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Suspect Arrested on Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges

On December 15th, 2014, Ouachita Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a large group fighting on Cotton Bayou Drive in Monroe.  Investigation revealed someone had discharged a weapon during the incident.  Two injured parties later came to a local hospital for treatment.  One had a blunt trauma head injury...
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Sheriff Russell Offers Safety Tips for Homes During the Holiday Season

  Sheriff Jay Russell reminds everyone not to let the rush and excitement of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home from potential criminals. Sheriff Russell and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer the following tips that can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during...
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Suspect Arrested for 3 Cts. of Attempted Murder

Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of someone attempting to shoot another person at a residence on Vancil Road in West Monroe at approximately 0840 hrs. November 2, 2014. Upon arrival, Deputies were able to determine the suspect, David Arthur Smith, age 49, of West Monroe had committed an...
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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Armed Robbery of Credit Union-Suspect Arrested

UPDATE November 6, 2014:  Robbery Suspect Booked on Additional Charges The ongoing investigation into the robbery of Centric Federal Credit Union that occurred on October 29th, 2014 has resulted in additional charges being placed on the suspect charged in the robbery.   Byron McCoy was previously charged with the robbery and is...
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