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July 25, 2016
National Guardsmen Vehicles Are Burglarized
Franklinton Police Department Press Release
On Monday, July 25, 2016, the Franklinton Police Department was dispatched to the 205th National Guard Center on Taft Drive regarding multiple vehicle burglaries.  Upon officers arrival, it was discovered where twenty-five vehicles had been damaged and burglarized.  Guardsmen are currently away on annual training and had their vehicles parked at the facility.  
The Franklinton Police Department worked with National Guard personnel to identify the owners and an inventory of stolen items was recorded.  Investigators assigned to the case are following all available leads and are asking for the community’s assistance.  Anyone having knowledge or information pertaining to the burglaries is asked to contact the Franklinton Police Department at 985-839-2977. 


Obituary
MARTHA JUNE GRAHAM, AGE 64 and a resident of the Stoney Point Community died early Sunday morning July 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home. She was longtime active member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church and was a Godly influence to her church family and others. June liked to garden and cook for her family and friends. She was a true servant at heart that was quick to provide for the elderly or others in need. June was always a loving mother and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


Obituary
Vesey J. Richardson passed away at his home on July 25, 2016, at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving family.  
A native of Bush La and a graduate of Covington High School in 1953, he proudly served his country in the National Guard for four years and the Army for two years. He spent some time in Germany.  
Vesey J., while being a member of Hebron Baptist Church most of his life retired from the Gaylord Paper Company in Bogalusa after 44 years. He also served on the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Board of Directors for 24 years. 


Obituary
Vernon Robert Thomas departed this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital.  
He was a native of Plainview Community and has lived the past six years in Rest Haven Living Center.


July 25, 2016
Franklinton Mayor Now a Two-Man Race
Franklinton businessman James “Rickey” Magee was one of three qualifying last week to run for Mayor of Franklinton in the November 8, 2016 primary.  However, we confirmed with both Rickey Magee and the Washington Parish Clerk of Court's office today that Magee had withdrawn and his name will not appear on the ballot in November.
Magee's withdrawal leaves Richard Dillon (currently a Franklinton Alderman) and “Greg” Route (previously a Franklinton Alderman) to contend for the position.  Incumbent Mayor Fleming has chosen to retire after serving the Town for 32 years, 24 years as an Alderman and 8 years as Mayor.
The Mayor position is a full-time one and pays a annual salary of $29,500.  
Ten have qualified for the Town's five Aldermen positions:  Douglas E. “Doug” Brown, “Wayne” Bryant, “TJ” Butler, Jr. (Incumbent), “Patrice” Crain, Frankie L. Crosby, Sr., John L. Daniel (Incumbent), “Cole” Ladner, Florence R. Manning, Darwin Sharp, and Heath Spears (Incumbent). The field includes three incumbents.  Brad Orman chose not to run again, and Richard Dillon qualified to run for Mayor.


July 25, 2016
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Passes Away
STPSO K-9 Rex has died at the young age of 6 years.  K-9 Rex, and his handler Deputy Henry Moore, have been partners for over five years. K-9 Rex was known for his “excellent” tracking skills and apprehended a countless number of criminals over his career. In addition to tracking criminals, K-9 Rex was also used for narcotics detection.
Due to K-9 Rex passing away at such a young age, he was sent to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for a necropsy.  It was discovered that K-9 Rex had a rare heart condition and passed away from an apparent heart attack, while in his kennel.
As with all police canines, Deputy Moore and K-9 Rex had a very close relationship. Deputy Moore stated, “I am heartbroken. Rex was a great partner who lived to serve and protect the citizens of St. Tammany Parish. He will be missed.”  A paw impression of K-9 Rex was taken and put into a cast for Deputy Moore, as well as an urn of K-9 Rex’s ashes.


Obituary
Roy Coleman Gordon, born December 4, 1946 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands to Eloise Killings of Jamaica Queens , New York and the late Bertram Gordon, died July 18, 2016.


July 25, 2016
Unrestrained Lacombe Resident Killed in Crash
Lacombe resident Gregory J. Dickens (45) died in a vehicle crash on La. 1077 north of I-12 in Covington Friday night.  Louisiana State Police determined that Dickens ran off the roadway and, despite attempts to regain control of his vehicle, crashed with a vehicle driven by 53 year-old Abita Spring resident William E. Revere.
Dickens was not restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment by Dickens is unknown; a blood sample has been obtained and will be sent to the crime lab for chemical analysis. Revere was restrained at the time of the crash. He was treated and released from the St. Tammany Parish Hospital with minor injuries. Revere provided Troopers with a voluntary breath sample, which showed no trace amounts of alcohol. The crash investigation is ongoing.


July 25, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Lisa Peters was booked 07/21 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
James Carrol was booked 07/21 on the charges of First Degree Rape (Aggravated Rape) and False Imprisonment
Wanda Zagorski was booked 07/21 on the charge of Parole Violation
Jackie Brister was booked 07/21 on the charges of Carjacking, Simple Robbery, and Second Degree Battery
Roderick Ramsdell was booked 07/21 on the charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Theft by Fraud
Dwayne Allen was booked 07/21 on the charges of Carjacking, Simpe Robbery and Second Degree Battery
David Magee was booked 07/21 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Donnie Magee was booked 07/21 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation)
Katrina Grimes was booked 07/21 on the charges of Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order (2 counts) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Summer Pounds was booked 07/21 on the charges of Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, and Failure to Appear
Terry Watson was booked 07/21 on the charges of Contempt of Court (3 counts)
Michael Burton was booked 07/21 In From Court and on the charges of Contempt of Court (4 counts)
Leah Pierce was booked 07/22 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk)
Aaron Sowell was booked 07/22 In For Court
Rachel Woodard Brumfield was booked 07/22 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Wayne Jenkins was booked 07/22 on the charges of Third Degree Rape (Simple Rape) and Sexual Battery
Kristopher White was booked 07/22 on the charges of Simple Burglary, Simple Escape, Vehicle Burglary (2 counts), and Possession of Stolen Property
Jessy Miles was booked 07/22 on the charge of Attachment
Michael Blackwell was booked 07/22 In From Court
Theresa James was booked 07/22 on the charge of Fraud (Attempting to Obtain CDS)
Newton Dykes was booked 07/23 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding 41 & More Over Limit
Timothy Watts was booked 07/23 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Operation, Driving Under Suspension, and Attachment (3 counts)
Sandy Miller was booked 07/23 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk), Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Randy Maness was booked 07/24 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Info, Open Container in Vehicle, and Littering


Obituary
ANNA FRANCES RIGGS, AGE 60 and a resident of Angie, Louisiana died at 5:47 pm Thursday July 21, 2016 at North Oaks Health Center. She was a native of Bullet County, Kentucky but had been a resident of Washington Parish for over 20 years. She was a former employee of Magnolia Gardens Nursing Home and a true caretaker at heart. Ann loved to read different types of novels and liked tending to her flowers. She loved cooking for and spending time with her family. She also had a special place in her heart for her pet Dachshunds Junior and Lucy.


July 22, 2016
Who Qualified For Washington Parish Races?
Those interested in qualifying to run for public office in the November 8 primary had until close of business (4:30 pm) today to do so.  Of particular interest is that Incumbent Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming chose not to run again and there are full slates for aldermen positions in Franklinton, Angie, and Varnado.  Offices and those qualifying are listed below.
Town of Franklinton Mayor:  Richard Dillon, James “Rickey” Magee, “Greg” Route
Town of Franklinton Aldermen:  Douglas E. “Doug” Brown, “Wayne” Bryant, “TJ” Butler, Jr., “Patrice” Crain, Frankie L. Crosby, Sr., John L. Daniel, “Cole” Ladner, Florence R. Manning, Darwin Sharp, Heath Spears
Bogalusa Councilman – District D:  Scott Ard, Warren Bolds, Jr., Brian “Bambi” Mizell, Stacey M. Tallitsch
Mayor of Angie:  John Dawsey (Incumbent)
Chief of Police Angie:  Gilbert Hartzog, Jr.
Angie Aldermen:  Gilbert Ball, Roxie Fornea, James Holmes, Darryl Knight, Linda “Gail” Seal, Bryan Stogner
Mayor of Varnado:  Paris C. Sumrall
Chief of Police Varnado:  Louis Adams
Varnado Aldermen:  James Ezell, Kimberly Suzi Kennedy, Brian “Walk Walk” Walker


July 22, 2016
Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival Poster 
The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival is proud to present the poster for its fifth anniversary celebration on Sept. 23-24. For this milestone event, Summer Stewart has captured the essence and spirit of the festival that has put her home town on the map for Blues Music lovers from around the world. The artwork exudes and radiates the blues, soul, and the untamed wild earthiness that is Louisiana.
Stewart, an art teacher for nearly two decades as well as an artist herself, said the work was inspired by the BBHF venue, Cassidy Park, and by the Bogue Lusa Creek that normally gently flows through the shady green expanse. 
The poster will be available for purchase for $20 at the Sept. 23/24 festival and will be available after the festival at www.bogalusablues.com.Tickets, sponsorships, camping spaces, and additional information are now available atwww.bogalusablues.com.


