Press Releases

DECEMBER 2014

12/17 CPSO arrests suspects in 26-year-old homicide
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two men for a 26-year-old homicide that occurred in south Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Claudell Staten’s b...
12/16 Three people arrested in forgery ring
Three people are in jail charged with participating in a forgery ring that netted nearly $12,000, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.       &nbs...
12/16 Caddo Sheriff promotes two deputies
Two deputies were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony this morning at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. Ondray Miles and James Moore will serve ...
12/15 Bossier City man arrested for molesting a juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested James Hardy Pitman for molestation of a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Sheriff’s Detective Jared Marshall began ...
12/10 CPSO arrests man for soliciting murder
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for solicitation of murder, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Martin Robinson, 51, was transported to ...
12/9 CPSO seeks suspects in armed robbery
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are looking for three men that tazed a female employee at the Relay Station and stole her purse, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.  &n...
12/8 Sheriff Prator to swear in auxiliary deputies
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Program will be at 6 p.m. Monday, December 15, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates...
12/8 Businesses join CPSO in supporting Angel Tree
Rent One is joining the Caddo Sheriff’s Office in collecting toys for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. New toys can be dropped off at Rent One in Shrev...
12/5 CPSO seeks two men for burglary
* Update: Ranney turned himself in at CCC today. Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two suspects who stole items from a home that was under construction, sai...
12/4 Bookkeeper arrested for theft
A bookkeeper at Jeb Breithaupt Design was arrested for theft following an investigation by the Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Unit, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Stacy S. ...

NOVEMBER 2014

11/26 More marijuana found on Roy Road
A home identified in October as the site of a large-scale marijuana growing operation received another visit from law enforcement on Tuesday. This time agents found 47 marijua...
11/26 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. ...
11/24 Caddo Sheriff's Regional Academy to graduate 36th class
Graduation exercises for the 36th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 25, at Summer Grove B...
11/19 Man wanted for selling stolen oil field batteries
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating Scotty Sepulvado, who's wanted for the crime of unauthorized use of a moveable. Sepulvado...
11/14 Deputies arrest north Caddo vehicle burglar
Caddo detectives have arrested a Shreveport man for a string of vehicle burglaries and thefts in north Caddo Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives arrested P...
11/14 Four arrested, drugs seized during narcotics operation
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested four suspects during the execution of two search...
11/13 Caddo Sheriff offers
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course."     The 4-hou...
11/6 Barbecue to benefit deputies after house fire
A barbecue benefit will be held Friday, November 7, at Caddo Correctional Center in support of two Caddo deputies whose home burned recently. A fire originated in the kitc...

OCTOBER 2014

10/31 Restaurant burglar arrested
A man is in jail for breaking into two north Shreveport businesses, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Joshua Deon Gay, 24, of Shreveport, was charged by Caddo detectives wit...
10/30 Computer chat lands Doyline man in jail
A Doyline man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office for participating in a sexual online chat with what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, said Caddo Sheriff Ste...
10/30 CPSO to host AARP Safe Driving Class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, November 7, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shreveport....
10/29 Newpaper carrier arrested for theft
A carrier for the Inquisitor newspaper was arrested for stealing over $1,000 from the company, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Rebecca Teague was arrested for felony...
10/27 Keithville man arrested for molesting juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Keithville man for molesting a juvenile 20 years ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Melvin Howard Logue, who is now 69, is accused...
10/24 CPSO investigates vehicle break-ins
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins that have occurred over the past several weeks near Northwood High School, said Sheriff Steve Prato...
10/24 Loss prevention officer arrested for stealing
A loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop was arrested for stealing over $500 in store merchandise, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Joshua Faulk was r...
10/23 Sheriff Prator urges parents to check Sex Offender Registry
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is urging parents to check the Sex Offender Registry before Halloween. “It is critical to ‘Know Before You Go’ this Halloween,...
10/22 Escapee captured
Update:  Christopher Picard was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. tonight by the Caddo Sheriff's Office and U.S. Marshal's Task Force. Following citizens'...
10/21 Seven deputies promoted
Seven Caddo deputies were promoted during a ceremony this morning at the Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Facility. Demetria Parker was promoted to captain; Alfred Dinkins,...
10/15 Suspect wanted for domestic abuse battery
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate Tracey Damon McDonald, who is wanted for domestic abuse battery. McDonald is accused of s...
10/10 Marijuana grow on Roy Road seized by law enforcement
A home on Roy Road was the site of a drug investigation that yielded evidence of a large-scale marijuana growing operation, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Po...
10/10 Suspect sought for crimes against juveniles
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Hunter Boone, a suspect in a criminal investigation, said Sheriff Steve Prator. B...
10/9 Blanchard couple arrested for distributing marijuana
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested a Blanchard couple for distributing marijuana, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw. On Oct...

