January 19, 2019

Obituary

Laurel Joan Givens
September 25, 2018 - January 16, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 18, 2019

Adarrio Berry was booked 01/18 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise, No Seat Belt, Driving Under Suspension, Resisting Arrest by Flight, Possession of Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Roger Kent was booked 01/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Joseph Busby was booked 01/18 In From Court
Johnathon Bentley was booked 01/18 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Lisa Davis-Jefferson was booked 01/18 on the charges of Forgery (20 counts), Identity Theft (20 counts), Bank Fraud (20 Counts), and Theft 5000 to 25000
Wendi Holmes was booked 01/18 on the charges of Business/Commercial Burglary and Failure to Honor Written Promise

Today in History for January 19th

January 18, 2019

Missing 17-Year-Old from Bush Rescued – Sex Traffickers Accused

Source: Author Katie Moore|wwltv.com
This is about the search for a 17-year-old from Bush that led Florida law enforcement to rescue him and a missing Florida boy, and broke up a suspected human trafficking ring. Investigators said the boy was groomed by traffickers in a video game messaging app called Discord.

Click here for the story by Katie Moore|wwltv.com

Click here for the related story from the Florida Attorney General's Office



Wanted Sex Offender Apprehended in St. Tammany

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detective, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, and deputies assigned to the STPSO Operations Division assisted the U.S. Marshals Thursday (January 17, 2019) in the apprehension of a wanted sex offender.

Kevin Scott Marcantel (32) was wanted out of Jefferson Davis Parish on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. He is a known gang member with a violent history, and has ties to St. Tammany Parish.

Marcantel was located shortly before 5:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Tammany Trace between Abita Springs and Covington. He was taken into custody and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail as a fugitive. Additional charges are pending.

Obituary

Jimmy Wilson
July 6, 1948 - January 16, 2019

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Jan Renee Allen
June 17, 1978 - January 17, 2019

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Katherine Harrington Weary
October 20, 1956 - January 14, 2019

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Claude Eugene Smith
February 25, 1936 - January 16, 2019

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Laura Mae Breland Pinter
December 07, 1935 - January 17, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 17, 2019

Byron Loyd was booked 01/17 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Careless Operation, Open Container in Vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana
David Hill was booked 01/17 on the charges of Forgery (23 counts), Identity Theft (23 counts), Bank Fraud (23 counts), Theft 5000-25000, and Contempt of Court
Wesley Magee was booked 01/17 In For Court
Jemerious Williams was booked 01/17 In For Court
Desiree Lajoie was booked 01/17 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Schedule III Drugs (2 counts), and Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs
William Morris was booked 01/17 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 (5 counts), Monetary Instrument Abuse/Counterfeit Moneys (5 counts), and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Today in History for January 18th

January 17, 2019

Slidell Woman Accused of Theft from Former Employer

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Julie Blow Ray (40) of Slidell on
felony theft charges. The case began on January 4, 2019 with TPSO Morgen Webb investigating the report by a Hammond-area business of $1380.00 missing from the petty cash drawer.

Webb identified Ray, a former employee of the business, as a person of interest. During questioning on January 16, 2019, Detective Webb learned that Ray became upset when her employment suddenly came to an end. Ray reportedly admitted that she took multiple items from the location as she departed, including the cash.

"Some business owners don't get the police involved when they catch or have reason to believe that an employee is stealing from them; however we're pleased this wasn't the case here," stated Edwards. "We are always happy to return stolen property to the rightful owner and put the bad guy in jail." he continued.

Trespassing on RR Tracks Leads to Fugitive Capture

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that deputies assisted Canadian National Agent
Josh Fletcher in the area of Crapanzano Road at Highway 190 in Hammond that started with a subject trespassing on the railroad track armed with a weapon. The white male fled on foot into a wooded area. After setting up a perimeter that involved several responding deputies, the subject was apprehended.

He was identified as Anthony Holliday (34) of Ponchatoula. A search of the area where Holliday was first observed revealed a green bag containing four shotguns and a fishing pole. Authorities subsequently learned that Holliday was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants from the United States Marshals Office, Hammond Police Department, and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. The warrants consisted of  Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Possession of Stolen Property, and warrants for traffic violations.

Holliday was additionally charged with Flight from Officers, Criminal Trespassing, and Convicted Felon with Firearms. 

