Press Releases

AUGUST 2019

8/23 Three City of Shreveport employees arrested
Three employees of the City of Shreveport, Department of Water and Sewerage have been arrested following an investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force, ...
8/20 Caddo Sheriff opens range for public to sight-in rifles
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is making the range at the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcoming hunting s...
8/19 Mooringsport man charged with Video Voyeurism
A 29-year-old Mooringsport man was arrested last Sunday for allegedly making inappropriate videos of a 12-year-old female, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On August...
8/19 Desoto Parish man arrested for First Degree Rape
A Desoto Parish man was arrested last week for rape charges which occurred in the mid 1990’s, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Glenn Miller Sr., 64, of Keatchi...
8/19 Local woman commits fraud against grandmother
A Keithville woman has been arrested for taking her grandmother’s car and debit card without permission, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   On July 13, 21-year-o...
8/16 Alert: Text Scam targeting bank information
Local citizens and businesses are being targeted recently by a text message scam seeking banking information, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Recently, citizens of ...
8/16 Annual state review gives high marks to Caddo Correctional Center
An on-site inspection of the Caddo Correctional Center conducted by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections gives high praise to the parish jail and the...
8/6 Shreveport woman arrested with synthetic marijuana
A Shreveport woman was arrested over the weekend after she was found with synthetic marijuana and a large amount of cash. Around midnight on Saturday, Sheriff’s Deput...
8/6 Caddo deputy Doug Smith receives Louisiana law enforcement award
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Louisiana’s 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year during the organization’s Grande Promenade Sunday in Opelousas. It ...
8/6 Man who threatened Sheriff and deputies arrested for terrorizing
A Shreveport man was arrested this past week for making threats to harm Sheriff Steve Prator and Caddo Parish deputies. An investigation by the Caddo Sheriff’s Crimin...
8/5 College-bound safety photos and update
Attached are some photos from this morning's opening of the college-bound safety course being held at Sheriff's Safety Town. Sheriff Prator greeted the full house, and...
8/2 What to expect when you are arrested
How the criminal justice system works   A) An individual is arrested by a law enforcement agency and accused of committing a crime. The arrested individual ...
8/1 Caddo Sheriff's deputy honored as state Sheriffs' Association Deputy of the Year
A Caddo Sheriff’s deputy was recognized by his peers as the state’s Deputy Sheriff of the Year during the annual conference of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Associ...

JULY 2019

7/29 Caddo Sheriff announces promotions, recognitions
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote six deputies tomorrow during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility at 1121 Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize severa...
7/26 Business owner arrested for fraud
Updated with additional charge: The owner of One Planet Solar was arrested on Thursday for home improvement fraud, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Matthew Roberts, 48, ...
7/25 CPSO to host AARP Smart Driver course
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Thursday, August 8, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located...
7/18 Caddo Sheriff offers safety course for college students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a FREE one-day safety course for college-bound students and returning college students between the ages of 17 and 21. The interactive...
7/14 Train derailment blocking Hwy 1
Caddo deputies are working a train derailment in south Caddo Parish. The train came off the tracks and is blocking both lanes of Highway 1 near the Caddo and Red River Parish ...
7/11 Caddo and Bossier deputies deploying to south Louisiana
Caddo and Bossier rescue teams will deploy to Baton Rouge as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  The deputi...
7/9 How To Use Sandbags
Please see the attached document on information pertaining to the usage of sandbags. How To Use Sandbags
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said S...
7/9 CPSO conducts underage alcohol sales operation
Eight people were recently cited for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons during an operation conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services Division, said S...
7/9 Registration underway for CSI Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds July 23-24 at Sheriff’s Safety T...

JUNE 2019

6/30 CPSO investigating double shooting
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting that occurred in south Shreveport early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Patrol deputies...
6/21 Shreveport man arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts
A Shreveport man was arrested for twenty counts of identity thefts, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Cody Wayne Lyell, 30, of Shreveport was arrested by Caddo-Shreveport Financia...
6/13 CPSO Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp now in its 17th year
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp, which will be held ...
6/10 Caddo Sheriff's Camp celebrates 30 years / Media Day set for Tuesday
It’s the 30th anniversary of Caddo Sheriff’s Camp, and 67 Caddo Parish boys are joining in the celebration this week at the Kinsey Scout Reservation, said Sheriff ...
6/9 Caddo Parish deputies investigate a fatal crash on Interstate 220
Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash which involved one vehicle that occurred in south Caddo Parish earlier this afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 1:30P...

