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May 5, 2016
Plant Sunpatiens Before Summer Heat (video)
It’s important to get some plants into your garden or landscape before the heat of summer is here. The Sunpatiens is one of them and, as the name suggests, it grows well in full sun — unlike other impatiens that prefer shade. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to select and care for your sunpatiens plants.




Obituary
GLADYS BEATRICE CROCKETT PIERCE, AGE 87 and a lifelong resident of her family’s homestead near Pine died at 2:10 pm Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. She was a longtime member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed cooking and caring for her plants. Through the years, Gladys loved tending her garden and caring for her farm animals. She also for many years provided child-care to numerous families in the area. Gladys was always a loving mother and grandmother that cherished the time spent with her family and grandchildren.


May 5, 2016
Assist Slidell Police Locate These Suspects




May 5, 2016
Mt. Hermon and Kentwood Men Arrested in Theft Case
Today, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office advises that Kody Henry Love, 23 years of age, from Mt. Hermon and Louis Wayne Reisner Jr,. 22 years of age from Kentwood have been arrested for a crime that was committed over one year ago.
The two are charged with felony theft after they were identified as being the subjects accused of stealing equipment from a mechanics shop off of Travis Ln in Kentwood, LA. on March 11, 2015.
The duo have been booked into the parish jail and are awaiting bond.


Obituary
Huey L. "Sawmill" Jenkins, Sr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with his family at his side. He was born on Thursday, August 25, 1927 to Tera Fussell and Ross Jenkins and was a life resident of Folsom, LA. 


May 5, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Jackie Robinson was booked 05/04 on the charge of Speeding 21-40 Over Limit, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer (Flight on Foot), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Expired License Plate, No Insurance, No Seat Belt, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer, Failure to Appear (3 counts), and Ran Stop Sign (6 counts)
Dustin Hughes was booked 05/04 In From Court
David Bonnette was booked 05/04 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)
Chris Green was booked 05/04 on the charges of Improper Equipment, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 counts)
Alvin Crumedy was booked 05/04 In From Court


May 4, 2016
The D. A.'s Legal Dispute With St. Tammany Parish
A hearing will be held May 16 at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 2 (Division J) before  Ad Hoc Judge Marion Edwards in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish Council, regarding civil representation of parish government. The hearing will be held on Exceptions to be filed by Ms. Brister and/or the Parish Council. A hearing on the preliminary injunctive relief motion filed by District Attorney Warren Montgomery will be held May 23 at 9 a.m. before Judge Edwards.


Obituary
Andrew Brian Kennedy, a resident of Angie, LA, born on October 20, 1993 in Covington, LA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA at the age of 22.


Obituary
RALPH JOSEPH TABOR, AGE 62 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 10:00 pm Monday May 2, 2016 at his home. He was born September 15, 1953 and was raised in Choctaw in Lafourche Parish and was also a former resident of Metairie and Folsom. Ralph had lived in Washington Parish for the last 13 years and was a truck driver for Blue Line Rentals. He enjoyed going to dirt-track races and traveling to the mountains. He collected guns and liked classic cars and motorcycles. Ralph enjoyed riding four-wheelers and loved spending time with his family at their cabin in Arkansas.


Obituary
BILLY WAYNE JONES, AGE 70 and a resident of Enon died at 9:30 pm Tuesday May 3, 2016 at his home. He was a former boiler-maker for several different companies that often traveled the entire country working. Billy was a huge sports fan that loved New Orleans Saints football, all the different sports of his favorite LSU Tigers and horse racing including the Kentucky Derby, which he looked forward to each year.


May 4, 2016
Bogalusa Awarded $800,00 Grant for Water System
The City of Bogalusa has been awarded $800,000 that Bogalusa's Public Works Director James Hall says will fund work started last year in the Richardson Town area and bring it to approximately 40% completion.  The work, which will go out for bids and then begin in a couple of months, includes replacement of pipes, joints, and valves.  Rehabilitation of the City's water distribution system is a on-going effort by the City who applies each year for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).  
In addition, Washington Parish was awarded $750,000 that will be used to upgrade the Bogue Lusa Water Works water system by constructing a new water well near Bogalusa. 
The announcement yesterday by Governor Edwards of awards are part of $13,734,879 awarded to local governments across the state for Fiscal Year 2016. The CDBG Program helps communities provide a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities for their residents, particularly in low to moderate income areas. The block grants are awarded to the state annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 


May 4, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Deta McGowan was booked 05/03 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Appear (2 counts), and Failure to Pay Fine.
John Thompson was booked 05/03 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Joseph Stallings was booked 05/03 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise
Brian Jackson was booked 05/03 on the charge of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I
Lenard Lee was booked 05/03 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Jackie Robinson was booked 05/04 on the charge of Speeding 21-40 Over Limit, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer (Flight on Foot), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Expired License Plate, No Insurance, No Seat Belt, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer, Failure to Appear (3 counts), and Ran Stop Sign (6 counts)


May 3, 2016
Help the Sheriff's Office Identify This Burglar
In recent burglaries, the public has been very helpful in identifying burglars whose images were captured on surveillance video. Once again, Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal asks the public to view pictures from surveillance video of a parish business.  The business, on Highway 25 in western Washington Parish, was burglarized on May 1 at about 1:35 am.  
If anyone has any information about this burglary or can identify the burglar, they are asked to call investigators at (985) 661-2021.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Although the images are grainy, they might provide enough detail for someone to recognize the burglar. Perhaps the distinctive clothing he wore will alert someone to who he might be. The public has been great to respond to us in such situations and we are always grateful for any information. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you know anything.”


Obituary
On May 3, 2016 James Monroe "Jimmy" Rushing was ushered into heaven to life eternal with the God he served for most of his life.  The character of his life might be summed up as he was sincere, earnest, loyal, and a man who feared God. He was a man of high standards, integrity, courage, and faith serving God. What he preached, he practiced, what he believed, he believed with heart and soul.
Jimmy was born in New Orleans, on August 15, 1918 and lived in Bogalusa since 1938. He finished high school in Covington where his parents operated a small store and meat market. Jimmy worked at several small business establishments then went to the Bogalusa Paper Mill for 16 years. With a love of the meat market, he opened Rushing's Food Store in the Pleasant Hill area in 1955 - 1983. 
Jimmy helped in the building of Westside Emmanuel Church where he served in numerous capacities: Sunday School teacher, Training Union teacher, RA leader and brotherhood for men, served on numerous committees and as a deacon, serving numerous times as chairman.
As a patriotic American he served in the Navy in the Pacific on Saipan from 1944 - 1946.


May 3, 2016
Driver Killed in Single Vehicle Crash on LA 437
Late Monday night, Louisiana State Police troopers worked a fatal crash on La. 437 south of La. 40 that claimed the life of 38 year-old Mohssen Hajighassem Jr. of Westwego.
The victim's vehicle ran off the left side of the highway, he over-corrected, and went off the right side and into a ditch.  His vehicle overturned, he was ejected from the vehicle, and sustained severe injuries.  Hajighassem was pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. As part of the on-going crash investigation, blood samples were obtained and will be analyzed by the Coroner’s Office.


May 3, 2016
Former D. A. Walter P. Reed and Son Steven P. Reed Convicted
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that a federal jury has convicted former District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District, WALTER P. REED, age 69, and his son STEVEN P. REED, age 44, both of Covington.
The jury found WALTER P. REED guilty on 18 of 19 counts.  WALTER P. REED was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, false statement on income tax return, and mail fraud.  Steven P. Reed was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and wire fraud.
“We thank the jury for its careful deliberation in the Walter and Steven Reed trial,”  stated U.S. Attorney Polite.  “The defendants’ actions were not innocent mistakes, as Walter Reed claimed in his testimony.  They were crimes.  As a community, we are tired of hearing, and accepting, excuses from public officials who violate the public trust to enrich themselves.  The time for excuses is over.”
U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon set sentencing for September 15, 2016.


May 3, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Joseph Bickham was booked 05/02 In From Court
Brent Newman was booked 05/02 In From Court
Sherrie Magee was booked 05/02 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts), Issuing Worthless Checks Over 500, and Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300


May 2, 2016
Angie Man Dies in ATV Accident
An ATV accident on May 1, 2016, claimed the life of Andrew Kennedy, 22, a resident of Angie. A passenger on the ATV was injured and her status is not available at this time.
According to a witness, Kennedy was driving the ATV on Henry Kennedy Road in the early evening when he made a turn and the ATV flipped over, landing on top of Kennedy and his passenger.  When WPSO officers arrived, they discovered both riders on the side of the road being treated by members of Fire District 5.  Both riders were transported by Northshore EMS to local hospitals.
The investigation is ongoing and a crash scene investigator should visit the scene this week in an attempt to reconstruct the accident.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “It is so tragic for any family to lose a loved one in such a situation. We offer our sincere sympathy to the Kennedy family during this time of grief and mourning.”


May 2, 2016
Covington Police Chief Announces Operation Angel
Today, Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz, joined by many government and community leaders, announced a change in law enforcement practices in St. Tammany Parish with the beginning of Operation Angel.  Saying, “ We think we should give those suffering from addiction the help they need instead of handcuffs”, Lentz went on to describe how Operation Angel will work. “An individual suffering from and addiction simply appears at their police department and ask for help. The addict surrenders any drugs or paraphernalia they have without the fear of being arrested. An “Angel” will walk them through the recovery process.”
That process will occur at a facility on the grounds of the old K Bar B ranch in Lacombe called Giving Hope Retreat operated by the New Orleans Mission.  Help will be provided for addicts ranging from alcohol to heroin, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The only requirements they have is that the individual wants help and wants to change their life.


May 2, 2016
Summer Camps Offered in McComb June 13-17
  


May 2, 2016
Public's Help Sought to Locate Runaway
Statement from Pike County Sheriff's Office
The Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division is seeking the public's assistance in locating a runaway juvenile. Alinda Lang left her residence without permission on April 29, 2016. Lang was last seen wearing white shorts and a white Polo shirt with pink stripes walking down Ward Jackson Road in Pike County, Ms. Lang is 5'8" 150 Lbs. Brown Hair, Hazel eyes. Please contact Pike County Sheriff's Office at 601783-5468 or Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033 with any information.


May 2, 2016
Slidell Felon Gets 40 Years for Possessing Gun
Marcel Thompson, 40, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (April 28) as an habitual offender to 40 years in prison for possessing a gun as a convicted felon and another five years for simple possession of cocaine after an undercover operation in late 2014. District Judge Allison Penzato ordered the sentences to be served concurrently without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
Thompson was convicted April 8 for selling to a confidential informant on multiple occasions in November 2014.  When Slidell Police executed a search warrant, officers found a gun at Thompson’s home and cocaine at his mother’s house.
Thompson initially acknowledged that the gun and drugs belonged to him. During the trial, though, he said he was intoxicated when he made the statement and that he claimed the drugs out of fear that his mother and other family members might be arrested.


Obituary
WALTER JAMES LEDET, AGE 83 and a resident of Kentwood died at 2:55 pm Saturday April 30, 2016 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Walter was a former member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church but had recently been a member of the Pentecostals of Lee Road church. He was a former dairyman that enjoyed gardening and wood working. He owned several motorcycles and loved riding as much as he possibly could.


May 2, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Fredrick Brown was booked 04/29 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts) and Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information
Donna Mullen was booked 04/29 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Use Turn Signal
Steven Rodgers was booked 04/29 on the charges of Second Degree Murder, Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Marty Galloway was booked 04/29 on the charges of Driving with Suspended License Due to Previous DUI or other and Conspiracy to Possess Narcotics With Intent
Lance Tyrone was booked 04/29 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Manufacture of Schedule II CDS, Possession of CDS with Weapon Present, Resisting an Officer, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Emmitt Warren was booked 04/29 on the charge of Attachment
Payton Cassidy was booked 04/30 on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery
Choka Crosby was booked 04/30 on the charge of Criminal Damage
Ricky Jefferson was booked 04/30 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Isai Rojas was booked 05/01 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Useage, and No Drivers License
Mandi Gill was booked 05/01 on the charges of Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery, Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense), and Domestic Abuse:  Child Endangerment (2 counts)
Jeffrrey Kuchin was booked 05/01 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Earl Clark was booked 05/01 on the charge of Aggravaated Assault with a Firearm
Glenn Wells was booked 05/01 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Resisting an Officer
Justin Saucier was booked 05/01 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Driving Under Suspension and Obedience to Police Officers and Traffic Signs


April 30, 2016
Cleco Customers Get $475 in Free Electricity Starting in July
Source:  Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  
Cleco customers will get a one-time $475 credit on their energy bills starting in July as part of a broader takeover bid for the utility. The credit will cover several months of free electricity for the average customer.  The credit will be applied to a customer's monthly bill starting in July until it runs out. 
The average Cleco customer using about 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity pays about $117 a month, according to figures provided by the utility. That means the average customer with a $475 credit would get four months of free electricity. The $7 left over would be credited to the following month's bill. 


