Press Releases

DECEMBER 2013

12/30 Sheriff Prator to host Senior Citizens' Academy
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will hold a Senior Citizens’ Academy January 8-9 to familiarize senior citizens with the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and pr...
12/30 Road reopened
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has advised that the intersection of Old Mansfield Road and Keithville Springridge Road has reopened following a train accident earlier this mor...
12/26 Ten cited for selling alcohol to minors
An investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons resulted in 10 summons being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Friday, December 20, the She...
12/17 Former loan officer arrested for theft
A former employee of a local loan company was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for making fraudulent loans and keeping the money for herself, said Sheriff Steve Pr...
12/17 Woman cited for accident involving deputy
The driver who struck a Caddo sheriff's patrol car on Sunday was issued a citation for careless operation at the conclusion of the investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator...
12/17 Caddo Sheriff announces holiday hours of operation for Tax Office
The Caddo Sheriff's Tax Department will be closed for the Christmas holiday December 24-25 and for New Year’s December 31 and January 1. Located inside the Caddo...
12/16 CPSO seeks man for attempted murder
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for attempted first-degree murder, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Keynon Fr...
12/15 Caddo deputy recovering after car crash
Caddo Sheriff's Deputy Mark McLaughlin is recovering at University Health today after his patrol car was hit on I-220 this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. McLaughl...
12/14 Married couple arrested for theft
A Blanchard women and her husband were arrested Thursday for stealing from the women’s deceased father’s Estate, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Teresa Brumle...
12/13 Employee embezzles nearly $600,000 from local company
A Shreveport Women who was employed as a personal assistant to the owner of Phillips Energy was arrested Friday morning for embezzling from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Ste...
12/11 CPSO investigates Colquitt Road accident
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are investigating a three-vehicle accident that occurred just after 1 p.m. today on Colquitt Road south of Haywood Drive. The driver of a nort...
12/7 16 year-old struck by vehicle is in critical condition
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating after a vehicle struck a pedestrian Friday night, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Dylan Blaine, 16, died at University...
12/6 Two men arrested for their roles in west Caddo shooting case
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two men for their roles in a shooting occurring on November 26th at a house located in the 5400 block of Asbury Lane i...
12/5 Update to Fatality on 3132
The woman who died in the Wednesday night traffic crash on Hwy. 3132 has been identified as 28 year old Casey Colley of Shreveport, according to Lt. Michael Gray. The...
12/4 Fatality on 3132
Caddo  Sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred tonight on Hwy. 3132 between Walker Road and West 70th Street, according to Caddo Sheriff Stev...
12/4 Man faces more charges after failing to appear in court for battery
A Keithville man is back in jail after he failed to show up for court on aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges. Deputies went to the 2800 block of Holiday Lane...
12/4 Cashier arrested for stealing from register
A cashier at a local store was arrested for stealing $2,700 from the registers where he was assigned, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. An audit discovered the registers we...
12/4 Caddo schools celebrate DARE graduation
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at six local schools will celebrate their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremonies...
12/3 CPSO investigates fatal crash
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash this morning that left one person dead and several others injured, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occ...
12/3 CPSO arrests man in theft case
A Shreveport man was arrested today in connection with the theft of a woman's credit card. Joseph David Ebarb, 47, of the 9200 block of Dawn Ridge, was identified when...
12/2 Caddo Sheriff's Academy graduates 34th class
Graduation exercises for the 34th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy took place Tuesday, November 26, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. ...

