November 17, 2018

Washington Republican Parish Executive Committee Endorsements

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Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 15-16, 2018

Chad Cothern was booked 11/15 on the charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Shaquille Lewis was booked 11/15 In For Court
Michael Wolbers was booked 11/15 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Victor Peters was booked 11/15 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise and Failure to Pay Fine
Mark Woods was booked 11/16 on the charge of Attachment
Arnold McCallon was booked 11/16 In For Court
John Forbes was booked 11/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Rayshawn Harris was booked 11/16 on the charges of Improper Turn/Accident, Aggravated Resisting by Flight, Ran Stop Sign (8 counts), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, and Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order
Qatarrel Walker was booked 11/16 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs
Kendric Lampley was booked 11/16 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Ran Stop Sign (3 counts), Resisting an Officer, License Plate Improper Lighting, Special Restriction on Lamps, and Resisting Arrest by Flight
Jamie Myers was booked 11/16 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Durand Smith was booked 11/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 14-15, 2018

Rayshawn V. Harris was booked 11/14 on the charges of Turning-signal Required 100' prior to turn, 8 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, Illegal  Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to distribute Heroin, Legend Drugs-Sale/Possession, Cancelled/Altered License Plate, and 2 Counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kendric L. Lampley was booked 11/14 on the charges Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana,  Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, 3 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, Resisting an Officer, License Plate Lights-Regulations, 2 Headlights Required and Flight from an Officer
John W. Forbes was booked 11/15 on the charges of 3 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, 3 counts of Turn signal Required, No Proof of Insurance, Driving While License is suspended, Fugitive from an Outside Agency and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Pamela R. Cooper was booked 11/15 on the charges of 3 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kendarras Pigott was booked 11/15 on the charges of Turn Signal Required and Driving While License is Suspended

Obituary

Estelle "MaMaw" Martino
December 19, 1925 - November 14, 2018

Today in History for November 17th

Edith Harry Roberts
August 18, 1931 - November 11, 2018

Obituary

Gladys Moseley
May 19, 1936 - October 31, 2018

November 15, 2018

ATTENTION REGISTERED VOTERS OF FRANKLINTON

Wet-Dry Election is December 8, 2018

Two informational meetings are scheduled: Monday, November 19, 2018 and Monday, December 3, 2018. Both meetings begin at 6:00 pm at Franklinton Town Hall. 

In February, 2018 a Petition was circulated in Franklinton and 661 signatures were obtained. Of those 661 signatures, 604 were qualified which allowed an election to be called. The Petition was circulated so that we could vote to allow higher content alcohol to be served in the restaurants in Franklinton.

In any Wet-Dry election, Louisiana State law requires that all five of the below described options must be on the ballot in order to allow the electorate to vote again on all Wet-Dry options.

Proponents seeking the changes assert that this is a very important revenue source to the Town of Franklinton and it is critical that the three options we currently have are voted back in again. Option #5 is the one that is should be changed.

Please consider voting on the options as shown below.

1) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume be permitted by package only and not for consumption on the premises in the Town of Franklinton?"  ALREADY HAVE THIS. EXAMPLES ARE WINN DIXIE, MARKET MAX, ETC.
YES
2) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" NEVER HAD THIS. THIS WILL PERMIT BARS TO SERVE LOW ALCOHOL LIKE BEER.
NO
3) "Shall the sale of beverage alcohol containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" NEVER HAD THIS. THIS WILL PERMIT BARS TO SERVE HIGH ALCOHOL, LIKE WHISKEY.
NO
4) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above by the package only and not for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" ALREADY HAVE THIS. EXAMPLES ARE WINN DIXIE, MARKET MAX, ETC.
YES
5) "Shall the sale of beverages of high and low alcoholic content be permitted only on the premises of restaurant establishments which have been issued an "R" permit as defined by the law in the Town of Franklinton? ALREADY HAVE LOW CONTENT IN RASTAURANTS; NEED HIGH ALSO. EXAMPLES ARE SAKI IN SHUSHI RESTAURANT, MARGARITAS IN MEXICAN RESTAURANT, WINE IN RESTAURANTS." 
YES

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 14, 2018

Joshua Hicks was booked 11/14 on the charges of License Plate Improper Lighting, Driving Under Suspension, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Donald Viverito was booked 11/14 on the charges of 1st Degree Rape, Aggravated Domestic Violence Assault, and Failure to Appear
Raymond Hartfield was booked 11/14 on the charge of Probation Violation
John Morgan was booked 11/14 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Derlon Crain was booked 11/14 on the charges of Simple Burglary, Theft Less Than 1000, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, and Illegal Possession of Burglary Tools
Truiet Hyde was booked 11/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear

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Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 13, 2018

