News Release

News Release

Stabbing Arrest

On April 27, at around 4:30 pm, APD officers responded to the 500 block of Versailles to a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived, they contacted a male victim who reported being attacked by the suspect. The victim had a deep laceration to his nose, and reported that the suspect drew a knife and attacked him before fleeing the scene on foot. Officers were informed that the suspect had left pushing a woman in a wheelchair. Officers located the suspect and woman nearby, where it was discovered the woman was his girlfriend. Detectives were called to continue the investigation.

During the investigation, it was learned that the suspect and girlfriend were in a parked car in front of the girlfriend's father's home. The woman, who is disabled and requires a wheelchair, went into the home with the assistance of her father. When she was inside, she reported that her boyfriend was physically abusive, even cutting her with a knife, and she wanted to leave him. The boyfriend then forced his way into the home and attacked her father before taking her at knife point and forcing her out of the home, then making her leave with him.

The suspect, who was identified as Blake Gauthier, 29, and who is apparently homeless, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Abuse Battery, Home Invasion, and Second Degree Kidnapping. He was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Blake Gauthier

Burglar / Car Thief Arrested Following Chase

On April 27, a few minutes after 2:30 am, APD officers responded to an alarm activation at a business in the 1800 block of Lee Street. When officers arrived, they found the front door had been forced open, and officers cleared the building. The owner arrived and a review of the surveillance video footage showed the suspect forcing open the door and then taking items, including the keys to a car. The suspect then exited the building and used the keys to steal a car, driving it through a fence and then fleeing the scene.

A patrol officer located the stolen car shortly thereafter on East Texas Ave, near Lee Street. Officers followed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the suspect fled in the stolen car. After a brief pursuit, the suspect lost control of the vehicle on Dixie Lane, near Turtle Bend. The suspect then got out of the car and fled on foot, but officers were able to quickly take him into custody behind a nearby house.

The suspect was identified as Jerrell Antwine, 32, of Alexandria. He was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Simple Burglary, and Aggravated Flight from an Officer.

Jerrell Antwine

Carjacking Suspect Arrested After Chase

UPDATE: On April 27, Douglas Mayo was transferred to Rapides Parish, and interviewed by APD detectives. In addition to the Bayou Roberts burglary and the carjacking, detectives learned that Mayo had committed another vehicle theft of at a local hospital on April 25. Following the interview, he was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where he was charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Simple Burglary, two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, and three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On April 26, shortly after 6 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a carjacking. Officers contacted the victim at a business in the 1400 block of MacArthur Drive. The victim had parked his car and was walking toward the business when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect drew a gun and demanded the car keys, to which the victim complied, and the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.

Later the same evening, and APD patrol officers saw the stolen vehicle on MacArthur Drive, near Coliseum Bl. When officers attempted to stop the stolen car, the suspect fled, leading officers on a pursuit down MacArthur Drive and then onto Hwy 165 South. With the assistance of other agencies, the vehicle was disabled and was stopped in Kinder, where the suspect was taken into custody. Following his arrest, a handgun was located in the vehicle.

The suspect was identified as Douglas Mayo, 39, of Pineville, and was booked into the Allen Parish Detention Center. The officers investigating the incident also found indications that the suspect had been involved in a residential burglary that occurred earlier on the 26th. Multiple guns were stolen in the burglary of a home on Bayou Roberts Drive.

A complete list of charges for Douglas Mayo will be released when he is transferred to Rapides Parish.

