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December 29, 2018

WPSO: Armed Robbery and Shooting Suspects In Custody

Three suspects in the Friday (December 28, 2018) morning armed robbery of the J and Z Quik Stop in Bogalusa and shooting of a store employee are in custody. Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley has announced that the suspects are in custody in Montgomery County, Alabama. The suspects arrested are Lance Rouse of Picayune, MS., Levi Lee (age 17) of Tylertown, MS., and Melisa M. Smith of Tylertown.


When WPSO Officers and Detectives arrived at the crime scene, they collected evidence and quickly identified the suspects. Video evidence reportedly shows that the store employee was outside the business doing his daily routine as the suspect vehicle pulled into the parking lot. Two armed suspects got out of the vehicle carrying shotguns and confronted the employee. An altercation occurred and the employee was shot with a shotgun blast. The suspects then walked past the wounded employee, went in the business and took cash and merchandise from the business and drove away.

Warrants were issued for Rouse, Lee, and Smith for Armed Robbery and Attempted First Degree Murder. The WPSO, along with the Pearl River County (MS) Sheriff's Office, learned the suspects' location in Pearl River County and started an area wide search for them. The suspects then took flight from the state of Mississippi, traveling through the state of Alabama.

Alabama law enforcement authorities were already on the look-out for the individuals and, as the subjects entered Montgomery County, Alabama, their Sheriff's Office attempted a traffic stop and a pursuit began that ended with spike strips being used to stop the vehicle. The subjects were arrested as fugitives from Washington Parish plus the charges they incurred in Alabama. Extradition proceedings will begin to return the suspects to Washington Parish to stand trial. (The victim who was shot in the armed robbery was listed in critical condition and, if he does not survive, new charges of First Degree Murder will be applied.)

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal commented, "I am so pleased these robbers are in custody. I give my heartfelt thanks to Sheriff David Allison and officers of the Pearl River County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Office as well as Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and officers of the Montgomery County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office. I give special heartfelt thanks to our wonderful Washington Parish Sheriff's Office detectives who were able to solve this crime quickly. Our officers exemplify the best that law enforcement has to offer and I am so honored to have them work for me. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the victim and his family. This was a heinous crime committed by very callous individuals who are now in custody where they belong. It is a mistake for any person to think he or she can commit any crime in Washington Parish and not feel the full force of our investigators who use all available resources to reach out to law enforcement agencies throughout Louisiana and other states."

December 28, 2018

Washington Parish President Signs State of Emergency Proclamation


Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 27, 2018

Ryan Fortenberry was booked 12/27 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, and Battery of a Corrrectional Facility Employee (2 counts)
Porsha Taylor was booked 12/27 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Kenneth Loper was booked 12/27 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Contempt of Court

Armed Robbery and Shooting Near Bogalusa/Suspects Sought

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley has advised that around 4:20 am this morning (December 28, 2018), a business, located on Hwy. 21 outside the city limits of Bogalusa, notified 911 of an armed robbery and shooting. The employee was shot and is now fighting for his life.

The victim is currently at University Medical Center in New Orleans. Video shows two possible females and a male suspect in a newer model light colored passenger car pull into the convenience store where an altercation with the employee ended in gunfire. 

There may be witnesses present during the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (985) 661-2024.


Obituary

Daphne Letitia Reeves
January 11, 1970 - December 25, 2018

Obituary

Terry Brooks
March 29, 1956 - December 18, 2018

Obituary

Carolyn Jean Butler-Wade
August 11, 1955 - December 18, 2018

Obituary

Tommy Brown
December 24, 2018

Obituary

David Leo Miller
May 31, 1950 - December 26, 2018

Obituary

Floy Jones Thomas
June 6, 1926 - December 26, 2018

Today in History for December 28th

AP Top Stories December 28, 2018 AM

December 27, 2018

Today in History for December 27th

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 26, 2018

Tiffany Thomas was booked 12/26 on the charge of Probation Violation
Justin Provost was booked 12/26 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Michael Cowart was booked 12/26 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Thomas Godbolt was booked 12/26 on the charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Ashley Taylor was booked 12/26 on the charge of Simple Criminal Damage to Property
Keaton Johnson was booked 12/26 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Tampering With Sign Identifying a Firearm-Free Zone, Vagrancy, Probation and Parole Hold, and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Ponchatoula Woman Dies After Tree Falls Through Roof

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the death of 58-year-old Ponchatoula resident,
Roxanne Kliebert.

Wednesday night (December 26, 2018) at approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Sisters Road about a victim being struck when a tree fell through the roof of a camper trailer. When deputies arrived, members of the volunteer Ponchatoula Fire Department were already on scene attempting to assist the victim.

However, Mrs. Kilebert was pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed that Mrs. Kliebert died instantly while in her sleep.

21-Year-Old Mandeville Man Dies in I-12 Crash

At approximately 6:20 PM on Wednesday (December 26, 2018), Troopers from Louisiana State
Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on I-12 westbound west of LA 1077 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of Joseph Michael Cherry (21) of Mandeville.

Troopers determined that the crash occurred as Cherry was driving westbound on I-12 in the right lane. Cherry’s vehicle veered right onto the shoulder and traveled down the grass embankment. After traveling down the embankment, Cherry’s vehicle partially overturned and crashed into a pine tree.

Despite being properly restrained, Cherry sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to North Oaks Health System by Acadian EMS. Cherry ultimately succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Impairment is not suspected as a contributing factor in this crash.

