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Three arrested following alleged stabbing incident

Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Richardson Medical Center during the early morning hours of Aug. 11 in regards to a stabbing.

 There deputies interviewed a female victim whom had been cut and stabbed multiply times.  It was learned from the victim, her alleged spouse, Tammie Parrish Guccione, was responsible for the wounds.  

Further investigation showed Guccione’s former spouse, James Parrish, had also choked Guccione earlier during another altercation.  

Man arrested on charges of identity theft, drugs

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and Shreveport Police Department arrested John Allen Tharp, 47, of Bossier City, on 10 counts of identity theft and drug charges  Aug. 9.

This arrest came after a complaint was filed at the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office on the previous day by a complainant stating he had noticed several unauthorized purchases made on his debit card. 

RPSO investigators tracked the purchases and found Tharp was staying at the Red Roof Inn in Shreveport with the room being paid for with the stolen debit card number. 

Qualifying over for Oct. 12 ballot

Qualifying for the Oct. 12 elections was completed Thursday in Richland Parish.

Francis Thompson of Delhi and Katrina Jackson of Monroe both ran unopposed for their seats in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

In addition Lee Brown was unopposed for the position of assessor and Matthew Prine ran unopposed for coroner.

In the police jury elections, Elliot Colvin and Roy Wiggins both ran unopposed.

RPD officer fired over video

The Rayville officer responsible for an explicit rap video being shot at the police department was terminated at the recommendation of the chief at Monday’s board of aldermen meeting. 

Members of the town council voted 3-1 to terminate Investigator Jerry Davis after police chief Willie Robinson reported Davis was the officer who allowed the rapper Franchize Q and a film crew to use the interior of the Rayville Police Department during the shooting of a video fro the song “Bout the Money.”

Davis was originally suspended for five days without pay prior to his termination.

Deputies capture burglary suspect

Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an abandoned vehicle on La 15 in Alto at 6:10 a.m. Aug. 4.

While deputies were checking the vehicle they observed a male suspect in a nearby home. When deputies approached to check the home, the suspect ran from the home into nearby woods.

 Approximately 20 RPSO deputies arrived on the scene and set up a perimeter and began searching the woods and nearby homes. At approximately 1:30 p.m. the suspect, Terrell L. Reed, 36, from Monroe, was arrested by the RPSO as he was crossing La 15 in Alto.

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