SEPTEMBER 2014

9/30 Sheriff's Office to hold Fish Fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, October 3, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at ...
9/28 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks missing person UPDATE
* Update: Coker returned home today. She provided no information regarding her whereabouts for the past few days.   Original Story: The Caddo Sheriff’s Offi...
9/26 Four cited for alcohol sales to minors
An investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons resulted in four summonses being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Wednesday and Thursday, ...
9/19 Deadline nears to sign up for Caddo auxiliary deputy class
The deadline is approaching to sign up for the next Caddo Sheriff's auxiliary deputy class, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sh...
9/18 Remains found on sandbar identified
Remains found on a sandbar in Red River have been positively identified as 42-year-old Janice Northcross of Ashdown, AR, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Coroner Dr...
9/18 Caddo Sheriff's Office to hold Citizens' Academy
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for its fall 2014 Citizens’ Academy.  Participants in the Citizens’ Academy ar...
9/18 Man wanted for negligent homicide arrested in Texas
A Jefferson, Texas, man has been arrested in connection with a March 2014 crash in Caddo Parish that left a woman dead, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Phillip Ray Lilley...
9/17 Murder suspect returned to Caddo Parish
A murder suspect who was arrested in Mexico is back in Caddo Parish said Sheriff Steve Prator. Mark Colby, 57 of Shreveport was picked up in Del Rio, Texas by deputies ass...
9/17 Postal employee busted taking marijuana from packages
A United States Postal Service employee is behind bars after narcotics agents caught him in possession of a large amount of marijuana said Sheriff Steve Prator. Russell Le...
9/15 Michigan man charged with sexual battery
Caddo deputies arrested a Michigan man for sexual battery of a juvenile girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Eric Douglas, 26, of Muskegon, MI, was arrested Wednesday an...
9/15 Couple arrested for cruelty to child
A Bethany couple was arrested for cruelty to a juvenile after they delayed seeking medical treatment for a toddler with a head injury, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jef...
9/11 Bones found on Red River sandbar are human
Bones found on a sandbar in Red River are human, according to Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma. An “intact female adult skeleton,” including a skull, have b...
9/10 Bones found on Red River sandbar
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office and Caddo Coroner’s Office are investigating the discovery of bones on a sandbar in Red River, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Depu...
9/9 Mooringsport man charged with molesting juvenile
A Mooringsport man who was arrested this past month for possessing child pornography is now facing additional charges, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives continue...
9/8 Arrest made in Vivian shooting
Caddo Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of the Vivian Police Department, have arrested one man in connection with an afternoon shooting, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
9/7 Caddo SO investigates late night fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash that left a teenaged driver dead late last night said Sheriff Steve Prator. The crash occurred last night just be...
9/3 Caddo Sheriff warns citizens of scam
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is warning citizens to beware of a scam where callers claim to have information about a friend or family member in need of help. Recent calls to...
9/2 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driver class
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Program on Friday, September 12, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shrev...

AUGUST 2014

8/27 Man arrested for possessing child porn
Caddo deputies arrested a Mooringsport man for possessing child pornography, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. A computer belonging to Richard Elmore Jr. contained multiple...
8/21 Caddo Sheriff to hold auxiliary deputy class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for the next auxiliary deputy class. Auxiliary deputies supplement full-time Caddo sheriff&...
8/20 Caddo Sheriff opens rifle range to public
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said he is making the rifle range at the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles for the upcomi...
8/20 Caddo narcotics officers recognized as best in state
Two Caddo Sheriff’s narcotics officers were recognized as the best in the state during a meeting of the Louisiana Narcotics Officers Association in New Orleans this past...
8/20 Caddo Sheriff offers 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. ...
8/19 Caddo deputy promoted; others recognized for service
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator promoted Michael Taylor to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony today at the Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Facility. Taylor will serve as a ...
8/19 Children exposed to drugs and chemicals; adults arrested
Four adults were arrested for cruelty to juveniles after children were exposed to illegal drugs in their home, said Sheriff Steve Prator. All of the adults and two childre...
8/15 Registered sex offender arrested for having sex with minors
A 30-year-old registered sex offender from Greenwood was arrested today for having sex with minors, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Deputies began an investigation into the act...
8/13 Deputies find handcuff key on inmate during booking
Caddo deputies charged an Arkansas man with attempted simple escape after a handcuff key was found in his mouth while he was being booked into the Caddo Correctional Center, s...
8/12 Three men arrested in drug investigation
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit and Bossier Narcotics Task Force completed a joint investigation leading to the arrests of three people and the seizure of money, drugs and...
8/1 Woman arrested for bank fraud
A Shreveport woman landed in jail on Thursday for stealing more than $186,000 in a bank fraud scheme, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Kelley Rotharmel, 29, of the 9000 bl...