July 22, 2016
Fig Trees:  Buy Now but Plant in the Fall
Figs are a popular fruit in Louisiana and now is the time to purchase fig trees. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the best time to plant fig trees and what you can expect from them during the early years.



July 22, 2016
WP Man Arrested For Another Juvenile Sex Offense 
On July 14, Wayne Jenkins, 27, a resident of Ricky Jenkins Road, was arrested and jailed on charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Sexual Battery. He posted bond and was released on July 18.
Another juvenile victim came forth, stating that Jenkins had also committed a sexual offense against her. After investigating the claim, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Jenkins again and placed him back in jail charged with Third Degree Rape and Sexual Battery. At this time, he remains in jail with no bond set.
The investigation into both of these matters continues and investigators need to know if any other juveniles have been sexually violated by Mr. Jenkins. Detective Demi Rice stated, “If any parent has a child who has been alone with Mr. Jenkins, I encourage them to talk with the child and ask if any inappropriate behavior occurred. If it has, please contact me at (985) 839-3434, extension 2004.”


July 22, 2016
Snowball Stand Owner Arrested on Sex Related Charges
On Thursday July 22nd the Mandeville Police Department arrested Shiver Shack Snowball Stand owner Anthony Barton Fortune (56) on charges relating to inappropriate sexual behavior with some of his juvenile employees. Shiver Shack Snowballs is located across from the Mandeville Trailhead at 2020 Woodrow Street in Old Mandeville.
Two weeks ago, MPD received information about alleged inappropriate contact between Fortune and multiple female juvenile employees.  The investigation revealed that Fortune gave four juveniles cash and drugs in exchange for sexual favors over a couple month period while they were on the job. These incidents took place in Fortune’s apartment that is attached to the snowball stand. 
Fortune was charged with keeping a disorderly place (1 ct.), obstruction of justice (3cts), possession of a schedule I narcotic (4cts), possession of scheduled narcotic in the presence of juveniles (4cts), carnal knowledge of a juvenile (11 cts), indecent behavior with a juvenile (48 cts), sexual battery (2 cts) and child trafficking for sexual purposes (4cts). 


Obituary
Althea Richardson “Billy” Pigott passed away at the age 84 on July 15, 2016 at her residence.


Obituary
Mrs. Eulia Dean Sartin Christopher passed away at the age of 69 on July 13, 2016 at Marion General Hospital in Columbia, MS.


July 21, 2016
Slidell Man Arrested for Shooting Woman in Arm
A bullet narrowly missed a 3-year-old child late Tuesday night (July 19th) during a shooting incident in the Alton area of St. Tammany Parish.  A woman with a gunshot wound to her arm flagged down a STPSO deputy on Hwy.11 and told the deputy she was driving through the Alton area with her 3-year-old and her boyfriend when someone shot at her vehicle.
The victim was transported to University Hospital, where she was treated and released that same evening.
In less than 24-hours, St. Tammany Parish detectives arrested 24-year-old Dillon Crawford (24) of Slidell and charged him with one count of Second Degree Battery and two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation, and additional charges are possible. Crawford is currently being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail where a bond has yet to be set.


July 21, 2016
Do You Know These Theft Suspects?
The Mandeville Police Department is attempting to identify the two pictured females who are suspected of stealing $350.00 in merchandise from the Gap Store in Mandeville on July 17th. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Mandeville Police Department at (985) 626-9711. 
  


July 21, 2016
Troopers Make Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run of Skateboarder
Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L have made an arrest in connection to a fatal hit and run crash which took place May 11, 2016. The crash claimed the life of 26 year-old Erin Gerhard of Independence, LA. Gerhard was riding a skateboard when he was struck and thrown into the path of a second vehicle.  Both vehicles fled the scene after the crash. Gerhard was severely injured in the crash and was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office. 
Based on forensic evidence, witness statements, assistance from the public and investigative means, Troopers were able to secure an arrest warrant for Vincent Young (34) of Natalbany for Felony Hit and Run, Driving Under Suspension and No License Plate.  Young was arrested Wednesday, July 20 and booked into the Amite Jail. The investigation is on-going and Troopers are still seeking information pertaining to a light colored truck which may have been involved in the crash. Anyone with any additional information should contact Louisiana State Police Troop L at 985-893-6250.


July 21, 2016
Officer-Involved Shooting by Kentwood Police
Source:  Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
A Kentwood police officer was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday (July 20) after shooting a woman on Louisiana 38, authorities said.  Police Chief Michael Kazerooni said the leave was in keeping with department policy in such cases. Kazerooni would not provide any details about the shooting. He referred questions to Louisiana State Police, which he asked to investigate the case. "As soon as I do get their results and review them, I will make a statement," he said.
State troopers were called to Kentwood on Tuesday around 11:45 p.m. to investigate an officer-involved shooting, Troop L spokesman Dustin Dwight said. A woman was shot by an officer, receiving non life-threatening injuries, he said.
Dwight would not provide any information about the circumstances. He said he would let the investigation progress before commenting further. Once troopers complete the inquiry, the findings will be given to the Tangipahoa Parish district attorney's office, he said.
The State Police Bureau of Investigation headquartered in Baton Rouge is conducting the investigation.


July 21, 2016
Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution
DONALD FONTENOT, age 63, of Bogalusa, was sentenced July 20, 2016 after previously pleading guilty to four counts of selling oxycodone tablets to an undercover DEA agent.  Oxycodone is a prescription-only Schedule II controlled substance and a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.
Although Fontenot and his co-defendants had faced a sentence of up to twenty years imprisonment per count, U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced Fontenot to 24 months, 3 years of supervised release, and a $400 special assessment.
Fontenot and Bogalusans JOSEPH POUNDS (47), EDGAR POUNDS (65)  and HOUSTON COTTON (67) had been arrested after the DEA conducted an investigation into reports of widespread illegal street sales of Roxicodone pills in and around the City of Bogalusa.  The investigation showed that Roxicodone 30mg tablets were being sold by pill traffickers for approximately twenty-five to thirty dollars ($25-30) per tablet and that many of these sellers were patients or close associates of patients of an unregistered pain management clinic operating as a ‘pill mill’.


July 21, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Stephon Greely was booked 07/20 on the charge of Parole Violation
Michelle Cosse Magee was booked 07/20 on the charge of Probation Violation
Chadwick Sandifer was booked 07/20 on the charge of Failure to Pay Fine


July 20, 2016
STPSO Puts Out BOLO's on Two Thieves (Do You Know Them?)
  


Obituary
Mary L. Rayford passed away July 19, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


July 20, 2016
Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman
Terry J. Ducote (23) from Mandeville will be sentenced August 1 for raping a then 18-year-old woman last year after she became intoxicated in his home.  A St. Tammany Parish jury found him guilty Thursday (July 14) of simple rape by intoxicating agent and faces a sentence of up to 25 years.  
Ducote knew the victim, who was feeling down about personal issues, when the two smoked marijuana together on June 28, 2015.  Ducote also gave a bottle of Vodka to the victim, who rarely drank. When she became so intoxicated that she could not move, Ducote raped her, despite her pleas for him to stop.
The next morning, the victim confided to her sister that she had been raped and the two notified their father, who took the victim to the hospital and contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Although Ducote claimed the victim initiated the act, text message evidence from Ducot to the victim showed Ducote apologized profusely, stating the incident “never should have happened,” and blamed it on his own intoxication.


