Sentencing to be determied for former Marksville City Marshal found guilty of manslaughter
Posted on 3/27/2017 7:46:00 AM.

An Avoyelles Parish jury found former Marksville City Marshal, Derrick Stafford, guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy and the injuring of his father. Stafford will be sentenced on March 31st. Legal analyst Tim Meche says the judge will be under enormous pressure so Stafford is likely looking at close to 40 years in prison.
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Former-Avoyelles Correctional Center business manager turns herself in on theft charges
Posted on 2/21/2017 3:19:00 PM.

The former Avoyelles Correctional Center’s business manager has turned herself in after being indicted on charges of malfeasance, theft, and injuring public records. Tonia Cain is the wife of former-Avoyelles Warden Nate Cain, who is the eldest son of former-Angola Warden Burl Cain. Avoyelles District Attorney Charles Riddle says a warrant for her arrest was issued after her January indictment.
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Search is on for three escaped Avoyelles Parish inmates
Posted on 2/20/2017 10:09:00 AM.

The search is ongoing for three escaped Avoyelles Parish inmates. Sheriff Doug Anderson says 31-year-old Blake Reine, 23-year-old Joseph James, and 22-year-old Andre Steward escaped from a detention center near Bunkie on Saturday night.
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Avoyelles parish man arrested for murder of grandparents
Posted on 9/15/2016 9:58:00 AM.

An arrest has been made in the case of the elderly couple that was found murdered in a barn near their Avoyelles parish home. Chief Deputy Steven Martel with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office says the couple’s grandson, 28-year-old Michael Mayeaux, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder. He says autopsy results are pending, but the initial findings were gruesome.
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38 animals seized from filthy Bunkie home in Avoyelles Parish
Posted on 8/9/2016 12:12:00 PM.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Human Society rescued 27 dogs and 11 cats from a filthy home in Bunkie. Sheriff Doug Anderson says in July, they received a call that animals were being neglected at the home of Maxine and Gordan Doughty, so they began an investigation.
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Motion filed to move trial of Marksville cop out of Avoyelles Parish
Posted on 6/22/2016 12:33:00 PM.

The lawyer of a Marksville City Marshall accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy has filed a motion to move the trial out of Avoyelles Parish. 31-year-old Derrick Stafford’s attorney, Christopher LaCour says with all the media coverage he doesn’t believe Stafford can get a fair trial in this parish.
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Avoyelles Parish receives $2 million to improve drinking water
Posted on 2/22/2016 3:04:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has awarded a 2.1 million dollar loan to assist an Avoyelles Parish water system improve its drinking water. State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says the money comes from the state‘s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, which helps improve infrastructure to ensure drinking water stays safe.
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Female fetus found in sewage pond
Posted on 1/26/2016 11:49:00 AM.

Authorities in Avoyelles Parish are investigating a human female fetus found at a sewage piping station. Sheriff Doug Anderson says city workers notified the Moreauville Police after discovering the fetus while working in a sewage pond.
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Big buck illegally shot in Avoyelles Parish
Posted on 10/20/2015 6:03:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have cited a man after he killed a legendary dear for allegedly not having deer tags or possession of basic season and big game hunting licenses. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says 40-year-old Glen Toups, Jr. of Abbeville shot a buck with a crossbow on an Avoyelles Parish hunting club’s property near Simmesport.
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Family fights dog ban
Posted on 11/25/2014 11:17:00 AM.
A Moreauville family is fighting the town that is trying to enact a ban on vicious dogs.  Joanna Armand, whose family owns a pit bull named Zeus, is fighting to lift that ban.  Armand began an online petition and it has already generated over 245,000 signatures.  

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