Boyce is a town in northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,190 at the 2000 census. The community is nearly 75 percent African American.
He was also indicted on double malfeasance charges by the State of Louisiana, which alleges that during the past ten years, Williams failed to submit at least 117 felony arrest files to the office of Rapides Parish District Attorney James Downs. Those cases hence were not prosecuted.
The state indictment also alleges that on six separate occasions, Williams altered, moved, or removed substances believed to be drugs with the intent of distorting the results of investigations.
Williams is free on the federal charges under a conditional bond, which places limitations on his ability to carry a weapon. He was then booked in the Rapides Parish jail in Alexandria on the state malfeasance charges and released on $100,000 bond.
If convicted of the federal charges, Williams could face as many as thirty years imprisonment and be fined $30,000. The state charges could net a maximum sentence of eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (8.62%) is water.
There were 426 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 35.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.32.
In the town the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 77.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 67.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $17,727, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $24,000 versus $13,600 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,616. About 37.9% of families and 40.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 52.3% of those under age 18 and 27.1% of those age 65 or over.