Bossier City Police Dept. makes murder arrest

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Bossier City Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a Westgate Apartment resident.

David Dewayne Sanders, 46, of 900 Westgate Drive, Apartment #45, Bossier City is charged with 2nd degree murder in the death ofSteven Lincoln Milner, 45, of 900 Westgate Drive, Apartment F2, Bossier City.

Sanders also faces charges of monetary instrument abuse, possession of Schedule II drugs (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and on a bench warrant for failure to appear in Bossier Parish court.

Bossier City Police began an investigation into a homicide around on the morning of Monday, Oct. 22, outside the Cordova Court Apartments on Westgate Drive. The body of a white male was located in a dumpster by a man who was rummaging through the trash. That man told another man who then flagged down an officer in the area.

Police identified the deceased as Milner. The victim sustained blunt force trauma to the head and stab wounds to the upper body.

Detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit found evidence linking Sanders to the crime. 

Sanders was booked into the Bossier City jail before being transferred to the Bossier Parish jail. Bail is set at $500,000 on the murder charge.