NOVEMBER 2013

11/27 Man dies in overnight crash
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Tuesday night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred just before 11:30...
11/26 Fatal accident occurs on day of I-49 opening
On the day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was to officially open an expansion of I-49 in north Caddo Parish, a fatal accident occurred at its intersection with LA Hwy. 7...
11/26 CPSO investigates shooting in west Caddo
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into an overnight shooting that sent two men to the hospital, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 5:30 p....
11/23 Man dies after tree falls on his car
A Shreveport man died from injuries received after a tree fell on top of the vehicle he was driving, according to Caddo sheriff's deputies.   Jerry Hende...
11/21 Sex offender arrested after posing on-line as teen-age boy
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 46-year-old man today who posed as a 15-year-old boy on-line to meet juvenile girls for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. D...
11/21 Caddo Sheriff to offer concealed carry class
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
11/21 Bookkeeper arrested for theft
A Blanchard woman who was employed as a bookkeeper at EMDUB Productions was arrested Wednesday for embezzling from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Lisa Maria...
11/20 Prator announces church security program for the holidays
For several years, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has taken a lead role in insuring the safety of citizens at local churches. Now, as the busy holiday season approaches, the Caddo...
11/20 MI man jailed for rape of Caddo Parish girls
A Michigan man was jailed here on Tuesday for the aggravated rape of two Caddo Parish girls, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Roy Arlen Vannortrick, 40, is accused of sexu...
11/19 Man arrested for indecent behavior
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested 57-year-old James T. Smiley for indecent behavior with a juvenile. Smiley, of the 1600 block of Wells Island Road, was booked int...
11/18 Free child safety seat check-up event to take place Saturday
The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force will hold a free child safety seat check-up event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 23, at North Point Community Church, 4204 Ai...
11/15 CPSO investigates injury accident
Caddo sheriff's deputies are investigating a traffic accident that left a bicyclist injured this morning. Kenneth Williams, 41, of Blanchard, was riding a bicycle at t...
11/5 Joint investigation leads to drug arrests
Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of two men on drug charges following a month-long undercover operation by Caddo and Bossier narcotics a...
11/5 Caddo Sheriff offers First Gun safety 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 ...

OCTOBER 2013

10/30 Courthouse to close on Friday; Caddo SO to remain open
All offices at the Caddo Parish Courthouse except for the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will be closed for All Saints Day, Friday, November 1.  Anyone entering the Co...
10/28 Three arrested for north Caddo Parish thefts
Three men are behind bars after Caddo sheriff’s deputies shut down their stealing spree, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kyle E. Cole, 28, and Michael B. Dillon, 24, both...
10/28 CPSO investigates armed robbery at Family Dollar
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night at the Family Dollar in north Shreveport. Employees were closing the business at...
10/25 Caddo SO warns ATV owners to "lock them up"
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies say reports of stolen ATVs are a common occurrence this time of year. Owners can lessen their chances of becoming a target by practicing a few p...
10/23 Four people arrested in missing gun case
Four people are in jail in connection with an investigation into firearms that were stolen while in transport to a local gun distributor, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
10/22 Drug Take Back Day to be held at Sheriff's Safety Town
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, October 26, at Sheriff's Safety Town as par...
10/21 Man arrested for extorting Voice contestant
A Texarkana, Arkansas, man was arrested tonight on a Caddo Parish Sheriff's warrant  for extorting Cole Vosbury, a contestant on the television music compet...
10/21 Concealed handgun permit training
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who would like to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator....
10/21 Caddo Sheriff's Office receives traffic enforcement 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. ...
10/15 Caddo Sheriff's Office takes on new look
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies have been wearing the same uniform for more than 30 years, but that’s now changing, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies are hang...
10/15 Sheriff recognizes employees
One Caddo Sheriff’s employee was recognized for distinguished service and another was promoted during a ceremony today at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility. S...
10/11 Braveheart suspect surrenders
The suspect at the center of an investigation into cruelty to the puppy Braveheart turned himself in at the Caddo Correctional Center this afternoon. Gabriel Lee, 31, of t...
10/9 Deputies bust south Caddo burglary ring
Four teenagers are under arrest for a number of burglaries and other crimes in south Caddo Parish, and detectives say their investigation is far from over. Caddo Sheriff S...
10/8 Loomis employee arrested for theft
An employee of Loomis armored transport was arrested on Monday for stealing money from a business on her route, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Lakeisha Davis, 27, of the...
10/7 Suspects arrested for battery at area bar
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested two Doddridge, AR, men after a fight at a local bar sent one to the hospital early Saturday morning. Deputies were called to the Ma...

