May 25, 2019

Obituary

Georgette W. Fournet
March 23, 1938 - May 24, 2019

Causeway Police Officer Convicted of Malfeasance and Guns Theft

District Attorney Warren Montgomery and the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission
announce that a St. Tammany Parish jury found William “Billy” Jones, Jr. (46) guilty Thursday (May 23, 2019) of malfeasance in office and two counts of theft of a firearm.

“Mr. Jones held one of the most trusted positions in law enforcement, safeguarding the evidence seized during arrests,” Montgomery said. “This was a betrayal of that trust. But I congratulate the honest law enforcement officers and Assistant District Attorney Jessica Brewster, who uncovered this crime, and Assistant District Attorneys Angelina Valuri and Holly McGinness, who delivered justice.”

Brewster, who oversees the Assets and Forfeitures Division of the District Attorney’s Office, testified during the trial that a defense attorney in another case contacted her in November 2016 to inquire about $6,300 in cash that the Causeway Police had seized six months earlier. State law requires law enforcement agencies to notify the District Attorney’s Office within 10 days of a seizure. But Brewster said she had not been notified of that seizure, and when she attempted to contact Jones, he avoided her calls, emails, and text messages. After several unsuccessful attempts to reach Jones, Brewster contacted the Causeway Police, and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was brought in to investigate.

The investigation also uncovered missing cocaine. Investigators recorded a confession from Jones, but he testified during the trial that the confession was a lie.

Jones was also found to have stolen seized guns. Jones, a law enforcement officer for 25 years, was wearing his uniform when he sold the guns to a Washington Parish convenience store owner.

The jury deliberated for a little over an hour before finding Jones guilty. District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux set Jones’s sentencing date for June 13. Jones, who was fired from the Causeway Police Department, faces up to 5 years in prison for malfeasance in office and up to 10 years in prison for the firearms theft. Each count of the firearms theft carries a mandatory minimum of two years.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the trial and conviction of Billy Jones,” Causeway Police Chief Nick A. Congemi said. “Our officers displayed great professionalism in bringing one of their own to justice.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 24, 2019

John Riley was booked In From Court
Jeffery Jarrell was booked on the charges of Accessory After the Fact and Failure to Appear
Heather Tolbert was booked In From Court
Rodney London was booked In From Court

Today in History for May 25th

May 24, 2019

Obituary

Jesse B. Weary
August 07, 1947 - May 18, 2019

Bogus Bomb Threat at Franklinton High Gets Prompt Reaction

On Friday, May 24, 2019 at approximately 08:30 am, the Franklinton Police Department received
information relevant to a communicated bomb threat targeting Franklinton High School. No students were present on campus and all faculty members were evacuated to an alternate location. Law enforcement, fire and ems personnel cordoned off the area while investigators traced the source of the initial threat.

It was concluded, a text message was sent from a student in Franklinton, North Carolina to his/her father stating there was an active shooter at their school. The father in turn, inadvertently contacted the school board office in Franklinton, Louisiana and relayed the information as a bomb threat. It was further determined through communication and investigations in Franklinton, North Carolina, the threat was not viable.

The response to the information by our local agencies was decisive and immediate. Having trained extensively throughout the past school year contributed significantly to the success and coordination between multiple agencies.

Chief Justin Brown commends the prompt action by members of the Franklinton Police Department, Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Franklinton Fire Department, Northshore EMS, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Probation and Parole and Washington Parish Office of Homeland Security.

Obituary

Johnny Earl Sandifer
November 28, 1947 - May 22, 2019

Obituary

Ed Newman
February 12, 1943 - May 24, 2019

Obituary

Melissa Jackson Stubbs
May 27, 1964 - May 23, 2019

Troopers Investigate Fatal Crash Near Pearl River

On Thursday May 23, 2019 at approximately 2:45 PM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L
responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 1090 (Military Rd.) at Forest Ridge Drive in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 70 year-old Daniel James Wehr of Slidell.

