Two Rapides men accused of burglarizing church, stealing cookies and soda

Anthony Barron
John Lasyone

By Everything Cenla staff

Two Rapides Parish men were arrested Wednesday, June 15, for allegedly burglarizing Paradise Baptist Church in Tioga on June 7, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff Charles Wagner.

Anthony Barron, 17, 155 Lena Dr., Pollock, and John Lasyone, 18, 92 Robert Goleman Rd., Elmer, were each charged with simple burglary of a religions building.

Investigators suspect the men went into the church on the night of June 7 and stole some packages of cookies and some cans of soda. They are accused of entering the church by removing the plywood covering from a broken window.

 Both men had been previously arrested for trespassing at another location. Investigators are not looking for anyone else relating to the crime.

Two Pineville men, one Tioga man arrested on burglary charges

Craig A. Ramos

Jeremy R. Scarborough

Richard L. Billingsly

By Everything Cenla

Two Pineville men and one Tioga man were arrested in connection with a residential burglary that occurred June 10 on Rigolette Road in Tioga, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Craig Allen Ramos, 17, 108 Pleasant Dr.; Jeremy Ryan Scarborough, 18, 210 Armstrong St., both of Pineville; and Richard Lance Billingsley, 4403 Northup Dr., Tioga, were each charged with aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. They were each released from the Rapides Parish Jail on a $20.000 bond.

On June 10, the homeowner reported someone had force their way into the residence and allegedly stole various items, including two handguns. After an investigation, deputies, with help from Alexandria and Pineville police, recovered most of the stolen items and one of the handguns. A Llama model 1911 .45 Caliber pistol remains missing.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the missing pistol should call Crime Stoppers at 318) 443-7867 or RPSO Tioga detectives at (318) 641-6000.

Alexandria woman accused of trying to steal TV from Wal-Mart

Natalie Ann Landry, 33, 1717 Bush Ave., Alexandria, is accused of trying to steal a flat screen television by placing the item in a box that had contained a fan at Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive, according to Alexandria Police.

Landry was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail Sunday, June 13, on charges of theft $500 and up, possession of CDS II with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant.

The incident occurred about 9:11 p.m. Witnesses told police they observed Landry pick up a bag from off of one of the store racks and use it to allegedly place store in it. Witnesses also told police Landry allegedly took an electric fan out of its box and place an 18.5 inch flat screen television inside of it. She then went to the garden section to purchase a curtain rod. The cashier scanned the prize on the fan box, which allegedly contained the television and other stolen items. She was stopped while leaving the store.

Landry is also accused of having a glass pipe used for smoking narcotics inside of her purse. She is accused of also having a black zipper case containing seven syringes and a digital scale.

Two Alexandria men arrested on charges of vehicle theft, drug posesession

By Everything Cenla staff

Samuel Henderson, 22, 718 Isabella Drive, and Gerald Jones, 20, 5225 Edwards Ave., were arrested Tuesday, June 15, in connection with a stolen vehicle, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

As the reporting officer arrived at 5217 Edwards Ave., he received information that a blue four-door Ford Escape had been allegedly stolen and that a suspect had just walked from a nearby home and gotten inside of the vehicle.

The officer told the driver, identified as Henderson, to get out of the vehicle, while another officer was talking to the passenger, identified as Jones.

Officers allegedly discovered a clear plastic baggie that contained 5.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine. The bag was in a cup holder on the console.

Both men were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of theft of a vehicle and possession of Controlled Dangerous  Substance II. Officers returned the vehicle to the owner.

Alexandria man arrested on charge of pornography involving juveniles

William A. Perry, 52, 2409 Hill St., Alexandria, is in the Rapides Parish Jail on a charge of pornography involving juveniles after an investigation that led law enforcement officers to him, said Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Perry is accused of exploitation of children online. During an examination of Perry’s home computer, officers allegedly found numerous videos that showed young children participating in sexual acts.

Bond has not been set for Perry.

Alexandria man accused in Charles Park apartment shooting

Jeffrey Allen Williams, 33, of 2216 Hill St., Alexandria, is in the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery in connection with a shooting that occurred Wednesday in Charles Park, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Williams is accused of shooting Zachary Ackel, 18, of Alexandria, in front of an apartment complex in the 4400 block of Charleston Circle shortly before 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, the complainant told police she was sitting on her pack porch when she heard two shots fired in the area. She also said she saw a man – who police later identified as Williams – running toward the swimming pool behind the apartment.

Ackel, who was at the apartment complex, told police he had been robbed and shot twice. He was taken to Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, treated and released.

Inmate accused of hiding drugs in his prosthetic leg

By Everything Cenla staff

A Rapides Parish Jail inmate, who is serving a four-year sentence for a drug charge, was arrested Friday morning when officers allegedly found drugs and cigarettes hidden in his prosthetic leg, said Assistant Chief Herman Walters of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Inmate Joe Lewis, 42, of Alexandria, was charged with introduction of contraband in a facility and possession of narcotics. He worked as a trusty in the parish courthouse and nearby buildings, Walters said.

During a routine check after Lewis returned to the jail, Walters said, officers allegedly found smoking tobacco, cigarettes and prescription drugs.

Pineville man charged with 15 counts of aggravated incest

A Pineville man was arrested Tuesday, June 1, after the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that he had allegedly acted inappropriately with a juvenile, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Holland Farrell McMorris, 11 Dillard Road, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of aggravated incest. Each charge carries a $5,000 bond.

An investigation led authorities to McMorris, which resulted in the arrest.

Anyone with information relating to the case should call the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 473-6700, Tioga Detectives at (318) 641-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (318) 443-7867.

Search warrant yields two arrests, pills and drugs

A search warrant at a Dennis Street duplex yielded two arrests, pills, suspected  crack cocaine and more than $1,700 in cash, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner.

Authorities arrested Reginald Jackson, 25 and Angela Brice, 27, both of 3020 Dennis St.

According to Wagner, authorities used search warrants at 3020 and 3022 Dennis streets following a two-month investigation into the suspected drug sales at the duplex.

During the search, officers allegedly found drugs and cash in each side of the duplex. Reginald Jackson and Brice were together in one side of the duplex, where officers claim they observed crack cocaine in plain view. The cash was also found in that side of the duplex.
Pills were found on the other side of the duplex, Wagner said.

Authorities are looking for a third man who they suspect is responsible for the drugs at the duplex.

Jackson and Brice were each charged with possession of CDSI, possession of CDS II, and possession of CDS IV.

The third suspect, authorities said, will be charged with possession of CDS II and possession of CDS III.

Alexandria woman arrested following two-month drug investigation

Tasha Latrice Jenkins, 29, 5413 Lacassine St., Alexandria, was arrested Tuesday, May 25, following a two-month drug investigation, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Using a search warrant, authorities searched Jenkin’s home and allegedly found crack cocaine. Authorities suspected drugs were being sold at the home.

Jenkins was charged with possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance II.

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