Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

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Sheriff William Earl Hilton

Today the Faculty and Staff of Tioga Elementary School surprised our Deputies at the Tioga Substation with a beautiful a...
05/05/2020

Today the Faculty and Staff of Tioga Elementary School surprised our Deputies at the Tioga Substation with a beautiful arrangement of snacks. Attached was a card that read…“We thank you for continuing to serve our community during these uncertain times. We appreciate what you do EVERY DAY!” Thank you to all who were involved with the preparation and delivery of this wonderful sign of appreciation.

We would also like to take a moment to thank the Faculty and Staff at all of our schools in Rapides Parish for everything they do in support of our children. Tom Brokaw once said “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” Thank you for making a difference in our children’s lives.

Recently Axon Enterprise, Inc. offered to provide our office, as well as other law enforcement agencies throughout the U...
05/04/2020

Recently Axon Enterprise, Inc. offered to provide our office, as well as other law enforcement agencies throughout the Unite States with P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment). Axon Enterprise, Inc., is a Scottsdale, Arizona based company that develops a variety of technology and equipment for both law enforcement and civilians. Axon expressed their appreciation for all first responders and their selfless acts to keep our communities safe. Please assist us by thanking Axon Enterprise, Inc. for providing our parish with this equipment. These items will further assist in protecting Deputies throughout our communities.

#gotyoucovered and #Axon

Today our Deputies would like to take a moment and thank “Domino's Pizza” for the wonderful meal they provided to our of...
05/04/2020

Today our Deputies would like to take a moment and thank “Domino's Pizza” for the wonderful meal they provided to our office. We are appreciate their generosity and support of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as all of Cenla's Heroes.

On April 29th, 2019, Deputies responded to a theft complaint in the 200 block of Hagan Drive located in Tioga.  The comp...
05/02/2020

On April 29th, 2019, Deputies responded to a theft complaint in the 200 block of Hagan Drive located in Tioga. The complainant advised a vehicle belonging to a local area business had been stolen from the residence. While at the scene, Deputies received information related to the vehicle’s location. Following a brief search, Deputies located the vehicle behind a business on MacArthur Drive in Alexandria. The vehicle appeared to be undamaged, but several items that it originally contained were stolen.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene, where they initiated their investigation. During their investigation, Alvin Pickett, 37, of Alexandria, Clint Norris Ducote, 22, of Pineville, Vance Paul Manuel Jr., 45, of Alexandria, and Jolena Kay Dubea Cunningham, 43, of Pineville were developed as suspects. Soon after, Detectives located Pickett near his residence in the 2400 Block of Enterprise Road. Probable cause was established and Pickett was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. Picket was released the following day after posting a $5,000 Bond.

Warrants were granted for Ducote’s, Manuel’s, and Cunningham’s arrest in reference to Simple Burglary, Theft $5,000 - $25,000, Unauthorized Use of a Moveable, and Felony Criminal Conspiracy. The vehicle believed to have been utilized to facilitate some of the crimes was B.O.L.O. (Be On Look Out For) through local law enforcement agencies. At approximately 9 P.M., Deputies located the vehicle on North Bolton Avenue where Ducote, Manuel, and Cunningham were taken into custody. All three were booked into the parish detention center in reference to their warrants. Ducote, Manuel, and Cunningham remain at the detention center in lieu of each posting their individual bonds set at $20,000.

Following Ducote’s, Manuel’s, and Cunningham’s arrest, Detectives received information which lead to the recovery of the stolen items taken from the work vehicle.

