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DA seeks citizen input on death cases

DA seeks citizen input on death cases

The Caddo Parish District Attorney's office asks for citizen assistance as it investigates cases of two citizens who allegedly died while in police custody. The Caddo Parish District Attorney received investigatory files from the Shreveport Police Department late...

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Teens face attempted murder charges

Teens face attempted murder charges

A trio of Shreveport teens face charges of attempted second-degree murder following a criminal attack that occurred in early May. Probable cause was found Monday, June 1, 2020, by Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Ree Casey-Jones for attempted second-degree murder, as...

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PHASE 1 RE-OPENING

PHASE 1 RE-OPENING

Our first week of the new normal at the Caddo Parish Courthouse, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, has come to what I would deem a successful end. However, there was a limited court schedule this week, so there will be significantly more hearings...

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DA seeks citizen input on death cases

Caddo Grand Jury returns five true bills

The Grand Jury of Caddo Parish returned five indictments against six men on May 19, 2020. Wesley Harper III, 31, of Princeton, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder, in connection with the slaying of Robert Dehn. Hotel worker Dehn, 78, was beaten during a...

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Caddo District Court announces reopening steps

Caddo District Court announces reopening steps

Caddo Parish District Court has announced initial steps toward reopening, effective Monday, May 18, 2020. The precautions ordered emphasize the importance of maintaining space between people, wearing masks and screening people entering the courthouse. First, people...

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Teens face attempted murder charges

Teen to be tried as adult for rapes

A Shreveport teen accused of numerous rapes will be tried as an adult, the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office has announced. LeMarcus Williams, 16, is accused of first-degree rape in connection with numerous assaults on a minor female. Probable cause for the...

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DA seeks citizen input on death cases

Teen pleads guilty in Centenary robbery at juvenile court

One of two teens arrested earlier this year in connection with an armed robbery on the Centenary College campus pleaded guilty as charged in Caddo Juvenile Court Friday, May 8, 2020. Jordan Cannon, 14, pleaded guilty before Caddo Juvenile Court Judge Paul Young, who...

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DA seeks citizen input on death cases

COVID-19 crisis affects parish court operations

The Louisiana Supreme Court has issued two orders affecting court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office reports. The first order mandates that no civil or criminal jury trial shall commence in any Louisiana district court...

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Caddo Parish COVID-19 deaths now 110

Caddo Parish COVID-19 deaths now 110

Caddo Parish's COVID-19 death count reached 110 on Sunday, April 26, 2020, the Caddo Parish Coroner's office reports. The first Caddo Parish coronavirus death occurred March 24. The average age of decedents is just under 70, with the youngest age 22, the oldest 96....

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Caddo District Court announces reopening steps

Quarantines, virus battle spur domestic violence

District Attorney’s response to abusers: “Justice is in full swing” With couples and families forced into close quarters through quarantines and social distancing, domestic violence cases are on the rise, the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office warns. "With...

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