One Alexandria man caught in store robbery, a second being sought

Joseph Terrell Sanders, 24, 508 Newman St., was arrested Monday in connection to a robbery at a Third Street convenience store. A second suspect is being sought, according to the Alexandria Police.

The victim was walking out of J’s Food Mart, 2512 Third St., when the two men began walking and talking to her.

When she turned to talk t one of them, the other man snatched about $150 cash out of her and, the police report indicates.

The two men ran as the victim was calling the police. Officers chased down Sanders who went inside of a house in the 600 block of Broadway Avenue. He was booked in to the Rapides Parish Jail on a count of simple battery.

The second suspect’s identity has not been determined, police reported.

Oklahoma man arrested for online solicitation of a ‘girl’

Donny Ray Hall Jr., 32, of 1509 NW St., Lawton, Okla., was arrested Friday, June 25, on charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff Charles Wagner Jr.

Hall was arrested following an investigation into the online solicitation of minors. Hall allegedly made contact through a chat room with what he thought was a 14-yar-old girl from Pineville.

Authorities claim Hall identified himself as a 24-year-old man from Alexandria. He allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the “girl” and discussed how they could meet. During the online conversation, Hall’s words indicated he knew of Central Louisiana.

The investigation revealed Hall had friends and/or relatives that lived in Louisiana.

The “girl” Hall was chatting with was actually a trained member of the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force officer who works with the sheriff’s office.

Assisting in the arrested were the Fort Sill military authorities, the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation and the Lawton Police Department.

Hall is in the process of extradition from Oklahoma to Louisiana to face the above charges.

Wagner said parents should monitor what their children are doing online.

Deville man accused of fighting woman

Jarrod Guin

Jarrod L. Guin, 33, of 63 Nation Road, Deville, was arrested Saturday, June 25, in connection with a battery on a woman and other criminal activities, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Guin is accused of fighting the woman, leaving the residence and running into the woods. The woman didn’t need any medical attention. Authorities found him in the woods and made the arrest without any problems.

Guin was charged with entry into an inhabited dwelling, domestic battery, resisting arrest by flight and possession of CDS IV.  In a separate incident detectives had been investigating, Guin was charged with simple burglary, theft and firearm possession by a felon.

He was booked into the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Two Rapides men accused of burglarizing church, stealing cookies and soda

Anthony Barron
John Lasyone

By Everything Cenla staff

Two Rapides Parish men were arrested Wednesday, June 15, for allegedly burglarizing Paradise Baptist Church in Tioga on June 7, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff Charles Wagner.

Anthony Barron, 17, 155 Lena Dr., Pollock, and John Lasyone, 18, 92 Robert Goleman Rd., Elmer, were each charged with simple burglary of a religions building.

Investigators suspect the men went into the church on the night of June 7 and stole some packages of cookies and some cans of soda. They are accused of entering the church by removing the plywood covering from a broken window.

 Both men had been previously arrested for trespassing at another location. Investigators are not looking for anyone else relating to the crime.

Two Pineville men, one Tioga man arrested on burglary charges

Craig A. Ramos

Jeremy R. Scarborough

Richard L. Billingsly

By Everything Cenla

Two Pineville men and one Tioga man were arrested in connection with a residential burglary that occurred June 10 on Rigolette Road in Tioga, according to Sheriff Charles F. Wagner Jr.

Craig Allen Ramos, 17, 108 Pleasant Dr.; Jeremy Ryan Scarborough, 18, 210 Armstrong St., both of Pineville; and Richard Lance Billingsley, 4403 Northup Dr., Tioga, were each charged with aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. They were each released from the Rapides Parish Jail on a $20.000 bond.

On June 10, the homeowner reported someone had force their way into the residence and allegedly stole various items, including two handguns. After an investigation, deputies, with help from Alexandria and Pineville police, recovered most of the stolen items and one of the handguns. A Llama model 1911 .45 Caliber pistol remains missing.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the missing pistol should call Crime Stoppers at 318) 443-7867 or RPSO Tioga detectives at (318) 641-6000.

Alexandria woman accused of trying to steal TV from Wal-Mart

Natalie Ann Landry, 33, 1717 Bush Ave., Alexandria, is accused of trying to steal a flat screen television by placing the item in a box that had contained a fan at Wal-Mart on North Mall Drive, according to Alexandria Police.

Landry was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail Sunday, June 13, on charges of theft $500 and up, possession of CDS II with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant.

The incident occurred about 9:11 p.m. Witnesses told police they observed Landry pick up a bag from off of one of the store racks and use it to allegedly place store in it. Witnesses also told police Landry allegedly took an electric fan out of its box and place an 18.5 inch flat screen television inside of it. She then went to the garden section to purchase a curtain rod. The cashier scanned the prize on the fan box, which allegedly contained the television and other stolen items. She was stopped while leaving the store.

Landry is also accused of having a glass pipe used for smoking narcotics inside of her purse. She is accused of also having a black zipper case containing seven syringes and a digital scale.

Two Alexandria men arrested on charges of vehicle theft, drug posesession

By Everything Cenla staff

Samuel Henderson, 22, 718 Isabella Drive, and Gerald Jones, 20, 5225 Edwards Ave., were arrested Tuesday, June 15, in connection with a stolen vehicle, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

According to the police report, the following allegedly occurred:

As the reporting officer arrived at 5217 Edwards Ave., he received information that a blue four-door Ford Escape had been allegedly stolen and that a suspect had just walked from a nearby home and gotten inside of the vehicle.

The officer told the driver, identified as Henderson, to get out of the vehicle, while another officer was talking to the passenger, identified as Jones.

Officers allegedly discovered a clear plastic baggie that contained 5.4 grams of suspected crack cocaine. The bag was in a cup holder on the console.

Both men were booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of theft of a vehicle and possession of Controlled Dangerous  Substance II. Officers returned the vehicle to the owner.