According to Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Mark Herford:
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Charles Ward, Sr. (W/M, DOB 09-08-66) was arrested by deputies from the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Beauregard/DeRidder Narcotics Task Force, and the Louisiana State Police for the following charges:
One count of Possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies
One count of Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm
The arrest stemmed from an on-going investigation conducted by the Beauregard/DeRidder Narcotics Task Force, Louisiana State Police, and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office CAT Team. During the investigation, officers were purchasing stolen firearms from Ward, who is a convicted felon. The stolen firearms were obtained from numerous burglaries in multiple parishes in southwest Louisiana.
Deputies from Calcasieu Parish also assisted in the investigation.
As part of this continuing investigation, deputies are requesting that anyone who may have purchased firearms or items such as drills, chainsaws, air compressors or any other items from Charles Ward, Sr. please contact the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, or the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office with that information.
There has been no significant damage reported from todays storm. There is minor road flooding as with similar storms. Driver's are urged to use caution when approaching water on the roadways. Please check back for updates.