Investigation leads to narcotics arrest

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest following a recent investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in the parish.

Deputies arrested Daniel L. Mock, 36, on an outstanding RPSO warrant charging him with four counts of distribution of crack cocaine.  

Mock was booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $400,000 bond.

Local field day set for cattle producers

A wide range of topics involving cattle will be presented at the LSU AgCenter northeast Louisiana beef and forage field day on Sept. 20 at the Goldmine Plantation in Richland Parish.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. A lunch will be provided.

The agenda includes presentations on:

• Selection and management of clovers.

•  Safe deworming and vaccination practices for bred cows.

• Managing nutrition in fall transition.

• Pasture weed control.

• Marketing strategies for beef cattle.

• A hay baler display.

Monroe man pleads guilty in shooting of Rayville resident

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that on Aug. 16, Joshua J. Chisley of Monroe pled guilty to manslaughter and aggravated burglary in connection with the death of Keric Whitfield on May 12, 2017. 

Lancaster said that Chisley will be sentenced on Nov. 7 by Judge Stephen Dean.  Chisley may receive a sentence of up to 70 years in prison.  Lancaster advised that Chisley is currently 25 years old.

Richland agencies partner with Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers of North Delta is expanding into Richland Parish.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said getting a crime stoppers program for Richland Parish had been one of his long-term goals. Gilley, along with Delhi Police Chief Roy Williams, Mangham Police Chief Perry Fleming and Rayville Police Chief Willie Robinson met with officials from the Crime Stoppers organization to begin the process.

Plans are also underway to expand the program into Jackson, Caldwell and Morehouse parishes.

RHS starts year helping students fight diabetes

Students at Rayville High School have the opportunity to participate in the Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program during the 2018-2019 school year.

During the 2017-18 school year, RHS received $500 for participating In the program. The program is a grant to Richland Parish Hospital from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Richland Parish Hospital partners with West Felciana Parish Hospital and Christus Health Central Louisiana to provide personnel and programming help. 


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