Press Releases

DECEMBER 2010

12/30 Underage Liquor Sales
The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation Wednesday targeting businesses who sell alcohol to underage customers. Thirty businesses in Caddo Par...
12/30 Man arrested for driving drunk with juvenile in car
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for DWI after he crashed his car and injured his 9-year-old passenger. Anthony Lomas, 37, was westbound on Old Mooringsport Road Tuesd...
12/29 Caddo Sheriff calls for safety this New Year’s Eve; checkpoint and extra patrols planned
New Year’s Eve marks the annual tradition of bidding farewell to the past year and ringing in the New Year with celebrations that often include alcohol.All too often, people d...
12/28 City burglary suspects now faces charges in parish
Two men who were originally arrested for committing burglaries in Shreveport now face additional charges for breaking into several homes in the parish, said Caddo Sheriff Stev...
12/27 Update: 11:30 a.m . - I-220 wreck claims the life of one
A woman is dead this morning after she was hit by an 18-wheeler on the I-220 bridge over Red River.Clara Neal, 39, of Plain Dealing, stopped on the bridge just before 6 a.m. t...
12/23 Two men arrested for having sex with underage girls
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested two men in separate cases for having sex with underage girls. On Wednesday, detectives arrested Steven D. Deleon of Mooringsport for h...
12/17 Caddo Sheriff offers second session of "First Gun Course” for kids
Registration is currently underway for a second session of the Caddo Sheriff’s Office's "First Gun Course." The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on Jan...
12/15 Caddo SO hopes to ID owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office is looking for the owner of a horse that was recently picked up in Caddo Parish.The horse was found in the woods at Hwy. 79 and Bethany State ...
12/15 Caddo Sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Department
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays on December 24 and 31.The Tax Department will be open on Monday, December 27, from ...
12/13 Two Caddo deputies to receive promotions
Two Caddo Sheriff's deputies will be promoted by Sheriff Steve Prator during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 14, at the Caddo Correctional Center. Alan Davidso...
12/10 Caddo Sheriff's Office schedules D.A.R.E. graduations
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced graduation ceremonies at area schools for fifth-grade students participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program...
12/10 Serial Bank Robbers Hit Again
David W. Welker, Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division of the FBI, Robert E. Casey, Jr, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Division of the FBI, and Willie L. ...
12/9 Christmas celebration planned for Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is inviting the public to attend a Christmas celebration at Sheriff's Safety Town from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, December 11. In the event of rain, the eve...
12/9 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish on Friday night, December 10. The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisiana H...
12/3 Local law enforcement teams up to nab three suspected armed robbers
Three suspects are in custody for armed robberies that occurred this morning at convenience stores in Shreveport and Bethany, Texas. Detectives say the three could be responsi...
12/2 Sheriff Prator opens Red River substation
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator officially opened a new Sheriff's Office substation on Red River today.The substation is located in the structure that once housed the former S-Port...
12/2 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...
12/2 Caddo SO hopes to ID owner of horse
The Caddo Parish Sheriffs Office is looking for the owner of a horse that was recently picked up in Caddo Parish.A roan-colored gelding was found November 14 running loose on ...

