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UPDATE: One Suspect in Theft Ring Arrested; Four Still Wanted

One of the five suspects wanted for thefts and racketeering at retail stores within Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and other states has been arrested.
Dennkeetra T. Ruff (Monroe Police Department)
Dennkeetra T. Ruff (Monroe Police Department)
Glenda Jackson (Monroe Police Department)
Glenda Jackson (Monroe Police Department)
Latoria Hollins (Monroe Police Department)
Latoria Hollins (Monroe Police Department)
Mikeisha Mitchell (Monroe Police Department)
Mikeisha Mitchell (Monroe Police Department)
Timothy Butler (Monroe Police Department)
Timothy Butler (Monroe Police Department)
UPDATE: One of the five suspects wanted for thefts and racketeering at retail stores within Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and other states has been arrested.

Mikeisha Mitchell was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with racketeering.

She's being held at OCC on $50,000 bond.

Four other suspects, Latoria Hollins, Timothy Butler, Dennkeetra Ruff and Glenda Jackson, are still wanted by police. 

Anyone with information about the four suspects are asked to call Monroe Police at (318) 329-2600 or Crimestoppers at (318) 388-2274 (CASH).



MONROE -- Monroe Police have identified several suspects responsible for thefts and racketeering at retail stores within Monroe City, Ouachita Parish, and other states.

Starting in 2013, Detectives have worked several shoplifting cases and have been able to establish unique factors and patterns for several of these offenses.

"Based upon the criminal habits, the patterns and everything that's taken place, we've been able to establish and we're going to invoke the state racketeering charge," said Sgt. Mark Johnson with the Monroe Police Department.

Police say several suspects have been involved in multiple high profile thefts totaling thousands of dollars in loss to retailers.

"When these stores take such a loss because of loss prevention, that has to be passed on somewhere else so they can stay in business, so these people may think they're just hurting a big company, but they're not. They're really hurting guys like me and you," Johnson said.

The suspects in these cases have been arrested for past thefts as individuals and in certain cases, as members of a group whose intent was to commit thefts and other related crimes such as trespassing, possession of stolen things, and damage to property.

Monroe Police have obtained arrest warrants for five suspects for the offense of Racketeering, based upon the above combined crimes. Racketeering is the commission, attempt, or solicitation of crimes that can be identified as part of a large organized criminal activity where at least two similar patterns or methods of commission exist.

"We're still looking at 30 other suspects that are involved in this thing here and charges are pending against those people, so this is not the end of this case. If anything, this is the very beginning," said Johnson.

34 other people have been identified as repeat offenders in connection with the above offenses and have been connected to the five suspects listed below. Charges and warrants are pending against these subjects.

Arrest warrants are currently held for:

1. Mikeisha Mitchell BF, DOB 05-01-89 of Monroe La. 11 pasts arrests for Theft/Fraud.

1 ct- Racketeering, bond $50,000

2. Dennkeetra T. Ruff, BF DOB 08-17-91 of Monroe La. 13 past arrests for Theft, Trespassing, and Resisting.

1 ct- Racketeering, bond $50,000

3. Latoria Hollins, BF DOB 11-10-80 of Monroe La. 15 arrests for Theft, Trespassing.

1 ct- Racketeering, bond $50,000

4. Glenda F, Jackson BF 01-22-86 of Rayville La. 17 arrests for Thefts, Trespassing.

1 ct- Racketeering, bond $50,000.

5. Timothy Butler, BM 12-27-69 of Monroe La. 35 Theft, Burglary, and Trespassing arrests.

1 ct-Racketeering, bond $50,000.


Monroe Police hope this case will serve as an example of the enforcement action that will be taken against repeat offenders that victimize our local retail stores that are vital to our community. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be made available as the case proceeds.

Anyone with information about the listed suspects are asked to call Monroe Police at 318.329.2600 or Crimestoppers at 318.388.2274 (CASH).

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