Obituary
LOLA DAVIS WALLACE, AGE 66 and a resident of the Sunlight Community died at 12:38 pm Friday April 29, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was a member of Sunlight Baptist Church that enjoyed baking cakes and pies and making her famous chicken pie. Lola was a secretary at Luter’s Supply in Tylertown but for many years she provided child care to numerous families in the area. She also enjoyed spending her spare time reading novels.


Obituary
Jimmy Jack Hilton, age 73, born on January 22, 1943 in Walthall County, MS, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at his daughters residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.


Obituary
Richard West, born in Bogalusa on March 6, 1953, died on April 21.  He was baptized at an early age and attended Mt Hermon High School.  Richard worked as a truck driver for many different companies, until his health failed. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and cooking with his friends. 


Obituary
Curtis Kendle “Bone” Tate, Sr. passed away at the age of 55 on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.


Obituary
Mr. Percel Hall, born May 27, 1932 in Jefferson Davis County, MS, departed this life at Our lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA on April 21, 2016.


April 29, 2016
Walter Reed Takes Stand in His Defense
Source:  Katherine Sayre, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
Taking the stand Friday, Former North Shore District Attorney Walter Reed Reed projected a calm self-confidence as spoke matter-of-factly about dipping into campaign money over the years and made the jury chuckle in the beginning of his three hours of morning testimony with stories about his early years as a student and as an undercover narcotics officer for the New Orleans Police Department.   
Reed told a federal court jury that he sent flowers, produced concerts, threw graduation parties and paid for meals for family and friends out of his campaign fund to create "good will" around St. Tammany and Washington parishes. "Family and friends is what politics is all about," Reed, 69, said. "If you don't have family, and you don't have friends, you better forget running for public office because that is your base."


April 29, 2016
Franklinton Man Killed in Crash in St. Helena Parish
Shortly after midnight on Friday, April 29, 2016, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L were dispatched to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 38 in St. Helena Parish. The crash claimed the life of 19 year-old Hunter Michael McGregor of Franklinton, LA.
Troopers have determined that McGregor traveled off the right side of the roadway and over-corrected to the left, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise and into a ditch. After entering the ditch, McGregor’s vehicle overturned and impacted a large tree. Despite being properly restrained, McGregor sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Helena Parish Coroner’s Office. Troopers do not suspect impairment to have been a contributing factor in this crash. 


April 29, 2016
Washington Parish Libraries Celebrate 70th Anniversary Sunday



April 29, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Michael Pate was booked 04/28 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Devin Bertrand was booked 04/28 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery
Candace Applewhite was booked 04/28 on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Driving While Intoxicated, and Careless Operation
Loren Williams was booked 04/28 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
Cornell Williams was booked 04/28 on the charges of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institute and Distribution of Schedule I Drugs
Daniel Johnson was booked 04/28 In From Court
Russell Blackwell was booked 04/28 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, Theft 750 or less, and Probation Violation
Kevin Mizell was booked 04/28 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Theft of assets from Aged Under 500
John Trotter was booked 04/28 on the charge of Theft of Auto/Vehicle
Graylon Dillon was booked 04/28 on the charge of Possession of Schedule I Drugs
Trenton Adams was booked 04/28 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated
Fredrick Brown was booked 04/29 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts) and Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information
Donna Mullen was booked 04/29 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Failure to Use Turn Signal


Obituary
William "Robert" Galloway a resident of Bogalusa died on April 27, 2016 of heart failure at the age of 49.


Obituary
Wendy Lynn "Sun Shyne" Hayes, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 35, born on January 3, 1981, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.


April 29, 2016
Weather for the Next Few Days



April 28, 2016
Keep Our Children Safe From Drowning 
A Reminder from the La. Office of State Fire Marshall
With the weather getting warmer, the fun and relief of cooling swimming pools and waterways beckon. However, these waters that provide us the opportunity for relaxation and joyous family memories can also become an avenue for tragedy.
Louisiana has the 3rd highest drowning rate in the U.S. and drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death for Louisiana children ages 1-4 years old (about 12 deaths per year).  Drownings occur in pools, hot tubs, bathtubs, and in natural water such as a lake, river, pond, creek or canal.




April 28, 2016
Bogalusa Man Sentenced for Oxycodone Distribution
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that EDGAR POUNDS, age 66, of Bogalusa, was sentenced Wednesday for two 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 POUNDS to four years of probation, a $500 fine, a $200 special assessment, and 100 hours of community service.


April 28, 2016
Moth Orchids are Easy to Grow
This plant produces some of the most beautiful flowers you’ll ever see. It’s called the moth orchid. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to these beautiful plants and explains why they’re so easy for gardeners to grow.




Obituary
CHARLES EDDIE APPLEGATE, AGE 76 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died before midnight Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center. He was native of Magnolia, MS and a former Commercial truck driver. 


Obituary
CHARLOTTE HONEYCUTT GORDON, AGE 77 and a resident of Franklinton died at 6:20 pm Wednesday April 27, 2016 at her home. She was a native of Buras, LA where she graduated from Buras High School in 1957 and later became a clerical worker for McClanahan before retirement. Charlotte moved to the Richardson Community near Franklinton where she has lived for the last 26 years. She became an active member of Fisher United Methodist Church where she served as a lay leader for 10 years and was a member of the Fisher Methodist Women’s organization. Charlotte was an avid reader that enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. She cared deeply for others and never met a stranger and had a special place in her heart for her pet dog Sally.


April 28, 2016
Bogalusa Man Charged in Murder of Woman 
Source:  WWLTV.com
Steven Rodgers (age 26) is in jail after police said he is the suspect in the murder of a woman late Tuesday night.  The incident occurred just after 11:30 p.m., on Avenue B.  Detectives believe Rodgers shot and killed a woman during a possible domestic issue.
Police authorities said when they arrived, officers found a woman who had been shot. She was brought to the hospital by ambulance, where police said she later died.


April 28, 2016
Correction on April 26, 2016 Booking Report
On April 26, 2016 Hazel Crain was reported as having been arrested for an Attachment on April 25 and booked into the Washington Parish Jail.  This was a reporting error.  No person by the name of Hazel Crain was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on April 25.


April 28, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
George Verdin was booked 04/27 on the charges of Parole Violation and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Mark Mizell was booked 04/27 on the charge of Driving with Suspended License due to Previous DUI
Shannon Marcel was booked 04/27 on the charge of Theft 750 or less
Michael Pate was booked 04/28 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Devin Bertrand was booked 04/28 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery
Candace Applewhite was booked 04/28 on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Driving While Intoxicated, and Careless Operation
Loren Williams was booked 04/28 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs


April 28, 2016
Covington Man Gets Prison Plus to Pay Over $1.5 Million 
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ROY JOSEPH BUSIERE, age 68, of Covington, was sentenced Wednesday to 54 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. As part of the sentence, the Court ordered BUSIERE to pay $1,540,973.39 in restitution. 
According to court documents, BUSIERE, who worked as a comptroller for A & H Armature Works, Inc., embezzled from the company’s bank account at First American Bank. 


April 28, 2016
Slidell-area Man Dies of Apparent Lightning Strike
Source:  WWLTV.com
A Slidell-area man died after apparently being struck by lightning on a job site during Wednesday's storms.
Elvin Arturo Castro-Santiago, 36, was working at a construction site in the 1100 block of East End Blvd. in Lakeshore Estates south of Slidell when he was struck.
Emergency crews responded to the scene and he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
"Tragedies like this underscore the deadly force of nature and the need to take precautions in severe conditions," Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said. "Not only lightning but strong winds, flying debris and falling branches, and even shallow floods can be injurious or deadly with little warning. As we prepare for summer, when storms are more common and tropical weather sometimes threatens us, this sad case emphasizes the importance of respecting the weather and the dangers it can bring."


April 27, 2016
Arrest Made in Shooting Near Enon
Leigh Edward Cutrer, 36, a resident of Spring Valley Road in Bogalusa has been arrested for shooting a Enon Man Tuesday morning.  The victim, who had a neck wound, was transported to North Oaks Trauma Center in Hammond where he was treated and released.
The victim identified the shooter and gave a description of the truck he was driving at the time.  Deputies responded to Cutrer’s home and located Cutrer and the vehicle described by the victim.  Cutrer admitted disposing of the shotgun and investigators located the weapon where Cutrer a said he disposed of it.
Cutrer was charged with Attempted Murder Second Degree. His bond was set at $125,000, he met the conditions of the bond, and was released on April 27.


Obituary
RUTHIE LEE RESTER LEWIS, AGE 84 and a longtime resident of Franklinton died early Tuesday April 26, 2016 at the Oschner Medical Center in Kenner. She had moved to Amelia to live with family about three years ago and became a member of Bayou Chene Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers but her life centered around caring for her own family and being involved with her church family.


April 27, 2016
Riverside Medical Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary
On April 26, 2016, residents, hospital staff, and elected officials gathered to celebrate Riverside Medical Center's 50th Anniversary.  From a civic dream to a complete health facility, Riverside Medical Center has shown what can be accomplished when citizens work together to fill a need.  With support from the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Parish Police Jury, and residents of Washington Parish, Riverside Medical Center began serving our community's medical needs in April of 1966.  Initially employing 42, RMC now employs over 250 and has invested in YOUR future to provides modern health care.  Read more of RMC's history here.




April 27, 2016
Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Launches 
“BUCKLE UP IN YOUR TRUCK”
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission this month in an enforcement campaign aimed at saving the lives of pickup truck drivers and their passengers.
Additional officers will be on the streets taking part in Buckle Up In Your Truck which runs during the week of April 22 to 28. The campaign will focus on looking out for occupants of pickup trucks who choose not to wear safety belts and issue citations to those who do not comply with state law.  


April 27, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
James Mims was booked 04/26 on the charges of Resisting an Officer and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Wanda Zagorski was booked 04/26 on the charge of Parole Violation
Shelton Blackwell was booked 04/26 on the charge of Vehicle Burglary
Chance Luke was booked 04/26 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Improper Equipment, Switched License Plates, and No Proof of Registration
Matthew Stogner was booked 04/26 on the charge of Attachment
Leigh Cutrer was booked 04/26 on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder


April 27, 2016
AG Landry:  More on N. O. as Sanctuary City
Obama & Mayor Landrieu Likely Violated Federal Law
Following a Louisiana House Judiciary Committee hearing, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is of the opinion that New Orleans Mayor Landrieu and the Obama Administrations coordinated efforts to establish New Orleans as a “Sanctuary City” for illegal aliens in direct violation of established Federal Law. 
General Landry requested prompt answers from U. S. Attorney Lynch as to if the USDOJ reviewed, approved, and required New Orleans to adopt sanctuary policies and how the USDOJ could authorize such defilement of federal law.
“Sanctuary policies undermine justice and the rule of law. They jeopardize public safety and have a burdensome financial toll on government,” said General Landry. “Sanctuary policies encourage further illegal immigration, undermine anti-terrorism efforts, and promote an underground economy that sabotages the tax base. They also waste much-needed public resources as they force the federal government to find and arrest deportable criminals already taken into custody by local law enforcement.” 


April 26, 2016
STPSO Asks Help in Identifying These Burglars
Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in identifying the individuals in these photos. Over a three to four day period starting around March 26 these individuals entered a property on Hall Road in Sun during the evening hours and removed numerous items from the interior and exterior of the structure without the property owner’s permission. 
If you know something about this burglary, please contact Detective Matthew Parker at 985-276-1331. Callers may remain anonymous. 




April 26, 2016
Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty in Bogalusa Motel Shooting
A Washington Parish jury found John Peters, 20, of Angie, guilty Friday (April 22) of three counts of attempted second degree murder for a pre-dawn shooting at the Sportsman's Inn in Bogalusa in August 2014. Peters faces 10 to 50 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence when he is sentenced June 30 before District Judge Richard Swartz.
The men, all dressed in black and wearing gloves and masks, carried an assortment of guns, including an M-4-style assault rifle and fired about 30 rounds into a room occupied by Larry Alderson, his girlfriend, and her 6-year-old child.  None of the room’s occupants was injured.  
WPSO Detectives Robert Harris and Corbet Hunt quickly recovered the weapons used in the attack and identified Peters and the other two men as suspects.  Police believe the shooting was drug-related.


April 26, 2016
Victim of Motel Shooting Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Separate Case
About three weeks being a victim in a shooting at the Sportsman Inn in Bogalusa, after the motel shooting, Larry Alderson, who had been inside the motel room with his girlfriend and her 6-year-old child, was charged with first degree murder and attempted armed robbery in a separate case.  Alderson's victim, identified as Jonathan Roberts, was found Sept. 13, 2014, in the back yard of a United Methodist Church in Bogalusa. He had been shot in the head.
An investigation by the Bogalusa Police Department led to Alderson, who had fled to Mobile, Alabama. Alderson was brought back to face the charges, and last week on April 18, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and attempted armed robbery in the case. District Judge Martin Coady sentenced Alderson to 40 years for the manslaughter charge and 10 years for attempted armed robbery. The sentences are to run consecutively for a total of 50 years. Assistant District Attorney John Alford handled the case against Alderson.


