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Stanley Charleston, 55, of Monroe, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to U.S. Attorney David Joseph’s office.

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A Ouachita Parish grand jury recently indicted a Monroe man on second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a woman on South 7th Street in August.

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A Ouachita Parish grand jury recently indicted a Monroe man for second-degree murder, possession of a gun by a felon and armed robbery in response to an investigation of a shooting in July.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of theft and criminal trespass last week after authorities received a complaint of the suspect stealing food items from a local store.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on two counts of attempted second-degree murder last week after authorities responded to a shooting in the 2800 block of Gordon Avenue.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of simple assault and disturbing the peace last week after authorities were notified of a disturbance on Brown Street in West Monroe.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on a host of charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute last week after authorities stopped the suspect's automobile for a traffic violation.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe woman on suspicion of cruelty to juveniles last week after authorities received a complaint that the suspect punished her nine-year-old son with a belt.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Pensacola, Florida man on suspicion of criminal trespass and disturbing the peace through drunkenness last Saturday after authorities received a trespass complaint from Ironwood Drive.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine last week after authorities investigated a trespassing complaint on Washington Street.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on a host of charges including obscenity and simple battery last Saturday after authorities received an indecent exposure complaint.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew wanted West Monroe police officer Dennis Wall to lose his job and serve probation for a felony offense, recent court documents show.

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A Downsville man has been arrested for possessing 21 hydrocodone pills in a prescription bottle with the name ripped off of label.

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Former 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister launched a business in 2016 with a Youngsville man indicted last week on nine counts of wire fraud stemming from his involvement in a million dollar Ponzi scheme.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man for second-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping last week after authorities learned of a complaint the suspect had kidnapped a woman in his car and sexually assaulted her.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of criminal trespass last Sunday after a resident on Lisa Drive reported seeing the suspect try to gain access to a neighbor's home.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe woman for home invasion and three counts of battery of a police officer last Sunday after authorities learned of a disturbance at a home on Crosley Street.

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Under former Mayor Vern Breland’s direction, the town of Sterlington spent $3.1 million on unlawful expenditures, flouted public bid law on projects as big as $2 million and falsified its applications to the state to incur bonded indebtedness.

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The trial for a West Monroe police officer accused of sharing a homemade sex video got underway earlier this week.

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A federal jury handed down a guilty verdict on Nov. 14 against a Monroe man for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to U.S. Attorney David Joseph’s office.

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Attorney General William P. Barr recently announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of armed robbery last Saturday after authorities received an armed robbery complaint from Riverbend Drive.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man for theft of a motor vehicle on Sunday after a complainant reported finding his 2004 Nissan Xterra missing from the carport.

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A federal judge has sentenced a 37-year old Monroe resident to 42 years in prison following his convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and phencyclidine (PCP), announced U.S. Attorney David Jos…

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Delhi farmer Thomas “Tommy” Dickerson was sentenced last week to 10 years in federal prison for lying to more than seven financial institutions, insurance providers and government entities so he could steal more than $18 million.

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A Monroe couple was sentenced to 69 years collectively in prison for robbing three financial institutions at gunpoint and for multiple firearms violations, announced U.S. Attorney David Joseph’s office.

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The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana recently launched the Northwest Louisiana Human Trafficking Task Force to incorporate a victim-centered approach to prosecuting criminals.

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