July 19, 2018

Obituary

Willie Clarance Thompson, Jr.
April 12, 1950 - July 15, 2018

Obituary

Janis Lee Holmes
February 22, 1954 - July 12, 2018

Obituary

Dorothy McCain Sumrall
March 26, 1932 - July 18, 2018

Obituary

Allen Jay DeDon
December 9, 2004 - July 18, 2018

Talk - They Hear You

Talk - They Hear You from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Franklinton Resident Sentenced in Federal Drug Case

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Dominique Wise (32) of Franklinton was sentenced Wednesday (July 18, 2018) after having pled guilty to misprision of a felony, stemming from a September 27, 2015 traffic stop in Kenner, during which police seized one-half kilogram of powder cocaine from the floorboard of her car.
U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced Wise to 3 years probation.
Derrick Wilson (34) of Franklinton had pled guilty on July 12, 2018 to  conspiring to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride in the same incident. Wilson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000 and at least three years of supervised release when sentenced.

Obituary

Carolyn Jenkins Sharp
January 24, 1949 - July 14, 2018

Obituary

Beth Passman
October 13, 1961 - July 16, 2018

Franklinton Man Charged With Stalking and Other Offenses

Wednesday night (July 18, 2018), Franklinton Police Officers responded to a trespassing complaint in the 1900 block of Washington Street and found Robert Dustin Jenkins (37) of Franklinton in a vehicle.
Officers determined that Jenkins had violated a protective order by going to the residence and had contacted the victim several times also in violation of the order. Officers also located a firearm in Jenkins' vehicle.
Jenkins was arrested and charged with violation of Protective Order, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, stalking and remaining after forbidden.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for July 18, 2018

Latansha Brown was booked 07/18 on the charges of Theft 1000 or More But Less Than 5000, Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Info, Failure to Appear, and Injuring Public Records
Terry Watson was booked 07/18 In From Court
Summer Pounds was booked 07/18 In From Court
Tammy McMillan Pierre was booked 07/18 on the charges of No Taillight, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting an Officer, Proper Equipment Required, Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100, and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Carl Earthly was booked 07/18 on the charges of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Marteisha Lucas was booked 07/18 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Fighting, Criminal Damage to Property, and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Ruby Smith was booked 07/18 on the charge of Careless Operation
Tushanna Boaz was booked 07/18 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage, Attempted Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Cyberstalking
Clayton Branch was booked 07/18 on the charge of Carnal Knowledge of Juvenile
Michael Mayfield was booked 07/18 In For Court
Ryan Crain was booked 07/18 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Theft 1000 or More But Less Than 5000

Today in History for July 19th

AP NEWSMINUTE FOR the Morning of July 19, 2018

July 18, 2018

Obituary

Edna Parham Jones
May 28, 1926 - July 17, 2018

Bogalusa Council Met Tuesday, July 17th

In addition to handling routine matters at their meeting on Tuesday (July 17, 2018, the Bogalusa City Council received information and an ultimatum from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor (Click here for separate article and video), received the 2017 audit report from Robert Neilson, received reports related to the one year anniversary of a smoke free Bogalusa, heard from residents with concerns and issues and received a report from Mayor Wendy Perrette.

Watch the video on our Government Meetings page.


Candidates Qualifying for Washington Parish Offices on July 18, 2018

The Washington Parish Clerk of Court records indicate the following persons qualified on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Washington Parish Council District 5         : Mike Garic and Randy Thomas
Washington Parish School Board District 1: Daniel Slocum
Washington Parish School Board District 3: Bruce Brown
Washington Parish School Board District 4: Kendall McKenzie
Washington Parish School Board District 5: Robert Boone
Washington Parish School Board District 6: Dewitt Perry
Washington Parish School Board District 8: Matthew Tate
Washington Parish School Board District 9: Lesley McKinley
Bogalusa School Board District 1               : Paul Kates
Bogalusa School Board District 2               : Eleanor Duke
Bogalusa School Board District 3               : Justin Arnold and Willie Breaux
Bogalusa School Board District 4               : Travis Houston
Bogalusa School Board District 5               : Curtis Creel
Bogalusa School Board District 6               : Richard Killingsworth
Bogalusa School Board District 7               : Dustin Mitchell and Brad Williams
City of Bogalusa Mayor                              : Brian McCree and Doug Ritchie
City of Bogalusa City Prosecutor                : David Merlin Duke
City of Bogalusa Councilman at Large       : Scott Ard
City of Bogalusa Councilman District A    : Alexis Keys
City of Bogalusa Councilman District B    : Danielle Magee-Keys
City of Bogalusa Councilman District E    : Mark Irvine and John Richard McNabb