April 26, 2016
Parish Council Takes Stand on WP Reservoir Project
Monday evening, the Washington Parish Council unanimously approved Resolution 16-721, a resolution of the Parish Council's position on the Washington Parish Reservoir District.  The resolution states it is in favor of the concept of a reservoir but objects to the use of eminent domain to obtain property for the reservoir and also objects to the size of the project in the form currently proposed by the Washington Parish Reservoir Commission.  
In other business, the Council heard from residents Winford Pittman (opponent of the reservoir), Bill Jenkins (reservoir commission member), Amanda Last Name Not Understood (regarding damage to her vehicle and roadway during recent flooding), Barbara Hicks Collins (regarding the Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation), Jalon Beech (opponent of the reservoir), Al Barron (Washington Parish Library Director), and Phillip Bedwell (opponent of the reservoir).
President Richard Thomas and his staff presented information to the Council.  Finance Director Donna Graham advised that the books have been closed for FY 2015 and auditors will be doing their audit in the following days.  She further advised that parish government incurred approximately $670,000 due to the March flooding event.  FEMA is expected to reimburse the parish $430,000 and the parish will be out-of-pocket around $240,000. Public Works Director Leo Lucchesi and Transportation Manager Donnell Merritt also provided reports.




April 26, 2016
WPSO Arrests MS Man Selling Stolen Weapons & Jewelry 
Acting on information that someone was selling weapons from a room at the Sportsman Inn Motel south of Bogalusa, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Cody E. Young, 24, a resident of Highway 43 South, Columbia, Mississippi. Young was in possession of weapons and jewelry which had been stolen from a residence in Mississippi.
In addition to selling stolen weapons from the motel room, Young apparently had also attempted to sell the weapons through a social media sales group. It is not known whether or not any sales were completed in this manner. Young is now in the Washington Parish Jail and no bond has been set at this time.
Both the Marion County, MS, and Pearl River County, MS. are expected to obtain warrants for Cody’s arrest on burglaries in their jurisdictions.  
Any person who has purchased weapons or other property from Young is asked to call the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (985) 661-2021.




April 26, 2016
Senator Beth Mizell Announces Town Hall Coffee on April 30th 
Louisiana District 12 Senator Beth Mizell will have a Town Hall Coffee on Saturday, April 30th from 8 am to 10 am in the Fellowship Hall of the Plainview Baptist Church (55179 Hwy. 60, Bogalusa).  
This will be a regular event held at various churches throughout District 12.  Citizens are invited to come discuss issues and concerns as well as to get updates on this Legislative Session.  


April 26, 2016
Rep. Malinda White's “Pink” Bill Passes Senate
Yesterday, Representative Malinda White's  bill that allows hunters to wear "Blaze Pink" while hunting in Louisiana passed the Senate and now only needs the governor's signature to become law.  After becoming law, hunters will have the option to where blaze orange or blaze pink for safety during gun season. 
White has stated that she is proud to successfully carry the bill through the process for Wildlife and Fisheries.


April 26, 2016
Covington PD Announces Summer Camp for Kids
Statement by Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz
The Covington Police Department is proud to announce the Third Annual Summer Camp for Kids. Our dates this year will be June 13th through the 17th.  Thanks to the School Board and Superintendent Trey Folse, we will be utilizing William Pitch Jr. High School on Jefferson Street. 
Please contact the Covington Police Department for more information and registration forms. We look forward to another exciting week with the kids. 


April 26, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Jerimiah Rheams was booked 04/25 on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Chrisstopher Caronia was booked 04/25 on the charge of Simple Rape
David Thomassen was booked 04/25 In From Court
Steven Taylor was booked 04/25 In From Court
Tammy Branch was booked 04/25 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 counts)
Hazel Crain was booked 04/25 on the charge of Attachment
Hannah Crain was booked 04/25 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, and Attachment
Cody Young was booked 04/25 on the charges of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Schedule I Drugs


April 26, 2016
Interim Slidell Police Chief to be Appointed
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith, who was elected as the sheriff of St. Tammany Parish in November of 2015, has selected long time Slidell Police veteran, Eugene "Butch" Howard, to serve as interim police chief.  Starting on Monday, May 2nd, Howard will work closely with Chief Smith until Smith officially hands off the reigns at the end of June. A permanent replacement for Slidell Police chief will be selected during a special election in November of this year.
Howard, who is a Slidell resident and a highly decorated officer, served in the Army from 1970-1975. After leaving the Army in 1975, Howard began his career with the Slidell Police Department. During his tenure, he served as Chief of Operations, S.W.A.T. Commander, Patrol Commander, Assistant Chief of Detectives, and ultimately served as the Assistant Chief of Police until he retired in 2007. Howard has received numerous commendations, Exceptional Service awards, and graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy in 1998. Although retired, Howard continues his dedication to the department by serving as a reserve officer.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith says, "I have full confidence in Howard to lead the Slidell Police Department. He is no stranger to law enforcement, and we will be working closely to ensure a smooth transition."


April 26, 2016
Troopers Make Arrest in Early Morning Fatal Hit-and-Run 
Following a fatal hit and run crash this morning on LA 443, an extensive investigation has led to the arrest of 32 year-old Brandon Fowler of Amite, LA for his involvement in the crash. The crash took place shortly before 6:00 am and took the life of a bicyclist, 30 year old Anand Singh Asi of Hammond, LA.  Asi was wearing an approved helmet and his bicycle was equipped with both front and rear lamps. Despite these safety precautions, he was severely injured in the crash and was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.
Asi's bicycle was struck in the rear by Fowler's Chevrolet Silverado and witnesses indicated that Fowler fled the scene.  With the assistance of witnesses, media coverage, the Hammond Police Department, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation, Troopers were able to locate the vehicle and identify Fowler as the driver at the time of the crash.  Fowler was taken into custody on charges of Felony Hit and Run and Illegal Passing of a Bicycle. Additional charges will be referred to the Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney’s Office for consultation.


April 25, 2016
Diabetes Support Group Meets This Thursday
Join the Diabetes Support Group this Thursday, April 28th, from 4 – 5pm at Our Lady of the Angels, the OP Room, Outpatient Clinic, 400 Memphis St. The topic is "Get Fit! Don’t Sit!" 




April 25, 2016
Attention Teachers:  WETSHOP 2016 for Teachers July 10-15
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold WETSHOP 2016, a coastal awareness workshop for science, history and social studies teachers, July 10-15 at the LDWF Grand Isle Research Lab.
The focus of this six-day workshop will be to provide teachers with an in-depth look at issues related to wetland ecology and coastal land loss in Louisiana. Participating teachers will accrue 55 hours of instruction and spend a part of each day in the field. Lodging and meals are provided and each participant will receive a $250 stipend. 
Teachers interested in WETSHOP 2016 can contact LDWF Biologist Supervisor Angela Capello at 318-623-4661 or acapello@wlf.la.gov. 


April 25, 2016
STPSO Investigating Bullet Holes in Northshore Bible Church
A member of the Northshore Bible Church staff called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Saturday afternoon after she noticed what appeared to be a bullet hole in one of the church windows.  A window pane near the front entrance was broken and three additional bullet holes were located in a nearby decorative column on the front of the church building.  Bullet fragments were located inside the church and two casings were located in front of a neighboring residence.
Detectives believe the incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. Friday night. The church was vacant at the time of the incident.
If you have information about this crime, please contact Detective Matthew Parker at 985-276-1331.


Obituary
Virginia Anne "Ginny" Anthony Rodriguez, age 66, born on August 11, 1949, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.  She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bogalusa, LA and a member of the Republican Women's Association.


Obituary
Vivian Creel Williams age 80 passed away April 25, 2016 at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown Ms. 


April 25, 2016
Summarizing Week 1 in the Walter Reed Corruption Trial
Source:  Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 
Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER
Walter Reed's federal corruption trial enters its second week Monday (April 25) after 42 witnesses took the stand.  Indications are that prosecutors will continue to present their case for much, if not all, of Week 2, before the defense has the opportunity to call its witnesses.
Reed served for 30 years as district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington Parishes but opted not to seek re-election in 2014. He's charged with conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements on his federal income tax returns. His son, Steven, also is on trial, accused of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.
Summarizing:  
Hospital Work - Four officials from St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington testified they thought the hospital was paying Walter Reed the district attorney, not Walter Reed the private lawyer, for legal services. Reed is accused of pocketing hospital payments that were intended for his public office. He has said it was a misunderstanding and that he thought he was providing legal advice as a private attorney.
Pricey Meals - Witnesses testified that Reed was a regular customer of some of the North Shore's best restaurants where he used campaign funds to buy expensive meals for family and friends and purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards. Prosecutors accuse Reed of illegally using campaign funds for non-political purposes, while Reed says his expenditures were all related to campaign functions, the holding of public office or both.
Two Jurors Depart –One juror with a borken foot was replaced and another was replaced due to an emergency that Fallon said involved the military.


April 25, 2016
Head-On Crash Claims the Life of Slidell Man
Early Sunday morning,Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle head-on crash on LA 1090 [N. Military Rd.] near the intersection of Crawford Landing Rd that claimed the life of 40 year-old John C. Powe of Slidell, LA.
Powe's vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and crashed head-on with a vehicle driven by 48 year-old Pinky S. Mirpuri of Slidell.  Powe was unrestrained at the time of the crash. He was transported to Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore in critical condition but Powe succumbed to his injuries.  Mirpuri and her front seat passenger, 49 year-old Sujit Kishu Mirpuri, were both properly restrained at the time of the crash and were transported to Lakeview Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 


April 25, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
James Smith was booked 04/21 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery, Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk), and Attachment
Troy Simoneaux was booked 04/21 In From Court
Chrystsella Mangrum was booked 04/21 on the charges of Failure to Appear, Attachment, and Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300
Wilton Goings was booked 04/22 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Open Container in Vehicle, and Driving Under Suspension
Malik Harry was booked 04/22 on the charge of Computer Fraud
Kenneth Wheat was booked 04/22 on the charges of Theft 750 - 5000, Theft of Assets From Aged, and Forgery
Nicole Berbitz was booked 04/22 In From Court
Tony Schilling was booked 04/23 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery and Aggravated Battery
James Taylor was booked 04/23 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction


Obituary
Herbert Elvin Culbreath Passed away Friday April 22, 2016 at the age of 88. Herbert was a lifelong resident of Bush, LA.  


Obituary
SHIRLEY VOTH SHARP, AGE 77 and a resident of Enon, passed peacefully from this life at her daughter’s home on Friday April 22, 2016. Shirley was a beloved mother and grandmother whose greatest joy was her family. Known for her kindness, sweet disposition and strength as she faced life’s trials she also had an endearing sense of humor that was cherished by those who knew her. Her faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering and the anchor that held her during her struggle with blindness and cancer. She was a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church and had retired in 1995 from the Office of Community Service as a case worker assistant.


Obituary
LEONA SLOCUM CRAIN, AGE 93 and a resident of Thomas died at 10:20 pm Saturday April 23, 2016 at her son’s home. She was a longtime active member of Crain’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church that enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. She also loved working in her garden and growing vegetables that she then canned to share with family and friends. Leona was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.


April 25, 2016
Motorcyclist Killed in Crash at Tickfaw
Sunday afternoon, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle fatal motorcycle crash on LA 1064 west of LA 1065 [Cherry St.]. The crash claimed the life of 52 year-old Michael S. McDonald of Hammond.
Troopers determined that McDonald was riding a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on LA 1064 when his motorcycle exited the right side of the road in a curve and crashed into a culvert. McDonald was ejected. Despite correctly wearing an approved Department of Transportation helmet, McDonald sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.


April 25, 2016
Two in Custody for Mandeville-area Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries
Brian Ernst (DOB 9/10/1985) of Metairie and Raymond Kimble (DOB 11/29/1985) of River Ridge have been booked in to the Jefferson Parish Jail and, upon their release from Jefferson Parish, they will be booked into St. Tammany Parish Jail on warrants for simple burglary (six counts) and theft of a motor vehicle (two counts), crimes committed near Mandeville.  The two stolen vehicles included a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck and a 2014 Toyota 4Runner.  Both of the stolen vehicles were recovered, as was some of the stolen property.
The two possibly face other charges for residential and vehicle burglaries in St. Tammany, Baton Rouge, and Jefferson Parish.
The arrests are the culmination of a cooperative effort between the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Mandeville Police Department, Baton Rouge Police Department, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.  


April 22, 2016
Five Bored Teenagers Burglarized Over 30 Vehicles
Over the past month, Slidell Police have been investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries and auto thefts in Slidell but early Thursday morning solved the epidemic.  After receiving a call of five suspicious teenagers pulling on the door handles of vehicles, Slidell police responded and the the five teenagers (aged 14-16) were caught after initially running from officers.
The burglary crew successfully burglarized over thirty UNLOCKED vehicles, and stole four vehicles where the keys were left inside. The teens would steal anything of value out of the unlocked vehicles, and stole the vehicles with the keys left inside. All four stolen vehicles have since been recovered as the teens would take them joyriding, and then abandon them after a few hours.
Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith says (in part), “The thieves ignore the vehicles that are locked and move on to the next one. LOCK YOUR DOORS!!!”