NOVEMBER 2010

11/30 Man arrested for shooting horse
A man who randomly shot a horse that later died was arrested Monday for criminal cruelty to an animal, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Xavier Strickland, 21, of 3021 Skelly St...
11/29 Law enforcement encourages use of on-line system to track valuables
Local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to encourage the use of an on-line system that will help locate personal property faster in the event that it's ever stolen.The R...
11/29 Sitter arrested for stealing from elderly woman
A sitter for an 89-year-old Shreveport woman was arrested for stealing over $10,000 from the woman's bank account, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Jennifer Hall, 48, of the 89...
11/24 CSO conducts underage alcohol sales op
The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation Tuesday targeting businesses who sell alcohol to underage customers. Thirty-six businesses in Caddo P...
11/22 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy to graduate recruits tomorrow
Graduation exercises for the 27th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 23, in the banquet room at ...
11/19 Man arrested for selling stolen four-wheeler
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Plain Dealing man for selling a stolen four-wheeler. Justin D. Hays, 20, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for felony illegal p...
11/18 Bridge closed after accident
Motorists on Mira Levee Road in north Caddo Parish are being forced to find an alternate route of travel after a bridge was damaged in a traffic crash this morning.Brandon Sha...
11/18 Man wanted for theft surrenders on warrant
A former maintenance manager at Grand Oaks Apartments surrendered to authorities on Wednesday after a warrant was obtained for his arrest, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Derr...
11/9 Man dies in morning crash
A Keithville man died this morning after his truck was hit by an oncoming vehicle on a foggy road.Caddo Sheriff's deputies say Dylan Parker, 27, of West Monroe, was westbound ...
11/8 Narcotics Arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force conducted a operation in Shreveport on November 4. Agents conducted a narco...
11/5 Caddo Sheriff's Office to sell unclaimed animals
Several animals are on the auction block at the Caddo Sheriff's Office after being unclaimed by their owners.The Sheriff's Office will accept sealed bids on the animals from 8...
11/3 Caddo Sheriff seeks revocation of business's alcohol permit
A Mooringsport convenience store with a record of selling alcohol to people who are underage is being asked to explain why it shouldn't have its alcoholic beverage permit revo...
11/3 Investigation uncovers theft of money from construction companies
An investigation into theft of funds from local construction companies has landed two men in jail - one of them for the second time, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Mark Evere...
11/3 CPSO responds to major accident at Southern Loop, I-49
Caddo sheriff's deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident in south Caddo Parish early in the morning on Tuesday November 2.Albert Martinez, 68, of Shreveport, was entering ...
11/3 Woman arrested for participating in forgery ring
A Shreveport woman believed to be part of a two-state forgery ring was arrested today on multiple charges.Ashley Nicole Lee, 18, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center ...
11/1 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...
11/1 Shreveport man arrested on drug charges
A Shreveport man was arrested today for operating a meth lab near a local high school, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw.Steven Beaird, 53, ...

OCTOBER 2010

10/28 Man cited for child desertion
A Shreveport man was cited for child desertion after the toddler he was caring for was found wandering alone near traffic.Motorists traveling in the 300 block of Mayo Road spo...
10/27 Caddo Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police conduct Operation “Purple Ribbon”
Twelve people were arrested Tuesday night by Caddo Sheriff's deputies and Shreveport police during an operation to address domestic violence, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator a...
10/25 Two Caddo deputies to receive promotions
Two Caddo Sheriff's deputies will be promoted by Sheriff Steve Prator during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 26, at the Caddo Correctional Center. Darwin Jones ...
10/20 Caddo Sheriff says avoid dangerous homes by using sex offender alert system
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is urging citizens to take advantage of a sex offender community notification program offered by his department this Halloween.Citizens can look up ...
10/6 Local volunteer donates award money to Sheriff's Safety Town
Shreveporter Sal Miletello is using money received as a state Angel Award winner to help Sheriff's Safety Town teach children about fire, bicycle, and vehicle safety.Miletello...
10/1 Caddo Sheriff seeks info on armed robbery
Caddo Sheriff's detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at the Dollar General Store in Greenwood.Between 8:45 and 9 p.m. a black female ente...
10/1 Apartment manager charged with theft
The manager of a Shreveport apartment complex was charged with theft for stealing money from the complex to pay her bills, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Tracy Diane Hawkins,...

