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News Release

Shooting Death on Henry Street

On June 10, around 9:15 pm, APD was called to the intersection of Henry Drive and Willow Glen Road in reference to gunshots in the area. Officers arrived and found a 20-year-old male subject lying on the ground, apparently shot. Medical personnel pronounced the male deceased on scene. A crime scene perimeter was set up and Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called. The investigation continues and no further details are available at this time.

Wanted Suspect from Texas Captured

On Tuesday afternoon, the Alexandria Police Department was contacted by the US Marshal's Office about a wanted suspect who was believed to be in Alexandria. The suspect was identified as Daryl Travis Kelly, who was wanted for probation violation stemming from drug trafficking and gun charges. He was also wanted for questioning in a homicide that occurred in San Antonio, Texas. Kelly was staying in a motel room at the HomeTowne Studios at 1000 MacArthur Drive.

APD Chief Jerrod King alerted tactical commander, Lieutenant Patrick Vandyke, who subsequently activated APD's Special Response Team. Chief King also contacted Rapides Parish Sheriff Hilton, and RPSO SRT was also activated. The two teams met and planned the operation, which required closing MacArthur Drive.

A few minutes before 3:00 pm, APD closed MacArthur Drive and began the operation. Once the teams were in place, officers contacted Kelly and ordered his surrender. Kelly agreed and surrendered without incident. After he was in custody and the scene was secure, traffic re-opened on MacArthur Drive a few minutes before 4:00 pm. Following the operation, Chief King thanked Sheriff Hilton and RPSO SRT commander Captain Brister, the US Marshal's Office, and the men and women of APD.

Kelly was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. He was charged by APD with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Marijuana.

Daryl Travis Kelly, 11/3/1986
3911 Southern Bluff, San Antonio, TX

Man Charged with Attempted Murder

On June 10, around 1:30 am, APD officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Madison Street. The caller had reported to APD Dispatch that a man at the house was armed with a knife and threatening the life of a family member.

Officers arrived on scene and the man, identified as Keldrick Ford, saw officers and stepped outside, where he complied with officers' orders and disarmed himself. He was taken into custody, but would not explain what had happened or answer any questions. Officers located Ford's family member [name withheld], who had non-life-threatening injuries allegedly sustained from the knife. The family member was examined by medical personnel.

Detectives were called out and conducted their investigation, after which Ford was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.

Keldrick Ford, 7/2/1992
2105 Madison Street, Alexandria, LA

Woman Charged with Stabbing

On June 3, APD officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ridgewood Drive, to a report of a man being stabbed. Officers arrived and found blood on the sidewalk and the front door open. Officers entered and located the victim in the living room with a towel around the injury on his arm, and a large pool of blood beneath him. Medical personnel responded quickly to treat the victim. Also present in the house were the victim's girlfriend and a two-year-old child.

Detectives were called to investigate the incident. Both the victim and girlfriend were interviewed and ultimately the victim's girlfriend, Kristin Lavespere, was arrested and charged with Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery. She was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Kristin Lavespere, 10/27/1989
207 Ridgewood Dr, Alexandria, LA

Man and Woman Charged after Fire in Motel Room

On June 1, around 10:30 pm, officers responded to a motel room in the 5700 block of Masonic Drive. APD had received a call requesting a check on the welfare of a small child in the room. When officers arrived, they could see smoke coming from the room. Officers looked through a window and saw Joshua Kelley, a subject who they recognized and who had active warrants, running toward the back door with a mattress that was on fire. As officers entered, Kelley ran out the back door and fled on foot, but he was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

Officers found a 2-month-old child, unattended but otherwise unharmed, in the living room. A woman identified as Kristin Potter was in the bedroom, and was found to have active warrants as well. Officers also found marijuana and suspected xanax tablets in the room, as well as other drug paraphernalia. The Alexandria Fire Department was contacted and came to the scene to investigate the fire that had occurred. The child was checked by medical personnel and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified.

Kelley was charged with Resisting an Officer by Flight, Child Desertion, Illegal Use of CDS in the Presence of a Minor, Possession of CDS I, and Possession of CDS IV. Potter was charged with Child Desertion, Illegal Use of CDS in the Presence of a Minor, Possession of CDS I, and Possession of CDS IV. Both were booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Joshua Kelley, 12/14/1988
135 Spur Road, Pollock, LA


Kristin Potter, 4/24/1989
no fixed address

Three Arrested for Beating Man in Street

On May 16, around 9:30 pm, an APD officer was flagged down while patrolling Bolton Ave near Monroe Street. The officer was directed to a crowd that had formed nearby that was watching a fight. The officer quickly got and separated and detained the people involved in the fight.

According to statements given to the officer, a male subject was attacked by three other males and one female. The attack reportedly started with the victim being attacked by one of the male suspects, who is a relative of the victim's girlfriend. Following the initial attack, the other two males and female joined in and beat the victim. The victim stated that during the attack, he was stabbed in the mouth by something, but he could not tell what the object was, or which suspect held it.

Two of the male suspects and the female suspect were still on scene and were arrested for the attack. The third male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle before the officer arrived, and reported took the weapon with him. The victim was treated by emergency personnel before being transported to a local hospital. Christopher Thompson, Stanley White, and Shacoria Thompson were all charged with Second Degree Battery and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. The investigation into the fourth suspect continues.

Christopher Thompson, 05/09/1990
2431 Midway Street, Alexandria, LA


Stanley White, 03/20/1964
125 24th Street, Alexandria, LA


Shacoria Russaw, 01/02/2001 (no photo available)
209 24th Street, Alexandria, LA

Off-Duty Officer Charged with Battery

On May 6, 2018, Alexandria Police responded to a disturbance at a business in the 2700 block of MacArthur Drive. The first responding officer was a uniformed officer working a security detail at the business, and heard the disturbance when it began. The officer saw two females fighting, one of whom was an off-duty Alexandria Police officer, Lacy Fields. The responding officer attempted to break up the fight and separate the two females.

Following this, the responding officer went outside with the two suspects, and was attempting to obtain information for his report. One of the suspects then re-escalated the conflict and the officer attempted to keep them away from each other. At this time, Fields committed a battery on the responding officer, who then grabbed her arm in an effort to gain control of her. Fields then continue to batter the officer and resist efforts to control her. She was eventually taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs.

Following the incident, Fields was issued a misdemeanor citation for Battery on a Police Officer, while the other female, who allegedly started the initial fight, was issued a misdemeanor citation for Simple Battery. Both were released from custody at the scene.

After the incident occurred, the responding officer sought medical treatment for injuries received during the confrontation with Fields. Consistent with LA R.S. 14:34.2, detectives requested an arrest warrant for Fields for felony Battery on a Police Officer, as well as Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence. Detectives obtained the arrest warrant on May 21, and on May 22, Field was contacted and taken into custody without incident. After speaking with detectives, she was transported to the Rapides Parish Detention Center and booked.

As is standard procedure with an incident involving an officer, Fields has been on administrative leave since the incident. No further details are available at this time.

Lacy Fields, 23
Alexandria, LA

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