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January 15, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

William Ratley was booked 01/12 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts), Possession of Schedule III Drugs, and Resisting an Officer
Amanda Buras was booked 01/12 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Clint Walters was booked 01/12 In From Court
Regerick Jones was booked 01/12 on the charges of Attachment, Contempt of Court, and Probation Violation
Calvin Scott was booked 01/12 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Illegal Tinted Windshield/Side Windows, and Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Christopher Thames was booked 01/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Gary Mizell was booked 01/13 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Devin Knight was booked 01/13 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, License Plate Light Required, Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Highway, and Driving While Intoxicated
Rebecca Stewart was booked 01/13 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding 1-10 Over Limit
Xavier Brumfield was booked 01/14 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling
Andrea Sumrall was booked 01/14 on the charges of Possession of Stolen Property, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, and Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling
Alexandra Williams was booked 01/14 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Highway, and No Taillight



Obituary
Bobby Oneal Cutrer, Sr., age 87 and a resident of Kentwood passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.


Obituary
ROBY GRAVES, age 85 and a long time resident of the Hay's Creek Community, was called home to our Lord at 4:30 pm Saturday January 13, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center.


Obituary
Freddie Rick, age 78 and a life long resident of Kentwood, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Amite.


Obituary
Tom Phillip Fury,Sr.,  a resident of Bogalusa La and a US Army Veteran, passed away on January 12, 2018 at North Oaks in Hammond at the age of 82.


Obituary
Sheldon Leon Dykes, age 52, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 12, 2018 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond after a brief battle with cancer.


Obituary
SHAWN RENAE SHARPE GERALD, AGE 39 and a resident of Pine died Thursday morning January 11, 2018 at her home.


January 13, 2018
WP Sheriff Randy Seal Criticized for Christian Statements
A press release from the Freedom From Religion Foundation claims that they have “brought to an end a Louisiana sheriff’s sermonizing over the department’s official social media.” The release goes on to report that “A concerned local resident contacted FFRF to report that Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal regularly invoked Christian scripture in his official statements as sheriff, statements that were reflected on the Washington Parish Sheriff’s official Facebook page.“
Click here to read the FFRF Press Release dated January 11, 2018.
On January 13, 2018, Sheriff Randy Seal issued a statement that “A recent decision by me in my official capacity as Sheriff is being touted as a victory for the ardently anti-Christian Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). I want to set the record straight.”
Click here to read Sheriff Seal's statement.
In our opinion, Sheriff Seal's decision was a responsible one and in the best interest of those he serves.


January 12, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Shaderick Jackson was booked 01/11 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Rebecca Thomas was booked 01/11 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Contempt of Court
Michael Phillips was booked 01/11 on the charges of Careless Operation and Possession of Marijuana



Obituary
Joseph Leonard Hall, Jr. passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the age of 79 at his residence in Baton Rouge.


Obituary
Barbara Miller Newman Creel passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 67.


Obituary
Melissa Ann Foster died January 9, 2018.


January 11, 2018
Loss of Revenue Dominates Franklinton Aldermen Meeting
With sales tax revenues plummeting, the Franklinton Board of Aldermen expressed their concerns at their meeting Tuesday evening (January 9, 2018).
It was reported to the Board that the November - December, 2017 sales tax revenues came in $43,000 lower than the November - December, 2016 receipts. The trend has been noticed over time and it was suggested that the primary cause for the reduced sales tax revenues is the openings of Dollar General stores outside of the Town's corporate limits.
Comments included optimism that the opening of Tractor Supply will help and suggestions to extend the corporate limits.
To view the meeting in its entirety, click here.



January 11, 2018
Joint Operation between STPSO and JPSO Results in Drug Arrest
Another drug dealer is off the streets thanks to a joint effort between the STPSO Narcotics Task Force, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force and the STPSO SWAT team.

On January 8, 2017, the three teams executed a search warrant at Villa Du Lac apartments in Slidell. Melvin Hickerson (34) of Slidell was found in possession of approximately 9 pounds of high grade marijuana, several unknown pills, two loaded handguns, one loaded .556 caliber rifle, ammunition, body armor, scales, baggies consistent with the packaging and distribution of marijuana and $4,500 cash.
An infant child was present with Hickerson and is now in the care of family members.
Hickerson was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a CDS in the Presence of a Minor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of Body Armor, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Transactions Involving Proceeds From Drug Offense.



