Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest 4 on Second Degree Murder Charges

As the result of an investigation of a missing person report filed March 2, 2015, Ouachita Parish Investigators have arrested four suspects on Second Degree Murder charges.  Phillip A. Soignier, age 20, was reported missing to the sheriff’s office March 2nd.  The subsequent investigation revealed Soignier was the apparent victim...
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Ouachita Deputies Clear Business Burglary with Arrest

Early Monday morning, March 2, 2015, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a business in northwestern Ouachita Parish.  As a result, Zebulon Paul Gentry, age 36, Rayville, LA, has been arrested and charged with 1 count of Simple Burglary.   Responding deputies observed a vehicle leaving the business location of...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Shooting

On February 27, 2015 at approximately 8:00 a.m.,  the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting incident in the 1100 block of Swartz Fairbanks Road.  Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found two victims with gunshot wounds.  Both victims have been transported to a Shreveport hospital for treatment...
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West Monroe Resident Arrested for Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor

On February 27, 2015, members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Louisiana State Police, and the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant of a residence in West Monroe.  As a result, John David Owen, age 28, of West Monroe was arrested. The...
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Ouachita Correctional Center Institutes Video-based Visitation Program

Two distinct issues affect jails nationwide: recidivism and contraband.  Recidivism costs taxpayers who have to house inmates who have already been through the criminal justice system, in many cases, several times before.  Contraband, such as illegal drugs, transforms a normally controlled environment into an unstable one, causing safety issues for...
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