SEPTEMBER 2010

9/28 Caddo Sheriff introduces warrants on line
The Caddo Sheriff's Office website now features the names and photographs of people wanted by the sheriff's Warrants Division, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Beginning today,...
9/24 74-year-old woman arrested for stealing identity of 87-year-old friend
A 74-year-old Shreveport woman was arrested today for stealing the identity of her 87-year-old friend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Dorothy Johnson, of the 7400 block of Gl...
9/22 Local man arrested for sex crimes involving Virginia runaway
Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Shreveport man today for numerous sex crimes involving a Virginia runaway, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Kevin L. Lunsford was arr...
9/22 Caddo Sheriff, Shreveport Police to join in nationwide Drug Take Back Day
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced today that their departments will join together to participate in the first-ever national "Take-Ba...
9/17 Intruder dies after being shot by homeowner
Caddo sheriff's detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man dead on Old Mooringsport Road.Robert Green, 48, no address available, was shot in the uppe...
9/17 CPSO detectives arrest man for possessing child pornography
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced the arrest of a Shreveport man for possessing child pornography. Prator said sheriff's detectives executed a search warrant this morning a...
9/16 Repeat ID thief back in jail
A man who went to jail in May for using stolen credit card information to purchase thousands of dollars in pizza is back in jail for committing a similar crime.Francis O. Gall...
9/16 CPSO arrests man for seven burglaries
Caddo deputies have arrested a Shreveport man and charged him with seven counts of burglary in south Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Detectives say that within a...
9/14 Hotel clerk arrested for theft
The front desk clerk at the Holiday Inn Express on Business Park Drive was arrested on Monday for stealing from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Jennifer Renee Wal...
9/14 Caddo Sheriff announces public rifle sight-in days at Training Academy
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that he is making the Sheriff's Training Academy firing range available to the public for sighting in rifles and muzzleloaders for the upc...
9/7 Caddo Sheriff's sobriety checkpoint leads to drunk driving arrests
A sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish over the Labor Day holiday resulted in six arrests on alcohol and drug-related violations, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Those who rece...
9/7 Former juvenile detention worker issued summons for battery
A former employee at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center was arrested by sheriff's deputies for battering an inmate, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Dale Smith, 56, of the 1000 bloc...
9/7 Man arrested for having sex with teen
A 29-year-old Texarkana, Arkansas, man was arrested by Caddo sheriff's deputies for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.Sheriff's detectives were contacted by Mooringsport Poli...
9/7 Woman arrested for forging checks on school account
A Bossier City teenager was arrested for forging several checks that she knew were counterfeited from a Donnie Bickham Middle School account, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.M...
9/7 Moe's manager arrested for stealing deposits
A former manager for Moe’s Southwest Grill was arrested for stealing cash deposits from the business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Bernie Woods, 31, of the 3100 block of Be...
9/7 Keithville man arrested in Florida on outstanding Caddo warrants
A Keithville man was located in Florida by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and was returned here to face felony charges brought by the Caddo Sheriff's Office, said Cadd...
9/7 Doctor arrested for stalking
A doctor at North Caddo Medical Center was arrested for stalking a female hospital employee, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Dr. Harry Mobley, 65, of the 400 block of Southave...
9/2 Junior League to hold Super Safety Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town
The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will hold a Super Safety Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town on September 11.Activities will include a health and safety fair, bike rodeo...
9/2 Caddo Sheriff to conduct sobriety checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in north Caddo Parish overnight on Saturday, September 4.The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the Louisi...
9/2 Caddo Sheriff to host on-line hunter ed classes
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a class to teach adults and children how to take the Hunter Safety Education Course on-line in the convenience of their own home.The prep...
9/1 Teen charged with rape
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a 17-year-old Keithville teen for the aggravated rape of a 12-year-old runaway girl..Justin Cody Jimes, of the 6800 block of Jade Lane, was b...
9/1 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...
9/1 CSO seeks participants in next Citizens Academy
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for the next session of the Caddo Sheriff’s Citizens' Academy.  The academy offers insight into how the...

AUGUST 2010

8/25 Caddo Sheriff opens doors to new Weather and Fire Safety House
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator unveiled the newest addition to Sheriff's Safety Town today - a safety house for children to explore and learn about home hazards, severe weather, f...
8/20 Project manager accused of stealing $200,000
A project manager for McInnis Brother's Construction was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's deputies for stealing over $200,000 from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Mar...
8/18 Teen charged with rape of four children
A 16-year-old boy was arrested by Caddo sheriff's detectives today and charged with four counts of aggravated rape, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.The teen is accused of sexu...
8/18 CSO arrests man for triple murder
A stolen video game system is the reason a Shreveport man shot and killed three brothers, including one 13 year old, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.   Marcus Dont...
8/18 Joint investigation leads to suspect in burglary, car theft
Two Waskom teens were arrested on Monday for being in possession of a stolen car and burglarizing an elderly Waskom woman's residence while she slept.Dustin Martin, 18, of Was...
8/12 Former manager arrested for stealing $30,000
The former manager of a local restaurant was arrested on Wednesday for stealing nearly $30,000 from the business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Heidi Harris, 36, was arreste...
8/12 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting an AARP safe driving refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on...
8/12 Caddo Sheriff, State Fire Marshal to host fire prevention program in Caddo Parish
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and state Fire Marshal Butch Browning will host a presentation of Operation Golden Shield at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 12, at the First Baptist Church...
8/11 Caddo Sheriff's Office to accept bids on abandoned horses
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will accept bids from 8 a.m. to noon August 12 on two horses released to CSO by their owner.The horses are a 6-year-old red roan mare and her 3-mont...
8/11 CSO begins registration for self-defense course for the disabled
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will host the first session of a self-defense course for disabled citizens from 9 a.m. to noon August 23 at the Sheriff's Regional Training Academy,...
8/5 Former office manager arrested for stealing from employer
The office manager for a local furniture store was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives for using the store's business account to pay personal bills.Sheila Donald worked for...
8/5 Man arrested for hitting 5-year-old with fist
A Shreveport man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for hitting a 5-year-old boy in the face with his fist.Sheriff's Detective Jackie Winston said Frank Lam, 30, of th...
8/5 CSO responds to traffic fatality
The Caddo Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle traffic accident this morning that left one man dead and another injured.Bennie Ray Singletary, 56, of Florien, was trave...
8/4 Disbarred lawyer arrested for practicing law
A Shreveport lawyer who was disbarred in October 2009 was arrested on Tuesday for still practicing law.Ronnie K. Banks Sr. was hired in December 2009 by a 70-year-old woman to...
8/3 Six drowning victims identified
Six teen-agers who drowned while swimming in the Red River on Monday have now been identified.They are siblings Takeitha Warner, 13, JaMarcus Warner, 14, and JaTavious Warner,...