April 22, 2016
You May Not Get a Second Chance
You weren't wearing your seat belt. So what? You're a safe driver. You'll be ok…right? Wrong! It's time to face the facts: In 2013, there were 9,580 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. Why did you just get that ticket? Because the time to buckle up is before you've been ejected from your vehicle. In real life you don’t get a second chance. That's why cops give tickets.




Obituary
Sybil F. Breland, a resident of Slidell, LA and former resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at her resident in Slidell, LA at the age of 91.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


Obituary
Edward Jenkins went to spend eternal life with his Lord on April 22, 2016 at the age of 90.  He spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ for sixty two years as a Southern Baptist Minister throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.


April 21, 2016
Franklinton Resident Arrested for Theft from Aged
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal announces the arrest of James Allen McCain, 58, a resident of Barber Road in Franklinton. On April 20, McCain was arrested and placed in the Washington Parish Jail on three charges:
* Theft of $5,000 or more
* Theft of assets from the aged
* Failure to appear
McCain’s bond was set at $15,500. He met the conditions of bond and was released from jail on April 21.
The investigation regarding McCain is ongoing and it is believed there might be more victims. Sheriff Seal requests any person who believes they were victimized by James Allen McCain to contact Detective Damon Mitchell at (985) 661-2021.


April 21, 2016
AG Landry Fighting Sanctuary Cities in Louisiana 
New Orleans recently issued policy guidance to its police officers requiring them not to inquire about the immigration status of suspects they encounter and to not cooperate with federal authorities - making New Orleans a sanctuary city.  Louisiana HB 151 will prohibit the existence of sanctuary cities and AG Jeff Landry today spoke in favor of the bill.  
Landry remarked on how sanctuary cities jeopardize public safety and costs Louisiana taxpayers.  .He stated that 
  • 5,339 illegals receive SNAP benefits, known by many people as Food Stamps
  • Illegals are a $3.2 million burden on our state's prisons
  • Louisiana foots $16 million for Medicaid welfare coverage of illegals


April 21, 2016
Mandeville Man Arrested for Sex Crimes 
On Wednesday April 20th Mandeville Police arrested 18 year old Stiles Patrick King of Mandeville for 1 count of pornography involving juveniles and 2 counts of indecent behavior with juveniles. The arrest is the result of a report made to Mandeville Department on April 18, 2016. The incident is alleged to have taken place sometime late March of this year. Stiles is accused of videoing himself having sexual relations with two 14 year old females and then transmitting those videos to third parties. Mandeville detectives have identified the victims but we are protecting their anonymity.  Mandeville Detectives have executed search warrants pursuant to this case and have obtained a copy of the alleged video.
Stiles was remanded to the St. Tammany Parish Jail pending the setting of bond. At this point we do not have any indication that there are any other victims; however we urge anyone who may information to the contrary to come forward. 


Obituary
Ruby Summers Felps, born in Electra, Texas and more recently a resident of Bogalusa, died at her residence April 21, 2016.  Ruby grew up in Denham Springs, graduated from Denham Springs High School, and attended Our Lady of the Lake nursing school in Baton Rouge, LA.  At the time of her death, Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bogalusa.


Obituary
Barbara W. Lott, age 69, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.


Obituary
Mary Alice Small, aka "Shorty", born on October 18, 1943, passed away peacefully at her home April 15, 2016.   Mary Alice graduated from Covington Rosenwall Holy Family, worked at Allied Tube in Chicago for 10 years and as a Special Education school teacher in Chicago for 20 years.  She was also the manager at Aunt Martha's Youth Work Community Center. 


Obituary
Irene Lanell Brown Peters, born on August 28, 1944, passed away April 13, 2016.  She was reared in a Christian environment she accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age.  She was a  member of First Church of God in Christ her entire life and served as the good shepherd president and on the building fund committee until her health failed. 


April 21, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Danny Chain was booked 04/20 on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300 and Issuing Worthless Checks on Closed Account
James McCain was booked 04/20 on the charges of Theft 500-25000, Theft of Assets from Aged, and Failure to Appear
Larry James was booked 04/20 on the charges of Theft of Animals/Dogs, Criminal Trespass, Resisting an Officer Aggravated Assault, Protective Order Violation, and Failure to Appear
Hans Wagner was booked 04/20 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule II Drugs and Failure to Appear
Laquinton Smith was booked 04/20 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery: Strangulation and Domestic Abuse: Child Endangerment
James Smith was booked 04/21 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery, Disturbing the Peace - Simple Drunk, and Attachment
      


April 20, 2016
Tumultous Bogalusa Council meeting Tuesday
The Bogalusa Council met Tuesday at 5:30 and, while handling a full agenda, also encountered a variety of disturbances and criticisms during the two-plus hour meeting from both residents and among city officials.  (Please refer to the video, which is provided in three parts due to the length of the meeting).  
The Council heard from Attorney David Wolf regarding up-coming tax renewals (beginning at 3:00 into the video,part 1), approved a resolution in support of a grant being applied for by the Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation, (beginning at 17:00 into the video, part 1) introduced four ordinances that will be voted on and Public Hearings held on at the next meeting (beginning at 39:00 into the video, part 1), and held Public Hearings and voted on five ordinances (beginning at 40:35 into the video, part 1 and ending at 39:40 into the video, part 2).  You would have to watch the video to appreciate the differences of opinion expressed. During the Public Participation segment of the meeting (beginning at 39:40 into the video, part 2), numerous residents spoke.  Strong sentiments were expressed, both during Public Participation and during the Public Hearings on ordinances, that included charges of racism and threats to boycott and march and bring others to Bogalusa to protect civil rights.  
Mayor Perrette provided Administrative Remarks (beginning at 50:35 into the video of part 2 and into the video of part 3) followed by remarks from Council members. 


April 20, 2016
Bogalusa Council President Responds to Daily News Article
Near the end of Tuesday's Bogalusa Council meeting, Council President Sherry Fortenberry referred to a Daily News article dated April 8 written by Jesse Wright that related comments by resident Fate Ferrell.  Wright wrote that Ferrell criticized the board, alleging they violated laws and included Ferrell's comparison to a  council in Chrystal City, Texas - where, according to Ferrell, “Everyone went down, except for one council person.”  The article went on to report that “In February, the FBI arrested city officials in Chrystal City and alleged they took tens of thousands in bribes from an illegal gambling operator.”
Fortenberry pointed to the Daily News reporter in the audience, said “You can quote me on this because I am serious about this”.  Apparently objecting to the comparison of herself and other Bogalusa Council members to the city officials in Chrystal City, Texas, Fortenberry stated she was tired of “hearing all this, I will not be discriminated against.  If I am guilty of anything, it is going to church, reading my Bible, and trying to the right thing for our City of Bogalusa.  I do not gamble, nor do I take bribes.”




April 20, 2016
No Deaths in Single Vehicle Crash in Franklinton 
Around 3 pm Tuesday afternoon, a single vehicle crash on La. 25 new the Ellis Cemetery in Franklinton caused injuries but no lives, although the vehicle was demolished.  Khristian Abadie of Westwego, the driver of the 2003 Mazda, lost control and the vehicle flipped several times.  Abadie and a small child were treated and released from the hospital but passenger Brittany Tyroff from Metairie, who was trapped in the vehicle, remains in the hospital with serious injuries.
According to Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith, speed appears to be a factor in the crash.


Obituary
CURTIS RAY MIXON, AGE 43 and a resident of the Amite area died early Tuesday morning April 19, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 5, 1972. Curtis loved his family and was known as “Uncle Coot” to many. His passion was music and he found solace in playing his guitar. Curtis is remembered by many as “Clown”, a throwback to his rodeo clown days when he used his natural humor to entertain many. But Curtis was happiest when behind a microphone announcing a rodeo or horse show.


April 20, 2016
Two Die in Slidell Plane Crash Tuesday Night
Around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night, a St. Tammany Parish Mosquito spraying plane crashed during its approach for landing at the Slidell Cty Airport.  The plane rolled upside down and crashed into the wood line.  The pilot of a second plane witnessed the crash and immediately called 911.  
The crash site was heavily engulfed in flames and extremely hard to access. Helicopters with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and Acadian Ambulance surveyed the scene while first responders with Slidell PD, STPSO, and STFD1 attempted to reach the crash site. It was confirmed late last night that there were two pilots inside of the plane, both of which did not survive the crash.  Wednesday morning, crews with the City of Slidell worked on clearing the area in order for the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office to retrieve the bodies. 
The investigation into the reason for the crash is being turned over to the FAA and the NTSB. The identities of the two pilots will have to be released by the STPCO pending proper identity of the bodies and notifications to the next-of-kin.
Update:  St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston has identified the two men who perished in a plane crash near Slidell last night.  The victims are identified as Wayne Fisher, age 68, of Slidell; and Donald Pechon, 59, of Covington.  The identification is based on reliable information about who was on-board the aircraft, but DNA testing will probably be necessary to confirm the identities. Next of kin have been notified.


April 20, 2016
Riverside Medical Center celebrates 50 Years
Riverside cordially invites the public to attend our 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday, April 26 @ 10am. 


April 20, 2016
Train Day at the McComb Depot May 14


April 20, 2016
Slidell Police Asking for Help in Locating Wanted Persons
Slidell is asking for help in identifying  and locating these suspects.  If you can assist in identifying any of the suspects or know the whereabouts of any of the wanted subjects, you could be eligible for a cash award for you tips. You may stay anonymous.   You can help by emailing slidellpd@gmail.com, or calling 985-643-3131. You may also submit a tip through Crimestoppers by calling 504-822-1111. 



April 20, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Catherine Jenkins was booked 04/19 on the charge of Domestic Violoence Battery
Dylan Miley was booked 04/19 on the charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Distribution of Schedule I Drugs
Eugene Allen was booked 04/19 on the charge of Distribution of Schedule II Drugs
John Crawford was booked 04/19 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Criminao Damage to Property
Danny Chain was booked 04/19 on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300 and Issuing Worthless Checks on Closed Account


April 19, 2016
Burglar Caught After Fleeing State 
John A. Crawford (44) of Bush sits in the Pearl River County Jail awaiting extradition to Washington Parish on charges of burglarizing a residence on Creel Road #2.  Crawford fled Louisiana after learning that the burglary was filmed on a home video surveillance system and his picture, along with a picture of the car he was driving, was broadcast by the WPSO, media, and on social media sites.
WPSO detectives worked with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Crawford. Crawford was arrested by Pearl River County officers on April 15 as a result of continuing tips from area residents identifying his location.  Crawford has an extensive history of criminal behavior and is a person of interest in other criminal investigations.
Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal was delighted to learn of Crawford’s capture.  He expressed his appreciation for his detectives and for the cooperation from from St. Tammany Parish and Pearl River County. He also encourages all homeowners to seriously consider the installation of a good quality home video system to help tip the scales in favor of law-abiding citizens.


April 19, 2016
Senator Beth Mizell Announces Town Hall Coffee
State Senator Beth Mizell will have a Town Hall Coffee on April 30th from 8 am to 10 am.  This will be a regular event held at various churches throughout District 12. 
This first Town Hall will be at Plainview Baptist Church, 55179  Hwy 60, Bogalusa,  in the Fellowship Hall. 
Citizens are invited to come discuss issues and concerns as well as to get updates on this Legislative Session with Senator Mizell.


April 19, 2016
Family Fest Offers Free Family Fun in Bogalusa April 23rd
Great family fun is offered by Our Lady of the Angeles this Saturday, April 23rd from 9am until 1pm at Goodyear Park on Avenue B in Bogalusa.  There will be live entertainment, great food, interactive exhibits, shopping, screenings, AND a kids Play Zone! 




April 19, 2016
SBA Tops $51 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Louisiana Office announced today that SBA has approved more than $51 million in federal disaster loans to help 49 Louisiana businesses and 980 residents impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred March 8 – April 8. 
Individuals and business owners who sustained damages are encouraged to register prior to the May 12 deadline with the FEMA by calling (800) 621‑FEMA (3362).   “Don’t miss out on any assistance you may be entitled to by not registering for help. You don’t need to wait for your insurance to settle or obtain a contractor’s estimate,” Ricks said.  
Business owners and individuals may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.


Obituary
GEORGE BEN “BB” MCKENZIE, AGE 84 and a resident of Stateline died early Monday morning April 18, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime active member and deacon of Briarwood Baptist Church and a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War. BB taught school in Franklinton for many years before retiring in 1974 to then become a successful dairyman. During his time as a dairyman he served for years on the Boards of Dairyman, Inc. and Farm Bureau. He loved fishing and the outdoors, often taking an out of state hunting trip each year until he was unable. He liked attending different types of auctions and was always a very friendly person. BB was quick to greet others with a smile and a handshake then visit with the people he met. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather.


Obituary
Alexander J. Stamatelaky age 81 passed away April 15, 2016 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond La. He was a US Navy Veteran and a retired US Merchant Marine. He enjoyed, cooking,fishing, and traveling. 


