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BCPD: Bossier Homicide Victims Suffered Multiple Stabbings |  News

BOSSIER CITY, La. — The two men found dead Monday morning in a burning Bossier City apartment suffered multiple stab wounds to various parts of their bodies, Bossier City police said in a news release Thursday.

This is the first time police have acknowledged the circumstances of the death, which KTBS reported on Monday.

In addition to the stab wounds, the victims, Craig Stewart, 35, and Christopher Dillard, 26, had large lacerations on their bodies, police said.

One was found in the bedroom and the other in the living room.

The deaths bring the total number of homicides this year in Bossier City to three.

Stand out Quintavious Walpool, 24, of Shreveport is being held in the Bossier Maximum Security Facility in Plain Dealing on a $1.5 million bond. He is charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Bossier City firefighters found the bodies of the two men early Monday morning when responding to a report of smoke coming from an upstairs apartment in the 1600 block of Joey Lane.

Once the fire was extinguished, the area was secured and the gendarmerie was notified. According to Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone, firefighters are specially trained to respond to a fire while maintaining the integrity of a crime scene.

Walpool was arrested within 12 hours of the fire call.

“I am so proud of our entire team, including our detectives who were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest in these murders,” Bossier City Police Chief Chris Estes said in the statement. “We would like to thank our partners at the Bossier City Fire Department, as well as our entire BCPD team, including the Violent Crimes Unit, our patrol officers, our special operations departments, our property crime division and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force for their assistance. Let’s get this dangerous man off the streets of Bossier City. I also want to thank the public and citizens of Bossier City for their assistance in responding to and investigating this crime. .

Walpool’s was previously arrested in 2015 for simple burglary. He was one of four men charged with nine counts of simple burglary and possession of marijuana. Separate victims are named in formal charges for the burglaries that spanned a few days in August 2015.

Walpool pleaded guilty in February 2016 to one count of simple burglary. He was sentenced to six years; however, the sentence was suspended and he was placed on active probation for five years. But then, in May 2018, Walpool’s probation was revoked and he was ordered to serve his original six-year sentence with credit for time already served behind bars.

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