A dispute between emergency responders at the scene of an accident in Winn Parish Saturday morning resulted with a firefighter in handcuffs. Winnfield firefighter Jonathan Johnson was taken from the scene of a two-vehicle accident for continuing to block traffic with a fire engine. According to Winnfield Fire Chief James Keith, Johnson was one of two members of the city fire department to respond to the call, arriving at 7:12 a.m. with the engine and a rescue unit. He blocked traffic with the engine around the wreck that had occurred in a turning lane of a four-lane road. Keith said Johnson parked the vehicle for scene safety and turned his attention to the driver to check for injuries with the paramedic. Winn Parish deputy Ralph Henson asked Johnson to move the engine as he had asked the ambulance and fire department rescue unit, both of which complied. Johnson did not move the vehicle because, according to Keith, he was assisting the paramedic. Johnson was arrested by Winn Parish deputies, was held about two hours and given a citation for disobeying a police officer.
Louisiana State Police arrested a Texas woman Thursday night for DWI after she reportedly led troopers on a high-speed chase in which her speed allegedly exceeded 100 miles per hour. At about 7:19 p.m., a trooper on patrol in Vernon Parish observed a 2005 Toyota speeding on LA Hwy 8. After verifying the speed on radar, the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver attempted to elude the Trooper by passing vehicles on the shoulder at a speed up to 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. The vehicle reached U.S. Hwy 171, ran two red lights, and several stop signs. The vehicle was stopped at a business located on LA Hwy. 1213 in Leesville after the tires were spiked by State police and the Leesville Police Department. 47 year-old Theresa Gail Spears was arrested and charged with aggravated flight from a police officer, DWI, and speeding (128/45). She was booked into the Vernon Parish Detention Center.
A 16-year-old Natchez boy will be tried as an adult on a manslaughter charge in the death of a Natchitoches Central High School student who died Tuesday after a fight Monday at the school, according to a news release. Timmy Robinson was arrested on a charge of manslaughter, and was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center after the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney's Office decided to try him as an adult, according to a release from the Natchitoches Police Department. Robinson is awaiting a bond hearing "at a later date," reads the release.
A high school student who was involved in a fight at a Natchitoches Parish school has passed away. 18 year-old JohnQuaries Smith died from his injuries around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at University Health Medical Center in Shreveport. Smith, a student at Central High School, was airlifted to the hospital Monday after he was found lying on the ground not responding. The 16-year-old who was arrested and charged with second-degree battery has been brought back to Natchitoches from the the Ware Detention Center in Coushatta so that charges can be upgraded to manslaughter. The decision to charge the suspect as an adult will be made by the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s office.
North Hodge Assistant Police Chief Greg Coleman was arrested for the second time this month on Monday. Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown said Coleman was arrested and charged with two counts of forcible rape, one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile, and one count of malfeasance in office. According to Brown, the charges stem from the testimony of victims claiming Coleman committed sexual acts against them. Coleman was arrested on August 12th and charged with six counts of malfeasance in office after five women came forward to the sheriff's department, claiming to be victims of Coleman. Brown said that another victim came forward Monday, and that deputies will be following up on the complaint. Coleman is being held on a $105,000.00 bond.
Winn Parish Sheriff's Department Arrest Report:
On Thursday, August 21, the Winn Parish Sheriff's Department arrested Lacy Brooke Moody, of Winnfield. Moody was charged with criminal trespassing. On Friday, august 22, deputies arrested Christopher Walker, of Winnfield, on a Grant Parish warrant. Also arrested Friday was Justin Abels, of Winnfield, for unauthorized use of an access card. Robert Evans, of Natchitoches, was arrested Friday for second-offense DWI and improper lane use. On Saturday, August 23, Harvey Lee Evans, of Natchitoches, was arrested on warrants for failure to appear. Also arrested Saturday was Tyrhonda Coutee, of Montgomery, for possession of marijuana, criminal trespassing, and driving under suspension.
Registration for the 2014 Flag Football season is underway now through Wednesday, September 3, at the Grove Street Recreation Center. The cost is $40.00 per person, and boys and girls age 4 through 12 are eligible. Tryouts will be on Saturday, September 13, at the Recrreation Center on Field #2. For more information, call 628-3413.
The 2014 LSU Ag Center Agriculture Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 13. Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 at Fannin Farm Supply in Jonesboro. Topics to be discussed by LSU agents and specialists include horticulture, soils, vegetables, NRCS Cost Share programs, pastlure and forage, and beef cattle research. Persons interested in attending should contact Donny Moon at 628-4528, or Robert Austin at 259-5690.The next meeting of the Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Board will be on Tuesday, September 9, at 9:00 a.m., at the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Office, at 602 North Fifth Street in Baton Rouge. The public is invited to attend this meeting, and assistance will be provided to those who need special accommodations in order to attend this meeting. For more information, persons may call 225.342.1500
The Juanita Pharr Cancer Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:00 noon for a dutch treat meeting. All cancer survivors and caretakers are invited. There is a different meeting place each month, and persons may contact Maxine Godman for more information at 628-3858.