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West Monroe man found guilty of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor

Nov 29, 2019

John Clay Benson was found guilty as charged of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor following a jury trial at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse.  The two day trial began on August 19, 2019. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Justin Wooley and Charlotte Farshian. The Defendant was represented by Attorney Charles Brumfield. After…

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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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