Officers made contact with Barbara Norton, who represents District 3 in Caddo Parish, informed officers that upon getting on an elevator at the hotel a man, later identified as Phillip Glen Benson, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas entered the elevator, approached her and began shouting at her.
An investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones revealed Edwards activated several accounts in the victim’s name and paid several of her own bills using the victim’s bank accounts and credit cards..
Through witness interviews and other investigative findings, detectives learned that the juvenile victim was allegedly raped by 43-year-old Adrien Jones of the 2900 block of Peach Street back in March of 2015..
Officers detained Furlonzo Moran, 26, of the 100 block of Holtzman Avenue, on scene. Moran was taken to the Shreveport Police Complex for questioning. Following interviews with detectives, Moran was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on unrelated charges of aggravated assault and being an in-state fugitive.
On Jan. 5, 2017, Shreveport police were called to the Exxon gas station in the 3100 block of North Market Street on reports of a cigarette theft. The suspect allegedly entered the store with a bag and went behind the counter and took more than $1,100 worth of cigarettes then fled the store on foot.
Upon the officer’s arrival, multiple witnesses were yelling, “They are in the bathroom.” The officer called the suspect, 37-year-old Cory Derrell Allen of Shreveport, out of the bathroom and placed him in handcuffs..
To carry out the scheme, the offenders called an impersonator who acted as a representative of the credit card company. The impersonator authorized the bank teller to allow the transactions by giving them an approval code. Between Jan. 22 and 25, they received four fraudulent cash advances totaling $32,693 from Wesla.
Grant, of 425 Hyde Park Place in Shreveport, was convicted on Nov. 10, 2016, of attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and on Oct. 10, 2012, of possession of schedule II drugs with intent to distribute, both of which prohibit him from carrying a firearm.