Local law enforcement reported that Dekedrick Dontez Mardis turned himself in this morning.
The suspect surrendered himself to law enforcement.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office thanks residents for their patience and assistance in the way of tips.
Mardis escaped from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center through an open door Friday.
LPSO along with Ruston Police Department, the K9 Chase Team from Wade Correctional Center and Louisiana State Police Air Wing (FLIR equipped helicopter) were called in to assist in the search.
Blakeley Keagle, 6, was crowned as the 2016 Princess Peach on Saturday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Blakeley took home a cash reward, $50 gift certificate to the Children’s Shoppe, a crown and flowers. Check Monday’s paper for winners of Miss Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen and Miss Dixie Gem Peach Pageant.
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the December Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Dec. 10 luncheon and was then presented an award of recognition by the club. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their perspective school campus.