Troopers determined that as Wehr was riding a 2019 Slingshot Motorcycle [3-wheeled, open-air roadster] northbound on LA 1090 approaching Forrest Ridge Drive, his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Wehr was wearing a DOT approved helmet; however, he was not wearing the equipped seat-belt. Wehr sustained fatal injuries in the crash. He was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 23, 2019

Justin Brumfield was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, No Seat Belt, and Drivers License Not on Person
Joshua Murray was booked on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500 and Simple Battery
Kenny Moses was booked on the charges of Aggravated Assault, Disturbing the Peace, Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden, Disturbing the Peace/Domestic Violence, and Criminal Damage
Lamontae Roberts was booked on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500 and Simple Battery
Anthony Beaudette was booked on the charge of Aggravated Battery
Karl Miller was booked on the charges of Stalking, Disturbing the Peace, and Careless Operation
Kacie Kihneman was booked on the charges of Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear
Ryan Jefferson was booked on the charges of Simple Burglary (7 counts) and Theft of a Motor Vehicle 1000 to 5000
Cassidus Martinez was booked on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Jonathon Becnel was booked on the charges of Home Invasion and 1st Degree Rape
Alesha Shamberger was booked on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Brooklyn Magee was booked on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Dana Williams was booked on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)

Today in History for May 24th

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May 23, 2019

City of Bogalusa Landfill Debt Continues to Grow

In an audit report of the Choctaw Road Landfill, the firm of Kushner LaGraize, LLC reported that the
City of Bogalusa's millage dedicated to funding their share of the Choctaw Road Landfill operations is not adequate. The outstanding balances owed by the City of Bogalusa consists of $401,482, $578,169, $799,974 and $356,321 from the years 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, respectively. As of December 31, 2018, the balance due from the City of Bogalusa was $2,135,946.

Click here for the full audit report

The Washington Parish Government and the City of Bogalusa are partners in the Choctaw Road Landfill that was opened in July of 1989. The agreed upon percentages for sharing of costs were 58.1% for the Parish Government and 41.9% for the City. Washington Parish Government is the "managing partner" and is responsible for the day to day operations.

Washington Parish Government gets its funding for the landfill from a 0.67% sales tax imposed parish wide, excluding the City of Bogalusa. The sales tax is for an indefinite period, and generates annual revenue of approximately $ 1,850,000. Bogalusa gets its funding from a 5-mill ad valorem tax. The tax expires in October of 2021 and generates annual revenue of approximately $366,000.

The City of Bogaiusa has experienced financial and economic challenges in managing the City's operations. Two major consequences have been (1) under-funding of the City of Bogalusa Employee’s Retirement System (with a net pension liability of more than $22 million) and (2) under-funding of the City of Bogalusa's share of the Choctaw Road Landfill (with a net liability of over $2.1 million).

On February 18, 2019, the Fiscal Review Committee of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor recommended the City for management by a court appointed administrator but it has not happened yet. On May 16, 2019, the State Bond Commission was advised that steps are being taken to complete the process but that no fiscal administrator had been appointed.

With regard to the landfill issue, several meetings were held during 2018 between parish and city officials and outside interested parties. However, a formal resolution has not been reached. It was reported that discussions of a debt for equity exchange for the City of Bogalusa and a corresponding operating agreement are being considered.

Obituary

Blakely Anne Mizell
December 19, 2015 - May 20, 2019

Slidell Man Indicted in Rape and Sexual Battery of Juvenile

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Donald
Phillip Boyle (66) of Slidell Wednesday (May 22, 2019) on first degree rape and sexual battery of a victim under 13 years old.

Boyle is accused of raping and having inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile boy who had been left in his care temporarily.

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

Tow Truck Driver Guilty of Sexual Battery of Three Women

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dale Boudreaux,
Jr. (53) of Covington guilty of three counts of sexual battery for three separate incidents, involving women he was assisting as a tow truck driver in Covington and Mandeville. District Judge William Knight set Boudreaux’s sentencing for June 10, 2019. Boudreaux faces up to 10 years in prison on each sexual battery count, and he will have to register as a sex offender.

During the one-day trial on Tuesday (May 21, 2019), three victims testified that on different occasions between June and October 2014, Boudreaux was called to assist them with towing a vehicle, but he took advantage of their vulnerability and touched them sexually without their permission. In one instance, he tried unsuccessfully to force the victim to perform oral sex on him. Boudreaux testified in his own defense, denying all of the allegations.

