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05TH DISTRICT FELONY CONVICTIONS – FRANKLIN PARISH – JULY 2017

Article posted July 21, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced this week that his office secured 18 felony convictions on July 11th, 12th, and 17th, in Franklin Parish.

Judge Terry A. Doughty presided over the cases which were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Will R. Barham.

Notable convictions according to Lancaster were as follows:

Billy Meadows, 35, of Winnsboro, was convicted at trial and sentenced to serve the remainder of his natural life in prison at hard labor under Louisiana’s Habitual Offender Law in connection with his involvement in the death of a two year old child in July of 2015.

Frederick Fudickar, Jr., 34, of Delhi, pled guilty as charged to all felony counts shortly before his jury trial was scheduled to commence on two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle on a Peace Officer and Possession of Methamphetamine. He is set for sentencing on September 13, 2017 and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Jacob Stein, 21, of Baskin, was convicted of Molestation of a Juvenile and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. He is set for sentencing on September 13, 2017 and faces up to 25 years in prison.

Anthony D. Addison, 44, of Winnsboro was convicted of two counts of Simple Burglary, and one count of Simple Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling. He received a 10 year hard labor prison sentence.

Lancaster expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, Winnsboro Police Department, Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He also expressed appreciation to Judge Doughty and Assistant District Attorney Barham for their work in regard to the cases.

05TH DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES FELONY CONVICTIONS – RICHLAND PARISH – JUNE 23, 2017

Article posted July 21, 2017 at 4:23 PM

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster advised that on Friday, June 23, 2017 his office in Richland Parish, took fifteen felony pleas. Judge James M. Stephens presided over the
case. Mack Lancaster and Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler handled the cases.

Notable pleas were as follows:

Damian Rogers, age 37 of Rayville pled guilty to simple burglary of sixteen vehicles. He received a fifteen year prison sentence.

Michael C. Wilhilte, age 28 of Rayville pled guilty to possession of a schedule II drug with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to
ten years in prison on each charge.

William L. Lawrence , age 48 of Rayville pled guilty to indecent behavior with a juvenile and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

William H. Clark, II, age 28 of Delhi pled guilty to unauthorized use of a moveable and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Grover Adams, age 37 of Rayville pled guilty to unauthorized use of a moveable and received a three year prison sentence.

Deterius Jackson, age 22 of Rayville pled guilty to attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and received a three year prison sentence.

Lancaster also announced that on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 his office closed several felony cases with guilty pleas. Judge Terry A. Doughty presided over the cases. Notable guilty
pleas were as follows:

Megan Evans, age 38 of St. Joseph, pled guilty to three counts of distribution of schedule II drugs and possession of schedule IV drugs. She received a nine year prison sentence.

Dianna Hendrix, age 40 of Rayville pled guilty to possession of schedule II and schedule IV drugs and was sentence to four years in prison.

Tonya McFadden, age 36 of Monroe pled guilty to simple burglary and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Waylon Knott and Danielle Minter of Kentucky pled guilty to possession of a schedule II drug and were each sentence to three years in prison.

Lancaster stated that he was very thankful for the efforts of the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rayville Police Department and the Louisiana State Police. He also thanked Judge
Doughty and Judge Stephens for their work.

PRESS RELEASE – GRAND JURY MAY 30, 2017

Article posted June 5, 2017 at 2:50 PM

GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN RICHLAND PARISH INCLUDING THREE INDICTMENTS FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER
John “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported 23 indictments were returned during the May 30 grand jury session in Fifth District Court, Richland Parish.
Assistant District Attorneys Doug Wheeler and Amanda Wilkins represented the State of Louisiana and Judge James “Jimbo” Stephens presided over the proceedings. Indictments for First Degree Murder, three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Burglary were returned against Monteco Frost, Joshua Chisley and Quincy Hardiman. Ricky Boyer was indicted on Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Larry Brown, Jr. was indicted on Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

5TH DISTRICT FELONY PLEAS – RICHLAND PARISH

Article posted May 6, 2016 at 4:43 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the following felony pleas taken during recent sessions in Fifth District Court, Richland Parish. Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler represented the State of Louisiana. Over 30 pleas were accepted. Notable pleas are listed below.

