Collaborative Investigative Efforts Result in Child Predator Arrest: Vernon Parish - Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit/Alexandria Field Office arrested Ernest Kickel Jr. (W/M 66 yrs) of Leesville, LA, on Monday, August 18, 2014 for attempted aggravated rape and for trafficking of children for sexual purposes. Earlier in the day, LSP’s Special Victims Unit (LSPSVU) received information from the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office Task Force (VPSOTF) in reference to Kickel Jr. They advised that they had received information, through investigative procedures, that Kickel Jr. was attempting to buy a 10 year old child for sexual purposes. LSPSVU and VPSOTF immediately combined investigative efforts, thus gaining more information regarding these criminal acts. Based on information gained, LSPSVU obtained a search warrant for Kickel Jr’s residence. After serving the search warrant, items were located in his residence corroborating Kickel Jr’s plan to have sex with a minor child. "The Louisiana State Police is committed to investigating and arresting those who sexually exploit and victimize our children. These are atrocious crimes that threaten the most innocent of victims, our children," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. "We will take a firm stance against those that choose to engage in this type of hideous illegal activity. Our investigators will be proactive with investigative procedures and will deploy every resource available to intercept and arrest these types of criminals." "This is one of the most disturbing incidents that law enforcement is encountered with," said Sheriff Sam Craft, Vernon Parish Sheriff. "The protection of our children will always be handled in a swift and decisive manner and with this type of behavior the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department will always respond accordingly."Kickel Jr. was booked into the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Department Detention Center. Bond was set at 1.5 million dollars. The investigation remains ongoing. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

Man pays $350 to stripper. He calls 911 b/c she doesn't have sex: A local man found himself in jail when he called police to complain he didn't get sex after paying for a private dance at a strip club. Butte Silver Bow law enforcement said William McDaniel, 53, called police around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday to report that he paid a dancer at Sage Brush Sam's in Rocker $350 for a private dance and did not get sex. Since it's illegal to offer money for sexual favors, police arrested McDaniel on a misdemeanor charge of soliciting prostitution.

Operation Christmas Child will host a countdown event Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church to motivate, encourage and offer information about OCC. For information and reservations call 471-9415 or 352-2383.

NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of Aug. 17 - 23 at Northwestern State University.

Aug. 18 - 24 – Regular registration for fall semester

Aug 23 – Campus residence hall Move-in Day, University Columns, University Place I and II

Notary prep course to begin Sept. 2: NATCHITOCHES – A notary exam prep course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education starting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Room 122 of Russell Hall. The course runs through Nov. 20. The fee is $199, which does not include the textbook. The 44-hour course will be offered via compressed video and is an introduction to notary public fundamentals, with an emphasis on the general knowledge component of the statewide exam. There will be some discussion regarding the scenario component, but this course is geared toward learning the basics of notarial law as covered in the text. Students will also receive electronically the instructor's study guide and materials as part of the course. A textbook, "Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice," 2014 Edition is required. This is the Louisiana Notary Public examination official study guide and is available through The Louisiana Secretary of State Web Site at For more information or to register for the class, e-mail, visit or call (800) 376-2422 or (318) 357-6355.

Sheriff, superintendent discuss school safety: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr., and Natchitoches Parish School Superintendent Dale Skinner meet with Supervisor of CWA/Secondary/CTE of Natchitoches Parish Schools Anita DuBois, NPSO Director of Children Services Dep. Wendy Llorens, Chief Siggie Silvie Jr. and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s School Resource Officers discussing operational plans, and directives concerning the upcoming school year in Natchitoches Parish. Skinner asked for law enforcement visibility throughout Natchitoches Parish Schools, and emphasized that students need "role models" in their lives. Jones stated that Sheriff’s School Resource Officers have been through extensive training concerning school security measures. "It is our mission to ensure the safety of our students and teachers throughout Natchitoches Parish so that they will gain a valuable education." Nine Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are assigned to schools in Natchitoches Parish. Natchitoches Parish Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force Agents and Natchitoches City Police have been trained on how to respond effectively and immediately to potential crisis situations at schools. In addition to School Resource Officers assigned to schools, deputies will patrol school zones.

It’s time to nominate Natchitoches Treasures: NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches is seeking nominations for 2014 Natchitoches Treasures. The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have made a lasting contribution to the community through their generosity, service, volunteerism and spirit. Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008. Natchitoches Treasures for the year 2013 included Dr. Archie Breazeale, Jr., Sadie Maggio Dark, Margaret Harling (posthumously), Dr. Colleen Lancaster, and Mary Lee Posey. Potential Natchitoches Treasures may be nominated by members of the Natchitoches community. Nomination forms are available at the Natchitoches Main Street Office located at 781 Front St. Nominations must be submitted to the Main Street Office no later than Friday, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. A luncheon honoring the 2014 Natchitoches Treasures will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Natchitoches Events Center. For more information about Natchitoches Treasures, please contact the Natchitoches Main Street Office at 318-352-2746.

Sabine Parish Arrest Report for 08/20/14:

Garvis William Hickman, male, age 39 - Simple Battery by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office

Scott Allen Wallace, male, age 46 - Domestic Abuse Battery (2 counts) by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office

Coby A Cooley, male, age 21 - Theft of over $1,500.00

Jason Michael Stocking, male, age 36 - Bench Warrant Served by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office

David L Wooley, male, age 49 - Domestic Abuse Battery by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department

Leslie Durr Malmay, female, age 39 - Domestic Abuse Battery by the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office

NPSO’s Arrest report for Monday, August 18, 2014

Arrested were:

1. Tyrone Medlow – BM (48) – 368 Main Street, Natchez, LA – Simple Burglary, Criminal Trespassing, Probation/Parole Violation

2. Jeremy Bayonne – BM (28) – 500 North Street H-1, Natchitoches, LA – Contempt of Court





















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