Obituary

Kay Stephenson Bell
November 27, 1942 - December 25, 2018

December 25, 2018

Obituary

Robert Earl Young
January 21, 1948 - December 21, 2018

Obituary

Kathy Lynn Blackburn
November 2, 1960 - December 22, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 22-24, 2018

Cricket Tarver was booked 12/22 on the charge of Simple Battery
Summer Simmons was booked 12/23 on the charges of Attachment and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
James James was booked 12/23 on the charge of Simple Assault
Eddie Evans was booked 12/24 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense), Obtaining Possession of CDS by Fraud, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dwight Wilson was booked 12/24 on the charges of No Turn Signals, License Plate Improper Lighting, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Attempting to Obtain CDS by Fraud, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attachment (4 counts)
Kevin Robertson was booked 12/24 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS (2 counts), Distribution of Schedule II Drugs (3 counts), Manufacture of Schedule II CDS, Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Schedule V Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Demarius Holmes was booked 12/24 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS (2 counts), Distribution of Schedule II CDS (3 counts), Manufacture of Schedule II CDS, Distribution of Schedule IV CDS, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Schedule V Drugs, Possession of Drug Parapheralia, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Trevell Graves was booked 12/24 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs (2 counts), Distribution of Schedule II CDS (3 counts), Manufacture of Schedule II CDS, Distribution of Schedule III CDS, Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Schedule V Drugs, Possession of Drug Parapherlia, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Benjamin Holmes was booked 12/24 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS (2 counts), Distribution of Schedule II CDS (4 counts), Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Schedule V Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Jamar McGowan was booked 12/24 on the charges of Failure to Use Turn Signal, Ran Stop Sign, Improper Turn, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), Possession of Schedule V Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Miranda Powe was booked 12/24 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions
Phillip Magee was booked 12/24 on the charge of Possession of Marijuana
Daquantas McGowan was booked 12/24 on the charge of Contempt of Court

Suspect Sought in Amite Shooting Death

On Sunday (December 23, 2018), close to midnight, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives
began investigating a shooting that occurred outside of the Mr. J's Lounge located on Bennett Road in Amite, Louisiana. Upon arrival, detectives located Larry Anthony Davis, Sr. (50) suffering from gunshot wound(s) and he was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

This death is reportedly the result of an altercation between Davis and Jerome Ricks (33), whose last known address is 1032 Deslonde Street New Orleans, Louisiana. During the altercation, Ricks is accused of brandishing a handgun and shooting Davis before fleeing the scene.

A warrant has been issued charging Ricks related to Second Degree Murder. TPSO reports that Ricks should be considered armed and dangerous, that Ricks has an extensive criminal history including weapons and narcotics charges, and that Ricks was last released on parole on October 29, 2018 for Armed Robbery.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of RICKS is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Sergeant Jacob Schwebel and Detective Terry Lane are the lead detectives on the case.

Mother and Son Murdered in Independence - Reward Offered

On Sunday (December 23, 2018), the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office began investigating a double
homicide of a mother and her son that occurred inside their residence near the corner of Fontana Road and Labruzza Lane in Independence. The tragic incident claimed the lives of Daytra Miller (42) and and Robert West, Jr. (13). The incident apparently occurred just prior to 911 when a call was made to 911 of shots fired. When deputies arrived, they located both victim’s inside the residence with fatal gunshot wounds. 

“Crime Stoppers has proven to be useful tool in these types of investigations, and we are hopeful that someone with relevant information will step up and help put those responsible for this horrific crime behind bars,” says Edwards. In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the TPSO is offering $2,500.00 for information leading us to a suspect or suspects. All callers remain anonymous. CRIME STOPPERS 800.554.5245.

TPSO Detective Dale Athmann is the lead investigator of the case.

December 22, 2018

Troopers Investigate Fatal Crossover Crash on I-10

Friday morning (December 21, 2018), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a
fatal crash on I-10 near Old Spanish Trail in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of Guy P. Charleville (64) of New Orleans.

Troopers determined that the crash occurred as 66-year-old Slidell resident David M. Picone was driving eastbound on I-10 in the center lane. Aaron Nathaniel Lee of Picayune, MS. was also eastbound on I-10 in the left lane. As Lee was passing Picone's vehicle, Picone merged into the left lane and struck Picone's vehicle, causing both vehicles to exit the roadway to the left. Picone’s vehicle traveled through the median and into the westbound lanes of I-10 where Picone's vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by 48-year-old Dena Kabala of Brigantine, NJ.

Charleville, a passenger in Picone's vehicle, was transported to Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore, where he ultimately succumbed injuries. Picone was transported to University Medical Center-New Orleans, where he was treated for moderate injuries. Kabala was also transported to University Medical Center-New Orleans, where she was treated for moderate injuries. Lee was uninjured in the crash.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 21, 2018

Misti Stewart was booked 12/21 on the charges of Theft 1000-5000 and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Tommy Wells was booked 12/21 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Improper Lane Usage
Bruce Penton was booked 12/21 on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Robert Harrison was booked 12/21 on the charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Latoya Jackson was booked 12/2 on the charges of Telephone Harassment/Obscene, Protective Order Violation, an Overtaking and Passing School Buses
Rodrick Jones was booked 12/21 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts)

