Arrest made in cruelty to juveniles & criminal neglect of family

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Rapides Parish (RPSO)- On March 12, 2019, deputies responded to a complainant, in the Boyce area, in reference to a report of criminal neglect of family. Upon arrival deputies were informed that Jansen Brock Smith 30, of Boyce, would leave his juvenile children unattended for days on end. Detectives, in conjunction with representatives of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, immediately initiated an investigation. 

During their investigation evidence was discovered at the scene, which supported the initial allegations. Jansen Brock Smith was located and questioned in reference to the allegations, as well as the deplorable living conditions of the home. Smith was taken into custody and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center in reference to criminal neglect of family, cruelty of a juvenile, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace. 

Smith was later released on a $4,000 bond. 

The children have been placed into another home by officials with D.C.F.S.

Arrestee: Jansen Brock Smith, 30, West Boyce, LA


– Cruelty of a Juvenile

– Criminal Neglect of Family

– Resisting an Officer

– Disturbing the Peace

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