All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

UPDATE (08/21/2023): On August 17, 2023, Johnny Winston Jr. was taken into custody by the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office for his outstanding felony warrant from the Oak Grove Police Department for Theft by Fraud. The Oak Grove Police Department arrested Winston and booked him into West Carroll Parish Jail, where he will await his bond. 

Winston was charged with nine counts of Felony Theft by Fraud.

Photo courtesy of Oak Grove Police Department

OAK GROVE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On August 8, 2023, officers of the Oak Grove Police Department confirmed that they’ve been investigating a series of complaints from local businesses over what is believed to be a scam. According to authorities, Johnny Winston Jr. of Mer Rouge, La., through the disguise of Metro Digital Advertising, obtained approximately $6,000 from local businesses for advertisements that were never provided.

Winston is wanted for Theft by Fraud. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Winston or if you or your business are victims of the alleged scam, contact authorities at 318-428-3275.