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March 31, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Gerald Lott was booked 03/29 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Useage, Ran Stop Sign, Switched License Plates, No Proof of Insurance. and No Drivers License
Jamie Richardson was booked 03/29 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated
David Lang was booked 03/29 on the charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery (2 counts) and Indecent Behavior With Juvenile (2 counts)
Jennica Keebler was booked 03/29 on the charge of Failure to Appear


Several Citizens Jump in to Help Slidell Police Officer

Thursday evening (March 29, 2018), a Slidell Police Officer attempted to stop David Lewis (37) of Slidell for shoplifting at Walmart but Lewis began violently fighting with the officer and, as they fell to the ground, the officer's police radio was pulled from his belt. A citizen saw this, took the radio, and activated the officer’s emergency button, which alerted other officers of the distress call.
During the struggle, Lewis attempted to disarm the police officer by trying to pull the officer’s gun from his holster. Two good citizens jumped in to help. After backup officers arrived, Lewis was handcuffed and taken into custody. Lewis faces the charges of Theft, Resisting an Officer by Violence, Disturbing the Peace by Public Intoxication, Battery on a Police Officer, and Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer.
No one was seriously injured during the incident.

Community Resource Fair is Tuesday, April 3


March 29, 2018

Accused Sexual Predator from Bogalusa Arrested

On March 29, 2018, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested David Lang (58) of Bogalusa for four counts of inappropriate sexual behavior with juveniles after two juveniles reported forceful sexual battery by Lang.
Detectives and Patrol Lieutenant Chris Hickman executed a search warrant at Lang’s residence and seized several computers, computer hard drives, flash drives, storage disks and cell phones belonging to Lang.
Lang reportedly confessed to the sexual battery of young boys, showing them pornographic images and videos, and searching the internet for images of young boys. The investigation into Lang’s activities continues and more charges are possible after the crime lab processes the seized evidence. No bond has been set at this time.
Lang has worked at a disc jockey at a skating rink, possibly putting him into contact with other juveniles. Any parent or other adult who has knowledge or suspicion of inappropriate behavior with juveniles is asked to contact Detective Demmie Rice at (985) 839-3434, extension 2004.

Sheriff Randy Seal Joins Sheriff's Throughout the U. S. in Petition to Congress

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal has joined with nearly 400 Sheriffs from throughout the United States to push Congress to take action on securing America’s borders and other matters against illegal immigration. A letter signed by Sheriff Seal and 379 other Sheriffs was recently delivered to every member of Congress. In the letter, Sheriff Seal and his fellow Sheriffs appeal to Congress to secure our borders and to appropriately deal with illegal immigration and sanctuary policies.
Sheriff Seal stated, “I and my fellow Sheriffs all across this great country are calling on Congress to take action now on the security issues at the border and against sanctuary polices in certain states, cities and towns. These sanctuary policies directly undermine and limit cooperation and collaboration between local, state and federal law enforcement, making it more difficult for America’s sheriffs to protect our citizens and legal residents. In addition, the growing prevalence of gangs, such as MS-13 and others that operate back and forth across our borders has become worse because of our failure to secure the border and the catch and release policies of some jurisdictions. Enough is enough.”
Sheriff Seal continued. “The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office has and will continue to cooperate with all local, state and federal law enforcement officials to combat all manners of criminal activity, including that associated with illegal immigration. I and my fellow Sheriffs have signed the letter because Congress cannot continue to weaken our efforts to make our communities as safe as possible.”

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 28, 2018

Mona L. Champagne was booked 03/28 on the charges of 2 counts of Failure to appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Roderick Tillman was booked 03/28 on the charges 3 Counts of Simple Burglary and Theft under $750.00
Toby Walker was booked 03/28 on the charges of Possession/Carrying a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Resisting and Officer and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Russell M. Holden was booked 03/28 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Richard Hunt was booked 03/28 on the charges of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court), Driving While License is Suspended, Switched License Plate, and Littering
Sarah M. Roberts was booked 03/28 on the charge of 1st offense of Driving While Intoxicated


Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day


Covington Man Guilty of Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Gregory Allen Schwaner (51) of Covington guilty Wednesday (March 28, 2018) of two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile.
Schwaner began the abuse when the victim was 12 years old and continued for more than a year until Schwaner was caught in bed with the victim. Schwaner, who testified in his own defense, was unable to provide a legitimate reason why he was in bed with the victim and wearing only underwear.
The case was investigated by STPSO Detective Adam Maillho with assistance from the District Attorney's Office, Hope House and Child Advocacy Center in Covington, and The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center of Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

