Caddo Parish man on trial this week on two sex charges for acts since 2006 was acquitted on the more serious charge of rape, but the jury was unable to decide on a charge of indecent acts. Paul Lee Bedgood, 34, of Greenwood, was acquitted of the charge of aggravated...

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Caddo Schools Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance

Caddo Schools Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance

A Caddo Parish Schools bookkeeper pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court this week in what officials say is the first known conviction for malfeasance in office for any bookkeeper accused of theft in Caddo Parish. Bridget M. Lee, 54, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty...

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Closing Arguments Expected in Sexual Assault Case

Closing Arguments Expected in Sexual Assault Case

Testimony will resume Friday, January 26, 2018, and state prosecutors expect to deliver their closing arguments in the trial of a Caddo Parish man accused of sexually assaulting two sisters under age 13 over the course of a decade. Paul Lee Bedgood, 34, of Greenwood,...

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Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Flight

Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Flight

A Shreveport man who fled from law enforcement agents last July was found guilty of aggravated flight  in a short trial Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Caddo District Court. It took the six-woman, six-man jury only 30 minutes to unanimously find that Danny Leon Harris,...

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