JULY 2010

7/30 Suspect in shooting surrenders
The suspect in a Sunday night shooting on North Pines in Shreveport turned himself in to Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies on Thursday.Reginald Leubo, 18, of 1244 North Pines Dr...
7/29 Wife of Keithville murder victim arrested
The wife of a Keithville man murdered in his home on Sunday was arrested for the killing today following her husband's funeral, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Ernest Luttrell was l...
7/28 Caddo Sheriff's Office makes second arrest in Keithville homicide
A family friend of 73-year-old Ernest Luttrell is the second person arrested in connection with his homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Tina VanMoerkerque, 44, was booke...
7/27 Caddo Sheriff's Office arrests Shreveport man for murder - UPDATE
A Shreveport man was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center this morning in connection with a weekend homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Erick Crain, 26, of 3315 W. ...
7/27 Caddo Sheriff's Office arrests Shreveport man for murder
A Shreveport man was booked into the Caddo Correctional Centerthis morning in connection with a weekend homicide, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Erick Crain, 26, of 3315 W. 7...
7/12 Store clerk arrested for using customers' ATM cards
A convenience store clerk was arrested today for withdrawing funds from the bank accounts of her customers after they left their cards behind at the store.Candance Cooper, 21,...
7/8 Suspect arrested again for equipment theft
A man arrested for stealing a car hauler in June has been arrested again for stealing an excavator.Ronald Joe Cheatham, 62, of 1923 Rossie Lee in Bossier City, surrendered on ...
7/8 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 noon to 5 p.m. August 5 at Sheriff's Safety Town, 8910...
7/8 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete ...