April 19, 2016
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Jennifer Ashley was booked 04/18 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery
Cordero Brown was booked 04/18 In From Court
Kentrell Williams was booked 04/18 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Travis Payne was booked 04/18 In From Court
Angel Johns was booked 04/18 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace
Miranda Hull was booked 04/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Catherine Jenkins was booked 04/18 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery


April 18, 2016
Friends of the Library Offer More “Tales”
Washington Parish Tales, an anthology of stories, reminiscences, and factual accounts of Washington Parish, Louisiana is a book produced by the Friends of the Washington Parish Library in 2007.  The initial order of the books sold out and a later second order also sold out.  Recently, the Friends decided to order a limited number and offer them for sale for the last time.  This popular edition has become a family treasure for those who own one, especially the families and friends of the approximately sixty authors who contributed to it.  The books will be available at Leader Printing and the Varnado Store Museum in Franklinton and at the Franklinton and Bogalusa branches of the library.  The cost is $45.00.
As the Friends group celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and the Washington Parish Library celebrates its 70th,  a reception will be held at the Franklinton library branch on May 1st and the authors of the Washington Parish Tales will be invited to attend.  If you have a book and would like to have it signed by the authors, you may bring it that day.  The books will also be available for sale during the reception.


April 18, 2016
D.A. Montgomery Recognizes Crime Victims and Service Providers
District Attorney Warren Montgomery recognized local crime victims and service providers Thursday (April 14) during an hour-long ceremony at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The event brought together about 130 community members, including a number of public officials, to underscore the importance of the justice system establishing trust with crime victims and to help restore their hope for healing and recovery.  “We believe that by better serving victims, we can build trust and help to restore hope in our justice system,” Montgomery said.   
Montgomery, the keynote speaker, told the audience that over the past year he has added two full-time Victim Assistance Coordinators, which expanded the program to three coordinators. He said he also broadened the duties of other workers to include assisting victims.




April 18, 2016

Classic Car & Truck Show May 7 at WP Fairgrounds




Obituary

EDWARD GLENNES BRUMFIELD SR., AGE 74 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died Friday afternoon April 15, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Ed attended Brockdale Pentecostal Church and enjoyed gardening. He was a former longtime employee of A-1 Sand and Gravel and later a beef cattleman. He once had a herd of Longhorns and currently loved working his herd of Charolais. Ed was always a hard worker that enjoyed spending time on his Mahindra tractors and tending to his chickens. He was a jack-of-all-trades that often made whatever tools he needed for the job.



Obituary

Emelda Marion Breland Black passed away Sunday April 17, 2016 at Timelesss Grace Assisted Living in Carriere, MS. Mrs. Black was 87 years old and a resident of Bogalusa, LA

She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.



Obituary

JACK BURNS, AGE 86 and a resident of Franklinton died at 8:32 am Saturday April 16, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was a former engineer with the Boeing Corporation that enjoyed reading, completing crossword puzzles and working on his computers. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army as well as a retiree from the United States Air Force. He served during both the Vietnam War and Korean War. Jack liked working in his yard and building model airplanes. He also had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Kane.



April 18, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Maria Lowery was booked 04/15 on the charge of Theft 750-5000

Cathy Knight was booked 04/15 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Jennifer Ashley was booked 04/15 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery

Sam Ashley was booked 04/15 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery

Justin Morris was booked 04/16 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery and Domestic Abuse:  Child Endangerment

Tavarus Jenkins was booked 04/16 on the charges of Careless Operation, Driving Under Suspension, Resissting Arrest by Flight, and Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation)

Corwin Norred was booked 04/16 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery

Jeffrey Thomas was booked 04/16 on the charge of Attachment

Glen Jenkins was booked 04/16 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk)

Joshua Odom was booked 04/17 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, and Open Container in Vehicle



April 15, 2016

Archery Instructor Courses Offered in Our Area – Interested?

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) basic instructor courses, beginning April 29.  Two of the courses are being offered in our area:  at Ben's Ford Christian School in Bogalusa and at Woodland Park Elementary in Hammond.

Teachers who take the eight-hour course, which will run from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will be certified in the NASP/Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) program. The 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 training material and equipment will be provided and there is no cost for the course for teachers. There are a limited number of spots available in each course and they will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

The upcoming courses include:  April 29 at Ben’s Ford Christian School in Bogalusa, La.; May 7 at St. Frances Cabrini School in Alexandria, La.; May 11 at Jena Junior High in Jena, La.; May 26 at Woodland Park Elementary in Hammond, La.; June 10 and July 29 at Haughton Middle School in Haughton, La.;

To register for the class, go to http://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=LA 

For more information, contact ALAS state coordinator Robert Stroede at 318-484-2276 or rstroede@wlf.la.gov.



April 15, 2016

Prisoner Makes Bomb Threats Against Justice Center 

Statement by St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office was this afternoon made aware of a letter sent to the Clerk of Court’s office, apparently by a prisoner in a state Department of Corrections facility.  In the letter, the prisoner made a bomb threat, allegedly to be carried out next week, against the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center facility.

This same prisoner has made similar threats against other facilities and individuals in the past.  None of those threats were ultimately acted upon.

Sheriff’s office detectives are familiar with the individual involved, and are fully investigating the incident despite his past record of unsubstantiated threats.  Court security personnel are also involved, conducting a comprehensive sweep of the facility.

All public agencies operating within the Justice Center have been notified.  At this time, it is not anticipated that the public’s ability to access the Justice Center will be impacted by this incident; however, if additional precautions are to be put in place the Sheriff’s office will notify the public as soon as possible.



April 15, 2016

Man Wanted in Pike County Quickly Apprehended

The Pike County Sheriff's Office yesterday requested the public's assistance in locating George Smith, wanted for questioning in reference to a death investigation. Three hours later they advised that he had been apprehended.  

The death investigation is of the shooting death of Samantha McCarty at a home on the McComb Holmesville Road.

The advisory credited the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Southwest Mississippi Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, US Marshall Service, as well as, the residents of Southwest Mississippi for their willingness to come forward with information. 



April 15, 2016

Houma Woman Arrested with Drugs at Rayborn Correctional Center

On Sunday morning, April 10, Cherith B. Sheppard, age 27 and a resident of Houma, Louisiana was arrested Sunday morning (April 10) at Rayburn Correctional Center  when she arrived to visit an inmate.  Problem was a RCC canine, which is utilized for regular checks of vehicles on prison property, alerted to the presence of narcotics in Sheppard’s vehicle.  A search revealed a small amount of marijuana and ninety pills.

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and took Sheppard into custody.  She was transported to the Washington Parish Jail with bond set at $3,500 and charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution and Possession of Schedule IV drugs. She met the conditions of bond and was released the following day.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented on the arrest at RCC.  “Our office has a wonderful working relationship with Warden McCain and the entire RCC staff.  RCC is a valuable asset to our parish, not only as a provider of jobs, but also as a law enforcement partner who is always ready and willing to assist the Sheriff’s Office when called upon.  I congratulate them on locating these drugs before they could possibly be brought inside the prison and am so grateful for their service to our community.”



April 15, 2016

Free OLOAH Heart Healthy Class April 19





April 15, 2016

SPD Looking for "Armed and Dangerous" Man





April 15, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Catherine Jenkins was booked 04/14 on the charge of Protective Order Violation

Corey Jones was booked 04/14 on the charges of Illegal Tinted Windshield/Side Windows, No Drivers License, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Jeffery Venezia was booked 04/14 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine (2 counts) and Failure to Honor Written Promise

Jamaal Bickham was booked 04/14 on the charges of Improper License Plate Display, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS with Weapon Present, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Maria Lowery was booked 04/15 on the charge of Theft 750 - 5000



April 14, 2016

Ponchatoula Student Arrested for Posting Bomb Threat



At approximately 9:45 a.m. Today, Calvin Richardson, a 17 year-old Ponchatoula student was taken into custody while sitting at his desk at school and charged with two counts of terrorizing and two counts of false planning of a planned bombing on school property.

Last night at around 8:30 p.m., Richardson posted a bomb threat at Ponchatoula High School through social media.  TPSO Detectives were able to trace the threat back to Richardson’s mobile device, subsequently leading to his arrest.  At the time of his arrest, Richardson was sitting in class in the process of sending another terrorizing threat to Ponchatoula HS through social media.   

Unfortunately, Richardson’s hope of not attending class today was fulfilled.   He is in the process of being transported to the parish jail where he will be properly booked and charged.

“I am encouraging all parents, grand parents, and/or guardians to talk to your children about the seriousness of on-line threats and the consequences of facing multiple felonies at the young age of 17.”  Sheriff Daniel Edwards states.

At this time, detectives are continuing the investigation to determine if any others may have been involved.



April 14, 2016

Slidell Police Arrest Three for Numerous Burglaries & Drugs

Slidell Police has announced dthe arrest of Tyler Eaton, Schami Tassin and a 16 year old juvenile with 13 counts of burglary, and numerous counts of drug violations for heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and other illicit narcotics. 

The case broke because a Slidell resident saw something suspicious and immediately called 911.  In the announcement, Slidell Police stated that “without the support and assistance of our great community, the Slidell Police Department wouldn’t be as effective or as successful as it is today.”





April 14, 2016

STPSO Seeking to Locate Shooter

St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s investigators are attempting to locate the driver of a silver colored sedan. An occupant in the silver vehicle fired a weapon striking another vehicle yesterday  At approximately 4:15 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  The driver of the silver vehicle was attempting to gain access to the westbound I-12 on-ramp off Hwy. 190.  Another vehicle was between him and the on-ramp, and after eventually gaining access to the on-ramp an occupant of the silver vehicle fired a weapon at the second vehicle.

The vehicle did not present any special identifying damage or after-market additions.  Witnesses report that the driver was a black male and that there was a black female passenger in the car.  The vehicle entered I-12 westbound immediately after the incident. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Jason Dammon at 985-726-7833.



April 14, 2016

Pike County Sheriff Warning of Scams

Pike County Sheriff Kenny Cotton would like to warn all citizens of a recent telephone scam. Con artists are calling residents, identifying themselves as Deputies, and telling the residents that they have missed their legal notice to be on the Grand Jury or they have been fined for not appearing in court.  The victim is told to purchase a prepaid card to pay the fine.  

Sheriff Cotton wants all citizens to know that ‘The Pike County Sheriffs, Deputies or county employees will never call a citizen and ask you for your personal or bank information by telephone, email, text or any form of social media.  Nor will the Sheriff's Office call a prospective juror to tell them that they have failed to appear and a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest. 

Sheriff Cotton is asking any citizen that receives this type of call should immediately contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 601-783-6767 or Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033 to file a report.



Obituary

Martha M. Jones, age 77, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.  Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



Obituary

William Rankin Stogner, Jr., born on July 2, 1941 in Tylertown, MS, passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.  He retired from Double D Meat Company after 32 years. He was a Korean War Veteran in the United States Army. He was of the Baptist Faith.



Obituary

David Walter Lampley, 94 was born on January 18, 1922 in Talisheek, LA to John and Estella Lampley. He departed this life on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Our Lady of the Angel Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.



Obituary

Miss Mattie Myers passed away at the age of 74 at Northshore Specialty Hospital in Covington, LA.

She was a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, a 1961 graduate of Central Memorial High School and a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her yard with plants. There was never a dull moment with Mattie Mae. She was known for keeping others laughing. 



Obituary

Rev. Wardell Dyson, Sr. born February 24, 1926, peacefully transition to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 10, 2016 surrounded by his beloved family! He was 90 years old and lived a wonderful life. He is a native of Arcola, LA and a resident of Kentwood, LA. 



April 14, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Larry Davis was booked 04/13 on the charges of Resisting an Officer (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs (2 counts)

Terry Wilson was booked 04/13 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace - Simple Drunk



April 13, 2016

Mississippi Man Arrested in Dollar Store Burglary

A July 2015 burglary of a Dollar General store in the Richardson community, was solved with the arrest of Herbert Boyd Smith, Jr., 35, a resident of Ridgewood Road in Jackson, Mississippi. Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office staff traveled to Mississippi on April 12 to transport Smith back to Washington Parish.

The burglary was captured on video but did not reveal any views of his facial features.  Sheriff's Office detectives processed the crime scene and collected DNA evidence that was sent to the State Police Crime Lab.  It was determined that the DNA belonged to Smith who had been implicated in other Dollar General burglaries in Mississippi.  A warrant was obtained for Smith’s arrest and the Vicksburg Police Department apprehended Smith after he was stopped for a traffic violation.  

Smith is being held in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond set at this time. He is charged with Burglary of a Commercial Business and Criminal Damage to Property.

Sheriff Randy Seal was quick to praise the detectives for “a job well done,” saying, (in part) “This was a great effort by our fine detectives and I thank them along with law enforcement agencies in Warren and Rankin County, Mississippi. Once again we were able to reach across state lines to bring a criminal to justice.”



