Fugitive arrested for Army desertion

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Bossier City police have arrested a woman wanted by the United States Army for desertion. 

Officers with the BCPD’s Vice Unit arrested 18-year old Desilee Haven Atkins of Amarillo, Texas Thursday afternoon at the Red River Inn in the 1600 block of East Texas Street while conducting an undercover prostitution investigation.

Desilee H. AtkinsAtkins was not charged in connection with that investigation however a woman she accompanied to Bossier City – 20-year old Berkley N. Bartosiewicz of Amarillo, Texas – was arrested on a charge of prostitution. 

During their investigation officers found that Atkins was wanted by the U.S. Army for desertion from Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Atkins booked into the Bossier City Jail and will be placed in the custody of military authorities.