Man charged with nine counts cruelty to animals


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff ’s deputies announce Laurie “Bubba” Ward, 43, of Ashland, wanted by the NPSO in connection with multiple counts of cruelty to animals was captured this evening by Grant Parish Sheriff ’s Deputies in the Nantachie area shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Ward was booked into the Grant Parish Jail on Natchitoches Parish Criminal Warrants for nine counts of Cruelty to Animals. He is also wanted by the Jackson Parish Sheriff ’s Office on an outstanding 2nd Judicial District Court Bench Warrant for Execution of Sentence.

Ward will be transferred to the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

The case will be forwarded to the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.