Record Amount of Fentanyl Seized From Tangipahoa Parish Residence

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports today (July 18, 2018) that the TPSO, along with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hammond Police Department, and the DEA,were able to disrupt what was potentially lethal amounts of prescription Fentanyl from reaching the streets.

On Wednesday July 11, 2018, an investigation began into allegations of a local resident planning to distribute a large quantity of pharmaceutical grade Fentanyl that was allegedly being stored at a residence on South 3rd Street in Ponchatoula occupied by two adult males and one juvenile.

On July 12, 2018, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant at the Ponchatoula residence. As a result, what they found inside was astonishing - over 750 SUBSYS sublingual Fentanyl pumps and nearly 11 thermal Fentanyl patches.

Detectives learned that the Fentanyl was actually prescribed to one of the residents due to a previous back surgery. The resident was treated at a pain management clinic and had received cases of prescription Fentanyl patches and the pumps by mail for two years.The subject stated he never received any notice in regards to this prescription from the pain management doctor and didn’t think it to be illegal.

Detectives also found open and unopened packages of prescription Fentanyl in the bedroom of the second male resident, 32-year-old Daniel McCann. McCann was charged with theft and possession with the intent to distribute CDS II.

At this time, no other arrests have been made pending a federal investigation into the incident.  The juvenile was subsequently placed into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services.

As detectives continue to investigate the incident, it has been learned that SUBSYS sublingual Fentanyl pumps prescribed to patients are strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration “F.D.A.” and are only to be prescribed to an  individual who is diagnosed with certain types of cancer.

"When you take that much fentanyl from a residence or off street you are saving lives," says Edwards. The joint efforts between the local and federal law enforcement agencies in this investigation have single handedly affected countless lives by removing this product from being a potential threat or from being distributed throughout our community.  Fentanyl, a deadly opioid, is typically prescribed to treat acute pain. It is a synthetic opioid 30-50 times more potent than heroin and 50-100 times more potent than morphine. Two milligrams is enough to be a lethal dose for most people.

Will the City of Bogalusa Continue Governing Itself?

At the invitation of Mayor Wendy Perrette, representatives from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office spoke to the Bogalusa Council Tuesday (July 17, 2018). Bradley Cryer, Assistant Legislative Auditor and Director of Local Government Audit Services, informed the Council of the very real possibility that the City would be placed under a fiscal administrator. 

Cryer said the City is not the worst city in Louisiana with regard to repeat audit findings; it is the second worst. The City is in the category of being financial unstable and, therefore, subject to financial administration.

What would this mean? The City would lose State of Louisiana funding, personnel and services would be cut, the mayor and council would be removed from decision-making positions by a judge, and an appointed fiscal administrator would come in to make all decisions.

At issue is not the City's operational budget or management by the current administration. As revealed by Auditor Robert Neilson, the City is operating in the black, with more revenue than expenses. And, some $400,000 in expenditures were cut in 2017. The problems are issues that date back many years, issues that the Mayor advises she needs cooperation from the Council to address. Getting the facts from the Office of the LLA and being given a deadline to act may indeed spur action.

The City has until September 30, 2018 to provide a firm corrective action plan.

