Press Releases

DECEMBER 2008

12/1 Sheriff’s Safety Town to open on Tuesday
Second-grade students driving electric cars and riding bicycles will lead a parade to officially mark the opening of Sheriff's Safety Town during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on T...
12/1 Sheriff Prator announces Academy graduates
Graduation exercises for the 23nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, at Summer Grove Baptist ...

NOVEMBER 2008

11/14 Local internet investigation leads to arrest of Virginia man
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said today that a local internet investigation has led to the arrest of a Virginia man. Christopher Keith Hicks, 33, of Suffolk, Virginia, was arre...
11/14 Man arrested for molesting juvenile
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives for molestation of a juvenile. James Arthur Baker, 37, of the 7100 block of Honey Creek Lane, was arrested on Thurs...
11/14 Burglary suspects arrested in Texas
Two suspects wanted in connection with the burglary and beating of two men in south Caddo Parish was arrested Thursday in Texas.Crystal Wilt, 30, also known as Crystal Shearer...
11/14 Woman shot after being mistaken for an intruder
A Keithville woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after she was mistaken for an intruder at her home on Wednesday night.Denise Giddens, 40, was taken to LSU Health Science...
11/12 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course." The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. unti...
11/11 Meth lab discovered in Vivian
Caddo deputies discovered a meth lab today while investigating a person for making a threatening phone call.Deputies went to 316 West Mississippi in Vivian to question 38-year...
11/10 Sheriff welcomes new auxiliary deputies
Graduation exercises for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office's 20th auxiliary class are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Summer Grove Baptist Church.Fourteen auxiliary deputies are join...

OCTOBER 2008

10/21 CSO looking for missing teen
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for 15-year-old Deaunna Dewayne Howard of Shreveport, who hasn't been seen since October 8.Howard was classified as a runaway by the Sher...
10/21 Caddo Sheriff, Judge, ADA present program on teen behavior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps will team up again to provide a program for teens illustrating the serious legal co...
10/21 Man wanted for child molestation arrested by CPSO
A Mooringsport man wanted on child molestation charges turned himself in to the Caddo Sheriff's Office today after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.Terry Lynn Terry...
10/20 Fingerprinting program aids law enforcement in cases of missing kids
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will be fingerprinting parish first-graders next week in accordance with the state's Missing Children Identification Act.The legislation, ena...
10/15 CSO seeks man on child molestation charges
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have a warrant for the arrest of Terry Lynn Terry on child molestation charges.Terry, 45, of Mooringsport, is accused in the warrant of molesting th...
10/15 Man recovering from gunshot wound
A Shreveport man is recovering from a gunshot wound today after he was injured following a domestic disturbance with his wife.James Stanley was shot in the abdomen by a homeow...
10/9 Caddo Sheriff offers women’s firearms course
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a free personal safety and firearms familiarization course for women November 14-15.The class will be taught from 5:30-9 p.m. on ...
10/1 Chesapeake Energy becomes major contributor to Safety Town
Chesapeake Energy Corporation became the most recent supporter of Sheriff's Safety Town by committing $50,000 to the project's building fund. Kevin McCotter, Chesapeake's corp...