Lancaster noted that not only were the criminal defendants held accountable for the crimes they commit but many of the cases were pretrial detainees at the Richland Parish Detention Center. By moving these cases to guilty pleas, the defendants who were ordered to serve prison time are now the supervision of the Louisiana Department of Corrections and no longer the expense of Richland Parish.

Hon. Terry A. Doughty, Judge

BRANDON MALONE, age 33 of Rayville pled guilty to distribution of heroin and of methamphetamine. He also pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Malone received a twenty year prison sentence.

DONOVAN HARRIS, age 23 of Mangham pled guilty to armed robbery of the U Pak it in Mangham in 2015. He will be sentenced on June 22, 2016 up to twenty years in prison.

MARCUS JOHNSON, age 17 of Rayville pled guilty to two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison with 4 years suspended. Upon release from prison he’ll be placed on five years felony probation and he was ordered to make full restitution to the victims.

TYRONE D. JOHNSON, age 32 of Rayville pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine. He will be sentenced on June 22, 2016 up to 23 years in prison.

LENORE KIE, age 50 of Delhi pled guilty to simple burglary of the Brookshire’s Grocery in Delhi. He received a five year prison sentence.

HAILY LONGORIA, age 24 of Mangham pled guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. She was sentenced to six years in prison.

BARRY WILLIAMS, age 36 of Rayville pled guilty to distribution of marijuana and was sentenced to five years in prison.

5th JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Article posted April 19, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that no charges would be filed by his office in the law officer involved shooting death of Schuylar Gunning which occurred on December 24, 2015, just south of Winnsboro on U.S. Hwy 425 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. Lancaster stated that Louisiana State Police conducted a thorough investigation of this incident. The investigation began the morning of the shooting and included interviewing more than 20 persons, (both law enforcement and civilian witnesses), studying the crime scene, collecting evidence, documenting the scene, taking photographs and measurements, reviewing radio, telephone and desk log records, obtaining cell phone GPS coordinates, reviewing autopsy and toxicology reports, obtaining and reviewing firearm and ballistic reports, and other investigative procedures. The investigation concluded on March 2, 2016. The State Police report was later submitted to the Fifth District Attorney’s Office for review and a decision on charges.

Lancaster reported that the investigative findings revealed that Schuylar Gunning left his parent’s home in Baton Rouge unannounced in their white jeep between 7:03 AM and 7:44 AM on Christmas Eve. Gunning drove northbound through the city limits of Winnsboro at a very high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, Gunning turned around and proceeded southbound back through Winnsboro city limits in an extremely reckless manner, speeding more than 80 miles per hour, and often crossing into the opposing lanes of traffic. Several motorists stated they had to take evasive actions to avoid colliding with Gunning’s vehicle. Law enforcement officers observed the erratic driving and began pursuit with lights and sirens. Gunning failed to yield for the pursuing officers, running several red lights, going around a road block, crossing the median into opposing traffic and proceeding recklessly through the crowded Christmas Eve traffic and an area where a large funeral was about to begin. He also rammed an occupied police vehicle and almost struck another officer on foot that had to jump out of the the way of Gunning’s vehicle to avoid being run over. Law enforcement officers forced his the vehicle off the highway on three occasions, gave verbal commands for Gunning to exit the vehicle, and attempted to shoot out the tires on the vehicle to disable the car. Despite these efforts, Gunning continued to operate the vehicle recklessly endangering the lives of the public, as well as the officers involved in his pursuit. Immediately after Gunning almost struck the officer and as he attempted to cross the median again, officers fired shots into the vehicle killing Gunning.

Lancaster stated that he and his assistant district attorney were notified that morning immediately after the shooting incident. Further, that it is standard procedure for the investigation reports to be forwarded to his office for review. He said after reviewing the report, interviewing witnesses, and examining the scene with investigative officers, he determined there was no reason to call for a grand jury as it was reasonable for the officers involved in the shooting to believe that Gunning’s actions would have caused grave injury and/or death unless the officers had taken the actions which they did that day.