July 20, 2016
Family Fun Program Supports SPD's Toys From Cops
The American Legion Post 185 Riders are presenting the 1st Annual CHRISTMAS IN JULY, this Saturday from 11-6 at 1650 St. Ann Place in Slidell. This event is a Car, Truck, and Motorcycle show, with live music from Bicycle Joe & Eli Seals, food vendor booths, a dunking booth, raffles and prizes, and a kids-corner with a water slide, games, and contests. The entry fee is a new unwrapped toy which will go to the Slidell Police Department’s Toys From Cops Christmas program. 



July 20, 2016
Slidell Man Gets 60 Years For Manslaughter & Armed Robbery
District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux sentenced Michael G. Smith, Jr. (24) of Slidell to 60 years in prison Tuesday (July 19) for shooting to death of Warren Pryor (21), the son of his father’s girlfriend. District  Smith pled guilty to the charges of manslaughter and armed robbery with a firearm.
Pryor’s body was found on Jan. 7, 2013 with gunshot wounds to the head and one to the right hand in a parking lot on Gause Boulevard. Pryor’s burned car was found in New Orleans, but shell casings located in the house where Pryor lived matched those found in his car and dried blood found on Smith Jr.’s pants also matched Pryor’s.
The day before the Slidell shooting, Smith Jr. had shot a man to death in New Orleans and also claimed self-defense. But the ballistics tests showed the bullets in both cases came from the same gun. Smith Jr. also pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the New Orleans killing and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. His sentence in the St. Tammany case is to run concurrently.


July 20, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Michael Weary was booked 07/19 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
William LaBlanc was booked 07/19 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Eugene Allen was booked 07/19 on the charge of Distribution of Schedule II Drugs
Chad Williams was booked 07/19 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Melody Brumfield was booked 07/19 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
William "Billy" Breedlove was booked 07/19 on the charge of Probation Violation
Shirley Warren was booked 07/19 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Contempt of Court


July 19, 2016
A Worse Driving Distraction Than Texting While Driving?
Slidell Police are reporting a crash yesterday that was the result of playing “Pokemon Go” while driving.   The driver and passengers stated that they had been playing “Pokemon Go” and had spotted a “rare” Pokemon and were trying to capture it, which caused the driver to drive off of the roadway.  The vehicle ran off the road and struck a culvert and sidewalk,  causing pretty serious damage to the vehicle and sidewalk, and minor injuries to the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
“Pokemon Go” is a new and popular game played on mobile devices that allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world.  However, the game has also attracted controversy due to reports of causing accidents and being a public nuisance.  


Obituary
Jan D. Harris, loving wife of 33 years, devoted mother, cherished daughter-in- law & precious Sweetie to her grandbabies, was born in Dallas, Texas on August 31,1963 and passed away on Sunday July 17, 2016 at University Hospital in New Orleans, LA. at the age of 52. She was a longtime resident of Bogalusa, LA.
She was a member of the Bogalusa Firefighters Auxiliary.


Obituary
Bertha Mae Miller born February 18, 1939 went home to be with The Lord July 17, 2016 at the age of 77. 
She was a long time resident of Bogalusa and was a member of the Central Missionary Baptist Church.


Obituary
SHAWN IVY “LOAF” ARABIE, AGE 44 and a resident of Sun died Sunday July 17, 2016 doing what he loved, working on his race car. He was a welder that enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Shawn loved to cook for family and friends, especially his favorite seafood. He always cared deeply for his entire family and many friends.


Obituary
MILDRED BROWN WALTHERS, AGE 84 and a resident of Hammond died at 11:45 am Monday July 18, 2016 at her home. She was a former longtime resident of Franklinton and a native of New Orleans where she had retired from the Orleans Parish School System. Millie loved the arts and upon retiring later became the art teacher at Bowling Green School for several years. She enjoyed painting, reading, listening to music and working crossword puzzles. She liked spending time with her friends at the Council on Aging in Hammond and was a founding member of the Franklinton G.R.I.T.S. Red Hat Society, with whom she enjoyed many social outings through the years. Millie liked to sing and act with The Franklinton Community Theater and also was a member of the Washington Parish Art Association. Prior to her move to Hammond, she was affiliated with Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church near Franklinton where she was baptized. 


Obituary
Shirley Gregot Lane, a resident of Kentwood went to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton at the age of 84. She was born March 8, 1932 in New Orleans. She attended Spring Creek School and was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. She leaves behind a legacy of church pianists. She taught piano and guitar at New Zion School, west of Kentwood; Mt. Hermon School, Washington Parish, and at home in Kentwood in the late 50’s until 1967. After graduating from SLU, she taught at Valley Forge School, GED night classes for Tangipahoa Parish, and retired from Baton Rouge Vocational Technical School. 


Obituary
Louie John Stogner, 95, resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on July 19, 2016 at Resthaven Living Center. Mr. Louie was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church and a US Army Air Force veteran of WWII having served in Italy.


July 19, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Charles Blalock was booked 07/18 In From Court
Russell Holden was booked 07/18 In From Court
Jason seal was booked 07/18 on the charge of Probation Violation
Lynn Breedlove was booked 07/18 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)
Robyn Ratliff was booked 07/18 on the charges of Speeding 21-30 Over Limit, Driving Under Suspension, Attachment (2 counts), Resisting an Officer, and Public Intimidation


July 18, 2016
WPSO Has Officers on Standby to Assist Baton Rouge
The following is a statement from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office
"At the request of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal has placed a number of WPSO Deputies on standby in the event they are needed to assist law enforcement in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is part of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Emergency Task Force. The Sheriff’s Emergency Task Force stands ready to assist any Sheriff that requires assistance.
“We are ready to assist our fellow law enforcement officers.” Said Sheriff Seal.
Please continue to keep all law enforcement officers and their families in your prayers.
Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal"


July 18, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Evert Crawford was booked 07/15 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
John Trotter was booked 07/15 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Michael Blackwell was booked 07/15 In From Court
Selissa Imboden was booked 07/16 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, No Drivers License, and Careless Operation
Tyler Phelps was booked 07/16 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act
Gerald Toney was booked 07/17 on the charges of Domestic Abuse (Aggravated Assault) and Domestic Abuse (Aggravated Assault with Child Endangerment)
Charles Blalock was booked 07/18 In From Court
Russell Holden was booked 07/18 In From Court


July 15, 2016
WPSO Adds Two Uniquely Qualified Staff Members
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal has added two uniquely qualified staff members, each who will volunteer their time and who bring strong credentials.  Their duties include serving as an Advisor/Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, assisting with cold cases, cyber cases, training, technical and financial cases.
Roger L. Tomberlin, who has two Masters Degrees, is a thirty-three year veteran in law enforcement, retiring recently after twenty-eight year as a Special Agent with the FBI and served in Salt Lake City, Chicago and New Orleans.  He has traveled extensively to foreign nations to assist law enforcement agencies and United States Ambassadors, served as an FBI Adjunct Professor, and currently serves as a Facilitator for Tulane University and the University of Phoenix. The recipient of many outstanding achievement awards, he has published several papers on national security and maritime terrorism and authored a book, “Modern Piracy and Maritime Terrorism.”
James Manint was born in Washington Parish, served in the United States Marine Corps and has an eighteen year military and public service career. He started his law enforcement career in St. Tammany Parish, then moved on to state law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working in the New Orleans field office and at FBI Headquarters.  He is a credentialed Cyber Investigator and currently holds selected seats on both the (IJIS) Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute Standards Council Committee and the National IJIS Security Council. He is a distinguished advisor with Guidepoint International, a global consulting firm.  He is the author of numerous publications and has served as a guest speaker at multiple national events. 


