Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 700 Murray St, Alexandria, 71301 LA
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Phone: (318) 473-6700
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Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 700 Murray St, Alexandria, 71301 LA. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is (318) 473-6700.

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office News

On September 13th, 2018, deputies responded Earl Linzay Road, Forest Hill, LA, in reference to a report of possible contractor fraud. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who stated they had hired a contractor to fix their roof approximately two months ago (JULY) and he has not started the job or been in contact with them since. The victim identified the contractor as Charles Nathan Beaudion and also stated that Beaudion had been paid over $8,000 by check for the work to be performed. According to the victim, after Beaudion received the check and cashed it, a contract was signed as he promised to return to finish the job (According to LA Revised Statute 14:202.1, a contractor has 45 days to perform the work specified in the contract). According to the victim, Beaudoin has never started the job and would not answer any calls from the victim. Sheriff’s Detectives began their investigation and had uncovered several complaints through the Better Business Bureau as well as other law enforcement agencies about Beaudions work and prior arrests for similar incidents. After a thorough investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives obtained an arrest warrant on Beaudoin for residential contractor fraud $5000-$25,000. Upon obtaining the arrest warrant, Detectives with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office contacted Rapides Detectives and advised of similar complaints on Beaudion in their parish. NPSO advised they would assist in locating and apprehending the suspect. On October 8th, 2018, Natchitoches Sheriff’s Detectives contacted Rapides Detectives and advised that Beaudion was in their custody and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center. A hold has been placed on Beaudion for Rapides Detectives in the event he bonds out from Natchitoches. “This was a great effort by our detectives as well as Natchitoches Sheriff’s Office in apprehending this suspect” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “I would also like to thank the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Investigators for their assistance in this case. Whenever homeowners need repairs, they should do as much research on the potential contractor as they can. In this case, the suspect even presented the victim with a contract which would seem like he was legitimate, but he wasn’t. Especially now since we have had these storms come through, make sure your contractor is bonded and licensed and check ratings with the Better Business Bureau and other agencies to see if they are legitimate. Do everything you can to prevent becoming a victim twice.” WANTED: Charles Nathan Beaudion, 52 2533 HWY 491, CLOUTIERVILLE, LA Charge: RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR FRAUD > $5,000 < $25,000

Tioga Sheriff’s Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest. The suspect is a white male and is seen in the video and still photographs provided. If someone knows who this suspect is or has information on this suspect, they are asked to call the Tioga Sheriff’s Station at 318-641-6000, Main Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

In an effort to better serve the citizens of Rapides Parish, we have upgraded the format of how the property tax notices are being sent. For several years, many citizens have voiced their concern that the post card method allowed anyone to see the assessment and how much tax was owed on their property. While all of this information is public record, we still listened and this year we have contracted with a company (Peregrine Corporation) to print and mail the new and improved property tax notices. These new notices will be mailed in an envelope and on the outside of the envelope in red letters will be the message “IMPORTANT TAX DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED” . In the envelope, the enclosed 8.5’’ X 11’’ notice will include the assessment and a perforated section to be detached and returned with payment, if you choose to pay by mail. A return envelope is also provided for your convenience. Starting November 9th, 2018, the tax notices will be mailed and payments may be made by mail or in person on the third floor of the Rapides Parish Courthouse, Tax Department. The on-line link on the RPSO website (www.rpso.org) “SUBMIT AN ONLINE TAX PAYMENT” will be active starting Saturday, November 10th . Please remember, there is a processing fee charged by the company (HAMER ENTERPRISES) for the online payment. Since we have worked so hard in educating the public about receiving SCAM information in the mail, we wanted to reassure the public that this is our NEW tax notice and they are legitimate. We hope this alleviates any confusion or concern. However, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Tax Department at 318-473-6741.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE ROBERT CALLOWAY HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS OK. We appreciate the public and our media partners for their assistance in this case. _____________________________________________________________ Deputies are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, ROBERT CALLOWAY. Robert is a white male, 42 years of age. He is 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has sandy brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen yesterday, November 6th, in the area of Melder Rd in the Glenmora area driving a 2018 Toyota Tundra silver in color. No clothing description was available. If contact is made with Robert, please notify the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700 or your local law enforcement agency.