Lancaster concluded: “My assistant D.A., Will Barham, my investigator, Owen Rockett, and I met with the parents of Schuylar Gunning prior to this public announcement to inform them of my decision that no criminal charges will be filed. That family has my deepest sympathies in the loss of their son and brother. This was an unfortunate incident that cost a young man his life. Law enforcement officers are often forced to make split second decisions in tense, uncertain and rapidly progressing circumstances. The officers’ conduct must be judged from their prospective of what was occurring in those split seconds at the scene and not with hindsight. I do not see any probable cause to seek criminal charges against any of the officers involved and am thankful none of the officers nor any other members of the public were killed or injured.”

FELONY PLEAS IN 5TH DISTRICT COURT – WEST CARROLL PARISH

Article posted February 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during recent sessions in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana.

December 8, 2015, Hon. Ann B. McIntyre, Judge

MICHAEL GLENN CRENSHAW, JR. pled guilty to Theft more than $750 but less than $50,000. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, suspended. He was immediately placed on active supervision under the direction of Louisiana Probation & Parole for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus cost of court and $250 to the Indigent Defender Board for cost of representation. The stolen items were recovered, therefore no restitution was ordered.

CHADERRICK OWENS entered a plea of guilty to two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was sentenced to serve 13 years and six months at hard labor on each count. He will be given credit for the time he has served since his arrest date of May 7, 2015. These sentences will run concurrent with the sentences previously imposed on his prior felony conviction.

MARILYN V. POWELL pled guilty to two counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse. She was sentenced to serve three years at hard labor with two being suspended. Upon her release from incarceration, she will be placed on active felony probation for a period of three years. She was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus cost and restitution in the amount of $1,429.32 to the victim. POWELL also pled guilty to Issuing Worthless Checks. She was sentenced to serve one year at hard labor to run concurrent with the previous sentence imposed. She was ordered to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $456.60 plus a fine of $200 and all fees and cost.

January 6, 2016, Hon. James M. Stephens, Judge

MARK JUNIOR PEVYTOE entered a guilty plea to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile under 13 years of age. He was sentenced to serve seven years at hard labor. Pevytoe will be required to continue his registration with the State of Louisiana as a Sex Offender.

NATALIE PIPPIN pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Theft. She was sentenced to serve three years at hard labor, suspended. She was placed on active felony probation for a period of three years. She was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost and restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,700.

AARON SMITH entered a guilty plea to Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. He was sentenced to serve three years at hard labor. Upon his release from prison he was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine plus cost of court as a condition of his parole.

CHARLES MICHAEL TRICHELL pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor with three and one-half years being suspended. Trichell also pled guilty to Battery of a Police Officer and was sentenced to serve 18 months at hard labor. Upon his release from incarceration, he was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost and will be supervised under the direction of Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole for a period of five years. His sentencing was deferred until March 9.

On January 11, JACKIE L. REYNOLDS pled guilty to the charge of Cruelty to Persons with Infirmities. He was sentenced to serve 10 years at hard labor, five of which were suspended. It was further ordered that he have no contact with the victim, by telephone or any other means. Upon his release from prison, he will be placed on felony probation for a period of five years.

January 27, 2016, Hon. Terry A. Doughty, Judge

DAVID ALEXANDER ESQUIVEL pled guilty to Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana to persons under age 18. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor with four years being suspended. Upon his release from incarceration, he is ordered to pay all cost of court and will be placed on supervised felony probation under the direction of Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole for a period of four years.

JOSHUA BRENT LOWREY pled guilty to Simple Burglary. He was sentenced to serve three years at hard labor, suspended. Lowrey also pled guilty to Violation of a Protective Order and was sentenced to serve 6 months , receiving credit for all time served. Upon his release from incarceration, he was ordered to pay a fine of $750 plus cost and will be under the supervision of Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole for a period of three years.

FELONY PLEAS IN 5TH DISTRICT COURT – NOVEMBER 2015

Article posted November 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM

FELONY PLEAS IN DISTRICT COURT

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during a recent court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana.

November 4, 2015, Hon. James M. Stephens, Judge

MICHAEL S. BASS pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, three of which were suspended. Upon his release from jail, he will be supervised under the direction of Louisiana Probation & Parole for a period of five years. An additional condition of his felony probation is that he enroll in and complete the 28 day rehabilitation program offered through Grace House. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus cost of court. Bass also pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance (Diazepam) and Obstruction of Justice. He was ordered to serve two years on each of these charges with credit for time served.