JUNE 2010

6/24 Man arrested for exposing himself
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a man for exposing himself to a 6-year-old girl.Charles Edward Hebert, 59, was arrested on Wednesday following an investigation by Detectiv...
6/22 Hosston man held without bond for strangling his girlfriend
A Hosston man wanted for strangling his girlfriend was located by Caddo sheriff's patrol deputies on Monday and booked into the parish jail, said Caddo Parish Steve Prator.Bra...
6/22 Caddo SO seek second suspect in theft
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking a second suspect in the weekend theft of a 32-foot utility trailer from a business on East 70th Street.On Monday, Sheriff's Detective Ter...
6/21 Four arrested in credit card scam
Four people are in jail for manufacturing credit cards using stolen information, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Credit card numbers were stolen from customers who used their ...
6/18 Investigators seek information about truck driver wanted for rape
A truck driver who was recently indicted in Texas for sexually assaulting a woman at a Lubbock truck stop is being investigated for a similar crime in Caddo Parish.Caddo Sheri...
6/17 Caddo Sheriff schedules men's firearms course
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a men's firearms course July 23-24.The free class will be taught from 6-9 p.m. on Friday at the Caddo Correctional Center, 1101 F...
6/17 Narcotics Arrests - June 17, 2010
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Henry Whitehorn announced the arrests of four suspects during the execution of two search warrants Wednesday afternoon in Vivian.Information tha...
6/16 Man arrested for sending naked pictures of himself to strangers
Caddo deputies arrested a 23-year-old Shreveport man for sending lewd photographs of himself to random cell phone numbers, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Marcus Miles, of the 2800...
6/16 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can com...
6/16 Narcotics Arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Henry Whitehorn announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested three suspects during a buy bust operation on Tuesday evening, June ...
6/14 Shreveporter arrested for DWI third offense
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for third offense DWI following a traffic stop in south Caddo Parish this morning.Just before midnight, Kenyon D. Thomas was observed b...
6/14 Man arrested for stealing rock from drilling site
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies over the weekend for taking rock from a gas well site and using it to pave his driveway.James Paul Tyler, 57, of 12531 Hwy. 1 S...
6/14 Wife makes up story about domestic violence
A woman was arrested for criminal mischief on Sunday for making up a story that her estranged husband pushed her out of a moving car.Shannon Turner, 24, of the 8900 block of C...
6/10 Van driver cited for accident involving train
A 32-year-old Texarkana, Texas, man was treated for minor injuries after he drove his van into the side of a stationary KCS train.Caddo Deputy Kevin Stewart said Damon Richard...
6/10 Task Force foils plan to swindle elderly doctor elderly
A local man was arrested by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force after posing as an FBI agent to get money from a senior citizen, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.T...
6/7 Shreveporter arrested for Subway break-in
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man for the June 4 burglary of the Subway sandwich shop at 5795 North Market, said Sheriff Steve Prator.A man wearing garden g...
6/7 Repeat offender back in jail for bank fraud
Sharon Denay Allen is no stranger to Caddo sheriff's detectives. She's been in and out of jail over the past year for various financial crimes.   This past week, the 48-y...
6/7 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 will be...
6/4 Shreveport man arrested on burglary charges
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced the arrest of a Shreveport man on Burglary charges.Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Jason Morgan arrested Willie Earl Thomas, 48, of Shrev...
6/4 Escaped inmate in custody
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced that escaped inmate Gavin Christopher Taylor has been apprehended and is in custody.   This morning, at approximately 10:...
6/4 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks escapee
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced the escape of Gavin Christopher Taylor from LSUMC early this morning.At approximately 1:15 am, while awaiting treatment, Gavin Tary...

MAY 2010

5/28 Caddo SO seeks information about burglaries
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for information that could help solve several recent residential burglaries in north Caddo Parish, saidSheriff Steve Prator.Four break-in...
5/28 Caddo deputies to be promoted
Sheriff Steve Prator will promote four Caddo sheriff's deputies during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., June 1, at Caddo Correctional Center.Kevin Dunn, a 25-year deputy with the Sher...
5/28 Caddo Deputy to receive SAR award
Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Herring will receive the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony T...
5/25 Caddo SO seeks owners of stray animals
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking the owners of two donkeys found May 6 near Booker Road and Keithville-Keatchie Road.The animals will be sold if the owners are not locate...
5/25 Woman arrested for cashing counterfeit checks
Shreveporter Robin Denise Williams was arrested on Monday for cashing counterfeit checks at a local liquor store, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Williams, 25, of the 1600 blo...
5/25 Man arrested for home improvement fraud
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Bethany man for home improvement fraud, said Sheriff Steve Prator.David Capito, 51, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on the...
5/24 Teen athlete jailed for battery
High school star athlete T.K. Fleming was arrested on Friday for striking another teen, which caused the victim to suffer a severe concussion.Fleming, 18, of Benton, is curren...
5/24 Caddo Sheriff offers summer programs for kids
Summer Recreation Program   The annual youth summer recreation program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off Monday, June 7, providing safe, summer activ...
5/21 Woman jailed for filing false tax return in ex-husband's name
A Shreveport woman filed a fraudulent income tax return in the name of her unemployed ex-husband and used the Child Support Office to pass the return on to her. Valarie Price,...
5/20 Vivian police officer receives summons
An off-duty Vivian police officer received a summons for aggravated assault after threatening a man with a gun.David Jones, Jr., 40, of the 600 block of Redbud Court in Vivian...
5/18 School cafeteria worker arrested for indecent behavior with juvenile
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a 40-year-old high school cafeteria worker for propositioning a 12-year-old girl over the telephone, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Quenton Washin...
5/18 Sisters arrested for using stolen credit card
A scheme to get cash back by making fraudulent purchases with a stolen credit card has landed two sisters in jail. Lakeshia Robinson, who is a manager at a local restaurant, a...
5/17 Caddo Sheriff's first on-line tax auction starts Wednesday
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold its first on-line tax sale auction Wednesday, May 19, through Friday, May 21. Participants can log on from home, work, or virtually anywhe...
5/17 Juvenile arrested for string of burglaries
Caddo detectives arrested a 16-year-old juvenile for a string of vehicle break-ins and other burglaries in the north Shreveport/Blanchard area.Detectives were working a specia...
5/17 Sheriff’s Safety Town to hold summer mini-camps
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced summer activities planned for Sheriff’s Safety Town from June 1 to July 29.Sheriff’s deputies will teach the basics of personal safety, bi...
5/12 Third suspect arrested for buying pizza with stolen credit card info
The third suspect who used stolen credit card information to purchase thousands of dollars in food and beverages from Domino's Pizza has been arrested, said Sheriff Steve Prat...
5/11 CSO conducts underage alcohol sales op
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is putting alcohol vendors on notice: If your business repeatedly sells alcohol to minors, your employees are going to jail.The Caddo Sheriff's Yout...
5/11 Former juvenile jail supervisor arrested for molestation
A man who once supervised children incarcerated at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center has been arrested for molestation.Eric Enrique Easter, 40, of the 8900 block of Brandon ...
5/10 CSO needs help locating possible witness to car break-ins
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to identify this man, who is a person of interest in series of car break-ins in the Blanchard area.Sheriff's detecti...
5/10 Oil City man arrested for '07 sexual assault
DNA has landed an Oil City man behind bars in connection with a 2007 sexual assault cold case.Arthur Ray Jackson, 52, was arrested today by the Caddo Sheriff's Office after th...
5/10 Man arrested for theft of oil products
A man who used his lunch break to peddle property that he stole from his employer was arrested by Caddo sheriff's detectives.John Joseph Pouncy, 32, of the 4800 block of Westw...
5/10 Community to remember fallen officers
A ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement officers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Barnwell Center on the Shreveport Riverfront. The public is invited to a...
5/5 Man arrested for beating child
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man for beating a 5-year-old boy, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Kevin Pringle, 27, of the 1000 block of Davidson Lane, was arreste...
5/4 ID thieves buy $10,000 in pizza with stolen info
Caddo sheriff's investigators arrested two men for using stolen credit card information to purchase $10,000 in food and beverages from Dominoes Pizza, said Sheriff Steve Prato...
5/4 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff’s Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Aven...
5/4 Queensborough Neighborhood Association director pleads guilty in Caddo District Court
The executive director of the Queensborough Neighborhood Association pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court today to misspending association funds.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator a...