On October 15th, 2018, deputies responded to the 11000 block of LA Hwy 28 West in the Boyce area in reference to a report of a battery. Upon the deputy’s arrival contact was made with the victim who stated a battery was committed on her at the intersection of LA Hwy 28 West and Clifton Rd. The victim stated a Shawn Lee Tyler committed the battery on her and fled the area prior to deputies arrival. Deputies took the initial report and conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate Tyler. Sheriff’s detectives from the Boyce Sheriff’s Station were assigned the case and with a statement from the victim and evidence collected by the patrol deputy, detectives were able to obtain warrants for Tyler’s arrest for two counts of Domestic Abuse Battery, two counts Criminal Damage to Property and one count Aggravated Assault. Detectives received information that Tyler was back at the residence at 11314 Hwy 28 West. Upon deputy’s arrival Tyler was seen fleeing from the residence into a wooded area behind the residence. Deputies again conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate Tyler. On October 16th , 2018, Shawn Lee Tyler turned himself in at the Rapides Parish Court House where he was taken into custody without incident and he was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on the active warrants. Tyler remains in jail at this time in lieu of a $13,000.00 bond. Arrestee: Shawn Lee Tyler, 29 11314 LA Hwy 28 West, Boyce, LA Charges: two counts Domestic Abuse Battery Two counts Criminal Damage to Property Aggravated Assault Contempt of court

On October 12th, 2018, a case of possible criminal sexual conduct was reported through administrators at a local high school. The Deputy SRO was made aware of the allegations and immediately contacted Sheriff’s Detectives to begin their investigation. Through the initial investigation, Detectives served a search warrant at a residence located on Sherwood Drive in Dry Prong. At the residence, suspected methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia was located in the possession of Gigi Danyell Wilkes, 45. Gigi Wilkes was taken to the Tioga Sheriff’s Station for further investigation where she was later placed under arrest and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Through the assistance of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Detectives were able to gather further evidence to obtain an arrest warrant, along with a search warrant, for the residence that Brandon David Wilkes was now residing on Texas Avenue. On October 26th 2018, Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the assistance of Patrol Deputies and the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, served the warrants at Wilkes’ residence in the 2400 block of East Texas Avenue, Alexandria, LA. Wilkes was taken into custody without incident and during the search of the home, suspected methamphetamine along with paraphernalia was located. Sheriff’s Metro Division was also contacted to assist in the investigation. Wilkes was placed under arrest and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on his charges. Brandon David Wilkes remains in custody in lieu of a $127,500.00 bond. Gigi Danyell Wilkes remains in jail in lieu of a $9,000.00 bond. From the beginning of the investigation, Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services was also contacted and all children were removed from the home and were placed in the custody of another family member. Sheriff’s Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing. Arrestee: Gigi Danyell Wilkes, 45 Dry Prong, LA Charges: Cruelty to juveniles Possession CDS ll Drug Paraphernalia Arrestee: Brandon David Wilkes, 31 Alexandria, LA Charges: six counts Indecent behavior with juveniles four counts Molestation of juvenile Molestation of juvenile under 13 Sexual battery Sexual battery under 14 Possession of CDS ll Possession CDS ll in a School zone Drug Paraphernalia

At approximately 7:38 am this morning, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call through 911 of a possible stabbing victim in the 100 block of Westbrook Street in the Wardville community. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a subject who stated they saw the victim laying in the yard and called 911. Deputies located a male subject with multiple stab wounds and rendered aid until Acadian Ambulance arrived within a few minutes. Acadian Ambulance transported the victim to a local hospital where his condition is unknown at the time of this release. Sheriff’s Detectives and Crime Scene Unit responded to conduct their investigation and are currently still working two scenes; one scene where the victim was found and another scene where the crime may have been committed. No further information is available at this time as this is an active, ongoing investigation. We will update this release as we get further information.

Today, Sheriff Hilton and Deputies along with other police officers and firefighters attended the memorial mass held in honor of fallen Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers in central Louisiana. It is always sad to remember those that have gone before us but it is also an honor that their lives and their dedication to “more than self” lives on. Rest easy, we have the watch from here.