CHRISTY FELDHISER entered a plea of guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance. She was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor with three being suspended. Upon her release from incarceration she will be placed on five years active supervised probation and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus cost.

GUNNER GREEN pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, suspended. Green was placed on five years active supervised felony probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus cost.

LARRY GREGORY entered a guilty plea to Distribution of Marijuana. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, suspended. He was placed on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 plus cost of court and restitution to West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $80.

BEVERLY HEGWOOD pled guilty to Issuing Worthless Checks valued $1,500 or more. She was sentenced to serve six months, suspended and placed on probation for one year. She was ordered to pay a $500 fine plus cost and restitution in the amount of $2,626 to the victim.

November 18, 2015, Hon. Terry A. Doughty, Judge

ANDREW MILES BLACKMON, JR. entered a guilty plea to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile under 13 years of age. He was sentenced to serve ten years at hard labor, five were suspended. Upon his release from jail, he will be on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 plus all cost of court. Blackmon will be required to register with the State of Louisiana as a Sex Offender.

TANGIE HONEYCUTT CHOP pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). She was sentenced to serve two years at hard labor, suspended. She was placed on active felony probation for a period of three years. As an additional condition of her probation, she will be required to enroll in and complete the 5th Judicial District Drug Court Program. Chop was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost.

TRACY A. MURPHY entered a guilty plea to Monetary Instrument Abuse. She was sentenced to serve three years at hard labor, suspended. She will be on active felony probation for a period of three years and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine plus cost of court.

BRANDON WARD pled guilty to two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was sentenced to serve twelve years at hard labor on each count. He will be given credit for the time he has served since his arrest date. These sentences will run concurrent with the sentences previously imposed on his prior felony convictions.

30 YEAR SENTENCE HANDED DOWN FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND KIDNAPPING

Article posted November 20, 2015 at 5:12 PM

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster advised that on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Derrick L. Rose of Winnsboro was sentenced to thirty years in prison for the April 2014 kidnapping and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend and their four year old daughter.

On April 4, 2014, Rose confronted the two victims at an apartment complex in Monroe as they were leaving to go to school. Rose blocked the victims’ vehicle as she attempted to leave the parking lot. He produced a gun and demanded the keys to her car. He got into the vehicle with Zeno and their minor child. At that time, Rose told his ex-girlfriend that he was taking their child to his mother’s house in Winnsboro and then he was going to kill her.

Law enforcement was notified after Rose forced her to call into work to tell her supervisor that she was not coming in that day. Monroe Police Department, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office were put on alert. Rose, his ex-girlfriend and their minor child were found on a dirt road off of McMillian Road in Richland Parish, Rose had parked the car in that location once he learned that law enforcement was looking for him.

As Lt. John Flowers of the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and Agent John Miller of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries approached the vehicle, Rose attempted to shoot his ex-girlfriend in the head. She ducked her head at the last second and he missed. She grabbed the barrel of the gun and was shot through the hand as they wrestled for control of the gun. She managed to take the gun from Rose and throw it out the window of the car. Rose was taken into custody at that time.

A Richland Parish jury found Rose guilty of attempted second degree murder and two counts of second degree kidnapping on August 19, 2015. Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler prosecuted the case and Judge James M. Stephens presided.

FELONY PLEAS IN DISTRICT COURT OCTOBER  2015

Article posted November 20, 2015 at 5:08 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during a recent court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana.

October 7, 2015, Hon. Terry A. Doughty, Judge

PETER JOHN BARBER, JR. pled guilty to Residential Contractor Fraud in a value more than $1,500 and was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, four were suspended. Upon his release from incarceration, Barber will be placed on active supervised probation for a period of three years as well as pay a $2,000 fine plus court cost and pay full restitution to the victim in the amount of $3,890.00 as well as all other felony probation fees.

RAYNARD L. BRADFORD entered a plea of guilty to Public Intimidation. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor with three being suspended. Upon his release he will be placed on five years active supervised probation and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost. Bradford also pled guilty to Resisting an Officer and Battery of a Police Officer and was sentenced to serve an additional six month sentence on each of those charges.

HENRY HICKMAN pled guilty to Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Hydrocodone). He was sentenced to serve two years at hard labor, suspended. Hickman was placed on two years active supervised felony probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine plus cost.

