Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

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Sheriff William Earl Hilton

On March 27th, 2019, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred in...
06/05/2019

On March 27th, 2019, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred in the Boyce area. Deputies took the initial report and Detectives were assigned the case for the follow up investigation. Detectives identified Alexis Renea Blakely, 25, of the 1500 block of Lena Flatwoods Road, Lena and Robert Michael Benjamin Boyd, 36 of the 9000 Block of La Highway 1, Lena as suspects. Through their investigation, including interviews of the victims at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations. Warrants were granted for Blakely’s arrest in reference to (6) Six Counts - Child Desertion.

On April 22nd, Blakely was taken into custody without incident in reference to her warrants and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Later the same day, she was released after posting a $3,000 bond.

Detectives continued their investigation and sufficient probable cause was established that supported the original allegations levied against Boyd. Warrants were granted for Boyd’s arrest in reference to (4) Four Counts – Trafficking of Children For Sexual Purposes; Victim Under the Age of 13, (4) Four Counts – Molestation of a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13, (4) Four Counts - Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13, (4) Four Counts - Obstruction of Justice, and (1) One Count - Indecent Behavior with Juveniles; Victim Under the Age of 13.

On June 4th, a search warrant was executed at Boyd’s residence. Items of evidence were collected and Boyd was taken into custody. He was later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to his respective arrest warrants. Boyd currently remains at the detention center in lieu of posting a $380,000 bond.

Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

Arrestee:
Robert Michael Benjamin Boyd, 36
9082 Hwy North Lena, LA

Charge(s):
(4) Four Counts – Trafficking of Children For Sexual Purposes;
Victim Under the Age of 13
(4) Four Counts – Molestation of a Juvenile;
Victim Under the Age of 13
(4) Four Counts - Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13
(4) Four Counts - Obstruction of Justice
(1) One Count - Indecent Behavior with Juveniles
Victim Under the Age of 13
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Arrestee:
Alexis Renea Blakely, 25
1500 block of Lena Flatwoods Road Lena, LA

Charge:
(6) Six Counts - Child Desertion

As we begin our summer and families hit the road for vacations, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to remi...
05/29/2019

As we begin our summer and families hit the road for vacations, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to remind motorists to buckle up as part of our Click It or Ticket Campaign. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe as you travel, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announces the receipt of a grant through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement targeting the general seatbelt use during this campaign.

This phase of enforcement began on May 20th and will continue through June 2nd, 2019. Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the summer vacation season and was one of the heaviest travelled holidays of the year to date. Additional deputies were assigned to patrol the roadways of Rapides Parish, during the extended holiday weekend. The deputies were tasked concentrate on occupant protection and safety belt use.

As the campaign continues, Deputies will be concentrating on seatbelt use as well as child passenger safety enforcement. Children under the age of 6 years or less than 60 lbs. must be in a child restraint system or booster seat that is age and size appropriate, in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. Children 6 to 12 years of age must be restrained by a lap belt, shoulder harness or an appropriate child safety or booster seat according to their age / size.

Deputies will also be on the lookout for impaired drivers, as well as distracted drivers with cell phones and texting. Sometimes the mixture of prescription drugs and alcohol can increase the impaired effect a driver may experience behind the wheel and that should be avoided. Buzzed driving IS impaired driving. Always have a designated driver.

Remember, wear your seatbelt and drive defensively and not distracted. The life you save may be your own or your loved ones.

On May 17th, 2019, Agents assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division concluded an invest...
05/21/2019

On May 17th, 2019, Agents assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division concluded an investigation at 67 Jess Perry Road Sieper, Louisiana. Agents initially received complaints of suspected narcotics activity at the residence and initiated an investigation. Sufficient probable cause was established that supported the initial complaints and a search warrant was granted for the residence. During the execution of the warrant, Agents located suspected methamphetamine, digital scales that are commonly used in the distribution of illegal drugs, and numerous pipes that are commonly used for smoking methamphetamine. The owner of the residence Michael Carl Harper, 48, informed Agents the illegal drugs belonged to him and denied any involvement of other subjects found at the home. Harper was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Possession of CDS II with intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released later that day after posting a $5,500.00 bond.

