Claudell Staten’s body was discovered by a passing motorist on Ellerbe Road north of Robson Road back on March 20, 1988. He had been shot several times, Sheriff’s detectives said the 44- year-old man was shot during a struggle inside his moving car. He was left outside on the ground after the vehicle crashed.
At approximately 7:39 a.m. on November 23, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol responded to a vehicle burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street. Upon the arrival, officers learned the victim observed a male suspect, later iden tified as 47-yearold Garnell Richardson; attempting to enter three vehicles parked at the residence.
Back on August 14, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Willie Mays Street. Upon arrival, officers learned a black male stepped out into the street and flagged the victims down. The male proceeded to rob both victims at gun point, then fleeing the scene on foot.
I have a confession to make. And President Trump is not going to like it. I’m a southern country lawyer. Darn proud of it. In the president’s words, I may be a “dumb southern country lawyer.” I just hope the president does not have a sneering contempt for all of us Louisiana lawyers who cut our teeth practicing law in the rural areas of the Bayou State.
With incumbents, the obvious factors are job performance while in office. For the mayor, this involves the leadership of the city. With council incumbents, attendance at work sessions and council meetings, votes on key issues and responsiveness to constituent matters are issues for voters.
According to the May 15 guilty plea, a Louisiana State Police trooper stopped Rich’s vehicle May 3 near the intersection of Interstate 220 and Louisiana Highway 80. The trooper searched the vehicle and found a semi-automatic handgun, 141.3 grams of methamphetamine, 36.