Obituary

Sandra Dee Hewitt
November 25, 1959 - January 12, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 16, 2019

Anthony Lee was booked 01/16 on the charges of Theft 5000-25000 and Probation Violation
Steve Marshall was booked 01/16 In From Court
Micheal Erwin was booked 01/16 In From Court
Zachary Davis was booked 01/16 In From Court and on the charge of Failure to Appear
Jamie Myers was booked 01/16 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
John Daquin was booked 01/16 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs (4 counts) and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs
Nathaniel Walters was booked 01/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Barrett Dunaway was booked 01/16 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Today in History for January 17th

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January 16, 2019

STPSO Releases 2018 Crime Stats

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office today (January 16, 2019) released the 2018 crime statistics for unincorporated St. Tammany, showing a continued decrease in crime and a continued above average solve rate. Click here for the full press release





















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Berlis Watson
October 31, 1946 - January 05, 2019

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Rosemary Engerran Marx
April 25, 1915 - January 15, 2019

The New Bogalusa Housing Development is a Big Deal!

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday (January 15, 2019) hosted by BGC Advantage and the Bogalusa Housing Authority. The subsidized affordable development of Pine Trace Homes I and II will be at five separate sites in Bogalusa, Louisiana: 1015 Union Avenue, 600 Brazos Street, 1200 Highland Park Loop, 700 River Terrace Drive, and 915 East 4th Street. The newly-named sites are Union Pointe (formerly Sunset Acres and Sunset Addition), Ivy Trace (formerly Bogue), The Oaks (formerly River Terrace), and Lumerton Cove (formerly Highland Park).


By January of 2020, 232 newly renovated units will be available to Bogalusa's most shelter-needy residents. The project is expected to create 281 jobs during the construction phase and 69 permanent jobs, all good for the local economy.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 15, 2019

Steven Regan was booked 01/15 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs
Jessica Gollihar was booked 01/15 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Dan Brown was booked 01/15 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Krynicki Baker was booked 01/15 In For Court
Joshua Parsley was booked 01/15 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Jimmy Adams was booked 01/15 In For Court
Diona Sibley was booked 01/15 on the charge of Contributing to Delinquency of Juvenile
Roderick Taylor was booked 01/15 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (4th Offense) and Open Container in Vehicle
Steven Taylor was booked 01/15 In For Court

Today in History for January 16th

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January 15, 2019

Bogalusa Mayor's Wellness Council Receives Award

The Bogalusa Mayor's Wellness Council was recognized for receiving the National Rural Health Community Star Award at the Washington Parish Council meeting Monday evening (January 14, 2019). Bogalusa is the first Louisiana to win the award in ten years. A number of important and innovate activities have been and are being undertaken, that includes a soon-to-open detox center, by the Wellness Council to make Bogalusa and Washington Parish to become the “healthiest community in Louisiana.”

Taffy Morrison delivered comments regarding the award and recognized Mayor Wendy Perrette and the diverse group of Council's leadership.

Workman Chosen as Washington Parish Council Chairman

At the first meeting of the new year, the Washington Parish Council chose District 3 Councilman Chris Workman as Chairman and District 7 Councilman David Anthony as Vice-Chairman. In addition, recently-elected Rusty Fornea, representing District 5, was sworn into office by Washington Parish Clerk of Court Johnny Crain.

The Council then got down to business. They adopted three Ordinances, approved five Resolutions, heard a presentation regarding the Bogalusa Mayor's Wellness Council Award, heard a presentation regarding Representative Malinda White's Award as Rural Health Legislator of the Year, and heard reports by Parish President Thomas and his staff.

One of the resolutions approved was to recognize parish employees Gary Nathaniel Sumrall and Shirley Lynn Cox for their heroic actions that saved a life during the November, 2018 flood event. (See separate story)

Obituary

Larry Eugene Deaton
June 12, 1960 - January 13, 2019

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Laura Adams Seals
June 08, 1961 - January 12, 2019

Two Parish Employees Recognized for Heroic Actions

Washington Parish Transportation employees Gary Nathaniel Sumrall and Shirley Lynn Cox were recognized Monday evening (January 14, 2019) at the Washington Parish Council meeting for saving the life of a stranded man on top of a vehicle during the flood event of November, 2018. The two were scouting parish roads and, while in a flooded area, they saw headlights and heard cries for help. They were unable to reach the elderly man in their first attempt. Returning to their vehicle, Sumrall retrieved and used a 50-foot length of hose to save the partially submerged man. The two then treated the man for hypothermia until assistance arrived to get the man to the hospital.
Their heroic actions were taken under very challenging conditions: in a flooded area, strong water currents, and in the dark. Immediate action was needed and, with perseverance and heroism, immediate action was take and they saved a life.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 14, 2019