April 13, 2016

STPSO K9 Rex is First to Receive Body Armor

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Rex has received a bullet and stab proof vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., and manufacturer, Armor Express, as part of the incentive program for which one free vest is awarded for every 15 vests purchased by the charity. 

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been approved to receive bullet and stab proof vest for seven of its K9s.  K9 Rex is the first one to receive his.  The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234, a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. 

K9 Rex is a 5-year-old German Shepherd assigned to DFC Henry Denny Moore.  K9 Rex is patrol and narcotics certified, was purchased from Tar Heel Kennels in North Carolina in 2011 and has completed more than 700 hours of training with DFC Moore.  K9 Rex enjoys going for walks, playing fetch and training days. He dislikes suspects who are intent on committing a crime.



Obituary

Willie D. Taylor, age 56, passed away April 11, 2016.  Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



Obituary

Elbert Jewel Buckley, Sr., born September 29, 1941 passed away on in Saturday, April 9, 1941 at his residence in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Elbert spent twenty years in the United States Navy serving on many ships and in many ports (Norfolk, Florida, Long Beach, Vietnam) before retiring in San Diego, CA as a Chief Petty Officer.



April 13, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Pacee Moses was booked 04/12 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)

John Jones was booked 04/12 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery, Domestic Abuse - Child Endangerment (2 counts) and Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear

Keith Crumedy was booked 04/12 on the charges of Telephone Communications (Improper Language, Harassment) and Failure to Appear

Gary McIntyre was booked 04/12 on the charge of Parole Violation

Herbert Smith was booked 04/12 on the charges of Business/Commercial Burglary and Criminal Damage



April 12, 2016

Former Franklinton Town Clerk Gets Prison Time for Theft

Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, was sentenced Friday (April 8) to serve five years in prison and 10 years of probation upon her release for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town.  Dawson also was ordered to pay restitution (the amount has yet to be determined) during her 10 years of probation. 

Customer complaints about irregular billing and payment accountability at Franklinton’s Water Department prompted the initial investigation, state auditors determined that Dawson and another former clerk, Carmen Freeman, misappropriated thousands of dollars. 

The Louisiana State Police also conducted an investigation. The town clerk examined records back to 2011 and found that the two employees would not credit payments to the accounts made by cash-paying customers and re-collected from the same customers. The women also altered bills to charge customers more than was actually owed, and they presumably pocketed the rest. Prosecutors had to prove only that Dawson stole more than $1,500, but they argued that losses to the town were greater than $115,000.



April 12, 2016

Effort Underway to Abolish Reservoir Commission

State Senator Beth Mizell came before a Senate Committee April 7 in her effort to “do away with” the Washington Parish Reservoir Commission.  Proponents and opponents spoke at the hearing.  

Opponents of the reservoir also came before the Washington Parish Council on Monday evening, reiterating their position.  Speaking to the Council were Phillip Bedwell, Jalon Beech, and Virginia Corkern.  Their comments at the Council meeting can be seen and heard at https://vimeo.com/162497827 beginning at 3:15 into the meeting.  Video of the Senate Committee hearing can be seen here.





April 12, 2016

Maintaining Washington Parish Roads is a Big Job

Donnell Merritt, Washington Parish Transportation Manager, reported to the Parish Council Monday evening on road work for the month of March, 2016.  Merritt reported that drainage work was performed on 14 roads, 3 culverts were installed, 62 roads were graded, 104 roads were bushhogged, 44 tons of cold mix and 56 tons of hot mix was put down, two bridges were repaired, 15 signs were installed, and 7534 yards of clay was stockpiled.

In addition, Merritt reported that because of March's flood event, the parish had 83 flooded roads and his crews had worked the last 17 days repairing those roads. 





April 12, 2016

Sheriff Randy Seal Seeks Public's Assistance

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal asks for the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who is believed to have burglarized a Creel Road 2 residence on March 30, 2016.

The home security system captured a video of the suspect and his automobile. Anyone who might recognize this individual or who might have knowledge of the burglary is asked to call the Investigations Division of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 661-2022 or (985) 839-3434.

Sheriff Seal stated, “No one should have to worry about thieves when they are away from their residence. I request the public’s help to identify this individual so we can then locate and arrest him. If you know who he is, or even think you know who he is, please call our office so that we can investigate.”





Obituary

James E. Hollingsworth, age 86, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.  Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



Obituary

DONALD RAYMOND “DON” BATEMAN, AGE 71 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:00 pm Monday April 11, 2016 at his home. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton and a Supervisor of the Hammond office of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter of deer, turkey and small game. He cherished his time spent in the woods and the friendship shared with his numerous hunting buddies. He was always quick to help his neighbors and friends with chores or projects that needed to be done. If Don was not hunting or preparing the land, he was spending time with his family and grandchildren, teaching the young ones about life on the farm. He will be sadly missed by his family, many dear friends and coworkers.



April 12, 2016

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area To Be Open

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened all roads in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range, located in the Pearl River WMA, will open Friday as scheduled.

The Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range is opened weekends; Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Flooding on the Pearl River caused the WMA to close on March 13 when the flood gauge on the river reached 16.5 feet, initiating an automatic benchmark closure set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

All roads have been inspected and are safe for travel.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River.



Obituary

ADAM DANIEL BASCLE, AGE 25 and a resident of Isabel died early Saturday morning April 9, 2016 following an automobile accident near his home. He was a 2009 graduate of Franklinton High School that loved music and video games. Adam loved spending time on the Bogue Chitto River, fishing and mud-riding on his 4-wheeler with his children and friends. He liked boiling crawfish and Bar-B-Q’ing outdoors. He loved working alongside his brother and friends each day and hanging out with them as much as possible. Adam had a special place in his heart for his pet dog Chevy and also enjoyed spending good times with his family. 



Obituary

Mr. Ernest Walter, Jr. passed away on the Friday, April 8, 2016 at the age of 74 at Wynhoven Nursing Home in Marrero, LA.  He was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Ernest Walters, Sr. and Audrey Stewart Walters.  He graduated from Magnolia High School in Vacherie, LA in 1961. Later he attended Grambling State University, and graduated from Southern University of New Orleans in 1971. He served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper with the 8 2nd Airborne Division and also served in the Vietnam War. 



Obituary

Christine G. Johnson, age 60, of Hackley, LA, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.  She graduated from Mt. Hermon High School.  As a young lady, she also managed to attend Trade School despite the great responsibility of caring for her ill mother and raising her niece.  She worked for the Washington Parish School District for many years and later worked and retired as a Personal Care Giver.



April 12, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Zachary Kendricks was booked 04/11 on the charges of Outstanding Warrants, Aggravated Burglary and Domestic Violence Battery

Kacie Kihneman was booked 04/11 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Attachment, Obstructing Public Passage, and Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk)

Lovell Robinson was booked 04/11 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated

Daniel Jenkins was booked 04/11 In From Court

Cordero Brown was booked 04/11 In From Court

William "Bill" McNeese was booked 04/11 In From Court

Theresa Gendusa was booked 04/11 on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs (2 counts) and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Dustin Glover was booked 04/11 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault, Failure to Pay Fine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (3 counts)

Theresa Miller was booked 04/11 In for Court

Pacee Moses was booked 04/12 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)

John Jones was booked 04/12 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery, Domestic Abuse - Child Endangerment (2 counts) and Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear



April 11, 2016

Washington Parish Voters Approve All Tax Proposals Saturday

Saturday, April 9th, the voters in Washington Parish approved a 3 mill tax renewal proposal for the Florida Parishes Detention Center by 75%.  In addition, voters approved Fire Protection District No. 1's Proposal 1 by 72%, Fire Protection District No. 1's Proposal 2 by 72%, and Fire Protection District No. 2's proposal by 63%.

Voters in all five parishes served by the detention center had defeated the tax renewal in November, 2015.  Twenty-second District Judge William Burris and others recognized that voters had not been adequately informed of the need for the tax renewal.  Judge Burris, District Attorney Warren Montgomery, and many other criminal justice leaders raised public awareness of the importance of the center and that, without their approval, the center would be forced to close.  Voters approved the measure in St. Tammany by 53%, in Tangipahoa by 73%, in St. Helena by 73%, and in Livingston by 59%.  



April 11, 2016

Free Disaster Legal Help

One of the barriers to obtaining recovery funds for disaster victims is having a clear title to the property.  Southeast Louisiana Legal Services has assisted in streamlining the procedure.  Check out this video produced by the LSU Ag Center.

SLLS legal services include landlord/tenant rights, successions, contractor fraud, custody, school admission, disaster food stamps, disaster unemployment, and more.

For more information and assistance, contact Southeast Louisiana Legal Services at 985-345-2130 or 800-349-0886 or www.slls.org.





April 11, 2016

St. Tammany Parish Jail & Justice Center Tax Proposals Rejected

A  renewal of a quarter-cent sales tax that funds operations and maintenance of the parish courthouse in Covington was rejected by voters Saturday, April 9, by a 62% to 38% margin.  In addition, a sales tax renewal for operations and maintenance of the jail in Covington also failed by a 60% to 40% margin.

Each of the taxes are set to expire in 2018 and proposals to renew them are expected to be resubmitted to voters prior to their expiration.  

Tangipahoa Parish and Washington Parish voters, on the other hand, were more receptive to tax proposals.  Tangipahoa Parish voters approved proposals for the Florida Parishes Detention Center, the Health Unit, Road Lighting Districts 2 and 4, Hammond Consolidated School District No. 1, Fire Protection District No. 1, and Recreation District No. 3 by wide margins.  Washington Parish voters approved proposals by the Florida Parishes Detention Facility, Fire Protection District No. 1 and Fire Protection District No. 2.



April 11, 2016

Covington Police Makes Arrest in Case of Mojo Death

On March 13th the Covington Police Department responded to a call at the Columbia Street Landing and found Alexander James Shelby (age 17) unresponsive and, despite lifesaving efforts, Shelby was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

Investigators learned that Shelby and a friend had smoked a synthetic cannabinoid commonly called MoJo while at the Landing.  They also learned that the substance was purchased from a local dealer named Jabari Pea (pictured right) for $20.00.  On April 7th, the Coroner’s Office, after receiving toxicology reports, ruled the cause of death the result of a synthetic cannabinoid toxicity, specifically MDMB-CHMICA, and ruled it an accidental death.  On April 8th Pea was arrested on the charge of Second Degree Murder.  If convicted, Pea faces life in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. He currently remains in the St. Tammany Jail with a $200,000 bond.  

For those who think about experimenting with drugs, let this be a reminder of the risk associated with your experimentation. These two kids made a terrible mistake, unfortunately with fatal consequences. Please don’t make the same mistake.



April 11, 2016

Crash in Bush Kills 19-Year Old From Covington

Shortly after 6:30 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 40 near LA 1082 in Bush. The driver, 19 year-old Morgan Wade Hunt from Covington, did not survive the crash.

The initial on scene crash investigation revealed that Hunt was driving a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder westbound on LA 40 west of LA 1082, traveled off the roadway and impacting a culvert and several trees. Hunt was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office. As part of the on-going crash investigation, blood samples were obtained and will be analyzed by the Coroner’s Office.



April 11, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Cindy Williams was booked 04/08 In From Court

Robert Bankston was booked 04/08 on the charge of Criminal Damage to Property Under 600

Capriece Dawson was booked 04/08 In From Court

Terry Burnette was booked 04/08 In From Court nd on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Wayne Esteeve ws booked 04/08 on the charge of Contempt of Court

Seager Knox ws booked 04/09 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Ran Stop Sign

Kristin McElveen was booked 04/09 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace, Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault, and Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer with Firearm

Shadic Crumedy was booked 04/10 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Aggravated Second Degree Battery

Shadic Mark was booked 04/10 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Aggravated Second Degree Battery

William Crumedy was booked 04/10 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Useage, and Open Container in Vehicle

Cherith Sheppard was booked 04/10 on the charges of Introduction of Contraband into Penal Institute and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs

Richard Martin was booked 04/10 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Eric Sartin was booked 04/10 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Zachary Kendricks was booked 04/11 on the charges of Outstanding Warrants, Aggravated Burglary and Domestic Violence Battery

Kacie Kihneman was booked 04/11 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Attachment, Obstructing Public Passage, and Disturbing the Peace (Simple Drunk)

Lovell Robinson was booked 04/11 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated



Obituary

L. O. McBeth, 78, resident of Bogalusa, LA passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA.



Obituary

DENVER DOLPHAS NOBLES, AGE 89 and a resident of Pine died Thursday April 7, 2016 at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. He was a former meat inspector for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and a longtime active member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and he enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar alongside his bandmates and friends, often playing each year at Mile Branch Settlement during the Washington Parish Free Fair and at other events throughout the area. 



April 8, 2016

Do You Know This Shoplifting Suspect Sought by STPSO?

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who was caught on camera shoplifting from a Covington-area store on March 24. It is believed a total of three individuals were involved in the incident, but only one was caught on camera.

If you recognize the person in this picture, please contact Detective Gretchen Sanders at 985-276-1340.





April 8, 2016

District Attorney’s Office To Host Ceremony Recognizing Crime Victims

District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his Victim Assistance Program will host a special ceremony recognizing crime victims and the service providers who assist them in their quest for justice as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 10-16).