APRIL 2010

4/27 Security guard arrested for stealing from General Motors
A security guard at the General Motors Assembly Plant was arrested for stealing 11,000 pounds of robotic copper welding tips from the plant, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Em...
4/23 Applications now being accepted for Caddo Sheriff's Camp
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for this summer’s Caddo Sheriff's Camp.The overnight camp will be held June 13-16 at the Garland Scou...
4/20 DEQ to resume testing; evacuation continues
Representatives from the DEQ will continue monitoring water wells today insouth Caddo Parish. Some areas where natural gas was detected in water wells will be retested, and ne...
4/20 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff’s Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella A...
4/19 Evacuation near well site is precaution
About 25 homes in south Caddo Parish were evacuated as a precaution this morning after gas vapors were detected at a well site.Vapors were first detected at the drilling rig n...
4/19 Man barricades himself in house; threatens to blow himself up
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded this morning to a call from a Blanchard man who threatened to blow himself up, said Sheriff Steve Prator.The 45-year-old man called the Sher...
4/19 Caddo Sheriff's Office now accepts ticket payments online
Payments to the Caddo Sheriff's Office for traffic citations, court costs, and fines can now be paid on the internet or by calling an 800 phone number, said Sheriff Steve Prat...
4/19 Caddo Parish to show support for crime victims
Ensuring crime victims' rights including fairness, dignity, and respect is the focus of this year's Crime Victims' Rights Week, which kicks off locally with events coordinated...
4/19 Caddo Sheriff to host courthouse security training
Earlier this year, a man who lost a Social Security claim opened fire with a shotgun in a Las Vegas federal courthouse, killing a security officer and injuring a deputy marsha...
4/19 Former bank teller arrested
Another former bank teller has been arrested for diverting customer funds into her private bank account, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephanie King, 21, of the 8300 block of Dix...
4/19 Pedestrian hit by train in Vivian
A pedestrian was killed this morning after being hit by a KCS train in Vivian.Officials have not confirmed the victim's identity, but he is believed to be a 49-year-old Vivian...
4/19 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone wanting to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citizens can com...
4/13 Four arrested for burglary, property damage
Caddo Sheriff's patrol deputies arrested four people for breaking into a north Caddo Parish cabin and damaging property valued at more than $25,000.Anthony Farris, 22, James K...
4/13 Investigation leads to arrest of metal thief
A two-state investigation led to the arrest of a local metal thief, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Glen Lee Merrell, 30, of Keithville, was booked into the Caddo Correctional...
4/13 Store clerk arrested for stealing from register
A cashier at a local discount store was arrested for stealing money from the store's register on multiple occasions. Deandre Dotson, 20, of Shreveport, was arrested for felony...
4/8 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 26th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Summer Grove Baptist Ch...
4/8 Teens report burglary but ultimately go down for the heist
A group of teens who reported a residential burglary in Keithville have now been charged in connection with the crime.On Tuesday, two teens reported seeing a man wearing a ski...
4/5 Checkpoint was no joke; 12 citations issued on April Fool's Day
Caddo Parish Sheriff's deputies conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Linwood in South Caddo Parish on Thursday night, April 1.Deputies checked 102 vehicles between 10PM and 3AM....
4/5 Sheriff welcomes new auxiliary deputies
Graduation exercises for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office's 22nd auxiliary class are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Sheriff's Safety Town.Fourteen auxiliary deputies are joining th...

