(Press Release from Bossier Sheriff's Office)
Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen says six people have been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting in Haughton.
Early this morning, Cari Lacaze, 22, and Richard Farris, 21, both of the 900 block of Princeton Road, picked up Cederrick Lockett and his friend in Shreveport. The pair also called on three black males -- Christopher Cochran, of the 100 block of Rolling Meadows Lane in Bossier City, T.R. Seets, of the 300 block of East Mount Zion Rd. in Monticello, Ar. and Wesley Harper, of the 1600 of Winnfield Road -- to assist them in setting up Lockett and his friend. The group intended to rob Lockett of his dope and money.
The group met on Fullwood Road in Haughton, but Lockett and his friend got suspicious of the other three black males since they did not know them. They demanded that Lacaze take them back to Shreveport. Farris exited the vehicle to stay with the three black males, and Lacaze began to take Lockett and his friend back to Shreveport. Farris called Lacaze and told her to come back so that they could finish what they had started. Lockett and his friend refused to go back and got out of the car to walk back to Shreveport. Lacaze headed back to Fullwood Road to pick up Farris.
Meanwhile, the three black males picked up another friend who was in on the set up, William "Wild Man" Monie, Jr., 23, of the 300 block of Edwards St. in Bossier City. The four men headed to Winnfield Road and stopped the car when they saw Lockett and his friend. Monie got out of the vehicle and fired three rounds, hitting Lockett in the left side of the abdomen. Lockett and his friend took off running and knocked on the doors of nearby homes to phone 911.
Lockett was transported to LSUHSC. The bullet exited his body, and he did not require surgery at the hospital. He would have been released this morning, but LSUHSC Police found drugs on Lockett. He was arrested and transported to Caddo Correctional Center. He is charged with contraband on state property and possession of schedule II.
While detectives were searching the Winnfield Road area for evidence to piece the story together, a BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued for the black Chrysler Sebring convertible the four black males had been riding in. Lockett and his friend didn't know the suspects names but were able to give a description of the vehicle. A patrol deputy spotted the car on I-220 near the Shed Road exit. There were only two men inside, Cochran and Seets. Harper and Monie had already been dropped off. Since there were drugs in the vehicle, the two men were arrested on drug charges.
Later in the morning, Lacaze and Farris were arrested at their residence in Princeton. Deputies had been watching the home to see if they would return. Harper was arrested in Princeton at the home where Lacaze had borrowed the car she used for the evening. When the car was returned, he was arrested. Monie, the shooter, was the last suspect to be apprehended. He was arrested at his job in Bossier City. Detectives executed search warrants on his home and spoke with family and his parole officer. He even answered the phone and spoke with his parole officer, telling him that he had been at work all morning. Detectives moved quickly and arrested him at work.
Interestingly, Monie, was unaware that any of the other suspects had been apprehended and continued to text them throughout the morning while they sat in the detectives offices in the Benton Courthouse.
Lacaze and Farris are charged with conspiracy to commit simple robbery. Cochran is charged with attempted first degree murder and simple possession of schedule I marijuana. Seets is charged with attempted first degree murder, possession of schedule I marijuana and received a citation for an improper windshield. Harper is charged with conspiracy to commit simple robbery and failure to abide by a suspended sentence on an unrelated charge. Monie is charged with attempted first degree murder.