David Tyler Boyd, age 27, Lake Providence, worked for the city of Oak Grove for approximately three years.
In late July, the LSP Special Victims Unit received a complaint in reference to a teenager being raped by a man in East Carroll Parish.
During this investigation, it was revealed Boyd had sexual intercourse with a teenager. On Aug. 6, 2018, Boyd was arrested in Oak Grove and later transferred to River Bend Correctional Center in Lake Providence where he was charged with second-degree rape.
Bond was set at $50,000.
Oak Grove Mayor Adam Holland said Boyd was not on duty and was outside of West Carroll Parish when the alleged incident occurred.
“Chief (Lewis) Russell and I met with Mr. Boyd on Monday afternoon after being notified of an investigation by the state police,” Holland said. “We asked him for his resignation and shortly thereafter he was taken into custody by the state police following the termination of his employment with the town.”
Holland said the incident is an embarrassment for the town and the police department.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the alleged victim’s family and Officer Boyd’s family,” Holland said. “However, the sun came up this morning, and the earth is still rotating on its axis around the sun. The town of Oak Grove will go on.”
The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.
This is an ongoing and active investigation with no further information at this time.