Fla. couple soughtin child abductions

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued an AMBER Alert for two children after their non-custodial, biological parents who have Louisiana ties abducted them from their custodial grandmother in Tampa at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Louisiana State Police said.

Authorities are looking for Joshua Michael Hakken, 35, and Sharyn Patricia Hakken, 34, who may be driving a black 2006 GMC pickup truck bearing Florida tag #U95KT (University of South Florida tag). Their parental rights were recently terminated and they have ties in the Slidell area.

Joshua Hakken is described as being 5’ 11” in height, 180 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Sharyn Hakken is described as being 5’4” in height, 150 lbs with short, curly brown hair and blue-green eyes.

These subjects may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

Residents should not attempt to approach these individuals, but to contact 911 or local law enforcement immediately. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken, 4, who both have brown hair and brown eyes, is asked to contact the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department at (813) 247-8200.

Police: Woman hit man with weight

NEW ORLEANS — Police arrested a 50-year-old woman accused of beating and cutting her boyfriend during an argument.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, arrived at his home in the 1700 block of New Orleans Street about 3 a.m. Tuesday and began to argue with his girlfriend, whom police identified as Bronson Bundy.

During the argument, police allege Bundy picked up a five-pound weight and hit her boyfriend in the head. Bundy then got a knife and began to swing it at the boyfriend, police said.

The boyfriend tried to block the swing but was cut on the hand, police said. His condition was not available.

Bundy was out of jail Wednesday on a $20,000 bond, according to Orleans Parish Criminal Court records. Attempts to contact her were unsuccessful.

Police investigate rape of teen girl

NEW ORLEANS — Police said they are investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

According to a daily police log, the victim was found about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday near Canal and Camp streets on the edge of the Central Business District.

Police did not immediately release any other information on the incident.

Venice fugitive found in Arkansas

BELLE CHASSE — A Venice man convicted of child molestation and on the run since 2010 for failing to register as a sex offender was found late last month in Arkansas, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

U.S. Marshals found Henry J. Billiot Sr., 49, on March 28 at a relative’s home near Little Rock, Ark.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 13 asked for the Marshals’ Sex Offender Investigations Branch to help find Billiot, who did not register as a sex offender, said Commander Eric J. Becnel, a sheriff’s spokesman.

Billiot remained jailed Wednesday in the Lonoke County, Ark., Sheriff’s Office on no bond for being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office must decide whether it will charge him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Billiot waived extradition proceedings and will be charged in Plaquemines Parish’s 25th Judicial District Court if the U.S. Attorney’s Office refuses to indict him, Becnel said.

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