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.

Alexandria Police seeking information on armed robbery, carjacking

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating an armed robbery and carjacking that allegedly occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday night at Walden Points Apartments on Twin Bridges Road, according to Alexandria Police.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers talked to a woman who reported an unknown man approached her 2000 Nissan Xterra, pointed a handgun at her and demanded she let him in her vehicle. She accused the man of having the handgun pointed at the back of her head while she drove off.

The woman told police the man instructed her to drive towards Masonic Avenue and Horseshoe Drive. She said she didn’t know the address of the Masonic Avenue location he forced her to exit the vehicle.

Investigators said before the gunman demanded the woman get out of the car, he allegedly asked her if she had any money and wanted her driver’s license. Officers said the man took $400 from the woman and told her that if she notified police, he would come to her residence and get her.

The incident is still under investigation.

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.

Five Cenla residents arrested on drug charges

By Everything Cenla staff

Five Central Louisiana residents were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies arrested them at a home believed to be a meth lab, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The arrests were made at 469 Louisiana Highway 1206 in Deville. The report indicates the parish’s criminal interdiction deputies used an arrest warrant to enter the property. When they arrived, the five suspects allegedly ran from deputies causing a chase that went through a shed, which deputies reported as being a partially built meth lab.

Deputies caught all five of the suspects then search the building where they allegedly found two additional meth labs.

Those arrested are:

Kristen Futrell, 20, of 114 Maid Marion Dr. Dry Prong

Brala Everett, 20 , of 657 Gene Gunter Rd. Deville

Kyle Giardina,38, of 469  HWY 1206 Deville, La.

Robert Maxwell, 24, of 141 Worwick Rd., Jena

Bryan McCormick,26, of 469 Hwy 1206 Deville

Free home weatherization assistance available, applications to be taken Tuesday

Applications for Free Home Weatherization Assistance Program will be taken from 2 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Main Street Community
Center, 708 Main Street in Pineville.

The Pineville Concerned Citizens, Inc. will host the program of the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.

The program covers qualified homes, mobile homes and renters. Those applying must bring landlord contact information.

To apply, bring a copy of a photo ID, Social Security card, any income award letters (VA, Social Security, etc.) and 4 current payroll check stubs if working, last year income tax if self employed, TANF or other income record tips and the last years Cleco printout for electricity services.

For more information, please call (318) 793-4253.

Study: Pastors think highly of themselves

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Alexandria bar shooting injures three

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a Morgan Street bar shooting that left three people injured Sunday morning, according to the Alexandria Police.

The shooting occurred about 2:41 a.m. at Club Platinum, 5303 Morgan St. The victims have been identified as Carmela Peterson, 25; Earnest Sherman, 29, 20 Gordon St.; and Lovan Sherman, 28, 26 Gordon St. Peterson’s address is not listed on the police report.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

Police received information that shots had been fired at the bar and that someone, who had been shot, was driven to Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

The bar’s owner told police that she called police after hearing a loud bang. A bartender reported hearing three to four gunshots “ring out on the dance floor and people began ducking and running out of the club.”

Witnesses reported to police that they saw security personnel remove several people from the club. After security came back inside, the possible suspects got back into the club and a fight began two women began resulting in two shots being fired hitting the Sherman and Peterson, who was shot in the back. Earnest Sherman was shot in the left leg and Lovan was shot in the arm.