Obituary
Richard "Ricky" Turman Moore, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his residence on Bogalusa.


Obituary
George Elliott DeBlanc, born in Osyka and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at North Oaks Medical Center at the age of 78. 


Obituary
Garrett “Max” Blades of Kentwood passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in a motorcycle accident at the age 28.


January 11, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Gregory Stafford was booked 01/10 In From Court
Justin Thomas was booked 01/10 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
David Wells was booked 01/10 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Morris Shaffett was booked 01/10 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation (2 counts) and Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery



Obituary
Sonia Gayle Blackwell passed away of January 8, 2018 at her residence in Angie at the age of 46.


January 11, 2018
Help Mandeville Police ID These Suspects
The Mandeville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who used stolen credit cards at a Slidell Walmart just hours after they were reported stolen in a vehicle burglary in Mandeville on December 20th. The vehicle was parked in the Heritage Manor Nursing home parking lot, 1820 West Causeway Approach. The window was smashed and the victim’s purse removed.
On December 20th, just before receiving the burglary call, the Mandeville Police also responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of Northlake shopping Center. The caller reported that two black males were “pulling on door handles” of parked vehicles. The caller snapped a pic of the two individuals and provided it to the responding officer.
If you recognize the suspects, call the Mandeville Police Department at (985) 626-9711 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.



Obituary
Mrs. Shannon Sappington, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Monticello, was called home from this life on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the age of 40.


Obituary
Tommy J. Freeman, born in Bogalusa and a resident of Angie, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 86.


January 10, 2018
Arrest Made in Robbery of Bogalusa Fireworks Stand
On December 31, 2017, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a robbery of a fireworks stand in Bogalusa. Based on eyewitness accounts, Latrevious Lucas (18) of Bogalusa was identified as the suspect. Lucas reportedly turned off the electricity to the fireworks stand by tripping the breaker located behind the stand. He then jumped over the counter and attempted to grab the money box. The box was attached to the shelf by screws, so Lucas then took the cash from the money box, jumped back over the counter, and ran in the direction of Avenue L. A warrant was issued for Simple Robbery and Lucas was arrested and booked into the Washington Parish Jail on January 8, 2018.
Lucas previously plead guilty to three (3) counts of simple burglary and two (2) counts of theft between $750-$5,000 and was placed on probation for five (5) years. Lucas remains in the Washington Parish Jail on a probation violation hold.
Sheriff Randy Seal said, “This is a case of a repeat offender. Lucas was given mercy with a probated sentence. Instead of taking advantage of this opportunity, he chose to squander it and continue a life of crime. I am reminded of a quote from an old Greek play, 'All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong.' Unfortunately this young man didn’t yield and now must face the severe consequences of his actions.”



January 10, 2018
Tangipahoa Sheriff Sued Over Prisoner's Beating Death
Source: nola.com and Michael Kunzelman of the Associated Press
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and Warden Stuart Murphy failed to protect prisoner Tommy Joe Smith (40) from being beaten to death by a dozen other inmates last year in an attack that an eyewitness compared to a "shark feeding frenzy," a federal lawsuit claims. Relatives of Smith filed the lawsuit Tuesday (January 9, 2017).
Smith was jailed in January, 2017 for a probation violation stemming from his 2015 conviction for a sex crime that isn't specified in the suit. Staff at the parish jail in Amite didn't segregate Smith from violent prisoners even though they knew his criminal history increased his risk of being attacked, the suit claims. The suit says 12 inmates attacked Smith about 1:45 a.m. on January 31, 2017, shortly after he was confined in a two-tier dormitory housing roughly 21 inmates. A coroner concluded Smith died of blunt force trauma to the head with bleeding in his brain. "Smith's family was advised by the funeral home that due to the extent and severity of the damage to Smith's head, an open casket would not be possible," the suit says.
The suit, filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeks unspecified damages. A great-grandmother and mother of Smith's two children are named as plaintiffs.



