May 22, 2018

Obituary

Jacquelyn “Jacqi” Florence Wolf
April 14, 1940 - May 16, 2018

Traffic Violations + Marijuana + Gun + More = Arrest

On the night of May 9, 2018, Bogalusa Police Department Offices saw a vehicle parked in the street
on Florence Avenue and obstructing the flow of traffic. When the officers approached the vehicle, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver who was identified as Quinton L. Porter (34) of Bogalusa. Porter was able to produce a vehicle registration and insurance but he didn't have a drivers license.
Due to the strong odor of marijuana and observing a suspected marijuana cigar, officers proceeded to search the vehicle. The passenger, identified as Le'Issacc Morris, reportedly admitted the cigar was his. During the search a handgun was located under the drivers seat. Located on the rear seat was a box of baby wipes that contained a large amount of a green leafy substance suspected of being marijuana and a digital scale. The suspected marijuana was packaged in two large bags and nine small bags.
Porter was charged with Obstructing of Public Passages, Driver Must Be Licensed, Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession or Carrying a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Morris was issued a summons for Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years For Woman’s 2016 Death

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Charles Joseph Mixon (43) of Bogalusa pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2016 shooting death of Christin James whose body was found burned beyond recognition. Keri G. Stewart (43) of Bogalusa, Mixon’s girlfriend at the time, also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the killing.
Mixon shot James to death during a confrontation between August 2 and August 3 in 2016 at a house on Shorty Bush Road, just outside Bogalusa, and then attempted to dispose of James’s body. Stewart claimed she was at the house but was not in the room when James was shot. Stewart tried to assist in the cover-up, driving James’ car away from the scene on August 2, but Stewart wrecked the car and was severely injured.
District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Mixon to 40 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and 10 years on the obstruction charge, which will be served consecutive to the manslaughter sentence. Stewart was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the obstruction charge.

Obituary

Peggy Joyce Stogner Brewton
August 29, 1936 - May 21, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 21, 2018

Kolufox Spikes was booked 05/21 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Chad Montz was booked 05/21 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense), Improper Turn/Accident, Expired MVI, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Cody Vince was booked 05/21 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Obituary

Emma Elaine Powell
February 20, 1934 - May 13, 2018

May 21, 2018

Washington Parish Burglary Suspect Arrested in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson reports the arrest of Ashley Johnson (32) on an Aggravated Burglary warrant out of Washington Parish.
Last Thursday night (May 17, 2018), Ponchatoula Police Detectives received information that Ashley Johnson was recently involved in a theft of firearms in Washington Parish and was believed to be in Ponchatoula. Officers were able to locate Johnson at a home on South 2nd Street and place her under arrest without incident. During the arrest, officers were able to recover the stolen AR-15 from the burglary. Johnson was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail as a fugitive. On May 18, 2018, Johnson was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Firearm, and Failure to Appear. Bond was set at $12,750.00.

83 Year-Old Arkansas Man Charged With Rape by Franklinton Police

On May 19, 2018, following a lengthy investigation conducted by the Franklinton Police Department,
Detectives arrested Clyde W. Williams (83) of Monette, Arkansas. Williams was charged with First Degree Rape and Sexual Battery.
Williams was extradited from Jonesboro, Arkansas and after booking transported to the Washington Parish Jail. Bond has been set at $635,000.00.
Due to the age of the victim, additional information is being withheld.

Obituary

Kenneth Ray Burton
August 03, 1946 - May 19, 2018

Obituary

Dianne Smith
May 11, 1957 - May 20, 2018

Obituary

Lois Fontenot Bickham
July 14, 1934 - May 20, 2018

Help Bogalusa Police ID This Person

The Bogalusa Police Department is asking the public' assistance in identifying the person pictured
here. He is a person of interest in an incident that occurred at the Bogalusa Wal-Mart on May 12, 2018.
Anyone who knows this person is ask to contact The Detectives Division at (985) 732-6238 or leave a message. Callers may remain anonymous.