Obituary

Richard Larue Williams
March 24, 1959 - March 28, 2018


Obituary

Daniel Scott Venable
August 13, 1981 - March 24, 2018


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 28, 2018

Clyde Youngblood was booked 03/28 on the charges of Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear, Possession of Marijuana, and Open Container
Virgie Peters was booked 03/28 on the charges of Obstructing Public Passage(s), Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Logan Jarrell was booked 03/28 In From Court
Brittany Walker was booked 03/28 In From Court
Bonnie Comans was booked 03/28 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS
Shane Magee was booked 03/28 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine and Attachment
Timmothy Watts was booked 03/28 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Contempt of Court (3 counts), and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
John Riley was booked 03/28 on the charges of Probation Violation and Failure to Honor Written Promise
Brooke Applewhite was booked 03/28 In From Court
Tiffany Thomas was booked 03/28 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear (2 counts)


Easter Egg Hunt in Kentwood is Sunday


Domestic Disturbance Call in Slidell Results in Much More

What started as a routine domestic-related call Tuesday (March 27, 2018) in Slidell about a verbal dispute over keys, resulted in the recovery of two stolen firearms and has cleared at least one vehicle burglary case, all thanks to an alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy.
The deputy was informed by the female at the residence that her boyfriend had placed two firearms under the mattress in a bedroom and that,since she had young children, she wanted the firearms taken out of the residence. She also advised that she had found drug paraphernalia in the residence and wanted the boyfriend removed from the home.
Three firearms were recovered, two of which had been reported stolen. The deputy also recovered $2,000 in gift cards, multiple Louisiana driver’s licenses in various names, Sam’s cards belonging to other individuals and drug paraphernalia.
The boyfriend, Edward Bell (40) of New Orleans was booked on numerous charges charges, including charges related to a vehicle burglary that occurred January 25, 2018 outside a Mandeville-area fitness center.

March 28, 2018

Franklinton: Do You Want Drive-Through Daiquiri Shops?

The most discussed matter at Tuesday's (March 27, 2018) meeting of the Franklinton Board of Aldermen was proposed changes to the Town's Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance. The ordinance was only introduced at the meeting, with a Public Hearing on the matter on April 10, 2018, and a vote by the Board to follow.
Mayor Richard Dillon read through the proposed changes to the existing ordinance (beginning at 1:45) and all of the Board voted in favor of introduction of the proposed ordinance changes. Ron Pope (beginning at 27:30), Paul Watts (beginning 41:20), and Russell Creel (beginning 49:30) addressed Board in opposition to the changes and Frankie Crosby (beginning 50:55) spoke in favor of passage of the proposed changes.
In other business, the Board approved a resolution related to providing water and sewage service to Mile Branch and heard Police Department, Fire Department, and financial reports.


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Obituary

Iris P. Griffin
March 13, 1926 - March 28, 2018


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Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 27, 2018

Cody A. Morris was booked 03/27 on the charges of Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection, No Tail Lamps,  Driving Under Suspension and Resisting an Officer
Bonnie Comans was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule 2 Narcotics and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Drug Free Zone
Justin Martin was booked 03/27 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication
John Eric Riley was booked 03/27 as a Fugitive from Washington Parish Sheriff's Department
Kieaira Roberts was booked 03/27 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery and Criminal Damage to Property
Kendrick Hill was booked 03/27 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery and Possession of Marijuana
Timothy Watts was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule 2 Narcotics and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 27, 2018

Christopher Smith was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs and Failure to Appear
Dedrick Varnado was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Open Container
Nicole Summers was booked 03/27 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court
Hans Wagner was booked 03/27 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Trenton Statham was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Dantrell Brown was booked 03/27 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs (2 counts)
Mark Hunt was booked 03/27 on the charges of Parole Violation, Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation (4 counts), Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Attachment
Arlesha Brister was booked 03/27 on the charge of Probation Violation
Anita Patke was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession of CDS in Presence of Juvenile, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Patrick Patke was booked 03/27 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession of CDS in Presence of Juvenile, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Monday's Washington Parish Council Meeting

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Slidell Man From Honduras Gets 40 Years for Rape of 12-Year-Old

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jose David Raibstein (61) of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (March 26, 2018) to forcible rape of a 12-year-old girl. District Judge August Hand sentenced Raibstein to 40 years in prison.
The victim was visiting Raibstein’s home in May 2013, when he raped her during the night. The victim later disclosed the crime to her family members, who called police.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated and obtained a warrant for Raibstein’s arrest, but he had fled to Honduras, where he is also a citizen. The Honduran government refused to extradite him back to the United States. Raibstein was arrested two years later on a warrant in Texas.
District Attorney John Alford prosecuted the case.