January 10, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Lindsey Dykes was booked 01/09 In From Court and on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court (2 counts)
Joseph Erwin was booked 01/09 on the charges of Resisting an Officer (5 counts), Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Disturbing the Peace, and Criminal Damage to Property Under 500




January 10, 2018
16 Year-Old Killed in Madisonville Crash
Early Wednesday morning (January 10, 2018), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 22 at the intersection of LA 1085 in Madisonville. The crash has claimed the life of Nathan Matthew Kiern (16) of Madisonville.
Troopers determined that Kiern was driving southbound on LA 1085, came to a stop at the intersection of LA 22, and turned left onto LA 22 directly into the path of a vehicle driven by Lauren Scherer McNeil (29) of Madisonville. The front of McNeill’s vehicle crashed into the driver’s side door of Kiern’s vehicle. Despite being properly restrained, Kiern was severely injured in the crash.
Kiern was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital by Acadian Ambulance in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries shortly after his arrival. McNeill was transported to North Oaks Health Systems, where she was treated for minor injuries.



January 9, 2018
WP Council Elects New Council Leadership
In addition to addressing routine matters, the Washington Parish Council Monday evening (January 8, 2018) elected Perry Talley (District 1) as Council Chairman and David Anthony (District 7) as Vice-Chairman.
Parish President Richard Thomas provided his President's Report and Donnell Merritt provided the Road Report for the month of December. Darren Mizell was appointed to the Washington Parish Planning Commission, David Miller's resignation from the Washington Parish Tourism Commission was accepted, and Jason Smith's appointment to the Washington Parish Fire District 9 was introduced.




January 9, 2018
Bogalusan Appointed to the La. Lottery Corporation
On January 5, 2017, Governor John Bel Edwards announced various appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Among those appointments were Carmen T. Jones of Bogalusa who was appointed to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation. Jones is a licensed real estate agent in private practice. She will serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District.
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation approves the operating budget and the terms of major procurements of the corporation, serves as a board of appeal regarding retailer contracts, and adopts administrative rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act necessary for the operations of the corporation.



January 9, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Robert Smith was booked 01/08 on the charges of Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and Theft 1000-5000
Latrevious Lucas was booked 01/08 on the charges of Simple Robbery and Contempt of Court
Billy Boyette was booked 01/08 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)




Obituary
Ganey Brumfield McKay of Franklinton died January 7, 2018 at the age of 86.


Obituary
Megan Whynne Jones Miley of Bogalusa passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana at the age of 28.


Obituary
Alan Scott Brumfield of Franklinton departed this life Monday, January 1, 2018 at the age of 53. 


January 9, 2018
Upcoming Classes on Starting a Business
Workshops are being offered by the Southeast Louisiana Business Center for persons interested in determining the feasibility of their business idea, planning to start or have recently started a small business, seeking a small business loan, or wanting to learn more about business planning. Topics of discussion will include writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses.
Hammond: Thursday, January 30th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center. For more information and to register, click here.
Slidell: Tuesday, May 22nd from 9 am to 12 pm at the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. To register and for more information, click here.



Obituary
Samuel L. Broyles, retired chief of Police of Kentwood died January 8, 2018.


January 8, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Steven Glover was booked 01/06 on the charge of Contempt of Court
James Thigpen was booked 01/07 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Harry Short was booked 01/07 on the charge of Theft of Auto/Vehicle
Kevin Mizell was booked 01/07 on the charges of Attachment (3 counts)
Erskine Andrews was booked 01/07 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Fight and Criminal Damage
Isaac Carson was booked 01/07 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Fight and Criminal Damage
Jamarcus Johnson was booked 01/07 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Fight and Criminal Damage



Obituary
Howard Acey Hartfield, born in Bedico and a longtime resident of Varnado, died Friday morning at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington at the age of 77.


January 6, 2018
Pedestrian Killed on US 190 in Lacombe
Louisiana State Police reports that Joseph Herrin Ordone (80) died on Friday morning (January 5, 2017)  at approximately 5:25 AM in a crash on US 190 near the intersection of Mill Road in Lacombe.
The initial investigation has led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Ordone was standing in the westbound lane of US 190. Ordone was wearing dark clothing, when he was struck by a 2017 Infinity QX8, which had been traveling westbound on US-190. After Ordone was struck in the initial impact, witnesses reported that he was struck by several additional vehicles. The crash investigation is ongoing. Presently, impairment is not being considered as a contributing factor in this crash.



Obituary
MARILYN JOANN MIZELL, AGE 86 and a resident of the Isabel Community died Thursday morning January 4, 2018 at St, Tammany Parish Hospital.


January 5, 2018
Mandeville: Paying a Utility Bill Lands Three in Hot Water
On Thursday (January 4, 2018), a trip to Mandeville City Hall to pay a water bill turned into a seizure of, drugs, guns and money as well as the arrest of three suspects: Adrian Singleton (28), Trevell Hill (18), and Monterrio Batiste (18), all from Mandeville. While the trio was in the parking lot of city hall, a group of MPD Officers walked past their truck and detected a very strong odor of green marijuana.