Re City of Bogalusa Fiscal Crisis July 17 2018 from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings for July 16-17, 2018

Jamar K. McGowan was booked 07/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Troy A. Autin was booked 07/16 on the charge of Theft
Carl R. Earthly was booked 07/17 on the charges of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Possession or Carrying a Weapon by a Convicted Felon
Paul L. Ard was booked 07/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Joshua R. Hicks was booked 07/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Tammy W. Pierre was booked 07/17 on the charges of No Tail Lamps, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting an Officer, and Headlamp Restrictions
Joseph C. Garner was booked 07/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Theodore Moses III was booked 07/17 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for July 17, 2018

David Gubert was booked 07/17 on the charges of Open Container in Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Timothy Brumfield was booked 07/17 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold and Failure to Appear
Alex Foster was booked 07/17 on the charges of Forgery and Possession of Stolen Property
Tabitha Roberts was booked 07/17 In From Court
Hunter Coats was booked 07/17 In From Court
Shelly Robichaux was booked 07/17 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
William Bennett was booked 07/17 In For Court
Rickey Nelson was booked 07/17 In For Court
James Butler was booked 07/17 In For Court

Today in History for July 18th

Armed Robbery Suspects Sought in Pike and Walthall Counties

The Walthall County Sheriff's Office and the Pike County Sheriff's Office are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the man and woman pictured below.

On July 15, 2018 around 6:00 am, the male suspect broke into a camp located at Walker's Cove, in Walthall County. The family inside of the residence was robbed at gunpoint. After the robbery, the suspects traveled to McComb, MS and used the robbery victims credit card.

On July 16, 2018 Pike County Deputies responded to a call on Conerly Drive about an elderly man that had been attacked by a man and woman at gunpoint. During the attack, the man was forced into and locked in a metal conex. The suspects then stole a 28 ft camper, pictured below, before fleeing the scene. The suspects in this case fit the description of the suspects in the Walthall County robbery.

In both cases, the suspects drove the same vehicle, a grey or tan colored Chevrolet pickup truck with a camper over the bed. These suspects are considered armed and dangerous and we ask the public to please not approach them, but to ONLY notify law enforcement.

Anyone with information on this crime, or any other crime, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-467-1878, the Walthall County Sheriff's Office at 601-876-3481 or Pike County Central Dispatch at 601-783-2323.

WPSO Looking for Shoplifter and Accomplice

The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two people wanted for questioning regarding a shoplifting incident at the Dollar General on Highway 21.
Criminal Patrol Sgt David Cupp responded to a theft by shoplifting incident on July 16, 2018. An investigation determined that a black male entered the store and took several items and left the store without paying. The clerk pursued the individual into the parking lot where he left in a black ford suv driven by a black female.
“Help us bring justice to these two individuals. I urge anyone with information about the suspects' identities to call the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-839-3434.” said Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal.

July 17, 2018

**UPDATE** Stolen Tricycle Recovered

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning (July 17, 2018), an anonymous citizen dropped off the stolen tricycle that belonged to 12 year-old girl with special needs to the Slidell Police Department.  (Read the original story here) The citizen, who was in no way involved with the theft, was able to convince the thief to surrender the bike. The investigation is still on-going.

The license plate and flag are still missing, but Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal is committed to replacing the stolen items. Chief Fandal says, “We are extremely happy to have the bike returned. Everything else is secondary at this point, but we will still be pushing forward with this investigation.”

Yesterday, hundreds of people and businesses from all over the New Orleans Metro area were willing to donate money to replace the stolen bike.


Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in Shoplifting Case

Proactive policing and an alert deputy resulted in the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office clearing
two shoplifting cases last week.
A driver, stopped for speeding on I-12 on July 10, 2018, provided a fake name. However, the driver was ultimately identified as Shabrelle Deanne Gay (28) of Oklahoma City. Gay was jailed on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Resisting Arrest, and Speeding. But things did not end there for Gay.
The deputy observed several items of children’s clothing, all new and with price tags, inside Gay’s vehicle. An investigation identified Gay as a suspect in a shoplifting case in which a female had entered a Covington-area business on July 9, 2018 and fled with several hundred dollars’ worth of children’s clothing. Gay was connected to the incident after reviewing surveillance video. She was also linked to a second shoplifting case that occurred at a nearby store on the same day.
Gay was re-booked on two counts of Theft of Goods $500-$1,500.

Bogalusa Community Family Bike Ride is August 3rd


One in Custody – One Sought After Stolen Truck Crashes in Slidell

One suspect is in custody after fleeing from Slidell Police Officers in a stolen truck. The suspect crashed at the corner of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and ran into multiple cars. A second suspect, only described as a black male, is being sought. No identities of the suspects have been released.
Slidell Police asks residents to remain vigilant and call 911 about any suspicious activity or persons.