Today in History for December 22nd

December 21, 2018

Obituary

Laura Lee
December 12, 1949 - December 16, 2018

Obituary

Harbert Irvine
January 21, 1934 - December 21, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 20, 2018

Ricky Lee was booked 12/20 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Amanda Buras was booked 12/20 on the charge of Probation Violation
Edward Pittman was booked 12/20 on the charges of Simple Assault, Simple Battery, and Failure to Appear
Latimore Thomas was booked 12/20 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Roderick Fields was booked 12/20 on the charge of Failure to Pay Fine
Joseph White was booked 12/20 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Obituary

Oscar Clarence Watterson
March 13, 1944 - December 18, 2018

Obituary

Mary Frances Morris Byrd
January 01, 1923 - December 19, 2018

Today in History for December 21st

AP Top Stories December 21, 2018 AM

December 20, 2018

Malinda White Named 2018 Rural Legislator of the Year

Louisiana Rural Health Association Press Release
The Rural Health Legislator of the Year Award recognizes a Louisiana Legislator for outstanding leadership in promoting legislation to benefit access to quality care in rural communities. Factors taken into consideration include the wisdom and foresight in dealing with rural issues and the demonstrated leadership in addressing the healthcare needs of rural and under-served communities throughout Louisiana. The LRHA is honored to name Representative Malinda White (District 75) as the 2018 Rural Legislator of the Year.
Rep. White is a passionate, caring, dedicated leader who truly has an unwavering desire to advocate for the residents of District 75 to improve their holistic health and quality of life. She is an outspoken voice for quality healthcare as well as for behavioral and emotional health needs, especially associated with the unprecedented drug epidemic in her district.

Obituary

Linda Kay Davis
April 25, 1954 - December 19, 2018

Bogalusa Woman Arrested for Arson

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, in collaboration with the Bogalusa Police Department,
arrested Lisa Davis-Jefferson (43) of Bogalusa Tuesday (December 18, 2018) for setting the house she was evicted from on fire.

Monday afternoon (December 18, 2018), the Bogalusa Fire Department contacted the State Fire Marshall's Office to assist with determining the origin and cause of a residential structure fire in the 1000 block of South Dauphine Street. Investigators determined the fire started in the home’s living room and was intentionally set. Following an assessment and collection of evidence, and gathering several witness statements, an arrest warrant was issued for Davis-Jefferson, who had already been taken into custody by BPD for questioning in the case.

She was later booked into the Washington Parish Jail on one count of Simple Arson.

Bogalusa Council Meeting Sees Both "Naughty and Nice"

The last Bogalusa City Council meeting of 2018, and the last meeting for five of the seven current members, was another "marathon" meeting that lasted over two hours. The meeting was well-attended and saw good public participation. The Council took care of business in a deliberate fashion. The meeting also included well-wishes for the season and positive reflections from Council Members about service to the City and serving with one another. However, the meeting saw more than its fair share of animosity.

The Council addressed routine matters but controversy erupted over fiscal matters and over the ordinance to amend rules related to the use of the parks and the commission overseeing the parks.

  • a resolution providing for canvassing and declaring results of the December 8, 2018 election was approved.
  • an ordinance was introduced to accept the low bid for self-contained breathing apparatus for the Fire Department. (A Public Hearing and vote will be held on this ordinance at the next meeting)
  • an ordinance was introduced to approved and adopt the 2019 budget. (A Public Hearing and vote will be held on this ordinance at the next meeting)
  • an ordinance was introduced to provide sanctions to compel attendance by Council members. (A Public Hearing and vote will be held on this ordinance at the next meeting)
  • A Public Hearing and Council vote was held on the ordinance to amend the 2018 budget. Go to part 1 of the video below (beginning at 9:16 - 25:30) to view and hear the introduction, discussion, and controversy related to amending the 2018 budget. Council Member and President Gloria Kates took issue with variances between the budget and actual expenditures and charged that she had received no response to her questions. Finance Director Smith and Mayor Perrette insisted that Kates' questions had not been received. Lengthy contentious comments and discussions followed. Ultimately, the Council voted to approve the amended budget by a vote of six to one (Kates voted "Nay").
  • A Public Hearing and Council vote was held on the ordinance to amend and re-enact Chapter 13 of the Bogalusa City Code Parks and Recreation to provide Rules for the Parks and Recreation Commission and Rules and Regulations for the use of the Park and Enforcement by the Director of Parks and Recreation. Go to part 1 of the video below (beginning at 25:40 - 56:45) to view and hear the introduction, discussion, and controversy. Included in the lengthy hearing on the ordinance were issues regarding who would serve on the Commission's board, charges by Kates of lack of transparency by the Mayor, and charges by the Mayor of untrue rumours regarding this matter. Ultimately, the ordinace was approved with amendments (two amendments passed and one amendment failed).
  • Although not on the Agenda, a Public Hearing was held on an ordinance to amend the existing ordinance regulating food trucks in the City. Go to the part 2 of the video below (beginning 0:00 - 13:20) to view and hear the introduction and discussion of the ordinance. Ultimately, the Council again tabled the ordinance.

The Public Participation segment was both entertaining and controversial. (See part 2 of the video below beginning 13:30 - 31:50)

After Administrative remarks and a lengthy period of Council Discussion, the meeting concluded.