Sean Ansman was booked 01/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery (3rd Offense)
Scipio Burton was booked 01/14 on the charge of Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon
Bradley Young was booked 01/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment
Judith Gray was booked 01/14 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Richard Magee was booked 01/14 on the charges of Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment, Theft Less Than 1000, and Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden
Mary Diaz was booked 01/14 on the charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle/1000 to 5000 and Contempt of Court

Today in History for January 15th

January 14, 2019

Troopers Arrest Kentwood Man for Hit and Run

Yesterday (January 13, 2019), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A arrested Jacob H. Stewart (26) of Kentwood man for hit and run driving, narcotics violations and various other charges
for causing a crash on I-12 and fleeing the scene on the evening of November 4, 2018.

The investigation began shortly before 6:00 pm on November 4, 2018, when Troopers were notified of a two-vehicle crash on I-12 westbound near Satsuma Rd. When Troopers arrived, a driver stated that her vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle and that the driver of the vehicle her handed her his Louisiana ID card before fleeing the scene on foot. However, he left his vehicle on the shoulder of I-12.

Troopers determined the driver of the vehicle was Stewart. A search of the vehicle revealed a syringe filled with a substance Troopers believed to be narcotics. The syringe was submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, and the contents were determined to be Methamphetamines. Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Stewart.

On the morning of January 13, 2019, Troopers located Stewart at a residence in Baton Rouge.

Obituary

James "Boe" Walter Archer, Jr.
February 18, 1942 - January 13, 2019

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Paulette Westmoreland Beall
July 31, 1943 - January 14, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 10-11, 2019

Ronnie Williams was booked 01/10 on the charges of Careless Operation, Open Container, and Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense)
Felicia Howze was booked 01/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (3 counts), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs/Tetrahydrocannabinols or Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Joseph Brown was booked 01/10 on the charges of Failure to Appear, Contempt of Court, Attempted Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Marijuana
Kevin Fortenberry was booked 01/11 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery (3rd Offense), Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment (3 counts), Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Appear
JaQuen Causey was booked 01/11 on the charges of Aggravated Battery, Battery of a Dating Partner, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Louis Peters was bookd 01/11 on the charge of Probation Violation
Jermine Love was booked 01/11 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Crystall Mizell was booked 01/11 on the charges of Probation Violation and Failure to Appear
Everett Rhea was booked 01/11 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold

Obituary

Kerrie B. Branch
March 09, 1959 - January 12, 2019

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Ruby "Jean" Hollingsworth Stogner
May 10, 1937 - January 12, 2019

Today in History for January 14th

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January 11, 2019

Black History Celebration and MLK Parade in Varnado January 19th

The 15th Annual Black History Celebration and MLK Parade will take place in Varnado Saturday, January 19. The parade begins as noon and the program follows.

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Peggy S. Varnado
June 06, 1951 - January 11, 2019

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Michael Schilling
January 10, 2019

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James Sydney Stewart
April 14, 1935 - January 11, 2019

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Audrey Bankston Seal
August 7, 1941 - January 9, 2019

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Charles Louis Adams
December 11, 1947 - January 09, 2019

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Russell McElveen
February 25, 1941 - January 9, 2019

Today in History for January 11th

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Republican Phillipp Bedwell Announces Candidacy for State Representative - District 75

Bogalusa, LA - Republican Phillipp Bedwell officially announced his candidacy for the State
Representative seat, Louisiana House District 75, that encompasses portions of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. His announcement was held at the January meeting of the Washington Parish Republican Women's Club. Bedwell stressed his conservative beliefs, his community roots, and his qualifications for holding the office during his announcement speech.

“The people of District 75 have the opportunity to establish a new and better way for our area - one that returns the power to the individual and reestablishes the independence that this country was founded on,” Bedwell said. “If we do things right, we will get the government out of our lives except when absolutely necessary.”

Bedwell’s roots in District 75 are strong and deep. Both of his parents were raised in this district, where they eventually raised both Bedwell and his siblings. Here, Bedwell attended Terrace Elementary, Bogalusa Junior High, and Bowling Green High School. He then went on to attend and graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in law enforcement.