July 15, 2016
Washington Parish Man Arrested for Sexual Battery on Juvenile
Following an investigation into alleged sexual offenses against a juvenile, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Wayne Jenkins (27), a resident of Ricky Jenkins Road which is located between Pine and Varnado. Jenkins was booked into the Washington Parish Jail charged with Indecent Behavior With a Juvenile and Sexual Battery. No bond has been set at this time.
Due to the nature of this matter, no additional information will be provided so that the identity of the juvenile and the family can be protected.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “Matters such as this are heart-wrenching, not only to the victim and family, but also to officers who conduct the investigation. I wish there could be no such thing as child abuse in any form. The reality, though, is that it exists in all segments of our society. When these cases are brought to our attention, our officers do all within their power not only to identify and arrest the person who committed the abuse but also to be very sensitive to the needs of the child and the child’s family.”


Obituary
MARTHA STOGNER BOYD, AGE 49 and a resident of Franklinton died early Thursday morning July 14, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help people. Martha was very caring toward others and was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother.


July 15, 2016
Washington Parish Fugitive Arrested in Georgia 
An almost one year manhunt ended July 13, 2016, when Khiri K. Daniels (26) was returned to Washington Parish from Georgia and placed in jail.
The saga began on August 28, 2015, when two armed suspects overpowered a homeowner on Tob Wilson Road in the Clifton community and forced the homeowner inside his house where they physically assaulted him. The homeowner broke free and fled across his yard  but was shot in the lower back.  The two intruders then fled.
In January, 2016, the crime lab matched DNA evidence to Khiri K. Daniels.  A warrant for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery was obtained but Daniels had fled Washington Parish to New Orleans and then to Georgia where he had family.  Daniels was eventually arrested by Georgia by law enforcement officers but he fought extradition to Louisiana.  Through the efforts of Washington Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Governor's Warrant forced Daniel's return to Washington Parish where bond has been set at $300,000.    
Daniels has a lengthy criminal history of arrests for armed robbery, simple robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery.
The second suspect in this home invasion is still being sought.  Persons with information are asked to call the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 839-3434.  


Obituary
DR. KERRY OWEN THOMAS, SR., AGE 65, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 14, 2016 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans surrounded by family. He was a native of Thomas, LA, and a longtime resident of Amite, LA. He was a member of Thomas First Baptist Church. Kerry graduated from Thomas High School, where he was an All-State basketball player. He then received a basketball scholarship to attend Nicholls State University. After graduating, he obtained a Master’s degree from Southeastern Louisiana University followed by a Doctorate Degree of Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He was a real estate broker for almost forty years. Kerry had an entrepreneurial spirit and held numerous business licenses. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed shooting pool, planting watermelons, watching basketball games and fishing with his grandchildren. 


July 15, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Antonio Dillon was booked 07/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Autum Bonnet was booked 07/14 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Kirk Martineau was booked 07/14 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Joshua Martin was booked 07/14 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Stephen Brumfield was booked 07/14 on the charge of Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Wayne Jenkins was booked 07/14 on the charges of Indecent Behavior With Juvenile(s) and Sexual Battery
Troy Samford was booked 07/14 on the charges of Aggravated Flight From An Officer, Resisting an Officer, Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Improper Lane Useage, Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DUI, Open Container in Vehicle, No Seat Belt, and Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense)
Lashondra Harrington was booked 07/14 on the charge of Non-Consensual Disclosure of Private Picture
Katie Whitney was booked 07/14 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstruction of Jusstice
Michael Jarrell was booked 07/14 on the charges of Attachment, Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300, Issuing Worthless Checks 300-500, and Issuing Worthless Checks Over 500
Dale Dyson was booked 07/14 on the charges of Domestic Abuse (Pregnant Woman), Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, and Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Evert Crawford was booked 07/15 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation


July 14, 2016
Town Answers Questions About Sewage Problems
Residents appearing at the Town of Franklinton Council meeting Tuesday evening demanded more transparency from the town and answers to their questions about ongoing sewage problems.  Residents in some areas of Franklinton have for years experienced sewage backup in their homes and yards and have had to cope with the accompanying odors.  Residents expressed health concerns resulting from the contamination.
Franklinton Mayor Wayne Fleming, the Aldermen, the town's contracted engineer, and Public Works Director Reggie McMasters responded and promised that improvements were coming.  
View the video below.



July 14, 2016
Free Seminar Offered on Wage & Hour Law
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University announces a free seminar on how to comply with the Federal Wage and Hour Law.  The seminar will deal with dramatic changes with overtime and independent contractor regulations.
The seminar will be held August 3, 2016 from 9am to 11am at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, 610 Hollycrest Blvd. Covington, LA 70433.  Call (985) 892-3216 orclick here for more information.



July 14, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Khiri Daniels was booked 07/13 on the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Shooting, and Armed Robbery
Kevin White was booked 07/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Antonio Dillon was booked 07/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Autum Bonnet was booked 07/14 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold


July 14, 2016
Suicide Attempt Prevented in Slidell
The Slidell Police Department, assisted by the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, responded Wednesday night to a man intending to commit suicide.  The incident occurred on a service road near Gause Blvd. and I-10 by Texas Roadhouse and Outback.  
Slidell Poice was able to talk the gentleman down with no further incident. 
Unfortunately, suicide is a big problem in this parish. If you know someone who is depressed, or maybe you are feeling depressed and want help, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


July 14, 2016
STQN Presents Medical Director Award to Dr. Hontas
The St. Tammany Quality Network (STQN) presented its 2016 second quarter medical director’s award to Dr. Roch Hontas, an orthopedist at the Bone and Joint Clinic of St. Tammany Parish Hospital, for spearheading the effort focused on improving outcomes and efficiencies associated with total hip and knee replacement.
“Dr. Hontas has been instrumental in moving St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s comprehensive joint replacement program forward in a significant way,” said Dr. Michael K. Hill, STQN medical director. 
The St. Tammany Quality Network continuously strives to keep the medical and nursing staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital informed of best practices and how to best serve the patients of west St. Tammany Parish.


July 13, 2016
Blood Drive Tomorrow (Thursday) at OLOAH
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa is sponsoring a Blood Drive tomorrow from 11am to 3:30 pm.  All donors will receive a free t-shirt. There will also be a drawing for a $25.00 Walmart card. To donate blood you must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. If you are 16 years old, you must weigh at least 130 lbs. and have a signed parental consent. You must feel well & healthy, have eaten a good meal, and had plenty of fluids to drink. 
To schedule an appointment, please sign up with Tammy Mixon at 985-730-6873. Walk-ins welcome. 



Obituary
Roy Hugh Fleming, Jr., M.D., age 66 and resident of Kentwood passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  He grew up in Alexandria, graduated from Bolton High School,  attended LSU Undergraduate School, and LSU Medical School.  His internship was done at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He became board certified in Neurology and had a private neurology practice in Biloxi, Gulfport, and Metairie. He worked at Hand Surgical Associates of Louisiana in Metairie from Sept. 2013 until June 2016. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and a member of Undergraduate Medical and Surgical Society.  He was elected by his peers for the inclusion in Best Doctors in America. He was selected as Outstanding Pecan Grower in Louisiana by the Louisiana Pecan Growers Association. He was staffed at both East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie and at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner. He had served as  Director of EEG Lab at Gulfcoast Community Center in Biloxi and Gulfport, Director of EEG Lab at Seventh Ward General Hospital in Hammond, Director of EEG Lab at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, and Director of EEG Lab at Doctor’s Hospital of Jefferson in Metairie.  


Obituary
THETTIE SUE BUZBEE PRICE, AGE 80 and a resident of Franklinton died at 5:02 pm Tuesday July 12, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Hampton, Arkansas and a resident of Mobile, Alabama for over 50 years. She had retired after 28 years at the Scott Paper Assembly Plant near Mobile. Thettie has lived with family in Franklinton for the last 4 years where she enjoyed sitting and swinging on the back porch while drinking her coffee. She also enjoyed making crafts, sewing and quilting. She liked to travel and had taken several cruises in recent years. Thettie also liked to read and spend quality time with her family.


