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July 15 12:00 AM
At approximately 9:56 p.m., patrol officers responded to a reported armed robbery at the Dollar General in the 2800 block of Jewella Avenue. 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.
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July 15 12:00 AM
Caddo deputies, along with Sheriff Steve Prator and Chief Deputy D.E. Stevens, were dispatched Sunday as part of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, which lends mutual aid to other sheriff’s offices during emergency. Prator is the Northern District Coordinator for the task force.
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July 15 12:00 AM
Bruce Wayne Duffy, who has prior convictions in 1975, 1977 and 1987 for drug and theft offenses, faces up to 10 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $3,000, after he was found guilty of issuing a worthless check for $1,500 or more. He will be sentenced at a later date.
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July 15 12:00 AM
During the ordeal, the victims indicated the initial encounter began when they were approached by two white males, one of whom asked to use their phone. It is further alleged that one of the assailants struck one of the victims in the face, knocking him to the ground and running off on foot.
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July 15 12:00 AM
Firefighters got the call at approximately 5:15 a.m. The first units that arrived on scene reported the first house was fully involved in flames and were informed by a witness that there was possibly one person still inside the burning structure. However, a search by firefighters confirmed that was fortunately not the case.
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July 15 12:00 AM
The initial investigation by state police revealed that the crash occurred as Blakes was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer eastbound on the U.S. 90 Service Road and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Blakes crossed over into the westbound lane and struck a 1990 Kenworth operated by 69- year-old Billy Romero of New Iberia, La.

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