For Immediate Release to the Media Deputies are currently on the scene in the Washboard Road area of Pineville investigating an apparent touchdown of a tornado in that area. Deputies, along with civilians , are going house to house checking on residents to see if there are any injuries. So far, no injuries have been reported. Deputies are cautioning the public to limit traveling in that area due to debris. We will update as we get further information. Capt. Tommy Carnline

On October 22nd, 2018, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Metro Division conducted a traffic stop for improper lane usage on US-165 near Burma Road in Ball, LA. Deputies contacted the driver, identified as Jerry Lynn Esters and the passenger, identified as Rhoda Nicole Green. Deputies spoke with the occupants and obtained consent to search the vehicle and during the search, 70 assorted Fentanyl transdermal patches were located in Green’s purse and several Percocet tablets in a container in Esters’ pocket. The pair admitted to agents that they had traveled from LaSalle Parish to Pineville to sell the patches. Fentanyl patches can be sold for up to $100 each depending on dosage. Green and Esters were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where they were booked on their charges and later released on $26,500 bond each. Fentany transdermal patches are used in chronic pain management as they work slowly releasing fentanyl through the skin into the bloodstream over 48 to 72 hours, allowing for long-lasting pain management. Those that abuse Fentanyl patches will either use several of them, chew them to get the desired effect or even extract the fentanyl and inject it, ingest it or smoke it. Fentanyl has been found as the cause of several overdose deaths in central Louisiana. Arrestee: Rhoda Nicole Green, 43 125 Alps Rd., Olla, LA Charge: Possession of CDS II to Distribute Possession of CDS II Criminal Conspiracy Arrestee: Jerry Lynn Esters, 49 125 Apls Rd., Olla, LA Charges: Possession of CDS II to Distribute Possession of CDS II Criminal Conspiracy

On October 24, 2018, at approximately 3:15 PM the School Resource Officer at Hayden R. Lawrence Upper Elementary responded to Buckeye Elementary, as their SRO had already left for the day, to assist with the school administration with a possible intoxicated school employee. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with school administrators who advised that one of the teachers, identified as Shannon Rene Beran, 43 of Deville, was possibly intoxicated and may have alcohol in her room. According to witnesses, Beran had been displaying odd behavior during car rider pick up duty, moving slowly and awkwardly. When confronted and asked about her condition, she stated she wanted to leave and became defensive. The School Resource Officer detained Beran and began his investigation. The school administration followed their policy and also notified the school board office. With the assistance of school administrators, a partially consumed bag of wine was located in Berans classroom. After the investigation was completed by the School Resource Officer, Beran was placed under arrest for possession of alcohol on public school property. Beran was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where she was booked and later released on a $500 bond. Arrestee: Shannon Rene Beran, 43 879 LA Hwy 115, Deville, LA Charge: Possession of alcohol on public school property

On October 4th, 2018, deputies from the Boyce Sheriff’s Station responded to the 200 block of St. Clair Road in reference to a reported medical emergency. Upon arrival, the deputy located a subject at the residence who stated they were a victim of a battery that allegedly occurred at 49 Cotile Drive earlier. The victim suffered a laceration to the head and injuries to his side and rib areas of his body. Acadian Ambulance arrived and the victim was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment. From information gathered from the victim, the suspect was identified as William Bynog, Jr. of Boyce. Deputies attempted to locate Bynog, Jr. but were unsuccessful. The case was turned over to Sheriff’s Detectives for follow-up investigation and during the course of the investigation, sufficient evidence was collected and arrest warrant was obtained for William Lawrence Bynog, Jr., for Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery. On October 19th , 2018, Agents with the Sheriff’s Metro Division located Bynog, Jr. and he was taken into custody after a brief struggle and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked on the active warrant and resisting an officer. Bynog, Jr. remains in jail at the time of this release with no bond being set on the aggravated battery charge. Arrestee: William Lawrence Bynog Jr., 33 49 Cotile Drive, Boyce, LA Charge: Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery Resisting an Officer

