Derrick Stafford, one of the two deputy Ward 2 city marshals accused of the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the attempted murder of his father Chris Few in November 2015 has been found guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.
State testimony has continued for a third day in Marksville for the trial of Derrick Stafford - one of the two deputy Ward 2 city marshals charged with the murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the attempted murder of his father Chris Few in November 2015.
Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested James Bass Saturday, and charged him with Resisting and officer, and battery of an officer. He was wanted for allegedly hitting a Caldwell Parish deputy with his car late Friday night.
It has taken a week to seat a jury for the Derrick Stafford trial in Marksville. Stafford and another marshal are charged with the 2015 murder of Jeremy Mardis, 6, and the attempted murder of his father, Chris Few.
A judge has delayed the case of a former astronaut from West Monroe charged with reckless murder in a deadly car crash as lawyers work on a possible plea agreement. A pretrial hearing for onetime NASA space shuttle commander James Halsell Jr. is postponed.
Jury selection has begun in Marksville for the Derrick Stafford murder trial. Stafford is one of the two men accused of the 2015 murder of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis and the attempted murder of his father, Chris Few.
Three people have been arrested in connection with suspected gang activity in Monroe. Ozell and Gary Biddle, along with Jarvis Dean were arrested Monday in connection with what police call the "South Third Street Gang."
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