Obituary

Lucille Jarrell Wall
July 27, 1936 - July 13, 2018

Today in History for July 17th

July 16, 2018

Child with Special Needs has Custom Tricycle Stolen


Slidell Police are asking the public for help in locating a custom tricycle, which was stolen from a 12-year-old girl with special needs. The Amtryke (brand) tricycle, which was built specifically to the 12-year-old girl’s body dimensions, was red in color and had a small license plate with the name “Adara” adhered to the back of it. The value of the tricycle is estimated to be over $2,000.

Early Sunday morning (July 16), the victim’s father was preparing to take his family camping when he discovered someone had stolen his daughter’s custom tricycle from a storage unit, located at 1373 West Lindberg Drive. The tricycle was secured to the back of a trailer, and covered with a grey and silver tarp, which was also stolen.

Slidell Police are asking anyone with information to call 985-646-6181, or contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


Obituary

Rebecca Kay Forman
November 29, 1946 - July 14, 2018

Obituary

Winnie Seal Williams
December 4, 1935 - July 15, 2018

Obituary

Patsy Forbes
October 30, 1936 - July 15, 2018

No Injuries in Magnolia's Amtrak Crash

Source: Stetson Payne and Matt Williamson |http://www.enterprise-journal.com
No one was injured after a southbound Amtrak train, with 204 passengers and 5 crew members, struck a pickup truck and camper trailer Sunday afternoon (July 15, 2018) in Magnolia.

A Ford F-150 pulling a camper westbound entered the Bay Street railroad crossing at 12:52 p.m. when the crossing gates lowered, catching the pickup on the tracks. The driver, the truck’s only occupant, jumped out and ran to the Handy Hardware store as the train hit. The impact tossed the truck’s battery and front bumper down the tracks and threw the truck into a track-side propane tank.
The crash damaged one propane line and caused a significant leak, but the gas did not ignite before a valve was closed. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the propane tanks belong to CN Railroad, which owns the tracks, and they are usually empty during the summer.

The Magnolia and McComb fire departments responded to the accident. A transportation safety board reconstruction team will visit the site Monday.

Collecting School Supplies for Franklinton Primary


July "Independence from Tobacco" Month Proclamation

Bogalusa Strong and the Mayor's Wellness Council proclaim July "Independence from Tobacco" month in recognition of Bogalusa's Tobacco Ordinance 1-Year Anniversary. You or someone you love can declare freedom from tobacco.
For information on FREE resources, call Outpatient Smoking Cessation Specialist, Debbie Durapau, at 985-730-7166, or click here. 


Bogalusa City Jail Bookings for July 12-15, 2018

Gregory D. Honaker was booked 07/12 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Cedric D. Payne was booked 07/12 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace and Entry or Remaining After Being Forbidden
Corey Webb was booked 07/13 on the charges of 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana, No Insurance,  Turning-Signal Required and a Fugitive from An Outside Agency
Omunnakwe Jackson was booked 07/13 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kevin Hartfield was booked 07/13 to Serve a Weekend Sentence from the Bogalusa City Court
Leroy Carroll was booked 07/13 to Serve a Weekend Sentence from the Bogalusa City Court
Laken Harris was booked 07/13 on the charges of Theft and Criminal Trespass
Logan Wheat was booked 07/-14 on the charges of 2 counts Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Barbara Collins was booked 07/15 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Improper Lane Usage


St. Tammany Meth Investigation Results in 29 Arrests

Since March 2018, the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force, along with the assistance of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Patrol Division, has conducted multiple narcotics related investigations in and around the areas of Pearl River, Hickory and Talisheek.
The STPSO Narcotics Task Force, which is composed of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Mandeville Police Department and Slidell Police Department, strategically collaborated with multiple sources of information, conducted countless hours of surveillance and interviewed numerous subjects to target the illegal use and distribution of methamphetamine.
These investigations revealed that the methamphetamine seized was not manufactured in St. Tammany Parish, but rather it is being brought in from foreign countries in large quantities.
“The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force has received positive feedback from the residents of these local communities,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Methamphetamine is a dangerous and addictive drug that destroys lives and families” he added.
So far, the investigations have netted 29 arrests, many of which included narcotics or weapons offenses.

