A 37-year-old Jena man is facing charges in two adjoining parishes – LaSalle and Rapides – following an investigation by detectives in each of the parishes, according to LaSalle Sheriff Scott Franklin.
On December 28, 2017, Rapides Parish deputies took a report of fraudulent use of an access card. Complainant stated that once the card was discovered missing, contact was made with the bank and several fraudulent transactions were discovered. The case was turned over to Sheriff’s detectives for further investigation.
During their investigation it was discovered LaSalle Parish Detectives were also working on the same case. LaSalle Detectives stated that the suspect had made several fraudulent charges in their jurisdiction as well.
Rapides and LaSalle detectives began a joint investigation and were able to identify the suspect as Randall Richard Holmes, 37, of 104 Pecan Grove Road, Jena.
Rapides detectives obtained arrest warrants on Holmes. Holmes was taken into custody by detectives in LaSalle Parish on their charges and booked into LaSalle Parish Detention Center.
On January 12th, 2018, once Holmes was released from LaSalle Detention Center, he was then transported to Rapides Parish Detention Center where he was booked in for the fraudulent charges made in Rapides Parish, which included 5 counts unauthorized use of access card.
Holmes was later released on $2,500 bond.