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DAVID HARRIS PRESS RELEASE

Jul 29, 2021

The Office of the District Attorney received for review the final report of the Northeast Louisiana Sheriff’s Investigative Unit pertaining to the in-custody death of David Harris on April 3, 2021. The purpose for said review was for the determination of criminal wrongdoing. After careful review of the written reports, recorded statements of witnesses, numerous…

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MONROE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Jun 30, 2021

Thomas Ray Davis was found guilty as charged of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender- Second Offense following a jury trial at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse.  The three day trial began on June 28, 2021. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sean Southern and Holly Jones. The Defendant was represented by Attorney…

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MISSISSIPPI MAN FOUND GUILTY OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Apr 14, 2021

April 14, 2021 Jorge Lopez Benavides of Oxford, Mississippi, was found guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide and 1 count of first degree vehicular negligent injuring. Trial of the matter was held on April 14, 2021. Assistant District Attorney Shirley Wilson Davis represented the State of Louisiana. The Defendant was represented by Attorney John…

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Local man sentenced to 45 years at hard labor following jury trial

Nov 14, 2019

Elliott Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of Attempted Armed Robbery, 1 count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and 1 count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The charges arose from an incident that occurred on or about November 16, 2016, when the Defendant armed himself with a stolen firearm…

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Monroe man found guilty of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Attempted Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Sep 12, 2019

A Monroe man, Ivory Mock, Jr. was tried via bench trial by Judge Larry Jefferson in early September, 2019. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Anderson prosecuted the matter for the state. The Defendant was represented by Attorney Kevin Johnson.  At trial, the Defendant was charged with 2 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and 1 count…

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Local man sentenced to 40 years after conviction for violent crimes

Aug 28, 2019

On August 27-28, 2019, Judge Marcus Hunter conducted a bench trial in the matter of State of Louisiana v. David Arthur Smith.  The Defendant was charged with three counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, 1 count of Second Degree Robbery, 1 count of Carjacking, 1 count of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and 1 count…

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DAVID HARRIS PRESS RELEASE

Jul 29, 2021

The Office of the District Attorney received for review the final report of the Northeast Louisiana Sheriff’s Investigative Unit pertaining to the in-custody death of David Harris on April 3, 2021. The purpose for said review was for the determination of criminal wrongdoing. After careful review of the written reports, recorded statements of witnesses, numerous…

Read More

MONROE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER

Jun 30, 2021

Thomas Ray Davis was found guilty as charged of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender- Second Offense following a jury trial at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse.  The three day trial began on June 28, 2021. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sean Southern and Holly Jones. The Defendant was represented by Attorney…

Read More

MISSISSIPPI MAN FOUND GUILTY OF VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

Apr 14, 2021

April 14, 2021 Jorge Lopez Benavides of Oxford, Mississippi, was found guilty of two counts of vehicular homicide and 1 count of first degree vehicular negligent injuring. Trial of the matter was held on April 14, 2021. Assistant District Attorney Shirley Wilson Davis represented the State of Louisiana. The Defendant was represented by Attorney John…

Read More

Local man sentenced to 45 years at hard labor following jury trial

Nov 14, 2019

Elliott Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of Attempted Armed Robbery, 1 count of Attempted Second Degree Murder and 1 count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The charges arose from an incident that occurred on or about November 16, 2016, when the Defendant armed himself with a stolen firearm…

Read More

Monroe man found guilty of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Attempted Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Sep 12, 2019

A Monroe man, Ivory Mock, Jr. was tried via bench trial by Judge Larry Jefferson in early September, 2019. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Anderson prosecuted the matter for the state. The Defendant was represented by Attorney Kevin Johnson.  At trial, the Defendant was charged with 2 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and 1 count…

Read More

Local man sentenced to 40 years after conviction for violent crimes

Aug 28, 2019

On August 27-28, 2019, Judge Marcus Hunter conducted a bench trial in the matter of State of Louisiana v. David Arthur Smith.  The Defendant was charged with three counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, 1 count of Second Degree Robbery, 1 count of Carjacking, 1 count of Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and 1 count…

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