Three Rapides Parish man arrested on drug charges

Two Elmer men and a Boyce man were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on drug charges after authorities allegedly found prescription pills, suspected cocaine, suspected crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle they were using, according to Maj. Jerome Hopewell of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Glen Cahee, 47, 76 Ed Miller Rd., Elmer; James Carl Walker, 46, 76 Ed Miller Rd., Elmer; and Paul Stafford Nichols, 52, 383 St. Claire Rd., Boyce, were each arrested Monday, Feb. 1.

The arrests occurred after deputy, who was on patrol, observed a vehicle driving improperly. The deputy stopped the vehicle then got permission to search the vehicle. During the search, the deputy allegedly found a large amount of drug paraphernalia throughout the vehicle. Also found were a clear plastic bag containing 12 suspected Hydrocodone pills, a bottle containing suspected cocaine powder, a plastic bag and bottle containing 52 suspected Xanax pills, a plastic bag eight suspected Soma tablets and a small bottle containing suspected crack cocaine, Hopewell said.

Glen, who was the driver, allegedly had more than $2,800 in his possession.

Following is a list of charges:

  • Cahee: improper lane usage, driving under suspension, two counts of possession to distribute CDS IV, two counts possession to distribute CDS II, possession to distribute CDS III, possession to distribute CDS V and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Walker: two counts of possession to distribute CDS IV, two counts possession to distribute CDS II, possession to distribute CDS III, possession to distribute CDS V and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Nichols: two counts of possession to distribute CDS IV, two counts possession to distribute CDS II, possession to distribute CDS III, possession to distribute CDS V and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing store money to ‘pay for mother’s cancer treatment’

Amber Johnson, 21, 3303 Evergreen St., Alexandria, is accused of stealing money from her employer, Wal-Mart, 2050 N. Mall Drive, Alexandria, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Johnson was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 2, and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on a charge of theft between $300 and $500.

Over a period of time, Johnson allegedly stole money from the store. She allegedly did so to “help pay for her mother’s cancer treatments,” the police report states.

Store management provided documents that indicate, Johnson allegedly stole a total of $300.64 on Jan. 25.

17-year-old Alexandria teen accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl

James Dearborne

James Dearborne, 17, 539 N 16th St., Alexandria, has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and pornography involving juveniles, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Dearborne was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 30. He is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl, whose mother reported the incident, the report indicates.

The girl allegedly told her middle school principal that she and Dearborne had consensual sex several months ago. The principal questioned the girl after hearing other students talking about the incident having found out about the act on the Internet. The principal contacted the girl’s mother who contacted the police department.

Alexandria man accused of trying to strangle his wife

Dexter King, 28, 3600 Green Meadow, Alexandria has been charged with aggravated battery and domestic abuse by strangulation, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

King was arrested on a warrant. In December, he is accused of going to the victim’s house and began an argument. He allegedly got mad, pushed the woman against the wall and choked her with his left hand.

According to the police report, King allegedly used his right hand to pull out a knife to cut the woman. Officers observed what appeared to be a little scratch on the woman’s left face.

King left before officers arrived. The victim didn’t seek medical attention.

UPDATE: Alexandria man accused of killing girlfriend this morning

By Sherri L. Jackson
The Light

Marcus McCray, 26, 2634 Third St., Alexandria, has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend Chiquina Robinson, 32, 476 Twin Bridges Rd., Alexandria, after police found Robinson’s body in a dumpster located near Third and Green Oaks streets shortly after midnight.

Robinson was the mother of three children, ages 10, 6 and 5.

Sgt. Donald Weatherford said the case began as a missing person’s investigation when Robinson’s mother reported her missing. Robinson was last seen Friday. Evidence at Robinson’s Walden Point apartment led police to get a warrant for McCray’s arrest.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

McCray is also charged with obstruction of justice.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

Police responded to 476 Twin Bridges Road, Apt. 1607 in reference to a missing person and a disturbance involving Robinson’s mother, Edna Robinson, and McCray. The mother told officers she had not heard from her daughter in a couple of days, which was “unusual.”

When police arrived, the 10-year-old was not at home, but the other children said McCray got them dressed for school and put them on the bus. They had not seen their mother before or after school.

In Chiquina Robinson’s bedroom, the sheets were pulled off the bed and were missing. Two wet spots were found on the floor and some carpet cleaner had been sprinkled on the spots. Officers also observed a large spot on the floor as a reslt of barbecue sauce being spilled. The bottle was left on the floor and carpet cleaner was also sprinkled on and around the bottle of sauce.