The event will be held at 10 am on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Justice Center flag courtyard, 701 N. Columbia St., in Covington.  District Attorney Warren Montgomery will be the keynote speaker. In addition, Sheri Eastridge of Safe Harbor, Paula Charles of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and Samonica Brown of Northshore Families Helping Families will also speak.

Several special awards will be presented, including the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services, National Crime Victim Service Award, Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award, Special Courage Award, Tomorrow’s Leaders Award, Volunteer for Victims Award, and D.A. Awards.



Obituary

Charles Wayne Sauls, 71, born on January 15, 1945 in New Orleans, LA, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his resience in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran.



Obituary

Daisy L. Jones , 68, born on September 29, 1947 in Decatur, AL, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at her residence in LaPlace, LA.



Obituary

Raymond Bernard Gonzales, Sr., 95, born on July 21, 1920 in New Orleans, LA, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Our Lady Of The Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, LA.  He retired from Southern Timber. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church.



Obituary

Jackie Ray Rogers, age 61, born on November 3, 1954, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a United States Army Veteran and served in Vietnam.



April 8, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Michael Carroll was booked 04/07 In For Court and Failure to Appear

Gregory Gray was booked 04/07 In From Court

Blanca Martinez was booked 04/07 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Samuel Tyson was booked 04/07 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of a Place of Business

Karen Hollie was booked 04/07 on the charges of Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear, Forgery, and Failure to Appear (3 counts)

Richard McMillan was booked 04/07 on the charge of Unauthorized Use of a Movable

Marvin McNeese was booked 04/07 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Michael Barnes was booked 04/07 on the charge of Possession of Schedule I Drugs

Parrish Wood was booked 04/07 on the charges of Resisting an Officer and Obstruction of Justice



April 7, 2016

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Kacie Breen in Shooting Death of Husband

Today, A St. Tammany Parish grand jury declined to return an indictment against Kacie Breen in the March 2015 shooting death of her husband, Dr. Wayne Breen, a Covington area obstetrician/gynecologist.  “The grand jury has spoken in this very tragic case,” District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. 

“We presented all the evidence we had to the members of this grand jury. They were able to subpoena witnesses, examine evidence, and question witnesses. After receiving the sheriff’s investigative report, we conducted an additional grand jury inquiry to uncover any possible new evidence. We also brought in an outside expert in crime scene reconstruction to review the case. After an exhaustive examination, he concluded that there was no evidence to contradict what Kacie Breen said to the police.”

Kacie Breen said she shot her husband in self-defense during an argument on March 1, 2015, in their Folsom home.

Montgomery said the grand jury fulfilled its duty to determine whether there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial. “To obtain a guilty verdict, prosecutors must prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said. “It is evident that the members of this grand jury did not believe that the evidence presented would warrant a conviction. The members of this grand jury heard the evidence, and we accept their decision. I thank the grand jury for their service.”



April 7, 2016

OLOAH Offers Free Healthy Heart Series

Our Lady of the Angels Cardiology Clinic and Tulane University School of Public Health are offering a FREE Healthy Heart Community Education series. Join us from 5:30-6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 19, in Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Boardroom - 433 Plaza Street, Bogalusa. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Call 985-730-6771 to register.





April 7, 2016

McComb Blues and Heritage Festival April 30




April 7, 2016

Willie Cooper from Pine Recognized for Achievements

2016 Louisiana Hall of Distinction Inductee

A native of Washington Parish and graduate of Pine High School, Willie Cooper has been recognized for his 56 years of service to farmers of Louisiana.





April 7, 2016

Covington-Area Man Found With Drugs, Stolen Firearms, & Cash

Alvin Barnes, a resident of the Abita Nursery Subdivision in  Covington, was arrested April 1 after an ongoing investigation resulted in narcotics, firearms and a large amount of cash being found in his home.

Detectives discovered approximately 11 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of powder cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, several digital scales, two firearms and $6,911 in cash.  One of the firearms had been reported stolen from a St. Tammany Parish homeowner.

Barnes was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II CDS, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia,  Possession of a Firearm in Presence of a CDS, Possession of Drug Proceeds, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

The St. Tammany Narcotics Task Force is comprised of members from the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office, Mandeville Police Department and Covington Police Department.





April 7, 2016

Bomb Threat Closes Ponchatoula High School Today

Source:  Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 

Ponchatoula High School was deemed secure Thursday morning (April 7) after an hours-long search by multiple law enforcement agencies found no explosive device, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said. A bomb threat phoned in to the Ponchatoula Police Department prompted the closure of the school, but officials said they plan to reopen the campus Friday.

The threatening call came in at about 5:30 a.m., apparently from the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas, the Sheriff's Office said. Anyone with information about it may call Crimestoppers Inc. at 800.554.5245.

All elementary and junior high schools in Ponchatoula remained open.



April 7, 2016

Slidell Man Arrested for Attempted Second-Degree Murder

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Marcus Sylvester (age 25) of Slidell Thursday for shooting a 21-year- old Slidell-area man.  A verbal altercation occurred between Sylvester and a friend of the victim after Sylvester made obscene comments to the friend’s girlfriend.  Following that altercation, that man and his girlfriend left the scene.  Sylvester also left the scene following the original altercation. He went home, where he retrieved a firearm.

The couple was driving back through the neighborhood – with the victim now in the backseat of the vehicle – when they stopped, the victim exited the vehicle and was shot by Sylvester.  The bullet traveled through his arm and into his torso.

The victim was treated at University Hospital in New Orleans for wound that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Sylvester has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for one count of attempted second-degree murder.



April 7, 2016

Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy 

Source:  FAIMON A. ROBERTS III - THEADVOCATE.COM 

Another domino fell Thursday in the ongoing investigation of a north shore drug task force when Rose Graham pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana in St. Tammany.  Graham, who is not a law enforcement officer, admitted in court to conspiring to sell the drugs at the behest of two Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies who were members of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force.  Her sentencing was delayed until Oct. 13.

“I was doing this for the police. Why am I in trouble?” she said to Judge Reginld Badeaux.

As a condition of her plea, Graham must cooperate with all state and federal law enforcement agencies investigating the matter. In return, the state agreed not to prosecute her for any other drug crimes.

Click here for the full article.



Obituary

ERNESTINE FOIL CROWE, AGE 94 and a resident of the Richardson Community died at 2:45 am Thursday April 7, 2016 at Good Samaritan Living Center. She was a member of Fisher United Methodist Church that loved playing piano, which she learned to play by ear. Ernestine also loved reading her Bible and inspirational books and enjoyed listening to gospel music by the Gaithers, Elvis Presley and others. She liked to play board games with her neighbors, friends and family such as Yahtzee and Scrabble. She was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother.



Obituary

Gloria Jo Holloway, age 76, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville, LA.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



Obituary

Mr. George Earl Thomas age 84 passed away on April 6, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa La.



Obituary

VANDA MAXINE REEVES MILLER, AGE 84 and a resident of Franklinton died Monday April 4, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime active member of Sunlight Baptist Church where she took great pride in her church outreach, prayer list, and sympathy card coordination. Vanda worked as a clerk at Ideal Pharmacy for 50 years. She loved tending her flowers and working outside in her yard. She was always a loving mother that cared deeply for her family and grandchildren.



Obituary

DONAVAN RAY MCELVEEN, AGE 48 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died early Monday April 4, 2106 at his home. He was a welder and a member of Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church. 



April 7, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Stephen Athey was booked 04/06 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense), Domestic Abuse:  Child Endangerment (2 counts), and Domestic Abuse:  Pregnant Woman

Greg Conerly was booked 04/06 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule II Drugs and Failure to Appear

Michael Carroll was booked 04/07 In For Court



April 6, 2016

Prosecute 17 Year-Olds As Juveniles or Adult?

Source:  Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  

Hundreds of students rallied on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday (April 6) in support of legislation that would raise the age at which people could be prosecuted as an adult from 17 to 18.

Senate Bill 324 notes that Louisiana is one of just nine states that charges 17-year-olds as adults, even for offenses considered minor or non-violent.  All nine of the states have pending legislation to raise the age, Edwards said. Nearby states that already treat 17-year-olds as juveniles include Alabama and Mississippi, the governor said. 

Edwards said the legislation allows prosecutors discretion in deciding whether to charge someone as an adult for more serious crimes. Discretion is granted to prosecutors under a separate law allowing anyone between the ages of 14 and 17 to be charged as an adult. 



April 6, 2016

Man Wanted in Pike County, Mississippi

The Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division is seeking the public's assistance in the location and apprehension of Jarod L. Stegall aka Hardhead for an assault that happened on March 31, 2016. Please contact us at 601-783-5468 or Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033.





April 6, 2016

Training in Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention April 11, 12

The Washington Parish Library is working in partnership with the Child Advocacy Center in offering free training in child abuse awareness and prevention through the Stewards of Children Training Program. The training sessions are scheduled at the Franklinton Branch on Monday, April 11, 2016 from 10am to 12pm and also at the Bogalusa Branch on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 10am to 12 pm. For more information contact Melanie at the Franklinton Branch at 839-7805.

This program is particularly appropriate at this time since April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  It is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.  It has been reported that in 2014, an estimated 646,261 children were victims of child abuse or neglect and 1,580 children died as a result of abuse or neglect in the United States.  The majority of child abuse cases stemmed from situations and conditions that can be preventable when community programs and systems are engaged and supportive. 



April 6, 2016

Relatively Brief Bogalusa Council Meeting Held Tuesday Evening

At the Bogalusa Council Tuesday evening, 

  • a Condemnation Hearing was held on property located at 537 Caston Avenue.  The Council voted to condemn the structure but to give the owner ninety (90) days to take action on their own.
  • passed a resolution proclaiming April 2016 as “Safe Digging Month”. 
  • introduced an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with a successful bidder for the addition of a freezer in The Salvage Store at 209 Industrial Park.  A Public Hearing on the ordinance will be held on April 19.

During Public Participation, the Council heard from 

  • Patricia Keller who questioned the Council about projected costs and funding of certain street improvements previously approved.
  • Fate Farrell who criticized the Council in the way the Council recognized speakers, objected to the priority given to street improvements, and expressed other criticisms.

The meeting concluded with comments from Council members.  

The next Council Meeting will be held April 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. 





Obituary

Robert Dale White, age 62, born on January 20, 1954 in Picayune, MS, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence in Covington, LA.



Obituary

Woodrow J. “Jack” Blevins, 97, born October 29, 1918, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.  He was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a power company employee working for Gaylord, Louisiana Power and Light/Entergy for a total of 45 years.  He was a World War II Veteran, serving with the 38th Cyclone Division Army Infantry from 1941 to 1946. His unit was referred to as The Avengers of Bataan.



April 6, 2016

Wanted in Quick-Change Scam in Slidell





April 6, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Kyle Gendron was booked 04/05 on the charge of Theft 750 or More but less than 5000

Alex Wilson was booked 04/05 In For Court

Daniel Jenkins was booked 04/05 In From Court

Stephen Athey was booked 04/05 on the charges of Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense), Domestic Abuse:  Child Endangerment (2 counts), and Domestic Abuse:  Pregnant Woman



April 5, 2016

Judge Issues Rulings Prior to Walter Reed's Trial

Source:  Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune 

Federal prosecutors won't be allowed to use the term "kickback" during testimony in the corruption trial of former North Shore District Attorney Walter Reed. And the defense must refrain from calling Reed's 2013 payment of $25,000 to Faith Tabernacle Church in Franklinton a "charitable contribution."

U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon issued those rulings Tuesday (April 5) but said both terms are fair game during closing arguments in the trial, scheduled to begin April 18. The judge did not rule on whether he would allow material from the website Sugardaddie.com to be used in the case against Reed, nor did he decide on several requests made by Reed's attorney, Rick Simmons, and the attorney for Reed's son, Steven Reed.

A federal grand jury last year indicted Walter and Steven Reed on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. Walter Reed also was indicted on separate mail fraud and tax evasion charges.

Click here for the full article from nola.com



April 5, 2016

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Traffic Advisory

The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, which will take place this weekend April 8th through April 10th, is expected to bring over 300,000 visitors to the downtown Ponchatoula area. This increased traffic volume quickly overloads the surrounding interstate system causing dangerous backups from heavily congested off ramps and forcing intermittent closures of interstate exits. In an effort to improve the flow of traffic and ensure that everyone has a safe festival weekend, Troop L urges motorists to follow the following alternate route advisories when entering and leaving the Ponchatoula area.

  • From Baton Rouge: Exit Interstate 12 Eastbound at Pumpkin Center exit #35, proceed south to LA 22, then continue east on LA 22 into Ponchatoula.
  • From Covington / Slidell: Exit Interstate 12 Westbound at LA 445 exit #47, proceed south to LA 22, then continue west on LA 22 into Ponchatoula.
  • From Mandeville: Take LA 22 west into Ponchatoula.
  • From New Orleans area: Take the Causeway Bridge into Mandeville and proceed to LA 22 west into Ponchatoula.