SEPTEMBER 2013

9/30 Man arrested for juvenile cruelty
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a Shreveport man for causing injuries to a 3-year-old boy while spanking him. The incident was reported to the Caddo Sheriff's ...
9/25 Vivian man stabbed during domestic fight
A Vivian man is recovering at LSUHSC after being stabbed in the neck by his wife during a domestic fight, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff's deputies responded to th...
9/25 Arrest made in case of Indecent behavior with juveniles
A Keithville man was arrested for indecent behavior with juveniles after three female victims reported being touched inappropriately by the suspect. Two of the victims - a...
9/25 CPSO to host AARP Safe Driver Program
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, October 11, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shrevep...
9/25 Shreveporter arrested for having juvenile pornography
A Shreveport man was arrested on 10 counts of pornography involving juveniles following an investigation by the Caddo Sheriff's Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The ...
9/23 Caddo Sheriff announces sight-in days
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said he is making the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy firing range available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcoming dee...
9/10 Super Safety Saturday to be held at Sheriff's Safety Town
The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier will hold its fourth annual Super Safety Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 21. Super...
9/10 CPSO to hold char-broil benefiting Angel Tree program
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a chicken char-broil from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Mon...
9/5 Man commits bank fraud to further gambling habit
A man who moved to Shreveport only six months ago said he opened accounts at eight local banks and credit unions to scam money to further his gambling habit. John Darrien ...
9/4 Man arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles
A Vivian man was arrested on Tuesday for sex crimes involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Dapatrick Jones, 19, of the 400 block of West Nevada in Vivian, w...
9/3 Man arrested for attempted murder of ex-girlfriend
A Shreveport man is facing attempted murder charges for running his ex-girlfriend's vehicle off the road then fleeing the scene after her car flipped over, said Caddo Sher...

AUGUST 2013

8/29 Concealed handgun permit training
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older who wants to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Citiz...
8/29 Sheriff promotes identification program
Stolen and lost property recovered by Caddo sheriff's deputies fill the department's property room and warehouse. Sheriff Steve Prator said he'd rather return the ...
8/27 Two arrested in marijuana bust
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested two people and seized marijuana valued at $14,000 during a brief investigation on Carl Terrace Monday afternoon, said ...
8/26 Shreveport man dies in farm accident
A Shreveport man died today in an agricultural accident at the Gilliam Elevator in north Caddo Parish. Ross Lynn, 33, was helping an electrician replace a motor on a silo ...
8/26 Sobriety checkpoint takes impaired drivers off the road
Four drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated during a sobriety checkpoint Friday on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop. The Caddo Sheriff's Office led the multi-ag...
8/21 CPSO to host fish fry this Friday
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, August 23, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at ...
8/21 Vivian man arrested for attempted murder
A Vivian man is facing an attempted murder charge for pointing a gun at his estranged wife and running into the truck she was driving with his vehicle. Caddo Sheriff Steve...
8/16 Meth lab discovery lands two in jail
Two people were arrested by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force today after agents found five meth labs on their property in north Caddo Parish, according to Caddo Sheri...
8/14 Teen Consequences Program Scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
8/13 82 year old arrested for stabbing niece
An 82-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning for stabbing his 73-year-old niece with a steak knife, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Freddie G...
8/5 CPSO deputies to be honored during Tuesday ceremony
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the promotion of Richard Smith to sergeant in the Operations Division. Smith will formally be promoted during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. ...
8/4 Missing person
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing Greenwood woman. Krishna Collins, 42, was last seen on Friday at her family's res...

JULY 2013

7/31 Bank robber sought here also strikes in Alabama
Caddo Sheriff's detectives say it appears that a man who robbed a credit union here on Friday also robbed a bank in Alabama over the weekend. While wearing the same &q...
7/25 Meth lab discovery leads to arrest
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force were investigating a drug complaint on Wednesday when they discovered an active meth lab at the Blanchard Mobile Home Vil...
7/25 Man arrested for stabbing brother
A Hosston man is in jail today charged with stabbing his brother, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies were called to 15412 Christian Street in Hosston just after 10 ...
7/24 Man arrested for soliciting minor
A Shreveport man who sent inappropriate texts to a minor was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives on Tuesday, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The 15-year-old victim told ...
7/23 CPSO offers safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting a one-day safety seminar designed especially for the college-bound student. Professional instructors and law enforcement officers wil...
7/15 Caddo Sheriff's Office To Host Fish Fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the e...
7/12 Woman drives trailer into lake
An Ida woman was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies for driving a stolen travel trailer into a lake, then swimming away in the dark, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sa...
7/12 Teen Consequences Program Scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
7/10 Caddo detectives seek help identifying woman
Caddo sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who may have information in an ongoing fraud investigation. Detective Bobby ...
7/8 Mom arrested for child desertion
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport woman for leaving her 18-month-old baby home alone for more than 12 hours, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Brittany...
7/3 Caddo SO investigates fatality crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatality crash Tuesday night on LA Hwy. 1 near Blanchard. Just after 10:30 p.m., John Donnelly, 45, was traveling northbound ...
7/2 Limited access to Courthouse on July 5
Access to the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be limited on Friday, July 5, as several offices have announced they will be closed for an extended holiday. Only the Caddo Pari...