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Arrestee:
Michael Carl Harper, 48
67 Jess Perry Rd Sieper, LA

Charge:
Possession of CDS II with intent to Distribute
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

UPDATE    UPDATE    UPDATEAs their investigation continued yesterday, Corrections Security Investigators, Detectives and...
05/21/2019

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

As their investigation continued yesterday, Corrections Security Investigators, Detectives and members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force located two suspects who allegedly assisted Glynn Jerrod McCoy following his escape. The suspects Akaysious Shante’ Stevenson, 24, of 2119 Wettermark Street Alexandria and Maikeika Dominique Governor, 26, of 2509 Culpepper Road Apt. #19 Alexandria were taken into custody without incident. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Accessory After the Fact and Obstruction of Justice. Stevenson and Governor are currently being detained at the detention Center and bonds have yet to be set in reference to their respective charges. Stevenson was also arrested in reference to an unrelated Contempt of Court warrant through the 9th Judicial District Court.

Correction Security states their investigation is still ongoing. Glynn Jerrod McCoy is considered an escapee and anyone assisting McCoy will be charged accordingly.

If anyone has seen Glynn Jerrod McCoy or has any information as to his whereabouts, you are asked to call the RPSO Main Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

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Arrestee:

Akaysious Shante’ Stevenson, 24
2119 Wettermark Street, Alexandria, LA

Charges:

Accessory After the Fact
Obstruction of Justice
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Arrestee:

Maikeika Dominique Governor, 26
2509 Culpepper Road Apt. #19, Alexandria, LA

Charges:

Accessory After the Fact
Obstruction of Justice

Last night at approximately 10:00 pm, an inmate who was being detained, at the Rapides Detention Center #2, escaped.  Ac...
05/20/2019

Last night at approximately 10:00 pm, an inmate who was being detained, at the Rapides Detention Center #2, escaped.

According to initial reports, Glynn Jerrod McCoy, 33, was being detained at the Detention Center, located on Allison Drive in reference to serving time related to a previous conviction, as well as in lieu of posting bond on several pre-trial charges. Following the nightly head count McCoy was discovered missing.

Corrections Security Investigators responded to the scene and initiated their investigation. Members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force are also assisting in the search.

McCoy is described as a black male, 33 years of age. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

McCoy has previous convictions for burglary. He was currently being detained on pre-trial charges in reference to Possession CDS II, Illegal Carry of a Weapon with Drugs, Firearm Possessed by Felon, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Simple Burglary, and Home Invasion. McCoy has no prior convictions of violent charges and is not considered dangerous at this time. However, McCoy is considered an escapee and anyone assisting McCoy will be charged accordingly.

If anyone has seen Glynn Jerrod McCoy or has any information as to his whereabouts, you are asked to call the RPSO Main Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

WANTED: Glynn Jerrod McCoy, 33
FOR Black Male 5’ 7”, 125 pounds
SIMPLE last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans
ESCAPE

On May 6th, 2019, Deputies assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division conducted an inves...
05/10/2019

On May 6th, 2019, Deputies assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division conducted an investigation at a local Alexandria motel and subsequently recovered a stolen vehicle reported through the Alexandria Police Department. While completing paperwork to release the vehicle deputies observed a small Honda Civic approach their location. The driver of the Civic stopped abruptly and began to back away. Suspicious of their actions, Deputies stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Arianna Nicole Baines, 24, of 1293 Hwy 492, Colfax, Louisiana. While speaking with the Baines, the Deputies detected the odor of marijuana. Baines admitted that she had marijuana in her possession and showed it to deputies. The passenger, Dereck Darnell Taylor Jr., 25, of 3308 Laurel Street, Alexandria was then asked to exit the vehicle. As a deputy opened the vehicle door, Taylor pulled a 9mm pistol from his pocket. The Deputy quickly disarmed and handcuffed Taylor prior to his removal from the vehicle. When searched, Taylor was found to be in possession of (5) Five bags of suspected marijuana, (51) Fifty-One Xanax tablets and (20) Twenty small bags of suspected Methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed that Taylor is a convicted Felon who is currently on Parole with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections. Taylor was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked in reference to Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS IV with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with Drugs, and Parole Violation. Taylor is currently being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a $6,500 bond and a Parole Violation. Arianna Baines was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS I and released at the scene.

Arrestee:
Arianna Nicole Baines, 24
1293 Hwy 492, Colfax, La.
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Arrestee:
Dereck Darnell Taylor Jr, 25
3308 Laurel St., Alexandria, La.

Charges:
Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute
Possession of CDS II with Intent to Distribute
Possession of CDS IV with Intent to Distribute
Possession of a Concealed Weapon
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of a Firearm with Drugs
Parole Violation

UPDATE        UPDATE               UPDATEBRANDY BELL has been located and is ok. We want to thank all of our Facebook fo...
05/09/2019

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

BRANDY BELL has been located and is ok. We want to thank all of our Facebook followers and our media partners for their assistance in this case.