JULY 2014

7/31 Caddo Sheriff seeks help finding sex offender
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Jeri M. Allen Sr., a convicted sex offender who has repeatedly failed to register with autho...
7/31 Caddo SO investigates early-morning fatal crash
U.S Hwy. 71 south of Hosston is partially closed this morning as Caddo deputies investigate a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler, according to Sheriff Steve Prator. The c...
7/30 Misdemeanor warrant leads to discovery of meth labs
Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents thought they were going to arrest a man on a misdemeanor bench warrant on Tuesday, but when they arrived at the suspect’s house their a...
7/30 Caddo Sheriff offers 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. ...
7/28 Caddo deputy elected DARE vice president
La Tienda Pierre, a deputy with the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, was elected 1st vice president of the Louisiana DARE Officers' Association during the annual DARE trainin...
7/28 Several arrested during parish, city drug investigations
Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of several people on drug charges following investigations in Caddo Parish and the City of Shreveport. ...
7/26 Sheriff's Office investigating armed robbery of restaurant
Caddo  Sheriff's deputies are investigating the early morning armed robbery of a fast food restaurant in north Shreveport, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Three ...
7/24 It's Fish Fry Friday!
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at th...
7/22 Sheriff Prator provides safety course for college-bound students
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is helping students prepare for their college send-off by offering a one-day safety course addressing issues that specifically apply to them. Th...
7/22 Facebook user arrested for failure to register as a sex offender
A Shreveport man who thought he was setting up a meeting with a juvenile girl was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Chri...
7/19 Two killed in traffic crash
Two people died in a traffic crash in north Caddo Parish last night, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Just before 11 p.m., the Sheriff's Office and Fire District #1 re...
7/18 Man faces more charges for abusing boys
A Shreveport man who was arrested this past week for sexually abusing a teen-age boy is facing more charges now that additional victims have come forward, said Caddo Sheriff S...
7/14 Man arrested for indecent behavior with juvenile
Caddo deputies arrested a man Friday for indecent behavior with an underage neighbor, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Joseph Michael Kurz, 61, initiated the inappropriate conta...
7/11 Caddo auxiliary deputy graduation to be held Monday
Graduation for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Deputy Class #30 will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave. Graduates a...
7/11 Caddo Sheriff offers 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. ...
7/11 Robinson extradited to Caddo for 2004 murder
A former Shreveporter was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday to face charges that he murdered a man here in 2004, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jake ...
7/9 Caddo Sheriff offers safe driving program for teens
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a safe driving program for young drivers on Friday, July 18, at Sheriff’s Safety Town. The program will focus on the dangers of dist...
7/9 Caregiver arrested for theft
A Shreveporter who was employed as caregiver for a 77-year-old woman was arrested for stealing the woman’s money, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Sherri A. Hayes, 4...
7/5 ID released in July 4 ATV fatal
Caddo Sheriff's deputies say the victim in a fatal 4th of July ATV crash was a 23-year-old Monroe woman. Courtney Kenny was a passenger on a Polaris Ranger driven by N...
7/1 Sheriff Prator to swear in Homeland Security staff
The newly formed Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will open its doors today, and the first order of business will be making its staff offici...