Assistant District Attorney William Macke, who prosecuted the case, told jurors this case was a matter of who they believed. The jury deliberated about one hour before finding Boudreaux guilty. Assistant District Attorney Sharry Scott assisted with the prosecution.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 22, 2019

Christopher Holmes was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Jumetrus Bearden was booked on the charges of Improper Equipment, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Marijuana, and Failure to Appear
Cardereus Carter was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Darrell Jarrell was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court
Alvester Thomas was booked In From Court

Today in History for May 23rd

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May 22, 2019

Obituary

Patrick Lloyd Corkern
June 9, 1945 - May 22, 2019

Bogalusa Strong Celebrates Anniversary May 28th – Join Them

Come join Bogalusa Strong to celebrate their one year anniversary on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from
12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Bogalusa Country Club. Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette will present “A Celebration of Hope” and OLOAH VP of Mission Integration Derek Covert's presentation will be “Vision for the Future & Community Input”.

The lunch meeting menu includes Smoked Chicken or Baked Catfish, Salad Bar,
Choice of Healthy Sides, and Fruit Delight Dessert – all for $10.00. FYI the Bogalusa Country Club dining services are under new management-Golden Pear Restaurant.

Cancer Survivor Event is Thursday, May 23rd at YMCA


Slidell Man Gets 38 Years For Robbing Two Elderly Men

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Jonathan J. Gabriel (42) of Slidell pleaded
guilty Tuesday (May 21, 2019) to two counts of armed robbery with a firearm and theft of a motor vehicle for robbing two elderly men last December. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Gabriel to 38 years without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence on each armed robbery charge and five years for the vehicle theft. All sentences are to be served at the same time.

The first robbery occurred on December 13, 2018, when Gabriel, wearing a mask, entered the trailer of a 75-year-old man in Lacombe, pointed a gun at him, and demanded money and guns. Gabriel pushed the victim into his bedroom and took cash, pills, and a 22-caliber revolver.

A couple of hours later, Gabriel knocked on the apartment door of a 92-year-old man, a World War II veteran, in Slidell. Gabriel pushed the gun into the victim’s stomach and escorted him through the apartment in search of valuables. Gabriel took prescription pills, cash, a watch, cell phone, and the victim’s vehicle before fleeing
.
An investigation by the Slidell Police Department identified Gabriel as a suspect and, when they searched Gabriel’s residence, officers found items belonging to both victims. Gabriel ultimately gave a statement, admitting to the robberies, claiming he was under the influence of drugs.

Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair, who prosecuted the case, had selected a jury for Gabriel’s trial, which was set to begin Tuesday, when Gabriel pleaded guilty. The 75-year-old victim passed away prior to trial, but the 92-year-old veteran was present for the guilty plea and was happy with the outcome.

Video: Lab Renovation at Riverside Medical Center

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Riverside Medical Center provides patients the highest level of quality care from qualified staff in a safe and compassionate environment.

STPSO Report: Drug Trafficking Conspirators Arrested

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force and troopers from Louisiana State Police Region I Narcotics concluded a lengthy investigation Wednesday (May 22, 2019) with numerous search warrants and arrests being made related to a drug trafficking organization based out of Slidell.

Detectives and troopers reportedly identified the leaders of the organization as Jason Hotard and Kasey Johnson, along with their girlfriends Dawn Herbert and Turquoise Gillum. Also reportedly identified were 32 other individuals as being part of the drug trafficking organization. The organization was responsible for the distribution of heroin and other controlled dangerous substances in St. Tammany Parish, Orleans Parish and in south Mississippi.

Arrests warrants were issued for all parties known to be involved, and on Wednesday morning, search warrants were executed at 11 residential and business locations. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics provided resources and manpower to execute at least one search warrant in southern Mississippi.  The Louisiana Department of Corrections – Division of Probation and Parole in addition to The Department of Homeland Security (HSI) also assisted in executing arrest warrants.

The organization’s base of operation was reported to be Roussell Towing, a Slidell-area towing business, and that the leaders would use this business to store and package large quantities of heroin.  and distribute the heroin throughout St. Tammany Parish, Orleans Parish and south Mississippi. STPSO also reports that detectives and troopers uncovered a second business associated with this drug trafficking organization. That business, Aariel Recovery, was advertised as a substance abuse clinic and is co-owned by Herbert.