MARCH 2010

3/26 CPSO seeks public's help in investigation
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in an ongoing criminal investigation.Detectives are hoping to identify the driver of this red truck that was photogr...
3/25 Teller arrested for taking money from customer's accounts
A former teller at a local credit union was arrested on Tuesday for making unauthorized withdrawals from customers' accounts, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Emily Wells, 27, ...
3/25 Man faces armed robbery charge for stealing cell phone at gunpoint
A Shreveport man is in jail on a charge of armed robbery for stealing another man's cell phone at gunpoint.Ketric Carter, 30, of the 2900 block of Fulton St., was arrested Tue...
3/25 72-year-old man arrested for molesting juvenile
A 72-year-old Oil City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting a 6-year-old juvenile, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Malcolm D. Ethredge, of the 100 block of South Dickey St...
3/25 Fourth arrest made in armed robbery
A fourth suspect turned himself in this morning in connection with the January 19 beating and robbery of a man who was attacked for his casino winnings.Christopher Moseley, 27...
3/23 Suspect arrested for burglary
The man wanted for the March 7 business burglary at Halco Production Machining was arrested this morning and booked into the parish jail.Arthur Ray Lockett Jr., 44, of Shrevep...
3/23 More arrests made in armed robbery
Two more suspects are behind bars in connection with the January 19 beating and robbery of a man who was attacked for his casino winnings, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Justin Cas...
3/22 Caddo deputies to be promoted, awarded at Tuesday ceremony
Sheriff Steve Prator will promote six Caddo sheriff's deputies during a ceremony at 10 a.m., March 23, at Caddo Correctional Center. The sheriff will also present one deputy w...
3/22 Accountant charged with stealing hundreds of thousands
A former accountant for Twin Cities Development was arrested on theft charges today for stealing nearly $300,000 from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Stephanie Su...
3/17 Former municipal employee arrested for theft
A former clerk for the town of Vivian's Water Department was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office on Tuesday for stealing thousands of dollars in water bill payments, said S...
3/17 Former caretaker arrested for stealing from disabled man
The former caretaker for a disabled Shreveport man was arrested on Tuesday for stealing $175,000 from his bank account, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Krystal Mack, 27, of th...
3/15 Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Vivian woman on drug charges following a traffic stop in north Caddo Parish over the weekend, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Elizabeth Bus...
3/11 Shreveporter arrested for using stolen credit card
A Shreveport woman was arrested for using a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards and merchandise.Tequilla Harvey, 23, of the 2900 block of Murphy Street, was arrested by ...
3/5 Church volunteer arrested for kidnapping, rape
A man who drove a church van for New Beginnings Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church was arrested by Caddo sheriff's detectives today for aggravated kidnapping and rape.Robert Jame...
3/4 Former church employee arrested for burglary
A former church maintenance worker was arrested for breaking into church property and taking items, some of which he later sold on ebay, said Sheriff Steve Prator.John Freeman...
3/4 Woman arrested for stealing teacher's purse from classroom
A Shreveport woman has been arrested for stealing a teacher's purse from a classroom at Riverside Elementary, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Andrea Johnson, 30, of Shreveport...
3/2 Store employee arrested for stealing from register
An employee of a local discount store was arrested for stealing cash from her employer. Jazmine King, 18, of the 700 block of Cotton Street in Shreveport, was arrested fo...
3/2 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff’s Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Av...