JUNE 2014

6/27 Deputies respond to medical emergency
Caddo Sheriff's deputies responded to a medical emergency earlier tonight when a 4-year-old boy was found unconscious in a backyard swimming pool. The child was a...
6/27 Caddo SO investigates fatal crash
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash that left one man dead on Shreveport-Blanchard Hwy. (LA 173) early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The c...
6/24 Caddo SO to host char-broil
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a chicken char-broil from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money ra...
6/19 Rodessa man arrested for kidnapping
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Rodessa man for kidnapping a woman on Mira Levee Road overnight, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Shontera Brown, 32, of Vivian, ...
6/18 Caddo Sheriff's Office receives Belt Trauma Kit donation
Kellie Abbott, creator of the non-profit Blue Forever, donated 15 Belt Trauma Kits to the Caddo Sheriff's Office to help deputies involved in life-threatening emergencies....
6/17 Caddo deputy receives promotion
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator promoted Deputy Thomas Englade to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony today at the Re-entry Facility, 1121 Forum Drive. Englade will serve as...
6/16 Three cited for selling alcohol to underage persons
An investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons resulted in three summonses being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. On Friday, June 13, the Sh...
6/11 Caddo Sheriff's Office collecting old flags
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will be collecting unserviceable flags to be retired by the American Legion Post 14 on Flag Day. Flags can be dropped off at the north subst...
6/9 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving course
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will host an AARP Safe Driver Course on Friday, June 20, at the Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility, located at 1125 Forum Drive in Shreveport....
6/6 Space still available at Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Safety Education Camp
There is still space available to attend the Caddo Sheriff's Youth Firearms Education Camp this summer. The camp will be held June 16-20 at the Sheriff's Regional ...
6/6 Search to resume for man missing in river
Local law enforcement will resume their search this morning for a man missing in the Red River after he jumped from a bridge Thursday night. Caddo deputies said just befor...
6/4 Drugs, silver, stolen goods seized during investigation
The DEA Task Force along with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit arrested a Shreveport man on Saturday and seized drugs, silver bars, and suspected stolen goods during a sear...

MAY 2014

5/30 Caddo - Shreveport Narcotics conduct operation in response to citizens' complaints
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw announced that the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted an operation in the MLK area of Shreveport on T...
5/23 CPSO plans seatbelt checkpoint for Memorial Day
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office will conduct a seatbelt checkpoint Monday, May 26, in south Caddo Parish. The checkpoint is part of the Click It or Ticket campaign, which...
5/23 Caddo Sheriff's summer rec program set to begin June 2
The annual youth summer recreation program sponsored by the Caddo Sheriff's Office kicks off June 2, providing safe, summer activities for area youngsters, said Caddo Pari...
5/22 CPSO makes arrest in storage facility break-in
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after 20 storage units were broken into on Kay Lane, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Locks were cut on the storage unit doors an...
5/21 Keithville family goes to jail for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles
A mother, father, and son were sent to jail by Caddo Sheriff’s deputies for providing a haven of sex, drugs, and alcohol for underage teens. Melissa Greenwalt, ...
5/21 Man arrested for selling counterfeit DVDs, CDs
A Shreveport man was arrested on Tuesday for cheating the motion picture and recording industries out of $19,000 by possessing counterfeit DVDs and CDs, said Caddo Sheriff Ste...
5/20 OK man arrested for Caddo cold case
An Oklahoma man who once called Shreveport home was arrested Friday for the 2004 murder of Bruce Cotton, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jake Robinson, 60, was arrested i...
5/19 Vivian man charged with sister's murder
A Vivian man is facing murder and arson charges today after shooting his sister and setting their home on fire, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Chris McCauley, 45, of 620...
5/19 Caddo Sheriff offers women's firearms and personal safety class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a basic firearms and safety class for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 at the Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy. Sheriff&...
5/19 Caddo Sheriff launches Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies will be buckling down on those not buckled up during the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign today through June 1. De...
5/19 Sheriff Prator awards scholarship
Matthew Tyler Haltom is the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program, Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today. Haltom i...
5/16 Store clerk arrested for stealing $60,000
A former clerk at a Fairfield Avenue convenience store was arrested for stealing more than $60,000 from the business, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Store management bec...
5/15 Woman arrested for operating meth lab in casino hotel
A Bossier City woman was arrested by agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit today after she was found operating a meth lab at a casino hotel, said Sheriff Steve Prato...
5/15 Contractor arrested for misapplying funds
A local contractor was arrested Wednesday for taking money from a client and not paying his subcontractors, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Harlan Cooper, 50, of Benton, was hi...
5/15 Caddo SO to host fish fry
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will hold a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road, near Keithville. Money raised at the...
5/15 4 arrested on meth charges
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit dismantled a meth organization in south Caddo Parish on Wednesday, announced Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw. Agents ...
5/14 Prator asks to lead Caddo Homeland Security
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator has asked to be named director of Homeland Security in Caddo Parish, a move that could save the parish and City of Shreveport nearly $200,000. A...
5/14 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. ...
5/9 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducts "Operation May Day."
On May 9, 2014, the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance from task forces with the DEA, ATF and U.S. Marshal wrapped up an investigation named “Ope...
5/9 Sheriff's Tax Sale begins next week
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is advising property owners to pay their taxes by Monday, May 12, to avoid having their property included in the upcoming tax sale. The Sh...
5/8 3 arrested for kick-in burglaries
Three men are in jail charged with burglary after kicking in the doors of several residences in Shreveport and Greenwood, said Sheriff Steve Prator.       &...
5/8 Caddo Sheriff announces three summer camps for kids
Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that applications are being accepted for three summer camps for kids offered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Safety T...
5/7 Man arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into jail
A Shreveport man was arrested on Tuesday for trying to smuggle a cell phone into Caddo Correctional Center by hiding it in his rectal cavity, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
5/6 Caddo Sheriff's dive team recovers body of drowning victim
The Caddo Sheriff’s dive team has recovered the body of a 76-year-old drowning victim in Caddo Lake, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.   Witnesses alerted t...
5/5 Three arrested on drug charges
Caddo-Shreveport narcotics agents arrested three people on Friday while executing a warrant at 2247 Soda Fountain Place near Blanchard. Jeffrey Noble was in possession of ...
5/2 2 arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles
Caddo Sheriff’s Youth Services detectives arrested two men in unrelated cases for illegal sexual behavior with juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator. James Hardy, 69,...
5/1 Caddo detective to be honored during First Responder Night
Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Terry Richardson will be honored tonight by Caddo Masonic Lodge #179 for his dedication to duty and service to the citizens of Caddo Parish. ...