July 13, 2016
FOX 8 Reports on Sewage Problem in Franklinton
Source:  Ryan Naquin (Reporter) www.fox8live.com
There is a message in the small town of Franklinton for passers-by to keep things clean, but residents say that is hard to do in the part of town where sewage backs up into yards and roads every time it rains. 
"In this woman's home, she has children. Her and husband have to live with this sewage coming into their house. Every time it rains hard they have sewage in their house," resident Kendric Stewart said. 
The sanitation situation in Franklinton is so bad that residents' toilets and tubs back up with sewage and some people are forced to walk to the grocery store to use the bathroom, according to Stewart. 
"This is not something I made up overnight. People have to go to Winn-Dixie to use the restroom because they can't use it at their own home," Stewart said.  
Read more on the story, including plans to solve the problem, by clicking here.


July 13, 2016
Bogalusa: Firemen's Federal Announces Grand Opening/Back to School Bash 



Obituary
Eleanor Juanita Davis Guilott passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, surrounded by her family at the age of 85. She was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA who enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, and working in her yard. She was a member of the Bush Garden Club and Hebron Baptist Church.


July 13, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Kristie Lewis was booked 07/12 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts), Failure to Honor Written Promise, Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300, and Issuing Worthless Checks 300-500
Christopher Holland was booked 07/12 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Misty Long was booked 07/12 on the charges of Theft by Fraud, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Failure to Appear, Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, and Probation and Parole Hold
Paris Gatlin was booked 07/12 on the charges of Probation Violation, Failure to Pay Fine, and Failure to Appear
Stephanie Wilson was booked 07/12 on the charges of Second Degree Battery, Theft by Fraud, and Theft by Shoplifting
Triuna Allen was booked 07/12 on the charges of Carjacking, Principal to Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Second Degree Battery
Billy J. Blackwell was booked 07/12 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction


July 12, 2016
Cage Where Autistic Woman Was Kept Near Amite
Source:  Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  
Set back from a dead-end road near Amite, the site where police said a 22-year-old woman with autism was kept locked in a cage for months is as inconspicuous as can be. Resembling a dog kennel, the 6-by-8-foot cage was tucked behind a poorly kept mobile home and covered with branches, blending in with its tumble-down surroundings.
So well hidden were the cage and its infirm occupant that neighbor Rocky Stewart said he didn't know the woman was being held captive there. 



July 12, 2016
Do You Know These Loranger Burglary Suspects?
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in identifying the subjects in the attached photos.  (Not much to go on)
In the early morning hours of July 6, 2016, multiple vehicle burglaries occurred in the Loranger area near Hwy 40 and 442.  Additional surveillance video reveals that allegedly three black males armed with handguns canvased the area burglarizing vehicles.   
The attached images were captured via surveillance video from several of the victimized locations.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.
   


July 12, 2016
TPSO Makes Arrests in Homicides – More to Come
Antoine Schaffer (22) of Hammond, LA,  has been charged with Accessory to First Degree Murder  for his involvement in the death of Marquise Lightfoot, as well as Obstruction of Justice, by providing false information and hindering a police investigation.  He has been in custody since June 5 on an unrelated charge of Home Invasion by the Hammond Police Department and remains in jail with a $1,050,000.00 certified bond.  He is on probation for Attempted 2nd Degree Robbery and has other pending charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (3 counts) and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Person. 
Additionally, a 15 year old black male juvenile is in custody and has been charged with the shooting deaths of Charleston Mitchell and Randy Bickham in Natalbany on June 2, 2016.
On July 1, 2016, Debra Knight (56), grandmother of Antoine Schaffer was arrested on July 1 on the charge of Accessory to First Degree Murder, for her involvement in the death of Marquise Lightfoot, Obstruction of Justice, and Illegal Consideration for Criminal Bail Bonds and remains in jail on a $325,000.00 certified bond.
Letanya Schaffer (39), the mother of Antione Schaffer, and the juvenile offender have been charged with Obstruction of Justice.  
Additional arrests are believed to be forthcoming.
   


July 12, 2016
Three Unrestrained Kentwood Residents Killed in Crash 
Late Monday afternoon, Louisiana State Troopers worked a two-vehicle fatal crash on US 51 near Fluker.  Killed in the crash were Kaleb Collette (28), Kenneth Parnell (27), and Lee Ross (27), all of Kentwood.  
Traffic on Hwy. 51 was slowing due to a vehicle stuck in the driveway of a private residence adjacent to US 51 but Collette failed to stop his vehicle and crashed into the rear of a 2015 Western Star Tractor Trailer driven by 46-year-old David James of Amite.


July 12, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Dustin Galloway was booked 07/11 In From Court
Rose Fornea was booked 07/11 on the charges of Possession of Schedule I Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Quenterrious McGowan was booked 07/11 In From Court
Gregory Stafford was booked 07/11 on the charge of Probation Violation
Laken Harris was booked 07/11 on the charge of Probation Violation
Kristie Lewis was booked 07/12 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts), Failure to Honor Written Promise, Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300, and Issuing Worthless Checks 300-500
Christopher Holland was booked 07/12 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction


July 11, 2016
Franklinton Police Successfully Negotiate “Man With A Gun” Incident
On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at approximately 7:30 PM, Franklinton Police Department officers were dispatched to Coleman Street in reference to a man with a gun causing a disturbance. Upon officers arrival, they came into contact with a subject who advised her sister was inside the residence and being held hostage by her ex-boyfriend. Sergeant Brandon Manning and Corporal James Pugh initiated negotiations with the suspect who advised his ex-girlfriend was free to leave at any time. The ex-girlfriend refused to do so however out of fear the suspect would harm himself. Major Justin Brown arrived on scene and commenced negotiations with the suspect and successfully persuaded him to relinquish his weapon, without causing harm to his ex-girlfriend or himself. 
No one was injured during the stand-off and mental health services were sought for the suspect following his surrender. No charges are expected to be filed regarding the incident. 


July 11, 2016
Caladiums Brighten Up Shady Spots
Shady spots can be a problem for many plants to grow well. But, not for most caladiums. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how different styles of caladium can brighten up areas that don’t get much sunlight. 



Obituary
Mrs. Sherry Jean Johnson, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, on July 8, 2016, at the age of 58.


Obituary
LILLIE MAE CHAIN WALTERS, AGE 62 and a resident of Franklinton died Friday evening July 8, 2016 at her home. She enjoyed reading, especially her favorite novelist Stephen King. She had a large and varied rooster collection and she always loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.


July 11, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Juan Reyez was booked 07/08 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Open Container in Vehicle, No Drivers License, and Obstructing Public Passage
Stephon Greely was booked 07/08 on the charge of Parole Violation
Darrin Kennedy was booked 07/08 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk) and Failure to Appear
Gregory Myers was booked 07/08 on the charges of Proper Equipment Required, Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Failure to Appear, Issuing Worthless Checks, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Javonday Owens was booked 07/08 on the charge of Domestic Abuse (Child Endangerment)
Mel Painter was booked 07/08 on the charges of Aggravated Obstruction of Commerce/Roadway, Contempt of Court, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Desean Coleman was booked 07/08 on the charges of Theft of Firearm and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Michael Blackwell was booked 07/08 In From Court
Percy Briggs was booked 07/08 on the charge of Possession of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number
Runeshia Abron was booked 07/09 on the charges of Attachment (4 counts)
Nathan Thomas was booked 07/09 on the charges of Vehicle Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property
Kevin Mizell was booked 07/09 on the charge of Unauthorized Use of a Movable



July 8, 2016
LDWF to Host Four Basic Archery Instructor Courses
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will host four National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Basic Archery Instructor courses for the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) program.
The courses are scheduled for 
July 29: Doyle Elementary School, Livingston
July 29: Haughton Middle School, Haughton
Aug. 8: Northwood High School, Lena
Aug 8: West Feliciana Middle School, St. Francisville
The eight-hour course, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will provide certification to educators who want to bring the NASP/ALAS curriculum to their schools. The NASP/ALAS program introduces students in grades 3-12 to international target style archery as part of their in-school curriculum and is available to all schools in Louisiana. All professional educators are welcome to attend.
All training material and equipment is provided and there is no cost for the course for professional educators. There are a limited number of spots available for each course and they will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register online, go to http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA. 
For more information about the ALAS program, contact Robert Stroede at rstroede@wlf.la.gov or 318-484-2276. 


