Louisiana

An investigation by the Bossier City Police Department and a subsequent review by the Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office have determined a shooting involving a Bossier City police officer on October 25, 2019, was justified.

At 5:45 a.m. on October 25, 2019, Bossier City Police officer Patrick Edmonds, Jr., responded to a complaint of a disorderly person at 309 Preston Boulevard, the LaQuinta Inn.

Edmonds encountered 45-year-old Shannon Rupert of Shreveport who brandished a pair of scissors while on a phone in the lobby of the hotel.

“The officer gave multiple verbal commands to Rupert to put down the weapon,” a BCPD release says. “Rupert then aggressively approached the officer with scissors in hand.”

Authorities say the officer fired two rounds from his department-issued handgun striking Rupert in the upper torso. Rupert was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

A Livingston Parish deputy and his school teacher wife who are accused in a child porn case are scheduled to appear next week at court hearings specifically designed to protect alleged victims of abuse within a family.

Dennis Perkins, 44, and Cynthia Thompson Perkins, 34, were arrested this week on multiple child sex-related counts, including 60 counts each of producing child pornography and two counts of first-degree rape.

Among the evidence seized in the case are photos that show the two suspects nude with an unclothed child, a source familiar with the case said.

Dennis Perkins, known as Denny, was a lieutenant with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit (SWAT) before being terminated the week of Oct. 21. He was hired in 2002 from the Walker Police Department.

He is also charged with obstruction of justice after allegedly tossing his cell phone into a river in north Louisiana after finding out investigators were there to take him into custody, a source familiar with the case said.

His wife resigned Wednesday morning from her position as a teacher at Westside Junior High School in Walker.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says Denny Perkins is charged with 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of first degree rape, three counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of obscenity.

Cynthia Perkins is charged with 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13 and two counts of first degree rape. She’s being held on a $500,000 bond.

Both arrests were the result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), Louisiana State Police, and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Landry said. The investigation was initiated following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the possible possession and distribution of child pornography.

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A Louisiana woman has been arrested on battery charges for allegedly attacking her husband with a pair of plastic Nerf guns because she suspected him of cheating.

Police were called to a home in the 2500 block of Winnfield Road in West Monroe on Monday night after receiving a call about a domestic incident.

According to an arrest affidavit, the officers were met at the residence by a man, who said that his wife of 12 years, Anh Thi Pham, came home that evening and launched into an argument about his suspected cheating.

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A Louisiana mom has been arrested after her 11-year-old daughter allegedly brought THC-laced candy to school and shared it with her friends, leaving one child in the hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office deputy who works as the school’s resource officer notified detectives after a student had a reaction to candy she had been given by a classmate, Lee said.

The resource officer learned that a student had brought the candy to school and passed it out to fellow students.

The St. Tammany Parish Sherriff’s Office went to the child’s home, where they say they discovered THC-edibles and drug paraphernalia.

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A witness says it all started after the customer complained about his food order being incorrect. One of the employees at the McDonald’s apparently took exception and confronted the customer. The employee is escorted away by another employee, but the customer then moves toward the pair. It is not certain if he said anything, but then the employee comes back, puts the man in a choke hold and then punches him.

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When a Mid-City martial arts instructor was approached Wednesday about lessons outside her studio, she didn’t expect she’d have to demonstrate her skills, but the prospective student turned out to be a thief. Surveillance outside of the 36 Chambers martial arts studio shows Meredith Livengood pull out her phone to show a young man training schedules, but moments later the young man snatched the phone from her hand and attempted to escape on his bike.

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A former Bossier City police officer, who was arrested for animal sex abuse, is now in custody for child pornography.

Terry Yetman, of Bossier City, has been charged with 31 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. He was taken into custody Friday, April 12 in Webster Parish.

U.S. Marshals and Louisiana State Police were involved in the arrest.

Back in December, Yetman turned himself into the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was subsequently booked at the Bossier Max Correctional Center and charged with 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by performing sexual acts with an animal and 20 counts of sexual abuse of animals by filming sexual acts with an animal.

Yetman’s bond is currently set at $620,000.00. However, additional charges could be filed.