Officers discovered a handgun concealed in Hill’s waistband and a second handgun on the front seat of the vehicle. Officers also recovered 22 grams of marijuana, 50 Xanax pills, over $1,900 in cash and a scale commonly used to weigh narcotics for sale.
Singleton was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Batiste was charged with simple possession of marijuana, and Hill was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a schedule IV narcotic.



January 5, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Jamie Hardin was booked 01/04 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Resisting an Officer, Failure to Pay Fine, and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Jairo Arboleda was booked 01/04 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Anna Peters was booked 01/04 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling
Quintella Ellis was booked 01/04 on the charges of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and Contempt of Court (2 counts)
Justin Provost was booked 01/04 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Charles Ross was booked 01/04 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling



January 4, 2018
High-Speed Pursuit and Foot Pursuit in Bogalusa
In the early morning hours last Saturday (December 30, 2017), Bogalusa Police Officers attempted a traffic stop at the intersection of W. 7th St. and Ave F. due to the driver not wearing a seat belt and his vehicle having an expired license plate. The driver failed to stop and a high-speed pursuit began.
The driver, later identified as Efrem Williams (49) of Bogalusa drove onto South Border Drive where he lost control and struck a chain link fence and a green house on the property of the Bogalusa High School. Williams fled on foot while the passenger stayed in the vehicle. Williams was captured in a wooded area near the Bogalusa High School.
Williams was booked on the charges of No Seat Belt, Expired License Plate, Improper Lane Usage, Speeding, No Insurance, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, 2 counts of Resisting an Officer, Flight from an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property, Bogalusa City Court Attachment and a Fugitive from the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Department.



January 4, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Damien Muse was booked 01/02 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicate, Careless Operation/Accident, and No Seat Belt
Bruce Robinson was booked 01/02 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation and Contempt of Court
Tylina Imboden was booked 01/03 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts), Probation Violation, Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, and Theft 750-5000
Brian Hines was booked 01/03 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, and Failure to Appear
Vivian Graves was booked 01/03 In For Court
Michael Talley was booked 01/03 on the charges of Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Unauthorized Entry of Inhabited Dwelling, and Criminal Damage to Property Under 5000



Obituary
Vida M. Tyrney, age 74 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Obituary
CHARLIE PERCY THOMAS, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died at 4:35 pm Monday January 1, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.


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HOWARD GLENN PHELPS, AGE 74 and a resident of Thomas, died at 2:10 pm Monday January 1, 2018 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.


Obituary
John E Nastasi, Sr., a native of Bogalusa and longtime resident of Baton Rouge, died December 31, 2017 at the age of 82.


Obituary
John Randolph "Randy" Keaton passed away on January 1, 2018 at the age of 68 at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.


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Barbara Ann Lambert passed away on January 1, 2018 at Riverside Hospital in Franklinton at the age of 82.


Obituary
Lloyd E. McCarrol of Franklinton died December 31, 2017.


January 2, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Keith Allen ws booked 01/01 on the charge of Criminal Damage
Lakeysia Peters was booked 01/01 on the charge of Criminal Damage
Graylon Dillon was booked 01/01 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Operation, and Failure to Appear
Augustus Craft was booked 01/01 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Destiny Craft was booked 01/01 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery



Obituary
KAYE WILSON VARNADO, AGE 85 and a resident of Franklinton died peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017.


Obituary
Connie Newman Richardson, lifelong resident of Bogalusa, LA died Saturday evening at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, LA at the age of 69.


January 1, 2018
Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Qwandarious Rowe was booked 12/30 on the charge of Attachment
Alton Fields was booked 12/31 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts), Contempt of Court, Failure to Pay Fine (2 counts), Domestic Abuse Battery, Domestic Abuse: Child Endangerment (3 counts), ad Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Kristina Cleland was booked 12/31 on the charges of Obstruction of Justice, Contempt of Court, and Injuring Public Records
Rickly Watson was booked 12/31 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Justin Stafford was booked 12/31 In For Court
Bayne Sharp was booked 12/31 on the charge of Battery on an Officer With Injury
Brooke Sharp was booked 12/31 on the charge of Battery on a Police Officer
William Riley was booked 12/31 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden




 

  


 

 

 

 


  

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