On October 7, 2013 the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated an armed robbery that occurred at the Hwy 15 U-Pak-It on Winnsboro Rd. in Monroe, LA. Witnesses confirmed that a suspect armed with a handgun entered the business and demanded money from the attendants. The suspect fired the weapon at an attendant and fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money.
On October 24, 2013 OPSO Investigators secured an arrest warrant for Charles Ladarren Owens, 30yo of Monroe, for one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm with total bond set at $150,000.00.
In the early morning hours of October 25th, the OPSO SWAT Team assisted with the investigation by executing two search warrants that produced intelligence of Owens whereabouts. The OPSO Warrants Division with the assistance of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, located Owens and placed him under arrest. Owens was booked into the Lincoln Detention Center and transferred to the Ouachita Correctional Center.
Sheriff Jay Russell would like to thank all of the deputies that contributed to this case for their hard work.