News Release

News Release

Missing Person - Please Help Locate

Iesha Byrd was reported missing on February 14. She is reported to be mildly handicapped, and left her residence between 12:00 and 3:15 pm. She was last seen wearing a red turtleneck shirt, blue jeans, tennis shoes and a pink, princess pin on her shirt.

If you see or come into contact with Iesha, please contact the Alexandria Police Department at 449-5099, or the APD Detective Division at 441-6416.

Intoxicated Male Slashes Tires on Over 20 Vehicles

On February 14, at around 8:15 pm, APD officers responded to the 4900 block of Lisa Street, to a complaint of tires being slashed. Upon arrival, officers contacted numerous people whose cars had their tires slashed while they were parked in the area. Based on the information received from people in the area, officers located the suspect, Larry Simon, 43, of Alexandria. Officers learned that Simon was intoxicated by drugs an alcohol, and had slashed the tires of at least 21 cars parked nearby. He was arrested and charged with 21 counts of Criminal Damage to Property, and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Larry Simon

Burglar Arrested - 17th Booking

On February 14, at around 10:15 am, APD Officers responded to a residence in the 2400 block of Alma Street to a report of a burglary in progress. Officers arrived and learned that two black males had been inside a residence and had just fled the scene on foot. When officers clearned the house, the found the door had been forcefully opened and the house ransacked, and certain items had been placed near the front door.

A few minutes later, an officer located a suspect matching the description of one of the two burglars nearby, in the 100 block of Mary Lane. The officers was able to determine that this male was, in fact, one of the burglars, and was still in possession of narcotics that were stolen from the house. The suspect, identified as Tevin Landers, 18, of Alexandria, was arrested and charged with Simple Burglary of a Dwelling and Possession of CDS V.

Landers also had an active warrant through the Pineville Police Department for Simple Burglary and Criminal Trespass. This is Landers' 17th booking into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in 12 months.

Tevin Landers

Fatal Shooting on Summerwood Lane

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a shooting on February 12, 2017, in the 2900 block of Summerwood Lane. Brent McDowell, 39, of Alexandria, was shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

If anyone has any information regarding the above referenced investigation, please call the Alexandria Police Criminal Investigations Division at 318-441-6416, or A.P.D. at 318-449-5099. You may also report any information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 318-443-STOP, (7867).

Fatal Shooting on 3rd St. - Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: On February 15, APD Detectives investigating Timothy Teasley charged Teasley with one count of Attempted Second Degree Murder. The charge stems from a shooting that occurred on February 13, at around 8:15, at a store in the 4300 block of 3rd Street. Officers investigating that incident arrived at the store and found that a male subject had been shot in the abdomen, sustaining a non-life-threatening injury. He was treated by medical personnel and transported to a local hospital.

Other than Teasley's alleged involvement, there are no indications at this time that the two shootings are related. The matter is still under investigation and no other details are available at this time.

ORIGINAL REPORT: On February 14, at around 10:25 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a shooting at a business in the 3800 block of 3rd Street. Upon arrival, officers found one of the store employees had been shot, and another employee had been shot at but not hit. Emergency personnel arrived, however, the employee succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded, and they were able to identify the suspect as Timothy Teasley, 25, of Alexandria. At around 1:00 am, APD officers located Teasley at a residence in the 4700 block of West Sandy Bayou Drive. Teasley resisted efforts to arrest him and fought with officers, but was eventually taken into custody. Upon his arrest, Teasley was found to be in possession of a firearm. Teasley had also sustained minor gunshot wounds that were believed to be sustained during the initial incident on 3rd Street, and was treated for these injuries before being booked.

Teasley was charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Resisting an Officer by Force or Violence, and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. At this time, the incident does not appear to have been a robbery, however the incident is still under investigation, and no other details are available at this time. The name of the victim is not available at this time.

Timothy Teasley

Drug Dealer Charged with Second Degree Murder

On Friday, February 10, at around 2:30 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a man and woman lying on the ground, unresponsive, on N. City Park Bl. When officers arrived, emergency medical personnel were already on scene attempting to resuscitate both subjects. The male subject became conscious, however, the female did not, and both were transported to a local hospital. Officers learned that the male and female had purchased and used what they thought was heroin, and had chosen this location by the side of the road to use it.

