The arrests were not part of a sting but all were involving on-line solicitation. Bill Davis, with the Bossier Sheriff’s Department, said detectives with the sheriff’s office answered online ads on different sites, then meet up with the suspects at a hotel in Bossier that works in part with the sheriff’s dept.
Embera NeuroTherapeutics Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for cocaine, nicotine and other addictions, announced Tuesday that it has received an $11.1 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has delayed a drawdown of Lake Bistineau, originally scheduled for July 25 until Monday, Aug. 15, to provide additional time for recreational use and removal of watercraft in advance of low water conditions.
United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. presided over the bench trial, which started Monday and ended Wednesday. According to evidence presented at trial, Smith began conversing with a 14- year-old female from Texas over an Internet dating service in June of 2015.
Although the suspect managed to elude capture, it was learned that a portion of man's devious deed was captured on surveillance. The surveillance video was released to the media, which ultimately led to him being identified as 43-year-old Charles Phillips Jr.