Second Arrest in Youth Suicide at Ware

A second person has been arrested in connection with the suicide of a youth held at the Ware Youth Center north of Coushatta.  Two young boys hanged themselves on the same weekend in February of 2019.

Jhanquial Gemarrio Smith was arrested September 21st by the Sheriff’s Office.  He is charged with Malfeasance in Office.  On August 5th, Marvin Ray Rogers was arrested, also on a charge of Malfeasance by the Sheriff’s Office. 

Both Smith and Rogers are also charged in connection with the suicide of one youth a year and a half ago at Ware.  They are charged with Malfeasance, which is defined as “wrongdoing, especially by a public official.”

Seventeen year old Jordan Bachman and 13-year-old Sloan Peterson both committed suicide while being held at Ware.  They were both arrested and charged by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Smith and Rogers are charged in connection with one of the deaths, the hanging suicide of Sloan Peterson.