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    LA - James 'Jamey' Stephens, 31, Rosepine, 29 March 2014

    James "Jamie" N. Stephens


    Authorities searching for missing Rosepine man -

    VERNON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
    Authorities have said they are worried about the well-being of a missing 31-year-old Rosepine man. The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office said James "Jamie" N. Stephens was last seen Saturday while in the area of La. 10 in Vernon.
    http://www.kplctv.com/story/25153063...g-rosepine-man
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    Vernon Parish looking for missing man

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    Posted: Apr 11, 2014 2:20 PM EDT
    Updated: Apr 11, 2014 2:20 PM EDT
    Posted By Brandon Rodgers, Digital Content Producer

    VERNON PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of James N. Stephens.

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    Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office still seeking missing man; family offers reward -

    The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is still seeking information on the whereabouts of James N. Stephens. Stephens was last seen in the area of Johnsonville on La. Highway 10 in Vernon Parish on March 29 wearing blue jeans, an orange shirt and a ball cap.
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    Family of missing Rosepine man speaks out on emotional search

    Family of missing Rosepine man speaks out on emotional search -

    VERNON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
    It's been an emotional 4 weeks for the Stephens family as they wait for answers on 31-year-old James Stephens' disappearance, who was last seen in the Johnsonville area in Vernon Parish a month ago. The family describe this time as "painful," "heartbreaking," and say they simply just want Stephens home.
    "We miss him," said his aunt Brenda Stephens. "We want him home and it's not the same in my house without him." His other aunt Teresa McConathy says Stephens, or "Jamey" as the family calls him, was very family oriented and always had a smile on his face. "He was always light-hearted and he had a sense of commitment to his family," said McConathy.
    The Stephens family even started the Help Bring Jamey Home Facebook page which has generated nearly 2,000 likes and has even helped the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office with leads. It's also helped the family stay connected and a chance to share words of encouragement.
    http://www.kplctv.com/story/25426080...otional-search
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    http://www.beauregarddailynews.net/a...NEWS/140709814

    Sheriff Sam Craft of the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced the July 3 arrests of Jose Israel Ayala III, 24, of Leesville and Cassandra Ward, 22, of Leesville. According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, the arrests are the result of a three-month investigation into the disappearance of James Stephens of Rosepine.

    With the assistance of the Polly Klaas Foundation Search Team, which included trained cadaver dogs, the VPSO located human remains in an area on La. 1211 in Vernon Parish. The road is locally known as Vernon Street in New Llano and Savage Forks Road thereafter. The exact location of the discovery has not been released.

    The remains are believed to be those of James Stephens, missing since March, according to the release.

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    http://www.kplctv.com/story/25958530...-disappearance

    A third person has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Rosepine man, authorities said.

    Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft said 28-year-old Matthew David Andrews, of New Llano, was arrested on a charge of accessory after the fact to second-degree murder. Andrews' bond was set at $75,000...

    Craft said the remains have been sent to the LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services lab for identification. It could take two to three months for identification, Craft said.

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    http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/new...info/14752931/

    A Leesville man was arrested Thursday in connection with the case of a missing Rosepine man believed to be dead, according to the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.

    Robert Vincent Worth, 24, became the fourth person charged in connection to the case. He was charged with obstruction of justice because he allegedly "did withhold crucial information regarding the homicide of Stephens during a July 2014 interview."

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    Justice For Jamey Stephens
    https://www.facebook.com/helpbringjameyhome

    Reading at Jamey's support page, trials for the 3 defendants have been postponed to November. His family has posted today - the 1 year mark.

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    Jamie went missing 2 years ago today.
    https://www.facebook.com/helpbringjameyhome/

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    Sentencing hearings for Stephens murder case next week

    Four sentencing hearings will take place next Thursday, June 29, in relation to the murder of James “Jamey” Stephens. The 31-year-old Rosepine man had initially been reported missing in March of 2014.

    Sentencing hearings, at the Vernon Parish Courthouse in Leesville, will be held for Cassandra Ward, 24; Jose Israel Ayala III, 26; Robert Vincent Worth, 24; Matthew David Andrews, 28. All but Andrews, of New Llano, are Leesville residents.
    Ward pleads guilty to obstruction of justice in Stephens murder case - September 2016

    Ayala pleads guilty to Manslaughter, Obstruction of Justice, and Aggravated Escape in Stephens Murder Case - April 2017

    The remains found in July of 2014 were identified as Stephens. According to the Facebook page for his case, he was laid to rest in August of 2014. RIP James.


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    Sentences handed down in death of James Stephens

    http://www.leesvilledailyleader.com/...james-stephens

    Jose Israel Ayala III, 27, of Leesville, was sentenced to 40 years for manslaughter, 40 years for obstruction of justice, and an additional 10 years for attempted aggravated escape. These sentences are to be served consecutively, with no chance of parole.

    Cassandra Ward, 25, of Leesville, was sentenced to 30 years for obstruction of justice, with no chance for parole.

    Matthew David Andrews, 28, of New Llano, was sentenced to 12.5 years for obstruction of justice.

    Robert Vincent Worth, 25, of Leesville, out on bond at the time of the hearing, was sentenced to 7 years for being an accessory after-the-fact. He was also sentenced to 5 years for possession of marijuana, with intent to distribute. These sentences will be served concurrently, for a total of 7 years.