SEPTEMBER 2008

9/26 Teen hit by car while waiting on school bus
A 14-year-old boy was taken to Willis-Knighton Bossier after being hit by a van early this morning.The teen was standing on the roadway waiting for the school bus at Pathway L...
9/26 Man charged with cruelty to animals
Two severely malnourished pit bulls were rescued from a home on Tierra Drive today by agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force.Agents executed a narcotics search ...
9/26 CPSO plans free on-site child safety seat inspection
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will recognize National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 21-27) by conducting a child safety seat check-up event and distributing free ...
9/22 Shreveport man sits in jail after stealing from the Sheriff
A Shreveport man was arrested Sunday after stealing more than $7,300 in pipe from the Caddo Parish Sheriff.Johnny Henderson Jr., 51, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center ...
9/22 More charges for Eichelberger
Caddo detectives have filed more charges against a man who was arrested Thursday for breaking into vehicles in south Caddo Parish.Today, Detective Andy Scoggins charged Adam K...
9/18 Unlocked cars too tempting for thief
Caddo Sheriff's detectives and patrol deputies arrested a 21-year-old Shreveport man on three counts of simple burglary and other charges early this morning.The inve...
9/18 California attempted murder suspect arrested in Caddo Parish
A man wanted in California for attempted murder was arrested here by Caddo sheriff's detectives on Tuesday.Joshua Jerome Cava, 21, of Palmdale, California, was arrested withou...
9/17 Driver hits riding mower being operated by woman
A Shreveport man was issued a misdemeanor summons for hit and run driving after he struck a riding mower being operated by a 67-year-old woman.Mary Gordon said she was mowing ...
9/16 Man arrested for cutting friend's throat
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Rodessa man on Monday for cutting his friend's throat with a box cutter.Sheriff Steve Prator said 34-year-old Richard Lee Brooks Jr. was bo...
9/12 Caddo Sheriff lists job openings
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his office has openings for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, clerical and food service employees.Candidates must be able to pass w...
9/12 Motorcyclist dies in crash
A Shreveport man died Thursday night after crashing his motorcycle in south Caddo Parish.Henry C. Cella, 47, of the 4900 block of Albany Road, was airlifted to LSU Health Scie...
9/10 Caddo deputies respond to gas leak
Caddo deputies responded to a gas leak near Pueblo Avenue and Norris Ferry Road late this morning after a logging company accidentally damaged a nearby gas line.An employee of...
9/10 Man arrested for making bomb threats
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a man on terrorizing charges for making bomb threats over the phone, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Joe Nathan Graham, 52, of Lancaster, Texas, ...
9/9 Woman arrested for stealing from employer
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a woman for stealing nearly $145,000 from her former employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Deborah Self was employed as an accountant for Cas...
9/8 Caddo Sheriff announces hunting rifle sight-in days
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that he is making the firing range at the Sheriff’s Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifl...
9/3 Gustav Update 2: 9/3/08
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said he has received word that Caddo deputies are not needed right away in south Louisiana as requested earlier today. Deputies were ready to h...
9/3 Gustav Update: 9/3/08
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his department is preparing to send deputies south to assist with enforcement duties in hurricane-striken south Louisiana.The Louisiana Sheriff...
9/2 Evacuees arrested for inciting a riot
A New Orleans woman and teen-ager were arrested today after creating a disturbance at the Red Cross shelter at Hirsch Coliseum.Tammy Stalbert, 35, and a 16-year-old female rel...

AUGUST 2008

8/29 Caddo Sheriff's Office prepares for Gustav
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will establish a command post at Hirsch Coliseum at 3 p.m. today in preparation for south Louisiana evacuees. Four deputies will be assigned to man ...
8/25 Warrant for armed robbery suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a fourth suspect in the armed robbery of the Relay Station casino in July. Clyde Ray Jackson, Jr., do...
8/25 Haz-mat spill
Caddo Sheriff's deputes were called to a hazardous materials spill around 10:30 a.m. today near Rebel Road in Vivian.Sheriff's Sgt. John Briery said vandals caused about 70 ba...
8/25 Three arrested: meth lab discovered
Three people are in jail following the discovery of a meth lab in north Caddo Parish and a related car crash in Bossier Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Caddo sheriff's...
8/15 Sheriff's Safety Town kicks off Living Legacy project
A fundraising project to sell red maple and crepe myrtle trees that will be planted at Sheriff's Safety Town will help raise money for construction of the children's safety ed...
8/15 Caddo Sheriff's deputies called to oil spill
Caddo sheriff's deputies responded to an oil spill on a lease just west of Greenwood earlier today.It's estimated that about 10 barrels (400-500 gallons) of oil escaped when a...
8/15 Man arrested for possessing property stolen from KCS
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for possessing stolen items from Kansas City Southern railroad.Earlier this month, KCS reported $11,000 worth of stolen angle bars take...
8/15 Back-to-school countdown begins
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is reminding motorists to slow down, watch for pedestrians, and practice safe driving habits as children return back to school. "Drivers should...
8/15 Caddo Sheriff seeks auxiliary deputies
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the department is now taking applications for a new auxiliary deputy class that will begin September 22.Classes are scheduled ...
8/15 Stonewall man charged with two counts of armed robbery
A Stonewall man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for robbing the same Circle K convenience store twice in two days.Tony Culverhouse, 18, was booked into the Caddo Co...
8/13 License plate reader system helps nab fugitive
A man accused in Texas of sexually assaulting a minor was arrested in Caddo Parish today after he was identified by deputies using a new license plate recognition system....
8/11 Law enforcement graduation to be held today
Graduation exercises for the 22nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. today, August 11, at Summer Grove Baptist Chu...
8/8 Caddo Sheriff, Judge, ADA present program on teen behavior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton, and Caddo Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps are hosting a special program for teens and their parents des...
8/8 Convenience store clerk caught using stolen credit card number
A clerk at a local convenience store was jailed for using a stolen credit card number to make 110 purchases at the store where she worked.Caddo Sheriff's Detective Frank Edmon...
8/6 Man arrested for passing counterfeit bills
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for passing counterfeit money.Christopher T. McKnight, 27, of the 500 block of Janet, was arrested by Detective James Lewis for forger...
8/6 Juvenile charged in break-ins
A Shreveport teen has been charged by Caddo detectives in connection with two recent break-ins.Detective Terry Richardson arrested the 14-year-old juvenile for simple burglary...