July 8, 2016
Need a Furry Friend?  Meet Monica
Meet Monica, she's shy of humans but gets along with other dogs. She has a very deep bark and very alert to her surroundings. She needs a home with a fenced-in yard or a home out in the country. She would do best in a home with no small kids. She has been at the shelter since November. Thanks to the great people at Hennington Chiropractic her adoption fee is paid and she is free to the approved home. 
The shelter number is 601-684-3602 if anyone needs any more info on her or any of the other animals at the shelter.



July 8, 2016
Hay Fluffer Stolen in Progress Community
The Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division is seeking the public's assistance in finding a Kuhn GF 5001 Tedder (Hay Fluffer).  The fluffer was taken from the Progress Community on or about July 6, 2016 or July 7, 2016. The photo with this post is not the actual fluffer. 
Please contact us at 601-783-5468 or Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033 with any information. 


July 8, 2016
WPSO Seeking Unidentified Males for Attempted Burglary
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is attempting to identify at least four males who attempted to break into a fireworks stand located on West 10th Street in Bogalusa.
At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4, the would-be burglars were attempting to break into the business when they noticed a video surveillance camera. At that time, they broke the camera loose from the building, but it was too late. Their images had already been captured and stored on the recording equipment inside the business.
Detective Lieutenant Tom Anderson asks any person who may be able to identify one or more of the burglars to please contact his office at (985) 661-2021 during normal business hours or (985) 839-3434 at any time. 




Obituary
Mrs. Elsie Mae Wilson passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA.


Obituary
Dorothy (Dot) Kirschner (Pounds) passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the night on Thursday, July 1, at her home in Buda, Texas, at the age of 74.  Dorothy was born in Bogalusa and was known for her loving heart, caring nature, and her remarkable abilities to pick up just about any craft and turn it into an art form.


July 8, 2016
Bogalusa Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals
Based on complaints from concerned citizens, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Bogalusa Police Department animal control officer responded to Riverside Drive in Bogalusa to view horses which were reported to be without proper care or food. Upon viewing the condition of the horses, officers seized the animals and had them transported to another location where they could receive proper veterinary care.
The owner of the horses, Landrus Ollie Forbes, 42, a resident of Donnell Street in Bogalusa, was arrested on July 6 and with Cruelty to Animals (four counts) and  Misdemeanor Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Sheriff Randy Seal reminds the public, “Each animal owner has a legal obligation to provide proper care for those animals. Failure to do so is a violation of the law. We appreciate the concern of several citizens who alerted us to this problem and are committed to intervene in incidences of animal abuse.”


July 8, 2016
St. Tammany Deputy to donate Kidney to 'brother in Blue'
Source:   Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  
A South Louisiana officer injured in a shooting will soon receive a new kidney, thanks to a donation from St. Tammany Parish Deputy Robert Ardeneaux Jr.  Ardeneaux is scheduled for surgery Monday (July 11) to conduct the transplant going to Jason Triche, a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy who has struggled with health issues since a 2012 shooting that claimed the lives of two other officers.
Most recently, both of Triche's kidneys have failed.  Ardeneaux is of no relation to Triche, police said, but found out he was a match and wanted to donate a kidney to his "brother in blue."
Though Jason Triche and Deputy Michael Scott Boyington survived, the 2012 shooting took the lives of deputies Jeremy Triche (of no relation to Jason Triche) and Brandon Nielson.


July 8, 2016
Washington Parish Library Course On English History
The Washington Parish Library will host Dr. Bill Robison for the Class “Shakespeare’s English Kings: “Shakespeare’s English Kings From the Hundred Years War to the Wars of the Roses,” 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesdays, August 2-September 6, 2016 at the Bogalusa Branch of the Washington Parish Library.
A reading, film, and discussion class examining William Shakespeare’s plays about Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses. The class will consider the plays and excerpts of filmed versions in terms of their aesthetic value, their historical accuracy, and the Bard’s use of history as pro-Tudor propaganda. Participants will read David Saccio’s Shakespeare’s English Kings, have free access to the plays for optional reading, and see and hear examples of period art and music. 
Dr. Robsion is the Chairman of the History Department at SLU in Hammond and frequently presents on topics of English History. 
If you are interested in attending the class, please call the library (985-839-7806).  There is no charge for taking the class.


July 8, 2016
Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Girlfriend's Husband
Carlos Rodriguez (45) of Kenner was sentenced to life without parole by St. Tammany District Judge August J. Hand for the 2009 killing of Mario Scramuzza for love and $3400.  The murder-for hire plot consisted of Gina Scramuzza (Carlos' wife and Rodriguez's girfriend) who has been sentenced to life for First Degree Murder, Rodriguez, and accomplices Luis Hernandez who is serving a life sentence and Erly Montoya who is serving a 35 year sentence.    
Valerie Scramuzza Dirks, the sister of Mario Scramuzza, the Lacombe Fire District paramedic who was ambushed and strangled to death in the laundry room of his Covington Home, spoke at the sentencing.  “I spent years watching my mom grieve the loss of her son,” Dirks said. “I watched my dad die of a broken heart.” and spoke of raising her nephew,   “As a man today, that boy terribly misses his dad” Dirks said.


July 8, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Dawn Charelle was booked 07/07 on the charges of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s) and Prohibited Acts (Schedule II)
Larry Page was booked 07/07 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk), Vehicular Homicide (3 counts), Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), License Plate Expired, No MVI, No Proof of Insurance, Open Container in Vehicle, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Resisting an Officer, and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Michael Senac was booked 07/07 on the charges of Cruelty to a Juvenile (s) and Prohibited Acts (Schedule II)
Dywan Jacobs was booked 07/07 on the charges of Forgery and Theft by Fraud
Brian Dickerson was booked 07/07 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery
Jessie Patterson was booked 07/07 on the charges of Domesstic Violence Battery and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Juan Reyez was booked 07/08 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Open Container in Vehicle, No Drivers License, and Obstructing Public Passage
Stephon Greely was booked 07/08 on the charge of Parole Violation


July 7, 2016
Note of Prayers and Sympathy for the Crain Family
As many of you already know, Mrs. Peggy Crain passed away this Tuesday morning.  She is the wife of long -time Washington Parish Clerk of Court Johnny Crain an the mother of current Clerk Johnny Crain, Jr.  Visitation for Mrs. Crain will be  tonight at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, in Bogalusa, Louisiana from 5:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and continued tomorrow from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. with funeral in the funeral home chapel at 2:00.
We are sorry for your loss.


July 7, 2016
Five Charged with Human Trafficking and Cruelty to the Infirm
On June 30th 2016, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s executed a search warrant at a residence located on Rushing Lane in Amite, LA. after receiving a complaint that the occupants of the home were keeping a 22 year old female locked up in a cage on the property.
Investigator’s located the 22 year old female wandering around in the back yard of the residence. Investigator’s say the 22 year old female suffers Autism, was forced to live in a make shift shelter which consisted of a blue tarp draped over a cage somewhat resembling a dog kennel, was often locked in the cage at night in order to keep her from wandering off, and that she appeared to be malnourished and suffering from numerous insect bites.
Located inside the shelter was a five gallon bucket in which she was forced to defecate in and all of her personal belongings. The 22 year old, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to local area hospital where she was evaluated and athen then placed in the care and custody of the Louisiana Department of Health, Adult/Elderly Protective Services.
Over the course of the investigation, investigators discovered that the accused conspired to transport the young woman to a specific location with the intention of prostituting  her out to multiple male subjects for money.  Arrested and charged were Raylaine Knope (40), Bridget Lambert (19), Taylor Knope (19), Jody Lambert (21), and Terry Knope (43).
In addition, four juveniles were removed from the residence and placed in the care and custody of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. The case is still ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.