Obituary

Bonnie Jean Bridges McMillan
July 25, 1934 - December 19, 2018

Obituary

Elsie Branch Crain
December 29, 1923 - December 19, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 19, 2018

Adreane Kuhn was booked 12/19 In From Court
Steve Marshall was booked 12/19 In From Court
Ronald Graham was booked 12/19 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Joseph Easterling was booked 12/19 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Antonio Dillon was booked 12/19 on the charges of Home Invasion, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault/Child Endangerment (2 counts), Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information

Today in History for December 20th

AP Top Stories December 20, 2018 AM

December 19, 2018

Watch This Crash and Help Catch the Burglars



The Pike County MS. Sheriff's Office, Criminal Investigation's Division, is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the burglars of the 4-Way Quick Stop on HWY 44 E in Pricedale, MS.

The vehicle used in this crime was stolen from a business in Walthall County and was recovered shortly after the burglary by the Walthall County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-684-0033. You will be compensated if your tips lead to an arrest.




Burglars of Spring Creek Crossroads Store Near Kentwood Sought

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public's assistance with the investigation
of the burglary on December 6, 2018 of the Spring Creek Crossroads Grocery Store located on Hwy. 38 in Kentwood.

On December 6, 2018, at approximately 0315 hours, two subjects burglarized the Spring Creek Crossroads Grocery Store located on Hwy. 38 in Kentwood. Two persons entered through the front door at approximately 3:15 am and got away with liquor, cigarettes, cigars, and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first subject is described as a male, wearing a maroon hooded sweat shirt, dark colored pants, and black tennis shoes. The second subject is described as wearing a green sweat shirt with TRiO Alumni in yellow on the front, a light blue hood, dark colored mask, and black dress shoes.

Any one having any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-554-5245. Detective Terry Lane, is the lead investigation on this case (985-748-3337).

Livingston Work Release Inmate Arrested for Home Invasion in St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called Tuesday afternoon (December 18, 2018) to the
area of East Elm Street in Lacombe after a woman’s estranged husband forced his way into a residence where she and her child were staying.

Keith Bickham (35), an inmate being housed at a private work release facility operated by Lock5, LLC in Livingston Parish, is accused of forcing his way inside of the residence, pushing the victim to the floor, and following her to her place of employment before fleeing the area a short time later. STPSO deputies learned he had taken a pickup truck from his employer and driven to Lacombe.

With the cooperation of deputies from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bickham was taken into custody upon his return to Livingston Parish. The STPSO has placed a detainer on Bickham and upon being released from Livingston Parish, he will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the charges of Home Invasion and Domestic Violence Battery with Child Endangerment.

Missing Endangered Adult in St. Tammany Parish


Obituary

Jimmie Cothern
December 25, 1934 - December 15, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 18, 2018

Russell Scruggs was booked 12/18 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Adrian McGee was booked 12/18 on the charges of Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information, Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Theft Less Than 1000
Lisa Davis was booked 12/18 on the charge of Simple Arson

Man Robbed at Gunpoint Following “Online Date”

Heather Tuttle (32) of Slidell and Michael Smith (35) of Sumrall, MS.  have been arrested on warrants for Armed Robbery and Access Device Fraud following an armed robbery that occurred the morning of December 9, 2018 in the Slidell area. The 33-year-old victim told St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies he went to the area of Oak Harbor Boulevard to have breakfast with Tuttle, who he had met via an online dating site, but instead he ended up the victim of an armed robbery.


The victim told deputies, when Tuttle arrived for the “date,” she got in his vehicle and asked him to drive to a different location. While en route to the second location, Tuttle reportedly produced a gun and made the victim drive to the end of Harbor Drive, at which time Smith showed up in a second vehicle. Tuttle and Smith then reportedly took the victim’s cellphone, car and house keys and wallet, which included his driver’s license and credit and debit cards, and fled the area. The debit card was used at an area business and attempts were made at other locations in the Slidell and Picayune, MS areas.

On December 12, 2018, STPSO detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Tuttle and Smith. Smith was located December 12, 2018 at a family member’s residence in Picayune, MS. He was taken into custody, booked into Pearl River County Jail, and transported to St. Tammany Parish Jail on December 17, 2018. Tuttle was located in Slidell on December 17, 2018 and she too was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Help STPSO ID This Person to Solve Theft Case


Help STPSO Locate This Missing Pearl River Man


Today in History for December 19th

AP Top Stories December 19, 2018 AM

December 18, 2018

Obituary

Cynthia Allision Baker Anderson
July 22, 1936 - December 15, 2018

Obituary

J.W. "Dub" Magee
February 28, 1937 - December 14, 2018

Obituary

Levi Lewis, Jr.
March 26, 1976 - December 12, 2018

Obituary

Kurt Konrad Kundler
January 03, 1938 - December 17, 2018

Obituary

Thelma Munn
September 18, 1925 - December 18, 2018

Slidell Man Arrested for Home Invasion and Robbery of 92-Year-Old WWII Vet

Slidell Police arrested Jonathan Gabriel (41) of Slidell Monday (December 17, 2018) for the robbery
and home invasion of a 92-year-old World War II veteran.

Last Thursday evening (December 13, 2018), Slidell Police responded to a report of a home invasion at Lafittes Landing retirement community on Gause Blvd. in Slidell. The victim stated that a person knocked on his front door around 5:45 p.m. and, when the victim opened the door, the suspect brandished a firearm and forced his way into his home. The suspect robbed him of his cash, medications, and his car keys and then stole the war veteran’s 2006 black Chevrolet Malibu car, and fled the area.