JULY 2008

7/30 Credit Union employee charged with theft
A credit union employee was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Tuesday for manipulating accounts for personal gain.Elaine Harris Carr, 42, of the 4900 block of General ...
7/30 Juvenile pleads guilty in connection with chase
A 16-year-old teen who took Caddo deputies on a pursuit into east Texas pleaded guilty to related charges Monday in Caddo Juvenile Court.The teen pleaded guilty to one count o...
7/30 Man arrested for obscenity
Caddo deputies arrested a man on obscenity charges over the weekend after he exposed himself to three women and a child.Ronnie Dale Goodman Jr., 32, was arrested on Saturday a...
7/16 Two charged in car break-ins
Two men are in jail charged with multiple car break-ins in North Park Subdivision. The burglaries occurred in the early morning hours on Monday, July 7. Thieves entered f...
7/16 CSO seek ID of suspect
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are investigating the theft of several credit cards taken during vehicle burglaries on Maggie and Jennifer lanes in south Caddo Parish on July 1. ...
7/16 Detectives seek leads in vehicle thefts
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for information regarding the theft of a Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle and a 1994 Ford Mustang. Both vehicles were taken from the same...
7/16 Attorney arrested for ID theft
Local attorney Daryl Gold was arrested today by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force on a warrant charging him with identity theft, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator...
7/3 Caddo Sheriff’s Office to patrol Red River on July 4
Caddo sheriff’s deputies will be on the Red River this Fourth of July enforcing laws pertaining to water safety, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies working as part...
7/3 Shreveporter linked to stolen car used in robbery
A stolen vehicle used in Tuesday's armed robbery of the Relay Station casino on Highway One has been linked to Shacorey Remond Bell of Shreveport. Caddo sheriff's Detect...
7/3 Keithville man charged with stealing gas
A 35-year-old Keithville man has been charged with stealing gasoline from a local business's fleet. John E. Robinson was arrested late Tuesday night after Caddo K-9 deput...
7/3 Woman arrested for soliciting murder of husband
A Caddo Parish woman is spending her 12th wedding anniversary behind bars after being arrested for trying to have her husband killed. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator sa...

