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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Bastrop Police Department makes weekend arrests

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  • Two Bastrop men are behind bars on rape charges stemming from a weekend complaint.
    Bastrop Police Chief Downey Black said a complaint was received around 11:30 p.m. April 26 from a victim who stated she had been raped while walking through Jackson Park. The victim said two men approached and physically restrained her from leaving the area and sexually assaulted her. The men were identified as John Lee Bass, 27, 901 Tyler and John Willie Bass Jr., 33, 901 Tyler. They were located and arrested on charges of forcible rape and placed in the Morehouse Parish jail.
    The duo will appear this morning in front of a 4th Judicial District judge for bond information. If convicted on the charge of forcible rape, they face a sentence of up to 40 years at hard labor.
    Also arrested by the BPD was Shaterrica Livingston, 21, 916 Van Ave., who was wanted in connection to a December 2013 incident in which a home on White Avenue was forcibly entered and the resident was commanded at gunpoint to give money. The victim was able to flee to a bedroom, lock the door and call 911.
    The investigation revealed Livingston was involved with the incident and warrants for her arrest were issued. She was arrested on charges of armed robbery, four counts of conspiracy, two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping and obstruction of justice. She remains in the Morehouse Parish jail awaiting bond.

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