Detectives with the BCPD’s Violent Crimes Unit arrested 28-year old Johnathan Pierre Hart on a charge of armed robbery in connection with a holdup that happened late Monday night at the Bossier Inn & Suites in the 700 block of Diamond Jacks Boulevard.
Sunday, Shreveport police patrol officers were dispatched to a home located in the 4200 block of Chamberlain Drive, relative to a reported stabbing. As officers arrived at the residence, they located what appeared to be a crime scene; however, there was no victim present.
A black male armed with a pistol entered the business around 2 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk. When he was unable to get cash, he took a package of cigarettes and fled the business. He was seen getting into the passenger side of a dark vehicle..
Deputy Dennis Williams said James Pierce, 40, of Carthage, Texas was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on Hwy. 1 when witnesses said he ran a red light and hit a Chevy Equinox traveling westbound on Hwy. 173. The Equinox was driven by Laurel Tittle, 22, of Mooringsport.
The father, James Leachman, reclaimed the child and went back inside, after which Lattin, her sister and a man who was never found broke through the front door of the apartment and started fighting Leachman and his girlfriend, Miriam Ochoa. Ochoa escaped and called police, who found Lattin and her sister and arrested them.
The adult female victim, advised that she was asleep when she was awakened by the sound of gunfire. The woman fortunately suffered only minor injuries after receiving a graze wound to the leg. It appears the home was struck over a dozen times.
Upon arrival, patrolmen contacted a witness who told them a male suspect burst into the store brandishing a black semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the scene of the crime on foot.
Latrenton D. Washington, 29, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.