Lagniappe: WPSO Went Looking for One – Arrested Three

On Tuesday (May 21, 2019) Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol Sergeant Justin Blackwell and deputy Patrick Tomberlin were dispatched to Husser Road near Franklinton in an attempt to locate a felony fugitive from Livingston Parish. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office drug task force officers assisted. The wanted subject was located and taken into custody.
Medhat Amon Alhashimi (29), a resident of Hwy 450 near Franklinton, remains in the Washington Parish Jail until picked up by Livingston Parish law enforcement officers. Alhashimi has been in the Washington Parish Jail several previous times beginning with a May 2009 arrest. Previous charges include unauthorized use of a moveable, issuing worthless checks, possession of stolen property, drug charges, several theft charges and several charges of failure to appear in court.

While at the scene, officers also identified and arrested two other persons who had outstanding warrants in Washington Parish. Megan Hall (31), a resident of Dave Thomas Road in Angie and Michael A. Ellis (30), a resident of Jim Edwards Road in Mt. Hermon were transported to the Washington Parish Jail.

“Lagniappe is what we call it in Louisiana,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “Our officers went out to arrest a fugitive and discovered two other individuals with outstanding warrants. Good job! I am pleased we were able to assist Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard by locating and arresting Alhashimi. We always enjoy our cooperative partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies.”

Wrong Time – Wrong Place – Now in Jail

Travis A. Beauvais (33), a resident of Chess Bankston Road in Mt. Hermon, was arrested

Tuesday (May 21, 2019) on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. As Bankston approached the intersection of Highways 25 and 10, he was recognized by a member of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force who was aware of the outstanding warrant.

Beauvais was stopped, arrested and transported to the Washington Parish Jail. He remains in jail with his bond set at $1,000.

“This is another good example of pro-active law enforcement,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “I don’t know why Mr. Beauvais was in contempt of court, but hopefully this will be a lesson for him to always honor directives from a judge.”

Franklinton Man Jailed on Numerous Charges

On Monday (May 20, 2019) the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Jermaine Detron Anders (28), a resident of Annie David Road, on charges  including the possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated assault with a firearm, intimidating a witness and two counts of failure to appear in court.

Anders is no stranger to the Washington Parish Jail, having been incarcerated on five previous occasions beginning in December 2008. Previous charges were disturbing the peace, criminal damage to property, domestic abuse of a pregnant woman, and three counts of failure to appear in court. Anders remains in jail on his current charges, with his bond set at $2,350.

“Is it possible Mr. Anders likes our parish jail,” asked Sheriff Randy Seal. “There must be some attraction since he continues to return. Hopefully, one of these arrests will serve as a wake-up call for him to change his direction in life.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 21, 2019

Amanda Sumrall was booked on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Theft Less Than 1000
Kelly Long was booked on the charges of Battery of a Dating Partner and Failure to Appear
Cornelius Kincaid was booked on the charge of Battery of a Dating Partner
Medhat Alhashimi was booked on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Travis Beauvais was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court
Darnell Brock was booked on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery (3rd Offense), Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment (2 counts), Home Invasion, Obstruction of Justice, Simple Battery, and Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Megan Hall was booked on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, Failure to Appear, and Contempt of Court (2 counts)
Michael Ellis was booked on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500 and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Lamar Brown was booked on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court

Obituary

Hilton “Lil Honey” Seal
January 14, 1931 - May 21, 2019

Today in History for May 22nd

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May 21, 2019

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Obituary

Jason Brian "Chunk" Moseley
December 27, 1976 - May 19, 2019

Riverside Medical Center Community Stop the Bleed Class

Register today! Contact Britney Bell via phone at 985-795-4141 or via email at bbell@rmchospital.com.

Being a rural community these skills are extremely important in saving a life!

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 20, 2019

James Watts was booked on the charge of Second Degree Battery
Gregory Seal was booked on the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle 5000-25000
Jermaine Anders was booked on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Firearm, Intimidating of a Witness, Failure to Appear (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Tracy Wilson was booked on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Tommy Freeman was booked on the charge of Attachment
Curtis Martin was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear

Today in History for May 21st

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May 20, 2019

Amite Couple Pleads Guilty to Abusing Woman with Disabilities

Raylaine Knope (42) and Terry J. Knope, II (45) pleaded guilty today (May 20, 2019) in the Eastern
District of Louisiana to criminal civil rights charges arising from their abuse of an adult woman with cognitive disabilities. Both defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to obtain forced, unpaid household labor and services from the victim, who is identified only as “D.P.” Raylaine Knope also pleaded guilty to one count of forced labor and one count of misprision of a felony. Terry J. Knope II, also pleaded guilty to one count of violating D.P.’s federal Fair Housing Act rights, one count of a hate crime, and one count of misprision of a felony.