July 7, 2016
Former Math Teacher and Coach Charged With Molestation
Former Fontainebleau High School math teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach William Leto (37)  has been arrested by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) and is facing numerous charges for having sexual relations with one of his students.
An anonymous complaint in late June led to an investigation in which detectives discovered Leto was allegedly having inappropriate sexual relations with one of his female students. 
Detectives say Leto initially made inappropriate contact through social media, where he began “grooming” her. Grooming is a method used by child pedophiles to slowly convince their victims to trust them. A forensic interview was conducted with the underage victim who did disclose that she and Leto did have sexual contact on multiple different occasions.
Leto is being charged with four counts of Molestations of a Juvenile by an Educator and one count of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Juvenile. As the investigation continues, Leto could face additional charges.
Anyone with further information, or other victims, should contact Detective Scott Davis at 985-276-1327 or scottdavis@stpso.com


July 7, 2016
STPSO Welfare Check Ends in Finding 2-Year Old Deceased
Late Tuesday evening (July 5, 2016) the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted in order to conduct a welfare check on a 2-year-old boy. The complainant was the boy’s grandmother, who expressed concern over the fact she had not seen her grandson in several weeks. Deputies attempted to locate the child, but to no avail. Detectives began their investigation, which ultimately led them to Jefferson Parish. STPSO detectives began a joint investigation with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO).
Around 8 p.m. last night (Wednesday, July 5, 2016), investigators discovered the boy’s body on the levee near the Huey P. Long bridge. The investigation has been turned over the to JPSO, who is now the lead agency on this case.
Due to the on-going investigation, no further information can be released at this time.  
Sheriff Randy Smith says, “This is a very sad situation. We will continue to work with the JPSO until the conclusion of this investigation.”


July 7, 2016
Amite Firearms Dealer Sentenced in Federal Court
WAYLON GIVENS, age 42, of Amite, was sentenced today after having pled guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun and making a false statement the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  He was sentenced to 5 years of probation, 15 weekends of incarceration, a $5000 fine, 100 hours of community service, and surrendered his federal firearms license. 
An investigation into an internet company selling firearm components in violation of the National Firearms Act led the ATF to Givens, a Federal Firearms Licensee, doing business as Givens Firearms.  On July 11, 2014, ATF interviewed GIVENS and informed him of the nature of the investigation and that agents were aware of his purchases from the internet company and that if he surrendered the parts to ATF, he would not be arrested and prosecuted.  Givens told the ATF that he had sold to an unknown individual.  However, it was determined that GIVENS had sold the illegal parts to known individuals whom he knew were in possession of the parts at the time of the ATF interview.


July 7, 2016
Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSEPH POUNDS, age 47, of Bogalusa, was sentenced today for three counts of selling oxycodone tablets to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent.  Oxycodone is a prescription-only Schedule II controlled substance and a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.
U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced the defendant to a term of imprisonment of twelve months and one day, three years of supervised release, and a $300 special assessment.


Obituary
Annie L. Johnson passed away 
July 5, 2016.  
Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


July 7, 2016
Students Gain Experience through STPH Volunteer Program
Local students volunteer in various departments during the summer at St. Tammany Parish Hospital to gain a better understanding of a hospital setting and receive valuable workplace experience.
“We are proud to have 16 bright young students in the program this year,” said Volunteer Coordinator Shirley Primes. “They will leave here with important knowledge and skills.” 
Students age 15-20 serve at least eight hours per week. Each volunteer selects half-day shifts twice a week or full-day shifts once a week in various departments.    
For more information about St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s student and adult volunteer programs, contact Shirley Primes at (985)898-4008 or sprimes@stph.org.


July 7, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Kizzie Taylor was booked 0706 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Improper Lane Useage
Jessie Linton was booked 07/06 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Laura Ikerd was booked 07/06 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Introduction of Contraband into Penal Institute, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Rance Gill was booked 07/06 on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Gary Williams was booked 07/06 on the charges of Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Expired License Plate, Expired MVI, Resisting an Officer, No Taillight, Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear
Landrus Forbes was booked 07/06 on the charges of Cruelty to Animals (4 counts) and Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Velicity Burkhalter was booked 07/07 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace (Domestic Violence)



July 6, 2016
Rescue These Pups on the "Red List"




Obituary
Ruby Ann Duncan born January 14, 1965, passed away July 4, 2016 in McComb, Ms. 


July 6, 2016
Bogalusa Council Lacks Quorum for Tuesday Meeting
The Bogalusa City Council, scheduled to meet in regular session at 5:30 pm Tuesday (July 5), was unable to conduct business because of the absence of Councilman Brian McCree, Councilman Doug Ritchie, and Councilman Andy DeLeon.  Also, Mayor Wendy Perrette, who usually attends the Council meetings, was unable to attend.  
Council President Sheila Fortenberry announced that Agenda items would be postponed until the next scheduled meeting of July 19, 2016.


July 6, 2016
Incident at Covington Car Dealership Leads to High Speed Chase
Early Tuesday morning, a Florida woman led St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase from Covington to Slidell.  The incident began when 21-year-old Mila Ellis, from Hialeah, Florida, went into Covington's Kia car dealership, pretended she was a manager, and began firing employees.  STPSO was called and deputies asked Ellis to leave the business and to not return. As Ellis was leaving, deputies checked the license plate on her Honda Accord and discovered it was reported stolen out of Broward County Florida. As deputies tried to stop Ellis, she placed her vehicle in reverse, attempted to run over a STPSO deputy, and then fled on Interstate 12 towards Slidell.
Numerous deputies joined the pursuit during which Ellis rammed two police vehicles. The pursuit ended on Airport Road in Slidell after Ellis ran into ditch.  Ellis faces the charges of  Disturbing the Peace, Possession of Stolen Property, Attempted Murder of a Police Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, and 2 counts of Aggravated Criminal Damage.


Obituary
JIMMY BRUCE BRUMFIELD, AGE 70 and a resident of the Hays Creek community died Tuesday afternoon June 28, 2016 at his home. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Jimmy was a medic for the United States Army 101st Airborne division during the Vietnam War. He liked taking care of his yard and riding around in his Dodge truck. He also enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors.


Obituary
James David Hall, Sr., age 87, born on July 9, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  
He served in WWII in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the 40 & 8; and the Magic City American Legion Post #24.


July 6, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Henry Booth was booked 07/05 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Donald Richardson was booked 07/05 on the charges of Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Hwy., Negligent Homicide, and Negligent Vehicular Injuring (2 counts)
John Fornea was booked 07/05 on the charge of Theft of Firearm
Joshua Foxworth was booked 07/05 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk), Theft by Shoplifting Under 100, and Simple Assault
Kizzie Taylor was booked 0706 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Improper Lane Useage


July 5, 2016
Murder/Suicide Investigated in Tangipahoa
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that over the weekend the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a murder – suicide that occurred at a residence in Tickfaw.
On July 1, 2016, at approximately 9:15 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Ewing Drive in Tickfaw, LA in reference to a disturbance with weapons.  Deputies located an unresponsive white male, later identified as 56 year old Steven Roumillat and the body of his wife, 52 year old Susan Roumillat. 
The preliminary investigation reveals that during a disturbance between the husband and wife, Mr. Roumillat retrieved a handgun and fatally shot his wife.  Then using the same weapon, took his own life.   

July 5, 2016
Ms. Man Arrested in N.O. On Numerous WP Charges
James Earl Magee, 45, a resident of Upper Sunlight Road in Walthall County, Mississippi, was arrested on several charges beginning with domestic violence that occurred on Recreation Road in Angie, Louisiana, in February 2016. Magee has been sought since that time by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and Mississippi law enforcement agencies.  He was located in New Orleans, arrested by the New Orleans Police Department, and transported to Washington Parish on June 28 with bond set at $112,550. His charges are Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault With a Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Criminal Damage (2 counts), Burglary of a Vehicle, Theft, and Attachment. 
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “Domestic violence is a serious crime and we will always vigorously pursue a domestic violence offender and do all we can to assist victims. If anyone is a victim of domestic violence, the Sheriff’s Office will assist you in getting the help you need. We have a victim’s rights advocate on staff and she is available to advise you and assist you in obtaining a protective order. Please give us a call at (985) 839-3434 if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence.”


July 5, 2016
Owner Claims Abandoned Cattle – Authorities search for thieves
Update on original story of June 22, 2016
Investigators say a trailer load of cattle found along I-12 heading east near Hammond, La. Monday, June 20, 2016 were stolen from an Iberville Parish cattleman. Authorities say the trailer carrying the cattle was also stolen property from another Iberville Parish farmer.
The 18 Brangus heifers, that were housed at the Amite Stockyeard, were returned to their owner June 29. They were housed at Amite Stockyard as the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Brand Commission and law enforcement looked for leads in this theft of livestock and farm crime.
“Because these cattle were not branded, it took us longer to identify who owned these heifers. We encourage all livestock owners to properly identify their animals with official ear tags or brands,” said LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “Farm equipment such as trailers must also be properly inventoried so identification can be made in theft cases.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the LDAF hotline at 855-452-5323 or Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office. A reward up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime through the LDAF Livestock Crime Stoppers Program.