Quincy J. Edwards was booked 11/12 on the charges of Possession or Dealing in Firearms with Obliterated Serial Number, Illegal Carrying of Weapons while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance,  Possession with Intent to distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to distribute Heroin, Possession of Ectasy, Firearm Free Zone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Amaya C. Davis was booked 11/13 on the charges of Hit and Run and Failure to Seek Assistance
Donald D. Viverito, III was booked 11/13 on the charges of First Degree Rape-Aggravated Rape, Battery-Domestic Abuse and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Christopher D. Miller was booked 11/13 on the charge of Resisting an Officer
Jeffery A. Venezia, Jr. was booked 11/13 on the charge of possession of Marijuana
David A. Avery was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, 2 counts of Resisting an Officer and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Joshua R. Hicks was booked 11/13 on the charges of License Plate Lights-Regulations, Driving While License is suspended, No Insurance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

Slidell Man Indicted for Rape of 12-Year-Old

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Shawn A. Doucette (33) of Slidell on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with two counts of first degree rape of a victim under 13.

Doucette is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on at least two occasions between October 1, 2016, and April 13, 2017.

Assistant District Attorney Ysonde Boland presented the case to the grand jury.

Slidell Man Re-Indicted in Teen's Death from Synthetic Marijuana

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury re-indicted Jamie D. Cooper (34) of Slidell on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with second degree murder in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. The new, superseding indictment added a charge of distribution of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana or a synthetic form).

Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man to the 17-year-old, who died after using it on March 13, 2016.

Angie Man and Carriere Woman Indicted in Auto Parts Theft Operation

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury charged Dustin Ray Hughes (32) of Angie and Sharon D. Snelgrove (38) of Carriere, Mississippi with racketeering and multiple theft charges for an alleged operation that used account information from one company to make fraudulent purchases from another.

Hughes, a former employee of Southern Electric Company, is accused of placing fraudulent orders with O’Reilly Auto Parts on multiple occasions with account information stolen from Southern Electric. More than 1,000 products, valued at between $20,000 and $25,000, are alleged to have been obtained fraudulently from 14 jurisdictions over two states. Snelgrove is accused of assisting Hughes by obtaining and transporting merchandise that she knew was stolen.

Both are charged with the following: one count each of racketeering, seven counts each of theft of items valued at $1,000 but less than $5,000, two counts each of theft of items valued at less than $1,000, and one count each of misdemeanor theft (Class 4, less than $1,000).

Assistant District Attorney Butch Wilson presented the case to the grand jury.

Former Sun Police Officer Indicted for Malfeasance

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a grand jury indicted Jacob Scott Walker (36), a former Sun police officer, on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with two counts of malfeasance.

Walker is accused of pocketing money he collected from traffic tickets for his own personal gain between February 8 and August 13 of this year. Walker also is accused of failing to submit narcotics evidence to the crime lab for analysis after a traffic stop on December 18, 2017, and then lying about it.

Assistant District Attorney Ken Dohre presented the case to the grand jury, and D.A. Investigator Walter “Nick” Burtanog, IV, investigated it.

19-Year-Old Bogalusan Killed in Crash on LA 10

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded Tuesday night (November 13, 2018) to a
single vehicle fatal crash on LA 10 approximately six miles east of LA 62 in Washington Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 19-year-old Cristal Camacho (19) of Bogalusa.

Troopers to determined that the crash occurred as Camacho was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger eastbound on LA 10. As the vehicle entered a left-hand curve, it exited the right side of the roadway and crashed into a pine tree.

Despite being properly restrained, Camacho sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is not suspected to be a contributing factor in this crash.

19th Annual Bogalusa Lighted Christmas Parade is Thursday, Nov. 22nd


Obituary

Darrie Durell Moore
December 17, 1961 - November 09, 2018

Obituary

Tyler Stevens
April 07, 1987 - November 12, 2018

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L.E. Toney
October 17, 1926 - November 13, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 12-13, 2018

Zachary Carrol was booked 11/12 In For Court
William Dykes was booked 11/12 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Timothy Watts was booked 11/13 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold, Failure to Honor Written Promise, and Failure to Appear (5 counts)
Deonna Seals was booked 11/13 on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100 and Issuing Worthless Checks Over 500
Lorenzo Anders was booked 11/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
Courtney Hodges was booked 11/13 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense)
Quincy Edwards was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs, Tampering With Sign Identifying a Firearm-Free Zone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attachment (2 counts)
Amaya Davis was booked 11/13 on the charges of Hit and Run and Failure to Seek Assistance
Ronnie Williams was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

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November 13, 2018

Big Turnout for The Wall That Heals Arrival in Franklinton

Despite the cold and overcast skies, Franklinton saw large crowds to welcome the arrival of the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C.. Franklinton will be among the first to host this exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

The exhibit may be seen at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, Louisiana. See the schedule below:

The Wall That Heals Arrives in Franklinton, Louisiana from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday November 13 - Escort of the Wall
11:00am Meet Up/Staging/Briefing at Poitevent (Pearl River) Park
12:00 Noon Kick Stands Up
1:15pm ETA Washington Parish Fairgrounds

Wednesday November 14 - Assembly of the Wall
5:00pm Soft Opening
6:00pm Mandatory Volunteer Training

Thursday November 15 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips
9:00am Opening Ceremony
9:15am Pinning Ceremony

Friday November 16 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips

Saturday November 17 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
11:00am Gold Star Families Ceremony
6:00pm Candlelight Vigil/Reading of the Names

Sunday November 18 - Public Viewing Until 2pm
1:00pm Closing Ceremony
2:00pm Disassembly of the Wall

For more about The Wall, go the website at http://www.thewallfranklinton.com/

Clothing Donation Drive for Children's Cancer Society


4-Year-Old Shot in Hand – Aunt Arrested

Fredrica Lee (25) of Slidell was arrested Monday (November 12, 2018) after her 4-year-old niece she was caring for shot herself in the hand. Lee did not call 911 or emergency medical services but transported the child to a local hospital herself. The injury was non-life-threatening.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the local hospital shortly in response to the incident that occurred at a residence on Parkline Boulevard in the Slidell area. Lee told deputies she was caring for her niece at the residence when she heard a gunshot from the living room area of the residence. Lee learned the child had retrieved a loaded handgun from a cabinet located in the living room and had discharged the weapon.

A search warrant was executed at the residence, during which time detectives observed the cabinet where two guns were reportedly stored prior to the incident. The firearms were loaded and easily accessible to the child. A spent shell casing was recovered from the living room.

Based on the investigation, Lee was arrested on one count of Cruelty to Juveniles, The child was released in to the custody of her father. 

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Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 10, 2018

Cevan Hewitt was booked 11/10 In From Court
Mya Baker was booked 11/10 on the charge of Attachment
Shanda Honaker was booked 11/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Trevor Owens was booked 11/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Steven Jarrell was booked 11/10 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Careless Operation, and Driving Under Suspension
Bobby Matthews was booked 11/10 on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery
Kyleir Lee was booked 11/10 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 9-11, 2018

Valerie N. Carroll was booked 11/09 on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Rakheem J. Jackson was booked 11/09 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace by Fighting
Kerry A. Arsenaux was booked 11/09 on the charges of Theft and Driving Under Suspension
Darren J. Weary was booked 11/09 on the charges of Driving While License is Suspended and Following Too Close
Daquandra O. Magee was booked 11/09 due to returning from the Washington Parish jail
Michael H. Jenkins was booked 11/09 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Devin J. Gonzales was booked 11/10 on the charges of Reckless Operation, 2nd Offense of Driving While Intoxicated and Obstruction of a Roadway
Courtney Hodges was booked 11/11 on the charge of Battery-Domestic Abuse


Obituary

Tiffani Chantelle McKenzie
December 31, 1980 - November 10, 2018

Obituary

Donna Jean Anglin
February 7, 1946 - November 10, 2018

DA's Office Holds Training For Criminal Justice Professionals

District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office held two daylong training sessions for criminal justice system professionals on November 6 and November 8 at the Bogue Chitto State Conference Center. This year, the sixth annual event was named the Lewis Murray, III, Memorial Training For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, And Judges in memory of the late Assistant District Attorney who worked as a prosecutor for more than 33 years and headed the Washington Parish office until his death in April.

“This was a great way to honor a man who dedicated so much of his life to the pursuit of justice,” Montgomery said. “And he trained many of the Washington Parish prosecutors who came after him.”

Pearl River Man Charged in Fatal Hunting Accident

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has advised that Donald Jones, Jr. (22) of Pearl River, Louisiana has been charged with negligent homicide following a hunting accident that occurred Saturday morning (November 10, 2018) in the Honey Island Swamp in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area.

Jones and his friend, a 23-year-old Pearl River man, were hunting hogs in the Peach Lake area of the Honey Island Swamp Saturday morning. Jones told responding deputies he shot in the direction of a hog and accidentally shot his friend in the chest. Jones immediately called 911 but the area where the two men were hunting is only accessible by boat and therefore took emergency responders longer than normal to respond.

While he was on the phone with emergency personnel, Jones rendered aid and performed CPR on his friend until emergency personnel arrived. However, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

STPSO detectives learned Jones was aware his friend was not wearing “hunter’s orange” and he did not know his friend’s location when he fired his gun at the hog.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is also looking into possible violations.

Obituary

Ronnie Gaines
August 15, 1959 - November 11, 2018

Obituary

Ray Herbert Breland
July 12, 1923 - November 9, 2018

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