At the plea hearing, the defendants, who were married at the time of the offense, admitted that, between August 13, 2015, and June 30, 2016, in Amite, Louisiana, they conspired with each other and with other members of their family to obtain D.P.’s uncompensated household labor and services through a number of means, including by force, threats of force, and physical restraint.  Both defendants admitted that they forced D.P. to live in a locked backyard cage and to perform housework and yard work in exchange for food and water. The defendants admitted that they and their co-conspirators subjected D.P. to routine physical abuse, threats, and verbal and psychological abuse designed to ensure her continued compliance with the family’s orders. As examples of this abuse, the defendants admitted that Raylaine Knope once forced D.P. to eat D.P.’s deceased mother’s ashes, and Terry J. Knope II, intentionally burned D.P. with a cigarette lighter while another family member held D.P. in place so she could not escape. Raylaine Knope also admitted that she used this overarching abuse to obtain D.P.’s forced labor, and that she helped Terry J. Knope II, steal D.P.’s monthly federal disability benefits. Terry Knope further admitted that, because of D.P.’s disability, he forced D.P. to live in the locked backyard cage and shot her with a B.B. gun at close range, and that he also helped others produce methamphetamine on his property. 

Help STPSO Find These Runaway Teens


Obituary

George Lawerence Thompson
January 24, 1947 - May 16, 2019

Obituary

Amber Michelle Hawk
November 04, 1994 - May 19, 2019

Teen Gets Life For Shooting Death of Stepfather

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Daniel T. Hamilton (19) was sentenced
Monday (May 20, 2019) to life in prison for second degree murder for shooting his stepfather to death in their Covington home in 2016. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher ordered that the sentence be served with the possibility of parole, based on new sentencing guidelines for offenders who were juveniles at the time of the crime.

“This was a heinous crime that was especially shocking because of the defendant’s age and relationship to the victim,” District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. “I am proud that my Assistant District Attorneys obtained justice on behalf of the victim’s family members. I hope they are now able to close this painful chapter of their lives.”

Zaunbrecher also sentenced Hamilton to 20 years in prison for each of two counts of solicitation for murder for planning to have the victim’s brother and sister-in-law killed. Hamilton was angry at the couple at the time because they had requested a revocation of his pre-trial bond after he was found in possession of a firearm in another parish. Zaunbrecher ordered one of the 20-year sentences to be served consecutive to the murder sentence; the other 20-year-sentence is to be served at the same time that Hamilton is serving the murder sentence.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 19, 2019

Curtis Chatman was booked on the charge of Simple Battery of Infirm
Sarah Harris was booked on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Ricky Myers was booked on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated
William McCrory was booked on the charges of No MVI, Driving Under Suspension, Proper Equipment Required, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attachment (2 counts)

Camper Trailer Fire in Mt. Hermon Claims One Life

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshall reported yesterday that their deputies are investigating a fire involving one death on Tate Road in Mt. Hermon.

Washington Parish Fire District #9 firefighters responded to a camper trailer fire call in the 39000 block of Tate Road in Mt. Hermon around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night.

One victim was discovered on the scene.

This investigation is on-going and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Homicide Suspect from Slidell Being Sought

The investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office into an apparent homicide in the Slidell
has resulted in arrest warrants being issued for the arrest of Jules Johnson (30) of Slidell.  The warrants are for Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jules Johnson is asked to call the STPSO at (985)898-2338 or contact Detective Crabtree at (985)726-7839.

Sunday morning (May 19, 2019) shortly before 1:30 a.m., STPSO deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a business off of Salmen Street near Slidell. Deputies located a victim with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Today in History for May 20th

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May 19, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings May 17-18, 2019

Michael Branch was booked on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Sonja Vaughan was booked on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300 and Failure to Appear
Gage O'Keefe was booked on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Kamaurie Hart was booked on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Dayon Dyson was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Improper Lane Usage, Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Cultivation or Production of Marijuana, Improper Turn/Accident, Expired License Plate, No Proof of Insurance, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Open Container in Vehicle
La Terek Toomer was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Tyson Smith was booked on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault, and Contempt of Court
Bobby Sartin was booked on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold

Today in History for May 19th