Gabriel was identified from video surveillance and was located and arrested for an outstanding child support warrant while detectives continued to investigate the home invasion. The investigation linked Gabriel to the robbery and the victim's vehicle was located abandoned in Lacombe. Gabriel was then booked with Armed Robbery by use of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has also linked Gabriel to a similar robbery in the Lacombe area and Gabriel is facing separate charges from that incident.

UPDATE:
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Gabriel later on Monday (December 17, 2018) at the Slidell Police Department for the armed robbery that occurred December 13, 2018 in the Lacombe area. Gabriel reportedly confessed. In the Lacombe incident, a resident heard a knock on his door and, when he opened the door, a man, now identified as Gabriel, was pointing a pistol at him. With a bandanna covering his face, Gabriel demanded money and fled the scene with a small amount of cash, a revolver and two bottles of prescription medication. Slidell Police recovered the stolen firearm while conducting a search warrant at Gabriel’s home relative to their investigation. 

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 16-17, 2018

Jacoby Dyson was booked 12/16 on the charge of Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DUI
Dustin Stein was booked 12/17 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise (2 counts), Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Simple Battery of Infirm, and Battery of a Dating Partner
Morgan Lang was booked 12/17 on the charges of Simple Battery of Infirm and Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment (3 counts)
Alexis Sanders was booked 12/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Angel Alvinez was booked 12/17 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Kevin Stogner was booked 12/17 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs nd Failure to Appear
Wilbert Gray was booked 12/17 on the charges of Forgery, Theft 1000-5000, and Contempt of Court
Terry Buckhanan was booked 12/17 In For Court
Toby Miller was booked 12/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Tytiona Purvis was booked 12/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Today in History for December 18th

AP Top Stories December 18, 2018 AM

December 17, 2018

Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Child Exploitation and Identity Theft

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry today (December 17, 2018) announced the arrest of Victor Velazquez, an illegal alien living in Hammond for internet crimes against children and identity theft.

“Making Louisiana safer is a top priority for my office, and we will continue doing all we can to stop child predators and fight illegal immigration,” said General Landry. “This arrest is yet another example of someone who should not be here inflicting damage on our State and her people.”

Velazquez was charged with two counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13) and one count of Identity Theft. During their investigation into Velazquez, agents from General Landry’s Office located a social security card with his name but someone else’s number, prompting the identity theft charge.

Velazquez was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail as a result of a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana State Police, and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. An ICE detainer has been placed on Velazquez, holding him for immigration enforcement review.

General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.

Holiday Fun For Kids Event is in Bogalusa Sunday, Dec. 23rd


Obituary

Myrtle Crowe Nobles
September 06, 1924 - December 16, 2018

Obituary

John Wesley Barber
May 20, 1964 - December 15, 2018

Ordinance to Compel Council Members Attendance on Agenda

The Bogalusa City Council will meet Tuesday, December 18, 2018 and among the agenda items is
the introduction of an Ordinance "providing for sanctions to compel attendance by Council Members at Council Meetings".

The Special Called City Council on December 11, 2018 did not have a quorum, a situation that is not frequent but has occurred on previous occasions. The meetings are adjourned without addressing matters on the Agenda.

Other items on the Agenda for the December 18, 2018 meeting can be reviewed below. (Click Read More)

Franklinton Man Charged With Aggravated Arson

The State Fire Marshal’s Office arrested Jamie Guidry (47) of Franklinton for setting a house on fire
in September, 2018 with four people inside. Guidry was arrested Saturday, December 15, 2018 by the Franklinton Police in an unrelated case and then also booked on a warrant charging him with four counts of Aggravated Arson.

In September, 2018, the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office investigated a house fire in the 1600 block of Parker Street in Franklinton. Four people had been asleep inside of the home when the fire was discovered. Investigators deemed the fire to be incendiary and developed Guidry as a suspect. Guidry eluded arrest until spotted by Franklinton Police over the weekend and he was placed under arrest after a foot pursuit.

Guidry was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Aggravated Arson (4 counts).



Obituary

Adam Wayne Smith
December 05, 1974 - December 15, 2018

Today in History for December 17th

AP Top Stories December 17, 2018 AM

December 16, 2018

Mt. Hermon Christmas Parade 2018

Obituary

Jessie Lee Blackburn
January 20, 1924 - December 06, 2018

Obituary

Jeffrey Sykes
September 21, 1960 - December 15, 2018

Obituary

Raymond Archie Thomas
May 17, 1962 - December 15, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 14-15, 2018

Derek James was booked 12/14 In From Court
Delvin Allen was booked 12/14 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Malcolm Butts was booked 12/14 on the charges of Failure to Use Turn Signal, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Grayson Henley was booked 12/14 on the charges of Domesstic Abuse Battery, Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana, and Attachment
Shelia Taylor was booked 12/14 on the charges of Simple Burglary and Theft Less Than 1000 (2 counts)
Kelton Johnson was booked 12/14 on the charges of Careless Operation and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs
David Heindel was booked 12/15 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulaton
Jamie Guidry was booked 12/15 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Aggravated Arson (4 counts)

Today in History for December 16th

December 14, 2018

Obituary

Lanester Lanny Boy McKay
April 21, 1951 - December 04, 2018

Obituary

Barry "Steve" Stafford
December 5, 1955 - December 13, 2018

Obituary

Douglas Edwin Guy
May 17, 1930 - December 12, 2018

Obituary

Dale William Statham
August 15, 1959 - December 12, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 13, 2018