JUNE 2008

6/27 Caddo Sheriff to be sworn in Monday
Steve Prator will be sworn in for a third term as Caddo Parish Sheriff during a ceremony scheduled for noon Monday, June 30, in Courtroom G of the Caddo Parish Courthouse. Th...
6/17 Keithville man arrested; now under investigation for robberies
Caddo deputies arrested a man who is now under investigation by Shreveport Police for several overnight armed robberies. Kevin D. Young, 19, of Keithville, was booked int...
6/17 Deputy catches burglar in the act
A Caddo Sheriff's deputy caught a man leaving the scene of a burglary on Monday and arrested him on related charges. Deputy Jack Anderson was responding to a burglary ala...
6/17 Caddo Parish man shot during burglary
A Greenwood man is recovering at a local hospital after being shot during a weekend residential burglary. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Michael Blow, 52, was shot by tw...
6/16 Jewelry thief arrested
Caddo detectives are continuing their investigation into the theft of approximately $60,000 in jewelry stolen from a south Shreveport residence earlier this month. John M...
6/16 Caddo SO seeks owners of animals
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owners of a yearling and two goats found loose in Caddo Parish recently. The red yearling was picked up in the 6400 block of...
6/16 Caddo Sheriff's Community Outreach Program to stop in south Caddo
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said deputies with the Sheriff's Community Outreach Program will be in south Caddo Parish on Saturday, June 21, to meet informally with citizens and...
6/16 Two arrests made following Internet Task Force investigations
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced two arrests made by the Northwest Louisiana Internet Crimes against Children’s Task Force. Caddo Sheriff’s Task Force agents R...
6/16 Arrests made in catalytic converter thefts
Three men have been arrested for the theft of catalytic converters from area businesses, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Thomas E. Kinnaird, 31, and Sean E. Nelson, 19, ...
6/5 Texas minister arrested for soliciting minor
Shreveport, LA -- A Plano, Texas, minister is being held on Caddo Parish charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Joe David Barr...
6/5 Caddo Sheriff to host bike rodeo for kids
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a bicycle rodeo on Tuesday, June 17. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Wal-Mart parking lot on Bert Kouns Industrial Lo...
6/4 Caddo Sheriff to offer “CSI Camp” for kids
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds this summer. The class will be he...
6/4 Caddo Sheriff to conduct occupant protection checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct an occupant protection checkpoint in north Caddo Parish Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. until noon. The checkpoint is part of ...

MAY 2008

5/30 Caddo sheriff offers safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a one-day safety course for college-bound students ages 17-21. The program is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 5 at the Caddo Correcti...
5/30 Caddo Sheriff's Office plans Summer Youth Firearms Education Camp
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a Youth Firearms Education Camp this summer for children interested in target shooting and firearms safety. Five one-day mini camps w...
5/29 School Security
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is bringing premier law enforcement instruction to the region this week with an intense training program on school security. The purpose of the prog...
5/29 Caddo Parish Sheriff takes lead role in school violence training
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is bringing premier law enforcement instruction to the region this week with an intense training program on school security. The purpose of the prog...
5/28 Caddo deputies recover 14 pounds of marijuana
Caddo deputies have obtained arrest warrants for a man who fled from authorities during a pursuit that led to the recovery of more than 14 pounds of marijuana. Marlon Jac...
5/25 Sheriff's Office arrests substitute teacher
A substitute teacher was arrested on Tuesday for having sex with a student. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Monica Michelle Martin, 27, of Oil City, was booked into the C...
5/12 Man arrested for stealing railroad property
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a Georgia man on Sunday for theft of railroad property, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Rodney Lubin, 46, of Columbus, Georgia, was boo...
5/8 Two die in overnight wreck
On Wednesday, May 7, at approximately 11:24 p.m., the Caddo Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and Caddo Fire District No.3 responded to a major vehicle crash at the intersectio...
5/7 Man arrested for overnight burglary
A Bossier City man is in custody for an overnight burglary in southeast Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Caddo Deputy Russell Hicks responded to a burglary call i...
5/7 Thieves target catalytic converters
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said today that his office is investigating the theft of 36 catalytic converters over the past few days. On Tuedsay, the Sheriff's Office recei...
5/7 Thieves target catalytic converters
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said today that his office is investigating the theft of 36 catalytic converters over the past few days. On Tuedsay, the Sheriff's Office recei...
5/7 Clerk steals cash from register
A cashier at a local seafood restaurant was arrested for felony theft for stealing money out of the business's cash register. Ashley Paige, 18, of the 400 block of West 6...
5/6 Patrol deputies find man with drugs
Patrol deputies in north Caddo Parish arrested a man on drug charges over the weekend after finding 162 grams of marijuana inside his vehicle, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator....
5/6 Man arrested for DWI - fourth offense
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a Keithville man Monday night for his fourth DWI, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputy Jamie Hendrix was patrolling the Sugar Hills Subdivi...