Bienville Parish Jury Finds Man Guilty of Negligent Homicide in Death of Castor Woman

Daniel W. Newell, District Attorney for the Second Judicial District in and for the Parish of Bienville, makes the following announcement:

On April 28, 2022, after a three and a half day criminal jury trial, Dillon Floyd Bazar of Hall Summit, Louisiana was found guilty by a Bienville Parish jury of Negligent Homicide. This case is a prime but tragic example of why drinking and driving should never happen. I want to thank the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s office and Troop G of the State Police for the excellent job of investigating this case and testifying at trial. Assistant District Attorney Gray Kitchens, assisted by Tammy Jump, presented this case to the jury and obtained this unanimous verdict of guilty. Bazar is set to be sentenced on May 24, 2022 by the Honorable Glenn Fallin.

Original news release:

At around 9:30 p.m. on Friday night, April 19, 2019,  Louisiana State Police Troop G investigated a head on collision on LA4 at Watson Road which claimed the life of 47-year-old Karen Jackson Caldwell of Castor.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2014 Ford pickup driven by 23-year-old Dillion Floyd Bazar, of Hall Summit, was travelling eastbound on LA4 when it crossed the center line and struck Caldwell’s westbound 2001 Pontiac passenger car.

Due to injuries sustained in the crash, Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s office. Bazar suffered minor injuries.  Police arrested and charged Bazar with vehicular homicide, DWI, careless operation and open container. 

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