Authorities in Louisiana Arrest 33-Year-Old Louisiana Man Suspected in Homicide Case in Rapides Parish

Published March 28, 2023

Authorities in Louisiana Arrest 33-Year-Old Louisiana Man Suspected in Homicide Case in Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish, Louisiana – Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a 33-year-old Louisiana man suspected in a homicide case in Rapides Parish.

On March 27, 2023, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office (RPSO) revealed that detectives have made an arrest in the late Sunday evening shooting in the Old Boyce Road area that left one individual deceased. Authorities worked throughout the night collecting evidence and questioning witnesses in the incident that occurred on Old Boyce Road. Early on in their investigation, Detectives developed Arthur Jamal Wallace, 33 of Alexandria, Louisiana as a suspect.

During their investigation, detectives reportedly uncovered what they thought to be Wallace’s vehicle at a property on Gary Street in Alexandria, Louisiana. With the assistance of RPSO SWAT, Detectives conducted a search warrant for Wallace at the residence but the suspect was not there.

At approximately 10:40 pm, Wallace turned himself into Deputies at the RPSO Main Office at the courthouse. He was taken into custody without incident.

Sheriff’s Detectives pursued the case further, obtaining warrants for Wallace’s arrest on one count of First Degree Murder and one count of Attempted First Degree Murder. Wallace was booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where he remains at the time of this release, being held on a $1,500,000.00 bond.

The deceased has been identified as Christopher Earl Chisem, 32 of Alexandria.

Sheriff’s Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has any information on this case, they are asked to contact Detective John Skrobarcek, at 318-473-6727, Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867, or use the Crime Stoppers P3 Tipster app.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.