Services for Sonja and Jonathan Anderson set for today, Monday

A constituents services coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, she died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a result of an accident.

She was 44, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Alexandria. Visiting at Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, May 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. Visiting continues at the church Monday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. John E. Montgomery II. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Glenn Anderson; a son, Jonah Glenn Anderson; sisters, Linda P. Thomas, Janice P. and husband the Rev. Jerry Dailey, D. Elaine P. Paul and husband Michael, Debra P. Thomas, and Sabina P. and husband Clyde Irvin; brothers, David R. and wife Gayron Pullen, Craig S. Pullen, and Princeton C. Pullen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and devoted friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Glenn; parents, the Rev. Samuel Will and Bessie Roy Pullen; sister, Pamela Suerella; and three brothers, Jerald Paul Pullen, Samuel Will Pullen and Daniel Ray Pullen Sr. She was a 1983 graduate of Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria. She attended Northeast Louisiana State University and Southern University A&M College and was a member and founder of Greater King David Christian Couples Ministry and GKD Usher Ministry II.

A resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a result of an accident. He was 2. Visiting at Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday, May 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. Visiting continues at the church Monday, May 31, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. John E. Montgomery II.

He is survived by his father, Johnny Glenn Anderson; godparents, Mark and Letecia Miles; a brother, Jonah Glenn Anderson; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who adored him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sonja Pullen Anderson; paternal and maternal grandparents, seven uncles and an aunt.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Jonah Glenn Anderson Scholarship Fund at Regions Bank or in the c/o Southern University Alumni Association.

Arrangements by Hall Davis & Son Funeral Services, (225) 778-1612.

Alexandria native Sonja Pullen, son drown in home swimming pool Tuesday

Alexandria native Sonja Pullen Anderson of Baton Rouge and her 2-year-old son, Jonathan, died Tuesday, May 25, as the result of a drowning in a swimming pool in the back yard of their Baton Rouge home, according to published reports.

Anderson was the wife of Johnny Anderson, former chairman of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors.

Johnny Anderson released the following statement:

“My son Jonah and I want to thank the community for their prayers and the incredible expression of  support in our grief stricken dawn following yesterday’s tragedy. We also want to thank the emergency responders, doctors and nurses who worked to save my wife, Sonja, and our son, Jonathan.

Sonja was the light of my life. Her world was filled with caring for our 2-year-old twin boys Jonathan and Jonah. Her actions yesterday were a true testament to a mother’s love. Jonathan was a happy and outgoing little boy with unlimited potential.

While my heart is broken, I will lean on my faith in God and devote myself fully to the care of our son Jonah. We ask for continued prayers and privacy during this difficult time.”

Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.

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.

Three Alexandria residents arrested on drug, burglary charges

By EverythingCenla

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the Alexandria Police Department, arrested three Alexandria residents on drug charges Monday, May 24, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Arrested are: Darvin Brown, 22; James Terrance Brown, 24; and Yvette Williams, 45, all of 1718 Roscommon Drive.
Armed with an arrest warrant, authorities went to the home in connection to a burglary investigation. When officers arrived at the home, Darvin Brown allegedly ran into the home to avoid arrest. Officers went inside the home and observed Brown allegedly flushing illegal drugs down the toilet.

Wagner said Darvin Brown began to fight officers who were trying to arrest him. In the meantime, Williams came inside the home and allegedly hit another officer. After a brief struggle, Darvin Brown and Williams were arrested and taken into custody.

Meanwhile, James Brown, who was outside of the home, allegedly grabbed an iron rod and threatened an officer in order to get inside of the home. He was then arrested.

Officers also allegedly found crack cocaine and marijuana inside of the home.

Each of the suspects was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail. Darvin Brown was charged with possession of  stolen property over $500 that was allegedly taken in vehicle burglaries in the Kelly Land area; obstruction of justice, resisting arrest by flight; resisting arrest by violence; possession of CDS II with intent to distribute; possession of CDS IV with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana; and battery on a police officer. He remains in jail on a $25,250 bond.

Williams was charged with criminal obstruction of justice; battery on a police officer; resisting arrest by violence; possession of CDS II with intent to distribute; and possession of CDS IV with intent to distribute.  She was released after posting a $22,000 bond.

James Terrence Brown was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer; and obstruction of justice. He was released on a bond set at $1,250.

Pineville Concerned Citizens to host monthly neighborhood meeting

The Pineville Concerned Citizens Inc. will host the monthly neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 pm  at Main Street Community Center, 710 Main Street, Pineville.

The main topic will be “Rental Properties”. All landlords, tenants, and property owners are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions, please call 561-0238 or 308-5765.

Two Alexandria men accused of firing weapon Saturday night

By EverythingCenla staff

Joseph Lee, 31, 3217 Wise St., and Jerry Allen Lowe, 28, 3715 Orangefield Dr., were arrested Saturday, May 22, in connection with shots being fired in the 3100 block of Laurel St., according to the Alexandria Police Department.

Officers responded to a disturbance Saturday night and received information that Lee had been outside firing a weapon. He allegedly got into the passenger’s side of a van that was headed towards Texas Avenue. Lowe was the van’s driver.

 Officers stopped the van at Texas and Madonna near Elliott Street. The complainant told officers Lee was angry about someone stealing an air conditioner from him and was trying to find that person. He allegedly fired one shot in the air.

While being transported to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lee, while handcuffed, tried to call his mother. However, when asked where his mother lived, Lee allegedly told officers he didn’t know her Prospect Street address or her telephone number. The complainant advised authorities Lee’s mother lived on Laurel Street.

Both men were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of illegal use of a weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Lowe was also arrested on an Alexandria Police Department warrant for failure to pay a $480 fine and a RPSO warrant for contempt of court.