Deputies responded to take a report of criminal sexual conduct that occurred in the Alexandria area on March 16th, 2021. Deputies took the initial report and Sheriff’s Detectives responded to conduct a follow up investigation.
Detectives identified Allen Hayes, 59, of Alexandria, as a suspect. Detectives quickly learned Hayes was arrested in August of 2020 for Second Degree Rape by the Alexandria Police Department and was currently out on bond on that charge. Detectives established sufficient probable cause that supported the victims allegations and a warrant was granted for Hayes’ arrest in reference to one count 3rd Degree Rape.
On March 16th, a search warrant was executed at Hayes’ residence in Alexandria where he was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Hayes remains in jail at this time and his bond has been set at $530,000.
Detectives say their investigation is still ongoing and believe there may be more victims that have not yet come forward. If anyone has any information relating to this investigation, you are asked to contact the Detective Matthew Cross at 318-473-6727 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.