Category Archives: Press Release

Investigation Leads to Arrest for Narcotics and Stolen Property Posession

A month long investigation into stolen property and illegal narcotics has led to the arrest of Byron Castor, 34, of West Monroe.  Information developed during this investigation indicated Castor was trading illegal narcotics for property.  It is believed the majority of the property is related to burglaries and thefts in...
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Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Potential Drowning Victim

On June 28th, while off-duty, Deputy Jonathan Hankins heard screaming coming from the pool area of an apartment complex.  While responding to that area, he was advised someone was drowning in the pool.  Arriving at the pool, he observed the young female victim completely submerged in the water.  Deputy Hankins...
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Warrant Issued for Arson

 UPDATE June 24, 2014:   The suspect, Steven Casey Morris, was located in Union Parish by Union Parish authorities and arrested on their charges.  A detainer on the charge of Arson has been placed on the suspect by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steven...
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Hit & Run Driver Sought

 UPDATE June 24, 2014:   Further investigation has led to the identity and arrest of the driver involved in this accident.  John Wesley McCarty, age 63 of West Monroe has been charged Hit and Run .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies are currently investigating a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred...
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Man Arrested for Cruelty to Juvenile – Following Burns to Child

An investigation involving severe burns to a 2 year old victim has resulted in the arrest of a Monroe man.  Jonathan D. Wilson, age 23, has been charged with one count of Cruelty to a Juvenile.  Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators believe the victim received severe burns in a bathtub of hot...
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