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A  26-year-old Louisiana man is facing some serious charges this morning after what seems to be a bad breakup that escalated into alleged violence and kidnapping.

Close-up. Arrested man handcuffed

A Desperate Call to 911 in Washington Parish Led Deputies to the Kidnapped Women

According to a report from BRProud, Franklinton, Louisiana resident Jonathan Daniel Spears was arrested over the weekend.  A frantic 911 call led deputies with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a home on Lee Street.  When officers arrived, they reportedly found two unnamed females who claimed that they had been assaulted and held captive by Spears.


This Louisiana Man is Behind Bars For Allegedly Holding 2 Women Against their Will

Mr. Spears was immediately apprehended and charged with: Domestic battery with strangulation, simple battery, and two counts of false imprisonment.  He is currently being held in the Washington Parish Jail, with a bond set at $500.

According to the statement from Sheriff Randy Seal:

A relationship gone sour is no excuse for physical violence against anyone.  This situation had the potential to escalate if our deputy had not arrived and taken control. I appreciate his quick response to defuse the situation before any person was harmed further.

The Data Says: As Bad as This Was - It Could Have Ended Much Worse

The data absolutely backs up Sheriff Seal's fears.  According to the watchdogs at the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, our state currently ranks 5th nationwide in terms of female homicides.  According to their data, more than 9 out of every 10 women murdered in Louisiana are killed by a man they know(92%).  As terrible as this situation is reported to have been, these ladies were lucky that deputies showed up when they did.

Every Tier-3 Sex Offender Living in Shreveport-Bossier Right Now

Have you ever wondered if you live near any sex offenders? As a parent of 2, it's something I am constantly worried about. Luckily, law enforcement keeps track of those who have been convicted of a sex crime in order to keep us informed. The folks listed below have been convicted of the highest level of sex crimes. Authorities classify these crimes as Tier-3 sex offenses. Each and every one of these offenders live in Shreveport or Bossier City - and as the law demands, their crimes and addresses been made public. You can search the entire database for the state of Louisiana here.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Louisiana

Louisiana has tons of awesome people and charm. Along with all of the good stuff, we've got some pretty dangerous parts. Below, you'll find the top 10 most dangerous towns in our state based on the likely hood a crime will affect the average citizen living there. Some of these entries are what you'd expect, but others were complete surprises to me. Watch your back as you travel through the Sportsman's Paradise - especially if you happen to pass through these towns.

These 34 Texas 'Most Wanted' Criminals Were Captured in 2021

Texas law enforcement officials put in one heck of a year in 2021! Thanks to the tireless efforts of state, local, national, and even international agencies, the Lone Star State broke the record of arresting 32 of the most "Most Wanted" fugitives in the state back in 2013. After the dust settled, these 34 wanted crooks were behind bars.

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