Powell Found Guilty

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office reports on January 27th, 2022, Terry Dewayne Powell was found guilty on all charges ranging from: 

– 2nd Degree Murder

– Armed Robbery

– Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

– Attempted Armed Robbery. 

This case began during the early morning hours of April 12, 2021 when 911 dispatchers received a call from a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Mansfield, La.  First Responders would soon locate the male victim, as well as the deceased body of Mrs. Lynda Palmer, behind the front desk. 

Sentencing is scheduled to take place in the coming days.  Sheriff Richardson, Investigators, and staff continue to offer their thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by this case.