Bobby Mark was booked 12/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Jerry Vince was booked 12/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear and 1st Degree Rape
William McCrory was booked 12/13 on the charges of Drivers License Not On Person, Careless Operation, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Elbert Davis was booked 12/13 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Gregory Stafford was booked 12/13 on the charges of Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery, Hit and Run, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Aggravated Battery (2 counts)
Antwan Washington was booked 12/13 on the charges of Ran Stop Sign, License Plate Improper Lighting, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense)
Ladarrius Cotton was booked 12/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts) and Contempt of Court
James Butler was booked 12/13 In For Court
Cardareus Carter was booked 12/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Today in History for December 14th

AP Top Stories December 14, 2018 AM

December 13, 2018

Obituary

Shelia Hookfin
August 10, 1958 - December 07, 2018

Obituary

Elmon Darventaz Simmons
March 30, 1975 - December 07, 2018

Obituary

Gary Timothy Poist, Sr.
April 10, 1944 - December 12, 2018

Obituary

Bobbie Jean Crowe Gaines
February 21, 1936 - December 12, 2018

Obituary

George Carlos Jenkins
November 13, 1943 - December 11, 2018

8.6 Pounds of Heroin Seized During St. Tammany Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 8.6 pounds of black tar heroin during a traffic stop yesterday (December 12, 2018). After the STPSO's Highway Enforcement Unit made the stop, the two occupants gave contradicting information about their destination.


The driver of the vehicle was identified as Gabriela Gonzalez (39) and the passenger was Elizabeth Alvarez (42), both of Houston. An investigation was conducted by the STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit and Homeland Security Investigations, and with the assistance of K-9 Echo, deputies located the heroin in a container inside the vehicle.  Deputies seized the illegal narcotics and arrested both Gonzalez and Alvarez on the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin). Gonzalez was also booked for Following Too Close.

The STPSO Narcotics Task Force Unit is composed of detectives from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Mandeville Police Department.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 11-12, 2018

Victor Gavin was booked 12/11 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Probation Violation
Ronald Christal was booked 12/11 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs (Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Seat Belt, Switched License Plates, and No Drivers License
Thomas Hebert was booked 12/12 on the charge of Attachment
Sharion Medious was booked 12/12 on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100 and Failure to Appear
Vivian Edwards was booked 12/12 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Cedric Oatis was booked 12/12 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule 1 drugs (Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA), Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, and Convicted Felon in Posssession of Firearm
Demarcus Powell was booked 12/12 on the charges of Improper Turn/Accident, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS, and Failure to Honor Written Promise
Fred Fland was booked 12/12 on the charge of Issuing Worthless Checks Over 500
Christopher Smith was booked 12/12 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Slidell Man Indicted for Rapes of Juvenile Girls

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted James
Bishop (67) of Slidell on Wednesday (December 12, 2018) of two counts of aggravated rape of a victim under 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile, and production of pornography involving juveniles.

Bishop is accused of molesting and raping two girls on separate occasions over a period of years from the time the girls were ages 8 and 9.

An Evening of Christmas Cheer & Activities in Bogalusa


Today in History for December 13th

AP Top Stories December 13, 2018 AM

December 12, 2018

Juveniles Arrested for Burglarizing Vehicles in Madisonville Area

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested four juveniles in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred last month in the Madisonville area. Several unlocked vehicles were burglarized during the month of November in the subdivisions of Kathman Acres, Village at Bocage, Twin Pines and Fairfield Oaks.


On December 6, 2018, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division arrested three Madisonville-area juveniles in connection with those burglaries. The three juveniles, who are all under the age of 16, were booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on burglary and firearms-related crimes. A fourth juvenile was arrested December 11, 2018, issued a summons, and released into the custody of a parent.

Detectives have recovered firearms, weapons, electronics, a camera and other various items that were stolen in connection with these burglaries.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are still trying to locate victims and additional perpetrators. If you were a victim or have any information regarding these burglaries, please contact Detective Beau Long at 985-276-1333.

STPSO Now Dispatching for Covington Police

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith and Interim Covington Police Chief Stephen Culotta
announced that beginning today (Dec. 12) all 911 calls made to Covington Police will be answered and handled by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Communications Division.

In an effort to improve efficiency and reduce the duplication of services, STPSO dispatchers, in addition to answering calls originating from unincorporated St. Tammany Parish, will now answer calls originating from inside the city limits of Covington. They will then dispatch as appropriate whether it be to a Covington Police unit, an STPSO patrol deputy, or to Covington Fire Department or Acadian Ambulance dispatch as required.

The Sheriff's Office dispatchers already answer 911 calls originating from the city limits of Abita Springs, Madisonville, Folsom and Sun.

Consolidating dispatch services allows for a more seamless approach to policing parish-wide and quicker response times for our residents.  Additionally, combining these services allows for streamlined communication among our front-line law enforcement officers.

Franklinton PD: Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses

The Franklinton Police Department has received complaints from the Washington Parish School
Board related to drivers passing stopped school bus while their RED STOP lights are activated. Anyone cited for passing a stopped school bus when the hazard lights are activated will be issued a citation and fined in the amount of $470.00.