JUNE 2013

6/27 Caddo Sheriff offers teen course on distracted and impaired driving
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Friday, July 26, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of dist...
6/25 Teller arrested for theft and forgery
A teller at a local credit union was arrested for theft and forgery after an audit showed she stole over $11,000, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Sherita Gibson was emplo...
6/14 Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold Mounted Patrol graduation
Horsing around is usually discouraged among deputies participating in law enforcement training, but recently the Caddo Sheriff’s Office made an exception. Twelve CPS...
6/13 Teen Consequences Program Scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
6/10 Bookkeeper jailed for giving herself unauthorized pay raise
A local bookkeeper was arrested for giving herself a pay raise without the boss’s permission, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Shirley Yates, 62, of the 400 block of...
6/6 Caddo Sheriff chosen to chair LA Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has been selected as chairman of the Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). The Council is responsible for develo...
6/6 Caddo Sheriff's Office schedules auxiliary deputy graduation
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates are...
6/3 Man arrested for stealing car at knifepoint
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for stealing an elderly woman’s car at knifepoint over the weekend, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On Sunday evening, the 7...
6/3 11 cited for seatbelt violations in weekend checkpoint
Caddo sheriff’s deputies cited 11 violators for disregarding seatbelts laws during a weekend checkpoint conducted as part of the nationwide “Click it or Ticket&rdq...
6/3 Man arrested for sending juveniles nude pictures
A 26-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives for sending nude images of himself to three juvenile girls, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...

MAY 2013

5/29 Two arrested for operating meth lab
Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit Two people were arrested after a search of their residence at 1104 St. Vincent in Shreveport uncovered ingredients used to make meth. A...
5/29 CPSO announces results of seatbelt checkpoint operation
Six people were cited during an occupant protection checkpoint conducted by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The checkpoint to...
5/22 Caddo deputies lend hand in Moore, OK
Two Caddo Parish sheriff’s deputies are on their way home tonight after providing law enforcement relief in tornado-stricken Moore, OK. Immediately after the tornado...
5/22 Caddo SO to host Greenwood health fair
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a public health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Open Range Fellowship in Greenwood. Open Range is located at 9950 Hw...
5/22 Man arrested for stealing cash during courthouse security stop
A man going through the security screening at the Caddo Parish Courthouse this morning is accused of stealing $1,200 from an elderly man who was in line with him, said Sheriff...
5/20 CPSO to accept bids on livestock
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will accept bids on two horses and three donkeys from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 23, at the sheriff’s substation at 4910 North...
5/10 Vivian man arrested for rape
A 19-year-old Vivian man was arrested Thursday for rape and related offenses, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Harkness, of the 1200 block of North Cypress, wa...
5/9 Local schools celebrate DARE graduations
Caddo Parish fifth-graders at seven local schools will celebrate their successful completion of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with graduation ceremoni...
5/8 Sex offender faces more charges after showing up on school campus
Caddo sheriff’s deputies arrested a registered sex offender on Tuesday for showing up on a high school campus where his victim was present, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prat...
5/8 Caddo sheriff announces recipient of college scholarship
Recipient Ansley Burlison C.E. Byrd High School Ansley Burlison of Caddo Parish is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Schola...
5/6 Man arrested for threatening judge, court officials
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Shreveport man over the weekend for threatening several court officials, including a judge, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On May 1...