City of Bogalusa Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday

Come to Cassidy Park in Bogalusa on Saturday, March 31 for an Easter egg hunt from 10 AM - 12 PM for ages 1 through 12. IT'S FREE!

Bogalusa Man Gets 10 Years for Trying to Kill Wife

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Hortman (52)) of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Tuesday (March 27, 2018) to attempted second degree murder. District Judge William J. Knight sentenced him to 10 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
The crime occurred September 29, 2017, when an agitated Hortman came home from work, threatened to kill his wife, struck her with a gun, and pulled the trigger multiple times, but it did not discharge initially. Hortman then reloaded, fired again several times in the house and at his wife, with at least one bullet flying past her head. When he put the gun on a shelf, she grabbed it and fled from the house.

Hortman fled to McComb, Mississippi where he was located and arrested by the McComb Police Department and later returned to Washington Parish.

Sunday Morning Chase Lands Bogalusa Man in Jail

When a vehicle traveling at 70 mph on a 35 mph posted road near Franklinton High School after midnight on Sunday morning (March 25, 2018), Washington Parish Sheriff’s Officer Patrol Deputy Jay Dupre attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver failed to yield.
The driver ran a stop sign and fled at a high rate of speed until the driver, Harry Pharmasteen Scott (21) of Bogalusa, lost control, spun 180 degrees and landed in a  ditch. Scott attempted to flee but Deputy Dupre was able to subdue him. Lt. Terry Harris arrived and assisted in handcuffing Scott. While conducting a lawful search of the driver and his vehicle, the deputies discovered marijuana, ecstasy pills and digital scales which are used to weigh drugs. A .380 pistol was discovered where the driver either dropped or tossed it as he exited the vehicle.
Scott was placed in the rear seat of Deputy Dupre’s patrol vehicle, at which time Scott  manipulated the handcuffs from the rear to the front of his body and attempted to escape.   Lt. Harris and Sgt. Jimmy Seals, who had arrived at the scene, were able to prevent the driver’s attempted escape and secure him back in the vehicle.
Harry Pharmasteen Scott was charged with numerous traffic and drug charges. 

Obituary

Grace E. Knight Guilott
June 03, 1937 - March 26, 2018


Obituary

Ronnie Thormas
DIED: March 26, 2018


Obituary

Oless Bickham
March 23, 1933 - March 25, 2018


Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 26, 2018

Abram Majors was booked 03/26 on the charges of 2 headlights required, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Introduction of Contraband (City Jail), Possession of Cocaine, Driving Under Suspension and a Fugitive from Hunt Correction Center
Dedrick Varnado was booked 03/26 on the charges of Possession of Cocaine and Open Container
Betty Warren was booked 03/26 on the charges of 2 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Alitta Hano was booked 03/26 on the charge of Theft
Jami Tarver was booked 03/26 on the charges of Simple Burglary and Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Larry Gardner was booked 03/26 on the charges of Resisting an Officer and 2 counts of Obscenity
Kyleir Lee was booked 03/26 to serve sentence from court
Donald Beard was booked 03/26 on the charges of Theft and Criminal Trespass
Mary Beard was booked 03/26 on the charges of Theft and Criminal Trespass
Lamar Varnado was booked 03/26 on the charges of Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 26, 2018

Darrick Sams was booked 03/26 In From Court
Trinity Froust was booked 03/26 on the charges of Probation Violation and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Timothy Freeman was booked 03/26 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Donald Adams was booked 03/26 on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Domestic Abuse/Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Speeding 41 or More Over Limit