APRIL 2014

4/30 Caddo Sheriff announces mobile app
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced a new mobile app for Apple and Android phones and tablets to help citizens stay connected with law enforcement, said Sher...
4/30 CPSO working fatal crash in north Caddo Parish
Deputies are investigating a fatal crash that occurred earlier this morning on Gilliam-Scotts Slough in north Caddo Parish, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The accident occurre...
4/28 4 arrested on drug charges in southeast Shreveport
Four people were arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was executed on Keysburg Court in Norris Ferry Landing subdivision this past week, said Sheriff Steve Prator a...
4/25 Applications 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 for boys ages 10-13 will be ...
4/24 Keithville man arrested for molesting juvenile
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have arrested Myron Wayne Wilson of Keithville for molestation of a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Wilson, 34, is accused of touc...
4/24 Free donkeys!
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is giving away four jack and three jenny donkeys that were recovered as lost or abandoned livestock by the Sheriff's Stock Patrol. The a...
4/22 Rodessa man arrested for rape
Caddo sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Rodessa man for rape charges dating back to the 1990s, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Gregory Todd Clements, 39, is accused of s...
4/22 CPSO, SPD to participate in Drug Take Back Day
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw said citizens can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 26, at Sheriff's Safety Town as part ...
4/18 CPSO investigates fatal crash on I-20
Caddo Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a fatal crash on I-20 eastbound at mile marker 3 in Greenwood. Cpl. Mike Vaitkus, of the Sheriff's Traffic Safety Unit...
4/17 Phone scammer says he's a deputy
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator says citizens should beware of a man who represents himself as a deputy in a phone scam targeting local residents. One woman said she ...
4/17 Class 35 to graduate from CPSO Regional Training Academy
Graduation exercises for the 35th basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Summer Grove Bapt...
4/15 Caddo Sheriff offers 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. ...
4/14 Armed man injured following pursuit
A Spring, Texas man led law enforcement officers from three agencies on a pursuit that ended in gunfire early this morning, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator and DeSoto Sheriff ...
4/11 Woman arrested for cashing stolen poker chips
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a woman today for cashing in stolen poker chips valued at $3,500, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The victim was playing poker at Sam&...
4/10 Employee arrested for theft
A Shreveport woman was arrested for felony theft for stealing nearly $13,000 from her employer while working at a Youree Drive retail store, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
4/8 Former bookkeeper arrested for forgery
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a bookkeeper on Monday for stealing more than $28,000 from his former employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Leland Jamison, 47, wa...
4/4 Brothers booked for illegal acts with juveniles
Seven girls between the ages of 13 and 16 have now come forward to bring charges against Trent Morgan for illegal acts involving juveniles, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
4/4 Caddo Sheriff's Office seeks information about missing woman
Update: Ms. Anthony contacted her family and the Caddo Sheriff's Office today. She is no longer considered missing.   The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is...
4/3 Caddo Sheriff's Office plans Victims' Rights events
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will host a proclamation ceremony and awareness luncheon in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on Monday, April 7. The luncheon ...
4/2 CPSO on scene of accident
Caddo deputies responded to an accident involving three 18-wheelers in south Caddo Parish around 4:30 this morning. For several hours, the northbound lane of Hwy...
4/1 CPSO locates missing woman
Caddo deputies have located a woman whose family said she had been missing since February. Linda Potts was found tonight at a local Rescue Mission. Her family ha...
4/1 Woman arrested for producing porn involving juvenile family member
A Shreveport woman was arrested for production of child pornography for taking sexually explicit photos of a 2-month-old family member, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Brandi N...