APRIL 2013

4/30 Emergency responders plan I-49 disaster drill
On Thursday, May 2, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the I-49 North Safety Coalition will hold a disaster drill on a closed section of the new Interstate 49 near Mira. The drill wi...
4/29 Spring and Summer Thefts
Law enforcement often sees an increase in thefts during the spring and summer, because residents leave more property outside, unattended, the sheriff said. But citizens can he...
4/25 Sheriff's Office prepares for tax sale
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is advising property owners to pay their taxes before close of business at 5 p.m. on May 13 to avoid having the property included in the upcom...
4/23 Teen Consequences Program Scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
4/18 CSO-SPD Drug Task Force report results of four warrants
On April 17, the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force executed four non-related search warrants leading to the arrests of multiple suspects and the seizure of marijuana, coca...
4/18 Man sought for unauthorized entry of critical infrastructure
Information Darien Whitehurst 37-year-old black male 6’2, 240 lbs. Caddo sheriff’s detectives are asking for assistance in locating a man wanted for...
4/17 Agents find drugs and money hidden on suspect’s property
Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents are continuing their investigation today into the dealings of a local businessman accused of selling marijuana on the side, said Sheriff Stev...
4/17 Vivian man arrested in morning drug raid
A Vivian man was jailed earlier today following a drug investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw...
4/17 Local man faces charges for rape and sexual battery of juveniles
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted for rape and sexual battery involving juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Lloyd Karl Has...
4/16 Body identified as missing West Monroe man
A body found Sunday by a fisherman near 12-Mile Bayou has been identified as that of a missing West Monroe man, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The Caddo Parish Coroner&r...
4/16 Man sought by Caddo Sheriff’s Office after failing to register as sex offender
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a Shreveport man who failed to register as a sex offender. David Breakfield, 51, was convicted of car...
4/12 Man jailed for stealing from business partners
A Shreveport man was arrested for stealing thousands of dollars from his new business partners, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. In December 2012 a New Orleans man investe...
4/12 33rd Basic Class to graduate Monday from Caddo Sheriff's Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 33rd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the banquet room a...
4/12 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older wanting to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
4/5 S. O. S. Program
The S.O.S. (Sheriff's Operation Safeguard) is a program in which family members of memory-impaired persons can register their loved one with the Sheriff's Office ...
4/3 Agents arrest man for making meth in warehouse
Shreveport man was arrested Monday for making methamphetamine in a local warehouse. Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force contacted Larry James Moss at a w...
4/3 Office manager arrested
A local office manager was arrested for using checks and the company credit card to steal from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jackie Marie Baker is accused...
4/2 Suspect arrested for multiple burglaries
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies solved a string of open burglary cases on Monday with the arrest of a south Caddo Parish man, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jordan Brett Bowlin...
4/2 Caddo Sheriff’s captain graduates from FBI National Academy
Caddo Sheriff’s Captain Darwin Jones graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia, on March 22. Jones was among 268 law enforcement officer...
4/2 Man arrested for selling bogus newspaper ads
A Minden man is facing charges in at least six parishes and one county for a scam that involved selling bogus newspaper ads, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. David Dix, 61...
4/2 Teacher arrested on obscenity charge
A teacher at Woodlawn High School was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Tuesday for obscenity, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Michael D. Parsons ...
4/2 Caddo-Shreveport TF arrests five on drug charges
Agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force executed three search warrants on Tuesday resulting in five felony arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns, and money, sai...

MARCH 2013

3/25 Caddo Sheriff to recognize employees
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will promote two deputies during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Northwest Regional Re-entry Facility, 1101 Forum Drive. The d...
3/21 Man arrested after pursuit by CPSO
A Shreveport man was booked into jail on multiple charges this morning after a car pursuit involving the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Terence T...
3/20 CPSO seeks man for ID theft and fraud
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating 35-year-old Anthony Scott Guidry, who has a history of committing financial crimes and white...
3/20 Juveniles arrested for property damage
Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday for property damage in the Ellerbe Road area, said Sheriff Steve Prator. On March 10, several citizens awoke to find their homes and ...
3/18 Teen consequences program scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
3/14 Caddo Deputy Michael Vaitkus named Louisiana 40 and 8 Officer of the Year
Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Vaitkus has been selected as Louisiana’s 40 and 8 Law Officer of the Year for 2013. Vaitkus was chosen to receive the Law...
3/13 Caddo-Shreveport Drug Task Force locates multiple meth labs in one day
Two people were arrested Tuesday for operating meth labs in Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. Agents with the Caddo-Sh...
3/8 Teacher faces more charges
A teacher who was arrested for sexually assaulting a student is facing more charges following an investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Steve P...
3/7 Local business loses $70,000 in credit card scheme
A Shreveport man is in jail accused of stealing $72,000 in merchandise from a local tire store, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. LaDarrius Taylor purchased tires from Moor...
3/6 Caddo Sheriff to offer Spring Break “CSI Camp”
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the Caddo Sheriff’s Office will host a Crime Scene Investigations Camp for 11 and 12 year olds during Spring Break. The cla...
3/5 CPSO to accept bids on livestock
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will accept bids on five horses from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 8, at the sheriff’s substation at 4910 North Market. Up fo...
3/4 CPSO seeks tips on missing man
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Keithville man. Charles Cody, 34, left his home at 953 Barron Road around 11:3...

