Category Archives: Press Release

Sheriff Russell Warns of Computer Software Scam

A local business was recently the victim of a computer ransom-ware scam.  The scam is a variation of the Crypto Wall scam, where the suspect infects the victim’s computer with a virus.  The virus then encrypts all of the victim’s files and forces the victim to pay money to get...
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Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest 4 on Second Degree Murder Charges

UPDATE 3/19/2015:  A sixth suspect has been arrested today as a result of the ongoing investigation of this case.  Justin W. Rhodes, age 38, West Monroe, has been booked in OCC on a warrant charging him with  second degree murder.  The warrant was issued after evidence developed in the investigation indicating...
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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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