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Arrestee:
Alvin Pickett, 37
2417 Enterprise Road Alexandria, LA

Charge:
One Count – Illegal Possession of Stolen Things
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Arrestee:
Clint Norris Ducote, 22
6257 Clark Circle Pineville, LA

Charge:
One Count – Simple Burglary
One Count – Theft $5,000 - $25,000
One Count – Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
One Count - Felony Criminal Conspiracy
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Arrestee:
Vance Paul Manuel Jr., 45
6616 Fourth Street Alexandria, LA

Charge:
One Count – Simple Burglary
One Count – Theft $5,000 - $25,000
One Count – Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
One Count - Felony Criminal Conspiracy
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Arrestee:
Jolena Kay Dubea Cunningham, 43
4868 Louisiana Highway 28 East (Lot #12) Pineville, LA

Charge:
One Count – Simple Burglary
One Count – Theft $5,000 - $25,000
One Count – Unauthorized Use of a Moveable
One Count - Felony Criminal Conspiracy

On April 30th, 2020, Deputies and Detectives responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of Shadow Wo...
05/01/2020

On April 30th, 2020, Deputies and Detectives responded to a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of Shadow Wood Drive located in the Boyce area. While gathering information, Deputies were contacted by additional victims. They reported items stolen from their respective residences during the same time frame as the initial complaint. As the investigation progressed, Andrew Steven Myles, 21, of Boyce was developed as a suspect. After taking the initial reports, Deputies and Detectives located Myles at his residence located in the 100 block of David Burns Road Boyce. While at the residence probable cause was established and items of evidence were collected that supported the allegations. Myles was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center. There Myles was booked in reference to One Count – Aggravated Burglary, One Count – Simple Burglary, Two Counts – Theft Under $1,000, One Count – Criminal Damage to Property, Four Counts – Criminal Trespassing, One Count – Criminal Mischief. Myles was also booked in reference to several unrelated contempt of court warrants issued through the 9th Judicial District Court. Myles is currently being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a $24,000.00 bond.

Arrestee:
Andrew Steven Myles, 21
41 David Burns Road Boyce, La

Charge(s):
One Count – Aggravated Burglary
One Count – Simple Burglary
Two Counts – Theft Under $1,000
One Count – Criminal Damage to Property
Four Counts – Criminal Trespassing
One Count – Criminal Mischief

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office's cover photo
05/01/2020

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office's cover photo

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office's cover photo
05/01/2020

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office's cover photo

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Sheriff Mark Wood takes the oath of office this morning as Sheriff of Rapides Parish...

This morning Sheriff Mark Wood was sworn in as the Sheriff of Rapides Parish. Also sworn in were Chief Deputy Michael Jo...
04/30/2020

This morning Sheriff Mark Wood was sworn in as the Sheriff of Rapides Parish. Also sworn in were Chief Deputy Michael Jones and Asst. Chief Deputy Robert Beauregard. The oath was administered by Judge John C. Davidson on the courthouse steps. Though current events limited attendance local dignitaries, judges, spiritual leaders, family, friends, sheriff’s office employees and media affiliates came out to support Sheriff Wood on this important day. Sheriff Wood expressed he is truly humbled by the trust and support instilled into him by the fine citizens of our parish.

On Monday, April 27th, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stabbing that occurred in the 100 block of Treasure Trail...
04/28/2020

On Monday, April 27th, 2020, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a stabbing that occurred in the 100 block of Treasure Trail located in the Cotile area. According to witnesses, the suspect Jason Chad Smith, 50, engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim. During the altercation, Smith allegedly brandished a knife and stabbed the victim. Detectives as well as Crime Scene Investigators responded and initiated an investigation. During the course of the investigation, sufficient probable cause was established, which supported the allegations.

Later the same day, a search warrant was granted and executed at Smith’s residence located on Treasure Trail. During the search a firearm was discovered. The firearm along with other items of evidence, that supported the initial allegations, was collected. Smith, who is a convicted felon and at his residence when Deputies initially arrived, was taken into custody without incident. He was later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm By a Convicted Felon. Smith is currently being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a $270,000.00 bond.

The victim was transported to a local area hospital and is in stable condition.