The Franklinton Police Department will continue to monitor school zones and bus routes within the city to protect the children as they load and unload from school buses

Obituary

Ann Wade Pierce
June 27, 1946 - December 11, 2018

Obituary

Wanda Jane Hurd
January 6, 1954 - December 11, 2018

Obituary

Hilry J. Dykes
September 11, 1942 - December 11, 2018

Obituary

Tammy Varnado Ingram
February 2, 1958 - December 11, 2018

A Christmas Message from Sheriff Randy Seal

In the midst of the Christmas season, it is always a blessing to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. For
Christians, the season is a celebration as recorded in the New Testament gospels and as foretold by the prophet Isaiah. For others, it is a celebration of joy and thanksgiving. For all, it is a season defined by a spirit of love, light, hope, peace and joyfulness.

Christmas is a time to give and receive. While receiving is always fun, giving is even more fun. Giving brings the giver satisfaction, fulfillment and joy, especially watching children open presents resulting in smiles, laughter, hugs and happiness.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year was recorded by Andy Williams in 1963 and repeated by other vocalists throughout the years, including Louisiana’s own Harry Connick, Jr., in 2008.

The words of this song speak of the spirit of Christmas as the “happiest season of all.”

It is in the spirit of Christmas that I offer my gratitude to some very special people.

The wonderful staff of your Sheriff’s Office works hard each day to serve the citizens of our parish. Their unselfish devotion pays dividends for all. I am grateful for their sacrifices, knowing that some of them will be working to keep the rest of us safe while we enjoy family and friends on Christmas Day. Thank you, staff, for your service to the citizens of Washington Parish.

I am grateful to the citizens of our parish who support us as we work together to make Washington Parish a great place to live. As your Sheriff, I try always to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. You expect no less and you deserve no less. Thank you for all you do for your Sheriff’s Office.

Following quickly after the Christmas season is our celebration of the beginning of 2019. New Year’s Eve and the days around the holiday are times of celebration, parties and often the consumption of alcohol. I hope all persons who celebrate the holiday with alcohol will do so responsibly. If you do celebrate with alcohol, don’t drink and drive. Always use a designated driver.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I look forward to continue serving you in 2019 and the years following.

Randy Seal
Sheriff

Today in History for December 12th

AP Top Stories December 12, 2018 AM

December 11, 2018

Obituary

Anita Winkler Lott
July 14, 1936 - December 11, 2018

Slidell Man Charged With Hit and Run Driving

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Willis Barker, II of Slidell  in a hit and run
incident that occurred Friday evening. At approximately 8 p.m. Friday (December 7, 2018) STPSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Airport Road and Tiara Drive in Slidell where they found an unresponsive male laying on the shoulder of the roadway. He was transported to a Southshore hospital, where he remains in critical condition, but appears to be improving.

Members of the STPSO Traffic Division recovered evidence at the scene that led them to believe the vehicle involved in the crash was a red Nissan Versa. While canvassing the area Monday afternoon (December 10, 2018), deputies located a vehicle matching that description with damage consistent with the crash, parked at a residence on Bogie Drive.

Barker, the owner of the vehicle, was booked on the charges of Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Negligent Injuring, and Hit and Run Driving.

Obituary

Robert Scott Tageant
December 19, 1979 - December 8, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 10, 2018

Andrew Anthony was booked 12/10 on the charge of Business/Commercial Burglary
Kristien Copeland was booked 12/10 on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery
Jerry Peters was booked 12/10 on the charges of No Drivers License, Careless Operation With Accident, Failure to Report Accident, and Leaving Scene of Accident
Jemerious Williams was booked 12/10 In For Court
Dustin Vanslyke was booked 12/10 on the charge of Probation Violation
Kendrick Hall was booked 12/10 on the charges of Failure to Use Turn Signal (2 counts), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vhicle, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Attachment, Aggravated Resisting by Flight, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm
Ricky Roach was booked 12/10 on the charges of Armed Robbery (2 counts), Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Aggravated Burglary, Simple Burglary, and Attachment

December 10, 2018

Obituary

Donna Marie Hartzog
December 01, 1956 - December 09, 2018

Obituary

Dorothy Marie McGehee
September 26, 1930 - December 7, 2018

Help WPSO Identify This Person

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that took place on December 7, 2018, at a residence on Mitchell City Road in Bogalusa. The photos are of a person of interest and the vehicle he was driving. This person may have information about the burglary. 

If anyone can help identify this person, please contact Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Captain Tom Anderson at (985) 661-2024.

Bogalusa Help Center Receives $2500 Donation from Entergy

Entergy recently presents to the Bogalusa Help Center (BHC) with a $2,500 donation for its “Food for the Needy” program.  These timely funds will assist the needy with their holiday meals.  The BHC is a food bank that Entergy has partnered with over the years.

Pictured left to right are Wade Adam (Volunteer), Robert Ard (Volunteer), Carol Veck (Volunteer), Eunice Harris (Entergy Customer Service Representative, and Gene  Hayman (President and Volunteer).

Missing 10-Year-Old Boy Found in St. Tammany

With the assistance of other agencies and the public, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office found Nicholas Olano, Jr., a 10-year-old boy reported missing Saturday (December 8, 2018) after he ran away from a facility in the Mandeville area. The search began immediately and continued throughout Sunday and into Monday morning. Olano was found alive and hiding in a heavily wooded area at 8:42 a.m. Monday morning (December 10, 2018). He was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated, but other than being tired, cold and hungry, appears to be in good health.