July 5, 2016
Seven Year-Old Drowns in Independence
On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2016, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Alessi Road in Independence regarding a medical emergency.   A 7 year old female accidentally drowned while swimming in an old gravel pit with her family and several of her friends.
The child’s mother became frantically worried when she didn’t see her daughter for a few minutes.  While searching, a local spear fisherman located and recovered the child’s body about ten yards from the shore.   CPR was immediately administered until the Independence Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and took over the scene.  The child was then air lifted to North Oaks Medical Center where she could not be revived. 
Charges will not be filed as a result of this tragic incident.  Although a beautiful and serene setting, gravel pits are extremely dangerous.  There is no way of knowing what has been left behind after years of dredging.  


Obituary
JOHNNIE RUTH MORGAN CROWE, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday morning July 4, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was retired from the Southeast Louisiana Hospital and a member of Canaan Baptist Church. Johnnie enjoyed taking care of her yard and mowing the fields on her tractor. She also enjoyed sewing and being in the outdoors. Johnnie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her great-grandchildren.


Obituary
ILEAN CRAIN, AGE 96 and a resident of Franklinton died early Sunday morning July 3, 2016 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton that loved her Lord and church family. Ilean was formerly a dental assistant and the receptionist for many years at the X-Ray department of Riverside Medical Center. She was also annually involved with Mile Branch Settlement of the Washington Parish Free Fair.


Obituary
Keith Allen Pounds, age 44, a resident of Columbia, MS, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.


Obituary
Martin Andrew "Marty" Knight born May27. 1950 went home to be with The Lord on July 2, 2016 at the age of 66. He was a member of Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church of the Lee Road Community.


Obituary
Olin W. Carrier, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, born October 10, 1942 passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center in Franklinton, LA at the age of 73.


Obituary
Linnie Ree Boyd Hundemer, former long-time resident of Boglausa, died peacefully on July 1, 2016 at Grace Health and Rehab in Slaughter.  
A native of Shreveport and graduate of Byrd High School, Dodd College and LSU, Linnie came to Bogalusa in the late 1930's and taught physical education in the Bogalusa school system for several years.   
Linnie was very active in Bogalusa civic affairs as a volunteer for Campfire Girls, Civic League, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Rest Haven Nursing Home and First Baptist Church, where she was a church member for over 70 years. She was an early organizer of the Republican Party locally and statewide and was particularly active in the local Republican Women's Association. Linnie's ongoing work in the community led to her being honored as “The Daily News” citizen of the year in 1985.


Obituary
JIMMIE ROY MIZELL, AGE 65 and a resident of the Enon community died Friday evening July 1, 2016 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was a farmer that really loved his animals. Jimmie had horses, other livestock and farm animals around his home. He often would help others in the routine veterinary care of their animals as well. Jimmie cared about his family and friends and would always be available to help those in need of anything.


July 5, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Amber Pope was booked 07/01 on the charge of Probation Violation
Michael Blackwell was booked 07/01 In From Court
Matthew Stevens was booked 07/01 In From Court
Edward Warren was booked 07/01 on the charges of Simple Assault and Disturbing the Peace (Domestic Violence)
Crystall Mizell was booked 07/02 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Barrical Harris was booked 07/02 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
David Corkern was booked 07/03 on the charges of Speeding 1-10 Over Limit, Driving Under Suspension, No Insurance and Attachment
Jeffrey Goings was booked 07/03 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (5th Offense), Improper Lane Useage, and Ran Red Light
Priscilla Pounds was booked 07/04 on the charge of Failure to Honor Written Promise
John Seal was booked 07/04 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Useage, and Driving Under Suspension
Henry Booth was booked 07/05 on the charge of Failure to Appear


July 1, 2016
Two of Bogalusa's July 4th Holiday Activities
The American Legion's annual 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4th beginning at 10:00 a.m. The parade will take the traditional route beginning on Columbia Street and ending in the Bogalusa High School (Willis Avenue) parking lot.
The fireworks display is scheduled to take place at the Bogalusa High School Stadium at 8:45 P.M.. 


July 1, 2016
Sheriff Randy Seal States Need for New Jail 
Responding to the June 29th “trial run” for a jail escape, Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “The Washington Parish Jail has outlived its usefulness. Many doors and locks are inoperable and the jail infrastructure is failing. It may have been a suitable jail when it was built thirty-five years ago, but it is no longer adequate. There is not enough space. Inmate housing areas are too small. The area housing the four men who planned to escape was not designed to hold inmates for an extended period of time, but we have few options due to a lack of space. Some way, somehow, Washington Parish must have a new jail so that your Sheriff’s Office can continue to put lawbreakers in jail and house them in a legal manner. Federal courts have never required that jails be comfortable, but they do require specific conditions that are difficult to meet in the existing building.”


July 1, 2016
Alert Washington Parish Jail Staff Thwarts Planned Escape
Just before midnight on June 29, Washington Parish Jail officers interrupted what has been described as a “trial run” for a jail escape which was planned to occur during the weekend prior to July 4. Four inmates housed in an overflow area of the jail for security reasons had gained access to an adjacent elevator shaft no longer in use and had devised a way to enter the shaft and descend to the ground outside the jail. Plans then called for scaling the fence surrounding the jail yard.
A jail officer who was viewing surveillance camera monitors observed unusual activity and alerted other jail staff members on duty. Jail staff responded to the area and identified four inmates who were involved in the planned escape:  Sidney Ray Cotton (31), Russell Dewayne Blackwell (31), John McGowan (49), and Joseph Anthony Peoples (25)  
The investigation into the planned escape continues and it is expected that more charges against the inmates involved will be forthcoming.
Chief of Corrections Jim Miller responded to the jail that night and stated (in part), “These inmates thought that a busy holiday weekend would be a good time to escape. It just didn’t work out for them. Even with our worn-out building and lack of resources, our jail staff does an excellent job in managing the most undisciplined people in Washington Parish.”



July 1, 2016
Covington Police Looking For Man Who Tried to Lure Girl
At around 3pm Thursday, a 9 year old black female was riding her bike home  in the area of W. 30th Ave and Polk St when she was approached by a white male in what is believed to be a grey Dodge truck.  He accused the girl of being on a stolen bicycle,  searched her pockets, put her bike in the back of his truck, and then tried to escort her to his truck when the young girl took off running towards her home. When she arrived at home she reported the incident to her mother.
The perpetrator is described as a white male, bald, clean shaven, approx. 45 years old, tall with a medium build. He possibly has a bruise in the area of his right eye. He was wearing a brown polo type shirt and dirty blue jeans. On his left arm was a silver watch.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Lt. Robert Blount with the Covington Police Dept. at 985-892-8500, or Crimestoppers at 1-877-903-STOP


July 1, 2016
Woman Killed Near Pearl River in Presumed Domestic Incident
Source:  Theneworleansadvocate.com 
A 33-year-old woman was killed overnight at a home along Louisiana 41 near Pearl River, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday (July 1). Capt. Daniel Seuzeneau said the woman was the victim of presumed domestic violence.
Investigators have identified a person of interest in the case and been talking to him, Seuzeneau said in relating information to reporters just minutes after Randy Smith was sworn in as sheriff at Church of the King near Mandeville.
Aimee Kirst appeared to have been shot, Seuzeneau said. The killing happened late Thursday or early Friday, he said. 
More information will be released later as it becomes available.


July 1, 2016
Randy Smith Sworn in as St. Tammany Sheriff Today



July 1, 2016
Saints 2016 Raffle Tickets On Sale Now!



July 1, 2016
Help Franklinton Rotary & Chamber School Supplies Drive



July 1, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Kendric Lampley was booked 06/30 on the charge of Parole Violation
Michael Ishman was booked 06/30 In From Court




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