JOHNNY WALKER LIRETTE entered a guilty plea to Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). He was sentenced to serve ten years at hard labor, six were suspended. Upon his release from jail, he will be on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 plus cost of court and the cash recovered at the time of his arrest was ordered forfeited to West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office.

AMOS WILLIAM MERCER pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage to Property valued at more than $500 but less than $50,000. He was sentenced to serve two years at hard labor, suspended. He was placed on two years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus cost. Mercer was ordered to make full restitution to the victim in this case, Oak Grove Inn & Suites, in the amount of $6,510.

KEVIN WAYNE NISSEN pled guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, four suspended. He was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus cost. In addition to the standard conditions of felony probation, Nissen was ordered to stay away from the victim and her family and he will be required to register as a sex offender according to law.

October 21, 2015, Hon. Ann B. McIntyre, Judge

CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER entered a guilty plea on September 2, 2015to Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. He was sentenced on October 21, 2015 to serve six years at hard labor, four were suspended. Upon his release from jail, he will be on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 plus all cost of court.

MICHAEL D. CALLOWAY pled guilty to Simple Burglary. He was sentenced to serve six years at hard labor which will run concurrent with a previous felony conviction in which he was sentenced to serve for a period of five years at hard labor. As a condition of his parole, he will be required to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost. He received credit for time served since his date of arrest on May 28, 2015.

MARK D. FREEMAN entered a guilty plea to Manufacture/Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine). He was sentenced to serve four years at hard labor, three were suspended. Upon his release from jail, he will be on active felony probation for a period of three years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost of court and restitution in the amount of $340 to West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office. A special condition of his probation is that he enroll and complete the 5th Judicial District Drug Court Program.

LEON RUFFIN pled guilty to Public Intimidation. He was sentenced to serve five years at hard labor, all five were suspended. He was immediately placed on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost of court.

CODY LEE POLLOCK entered a guilty plea to Distribution of Marijuana on September 2, 2015. He was sentenced on October 21, 2015 to serve twelve years at hard labor, seven were suspended. Upon his release from incarceration, he will be placed on active felony probation for a period of five years. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 plus cost of court and restitution in the amount of $60 to West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

A WINNSBORO MAN WAS CONVICTED OF KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED MURDER AUGUST 19 IN RICHLAND PARISH.

Article posted August 31, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Derrick L. Rose, 30, of Winnsboro, was convicted of attempted second degree murder and two counts of second degree kidnapping in connection with the April 4, 2014 kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend and their four-year-old daughter. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 7. The maximum sentence for attempted second degree murder is 50 years while each count of kidnapping carries a sentence of up to 40 years.

Judge James Stephen presided over the case with District Attorney Mack Lancaster and Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler prosecuting. The jury consisted of eight women and four men.

“I’d like to compliment lead prosecutor Doug Wheeler for his excellent work in his prosecution of this case,” Lancaster said.

Rose kidnapped the two in Monroe on April 4. Police were able to learn his general location by pinging the victim’s cell phone. Authorities then began to search the area southwest of Mangham. At approximately 10:35 a.m., Richland Parish Sheriff’s Lt. John Flowers along with Wildlife Agent John Miller located the vehicle on a turn row just off of McMillan Road. As they approached the vehicle, they heard gunshots, and observed the suspect and victim exit the vehicle at which time the suspect was subdued and taken into custody. The victim was transported from the scene by MedLife Ambulance for treatment of a gunshot wound to her hand, and the child victim was taken to family by deputies.

“It could have been a really bad situation,” Lancaster said. “I’m proud of the actions of officers John Flowers and John Miller and their cool, calm professionalism in a very tense and dangerous situation.”

Office Locations

  • District Attorney John M. Lancaster
    PO Box 805 • Oak Grove, LA 71263
    318.428.3219 • da@fifthda.org
  • Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office
    6568 Main St, 2nd Flr • Winnsboro, LA 71295
    318.435.3386 • franklin@fifthda.org
    Located in Franklin Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • Richland Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 417 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.3166 • richland@fifthda.org
    Located in Richland Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • West Carroll Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 1209 • Oak Grove, LA 71269
    318.428.3213 • westcarroll@fifthda.org
    Located in West Carroll Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor

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