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DECEMBER 2008

12/1 Sheriff’s Safety Town to open on Tuesday
Second-grade students driving electric cars and riding bicycles will lead a parade to officially mark the opening of Sheriff's Safety Town during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 2.Community sponsors, citizens, and area officials will join Caddo Sheriff Steve Pr...
12/1 Sheriff Prator announces Academy graduates
Graduation exercises for the 23nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Graduates will take the oath of...

NOVEMBER 2008

11/14 Local internet investigation leads to arrest of Virginia man
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said today that a local internet investigation has led to the arrest of a Virginia man. Christopher Keith Hicks, 33, of Suffolk, Virginia, was arrested this past week at the Franklin, Virginia, library. Hicks was charged with possession of child p...
11/14 Man arrested for molesting juvenile
A Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives for molestation of a juvenile. James Arthur Baker, 37, of the 7100 block of Honey Creek Lane, was arrested on Thursday by Detective Dorothy Brooks. Baker's bond was set at $40,000.Baker is accused of molesting a fem...
11/14 Burglary suspects arrested in Texas
Two suspects wanted in connection with the burglary and beating of two men in south Caddo Parish was arrested Thursday in Texas.Crystal Wilt, 30, also known as Crystal Shearer, and Jeremy David Strickland, 28, also known as Jeremy Stevens, were located and taken into custody...
11/14 Woman shot after being mistaken for an intruder
A Keithville woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after she was mistaken for an intruder at her home on Wednesday night.Denise Giddens, 40, was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center after being shot in the stomach by her brother, Michael Henderson.Henderson said he'd been ...
11/12 Caddo Sheriff offers "First Gun Course” for kids
Registration is currently underway for children ages 8 to 12 to participate in the Caddo Sheriff’s Office "First Gun Course." The 4-hour class will be offered from 8 a.m. until noon on two dates - December 20 and January 3.All classes will be held at the Sheriff's Regional...
11/11 Meth lab discovered in Vivian
Caddo deputies discovered a meth lab today while investigating a person for making a threatening phone call.Deputies went to 316 West Mississippi in Vivian to question 38-year-old Nathan Davis Jr., also known as Jeff Whorley, about making threatening phone calls in a domesti...
11/10 Sheriff welcomes new auxiliary deputies
Graduation exercises for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office's 20th auxiliary class are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Summer Grove Baptist Church.Fourteen auxiliary deputies are joining the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office after completing 40 hours of law enforcement training. The...

OCTOBER 2008

10/21 CSO looking for missing teen
The Caddo Sheriff's Office is looking for 15-year-old Deaunna Dewayne Howard of Shreveport, who hasn't been seen since October 8.Howard was classified as a runaway by the Sheriff's Office after she left home in the 400 block of Dixon Avenue to board a school bus; however, sh...
10/21 Caddo Sheriff, Judge, ADA present program on teen behavior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Judge Scott Crichton and Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps will team up again to provide a program for teens illustrating the serious legal consequences of criminal behavior.The program, designed for ages 13 and up as well as their parents, w...
10/21 Man wanted for child molestation arrested by CPSO
A Mooringsport man wanted on child molestation charges turned himself in to the Caddo Sheriff's Office today after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.Terry Lynn Terry, 45, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center by Lt. Sam Hall after Terry contacted the Sherif...
10/20 Fingerprinting program aids law enforcement in cases of missing kids
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will be fingerprinting parish first-graders next week in accordance with the state's Missing Children Identification Act.The legislation, enacted in 1985, provides for fingerprint records of elementary school children to assist families and ...
10/15 CSO seeks man on child molestation charges
Caddo Sheriff's detectives have a warrant for the arrest of Terry Lynn Terry on child molestation charges.Terry, 45, of Mooringsport, is accused in the warrant of molesting three children between 1985 and 2008. Terry came under investigation after the first victim, who is no...
10/15 Man recovering from gunshot wound
A Shreveport man is recovering from a gunshot wound today after he was injured following a domestic disturbance with his wife.James Stanley was shot in the abdomen by a homeowner in the 4400 block of Kent Road where Stanley's wife had gone to seek refuge after a domestic arg...
10/9 Caddo Sheriff offers women’s firearms course
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator is offering a free personal safety and firearms familiarization course for women November 14-15.The class will be taught from 5:30-9 p.m. on Friday at the Caddo Correctional Center, 1101 Forum Drive in Shreveport and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m....
10/1 Chesapeake Energy becomes major contributor to Safety Town
Chesapeake Energy Corporation became the most recent supporter of Sheriff's Safety Town by committing $50,000 to the project's building fund. Kevin McCotter, Chesapeake's corporate development director for Louisiana, and Paul Pratt and Sarie Joubert, public affairs managers,...

