Clyde Reed’s second-degree murder trial expected to start week of March 8

By EverythingCenla staff

The second-degree murder trial of Clyde Reed accused of shooting and killing a neighbor in September 2008, is scheduled to start the week of March 8, according to the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office felony trial docket.

Ninth Judicial District Judge John C. Davidson is expected to preside over the jury trial.

A grand jury indicted Reed on Feb. 26, 2009. He reportedly shot and killed 28-year-old Jimmy Cordell Leach during an ongoing feud between the two.

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s officials reported Leach had gone to Reed’s home, and the two started arguing in the yard. According to published reports, Reed fired shots at Leach, striking him once in the upper left chest.

Reed was charged with second-degree murder.

Other felony trials on the docket are for:

  • Jamarcus D. Dorsey, attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.
  • Joseph M. Elie III, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and illegal use of a weapon.
  • Kenneth J. Brown, attempted entry of an inhabited dwelling.
  • Latonya M. Young, theft greater than $500.
  • Silentoe K. Foster, possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance III and dogfighting.
  • Gregory R. Newman, three counts of armed robbery.
  • Christopher D. Johnson, two counts of possession of CDS II.
  • Sheana R. Woods, forgery
  • Artamus M. Kay, possession of cocaine
  • Derrick Miller, two counts of CDS II possession to distribute and CDS I possession to distribute.
  • Freddie P. Lachney Jr., possession of CDS IV
  • Debra A. Schrock, possession of CDS IV and two counts of possession of CDS II
  • Darryl J. Jeansonne, two counts of aggravated battery and domestic abuse by strangulation
  • Donald W. Chapman, obstruction of criminal justice
  • Wesley G. Simon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of CDS II
  • Ernest A. Scott, possession of CDS II to distribute and possession of CDS III to distribute
  • Allison L. Dubois, create/operating of CLAND lab and possession of CDS II
  • Douglas O. Coleman, creating/operating of CLAND lab, possession of CDS II, possession of prescription drugs and aggravated flight from officer
  • William L. Reavis, aggravated battery.
  • Felton Hurst Jr., two counts of aggravated battery, simple robbery, car jacking, purse snatching, and simple criminal damage between $500 and $50,000.
  • James L. Miles Jr., possession of CDS I to distribute and domestic abuse by strangulation.
  • Kenneth E. Albert, DWI 4
  • Kenderick J. Cyriak, possession of DS I to distribute
  • David L. Chew, entry of an inhabited dwelling and simple kidnapping.
  • Charles J. Cooley, second-degree battery.
  • David A. Cooley, second-degree battery.
  • Carl R. Hull Jr., possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated flight from officer
  • Sam Deal, possession of CDS II to distribute.
  • Eric D. Goynes, possession of CDS II to distribute.
  • Landrew Recard, posession of CDS II and possession of marijuana.
  • Remono L. Smith, possession of firearm by felon.
  • Timothy J.Smiley, pornography with juveniles
  • Tina S. Brown, possession of CDS II
  • James E. Hart Jr., domestic abuse battery
  • James P. Lachney, possession of CDS III and possession of CDS IV
  • Tauriez D. Shaw, two counts of attempted murder 2

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