Obituary

Chad Mixon Beadle
February 11, 1975 - May 18, 2018

Obituary

Glenda Wicker McIntyre
November 16, 1961 - May 19, 2018

Obituary

Kyra Cox Wilson
July 11, 1972 - May 19, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 18-20, 2018

Chelsea Whaley was booked 05/18 on the charges of Theft Under $1,000.00 and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Shelia A. Odom was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Jewell D. Plummer was booked 05/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Reginald B. Anders was booked 05/19 on the charges of Public Drunkenness and Open Container Violation
Quinton L. Porter was booked 05/19 on the charges of Obstructing Public Passages, Driver Must Be Licensed, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession or Carrying of a Weapon by a  Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of Weapons While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Joseph P. Busby was booked 05/20 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Careless Operation of a vehicle and No Proof of Insurance
David E. Hayes was booked 05/20 on the charge of Entry or Remaining After Being Forbidden

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 18-20, 2018

Jacob Carter was booked 05/18 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Contempt of Court (2 counts) and Terrorizing
Marvin Carter was booked 05/18 on the charges of Attempted Burglary, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Criminal Trespass
Donald Gholar was booked 05/18 In From Court
Ashley Johnson was booked 05/18 on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Firearm, and Failure to Appear
Brittany Regan was booked 05/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Christopher Williams was booked 05/18 In From Court
Sheila Odom was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Honor Written Promise, and Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100
Clyde Williams was booked 05/19 on the charges of 1st Degree Rape and Sexual Battery
Quinton Porter was booked 05/19 on the charges of Obstructing Public Passage(s), No Drivers License, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Megan Leboeuf was booked 05/20 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Joseph Busby was booked 05/20 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Charles Murray was booked 05/20 In For Court
Pablo Baleras was booked 05/20 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Public Intimidation
Thomas Allemand was booked 05/20 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Hit and Run, Driving Under Suspension, Switched License Plates, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

May 18, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Oren Bowens (39) of Slidell,and Warren Brown (26) of Pearl River with second degree murder Thursday (May 17, 2018) in the case of a 23-year-old woman who died after ingesting heroin.
The men are accused of supplying and/or providing the heroin that caused the victim’s death on October 16, 2017. Her cause of death was determined to be heroin toxicity.
Bowens is also charged with possession of Suboxone and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

St. Tammany Grand Jury Indicts Man for Rape and Molestation

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Harold A. Butler, Jr. (45) of Jefferson Parish, with aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and the molestation of a juvenile under his care or custody in incidents involving two victims.
Butler is accused of raping a girl for many years, beginning when she was 12 years old and living in Mandeville. He also is accused of molesting another girl for a number of years, including a period when she was 16 years old and lived in Mandeville.

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Sheriff's Scholarship Awarded to Franklinton Graduate

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal has announced the local winner of a Louisiana Sheriffs’
Association scholarship. The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy Washington Parish graduate who will be pursuing higher education at a Louisiana college or university. Financial resources for the scholarship program are made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership program.
Sheriff Seal recently awarded this year’s scholarship to Joshua Gubert, a 2018 graduate of Franklinton High School. In addition to graduating with a high academic average and serving as a member of the Student Council, Joshua was active in high school sports, including football, soccer, tennis, power-lifting and track. He will be attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette, pursuing a major in mathematics.
Sheriff Seal stated, “The scholarship program is a meaningful expression of confidence in our local youth. I am pleased to award this scholarship to Joshua Gubert who has demonstrated his commitment to excellence. He is a fine example of the many outstanding young people of Washington Parish who will emerge as leaders in our parish and state. Congratulations, Joshua!”

Obituary

Jerry Patrick Fairburn
July 17, 1967 - May 17, 2018

Obituary

Estelle Owens Miley
November 26, 1936 - May 17, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 17, 2018

Tera L. Thomas was booked 05/17 on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Eric D. Lucas was booked 05/17 for a Probation Hold (Bogalusa City Court)
Amber Thomas was booked 05/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

Fallen Heroes Honored in Washington Parish


As citizens from throughout Washington Parish gathered under the flagpole in front of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office today (May 18, 2018), Sheriff Randy Seal spoke words of remembrance and gratitude to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Sheriff Seal placed a wreath at the memorial to Fallen Heroes of Washington Parish who are memorialized in the tribute to Fallen Heroes located inside the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. Drew LeBlanc, representing Buglers Across America, played taps as the ceremony concluded. Attendees then had the privilege of viewing the memorial.
“Remembrance of our fallen heroes is always a solemn time for all of us,” stated Sheriff Seal. “These fine officers made the ultimate sacrifice as they worked to protect the residents of our parish. We are forever indebted to them.”