Put down the shaving cream and slowly step away from the razor! It’s that time of year again. No, not hunting season, not Halloween, not even LSU FOOTBALL - ITS NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!! The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office has been invited by the Rapides Regional Medical Center to participate in NO SHAVE NOVEMBER this year along with the Alexandria Police Department and the Pineville Police Department. Sheriff Hilton has again approved our participation in “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER” ! It begins on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1st and will end FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30th. The purpose of No Shave November is two-fold. The first is to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Men often take their health for granted and don’t visit a doctor or health care facility unless forced to. The Centers for Disease Control reports women are 100 percent more likely than men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services than men. Most men should begin receiving regular screenings for prostate and colon cancer beginning at age 50, but a family history of cancer could cause a need to begin screenings at a younger age. In addition, men should receive annual wellness screenings to help prevent other medical conditions from forming or causing more serious damage. The second purpose of No Shave November is to raise money to help patients of the Rapides Cancer Center afford transportation for treatment. To participate in No Shave November, all you have to do is grow a beard, mustache, goatee, mutton chop sideburns, soul patch, or some combination, during the month of November. Post a picture of yourself before you “let it grow” to Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Facebook page or tag it at #RapidesNoShave. Then on FRIDAY, Nov. 30th , post another picture with your facial hair. That’s it. Rapides Regional Medical Center is asking everyone who participates to donate $10 to the RRMC Auxiliary’s Cancer Fund to help patients of the Rapides Cancer Center. This year, in a way to help include everyone who may want to contribute, RRMC are providing “Buy a Beard” cards that allow men and women who want to help without putting down the razor to participate. For a donation of their choice, they will receive a card and can write in the name of a loved one who has or is currently fighting cancer and post the card at their workplace. Much like you see Children’s Miracle Network on Muscular Dystrophy does. Last year, several citizens asked how they could participate and this year, with the "Buy a Beard" card, this is a great way to be part of this worthy cause. Thanks again to our citizens who will be BEARDING with us and our scruffy look for the month of November!

On October 10th, 2018, units assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Metro Division were working in the North Lake Drive area in Woodworth, LA as a result of community based complaints of possible narcotics activity. During their investigation, agents observed two subjects, identified as Robbie Lynn Mullins, Sr. and Joni Michelle Mullins, standing outside of their campers on North Lake Drive. Agents were familiar with Robbie Mullins, Sr. and a computer check revealed he had active warrants for his arrest. Based on the complaints from the community and Mullins being a known fugitive, Metro Agents broke surveillance and made contact with the couple. During their contact, agents located marijuana and suspected methamphetamine in Joni Mullins possession and she was placed under arrest. Robbie Mullins was also placed under arrest on the active warrants. As agents continued their investigation, marijuana was located in their camper along with just under 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine, along with other drug paraphernalia. Both Robbie and Joni Mullins were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center for booking on the active warrants and additional narcotics charges. Both suspects remain in jail at the time of this release. Robbie Lynn Mullins, Sr. is being held on a $56,700 bond. Joni Mullins is held on a $29,000.00 bond. Arrestee: Robbie Lynn Mullins, 51, 264 North Lake Drive, Woodworth, LA Charges: Possession of CDS II Possession of CDS I Possession Drug Paraphernalia Contempt of Court Arrestee: Joni Mullins, 34 264 North Lake Drive, Woodworth , LA Charges: Possession of CDS II Possession of CDS 1 Contempt of Court

Agents with the Sheriff’s Office Metro Division closed a two month investigation involving methamphetamine sales in the Alexandria area with the arrest of Derrick Demetrius Hunter. Agents were familiar with Hunter from previous narcotics investigations and arrests by Metro Division in 2002, 2004, 2013, 2014 and 2018. Hunter was convicted in 2004 for a felony narcotics violation. On September 14th, 2018, Hunter was arrested by Patrol Units assigned to Metro Division for two counts Possession CDS II and Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute. Hunter was later released on a $10,000 commercial bond. Since that arrest, agents had received several community complaints about Hunters continued narcotic activity. Through their investigation, agents were able to establish Hunter’s preferred distribution locations and times of day for his narcotic sales. On October 1st, 2018, agents were conducting surveillance on Hunter and were able to stake out a local convenience store in the Alexandria area where it was believed Hunter would make a delivery. As the intelligence suggested, Hunter arrived and parked his vehicle in the rear of the parking lot. Agents made contact with Hunter, explained why they were there and were given consent to search his vehicle. Located under the driver’s seat was a large plastic zip-lock bag containing a little over ½ pound (9.3 ounces) of suspected methamphetamines and a digital scale. Hunter was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for possession of CDS II with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hunter was later released on $25,500.00 commercial bond. Arrestee: Derrick Demetrius Hunter, 46 5600 Donald Drive, Alexandria, LA Charge: Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

