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A comprehensive look at station 8 allegations -- page 3

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Shreveport Fire Engineer Billy Glass, charged with principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm Shreveport Fire Engineer Billy Glass, charged with principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm
Shreveport Fire Engineer Jason Vaughan, facing charges of principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm Shreveport Fire Engineer Jason Vaughan, facing charges of principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm
Shreveport Fire Captain Randy Chandler, charged with cruelty to the infirm Shreveport Fire Captain Randy Chandler, charged with cruelty to the infirm

Fire Engineer Billy Glass

Billy Glass, a fire engineer with 17 years at SFD, was charged with principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm on Aug. 6.

Where Richardson told police the firefighters pooled their money to hire the prostitute, Glass reportedly told police Aug 1. he was the one who handed that money to the victim.

Police say Glass initially denied knowing about the sexual intercourse but contradicted himself when he admitted to telling the following shift about the act.

In the reports, Glass also admits to the rooftop hazing and soaking described by other firefighters.

Glass was terminated along with Harris, Richardson, and Jason Vaughan on Aug. 30.

Fire Engineer Jason Vaughan

The fourth- and final- firefighter facing both charges of principal to prostitution and cruelty to the infirm is Jason Vaughan, 34.

The fire engineer with 11 years experience at SFD turned himself into authorities at Caddo Correctional Center on Aug. 12.

Although Vaughan initially told police he was not involved in the ordering of a prostitute, during a second interview on Aug. 6, he admits he did know why the victim and woman were in a bathroom together and goes on to say he ordered Richardson to watch from a window while he unsuccessfully tried to find another vantage point.

Vaughan was also volunteering for Bossier Fire District 5 in Plain Dealing at the time charges were filed, serving as assistant chief. Although his position in Plain Dealing was under question after his arrest, KTBS 3 News was not able to confirm Vaughan's current status at the department.

Vaughan was terminated from SFD on Aug. 30. His attorney, Stephen Glassell, says Vaughan will file an appeal to the Civil Service Board.

Capt. Randy Chandler

While the other firefighters fight two offenses, Capt. Randy Chandler faces only one charge and was not working at Station 8 at the time of his arrest.

A 30-year veteran with SFD, police say Chandler admitted to a few possibly criminal acts between May and August 2012 during an interview at the FBI Field Office in Shreveport. Those acts are the basis for his charge.

Investigators say Chandler bought Alpo dog food at a local grocery store, cooked it on the stove, and fed it to a mentally disabled man under the pretense that the meal was "beef tips and rice," not dog food.

In a post-Miranda statement to investigators, Chandler reportedly said there were two separate occasions when he took a hat from the victim and threw it to the ground where it landed on an ant hill.

Because the victim is said to have the mind of an 8- or 9-year-old, it is reported that his mental capacity prohibited him from removing the cap before he was bitten by the ants. Records say the victim received medical treatment from another firefighter.

In the document, Chandler admits that he locked the victim in a Station 8 closet for a short amount of time.

Investigators also cite three other firefighters when they allege that Chandler put coins in fire and had the victim retrieve them.

Chandler's arraignment is set for Monday, Sept. 30, before Judge Ramona Emanuel. He is still on paid administrative leave.

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