Fallen Heroes Honored in Washington Parish on May 18 2018 from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

The D. A. Adds Charges to Men in Mt. Hermon Shooting Spree

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (May 18, 2018) that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April last year.

Bailey Koon (18) of Franklinton, Dakota Tetreau (20) of Franklinton, and Desmond Warren (19) of Mt. Hermon are now charged with illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities (9 counts), simple criminal damage to property (19 counts), and aggravated criminal damage to property (9 counts). That includes seven new charges: three counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, three counts of aggravated criminal damage and one count of simple criminal damage. (Click “read more” below)

Obituary

James Darren Williams
June 13, 1967 - May 12, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 17, 2018

Shawn Fox was booked 05/17 on the charges of Aggravated Resisting by Flight, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS, Improper Turn/Accident, Failure to Appear (2 counts), Contempt of Court (2 counts), Failure to Pay Fine, and Resisting an Officer
Dayon Dyson was booked 05/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Pacee Moses was booked 05/17 on the charges of Intimidating of a Witness, Aggravated Assault, and Contempt of Court
Racheal Shoemaker was booked 05/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
Denver Foster was booked 05/17 on the charges of Intimidating of a Witness, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault With a Firearm, and Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Luis Guzman-Michel was booked 05/17 on he charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Obscenity

May 17, 2018

Obituary

James T. Creel
December 5, 1925 - May 16, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 15-16, 2018

Christopher C. Buckhanan was booked 05/15 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication and Criminal Mischief
Fredrick R. Johnson was booked 05/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Pacee P. Moses was booked 05/16 on the charge of Intimidating a Witness, Principal to Aggravated Assault and Failure to Appear
Denver D. Foster was booked 05/16 on the charges of 4 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court), Intimidating a Witness, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
James E. Singletary was booked 05/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

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Traveling Vending Machine Bandits BUSTED!

After a six-month burglary investigation, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is pleased to report that Pennsylvania residents James Dean Johns, Jr. (38) and  Louis John Alberti (54) are behind bars in Louisiana. The two were caught on surveillance video burglarizing several coin-operated machines in Tangipahoa Parish and are accused of doing the same throughout multiple states.
TPSO detectives joined forces with agencies in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina and the two were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Office in Pennsylvania in April and extradited to Tangipahoa Parish on May 14, 2018. Each are charged with twenty (20) counts of burglary in excess of $25,000. Other jurisdictions are in the process of obtaining warrants.
Sheriff Edwards describes them as professional traveling thieves who engaged in their criminal activities as a full-time job. The duo would obtain a rental car, commit the burglaries during midnight hours, and would rarely leave evidence behind. In one incident, they were caught on video breaking into five machines in three minutes flat.
However, they have been busted and are in jail with Alberti's bond set at $300,000 and Johns' bond set at $450,000.

Summer Message From Sheriff Randy Seal

As the school year comes to an end and children are being dismissed for summer break, I remind everyone to be safe and drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather.

I also want to congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them all the best as they head out into the world. Some of our seniors may be preparing for college, others preparing for a career, and the rest still deciding. No matter where you are headed to in life, I want to say congratulations, good luck, and stay safe!

Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 15-16, 2018

Steven Taylor was booked 05/15 on the charge of Parole Violation
Rico Dawson was booked 05/15 In For Court
Michelle Yarbrough was booked 05/16 on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Failure to Appear
Dustin Stein was booked 05/16 on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Eric Lucas was booked 05/16 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense)
Lee Steele was booked 05/16 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Possession of Stolen Property, and Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling
Rashanda Magee was booked 05/16 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court (2 counts)

May 16, 2018

Slidell PD Investigating Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Shortly before 1:00 p.m. today (May 16, 2018), a person suffered, from what appeared to be, a self-inflicted gunshot outside of the lobby of the Slidell Memorial Hospital emergency room. An off-duty Slidell Police officer, who was working a security detail at Slidell Memorial Hospital, was immediately on-scene. There were no other injuries reported. No further details were available.