For Immediate Release to the Media Over the past two weeks sheriffs detectives from the Deville and Kolin Substation have been investigating several burglaries in the Deville area. This morning at approximately 5 AM sheriffs detectives located the suspect vehicle at a location on Nation Road. Detectives found the suspect, identified as Shane Evans, fled into the woods in the area of Ida Wells, Nation Road and Philadelphia Road area. Detectives, Deputies and RPSO K9 units are searching the area. Louisiana State Police helicopter unit along with Troop E troopers are also assisting. We want to caution residents in the area, if they see the suspect, please call 911 or your local law-enforcement agency.

On September 30th, 2018, deputies responded to a local retreat in the Woodworth area in reference to a criminal sexual conduct complaint. According to the initial report, the victim stated they had been sexually assaulted by another attendee, later identified as Edouard Despalungue, 28 of Baton Rouge. Deputies took the initial report and established probable cause to arrest Despalungue for one count Sexual Battery. Despalungue was placed under arrest and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he was booked on the charge. On October 1st, Despalungue was released on a $25,000.00 bond. As Despalungue is a French foreign national attending college in Louisiana, the judge also ordered Despalungue to relinquish his passport as part of his bond conditions. The case was forwarded to Sheriff’s Detectives who furthered the scope of their investigation. During their investigation, detectives established sufficient probable cause to upgrade the charge and obtain a warrant on Despalungue for Second Degree Rape. On October 4th, Rapides Detectives, with the assistance of deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, located Despalungue and took him into custody without incident at his residence located in Baton Rouge. Despalungue was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison in reference to the warrant. The following morning Despalungue was transported back to Rapides Parish where he was booked on the new charge. Despalungue was released later that day after posting a $75,000.00 commercial bond. As a condition of the bond on the new charge, Despalungue is not allowed to leave the state of Louisiana without permission of the court. Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing. Arrestee: Edouard Despalungue, 28 4600 Burbank Drive, Apt 232 Baton Rouge, LA Charges: Sexual Battery Second Degree Rape

At approximately 7:55 am, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call through the 911 Communications Center from a resident on Roy Blair Road, Deville, stating that a victim of a gunshot wound was at their residence requesting assistance. Deputies and detectives responded to the residence and upon arrival, a male subject was found, the victim of gunshot wounds from an apparent shotgun blast. Firefighters from the Holiday Village Volunteer Fire Department and paramedics with Acadian Ambulance also responded to render aid to the victim. According to the victim, he was staying the night at a friend’s house on Roy Blair Road when he awoke to an unknown male attacking him. As the victim and the suspect, later identified as Clinton Thomas Single, 29 of Deville, were in a physical altercation, the victim fled the residence. According to witness statements, Single allegedly shot the victim with a shotgun as he fled the residence. The victim sustained multiple small wounds on the left side of his body and was transported by Acadian Ambulance to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for non-life threatening injuries. Other responding deputies made contact with Single at the residence where the incident occurred. Single was detained and placed into the custody of Sheriff’s Detectives for further investigation. From their investigation, detectives were able to develop probable cause to obtain arrest warrants on Single for aggravated assault/domestic abuse, attempted first degree murder, obstruction of justice, three counts intimidating a witness and three counts false imprisonment with a weapon. Single was transported and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he remains at the time of this release as no bond has been set. Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing. “Again, another domestic violence incident has occurred and fortunately no one was killed” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “We want urge couples to please think before you act and let cooler heads prevail. Just walk away; nothing like this is worth taking someone’s life over.” October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help available through the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Please call 888-411-1333. It is free and confidential or you may call your local law enforcement agency for assistance. Arrestee: Clinton Thomas Single, 29 45 Roy Blair Road, Deville, LA Charges: aggravated assault/domestic abuse attempted first degree murder obstruction of justice three counts intimidating a witness three counts false imprisonment with a weapon