On April 22nd, 2019, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred in...
05/09/2019

On April 22nd, 2019, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred in the Boyce area. Deputies took the initial report and Detectives were assigned the case for the follow up investigation. Detectives identified Nathan Lynn Adams, 32, Katie Jo Harkins, 28, and Donald Adams Jr., 56, all of the 100 block of Dewil Cemetery Road, Boyce as suspects. Through their investigation, including interviews of the victims at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations. Warrants were granted for Donald’s and Nathan’s arrest in reference to Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13, and Indecent Behavior with Juveniles; Victim Under the Age of 13. Warrants were also granted for Katie’s arrest in reference to Obstruction of Justice and Criminal Conspiracy. Both of Katie’s warrants are related to Donald’s and Nathan’s sexually based offenses. On May 8th, all three suspects were taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Later the same day, Katie was released after posting a $1,000 bond. Donald currently remains at the detention center in lieu of posting a $100,000 bond. Nathan is also being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a $100,000 bond and a probation violation.

Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

Arrestee:
Donald Adams Jr., 56
100 Block of Dewil Cemetery Road Boyce, LA

Charge:
Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13
Indecent Behavior with Juveniles; Victim Under the Age of 13
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Arrestee:
Nathan Lynn Adams, 32 and Katie Jo Harkins, 28
100 Block of Dewil Cemetery Road Boyce, LA

Charge:
Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13
Indecent Behavior with Juveniles; Victim Under the Age of 13
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Katie Jo Harkins, 28
100 Block of Dewil Cemetery Road Boyce, LA

Charge:
Obstruction of Justice
Criminal Conspiracy

On May 6th 2019, Detectives assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division conducted an inve...
05/09/2019

On May 6th 2019, Detectives assigned to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Metro Narcotics Division conducted an investigation at 147 Joy Lane Pineville, Louisiana. Detectives received several complaints of possible narcotics activity at the residence. During their investigation a green truck was observed parked on the shoulder of the roadway near the residence, with a small child inside. Detectives also observed a white male, later identified as Joseph Gordon Cheatwood, 44 of 147 Joy Lane, pacing in the middle of the roadway. Contact was made with Cheatwood, who appeared to be under the influence of Methamphetamines due to his erratic body movements, dilated pupils and nervous behavior. As Detectives patted Cheatwood down for officer safety, suspected Methamphetamine was discovered on Cheatwood’s person. While speaking with Cheatwood Detectives learned he was awaiting the arrival of a second child, via a school bus. Cheatwood was placed under arrest in reference to Obstruction of a Roadway, Illegal Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Minor and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Schedule II. Detectives remained at scene until the second child arrived and both children were released to an adult family member. Cheatwood was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and later released on May 8th after posting a $2,500 bond.

Arrestee:
Joseph Gordon Cheatwood, 44
147 Joy Lane Pineville, La.

Charges:
Obstruction of a Roadway
Possession of CDS II
Illegal Use of a CDS In The Presence of a Minor

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, BRANDY BEL...
05/08/2019

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway juvenile, BRANDY BELL.

Brandy is a 16 year old black female with black hair and brown eyes. Brandy is 5’ 9” tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

On May 7th, 2019, Brandy was reported missing from the 5200 Block of Old Boyce Road in Alexandria. Brandy was last seen on Monday May 6th at approximately 11 pm. Brandy may be in the area of Sycamore Street or Cabana Mobile Estates, both located in Alexandria. If anyone has seen or has information about Brandy Bell, they are ask to contact your local law Enforcement agency or the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700 or the RPSO Juvenile Detectives at 318-473-6727.

On May 1st, 2019, Deputies and Detectives responded to a report of terrorizing that occurred in the Alexandria area.  Wh...
05/07/2019

On May 1st, 2019, Deputies and Detectives responded to a report of terrorizing that occurred in the Alexandria area. While taking the initial report, the victim stated William Overton Blacksher III, 50, of 963 Bayou Trace Drive Alexandria, made numerous threats to harm the victim, the victim’s family, and the victim’s church congregation. Blacksher allegedly expressed his willingness to use a firearm to fulfill his threats. Detectives initiated their investigation and sufficient probable cause was established that supported the victim’s allegations. Detectives obtained a warrant for Blacksher’s arrest in reference to Terrorizing. Soon after, Deputies and Detectives in conjunction with members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force located Blacksher at his residence on Bayou Trace Drive. Blacksher was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Terrorizing and an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant. Blacksher is currently being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a $27,500.00 bond.

Arrestee:
William Overton Blacksher III, 50
963 Bayou Trace Drive Alexandria, LA

Charges:
Terrorizing
Contempt of Court

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