Slidell Man Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jeffrey Dunap (44), of Slidell and owner of Phoenix Civil Contractors, was charged Monday (May 14, 2018) with conspiracy to defraud First NBC Bank, the New Orleans-based bank that failed in April 2017.
The press release charges that Dunlap and an unnamed bank president conspired to provide false financial statements and inflate the value of collateral used to obtain loans for Dunlap and his business from March of 2009 through April of 2017. The press release further charges that  the purpose of the conspiracy was for Dunlap, the unnamed bank president, and others to unjustly enrich themselves, disguise the true financial status of Dunlap's business, and conceal the accurate performance of the business's line of credit. By April 28, 2017, First NBC Bank had advanced approximately $22 million to Dunlap's company on a revolving line of credit.
If found guilty, Dunlap could face up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a fine of more than $1 million, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans stated that a Bill of Information is merely an accusation and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Slidell Couple (Both Convicted Felons) Back in Jail

Two convicted felons are facing more charges after $18,000 worth of cocaine and a variety of other drugs, money and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home they share with their 1-year-old daughter.
On May 11, 2018 detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration culminated a months-long investigation by executing a search warrant at the Slidell home of Destin Miller (25) and  Precious Thompson (28). The search uncovered approximately 441 grams of cocaine (street value of approximately $18,000), 22 dosage units of MDMA (Ecstasy), 26 dosage units of Tramadol, 8 grams of marijuana, assorted narcotics paraphernalia, a handgun and $4,167 of United States currency.
Miller and Thompson were charged with numerous drug-related offenses. In addition, both were charged with Possession of CDS in the presence of a Minor and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.

May 15, 2018

Pearl River Man Charged With Child Pornography

Attorney General Jeff Landry today (May 15, 2018) announced that his Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) arrested Kevin Currier (33) of Pearl River on the charges of 25 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13) and one count of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested following a joint investigation led by General Landry’s Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) CCU and assisted by the LBI Violent Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Slidell Police Department.
“My team and I are committed to doing all we legally can to investigate and arrest child predators,” said General Landry. “We will do our part to ensure those who victimize our State’s children are found and brought to justice.”
General Landry encourages anyone with additional information about Currier to please call the LBI at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names. 

Obituary

Minnie Marilyn Bailey Crews
February 09, 1934 - May 06, 2018

Ex-Con Gets 20 Years for Possessing Gun & Drugs & Fleeing Police

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael Richardson (34) of Covington, pleaded guilty Monday (May 14, 2018) to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana (third offense), and resisting an officer. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
On December 11, 2017 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped Richardson for a license plate violation and then noticed smoke and smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officer asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, and Richardson handed the officers a blunt.
Richardson then fled on foot, hopped a 6-foot fence, and hid in a neighboring house. Deputies found Richardson hiding in the closet of a child’s bedroom.  Deputies also recovered a handgun that Richardson had hidden in a clothes hamper in the room. The handgun had been stolen in an automobile burglary.

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 11-14, 2018

Roy T. Forbes was booked 05/11 on the charges on 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Things and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Demonte J. Travis was booked 05/11 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace by Disorderly Conduct
Gary W. Francis was booked 05/12 on the charge of Public Drunkenness
Steven C. Taylor was booked 05/13 on the charge of Criminal Mischief by Filing a False Police Report
Vernel Sartin was booked 05/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Tabitha Moore was booked 05/14 on the charge of Theft

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 14, 2018

Kevin Blackmon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Abigail Blackmon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Michael Perry was booked 05/14 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Resissting Arrest by Providing False Booking Info, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility
Trevonne Mingo was booked 05/14 In For Court
Tyler Simmons was booked 05/14 on the charge of Parole Violation
Chazity Magee was booked 05/14 on the charge of Aggravated Assault
Robert Harvey was booked 05/14 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Michael Weldon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Attachment