MARCH 2014

3/29 Caddo Sheriff announces occupant protection checkpoint
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said deputies will conduct an occupant protection checkpoint on March 31, 2014 in the southern part of Caddo Parish. The check...
3/26 Caddo 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 12 to avoid having the property included in the upcom...
3/26 Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force issues scam warning
The Caddo-Shreveport Financial Crimes Task Force has received complaints from residents regarding phone scams involving local banks. Victims are receiving telephone calls ...
3/20 More charges filed against Trent Morgan
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives have filed more charges against Trent Morgan for illegal behavior with juveniles. Morgan is currently in jail at the Caddo Correctional Ce...
3/19 Caddo Sheriff seeks candidates for reserve deputy class
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for persons interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy.  Reserve Deputies are volunteers who complete state-ma...
3/18 Caddo Sheriff to hold auxiliary deputy class
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced today that the Sheriff’s Office will hold an auxiliary deputy class beginning May 5, and applications are currently being accepted. ...
3/14 Six given summonses for selling alcohol to persons under 21
An investigation into the illegal sale of alcohol to underage persons this week resulted in six summonses being issued, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The Sheriff’...
3/13 Bookkeeper accused of embezzling
A former manager/bookkeeper for Trinity Southern Foods was charged on Wednesday with stealing nearly $100,000 from his employer, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jeffery N...
3/10 CPSO launches Twitter account
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is expanding its use of social media by launching a Twitter account, said Sheriff Steve Prator. The department’s account - @cpso - w...
3/10 Juvenile Detention employees arrested for battery
Two security counselors at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center were arrested on battery charges Friday for their treatment of juvenile inmates, said Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
3/6 Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit marks 10-year anniversary
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit will mark its 10th anniversary on Saturday. Leaders of both the Caddo Sheriff’s Office and the Shreveport Police Department say the m...
3/5 Suspect in custody
A suspect wanted for illegal behavior with a juvenile was arrested by authorities today in south Shreveport, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Trent Morgan, 20, was arrested in t...
3/5 Two arrested for aiding wanted man
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said deputies have arrested two people as accessories in the search for Trent Lee Morgan, who is wanted for illegal behavior with a juvenile. Mo...
3/4 East Texas woman dies in morning crash
An East Texas woman died this morning in an early morning crash on Hwy. 2, according to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Jessica Rene Lingo, 29, of Jefferson, died at the scene...
3/3 Shreveport man on the run after detectives obtain warrant for his arrest
Caddo sheriff's deputies are searching for a Shreveport man wanted on numerous charges involving illegal behavior with a juvenile.   Detective Jared Marshall...
3/3 Man arrested for stealing from mentally challenged victim
A Shreveport man was arrested on Friday for stealing the retirement savings of a mentally challenged acquaintance, according Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. In March 2013, the...

