SHREVEPORT, LA - A Shreveport man found guilty of domestic violence crimes earlier this month is sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison. That's the decision from a Caddo District Court judge.
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37-year-old Darnell Caldwell was sentenced to 13 years at hard labor by ad hoc District Judge John Robinson for domestic abuse battery with a dangerous weapon and causing serious bodily injury. Judge Robinson found Caldwell guilty during a bench trial on April 17. Judge Robinson also ordered Caldwell to serve 18 months in prison on each of two instances of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment. The sentences involving the children are to be served concurrent with each other but consecutive to the bodily injury sentence.

What Happened During the Crime?

On December 15, 2021, Caldwell  threw an aerosol can through a car window, striking his victim, a woman with whom he had a five-year relationship and shared three children. The woman suffered a broken nose, a broken eye socket and a broken sinus cavity. Two of their children, a 4-year-old girl and a newborn baby girl, were inside the car when Caldwell threw the can.
Judge Robinson also made note of the fact that Caldwell had attacked the victim during an incident three months earlier. He also noted the victim’s children had witnessed that attack as well. The judge mentioned that children who witness such acts of violence can can damage children’s mental well-being.

Caddo Parish Violent Offenders April 13th-19th

The following booking photos are those who were booked in to Caddo Correctional Center for crimes of a violent or sexual nature. All those pictured are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Caddo Correctional Center

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