Arrestee:
Jason Chad Smith, 50
84 Treasure Trail Boyce, LA

Charges:
Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Possession of a Firearm By a Convicted Felon

Today our Deputies enjoyed an incredible home cooked meal provided by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker...
04/27/2020

Today our Deputies enjoyed an incredible home cooked meal provided by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union #576. Several pans of Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya were personally delivered by union members Darrell Lavesphere and Matt Rachal. Thank you I.B.E.W. for the wonderful meal. Your continued support of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as all of Cenla's Heroes is greatly appreciated.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to express our sincere condolences to the Officers, Employees and Familie...
04/27/2020

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to express our sincere condolences to the Officers, Employees and Families of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

“When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation.” - Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder

We ask that everyone will continue to lift these Officers and their Families up in prayer. An Officer lost his life in the line of duty and another is fighting for his life, in the midst of today’s tragic events.

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
04/24/2020

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

🚨ATTENTION🚨

The statewide burn ban issued 3/25 is LIFTED effective IMMEDIATELY!

Please remain aware of and compliant with any local restrictions on open burning and follow DEQ’s guidance on legal open burning materials:https://deq.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/About_LDEQ/enviroschool/BurningPresentation_2019_Update.pdf

Please also be sure to follow safe open burning practices.

Thank you to everyone who cooperated in order to be considerate of your neighbors who are spending more time at home due to #COVID19!

On Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, Deputies responded to a Burglary that occurred, in the Alexandria area. During their inve...
04/22/2020

On Wednesday April 22nd, 2020, Deputies responded to a Burglary that occurred, in the Alexandria area. During their investigation, Detectives obtained security surveillance, which yielded a person of interest. Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this person.

If anyone has seen or has information about this person, you are asked to contact Detective Chris Beaubouef at 318-473-6727, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700, or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

Today our Deputies enjoyed a wonderful lunch, provided by Beki Martin owner of Along Came Beki Catering and the American...
04/21/2020

Today our Deputies enjoyed a wonderful lunch, provided by Beki Martin owner of Along Came Beki Catering and the American Legion Post 3, located on Rapides Avenue in Alexandria.

Beki, a former Chef at a major hotel in Guam, returned to the Alexandria area with her family after living abroad. Together they began their catering business with a small kitchen and an ad in a local newspaper. Beki’s initial order was from a local lady who was caring for her 86 year old husband. She was in need of two meals prepared and delivered daily. Though Beki was concerned that preparing only two meals a day may not be profitable, she agreed to help the couple. In the following days, Beki was blessed with additional orders from the Alexandria / Pineville area. Her catering business has flourished preparing a daily menu, Monday through Friday.

Becki reminds us that just one small random act of kindness can make a huge impression on someone’s future.

Thank you Along Came Beki Catering, American Legion Post 3, and all who helped prepare this wonderful meal.

On Sunday April 19th, 2020, Deputies responded to take a report of theft that occurred, in the Tioga area.  Detectives a...
04/21/2020

On Sunday April 19th, 2020, Deputies responded to take a report of theft that occurred, in the Tioga area. Detectives assigned to the Tioga Substation obtained security surveillance from a local area business, which yielded a person of interest. Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this person.

If anyone has seen or has information about this person, you are asked to contact Detective Jeremy Sharp at the Tioga Substation 318-641-6000, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700, or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Alayna Shian Jac...
04/21/2020

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Alayna Shian Jackson.

Alayna is a 16 year old white female with purple hair (natural color is Auburn) and blue eyes. Alayna is 5’ 10” tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.

On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, Alayna was reported missing from her residence located in the Deville area. Alayna was last seen at the residence, on the previous evening wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, white Nike pants and white tennis shoes.

If anyone has seen or has information about Alayna Shian Jackson, you are asked to contact your local law Enforcement agency or the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700.

Our Deputies wanted to take a moment to express their heartfelt appreciation to Calvary Baptist Church for their support...
04/17/2020

Our Deputies wanted to take a moment to express their heartfelt appreciation to Calvary Baptist Church for their support of R.P.S.O., as well as all of Cenla's Heroes who are on the front lines during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. We thank you for your continued support..!!!