Assistant DA Arrested and Dismissed

Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery


"On Jan. 31, I contacted the State Police and requested a criminal investigation into complaints from my employees, regarding stolen prescription medication from individual offices. This led to the arrest and dismissal of Assistant District Attorney Kim DeBrock on Friday (March 23) at about 6 p.m. Ms. DeBrock handled juvenile prosecutions in my office. She was arrested for felony attempted possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and two misdemeanors (theft and illegal possession of stolen things). My office has recused itself from prosecution in this matter.
Drug addiction and the abuse of opioids is a crisis in our community. It extends even into the law enforcement community itself. It is sad that I had to make this decision, but no one is above the law. I felt it was important to have an independent agency investigate this and treat it as a criminal matter. Everyone must be held accountable, especially those in positions of public trust.
I thank the State Police for its cooperation and hard work in this matter.
"

March 27, 2018

This Bogalusa Driver Really Tried to Get Away!

On Friday (March 23, 2018), Officers from the Bogalusa Police Department observed a vehicle traveling on Dan Street without a license plate. Officers got behind the vehicle and turned on the emergency blue lights in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop.  Instead, the driver fled.
After several blocks, the driver exited the vehicle while it was still in motion at the intersection of Grove and S. Royal Streets.  The vehicle rolled approximately 2 blocks before striking a chain link fence and came to a stop.
The driver then ran approximately 150 yards before he was apprehended. The driver was identified as Ondrej J. Bickham (23) of Bogalusa.
Bickham was charged with Vehicle License Required, Driving While License is Suspended, No Insurance, Failure to Secure/Carry Registration, Flight From an Officer, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, 3 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, 4 counts of Turning Signal Required, General Speed Law, Improper Lane Usage and Seat Belt Use.

Bogalusa Man Arrested - Large Quantity of Meth Seized

Armed with a search warrant, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, accompanied by agents from the DEA, searched a Bogalusa residence on Tuesday of last week (March 20, 2018). Slightly less than one kilo of methamphetamine was seized, along with a smaller amount of marijuana and resident Aaron Bertram Johnson (42) was charged with one count of distribution of Schedule One drugs, two counts of distribution of Schedule Two drugs, criminal neglect of family (non-support) and failure to honor a written promise. He was released from the parish jail on March 23 after posting a $111,000 bond.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Once again we combined with our Drug Enforcement Administration partners to remove a drug dealer from the streets of our parish. Good investigative work developed enough evidence to obtain the search warrant and to shut down Mr. Johnson’s illegal drug operation. Good job, Drug Task Force and DEA. I am so pleased with all you are doing for our parish.”

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 23-25, 2018

Ashley D. Lee was booked 03/23 on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Marion J. Catalano was booked 03/23 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 2 Headlights Required, No Tail Lamps and Driving While License is Suspended
Chad Freeman was booked 03/23 on the charges of 1st Offense Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Ondrej J. Bickham was booked 03/23 on the charges of Vehicle License Required, Driving While License is Suspended, No Insurance, Failure to Secure/Carry Registration, Flight from an Officer, Reckless Operation Of a Vehicle, 3 Counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, 4 counts of Turning Signal Required, General Speed Law, Improper Lane Usage and Safety Belt Use
Peggy Tew was booked 03/24 on the charge of Theft
Bambi Carpenter was booked 03/24 on the charge of Theft
Bonnie Moore was booked 03/24 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Tiffany A. Thomas was booked 03/24 on the charges of 2 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court) and Public Drunkenness
Anthony McLaurin was booked 03/25 on the charges of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Tyren Harris was booked 03/25 on the charges of Theft and Resisting an Officer
Christopher P. Smith was booked 03/25 on the charges of 2 Counts of Failure to Appear and Possession Schedule 2 Narcotics


Obituary

Sarah Margaret Galloway
February 27, 1950 - March 24, 2018


Obituary

Julie A. Holden
April 15, 1958 - March 23, 2018


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 24-25, 2018

Roderick Brumfield was booked 03/24 on the charge of Attachment
Dodecanese Alexander was booked 03/24 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Possession of Marijuana
Kristie Lewis was booked 03/24 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts)
Harry Scott was booked 03/25 on the charges of Speeding 31-40 Over Limit, Ran Stop Sign, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs (Ecstasy/Molly/MDMA), Attempted Escape, No Drivers License, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Victor Tate was booked 03/25 on the charges of Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Aggravated Assault
Larry Alderson was booked 03/25 In For Court
Lamarius Lowe was booked 03/25 In For Court


