A grand jury has declined to indict two Richland Parish Police Jury employees accused with a variety of crimes.
The grand jury returned a no true bill for both men on Friday, Fifth Judicial District Attorney Mack Lancaster said.
“They decided there wasn’t enough evidence to charge them,” he said.
The case began with allegations of malfeasance and theft brought against a police jury foreman and one of his men.
“The Louisiana State Police investigated but felt there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant making an arrest,” Lancaster said.
The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking an inmate who escaped from the parish detention center Monday.
Sheriff Lee Harrell said Charles D. Dressen, a 25-year-old white male escaped while on a work detail Monday. Dressen was last seen around 9:45 a.m.
Harrell said Dressen is a white male, about 5’8” and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has tattoos on both arms and has blue eyes and brown hair which has been cut very close.
It is time again for the annual “Day at the Lake” sponsored by the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Department and Triad.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. May 24 at Poverty Point Lake in Delhi.
The event was rescheduled after being rained out.
All Richland Parish Seniors age 60 and over are invited to enjoy a day of food, fishing, boat rides, fellowship and music. It is free.
The Mangham Police Department is pleased to announce it has received funding from the Louisiana State Highway Safety Commission.
The Mangham Police Department will use these funds to support the Click it or Ticket campaign.
Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. Mangham Police Chief Lennie Graham said his department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in stepping up enforcement of the state’s occupant protection laws during the two-week mobilization which ends June 2.
The Mangham High School Dragons are the state Class 1A baseball champions.
The Dragons won the honor by defeating Central Catholic 4-2 Saturday, making Mangham the first public school to win the state Class A championship since the Oak Grove Tigers took home the trophy in 2001. It was the sixth time in the past 10 years the Dragons have been to the state playoffs, but their first championship.
Two Rayville men were convicted of kidnapping and torture last week in Fifth District Court.
Four others are still awaiting trial in connection with “an unusually vicious crime,” Fifth District Attorney Mack Lancaster said.
The crime occurred Feb. 26-27 2012 when a series of fights escalated into kidnapping and torture.