SEPTEMBER 2008

9/26 Teen hit by car while waiting on school bus
A 14-year-old boy was taken to Willis-Knighton Bossier after being hit by a van early this morning.The teen was standing on the roadway waiting for the school bus at Pathway Loop and Pathway Trail when he was struck by a Dodge Caravan that was making a turn. The accident occ...
9/26 Man charged with cruelty to animals
Two severely malnourished pit bulls were rescued from a home on Tierra Drive today by agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Task Force.Agents executed a narcotics search warrant at 6337 Tierra Drive early this morning. No narcotics were uncovered, but agents did arrest ...
9/26 CPSO plans free on-site child safety seat inspection
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office will recognize National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 21-27) by conducting a child safety seat check-up event and distributing free booster seats this Saturday at Sheriff's Safety Town.The Sheriff's Office, in association with the L...
9/22 Shreveport man sits in jail after stealing from the Sheriff
A Shreveport man was arrested Sunday after stealing more than $7,300 in pipe from the Caddo Parish Sheriff.Johnny Henderson Jr., 51, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center for theft, criminal trespassing, and criminal property damage, after stealing pipe from Sheriff Stev...
9/22 More charges for Eichelberger
Caddo detectives have filed more charges against a man who was arrested Thursday for breaking into vehicles in south Caddo Parish.Today, Detective Andy Scoggins charged Adam K. Eichelberger with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling for breaking into a residence where a w...
9/18 Unlocked cars too tempting for thief
Caddo Sheriff's detectives and patrol deputies arrested a 21-year-old Shreveport man on three counts of simple burglary and other charges early this morning.The investigation started when concerned citizens called the Shreveport Police Department regarding a suspic...
9/18 California attempted murder suspect arrested in Caddo Parish
A man wanted in California for attempted murder was arrested here by Caddo sheriff's detectives on Tuesday.Joshua Jerome Cava, 21, of Palmdale, California, was arrested without incident in the 2600 block of Barron Road in Keithville by detectives acting on a tip. Cava was ar...
9/17 Driver hits riding mower being operated by woman
A Shreveport man was issued a misdemeanor summons for hit and run driving after he struck a riding mower being operated by a 67-year-old woman.Mary Gordon said she was mowing a friend's yard on LA 173 when she saw a car approaching. Gordon said she made sure she was not on t...
9/16 Man arrested for cutting friend's throat
Caddo sheriff's deputies arrested a Rodessa man on Monday for cutting his friend's throat with a box cutter.Sheriff Steve Prator said 34-year-old Richard Lee Brooks Jr. was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a con...
9/12 Caddo Sheriff lists job openings
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his office has openings for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, clerical and food service employees.Candidates must be able to pass written, polygraph, and psychological exams, a background check, and drug screen.To apply, contact th...
9/12 Motorcyclist dies in crash
A Shreveport man died Thursday night after crashing his motorcycle in south Caddo Parish.Henry C. Cella, 47, of the 4900 block of Albany Road, was airlifted to LSU Health Sciences Center after he collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Post Oak and Sparks Davis Road. ...
9/10 Caddo deputies respond to gas leak
Caddo deputies responded to a gas leak near Pueblo Avenue and Norris Ferry Road late this morning after a logging company accidentally damaged a nearby gas line.An employee of Hershell Malone Logging in Plain Dealing was operating a skidder when he accidentally ran over a li...
9/10 Man arrested for making bomb threats
Caddo Sheriff's detectives arrested a man on terrorizing charges for making bomb threats over the phone, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Joe Nathan Graham, 52, of Lancaster, Texas, was arrested in Keithville by Detective Michael Escude. Graham was booked into the Caddo Correctiona...
9/9 Woman arrested for stealing from employer
Caddo sheriff's detectives arrested a woman for stealing nearly $145,000 from her former employer, said Sheriff Steve Prator.Deborah Self was employed as an accountant for Castle Creek Express in Shreveport where she created fraudulent checks through a contractor and made th...
9/8 Caddo Sheriff announces hunting rifle sight-in days
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator announced that he is making the firing range at the Sheriff’s Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy available to the public for sighting in rifles and muzzleloaders for the upcoming deer season. Three specific days have been designated f...
9/3 Gustav Update 2: 9/3/08
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said he has received word that Caddo deputies are not needed right away in south Louisiana as requested earlier today. Deputies were ready to head south within the hour, but those plans have now been put on hold. The Sheriff's Office remains r...
9/3 Gustav Update: 9/3/08
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said his department is preparing to send deputies south to assist with enforcement duties in hurricane-striken south Louisiana.The Louisiana Sheriff's Association Task Force, of which the Caddo Sheriff's Office is a participant, requested the deput...
9/2 Evacuees arrested for inciting a riot
A New Orleans woman and teen-ager were arrested today after creating a disturbance at the Red Cross shelter at Hirsch Coliseum.Tammy Stalbert, 35, and a 16-year-old female relative were arrested by Caddo deputies for inciting a riot and resisting arrest, said Caddo Sheriff S...