MAY 2019

5/29 CPSO kicks off Youth Summer Sports Program
The annual Summer Youth Recreation Program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 3, providing safe, summer activities for area youths.  Caddo Pari...
5/28 BR man arrested for crimes involving juvenile
A Baton Rouge man was arrested this past week in connection with Caddo Parish crimes dating back 19 years, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Gentry Vinson, 50, was arrested by the...
5/27 Shreveport man arrested for manslaughter
A Shreveport man is in jail for manslaughter following a shooting at his residence this past evening, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's patrol deputies were ca...
5/23 CADDO PARISH TO CONDUCT ONLINE TAX SALE ON JUNE 4
On Tuesday, June 4, the Caddo Parish Sheriff will host their annual tax sale online at CivicSource.com. The auction opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., subject to a sl...
5/22 Man arrested for illegally using company credit card
A Shreveport man was arrested for felony theft for using a company credit card for personal benefit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Robert Welborn, 29, was booked into Caddo Co...
5/19 CPSO investigate road rage shooting
Caddo deputies investigated a road rage shooting incident that occurred in south Caddo Parish on LA Highway 3132, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Late Sunday afternoon, just bef...
5/18 Caddo Deputies search for suspects who fled from stolen vehicle
Update: A second suspect has been arrested and identified as, 18 year old, Ja'Rique Montreal Warren of Shreveport. The investigation is still on going.  Origi...
5/16 CPSO deputies to participate in seatbelt enforcement campaign
Caddo deputies will participate in the national “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt campaign May 20 through June 2, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies will be ...
5/15 CPSO investigating I-20 accident
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler on I-20 near the Texas state line, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The rig ...
5/14 Caddo Sheriff announces promotion, awards
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator recognized several deputies during a ceremony today honoring them for promotions, lifesaving efforts, and years of service. Robert Presley, a 13-...
5/13 Caddo Sheriff awards scholarship to Captain Shreve senior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator awarded an academic scholarship to Skylore Rae Henderson this morning during a presentation at Government Plaza. Henderson is a graduating senior...
5/13 Caddo Sheriff's Office to graduate 45th Academy class
Graduation exercises for the 45th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Calvary Baptist Chu...
5/10 LA Hwy. 1 to open tonight
Officials will re-open LA Hwy. 1 at 6 p.m. tonight. The road was closed to all traffic between LA 175 in Caddo Parish and LA Hwy. 509 in Red River Parish after a train de...
5/10 Caddo officials briefed on weekend weather
Caddo-Shreveport officials received a weather briefing this morning as we head into the weekend where more rain is expected, said Sheriff Steve Prator, director of Caddo Homel...
5/9 Caddo Sheriff issues warning about river, lake traffic
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is asking boaters to use caution on area waterways due to high water from recent rainfall. Local lakes and rivers remain open to boaters but the ...
5/7 CPSO investigating train derailment
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a train derailment in south Caddo, said Sheriff Steve Prator. At this time, LA Hwy. 1 northbound is blocked at the Re...
5/6 Caddo officials hold weather planning meeting
Officials in Caddo Parish gathered at the 911 Communications Building in Shreveport this morning to discuss the potential for more rain this week and how it could impact ...
5/3 Man arrested in fatal hit and run
A Shreveport man was arrested today in connection with a hit and run fatality this past Saturday on LA 3132, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Zachary Dahl Sumlin, 46, turned hims...
5/3 Missing dog recovered
A Siberian Husky puppy taken from outside a store in south Shreveport has been recovered. The dog named Rocky was taken from Wal-mart on Mansfield Road on Thursday around 8...
5/1 Applications available for Caddo Sheriff's Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Caddo Sheriff's Camp. The free overnight camp for boys ages 9-12 will ...

APRIL 2019

4/29 Caddo Sheriff to hold Recruitment Event
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Personnel Division will hold a Recruitment Event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. Safety Town is loca...
4/27 Caddo Sheriff's deputies investigate fatal crash involving a pedestrian
Caddo Sheriff deputies are investigating a major vehicle accident involving a pedestrian which occurred in south Caddo Parish early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
4/20 Man's body found in Jeems Bayou
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating the discovery of a body in Jeems Bayou earlier today, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 8 a.m. deputies were notified th...
4/16 Drug Take Back event planned at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, at Sheriff's Safety Town. The event is part of the national D...
4/11 Counterfeit suspect in custody after slow pursuit
A fleeing suspect who refused to exit his vehicle for an hour following a slow speed pursuit with deputies is now in custody and facing a number of charges, said Sheriff ...
4/8 Location changed for proclamation ceremony
Today's proclamation ceremony for Crime Victims' Rights Week has been moved to the City Council Chambers, 505 Travis Street, due to inclement weather. The ceremony wil...
4/5 CPSO to commemorate Crime Victims' Rights Week
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator will host a proclamation ceremony on Monday, April 8, to commemorate the annual observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The ...
4/3 CPSO investigating fatality crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred this morning on Mira Myrtis Road in the northern part of the parish, said Sheriff Steve Prato...

