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...Read more
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
A joint investigation by members of the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, the La. State Police Special Victims Unit, and the FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in the arrest of Everardo Perez Valencia, age 22, of West Monroe, La. The investigation stemmed from a cyber-tip...Read more