AUGUST 2008

8/29 Caddo Sheriff's Office prepares for Gustav
The Caddo Sheriff's Office will establish a command post at Hirsch Coliseum at 3 p.m. today in preparation for south Louisiana evacuees. Four deputies will be assigned to man the command post and provide security at Hirsch on a 24-hour basis.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said t...
8/25 Warrant for armed robbery suspect
The Caddo Sheriff's Office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a fourth suspect in the armed robbery of the Relay Station casino in July. Clyde Ray Jackson, Jr., dob 03/20/78, is being sought by the sheriff's office for his part in the robbery, which occurred July...
8/25 Haz-mat spill
Caddo Sheriff's deputes were called to a hazardous materials spill around 10:30 a.m. today near Rebel Road in Vivian.Sheriff's Sgt. John Briery said vandals caused about 70 barrels of oil to spill into a creek from a nearby tank. Briery said a valve to a salt ...
8/25 Three arrested: meth lab discovered
Three people are in jail following the discovery of a meth lab in north Caddo Parish and a related car crash in Bossier Parish, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.Caddo sheriff's deputies were conducting an investigation into activities at 17636 Gilliam-Scott Slough Road near I...
8/15 Sheriff's Safety Town kicks off Living Legacy project
A fundraising project to sell red maple and crepe myrtle trees that will be planted at Sheriff's Safety Town will help raise money for construction of the children's safety education center.Sheriff's Safety Town is selling 20 red maples and 25 crepe myrtles that will be plan...
8/15 Caddo Sheriff's deputies called to oil spill
Caddo sheriff's deputies responded to an oil spill on a lease just west of Greenwood earlier today.It's estimated that about 10 barrels (400-500 gallons) of oil escaped when an above-ground line was cut by someone cutting grass in the area. It's not known how long the line h...
8/15 Man arrested for possessing property stolen from KCS
Caddo Sheriff's deputies arrested a man for possessing stolen items from Kansas City Southern railroad.Earlier this month, KCS reported $11,000 worth of stolen angle bars taken from their property in Rodessa. Detective Donnie Laney arrested Rodney Kyle Stone, 40, of McCloud,...
8/15 Back-to-school countdown begins
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is reminding motorists to slow down, watch for pedestrians, and practice safe driving habits as children return back to school. "Drivers should watch for school zones which may be marked by flashing overhead lights, safety cones or crossing gu...
8/15 Caddo Sheriff seeks auxiliary deputies
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced that the department is now taking applications for a new auxiliary deputy class that will begin September 22.Classes are scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays and will be held at Summer Grove Baptist Church.All classes will be taught ...
8/15 Stonewall man charged with two counts of armed robbery
A Stonewall man was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff's Office for robbing the same Circle K convenience store twice in two days.Tony Culverhouse, 18, was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on two counts of armed robbery. Sheriff's Detective Jason Morgan arrested Culverho...
8/13 License plate reader system helps nab fugitive
A man accused in Texas of sexually assaulting a minor was arrested in Caddo Parish today after he was identified by deputies using a new license plate recognition system.Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator said Larry B. Johnson, 51, of Addison, Texas, was booked into the Caddo C...
8/11 Law enforcement graduation to be held today
Graduation exercises for the 22nd basic training class of the Caddo Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy will take place at 4 p.m. today, August 11, at Summer Grove Baptist Church. Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator will be the guest speaker. Graduates will take the oath of of...
8/8 Caddo Sheriff, Judge, ADA present program on teen behavior
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, Caddo District Judge Scott Crichton, and Caddo Assistant District Attorney Ron Stamps are hosting a special program for teens and their parents designed to illustrate the serious legal consequences of a teen-ager’s criminal behavior.The program,...
8/8 Convenience store clerk caught using stolen credit card number
A clerk at a local convenience store was jailed for using a stolen credit card number to make 110 purchases at the store where she worked.Caddo Sheriff's Detective Frank Edmondson arrested Erica Mason, 21, of the 1100 block of Crofton, and charged her with unauthorized use o...
8/6 Man arrested for passing counterfeit bills
Caddo deputies arrested a Shreveport man for passing counterfeit money.Christopher T. McKnight, 27, of the 500 block of Janet, was arrested by Detective James Lewis for forgery after he used counterfeit $100 bills to purchase a keyboard valued at more than $2,000.At the time...
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