Effie bank robber captured near Libuse

Michael David Gordon, 46, of 46 Gunter Road near  Libuse, was arrested at his home shortly before noon today, Sept. 23, in connection with the Effie bank armed robbery, according to published reports.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force and the FBI, jointly served Gordon with a warrant for armed robbery and false imprisonment.

Published reports indicate Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators “received a break in the case today.”

Law enforcement authorities have been searching for the bank robber since Tuesday afternoon, when a lone gunman first came into Cottonport Bank  acting as if he wanted to make a loan. He left and returned a short time later pointing the gun at the teller while demanding money.

Gordon is accused of waiting to brandish the weapon until after the single bank customer left the bank. He allegedly took an undetermined amount of money and left employees bound at the wrist in a storage closet.

Michael David Gordon, 46, of 46 Gunter Road near  Libuse, was arrested at his home shortly before noon today, Sept. 23, in connection with the Effie bank armed robbery, according to published reports.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force and the FBI, jointly served Gordon with a warrant for armed robbery and false imprisonment.

Published reports indicate Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators “received a break in the case today.”

Law enforcement authorities have been searching for the bank robber since Tuesday afternoon, when a lone gunman first came into the bank acting as if he wanted to make a loan. He left and returned a short time later pointing the gun at the teller while demanding money.

Gordon is accused of waiting to brandish the weapon until after the single bank customer left the bank. He allegedly took an undetermined amount of money and left employees bound at the wrist in a storage closet.

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Cottonport Bank robbed, suspect sought

A gunman holds up the Cottonport Bank in Effie.

By Everything Cenla staff

Avoyelles Parish sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who allegedly  used a blue steel revolver to rob the Cottonport Bank in Effie, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

About 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, the lone gunman first came into the bank acting as if he wanted to make a loan. He left and returned a short time later pointing the gun at the teller while demanding money.

The suspect waited to brandish the weapon until after the single bank customer left the bank. He allegedly took an undetermined amount of money and left employees bound at the wrist in a a storage closet.

Authorities suspect the gunman fled north into Rapides Parish. Deputies vaguely described the suspect as being a white man between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall with shoulder length white hair. He was wearing a dark colored ball cap with the “CAT” logo, dark sunglasses, a yellow buttoned down shirt, blue jeans and brown boots.

Deputies suspect the gunman may have been driving a late model Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck with balck trim on the fender.

Anyone with information relating to the armed robbery should call the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Department at (318) 253-4000. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Marksville pair arrested in shooting incident in bar parking lot

By Everything Cenla staff

Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan, 26, and a 16-year-old, both of Marksville, were recently arrested in connection with shootings that occurred Aug. 22, on the Biz Lounge parking lot off of Louisiana Highway 1 north of Marksville, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The pair was arrested on a warrant that indicates several witnesses identified Jordan as being one of the people involved in the shooting. The juvenile is accused of brandishing a small caliber revolver at the scene and randomly shooting it.

A bullet didn’t hit anyone from the juvenile’s weapon, authorities said.

Investigators determined the shootings allegedly stemmed from arguments that occurred earlier in the night at a local Marksville lounge. When the lounge closed, those involved in the argument congregated in the parking lot. The argument escalated resulting in gunfire.

Jordan and another man allegedly exchanged gunfire, which resulted in Jordan suffering a gunshot wound to the leg prior to fleeing the scene.

Jordan was charged with aggravated criminal damage to property, aggravated assault, illegal use of a weapon or dangerous instrumentalities and possession of a firearm on premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Meanwhile, the juvenile was charged with possession of a firearm on premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet. He was released to his parent’s custody pending a juvenile adjudication hearing in the 12 Judicial District.