Traffic stop leads deputies to arrest murder suspect

A routine traffic stop led Richland Parish deputies to the arrest of a suspect in the alleged murder of a Start resident.

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a 2010 mustang for a traffic violation at 8:55 a.m. Nov. 25 on US 425 near Mangham.  A short pursuit ensued with the car stopping near the Parish Farm Road and the occupants of the car fleeing into nearby woods. 

The sheriff’s office and the Louisiana State Police set up a perimeter and RPSO K-9 Cyrus began tracking the fleeing suspect.  

Authorities make armed robbery arrest

Local authorities recently aided the West Monroe Police Department in apprehending a fugitive.

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Nov. 18 by the West Monroe Police Department requesting assistance in serving arrest warrants on 18-year-old Glynntavis Bland on charges of armed robbery and attempted second degree murder.   

The Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Rayville Police Department located Bland at a residence in Rayville. 

Christmas play slated at Richland Arts Center

Richland Parish students will perform A Christmas play titled Everyone’s Christmas Story Dec. 11-12 at the Richland Arts Center which is located next to Rayville High School and Rayville Junior High School.

 “The play will depict a factual representation of the Christmas story,” Superintendent Sheldon Jones said. “We hope that everyone who attends will enjoy the performance.”

Daytime performances for students will be held Dec. 11-12. 

The public is invited to attend the performance held at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11. 

There is no fee for admission the performances.

Kiwanis Parade, bake sale scheduled Saturday morning

The annual Rayville Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 7.

In addition to enjoying the annual parade in downtown Rayville, visitors may also sample the cooking skills of many local residents by dropping by Rhymes Memorial Library.

This year, the American Legion Auxiliary - Tommie Cook Unit 123 has agreed to sponsor the annual HollyDays Bake Sale held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 during the Christmas Parade.  


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