FEBRUARY 2013

2/27 Keithville man arrested for sexual battery of juvenile
A Keithville man is in the Caddo Parish jail charged with sex crimes involving a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. John Steins, 42, was arrested on Monday after an inve...
2/26 Stonewall man uses company fuel card
A Stonewall man was arrested for using a company fuel card to make purchases that weren’t company related, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Keith R. Irvin was issued...
2/26 Underage alcohol operation nets 5 arrests
Caddo sheriff's deputies checked 31 businesses on Friday for compliance with laws governing the sale of alcohol to underage persons. Employees of five businesses were foun...
2/21 Man arrested for damaging vacant properties
A Shreveport teenager was arrested today for destroying the interiors of two vacant homes on Teal Glen in Mooringsport. Jesse Taylor Ayers, 19, of the 1200 block of Captai...
2/21 CPSO recovers body on Red River
Caddo deputies recovered the body of man from the Red River early this morning. Cpl. Madison Cox of the Caddo Sheriff’s Marine Patrol located the body around 9:52 a....
2/21 Unsolved murder approaches 9th anniversary
It’s been almost nine years since the body of Bruce Cotton was discovered inside his vehicle in rural south Caddo Parish. On February 29, 2004, two boys who were fis...
2/19 18-wheeler accident sends one to hospital
Caddo sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of an 18-wheeler accident in north Caddo Parish that sent one man to the hospital, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Around 8:30 a...
2/14 Teacher arrested for sexually assaulting student
A teacher at Port City Christian Academy on Greenwood Road was arrested on Wednesday for sexually assaulting a student, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jeremy A. Pierce, 33, of...
2/14 TEEN CONSEQUENCES PROGRAM SCHEDULED
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
2/14 Georgia gambler faces more local theft charges
A Georgia man with an extensive history of fraud and gambling is facing more trouble in Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. William Franklin Hill, 49, of Atlanta, GA,...
2/12 Man who stole guns during jail escape booked on 2005 warrant
A man who stole guns in Caddo Parish while on the lam from a Jackson, MS, jail in 2005, has been returned to Caddo Parish on an outstanding warrant. In October, 2005, Jame...
2/12 Georgia man returned to Caddo to face theft charge
A Georgia man accused of stealing money from a local business then fleeing out of state is back in Caddo Parish, this time behind bars. William Franklin Hill, 49, of Atlan...
2/12 Church treasurer arrested in connection with theft
The former treasurer at a Rodessa church was arrested in connection with the theft of $31,746 from the church building fund, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Demario Thomas, 31,...
2/11 Man arrested for attempted rape
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man over the weekend for a break-in on Dellwood Avenue and the attempted rape of a young woman, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Brandon Lee...
2/11 Vivian man arrested for attempted murder
A Vivian man was arrested today in connection with a shooting last weekend in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Earlier this morning, detectives with the Cadd...
2/11 Shreveport man arrested for aggravated rape
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for aggravated rape, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Mark Steven Dupree II, 30, of the 300 block of Fontaine, wa...
2/11 Search continues on Red River
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit is continuing its investigation this morning into whether a person was hit by a KCS train crossing over the Red River, sai...
2/4 Shreveport teen booked for indecent behavior
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Shreveport teen for pornography involving juveniles and indecent behavior with juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
2/4 Pedestrian dies after being hit by truck
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Sunday night on LA Hwy. 1 south of Lake End Road. At approximately 8:40 p.m., the Sheri...

JANUARY 2013

1/31 Caddo Sheriff launches new website
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has launched a new version of its website at www.caddosheriff.org. The new site is easier for the public to navigate and will make ...
1/30 Woman arrested for stealing from employer
The former officer manager for a local animal hospital was arrested Tuesday for stealing over $100,000 from her employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Amy Jefferson, 3...
1/25 Caddo, Bossier City authorities seek information in theft cases
Caddo and Bossier City detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman who may have information in connection with a local theft investigation...
1/23 Caddo Sheriff’s lieutenant receives national certification in homeland protection
Caddo Sheriff’s Lt. John Fourcade was recently designated as a Certified Homeland Protection Professional by the National Sheriff’s Association and National Domest...
1/22 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 av...
1/22 Caddo Sheriff to offer training for concealed handgun permit
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is offering state-required training for anyone 21 and older wanting to obtain a concealed handgun permit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
1/17 Man arrested for stealing from employer
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Parish sheriff’s detectives for using a company debit card to swindle his employer out of $18,000. Jeremy Byles, 31, of the 41...
1/14 Teen consequences program scheduled
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Judge Scott Crichton will present “Don’t Let This Be You,” a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequenc...
1/2 CSO conducts underage alcohol sales op
The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation Monday, December 31, targeting businesses who sell alcohol to underage customers, according to Sherif...