According to emergency medical personnel, both subjects were unresponsive and did not have a pulse. This reaction is indicative of the heroin being mixed with, or replaced by, fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, approximately 50 times more potent than heroin, used for acute pain management in patients with advanced cancer. There have been numerous synthetic-opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Alexandria in the last two years.

Detectives investigating the matter were able to identify the drug dealer who supplied the drug to the two subjects as Kendrick Davis, 35, of Alexandria. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Davis for Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, as well as a search warrant for his residence. The warrants were executed Friday night, and Davis was booked on his warrant, as well as new charges for Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS IV with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon with Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana.

On Sunday, February 12, at around 3:40 pm, APD detectives were informed by hospital personnel that the female subject had passed. Following this news, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kendrick Davis for Second Degree Murder. The warrant was served at the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where Davis was still being held.

The victim has been identified as Lillie Camille Harvey, 28, of Alexandria. The family of Ms. Harvey has requested that the following statement be released by APD on their behalf:

"If you knew Lillie Camille Harvey you knew love. Her family doesn't want her death to mean defeat. Instead, we hope it will be used as a means of awareness to a community plagued by addiction. We want the public to know that because of her death a foundation will be created that will seek to empower those looking for help.

"In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Lillie Harvey Special Fund at Catahoula/LaSalle Bank."

Kendrick Davis

Media Briefing - February 13 at 12:30 pm

The Alexandria Police Department will host a Media Briefing on Monday 2/13/2017, at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at A.P.D. Headquarters (1000 Bolton Ave.). The topic of the briefing will be centered upon the local impact and response to the national epidemic of opioid-related overdoses. Additionally, we will highlight the cooperative and focused effort by Central LA Law Enforcement in investigating drug-overdose related deaths as homicides. Finally, we will address, in allowed detail, the most recent arrest of Kendrick Davis on February 12, 2017, for the offense of 2nd Degree Murder in a suspected heroin-distribution-related fatal overdose. Invited and anticipated to participate are: F.B.I., LA State Police, Rapides Parish Sheriff, Pineville Police, Rapides Parish Coroner, and LA Office of Public Health.

Body Found on Levee

On February 12, at around 6:40 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a body found on the levee, near the Purple Heart Bridge. Officers arrived in the area and located the body, which was largely decomposed. Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene. The deceased was wearing men’s clothing and initially appears to be a white male, however, due to the state of the body, this is not confirmed. At this time, it is unknown if there was foul play, and the matter is still being investigated.

Pedestrian Fatality was Intentional

On February 12, at around 11:45 am, APD responded to a report of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 1100 block of MacArthur Drive. Officers responded and found EMTs on scene attempting to resuscitate the victim, a 28-year-old male. A female was nearby, and the initial information was that she had been walking with the male when he was struck by a car, which then fled the scene.

As officers continued to investigate, however, they determined that the male had been walking by himself and was struck by a black truck. The vehicle was found to belong to the female, who had given a fake name to officers. Detectives were contacted to assist with the investigation, and were able to determine that the female had intentionally struck the victim with her truck, after which she parked and then returned to the victim on foot. It was also discovered that the suspect and victim had been staying together at a nearby motel and had recently had a dispute.

The female was properly identified as Shalynne Johnson, 25, of Alexandria. She was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The victim’s name is not being released at this time, and the case is still under investigation.

Shalynne Johnson

Driver Runs From / Fights With Officers

On February 9, at around 1:40 pm, APD officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 5200 block of Lacassine Dr. During the stop, the driver became evasive, providing officers with a false name, before walking away from the stop. Officers instructed him to come back, at which point he began running away from them. Officers pursued when the suspect ran inside a residence in the same block. He was pursued inside the residence, where he struggled and punched one officer. He was eventually brought under control and handcuffed, and was identified as Allen Craig Bell, 40, of Alexandria. He was charged with Resisting an Officer by False Information, Resisting an Officer by Flight, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Battery of a Police Officer, and was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Allen Craig Bell

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