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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Armed Robbery in West Monroe

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an Armed Robbery of the Oasis Bingo Hall in West Monroe on September 21. Two suspects allegedly entered the business armed with a gun and took an undetermined amount of cash. The investigation into the robbery identified Donald Bouwell, Jr. and James Stephenson as suspects. Both suspects were later involved in a pursuit by Union Parish Deputies when they fled into a wooded area. After an extensive search, both suspects were apprehended in Union Parish and arrested on the charge of Armed Robbery. Bouwell was also charged with Failure to Register as a Sex offender in Ouachita Parish and faces additional Union Parish charges. Stephenson was charged with additional Union Parish charges as well.

We wish to thank the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police Air Support, David Wade K-9 Chase Team and the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries for their assistance with the arrest.