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Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 100 Courthouse Dr, Arcadia, 71001 LA. The Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is 318-263-2302.
Louisiana State Police is now heading the investigation at the request of Jackson and Bienville Parish Sheriffs' investigators.
Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office ***********Reward********** On or about August 31, 2018 items were stolen during a residential burglary near Saline, LA. The Bienville Parish Sheriff Department is offering a reward for information that leads to the recovery of any of these items. Your information will be kept strictly confidential. Stolen items were: • A Henry .22 rifle • A Ruger American Predator .308 Rifle with Nikon scope SN# 690023856 • A Smith and Wesson M&P .22 Pistol SN# HHW2497 • A Stoeger 12 GA Shotgun • A 17 HMR Rifle • A H&R Youth Model 20 GA Shotgun • A Vizio 55” Smart TV with wall mount • A Sony sound bar For further information call: Sgt. Mike Rowlan Criminal Investigations 318-579-3492
On October 8, 2018 BPSO Investigators Sgt. Mike Rowlan and Sgt. Doug Worley concluded a two week investigation into the theft of heavy duty automotive batteries from a location on La. 792 south of Jamestown with the arrest of Jarrod Brian Duck, 30, of Castor. Duck was charged with simple burglary of a truck which resulted in the theft of two batteries and was also charged with theft over $1000 but less than $5000 as a result of the theft of nine heavy duty batteries from the same location. During questioning following his arrest, Duck admitted to the theft of batteries in Bienville Parish and additional battery thefts from well locations in Bossier, Red River and DeSoto parishes. In all instances the batteries were sold as scrap at several salvage facilities throughout the area. Duck faces similar charges in the aforementioned parishes and remains lodged in the Bienville Parish Jail with bond set at $20,000.
It was a bad day for a Morehouse Parish man today on Interstate 20 in Bienville Parish. Dontavius Lollie, 27, of Bastrop was clocked by a Louisiana State trooper traveling at 95 in a 70 mph zone at mile marker 58 eastbound. Lollie was ticketed for speeding and no driver's license and released. Thirteen minutes later Bienville Parish Deputy Louie Foy clocked Lollie traveling 88 in a 70 mph zone at mile marker 65 eastbound. This time Lollie was arrested for driving under suspension as well as speeding and booked at the Bienville Parish Jail. Lollie chose to pay all fines and costs which totaled $1,036.50 but he still must pay a wrecker fee as his vehicle was towed from the scene on the second stop.
BPSO received a 911 call at 2:10 this morning of a possible shooting on Oak Street in Ringgold. BPSO and Ringgold PD responded to the scene where they discovered that Trey Brooks, 30, had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Brooks was airlifted to University Health in Shreveport where he is being treated for his wounds. BPSO investigators remain on scene gathering evidence and questioning possible witnesses. At least one spent cartridge from an assault-type weapon has been recovered at the scene. No further information is available at this time.
On Monday, August 27, 2018 BPSO investigators working in conjunction with Red River Parish investigators arrested Bradley Wayne Mauldin, 35, of 191 Houghton Road, Ringgold on a variety of charges stemming from the theft of a camping trailer taken from a deer lease on La. 783 south of Ringgold and a pickup truck stolen from Bossier Parish. BPSO investigators were able to trail the camper trailer from Bienville Parish to a residence in Red River Parish where the stolen Toyota truck was also located. Mauldin attempted to evade arrest by climbing through the attic of the Red River residence but was taken into custody by RRSO and BPSO deputies. Mauldin is on probation in Bienville Parish for a prior burglary and was also wanted by Red River authorities for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Mauldin remains lodged in Red River Parish pending additional charges in Bienville and Bossier Parish.
A traffic stop on Atkins St. in Arcadia on August 15, 2018 at approximately 5:11p.m. led to the arrest of Justin L. Rogers, age 28, of Simsboro. After a consent to search was granted for Rogers' vehicle, narcotics agents seized approximately 264 dosage units of alprazolam (commonly known as Xanax), approximately 13.73 grams of marijuana, two sets of digital scales, a 12 gauge shotgun and a fully loaded .380 pistol. Rogers was charged with Possession of Marijuana (First), Possession of Schedule IV CDS With Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of CDS. He was additionally charged with a turn signal violation which led to the traffic stop and subsequent search of the vehicle. Rogers remains lodged in the Bienville Parish Jail pending the setting of bond.