FEBRUARY 2014

2/27 Teacher arrested for improper behavior with student
A teacher at Northwood High School was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's deputies today for improper behavior with a student, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Jared Honea, 26...
2/26 Some Caddo Courthouse offices closed on Fat Tuesday
The Caddo Parish Courthouse will be closed on March 4 (Fat Tuesday) with the exception of the Caddo Sheriff’s  and  Tax Assessor’s offices. Visitors to t...
2/26 Burglars stuck in jail after get-away car gets stuck in mud
Two burglars were arrested by Caddo sheriff’s deputies today after their get-away car got stuck in the mud, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Lots of Treasures, a thrift sh...
2/26 Man arrested on drug charges across from school
The Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant across the street from a local elementary school on Tuesday and arrested one person on drug charges, said Sheriff...
2/25 Caddo Sheriff to hold 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.  T...
2/24 Caddo Sheriff to host AARP safe driving course
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is hosting an AARP safe driving course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.  The course is a four-hour refresher that may qual...
2/20 Vivian woman dies after being struck by train
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are assisting the Vivian Police Department at the scene of a train-pedestrian accident that occurred just before 3 p.m. today, said Sheriff Stev...
2/19 Caddo deputy receives VFW Outstanding Law Officer Award
Caddo Sheriff’s Cpl. Rickey Evans was honored by the VFW Post 2238 with the organization’s Gold Medal Award for Safety. Cpl. Evans is 9-year veteran of the Cad...
2/18 CPSO arrests man on multiple indecent behavior charges
A former Caddo Parish man was arrested Friday by Caddo Sheriff’s detectives on multiple counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Bruce ...
2/18 Man arrested for improper behavior with juvenile
Caddo Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 20-year-old man on Friday for indecent behavior with a juvenile, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Trent Lee Morgan was arrested by De...
2/18 Suspect arrested on attempted murder warrant
A Caddo Parish man wanted for attempted murder was arrested this past weekend in northeast Louisiana, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Keynon Frazier, 18, was arrested by Ouachi...
2/15 Caddo Parish man dies in crash
A one-car crash on Hwy. 169 Friday night claimed the life of a Caddo Parish man, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Edward Dickson, 34, of Keithville, was killed i...
2/14 Student arrested for aggravated arson at local high school
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a student at Woodlawn High School today for setting a fire in the girl's restroom, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Kentria McCall, 17,...
2/13 Vivian man arrested for aggravated rape
A Vivian man was arrested Wednesday for the aggravated rape of a juvenile girl, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Alfred Lee Tyler, 60, of 17993 Hwy. 1, was arrested at the...
2/12 Juvenile injured in morning shooting
Caddo Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting involving juveniles that occurred earlier this morning in Vivian, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Detectives say a 1...
2/10 Mooringsport man arrested for possessing child pornography
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a Mooringsport man after finding numerous images of child pornography on his home computer, said Sheriff Steve Prator. John Sylve...
2/5 Caddo man faces more sex abuse charges
Evidence continues to mount against a Caddo Parish man accused of sexually abusing juveniles, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Loyd Karl Hastings, who pled guilty to similar cha...

JANUARY 2014

1/29 Vivian man arrested for rape
A Vivian man was arrested by Caddo sheriff’s detectives on Tuesday for a rape offense that occurred more than four decades ago, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Earl ...
1/28 Store cashier arrested for theft
Caddo sheriff’s detectives arrested a discount store cashier for stealing from his employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Michael Johnson, 29, of 3555 Cedar Creek Driv...
1/27 Caddo Sheriff reminds property owners of pre-pay tax option
Sheriff Steve Prator is reminding Caddo Parish property owners that they can pre-pay their taxes to avoid lump sum end-of-the-year payments. Taxpayers can estimate their o...
1/22 Caddo Sheriff plans reserve deputy academy
The Caddo Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for persons interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy.  Reserve Deputies are volunteers who complete state-ma...
1/21 Caddo Sheriff accepting applications for 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...
1/16 Local tax preparer arrested for ID theft
A local tax preparer was arrested Tuesday for identity theft for trying to collect a client’s refund, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Latrisha Beaudoin, 39, of the ...
1/15 Caddo Sheriff offers 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. ...
1/15 Alabama arrested for having stolen property in Caddo Parish
An Alabama man is back in Caddo Parish today where he’s facing criminal charges for possessing more than $100,000 in stolen property, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. ...
1/9 Crime drops 12 percent in Caddo Parish
Crime dropped 12 percent in Caddo Parish in 2013, according to statistics released today by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Steve Prator said 209 fewer cr...
1/8 Former apartment manager arrested
The former manager of a local apartment complex was arrested Tuesday for stealing $16,000 in rental payments, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Antonia Martinez, 38, w...