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Shreveport Man Given Life Sentence on Rape Conviction

Shreveport Man Given Life Sentence on Rape Conviction

A Shreveport man convicted last month of raping a woman he had met online was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Caddo District Court. Jerome Jaroid Richardson, 24, was convicted March 13, 2019, of the first-degree rape of a woman he met July 7,...

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Shreveport Man Convicted of Meth Possession

Shreveport Man Convicted of Meth Possession

A Shreveport man arrested in Broadmoor in February 2018 with methamphetamine was convicted of possession of the illegal drug Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Caddo District Court. Robert Bradley Brown, 36, was found guilty as charged by the two-man, four-woman jury in...

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Mira Man Pleads to Infirmed Cruelty Charge

Mira Man Pleads to Infirmed Cruelty Charge

A north Caddo Parish man arrested last summer after failing to seek help for his infirm wife pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court last week. Johnny Wayne Essary, 67, of Mira, was sentenced to 16 months in jail by District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. Wednesday, April 3,...

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Caddo DA Declines Review of Anthony Childs dDeath

Caddo DA Declines Review of Anthony Childs dDeath

The Caddo Parish District Attorney has declined to review the February 5, 2019 death of a Shreveport man during an armed confrontation with a Shreveport police officer in early February. "The Caddo Parish Coroner having found the death of Anthony Childs to be a...

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Shreveport Man Guilty of Sex Crime

Shreveport Man Guilty of Sex Crime

A Caddo Parish jury on Thursday, March 21, 2019, found a Shreveport man guilty of a sex crime against a juvenile. Following four days of trial, the one-man, five-woman jury unanimously determined, after one hour of deliberation, that Clay Joshua Travers, 36, committed...

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Caddo Grand Jury Returns Seven True Bills

Caddo Grand Jury Returns Seven True Bills

The Caddo Parish Grand Jury of Caddo Parish returned seven true bills Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Three indictments were filed under seal. These are against Willie Peterson, 39, of Shreveport, with regard to charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery; Roderick...

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Caddo DA’s SVU wants people to Start to Believe

Caddo DA’s SVU wants people to Start to Believe

April 3, 2019 is the day the Caddo Parish District Attorney's office wants people to Start by Believing. That's the name of a pledge drive by the DA's Special Victims Unit and Victims Assistance Program. It is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of...

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Teen Girl Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Teen Girl Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

A Shreveport teenager pleaded guilty to manslaughter early Saturday, March 16, 2019, just as her trial on second-degree murder was about to begin its second day. Emily Compton, 14, pleaded guilty before Juvenile Judge Ree-Casey Jones in Caddo Juvenile Court to the...

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Shreveport Man Convicted of Rape

Shreveport Man Convicted of Rape

A Caddo Parish jury determined Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that a Shreveport man raped a woman he had met online. The seven-man, five-woman jury convicted Jerome Jaroid Richardson, 24, of first-degree rape when he attacked the woman he met July 7, 2016, through an ad...

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Shreveporter Guilty of Aggravated Battery, Attempted Murder

Shreveporter Guilty of Aggravated Battery, Attempted Murder

Shreveport man faces five decades in prison after a Caddo Parish jury found him guilty of attacks just over a year ago that almost killed his mother and seriously wounded her boyfriend. The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated less than half an hour Wednesday, March...

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