Edna Robinson told police she called Rapides Regional Medical Center where her daughter works to see if she had reported to work. A supervisor said Chiquina had not shown up to work on Thursday or Friday. The supervisor allegedly reported a man calle the hospital to report that Chiquina would not be coming to work because she was in the emergency room. The supervisor checked the local hospitals and was told Chiquina had not been admitted.

Police also received information that Chiquina did not attend school Thursday or Friday.

Alexandria, Baton Rouge women accused of stealing from Burlington Coat Factory

Two women were arrested Saturday afternoon and accused of stealing items from Burlington Coat Factory at Alexandria Mall, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Brenda Choi Lee, 30, 1305 Hooper Rd., Pineville, and Shawna Briley, 34, 11328 Pennywood Ave., Baton Rouge, were each charged with shoplifting, $300-$500, the report shows.

The women are accused of stealing two pairs of Lady Hills shoes, a coat,  and a watch. They were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

UPDATE: Fort Polk soldier soldier arrested in recent string of armed robberies, 2nd man arrested

By Sherri L. Jackson
The Light

A Springfield, Va., man stationed Fort Polk  was arrested Saturday night in connection with the string of armed robberies that occurred in Alexandria over the last week, said Assistant Police Chief Jimmy Hays.

Adam  Charles Reece, 22, Building 1268 Charlie 22, Fort Polk, was booked on five counts of armed robbery, according to the Alexandria Police Department. On Monday, he was charged with two additional counts of armed robbery. These include the first one at Circle K on Masonic Drive and the robbery of the bank deposit at the Capital One branch located near the Alexandria Mall.

Reece was first arrested about 11 p.m. Saturday after allegedly robbing the Subway at 5212 Masonic Drive.

During the arrest, officers allegedly found a plastic toy handgun strapped to Charles’ left side just under his arm. Officers also found several dollar bills.

A second man, Ryan Burnaman, 403 Pine Lake Dr., Pineville, has been charged with five  counts of armed robbery.  Burnaman allegedly was the driver. He is not charged in the Circle K or bank robberies.

Police Commissioner T.W. Thompson said the arrest boiled down to “good detective work.”

Detectives with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing six laptops

A North Mall Drive Wal-Mart employee is accused of stealing six laptops from the back storage room and hiding them on the sales floor so that he could walk out of the store with them, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Sir Regonal Humphrey, 20, 815 Leonard St., Alexandria was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of theft greater than $500. The arrest was the result of the store’s loss prevention department with a suspicion of theft allegedly observing Humphrey for a couple of days.

When officers arrived, Humphrey allegedly had two of the laptops hiding in the store. When questioned about the laptops, Humphrey allegedly led officers to the dog food section where the computers were hidden under a few bags of dog food.

The computers were valued at more than $3,000.

Deville woman arrested on a drug charge

Myrtis Janice Williams, 55, 643 Denny Rd., Deville, has been charged with possession of  Controlled Dangerous Substance I to Distribute after detectives allegedly found more than six ounces of marijuana at her home Tuesday, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Parish narcotics detectives began an investigation after receiving complaints of marijuana sales at the residence.

Williams was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

Alexandria woman arrested, leads police on high speed chase

Tiffany Dominique Gordon, 23, 2312 Orange St., Alexandria, was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of aggravated flight from an officer, running a stop sign, expired tag and two outstanding warrants after she allegedly led officers on a chase on Monroe Street Sunday afternoon.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

While patrolling in the Reed Avenue area, officers observed a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina run a stop sign at North 18th Street and Reed Avenue. When the officer put on the emergency lights and sirens, Gordon continued in an effort to evade the officer.

Gordon ran several stop signs while driving speeds p to 65 mph or more on Monroe Streets. She refused to pull over the vehicle by disobeying several commands to stop. She continued while looking back at the officer several times in her rearview mirror and drove around another patrol vehicle that was blocking the roadway on Albert Street.

The chase ended in the 2300 block of Orange Street at a dead end. Officers ordered Gordon out of the vehicle and to get on the ground. After she was in handcuffs, officer noticed Gordon’s 5-year-old daughter in the back seat. When asked why she ran, Gordon stated, “I was just trying to get my baby home.”

The girl was released to the custody of her grandmother.

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