Quantcast

Parents accused of leaving children at home without necessities - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Bossier City couple accused of leaving children without power, food, & water

Posted: Updated:
Sandra Lee Jagers, 34, of Bossier City. Courtesy of the Bossier City Police Department. Sandra Lee Jagers, 34, of Bossier City. Courtesy of the Bossier City Police Department.
Ronnie Mack Jagers, 33, of Bossier City. Photo courtesy of Bossier City Police Department. Ronnie Mack Jagers, 33, of Bossier City. Photo courtesy of Bossier City Police Department.
BOSSIER CITY, La. -

Two Bossier City parents face cruelty charges after they allegedly left two of their minor children home alone without electricity, food or running water.

"There was clothing on the floor, no furniture, and apparently there was an extension cord that was run into the house from a neighboring house," Bossier City spokesperson Mark Natale said of the living conditions at 4801 Gen. Scott Place.

Ronnie Mack Jagers, 33, and Sandra Lee Jagers, 34, are charged with cruelty to juveniles.

Patrol officers first checked out the house Saturday after an anonymous call alerted BCPD to the situation, but officers found it empty. After a second call Sunday, they revisited the home and found a 13-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl home alone.

"The children expressed to the officers that they were in fear being left alone there at the house," Natale says.

Natale says the children couldn't lock up the home, and the only food officers found was a package of spoiled hotdogs in a cooler. The cooler's ice had melted.

While officers were on scene, the Jagers drove by the house in their pickup truck but did not stop. Officers located the truck a few blocks away and made contact with the Jagers. The couple told police they avoided officers because the truck was not registered to Ronnie.

Police say although the Jagers' left their children home, their two dogs were in the truck with the adults.

Investigators say the couple left their two children alone at the house around 11 o'clock Saturday night. That means the children were home alone for more than 15 hours before police made contact with them. Natale says some 13-year-olds are able to stay home a reasonable amount of time, but because the conditions were dangerous, investigators charged the Jagers.

"They felt like they didn't do anything wrong, but clearly these individuals under the age of 17 were place in a situation due to neglect," Natale says. They were in a situation where they could have reasonably been harmed."

Ronnie and Sandra Jagers were booked into the Bossier City Jail. Both were later transferred to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility. The two children were placed in the custody of state Child Protection Services.

Cruelty to juveniles is a felony offense. If convicted, the Jagers each face fines up to $1,000 and no more than ten years imprisonment.

  • News NowMore>>

  • Rapper Lil Boosier to take Louisiana stages

    Rapper Lil Boosier to take Louisiana stages

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:26:12 GMT
    It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie
    It's a big weekend ahead for Louisiana-grown Lil Boosie
  • Texarkana area Wal-Mart stores reopen following bomb threat

    Texarkana area Wal-Mart stores reopen following bomb threat

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:25:31 GMT
    Police are investigating a bomb threat that shut down 4 Wal-Marts in the Texarkana area. Authorities say they received a bomb threat against the stores around 7:00 a.m. this morning. 
    Police are investigating a bomb threat that shut down 4 Wal-Marts in the Texarkana area. Authorities say they received a bomb threat against the stores around 7:00 a.m. this morning. 
  • "I'm Up!"

    "I'm Up!"

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:58:00 GMT
    Wake up on the right side of the bed and shout "I'm Up!". Your day's just not complete without KTBS 3 First News and Carly Flynn Morgan, T.W. Starr, Meteorologist Brian Fowler, Rick Rowe and Amy Vitrano
    Wake up on the right side of the bed and shout "I'm Up!".
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:04:35 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
  • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
    Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
    In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:46 GMT
    University Hall at LA TechUniversity Hall at LA Tech
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:05 GMT
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:03 GMT
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:01 GMT
    SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.
    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File