On Tuesday, August 13, 2018 BPSO Investigator Sheronda Bell arrested Courtney Lyles, age 26, of Arcadia on an arrest warrant charging her with one count of Second Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile. The arrest stems from an incident in April when Department of Children and Family Services removed Ms.Lyles' four year old son from her custody after it was determined that the child had been severely beaten on the buttocks with a belt causing the loss of skin from the child's buttocks. BPSO investigators were notified by DCFS of the circumstances surrounding the incident and through further investigation the warrant was obtained for the arrest of Ms.Lyles. Ms. Lyles posted a $50,000 commercial bond with a stipulation of no contact with the victim. The child has been placed in the custody of a family member pending further court action.
On Saturday, July 21, 2018 at approximately 2:00 a.m. a home invasion occurred in north Webster Parish where an armed robbery with a handgun and an aggravated battery with a hammer on one of the occupants of the residence took place. Through investigation by Webster Parish Sheriff's investigators three suspects were identified in the home invasion one of which was Charles Lane Lawson Jr.,37, of Cemetery Road, Castor. On July 23, 2018 Webster Parish investigators coordinated with Bienville Parish deputies to conduct ground surveillance of Lawson's residence while a Bossier Parish Sheriff's drone provided aerial surveillance which confirmed that Lawson's vehicle was still on site. A search warrant was obtained for Lawson's residence at which time the Bienville Sheriff's Special Response Team was deployed to execute the search warrant. Shortly thereafter Lawson was seen exiting his residence where he was seen entering a vehicle driven by his father, Charles L. Lawson, Sr. The suspect vehicle was stopped on Jacob Knotts Road and Lawson, Jr. was taken into custody. Lawson, Jr. was charged as a fugitive from Webster Parish (Armed Robbery) while his father was charged with illegal carrying of a weapon. A search of Lawson, Jr.'s residence revealed evidence of the armed robbery and was later turned over to Webster Parish authorities. Lawson Sr. has posted a $10,000 bond and was released earlier today. Lawson, Jr. has been released to Webster Parish authorities.
At approximately 4:51 a.m. this morning BPSO received a 911 call reporting a shooting on Rambo Road approximately four miles north of Ringgold. District 4&5 Fire District personnel arrived on scene at 5:05 a.m. where they administered first aid to two gunshot victims. Shortly thereafter BPSO units arrived on scene and ascertained from the victims that Charleston Patterson had unlawfully entered the residence of David T. Rambo and shot Rambo and Brian Jackson multiple times and exited the residence and left the scene of foot. A perimeter was established by Louisiana State Police units and Bienville Parish deputies until the arrival of a tracking dog from David Wade Correctional Center. Shortly thereafter it was determined that the suspect had likely left the scene via an unknown vehicle. Several properties around the scene were searched and cleared. Later this morning a citizen reported to BPSO that Patterson had broken into his residence and forced him to provide him with food and water before leaving the residence on foot. Just before noon citizens reported seeing Patterson near the old Southside School where units from BPSO, LSP and Wildlife and Fisheries converged and took Patterson into custody without incident. He has been charged with 2 counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated burglary, home invasion and obstruction of justice and is currently lodged in the Bienville Parish jail.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Bienville Parish Sheriff's investigators arrested Ladarius J'wan Harris, age 23, of Claiborne Parish on two counts of third degree rape and one count of felony sexual battery. The charges stem from an incident that took place on June 28, 2018 in Bienville Parish involving a female victim who was incapacitated due to intoxication. All three acts were completed without the consent of the victim. Harris is a registered sex offender as a result of a crime which occurred in Bienville Parish in January of 2012. Harris remains lodged in the Bienville Parish Jail under $300,000 bond.
At approximately 4:00 a.m. today law enforcement personnel from the Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office, the FBI's Northwest Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force, ATF, Louisiana State Police and U.S. Marshal's Service initiated the execution of drug arrest warrants on twenty-six individuals from the Ringgold area. The arrests are the result of an ongoing investigation dubbed "Operation Meltdown" which concentrated on the illegal distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine in Bienville Parish. Also assisting in the roundup were Special Response Teams from the Louisiana State Police, DeSoto, Bossier, Caddo and Bienville Parishes, as well as canine units from David Wade Correctional Center, West Monroe Police Department, Jackson and Webster Parishes.
