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Leesville Daily Leader - Leesville, LA
  • Houston man arrested by LPD for fleeing scene of accident, hit and run

  • A man from Houston was arrested on Oct. 27 by the Leesville Police Department following an incident where he allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident.
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  • A man from Houston was arrested on Oct. 27 by the Leesville Police Department following an incident where he allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident.
    Claude Willis, 35, was charged with hit and run, reckless operation, OWI — fourth offense or over, vehicular — negligent injuring, and vehicle entering highway from private road/driveway/alley.
    According to the LPD, officers were dispatched to a hit and run accident on Oct. 27 in the area of South Fifth Street. When officers arrived, they identified the victim, whose vehicle was being pushed out of the roadway, as it was badly damaged and unable to be started and moved. Officers also made contact with several witnesses, who indicated that the driver of the offending vehicle had left the parking lot of a business while spinning his tires. The vehicle left the parking lot quickly, and struck the victim's vehicle, then left the area without stopping, traveling southbound.
    Officers with the Leesville Police Department notified surrounding areas, and a short time later, a Louisiana State Police officer advised he had located the suspect vehicle and driver, identified as Willis.
    Both the victim and Willis were transported to Byrd Regional Hospital for assessment of their injuries. Upon his release from the hospital, Willis was arrested.
    His bond was set at $12,502.
    Leesville man arrested for domestic abuse
    Terrence Reynolds, 27, was charged with one count of domestic abuse battery on Oct. 29.
    According to the LPD, officers were dispatched to a residence on East Arkansas Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers met with the victims and were advised a physical domestic altercation had taken place. They then met with the suspect, identified as Reynolds, and after speaking with him, advised him he was under arrest.
    His total bond was set at $10,000.
    Leesville man arrested for possession of narcotics, DWI
    Frank Hamby II, 45, was charged with driving on a roadway laned fro traffic (improper lane usage), OWI — second offense, possession of an alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle, failure to change address, manufacturing/distribution/possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent, and prohibited acts — drug paraphernalia.
    According to the LPD, officers were conducting a patrol in the area of Prairie Street when they noticed a vehicle leave the area after some suspicious activity. While behind the vehicle, officers observed the vehicle turn onto North Fifth Street, and the vehicle was traveling on the center line.
    The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the suspect, and determined that he had consumed alcoholic beverages before driving. He was placed into custody, and officers located paraphernalia and narcotics while conducting a pat search.
    The suspect also had an open container of an alcoholic beverage in his vehicle, and had failed to change his address on his driver's license within the alloted 10 days.
    Page 2 of 2 - His total bond was set at $7,428.
    Leesville woman arrested for theft
    Deanna Bordelon, 32, was charged with theft over $500, and possession of a Schedule II CDS.
    According to the LPD, an officer was dispatched to a business on South Fifth Street in reference to a female entering the business and stealing several items. When the officer arrived, he was advised the suspect was being detained by an employee. That employee advised the officer that the female, identified as Bordelon, was observed taking the items and concealing them in an attempt to commit a theft. The total value of the items was over $500.
    While in custody, the suspect was searched, and an officer located some pills in her possession.
    Total bond was set at $7,000.
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