Alexanria man arrested on burglary, contempt of court charges

By Everything Cenla staff

Cagron Clovis, 30, 1818 Bush Ave., Alexandria, was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a burglary that occurred at 50 Prospect St., Alexandria, according to the Alexandria Police.

Clovis was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and two contempt of court warrants.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

At about 6:03 a.m., officers responded to a call about a burglary in progress at 50 Prospect St. When officers arrived, they reported seeing a man later identified as Clovis walking near Levin and Bertie streets. Officers stopped Clovis to talk to him and he agreed to go back to the Prospect Street address. When they arrived at the home, Clovis allegedly said, “I was just here trying to get inside and get a drink of water. It’s my cousin’s house.”

The complainant told police that while she was in the kitchen preparing something to eat; she heard a knock at the front door. When she asked who was at the door, there was no answer. She then heard someone kicking or banging against the back door trying to get the door open. She also said that after the suspect couldn’t get in the back door, he began walking around the home. After further investigation, the homeowner told police Clovis was not her cousin as he had stated.

Glenmora man arrested on drug charges

By EverythingCenla staff

Terrance Johnson, 36, 704 8th Ave., Glenmora, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 21, for on charges of Possession of  CDS IV with intent to distribute, outstanding arrest warrants for Possession of CDS IV and illegal carry of a weapon with drugs, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Metro Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at the Johnson’s home after the sheriff’s office and Glenmora Police Department allegedly received complaints that there were drugs being sold at the residence.

Deputies found Johnson in the home and made the arrest.

Four Alexandria men accused of robbing two Grant Parish men

By EverythingCenla staff

Four Alexandria men are accused of using a weapon to rob two Grant Parish men near Fatboy’s on North Texas Avenue Sunday afternoon, according to Alexandria police reports.

The four men are:

  • Dominik Rose, 18, 11414 Marilyn Dr.
  • Cederius Span, 18, 1205 Magnolia St.
  • Delmartrius Span, 19, 1205 Magnolia St.
  • Jerome Harrell, 26, 1525 Madison St.

Each has been charged with armed robbery

The four men allegedly brandished a handgun and robbed the men taking a credit card. The victims from Dry Prong and Colfax told police the men left the scene in a gray van. While responding to the call, officers reported seeing a gray van traveling east on Rapides Drive turning left on Veterans.

The men were arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

Two Deville men accused in grocery store armed robbery

By Everything Cenla staff

Two Deville men are in the Rapides Parish Jail in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Aug. 14, at Humphries Grocery Store, 6728 Esler Field Road, Pineville, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor Scott Crooks, 19, 246 Nation Road, and Chance Michael Ducote, 74 Deville Cutoff Road, were arrested following an investigation.

Witnesses told deputies someone entered the store and brandished a firearm while demanding money. After stealing an undisclosed amount of money, the offender left the store without any problems.

Witnesses reported the offender got into a green-colored truck that was driven by a second man.

Crooks is being held in the parish jail on a $25,000 bond and Ducote is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Authorities ask that anyone with information about this case should call Detective Stephen Phillips at the Tioga Sub Station at (318) 641-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 7867.

Two arrested in connection with armed robbery in Alexandria

A 19-year-old homeless woman and two juveniles were arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred on Holly Street, according to Alexandria Police.

Raunquiesta Archer, 19, and a 15-year-old juvenile, were arrested. According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

Police arrived at 1500 Holly Street to talk to the victim, who reported two men who were riding in a burgundy Dodge pickup truck, robbed him at gun point and took $800 in cash from him.

Officers located the truck in the 2800 block of Houston Street. Archer, who was the driver, was arrested. She told police she had been driving to take the juveniles to Holly Street, where she claimed the juveniles bought some “bad” crack cocaine from the victim the prior week.

The juveniles allegedly ordered about a quarter once of crack cocaine and had plans to rob him of the drug.

Archer told police she dropped the juveniles off on Houston Street after the robbery and they allegedly hid the drugs in the back seat of her truck.

With permission to search the vehicle, officers allegedly found 2.2 grams of crack cocaine. Also, one of the juveniles was located in the 2800 block of Harris Street. Officers were unable to locate the second juvenile.