On Monday, June 18, 2018 at approximately 3:30 PM Bienville Parish Deputy Louie Foy was checking eastbound traffic on I-20 when he clocked a maroon Toyota van traveling at a speed of 86 mph in a 70 mph zone. Upon stopping the vehicle Deputy Foy made contact with the driver, Kao Lao, who was still seated in the driver's seat. Deputy Foy immediately smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After further investigation Deputy Foy observed seven large garbage bags in the rear of the vehicle which were determined to contain approximately 139 pounds of marijuana. Lao, a resident of Sacramento, California, stated he was en route to Alabama when stopped. Lao has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute (over 60 pounds) and remains lodged in the Bienville Parish Jail under $1,000,000 bond.
On Monday, April 30, 2018 at approximately 7:35 a.m. Bienville Parish Sheriff's Deputy Steve Wilsek initiated a traffic stop west of Arcadia on I-20 on a westbound vehicle driven by Antonio Moore age 21 of Morehouse Parish. When Deputy Wilsek approached the vehicle he observed that Moore had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head and was apparently deceased. At the time of the traffic stop Deputy Wilsek was not aware that approximately two hours earlier Moore had allegedly murdered his girlfriend, twenty-seven year old Debra Harrison, of Morehouse Parish and had stolen a vehicle of a family member of the victim. It is speculated that Moore was en route to Texas at the time of the traffic stop and that Moore believed law enforcement was aware of the Morehouse Parish murder. Found in the vehicle was a .38 caliber revolver which contained two spent cartridges. The pistol and vehicle will be turned over to Morehouse Parish investigators for further investigation and analysis.
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On Monday, April 2, 2018 Bienville Parish Sheriff's narcotics agents with the assistance of the BPSO Special Response Team executed a search warrant at the residence of Michael Hawk located in the 2500 block of Coleman Street in Gibsland. Inside the residence agents seized 194.5 grams of marijuana, 2 grams of suspected cannabis oil, 25.1 grams of cocaine, 18 dosage units of Alprazolam, digital scales and $3208 in U.S. currency. Those arrested were: Michael Hawk, 41, of Gibsland; Lewis Earl Green, 47, and Donte Bixby Underwood both of LaPort, Texas.They were all charged with possession of Schedule I CDS with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule II CDS with intent to distribute, possession of Schedule IV CDS with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest of Hawk brought to a conclusion the undercover investigation of drug sales on Coleman Street following citizens' complaints of unusual amounts of traffic to and from Hawk's residence. Since his incarceration Hawk has additionally been charged with five counts of distribution of Schedule II CDS namely methamphetamine and one count of distribution of marijuana. Bond was set at $100,000 on each of the six counts of distribution while bond has not been set on the trio for the original charges pending a 72 hour hearing.
On March 6, 2018 Bienville Parish Sheriff's investigators arrested a 19 year old Ringgold man, Nathaniel Greene Coe II, on a variety of sex-related crimes allegedly committed between January 2017 and December 2017 with the female victims being 14 and 15 years of age. Coe's charges include: second degree rape (2 counts), felony sexual battery (1 count), misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile (1 count), felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile (1count) and 1 count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor. Coe was lodged in the Bienville Parish Jail where he remains in lieu of $360,000 bond.
On Monday, February 26, 2018 at approximately 8:52 P.M. an altercation which occurred on Cook Drive in Ringgold resulted in the shooting death of Jackie D. Barbo,40, of Ringgold. Bienville Parish investigators ascertained that Barbo was committing a battery on Robert Richardson,70, of Cook Drive when Richardson armed himself with a .380 semi-auto pistol and fired one round striking Barbo in the chest. An argument over money appears to have precipitated the altercation which resulted in Barbo's death. Lt. Darrell Mills, who was in charge of the investigation, will present his findings to the district attorney's office for further review.
WEATHER ALERT: The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a flash flood warning for Bienville Parish! If you are in need of sand bags contact the sheriff's office at 318-263-2215 to obtain the contact numbers and locations of distribution points throughout the parish.
The Lake Bistineau bridge on La 154 is now open to traffic!
The Bienville Parish Courthouse and Annex will be open for business tomorrow 1-17-2018! Bienville Parish schools and COA will remain closed!!
All offices in the Bienville Parish Courthouse and Annex are closed due to the inclement weather for today!