The criminal case against a local dentist, his son and the owner of a local body shop appears to be building up momentum as the trio are due in criminal court in January. Meanwhile, the victim and his wife have filed a civil suit against the dentist and his son.
The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of an officer-involved shooting that took place in October and has ruled that criminal charges will not be filed against Officer Phillip Tucker in the shooting death of John Shepherd.
Jessica Banet, 28, was employed as a teacher at Princeton Elementary School and one of the coaches of the girls’ softball team for Haughton High School when she was arrested for having a sexual relationship with one of the softball players she coached.
Tanshmemekia Harris, 27, of Minden, came under suspicion when company officials noticed a shortage in her cash drawer. The manager conducted an audit of Harris’s recent activity and discovered 13 fraudulent loans totaling $4,950..
Former DeSoto Schools Superintendent Walter Lee has been found by Louisiana Legislative Auditors to have violated state law by receiving travel reimbursements to which he was not entitled, improperly terminating a vehicle lease and receiving pay raises that were not correctly documented.
The two were able to misappropriate over $60,000 while her father was alive and committed forgeries and other acts of fraud to obtain over $100,000 after his death. The money was supposed to go to the estate, according to Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Bobby Herring.