On September 30th, 2018, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of Wells Road in Tioga. According to the victim, after returning home, they discovered their residence had been burglarized and several electronic items taken including game consoles and a television. Deputies discovered where the suspect (s) entered a back door after breaking the window out. Deputies took the initial report and the case was turned over to detectives from the Tioga Sheriff’s Station for further investigation. Through their investigation, detectives were able to obtain information from witnesses who observed two subjects in the area when the victim left the residence. Detectives were able to identify a suspect as Kennedy Ryan Green of Pineville. From their investigation, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant on Green for Criminal Damage and Simple Burglary. On October 3rd, Green was arrested by officers of the Alexandria Police Department on active warrants for their agency as well as the RPSO warrants. Green was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he remains at this time as no bond has been set on these charges. Arrestee: Kennedy Ryan Green, 17 18 Purser Street, Pineville, LA Charge: Criminal Damage Simple Burglary

On September 26th, 2018, deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block of Fendler Parkway, located in the Village Green neighborhood of Pineville. The complaint was called in by an alert neighbor who observed numerous people at residence where the home owner was out of town. Patrol Deputies arrived on scene and located three suspects inside the residence. As deputy’s were getting initial information from the subjects, one of the suspects, identified as Jecorri Montel Demouy, Jr., ran from the residence. Deputies gave chase, after securing the other two suspects, but were unable to locate Demouy, Jr. at that time. Deputies questioned the other two subjects and confirmed they had permission to be at the residence. Deputies continued their investigation inside the home and located a bag identified as Demouy, Jr.’s personal bag. Inside the bag was a Taurus .380 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number. Deputies took the bag and firearm as evidence. Detectives from the Tioga Sheriff’s Station began their investigation and through their investigation, they were able to obtain warrants for Demouy, Jr.’s arrest for criminal trespassing, resisting an officer and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. On September 28th, 2018 detectives located Demouy, Jr. in the 100 block of Pinewood Ave where he was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Demouy, Jr. remains in jail being held on a $4,500.00 bond. “We appreciate the public being our eyes and ears in our communities and in this case, it solved a crime and got an illegal firearm off the street” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “We encourage the public if you see something out of place or suspicious, give us a call and we will check it out.” Arrestee: Jeccori Montel Demouy, Jr., 23 605 Fendler Parkway Drive, Pineville, LA Charges: Criminal Trespassing Resisting an Officer Possession of a Firearm with an obliterated serial number

We want to thank everyone who came out to Brocato's and Batter's Box for our #CoffeeWithaCop event. We really appreciate your support of our deputies and police officers. We hope to see you at the next event!

On September 27th , 2018, agents assigned to the Metro Division served a search warrant at 1208 Paris Dr., Alexandria, LA after receiving several complaints from the community of suspected drug activity at the residence. Agents opened an investigation and conducted surveillance on the residence and occupants, obtaining probable cause to obtain a search warrant. When agents arrived at the residence to serve the search warrant, Jeremy Jarrod Williams, Shelvin Ray Anthony and Nathaniel Gilbert were all located inside the home. Through their investigation, agents seized 130 Hydrocodone tablets, 134 Roxycodone tablets, 103 Oxycodone tablets and four small bags of suspected marijuana. Packaging materials, digital scales and other assorted drug paraphernalia was also found in their search. Agents also recovered a stolen .40 caliber handgun and seized $3,815.00 in cash. Williams, Anthony and Gilbert were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Williams is being held on $43,000 bond and has a Probation hold. Anthony was released on $25,500 bond. Gilbert is being held on $43,000 bond. “Rapides Parish leads the state in amount of opioids prescribed to our citizens and the illegal use of these opioids lead to overdoses every week” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “According to recent statistics released by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, in 2016, Rapides Parish lead the state in opioid prescriptions. Caddo Parish was in second place with Evangeline, Lafayette and East Baton Rouge rounding out the top five. This is not a list we want to be on. We will continue our aggressive enforcement of illegal narcotics activity in our communities.” Arrestee: J Jeremy Jarrod Williams, 24 3422 Sugarhouse Rd., Alexandria, LA Charge: Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute (3 Counts) Possession CDS I w/ intent to Distribute Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Stolen Firearms Possession of Firearms with Drugs Arrestee: Shelvin Ray Anthony, 29 1208 Paris Drive, Alexandria, LA Charges: Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute (3 Counts) Possession CDS I w/ intent to Distribute Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Stolen Firearms Possession of Firearms with Drugs Firearm Possession by a Convicted Felon Arrestee: Nathaniel Gilbert, 29 5735 Harris St., Alexandria, LA Charge: Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute (3 Counts) Possession CDS I w/ intent to Distribute Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Stolen Firearms Possession of Firearms with Drugs

