On Sunday April 12th, 2020, deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles that occurred, in the Glenmora area, over an extended period of time. Deputies took the initial report and Detectives, who also responded to the scene, initiated their investigation. Detectives identified Roy James Smith, 43, of Glenmora as a suspect. Through their investigation, including interviews of the victim(s) and witnesses at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, detectives were able to establish sufficient probable cause that supported the original allegations. Warrants were granted for Smith’s arrest in reference to (100) 100 Counts – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13 and (100) 100 Counts – Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13.
On April 15th, Detectives and Deputies, which included members of our S.W.A.T. Team and the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, located Smith in a wooded area off of Melder Road, in Glenmora. Smith was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on the warrants. Smith is currently being detained at the detention center as bond has yet to be set, in reference to the charges.
Roy James Smith, 43
1443 Melder Road Glenmora, LA
100 Counts – First Degree Rape; Victim Under the Age of 13
100 Counts – Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Victim Under the Age of 13