MARCH 2019

3/27 Caddo Parish Skywarn Class
For your information. Please see the attached flyer.
3/25 Caddo Sheriff's deputies investigate fatality
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatality accident that occurred in west Caddo earlier today, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash was discovered just aft...
3/19 Shreveport man arrested for drugs
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, along with the Shreveport City Marshal’s Office, seized drugs and guns during a search warrant in the 400 block of Melrose Street in...
3/18 Five charged in counterfeiting scheme
An investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit has led to the recovery of more than $4,000 in counterfeit money and the arrests of five people, said Sheriff St...
3/18 CPSO receives traffic safety grant
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission for increased traffic enforcement, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
3/18 Sewer district employee arrested for theft
An employee of Caddo Parish Sewer District #2 was arrested on Friday for stealing from the district office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. An audit by the Louisiana Legislative...
3/18 New scam targets Medicare recipients
Scammers are trying to cash in on a change with Medicare, said Sheriff Steve Prator. In 2018, Medicare provided new cards for people receiving benefits. The new cards show ...
3/14 CPSO responds to shooting
Caddo deputies are searching for a man who broke into a residence and held a family at gunpoint Wednesday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 10 p.m., James Salon...
3/11 Woman arrested with stolen mail
A Keithville woman was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for stealing mail from 53 different victims, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Early Friday morning, March 8, the Cadd...
3/8 Caddo deputy named Law Officer of the Year
Caddo Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Smith was honored as Law Officer of the Year by the 40 and 8 Voiture Locale 137 during a ceremony Thursday in Shreveport. He was also selected as...
3/4 Caddo deputies to be recognized during Tuesday ceremony
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote three deputies tomorrow in a ceremony at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive. The Sheriff will also recognize one employee with a Life...
3/4 Greenwood man arrested for killing cousin
A Greenwood man is in jail today charged with killing his cousin, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Deputies were called to the 7300 block of Golden Meadows in Gre...

FEBRUARY 2019

2/28 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms, personal safety class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. ...
2/28 Sheriff Prator to host CSI Camp for Kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during Spring Break. The cla...
2/27 Men arrested for cashing stolen church checks
Two Caddo Parish men have been arrested for cashing checks stolen from a Shreveport church, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Maxie, 32, of the 3600 block of Bellaire Avenue...
2/26 Man arrested for sex crimes involving children
A Rodessa man was arrested on Monday for sex crimes involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Darin Gene Chandler, 47, was arrested at the CPSO Crimin...
2/24 Caddo deputy involved in crash
A Caddo Sheriff's deputy received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Jefferson Paige Road earlier today. Deputy Brian Godfrey was traveling eastbound on Jefferson...
2/22 Five cited for illegally selling alcohol
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited five people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-six bus...
2/21 Phone scam targets registered sex offenders
A telephone scam is targeting registered sex offenders in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies have received several reports from offenders saying they were co...
2/20 Woman charged with bank fraud
A Shreveport woman was arrested for defrauding four different banks out of $17,470, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   Karen Miller, 39, was the subject of multiple inves...
2/19 $7,000 reward offered in Vivian homicide
A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the Jan. 5, 2016, homicide of J.D. Hill of Vivian. Caddo-Shr...
2/18 Juvenile arrested for battery
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for a battery on Redbud Lane in Vivian Sunday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were notified after the victim, Anne...
2/8 Caddo Sheriff to host women's firearms class
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a women’s firearms class from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 23, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. ...
2/8 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP Safe Driving Class
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will host an AARP Smart Driver course on Friday, February 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility located...
2/8 Vivian man arrested for drugs during traffic stop
A Vivian man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning after drugs were found in his car during a traffic stop, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy John Berry made the stop...
2/6 AR man arrested following shooting, chase
Caddo deputies got their man Tuesday night after searching throughout the day for the suspect involved in a litany of crimes, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Allen Shultz,...
2/4 Caddo student arrested for terrorizing
A Caddo Parish student was arrested for terrorizing on Sunday after he made threats to commit a shooting at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The 15-year-old student at No...

JANUARY 2019

1/30 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for college scholarship
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the availability of a $500 college scholarship for a Caddo Parish graduating high school senior. The scholarship is made ava...
1/29 Shreveporter arrested for financial crimes
A Shreveport man was arrested for cashing fraudulent checks that cost one business over $18,000, said Sheriff Steve Prator.   James Maxie is accused of cashing two ...
1/22 Caddo Parish crime continues to decline
Crime in Caddo Parish dropped 14 percent in 2018 falling to its lowest level in at least 20 years, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  Overall, there were 1,174 crimes r...
1/18 CPSO to hold women's firearms class
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a women’s firearms class from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 26, at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. ...
1/18 LOCATED/CPSO asks for information on missing person
Update: Mr. Fleeks has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help.      The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s...
1/17 Caddo deputy receives Public Servants Award
Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Herring received the Law Enforcement Public Servants Award from the VFW Post 2238 during a ceremony Friday at Savoie’s Restaurant. T...
1/16 CPSO looking for missing man
Update: Mr. Bruner has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help.   The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Keithville man who was reported...
1/16 Second suspect arrested in BHS gun case
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second suspect in connection with a  loaded gun found at a local high school this past week, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
1/11 Juvenile arrested for having gun on school campus
A 15-year-old boy was arrested today for having a loaded gun at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's deputies were notified around 2 p.m. that a janitor a...
1/11 Juvenile arrested for having gun on school campus
A 15-year-old boy was arrested today for having a loaded gun at school, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Sheriff's deputies were notified around 2 p.m. that a janitor a...
1/10 Four cited for illegal alcohol sales
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division cited four people for the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Twenty-four bu...
1/3 City, parish leaders briefed on weather event
Parish and city leaders met this morning at the Caddo Emergency Operations Center to discuss the impact of weather in the area. The National Weather Service briefed those a...