Douglas Mayo

Victim From April 3rd Shooting Dies

On April 3, at around 3:00 pm, APD responded to a report of a man lying face down, near the bicycle trail on the levee near 16th Street. Officers arrived and found a 62-year-old male, bloody and unresponsive, with blood on the ground near him. Due to the blood, the extent and nature of his injuries could not immediately be determined. Detectives and crime scene personnel were called to the scene.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the man was taken to a local hospital. Once he was there, emergency room personnel found a bullet wound in the victim's head. The victim was identified as Richard Salesman, 62, of Alexandria. Mr. Salesman remained in the hospital until April 25, when he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

APD is requesting that anyone with information related to the murder of Richard Salesman please contact the Detective Division at (318) 441-6416, or (318) 449-5099, or call Crime Stoppers at (318) 443-STOP (7867)

Also on April 25, an Alexandria man was charged with Public Intimidation and two counts of Obstruction of Justice due to threats he made toward multiple people. The arrest stemmed from a report made to APD on April 24. APD officers and detectives were informed that the suspect made threats on social media. The threats, which were related to a civil case, were made toward the complainant, as well as his attorney and a judge.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Dalrymple, 34, of Alexandria for the aforementioned charges. He was located on Tuesday evening and arrested without incident, and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Robert Dalrymple

Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested

On April 25, at around 9:30 pm, APD officers were dispatched to a local hospital, where it was reported that three suspects were trying to break into cars. Officers arrived on scene and located the suspects, described as being in camouflage and dark colored jackets, and saw them looking into the windows of an SUV. Officers contacted the suspects, one of which refused instructions to stop and fled across the street on foot, where he was stopped by other officers.

Once the three were detained, officers were able to watch surveillance video of the incident, in which the three suspects are seen pulling on the door handles of a car. It is unknown at this time if other vehicles were burglarized. During the investigation, one of the suspects lied to officers about his name, instead claiming to be his brother.

The three were identified as Cornelius Batiste and Dhontori Owens, both 17, and Tavarius Owens, 20, all of Alexandria. Batiste and Dhontori Owens were both charged with Attempted Simple Burglary. Tavarius Owens was charged with Attempted Simple Burglary, Resisting an Officer, and Misrepresentation During Booking. Tavarius also had other active warrants; one for Simple Burglary of a Dwelling, stemming from a December burglary, and one for Felony Theft, stemming from an incident earlier this month. He was booked on these warrants as well.

Booking photos for Batiste and Dhontori Owens are not available at the time of this release.

Tavarius Owens

Burglary Arrest

The Alexandria Police were dispatched to the 6100 block of North Bolton in reference to a burglary. The victim stated that four suspects kicked in her door and came into her house. While in the house they stole several items and money. The victim's kids were in the house and was told to leave by the suspects. Samjuan King was identified and arrested. More arrest are pending.

Samjuan Deshon King 17, of Alexandria was charged with Burglary

Theft Arrest

On 4-24-17, the Alexandria Police responded to a theft at a local retail store in the Alexandria Mall. The suspect was observed by the store's securty, leaving the store with items that he had not paid for. The suspect was able to get to his car and leave the area. The suspect vehicle was spotted on MacArthur Drive headed north. The officers made an attempt to stop the vehicle but he refused. The chase continued, with several units involved, until he was blocked in on Rapides Ave. near Bolton. The suspect was arrest and the merchandise was recovered.

Terrick Payne 37, of Alexandria was charged with Aggravated Flight, Theft of Goods, Contempt of Court and a warrant through the District Attorney's Office.

APD Hosting Drug Take Back

On April 29th, 2017, the Alexandria PD will host a drug take back day starting at 10 am til 2 pm. The event will be held at the Public Safety Complex, located at 1000 Bolton Avenue, in Alexandria.

This is a service provided to the public to dispose of unused or expired medications.

APD Hosting Drug Take Back

On April 29th, 2017, the Alexandria PD will host a drug take back day starting at 1000hrs til 1400hrs. The event will be held at the Public Safety Complex, located at 1000 Bolton Avenue, in Alexandria.

This is a service provided to the public to dispose of unused or expired medications.

Burglary Arrest

On 4-11-17 the Alexandria Police responded to the 3100 block of Levin Street in reference to a burglary. The victim reported her flat screen TV missing. After an investigation, a suspect was developed. He was questioned about the burglary. It was learned he was also involved in a burglary in the 3200 block of Laurel Street.
James Gullette 24, of Alexandria was charged with two counts of Burglary.

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