McComb Burglary and Auto Theft Suspects in Custody

Crime Stoppers of South Central Mississippi reports the arrests of two following a night of burglaries and auto theft early Saturday morning (July 14, 2018). Arrested are Jasmin Jones and Eric Tredon Jerral (22) of Atlanta, Georgia.
Jones was arrested by the McComb Police Department before noon on July 14th after responding to a suspicious vehicle parked at the Camellia Motel in McComb. Jones was found sleeping behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet Impala. Officers recognized the vehicle as being the one reported in a previous burglary at “Love‘s Kwik Stop” and as the one stolen from “Mouse’s Auto Sales #2. Jones had checked into a room at the Camellia Motel shortly before 8 AM on July 14, 2018 accompanied by another black male driving a blue Dodge Caravan with Georgia plates. Officers attempted to make contact with the other occupant of the room and noticed large amounts of clothing from motel window. A search warrant was executed and most of the reported as stolen was recovered.
Jerral was located Sunday night (July 15, 2018) McComb Police Department officers driving a blue Dodge Caravan. He is reported to be on felony probation out of Dekalb County Georgia and is currently being held on misdemeanor Possession of Stolen Property charges by McComb Police Department.

Today in History for July 16th

AP NEWSMINUTE for the Morning of July 16, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for July 15, 2018

Autumn Bonnet was booked 07/15 on the charge of Probation Violation
Sarah Grady was booked 07/15 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS in Presence of Juvenile, Ran Stop Sign, and Child Restraint Violation (1st Offense)
Amira Steptoe was booked 07/15 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS in Presence of Juvenile, and Failure to Appear

July 15, 2018

Obituary

Mildred Emily Bridges
July 11, 1935 - July 13, 2018

Obituary

Charles E. Ladner
September 1, 1950 - July 14, 2018

Obituary

Elizabeth Julie Moreci
August 18, 1962 - July 13, 2018

Obituary

Agnes Marie Smith
June 7, 1942 - July 13, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for July 13, 2018

Whitney McNeese was booked 07/13 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstruction of Justice
Trevor Owens was booked 07/13 on the charge of Cruelty to Juvenile(s)
Corey Webb was booked 07/13 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), No Proof of Insurance, Failure to Use Turn Signal, and Attachment (2 counts)
Daryl Hubbard was booked 07/14 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information

Today in History for July 15th

July 13, 2018

Obituary

Tony Eugene Bowman
January 13, 1957 - July 12, 2018

Disrespecting the Flag? One Man's Message

Shea Penton to Lead the Washington Parish DA's Office

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces today (July 13 2018 that he has named Assistant District Attorney Shea Penton as Administrator of the Washington Parish Office.  “Shea was the right person for the job,” Montgomery said.  “He knows and loves the Washington Parish community, and I am confident he will serve it honorably in his new role.”
Penton grew up off William Peters Road in an area of Bogalusa known as Richardsontown, graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1990, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1994, and graduated the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson in 1997. Penton worked in private practice for two years, worked for stints at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and the Public Defender’s Office, and was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in 2003 in the Washington Parish Office. 
Penton replaces his mentor, the late Lewis Murray, III, who died suddenly in April. “He trained me to be an A.D.A.,” Penton said of Murray. “I watched him manage this office all these years. I still can’t bring myself to park in his spot.”

Saints Prize Package for 2 Raffle From the Bogalusa Chamber


Free Business Start-Up Workshop at NTCC August 1


Obituary

Mattie Elizabeth Mingo
August 28, 1918 - July 07, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for July 12, 2018

John Thompson was booked 07/12 In For Court
Michael Crosby was booked 07/12 on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Theft Less Than 1000
Chadwick Sandifer was booked 07/12 on the charge of Failure to Pay Fine
Canekia Robertson was booked 07/12 on the charge of Possession of Stolen Property
Reece Carroll was booked 07/12 on the charges of Probation Violation and Parole Violation
Ladarrius Carter was booked 07/12 In From Court

Today in History for July 13th

AP NEWSMINUTE FOR the Morning of July 13, 2018