Two Alexandria women and a Pineville woman arrested on drug charges

By Everything Cenla

Two Alexandria women and a Pineville woman were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 25, on drug charges after authorities allegedly found drugs at the home they were in at 1801 Yale St., according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Parish narcotics agents followed up on neighbors’ complaints about suspected drug sales and drug activity at the home. The complaints indicated methamphetamine sales and a high flow of traffic to and from the house.

With a drug warrant, agents entered the home and allegedly found a small amount of glass methamphetamine, some marijuana, Hydrocodone pills, a handgun and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia.

Arrested are Jill Ann Meginley, 44, 1801 Yale St., possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance I, possession of CDS II, possession of CDS III, possession of drug paraphernalia; Shannon M. Winbery, 32, 1801 Yale St., possession of drug paraphernalia; and Alana Michelle Daniel Waters, 34, 261 Hazmuka Rd., Pineville, possession of CDS II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pineville woman charged with cruelty to infirmed

By EverythingCenla staff

Leah Gooden, 28, 403 Singer St., Pineville was arrested Wednesday in connection with the rape of an 82-year-old woman who lived at the same address, according to Lt. Darrell B. Basco, public information officer for the Pineville Police Department.

Gooden was arrested on a warrant and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of cruelty to the infirmed, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Basco said Gooden was the elderly woman’s primary caregiver when Gregory Edwin, who was arrested in January, allegedly raped the woman. Gooden and Edwin were in a relationship at the time of the incident.

At the time of Gooden’s arrest, she allegedly had marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The Office of Community Services took Gooden’s children into protective custody due to Gooden’s arrest.

Markus Antoine Hall accused of selling prescription drugs

By EverythingCenla staff

Markus Antoine Hall, 25, 4325 Clubhouse Dr. #3, Alexandria, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 24, on drug charges and a charge of illegal carry of weapons/drugs, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest occurred after narcotics agents conducted a search warrant at Hall’s home after an investigation into complaints of suspected narcotic pill sales at the apartment.

Agents entered the apartment and allegedly found a loaded .40 caliber handgun located near Hall. Also, agents allegedly found 152 Hydrocodone tablets, 44 Xanax tablets, and a small amount of marijuana.

Hall allegedly had in his possession $1,357 in cash.

His charges are possession of  Controlled Dangerous Substance I, three counts of possession of CDS III to distribute, two counts of possession of CDS IV to distribute and illegal carry of weapons/drugs.

Alexandria man arrested on 2009 second-degree murder warrant

By EverythingCenla staff

Marvin Leon Butler, 52, 5507 New York Ave., Alexandria, was arrested on a warrant for second-degree murder in connection with the 2009 death of Richard Staten, 48, of the same address.

Butler was arrested Tuesday in Shreveport. He was transported to Alexandria and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

On Sept. 24, 2009, officers responded to a battery at the New York Avenue home. They talked to Staten, who allegedly told officers he was sitting on the porch when Butler’s girlfriend asked for a clothes hanger. When Staten gave the hanger to the woman, Butler allegedly took the hanger and struck him across the head leaving a knot on the left side of Staten’s head.

At that time, Staten told police Butler allegedly swung a machete at him cutting him on the hand leaving a minor cut on the left hand.

Acadian Ambulance took Staten to Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, where he later died.

Alexandria woman charged in death of her 6-week-old son

By EverythingCenla staff

Jennifer Rose Dubroc, 22, of 2432 Louisiana Highway 457, Alexandria, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her 6-week-old son, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Dubroc was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 23,  and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail.

On April 29, 2009, Dubroc allegedly brought her son, Gabriel Joseph Flournoy, to Rapides Regional Medical Center’s ER due to his not breathing. While being treated, medical staff observed what appeared to be trauma to the baby’s head area. The baby died a day later.

Results from an autopsy indicate a homicide may have occurred.

Ninth Judicial Judge Thomas Yeager set bond at $10,000.

Wilshire Drive man arrested on four warrants, including resisting an officer

By EverythingCenla staff

Robert Jason Leblanc, 32 1239 Wilshire Dr., Alexandria, was arrested Monday, Feb. 22, on four warrants that charged him with resisting an officer, reckless operation, contempt of court, and violation of a protective order, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The arrest stem from a May 26, 2009, incident when the following allegedly occurred:

While on patrol, a police officer observed a 1995 blue Ford pickup traveling northbound into the traffic circle at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was “erratically” moving over the solid white line and changing lanes without using a turn signal.

The officer trailed the pickup as it circled in a eastward direction in front of the Alexandria Mall. The officer followed the vehicle to the red light at Masonic and Memorial drives as the vehicle turned right on Memorial Drive. The vehicle stopped behind the Furniture Gallery, where the officer put his emergency blue light on.

The officer stepped out of an unidentified police unit and identified himself to Leblanc and asked him for his driver’s license. Leblanc allegedly bends over stating he was sick and attempted to throw up. He then gave the officer his driver’s license. As the officer went to grab his portable radio, Leblanc allegedly fled on foot.

The officer began to chase Leblanc. He was not able to grab his radio to let headquarters know of the circumstances. The officer chased Leblanc to the front of “All About Hair” salon and cut him off as he ran behind a long bush. Leblanc turned to the officer and allegedly charged at him hitting the officer in the chest with both of his fists. Leblanc continually said he did not want to go to jail.

Leblanc allegedly grabbed the officer by his shirt and began to tear his shirt as they began to struggle back to the front of the building. The officer warned Leblanc to stop fighting, but Leblanc continued. The officer allegedly hit Leblanc several times in an effort to get him to stop fighting. The officer also held him at gunpoint, but Leblanc refused to go to the ground. Leblanc was able to slide inside the building and lock the door.

The officer made contact with a witness, who knew Leblanc by name. She pleaded with him several times to stop and go down to the ground. The officer used the woman’s cell phone to notify headquarters about the situation.

Leblanc ran to the back of the building. When additional officers arrived, the officers searched the inside of the building, including the attic, but were not able to find Leblanc.

A woman who was in the salon getting her hair styled told officers she saw Leblanc locking the door and running off. A third woman told officers she witnessed the scene. A fourth woman said she knew Leblanc had run up to her attic and that she would go up and advise him to come down. She returned and said she did not know where LeBlanc was.

Officers had the vehicle towed and a hold placed on it.

Jonesville couple arrested on burglary charge

By EverythingCenla staff

Marcus Lynn McCarthy, 36, and Maryann Grace Fontenot, 31, both of 1446 Highway 126, Jonesville, were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Dec. 13 burglary in Lecompte, according to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 The arrests were the result of a Crime Stoppers tip the sheriff’s office received about the burglary and where the potential suspects were located.

 RPSO Det. Gary Bradford, along with officers from Louisiana State Probation and Parole, the U.S. Marshalls Service and the Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office, went to the couple’s home to make the arrest.

The two suspects are each charged with simple burglary.  McCarthy was also charged with two counts contempt of court and two counts of probation violation.