Boyce man arrested on warrant for burglary charges

Robert L. Maraio

Robert L. Maraio, 47, of 84 Vanassellberg Road, Boyce, was arrested Friday, July 18, on charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, harassing telephone language and two counts of flight from an officer, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The charges stem from a July 12 call to the sheriff’s office accusing Maraio of entering a Vanasselberg Road home without the owner’s permission and threatening the homeowner.

After a search for Maraio, the sheriff’s detectives issued a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail and is being held on a $101,500 bond.

RPSO arrests 10 on drug charges

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, in its Operation 90-Day Heat, recently arrested 11 people on drug charges, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

In the last couple of weeks,  agents concentrated on the methamphetamine trade in Rapides Parish.  The following were arrested:

Arrestee: Rodger Belgard, 42

131 Gerald Belgard Road, Deville

Charges:         Possession of CDS II

Possession CDS I

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Felon in possession of firearm

Arrestee: Joseph Gaspard, 30

1701 Tulamore, Alexandria

Charges:         Disturbing the Peace

Remaining after being forbidden

Arrestee: Gail Brown, 46

15 Sherry Lane Deville

Charges:         Possession of drug paraphernalia

Possession CDS I

Possession CDS IV

Arrestee:        Jordan Leopard, 22

4007 Huntwick Alexandira

Charges: Possession of CDS II

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Arrestee:        Douglas Jeter, 46

3231 Marye St. Alexandria

Charges: Possession of CDS II

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Contempt of court warrant

Arrestee:         Travis Augustine, 23

5512 Jube St, Alexandria La.

Charges:          Contempt of court warrant

Arrestee:         Robert Brown, 67

1811 Cavin Cr. Alexandria

Charges:          Contempt of court warrant

Arrestee:         Brandon Lewis, 19

92 Bertie St. Alexandria La.

Charges:          Possession of CDS I

Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile

Arrestee:         Damien Pierce, 22

2502 12th St. Alexandria

Charges: Possession of CDS I

Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile

Arrestee:         Jerome Green, 47

2902 5th St. Alexandria

Charges Possession CDS II

Possession of drug paraphernalia

One Alexandria man caught in store robbery, a second being sought

Joseph Terrell Sanders, 24, 508 Newman St., was arrested Monday in connection to a robbery at a Third Street convenience store. A second suspect is being sought, according to the Alexandria Police.

The victim was walking out of J’s Food Mart, 2512 Third St., when the two men began walking and talking to her.

When she turned to talk t one of them, the other man snatched about $150 cash out of her and, the police report indicates.

The two men ran as the victim was calling the police. Officers chased down Sanders who went inside of a house in the 600 block of Broadway Avenue. He was booked in to the Rapides Parish Jail on a count of simple battery.

The second suspect’s identity has not been determined, police reported.

Oklahoma man arrested for online solicitation of a ‘girl’

Donny Ray Hall Jr., 32, of 1509 NW St., Lawton, Okla., was arrested Friday, June 25, on charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff Charles Wagner Jr.

Hall was arrested following an investigation into the online solicitation of minors. Hall allegedly made contact through a chat room with what he thought was a 14-yar-old girl from Pineville.

Authorities claim Hall identified himself as a 24-year-old man from Alexandria. He allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the “girl” and discussed how they could meet. During the online conversation, Hall’s words indicated he knew of Central Louisiana.

The investigation revealed Hall had friends and/or relatives that lived in Louisiana.

The “girl” Hall was chatting with was actually a trained member of the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force officer who works with the sheriff’s office.

Assisting in the arrested were the Fort Sill military authorities, the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation and the Lawton Police Department.

Hall is in the process of extradition from Oklahoma to Louisiana to face the above charges.

Wagner said parents should monitor what their children are doing online.

Deville man accused of fighting woman

Jarrod Guin

Jarrod L. Guin, 33, of 63 Nation Road, Deville, was arrested Saturday, June 25, in connection with a battery on a woman and other criminal activities, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Guin is accused of fighting the woman, leaving the residence and running into the woods. The woman didn’t need any medical attention. Authorities found him in the woods and made the arrest without any problems.

Guin was charged with entry into an inhabited dwelling, domestic battery, resisting arrest by flight and possession of CDS IV.  In a separate incident detectives had been investigating, Guin was charged with simple burglary, theft and firearm possession by a felon.

He was booked into the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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