On August 21st, 2018, deputies responded to a report of a sexual battery that occurred in the Pineville area. Deputies took the initial report and the case was turned over to detectives with the Tioga Sheriff’s Station. As detectives began their investigation, more information came to light of the offense. According to the victim, the suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Roberts, 38 of Pineville, had unwanted, inappropriate contact with them while they were asleep. After the incident, Roberts allegedly identified himself as a police officer in an attempt to keep the victim from reporting the incident. From their investigation, detectives determined Roberts was also wanted in Mississippi for an un-related crime. Detectives established enough probable cause to obtain arrest warrants for Roberts and on September 14th, Roberts was located and arrested for Sexual Battery, 3rd Degree Rape, False Impersonation of a Police Officer, Stalking, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Roberts was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detection Center where he remains at this time, being held on a $34,500.00 bond on the local charges while he awaits extradition to Mississippi. Arrestee: Mark Anthony Roberts, 38 165 Ball Cut Off Road, Pineville, LA Charges: Sexual Battery 3rd Degree Rape False Impersonation of a Police Officer Stalking Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Recently, MEDICARE recipients received new cards in the mail. Well the criminal sammers are aware of this and are attempting to use this to get recipients personal information. Hang up on Medicare card scammers!!! Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. These scammers typically reach out by phone and have tried a few different tactics. Sometimes, they claim to be a Medicare representative and ask to verify (ahem, steal) your information. Or they claim that there’s a fee for your new card (there isn’t). Others claim that your Medicare card was compromised and you need to move your money from your bank into “safer accounts” (it wasn’t, you don’t, and following their advice means putting your money in their pockets). We’ve even heard of some scammers offering plastic versions of the card for a fee – even though the real Medicare cards are paper and there are no legitimate plastic cards. How can you avoid these scams? Remember these tips: •Don’t give personal information to get your new Medicare card. If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number, bank information, or other information to get your new card, that’s a scam. Hang up. Medicare will never ask you to give personal information to get your new Medicare number and card. •Don’t pay for your new card. It’s yours for free. If anyone calls and says you need to pay for it, that’s a scam. Hang up. If you’ve already given out your bank account information over the phone, talk to your bank immediately. You’ll want to deal with any unauthorized activity on your account as soon as possible. For more information about the new Medicare cards, go to go.medicare.gov/newcard. And if you’re a victim of a scam, report it to the FTC.

This week has been very active for the criminal scammers out there. First, we were notified of the CLECO scam where the scammer told the client they had a pass due bill and their electricity was going to be turned off. Yesterday and today, we have had the IRS SCAM and the ACTIVE WARRANT SCAM. Todays callers have been from a 302 area code as well as a 337 area code. As all of our followers know, CLECO will never call you and threaten termination of service. You may read more about the CLECO scams here - https://www.cleco.com/scams. The IRS will NEVER contact you by phone and threaten arrest for unpaid taxes. THere first contact with you, if it is an overdue tax problem, it by registered or certified letter. And finally the ACTIVE WARRANT SCAM. If you have an active arrest warrant, there is no provision in paying to stay out of jail. PLEASE REMEMBER, if ANYONE calls you soliciting money for something you may or may not have done. As law enforcement, we will never call you and threaten you with arrest to solicit money. While we do have a collection agency collecting OVERDUE FINES and FEES but the agency DOES NOT threaten arrest. #Refusetobeavictim