Sheriff Randy Smith expressed his thanks to the numerous deputies who worked around the clock in very cold conditions, Louisiana State Police, Department of Corrections K-9 Team, Fontainebleau Park Rangers, staff of Pelican Park, Department of Children and Family Services, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, members of the community and members of the media. 

Obituary

Vickie Knight
August 10, 1953 - December 07, 2018

Obituary

Linda Jean Harper
December 29, 1946 - December 7, 2018

Obituary

William "Bill" Rainey, Jr.
March 28, 1939 - December 7, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 8-9, 2018

Dayon Dyson was booked 12/08 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise (4 counts) and Failure to Appear
Daniel Levatino was booked 12/08 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Improper Lane Usage, and Open Container in Vehicle
Christopher Warren was booked 12/09 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Jason Bennett was booked 12/09 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Today in History for December 10th

December 08, 2018

Washington Parish Election Results

In the only statewide contest in this election, the run-off for Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin (R)
appears to have defeated "Gwen" Collins-Greenup (D). With 96% of precincts reporting, Ardoin has 60% of the vote to Greenup's 40%. In Washington Parish, Ardoin led Greenup 67% to 33%.

For Washington Parish Council Member, District 5, Thomas R. "Rusty" Fornea (R) defeated Randy Thomas (R) 67% to 33%.

In the hotly-contested run-off for Mayor of Bogalusa, Incumbent Wendy O'Quin-Perrette (NOPTY) won against "Doug" Ritchie 56% (or 1061 votes) to 44% (or 842 votes). Also in Bogalusa, Oneita H. Graham (D) led Shelby C. Temples (R) 59% to 41% in the run-off for Bogalusa Councilman, District C.  Two of the three propositions on the ballot in Bogalusa to fund the City of Bogalusa Employees Retirement System (COBERS) were approved. Proposition 1 (3 Mill Tax) was defeated 51% to 49% (a margin of only 28 votes); Proposition 2 (1% Sales Tax Rededication) was approved 55% to 45%; and Proposition 3 (1/4% Sales Tax Rededication) was approved 56% to 44%.

Franklinton voters voted “Yes” to approve all five of the “Wet-Dry” options. The February, 2018 Petition that was circulated in Franklinton and that triggered the vote was intended to gain voter approval for higher content alcohol to be served in the restaurants in Franklinton. The effort was successful. However, voters have also  approved options that will allow bars to sell alcohol of both low and high alcohol content.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings December 7, 2018

Russell Thomas was booked 12/07 on the charges of Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs/MOJO, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Anthony McNabb was booked 12/07 on the charge of Criminal Damage to Property Under 500
Roy Short was booked 12/07 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs (4 counts), Distribution of Schedule II Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, and Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS
Sabal James was booked 12/07 on the charges of Possession With intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 drugs (2 counts), Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, and Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS
Charlie Dixon was booked 12/07 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Usage, Driving Under Suspension, and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
Jerry Miniard was booked 12/07 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Richard Peterson was booked 12/07 on the charges of Theft 1000-5000 (2 counts)

On the Ballot for Bogalusa Voters

Bogalusa voters, in addition to the run-offs for Secretary of State, for Mayor of Bogalusa, and for Councilman, District C, you have the following propositions on the ballot:



City of Bogalusa Proposition No. 1 of 3
(3 Mill Tax)
Shall the City of Bogalusa, State of Louisiana (the "City"), under the authority of Article VI, Sections 30 and 32 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and other constitutional and statutory authority, levy and collect a special tax of three (3) mills on all the property subject to taxation in the City, for a period of twenty (20) years beginning with the year 2019 and ending with the year 2038, inclusive (an estimated $217,500 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for one entire year), for the purpose of paying retirement and pension benefits to the City of Bogalusa Employees Retirement System (COBERS)?

City of Bogalusa Proposition No. 2 of 3
(1% Sales Tax Rededication)
Shall the City of Bogalusa, State of Louisiana, under the authority of Article VI, Sections 29 and 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and other constitutional and statutory authority, rededicate the one percent (1%) sales and use tax that was approved at an election held on March 15, 1955, so that the proceeds of such sales and use tax may hereafter be used for any lawful municipal purpose, subject to a requirement that for a period of twenty (20) years, beginning January 1, 2019, a minimum of twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) of the proceeds of said 1% sales and use tax must be used for the purpose of paying retirement and pension benefits to the City of Bogalusa Employees Retirement System (COBERS) (said 12.5% portion currently estimated to be approximately $272,300 annually)?

City of Bogalusa Proposition No. 3 of 3
(1/4% Sales Tax Rededication)
Shall the City of Bogalusa, State of Louisiana, under the authority of Article VI, Sections 29 and 30 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, and other constitutional and statutory authority, rededicate the one-quarter of one percent (1/4%) sales and use tax that was approved at an election held on November 17, 2007, so that (a) 50% of the proceeds of such sales and use tax be used for: improving and/or maintaining the City's industrial park; constructing additions and improvements to existing buildings in the industrial park; and constructing, acquiring and improving additional buildings therein; and that (b) the remaining 50% of the proceeds of such sales and use tax be used for the purpose of paying retirement and pension benefits to the City of Bogalusa Employees Retirement System (COBERS) (each such 50% portion currently estimated to be approximately $272,300 annually)?