FEBRUARY 2010

2/28 Belcher man arrested for rape of 3 year old
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Belcher man for the aggravated rape of a three-year-old girl. A Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned an indictment on Thursday against 29-year-...
2/25 Task Force busts up Oil City meth lab
Four people were arrested Wednesday night after Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents discovered a working meth lab at an Oil City residence.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shrevep...
2/13 Fatal crash involves Adkins tour bus
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating a double fatality traffic crash that involved a bus carrying members of Trace Adkins' band.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said none of A...
2/8 CPSO targets underage alcohol sales
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation targeting the sale of alcohol to minors this past weekend.Sheriff Steve Prator said 48 Shrevep...
2/8 More charges filed against man man who shot, killed cows
A Mooringsport man is facing more charges today for the random shooting deaths of several cows in north Caddo Parish.Jonathan Caleb Tipton, 24, turned himself in at the Sherif...
2/2 Charges upgraded in death of Ida woman
Charges were upgraded today against a man arrested in November for the negligent homicide of his girlfriend.Glenn Foster, who admitted that he ran over his girlfriend Carrie F...
2/1 Caddo sheriff announces availability of 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 availab...

JANUARY 2010

1/29 CSO arrests woman for armed robbery
A Keithville woman is behind bars for robbing a man of his casino winnings, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Vickie Lynn Smith, 37, of Keithville, was arrested by sheriff's det...
1/29 Caddo Parish Sheriff launches new notification service for citizens
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is launching a new service designed to deliver important and timely community information to residents using the latest technology.The service, crea...
1/25 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed weapons permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone hoping to obtain a concealed weapons permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Citizens can complete m...
1/22 Two die in early morning accident
Two people have died in an early morning traffic fatality that occurred this morning on LA Hwy. 71 near Belcher.Around 7 a.m. a Chevrolet Suburban headed northbound attempted ...
1/22 CSO detective arrests former secretary for stealing from company
A Bossier City woman was arrested by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office for stealing over $100,000 from her former employer.Patricia Sutton, 55, was a secretary at CRJ Enterpri...
1/22 Caddo Sheriff's chaplain heads for Haiti
Local counselor and Caddo Sheriff's chaplain Durrell Tuberville will leave for Haiti tomorrow to assist with emergency debriefing and crisis intervention for emergency workers...
1/22 Local contractor faces Caddo Parish charges
Shreveport contractor Randy Mason was arrested this morning for theft and contractor misapplication.Mason, 56, of the 2900 block of North Point Drive, turned himself in at the...
1/20 Deputies find meth lab on Paula Kay Place
Caddo deputies discovered a working meth lab at 8141 Paula Kay Place when they went there to conduct an investigation on Tuesday.Deputies said a strong chemical odor could be ...
1/20 Caddo S.O., Junior League to host bike rodeo at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will host a bicycle rodeo from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella...
1/13 CSO welcomes largest recruit class in a decade; three former BC officers among new hires
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is set to welcome its largest recruit class in at least a decade when 25 CPSO trainees report to work next week.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator sa...
1/13 Housing manager arrested for illegally trafficking in food stamps
The manager of Wilkinson Terrace public housing complex was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office today for illegally purchasing and spending food stamp benefits, said Caddo ...
1/13 Body found at south Caddo Parish well site
Caddo sheriff's deputies say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a man discovered this morning at a Petrohawk well site.The 49-year-old Texas man was discovered dead...
1/13 Facial reconstruction reaises more questions than answers
Caddo sheriff's detectives now have a face to go with a surprising discovery made in the woods of north Caddo Parish in 2005.Experts have completed the facial reconstruction o...
1/11 Caddo SO seeks owners of stray animals
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has recovered five stray animals and is looking for their owners.A bay horse was found December 30 wandering in the street at Kesley and Linnear in ...
1/11 Caddo deputies to be awarded, promoted at Tuesday ceremony
Sheriff Steve Prator will promote 13 Caddo sheriff's deputies during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m., January 12, at Caddo Correctional Center. The sheriff will also present departmen...
1/7 Crime declines in Caddo Parish in 2009
Parish crime statistics have been released for 2009, and the numbers show both violent and property crimes are down, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Violent crimes dropped sev...
1/5 Prepare now for cold weather driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said it's not too early to prepare for cold temperatures that are expected to impact the area later this week.To stay safe, motorists should keep th...