#SupportCenlaHeroes

On Wednesday April 08th, 2020, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that o...
04/17/2020

On Wednesday April 08th, 2020, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred, in the Tioga area. Deputies took the initial report and Detectives assigned to the Tioga Substation further investigated the complaint. Detectives identified Paul Douglas Connally, 55, of Pineville as a suspect. Through their investigation, including interviews of the victim(s) at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations. Warrants were granted for Connally’s arrest in reference to One Count – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13, One Count – Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13 and One Count - Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13.

On April 16th, Detectives located Connally, who was taken into custody without incident. Connally was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on the warrants. Connally is currently being detained at the detention center in lieu of posting a 950,000.00 bond.

Arrestee:
Paul Douglas Connally, 55
510 Tioga Road Pineville, LA

Charge(s):
One Count – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13
One Count – Sexual Battery; Victim Under the Age of 13
One Count - Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13

R.P.S.O would like to take a moment and thank “Good People Kitchen” for the wonderful meal they provided to our office t...
04/17/2020

R.P.S.O would like to take a moment and thank “Good People Kitchen” for the wonderful meal they provided to our office today. It was greatly appreciated !!!

Hey Good People!! Today it was BOTH shifts at the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office that got blessed by your support! They say they this crew can Eat!! So “Hardy Homemade Chicken Parmesan it is!!” Accompanied by a couple pans of our hydroponically grown Mixed Greens Salad, Garlic Bread, and Cupcakes supplied by OLS Cookie Jar!! Tune in tomorrow for our next sneak attack!! We love the LOVE!! Please help us continue this effort by donating and sharing.

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On Sunday April 12th, 2020, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occu...
04/16/2020

On Sunday April 12th, 2020, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred, in the Glenmora area, over an extended period of time. Deputies took the initial report and Detectives, who also responded to the scene, initiated their investigation. Detectives identified Roy James Smith, 43, of Glenmora as a suspect. Through their investigation, including interviews of the victim(s) and witnesses at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations. Warrants were granted for Smith’s arrest in reference to (100) 100 Counts – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13 and (100) 100 Counts - Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13.

On April 15th, Detectives and Deputies, which included members of our S.W.A.T. Team and the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, located Smith in a wooded area off of Melder Road, in Glenmora. Smith was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on the warrants. Smith is currently being detained at the detention center as bond has yet to be set, in reference to the charges.

Arrestee:
Roy James Smith, 43
1443 Melder Road Glenmora, LA

Charge(s):
100 Counts – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13
100 Counts - Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13

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I would like to personally thank Sheriff Hilton for his many years of service to the citizens of Rapides parish! I hope you enjoy your well deserved retirement! Pleasant days ahead my friend and God Bless you and your entire family! Job well done. ❤️
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Warning to all Rapides Parish residents, the posting by Waylon Allen Bailey that got him arrested for Felony Terrorism charges was not correct. The order to shoot Covid 19 carriers does NOT apply unless the Covid carrier has fully transitioned into a zombie. No pre transition shootings are allowed at this time. Just to clarify, only actual Zombies need to worry about being shot. Deputies, please aim for the forehead... #weneedbradpitt #forgetbradpitt #whohasthebatsignal #pleasedontcomegetme
Great Job RPSO.
I would like to suggest that deputies be posted at parking lots during the new Senior Citizens Only COVID-19 store hours as a means of protection and warding off potential thieves/muggings, etc. These hours are public knowledge, even to potential perpetrators. Thank you for carrying this forward to the appropriate authorities.
Great job RPSO🇺🇸
Please find Timothy Bucky Tarver. It's been months and no answers but hundreds of leads!
There is a New Sheriff in town. Go Sheriff Mark Wood!!!🇺🇸
Any news on the recent body they found? I hate it when a story starts but the public never hears the end of it. So many people missing. An update would be nice!
There is rumor that a old local t.v. station is watching families in there homes. The old local station that is in rumor is kylx. Can someone please check it out. I heard it is located on loblobby lane or old boyce road.
Any of our local Sheriff department members up for the challenge!? 😉 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2877865382241845&id=181958658499211