While troopers will remain vigilant throughout the Ponchatoula and Troop L region, responsible decisions, behavior, and precautionary measures will ensure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for everyone.



April 5, 2016

Two Slidell Police Department Wanted Suspects

  



April 5, 2016

Cucumber Family Provides Many Favorite Vegetables

Source:  Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

The cucumber family provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden and can be planted now. They include summer squash, zucchini, winter squash, mirliton, pumpkin, gourd, cucuzzi, watermelon, cantaloupe, cushaw, luffa and, of course, cucumber.  All of these vegetables produce vines that run along the ground or climb. 

Members of the cucumber family produce separate male and female flowers, but they both occur on the same plant and their pollen must be transferred bees and other insects, so it is extremely important not to spray insecticides in the morning when bees are most active. 

For more information, click here.



Obituary

RUTH MAE COOPER THOMAS, AGE 96 and a resident of Franklinton died early Monday April 4, 2016 at her home. She was a longtime member of Acy’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She also taught a Women’s Bible Study group. Ruth loved painting after she learned later in life. She also enjoyed gardening and tending her flowers. Ruth adored her many grandchildren and cherished the time spent with the youngest ones.



April 5, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

William "Bill" McNeese was booked 04/04 In From Court

Matthew Stevens was booked 04/04 for Drug Court

Christina McCain was booked 04/04 on the charge of Parole Violation



April 4, 2016

Troop L Seizes Over $1 Million in Narcotics

Last night, Troopers from Troop L made two separate traffic stops on Interstate 12 in St. Tammany Parish that resulted in over one million dollars in narcotics seized.

The first stop occurred shortly after 10:00 PM just west of the Madisonville exit on I-12.  Troopers became suspicious of criminal activity and requested consent to search. The driver, 25 year-old Stephany Vergara refused a consensual search. Troopers then deployed K9 “Reza” resulting in a positive odor response. A search of the vehicle revealed 3.8 lbs. of cocaine concealed within the trunk. Vergara was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic over 400 grams.

The second stop took place at approximately 2:18 AM Monday morning.  During the course of the stop, Troopers requested and were granted consent to search by the vehicle’s driver, 41 year-old Salas Veda. During the search, Troopers discovered approximately 90 lbs. of liquid methamphetamine within the vehicle. Veda and her front seat passenger, 39 year-old Ever Estuardo Chimo, were both arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic over 400 grams.



April 4, 2016

Fatal Shooting in Mandeville Reported To Be in Self-Defense

Mandeville Police report that the person now deceased (identified by a St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office spokesperson as Shawn Breland, 42, of Folsom), entered the Shell station on Hwy. 22 in Mandeville and made a purchase.  He berated the store clerk, used racial slurs and appeared to be in a highly agitated state.  Despite being asked to leave, he returned several times becoming more aggressive each time. 

The shooter, who was inside the store trying to make a purchase and carrying a visible firearm holstered on his side, attempted to de-escalate the situation but was attacked by Breland who tried to grab the shooter's firearm.   The shooter fired one round striking the deceased. The deceased did not stop his attacks and the shooter fired two more rounds that stopped Breland.  

Based upon the evidence (witnesses and video), no charges have been filed against the shooter. The case will be referred to the District Attorney’s office for further review.  The shooter’s name is not being released at this time, due to safety concerns.



April 4, 2016

Trio Sought by Pike County Sheriff's Office

The Pike County Sheriff's Office Investigation Division is seeking the public's help in locating Dylan C. Davis aka Order, James Ivy III aka Geno, and Paul B. Norris aka Bronson. Subjects are wanted for questioning in an Assault on March 31, 2016. Please contact us at 601-783-5468 for Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033 with any information.





Obituary

Lester Shane Gerald, a resident of Columbia, MS, age 34, born on July 26, 1981 in Franklinton, LA, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS.



Obituary

Brent Aaron Remel, age 46, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Winter Park Hospital in Winter Park, FL.  Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.



April 4, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Zachary Davis was booked 04/01 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts) and Probation Violation

Ashley Packwood was booked 04/01 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace

Rodney Dykes was booked 04/01 on the charge of Parole Violation

Louis Tate was booked 04/01 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Roderick Johnson was booked 04/01 In From Court

David Smith was booked 04/01 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Amanda Smith was booked 04/01 on the charge of Aggravated Assault

Mathew Hennick was booked 04/02 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Obstruction of Highway, and Open Container in Vehicle

Calvin Massengale was booked 04/02 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise (3 counts)

Brian Taylor was booked 04/02 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DUI or other, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of Person Under 17 YOA

Aaron Magee was booked 04/02 on the charges of Careless Operation, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, and Possession of Stolen Firearm

Joseph Freeman was booked 04/02 on the charge of Simple Arson

Cheri Grayson was booked 04/02 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace

Billy Boyette was booked 04/03 on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 600 and Disturbing the Peace



Obituary

Kathryn Joyce Verger Magruder passed peacefully from this life to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 2 at the age of 91.  A graduate of Amite High School, she married her high school sweetheart, James N. “Jimmy” Magruder, Sr. and moved their family from Folsom to Franklinton, LA in 1962.  She began working in the accounting field, was an avid bridge player and dancer and loved entertaining friends and family and maintained a beautifully manicured yard.   She was a loyal supporter of Franklinton High School sports, along with her husband. She was a beloved member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton, where she taught a ladies’ Sunday School class for many years. She will be remembered by many for her beautifully coiffed hair, her love of all things festive, and her ready laugh.



April 3, 2016

Brother Stabs Brother Over a Video Game

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz announced the arrest of Genard Washington for the attempted 2nd Degree Murder of his brother Brandon Washington at the Covington Quick Stop Friday evening.

There was an argument over a video game between them, resulting in Genard Washington stabbing his older brother five times. Brandon was rushed to the St Tammany Parish Hospital’s emergency room by his family where he received emergency surgery, after which he was listed in critical but stable condition. Hospital, staff contacted the Covington Police Department to inform them of the stabbing.

Saturday evening Genard surrendered to the Covington Police Department and is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder. 



April 3, 2016

Double Fatality Crash in Tangipahoa Parish

Just after noon Saturday, Louisiana State Police Troop L investigated a fatal crash on LA 1064 at Rufus Bankston Road. The crash claimed the lives of 72 year old Rita Adams and her mother, 97 year old Myrtis Jones, both of Hammond, LA.

The initial investigation revealed that Adams was driving north on Rufus Bankston Road and stopped at a stop sign.  As they turned on LA 1064, they were struck on the driver’s side by a vehicle driven by William Holton of Hammond.  Adams and Jones, the front seat passenger, were transported to North Oaks Hospital where they were pronounced dead. Holton and front seat passenger, Kayla Olah of Hammond both suffered minor injuries. All occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Impairment and speed are not considered factors of the crash. Toxicology tests are pending at this time. The crash remains under investigation.



Obituary

James Woody Alford was born November 17, 1942 and departed this life at age 73 on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his residence.



Obituary

MILDRED L. JENKINS CREEL, AGE 69 and a resident of Bogalusa died at 9:31 am Thursday March 31, 2016 at her home. She was a lifelong member of Midway Missionary Baptist Church and a former truck driver who had been retired for many years. Mildred cherished the time spent together with her family.



April 1, 2016

WPSO Arrests Four for Residential Burglaries

Three Louisiana residents and one man from Mississippi were arrested by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies for residential burglaries on Highway 60, Highway 439, Beck Graves Road, Spring Valley Road and Paige Road.

Much of the stolen property was used to furnish the Bogalusa house in which one of the burglars lived. Stolen items included recliner chairs, stove, washer, dryer and even a toaster which was found in the house. A few stolen items were irreplaceable, including family pictures and related paperwork which has not been recovered. Additional stolen items were sold to other individuals.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that any individuals who may have purchased items from the burglars please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 839-3434.

Arrested were Blake Andrew Jones, 30, of Bogalusa, Raven Theriot-Mabile, 19 of Bogalusa, Kevin Colby Frilot, 28, of Bogalusa, and Logan Reed Manton, 19, of Vancleave, Mississippi.  

“Our detectives did a thorough job of old-fashioned police work in identifying and tracking down these thieves,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “They worked hard to get this property located and back in the hands of the owners. The Investigations Division of the Bogalusa Police Department worked hand-in-hand with us on this matter and their help was invaluable. I thank them for all they did and am pleased with the good working relationship we have with them.”



April 1, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Inmate Arrested Again

Ronderrick D. Brown, 23, a resident of Pin Oak Road in Mt. Hermon, was arrested on January 5, 2016, and charged with being a fugitive from Tangipahoa Parish and for being in possession of stolen property. Since that time, he has remained in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond.

His charges abruptly changed on March 31, 2016, when he was arrested again for an earlier theft of an automobile in Franklinton.  The stolen vehicle contained an I-pad with a built-in tracking device. When the device was turned on, detectives were able to pinpoint the I-pad at Brown’s residence. Detectives went to the residence and located the vehicle near Brown’s residence where it had been hidden in the woods. Fingerprints taken from the vehicle were sent to the crime lab and identified as belonging to Brown.

“Our detectives did an outstanding job investigating this automobile theft,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “In this case, they did not have far to go to locate Brown since he was already locked up in our jail. This new charge certainly increases his chance of getting a longer sentence when convicted.”



April 1, 2016

Coroner Issues Warning After 5 Recent Child Deaths

St. Tammany Coroner Dr. Charles Preston reports five child deaths in the past 15 months where parents suffocated or crushed children while sharing a bed.  His office is promoting a public service video warning that infants should never share a bed with an adult.





April 1, 2016

Human and Animal Remains Found in Slidell Home 

A bizarre and gruesome discovery of human remains and animal bones were found at a Slidell home earlier this week. Slidell Police are now searching for 31-year-old, Joshua Roques, who is wanted for multiple charges.

After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen, Slidell Police conducted a search Tuesday evening and discovered human skulls, human bones, animal bones, and dried blood, in a large cast iron bowl surrounded by candles and other ritualistic materials. Investigators believe the blood to be animal blood, with the possibility that Joshua Roques was sacrificing animals at his crude variant of an altar.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office determined that approximately a dozen of the bones were human, and the others appearing to come from a dog and other animals. Slidell Police believe the human skulls and bones were taken from a grave, and not related to a homicide.

Warrants have been issued for Interring or cremating human remains, Unlawful disposal of remains,  Opening graves; stealing body, Mutilating, disinterring human remains, Possession of Cocaine, and  Possession of drug paraphernalia

Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith says, “To say this is disturbing, is truly an understatement and very unusual for our community. We’re anxious to speak with the suspect and are asking for the public’s help in locating him so we can continue investigating this bizarre set of circumstances.”

Roques is described to be 6’6” tall, has a bald head, weighs 170 pounds, and drives a silver 2004 Infinity G35 with Louisiana license plate WXL176.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Slidell Police Department at 985-643-3131 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.



Obituary

JUIET W. “DOC” SCHILLING, AGE 85 and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 2 PM Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence.  He was a deacon and member of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. He had also served on the Board of Bowling Green School and was also a former member of the Mt. Hermon Ruritan Club. He was a U S Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. After serving his country he returned to Washington Parish to dairy for 56 years.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.



Obituary

Walter D. Seal, age 74, born on February 21, 1942, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016.



Obituary

John Doyle Thomas, Jr., age 55, born on July 22, 1960, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at his residence in Bogalusa, LA.



April 1, 2016

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area Reopened

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) but three side roads, including Poboy Road, Oil Well Road and Indian Bayou Road, remain closed.

The Pearl River WMA was closed March 13 when the flood gauge at the Pearl River reached 16.5 feet, initiating an automatic benchmark closure set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Though the gauge has dipped below 16.5 feet, the three side roads remain closed due to high water. LDWF will continue to monitor the water levels and open the roads when they have been inspected and deemed safe for travel.



Obituary

LAVERN STOGNER, AGE 78 and a resident of Enon passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon March 30, 2016 at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe. He was a 1955 graduate of Enon High School that always loved hunting and fishing. Lavern was retired after a 20+ year career as a computer technician with the United States Army during and following the Vietnam War. Lavern met his wife in Newfoundland, Canada and later they moved to Ontario. For the previous 10 years they have spent the winter months living in Enon and would return to Ontario each spring.



Obituary

Alfreida Magee, born December 14, 1935, died March 26, 2016.  As a child she attended Magee Hill of God in Christ where she was taught the word of God. She later moved to Water Valley Church, then joined St. John Temple COGIC.  Alfreida worked as a school bus driver for the Washington Parish Activity Center and the Counsel on Aging in Franklinton, Louisiana.



April 1, 2016

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Brandi Parker was booked 03/31 In From Court

Troy Singleton was booked 03/31 on the charge of Attachment

Jon Creel was booked 03/31 on the charges of Forgery (2 counts) and Theft by Fraud

Jack Skinner was booked 03/31 on the charges of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements and Unlawful Presence of a Sex Offender

Zackary Davis was booked 04/01 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts) and Probation Violation

Ashley Packwood was booked 04/01 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace







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