March 26, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 23, 2018

Shekeil Ratliff was booked 03/23 on the charge of Probation Violation
Kelly Stokes was booked 03/23 In From Court
Zachary Causey was booked 03/23 In From Court
Crenarta Baker was booked 03/23 on the charges of Attachment (3 counts)
Shaderick Jackson was booked 03/23 on the charges of Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), and Driving Left of Center/Crossing Center Line
Hoese Monnie was booked 03/23 on the charges of Aggravated Assault, Disturbing the Peace, and Attachment (3 counts)


St. Tammany Grand Jury Indicts Four Thursday

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports the following grand jury indictments handed down Thursday (March 22, 2017): 
  • George David Dargis, Jr. (39) of Mandeville of second degree murder in the stabbing death of his estranged wife on December 2, 2017 and several other charges related to an alleged crime spree afterward.
  • Casey Emile Melerine (27) of Lacombe on a charge of second degree murder in the death of his father during an altercation in Lacombe last year.
  • Curtis Osko (31) of Indian Mound, Tennessee with careless operation of a vehicle, which resulted in a crash that killed a driver last year.
  • Anwar Damine Ruffin (40) of Hammond of first degree rape and sexual battery of a victim under 13 at her home in Lacombe in early January of 2017.

March 24, 2018

Franklinton Man Arrested in Walthall Drive-By Shooting

On March 22, 2018 Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives located and arrested Franklinton resident Shaun Dale Warren (37) who is wanted by Walthall County, Mississippi for a drive-by shooting in that county. Warren will remain in the Washington Parish Jail with no bond until extradited by Walthall County.
Sheriff Randy Seal spoke of the partnership with Walthall County law enforcement. “We work closely with Walthall County and other surrounding counties to solve crimes and apprehend criminals. It is a good working relationship which enables our agencies to pool resources as we work to make our communities safer for law abiding citizens. We appreciate the hard work of Sheriff Breland and his officers in Walthall County and are pleased to assist them whenever we can, knowing that they always stand ready to assist us.”

WPSO Officer-Involved Shooting – Suspect Dead

Today (Friday, March 23, 2018), Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Washington Parish.
A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:30 AM, the WPSO was contacted about a suspicious person on a motorcycle at the boat launch on Poole’s Bluff Rd. in Bogalusa. Shortly after the initial Washington Parish Sheriffs Deputy’s arrival, a struggle with the suspect and Deputy ensued. Additional units were requested to respond to the scene. Two Officers with Bogalusa Police Department were the first to arrive on scene and observed the suspect struggling with the Deputy. Shots were fired and the suspect was killed.
The Deputy was transported to Our Lady of the Angels Hospital in Bogalusa, where he is being treated for injuries sustained during the incident. The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
This is still an active investigation and no other information is available at this time.

Easter Egg Hunt in Cassidy Park is March 31


Obituary

Katherine Thomas Davis
January 17, 1946 - March 20, 2018


Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 21-22, 2018

Carley Scruggs was booked 03/21 as a Fugitive from the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department
Elizabeth Bashman was booked 03/21 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Jail)
Chasity Revere was booked 03/21 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, No Tail Lamps and Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection
Steven Smith was booked 03/22 on the charges of Switched License Plate, Driving under Suspension, No Insurance and Failure to Secure/Carry Registration
Kimberly Truitt was booked 03/22 on the charges of 4 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court) and Resisting an Officer
Nicole Summers was booked 03/22 on the charges of 1st Offense DWI, Failure to Yield to Railroad Signals, Disobeyed Stop Sign, Failure to Secure Registr
ation, No Insurance, No Child Restraints and a Probation and Parole Hold

$5000 Reward Offered in Slidell Missing Person Case


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 22, 2018

Tyler Simmons was booked 03/22 on the charges of Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Brie Ramser was booked 03/22 In From Court
Ryan Mizell was booked 03/22 In From Court and on the charge of Contempt of Court
Christina Knight was booked 03/22 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Rico Dawson was booked 03/22 In For Court
Carly Scruggs was booked 03/22 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Kacie Kihneman was booked 03/22 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Contempt of Court
Travis Moore was booked 03/22 on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Firearm (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice, Careless Operation, Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Info, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number, Possession or Dealing in Unregistered or Illegally Transferred Weapons, and Attempted Second Degree Murder
Justin Provost was booked 03/22 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order (2 counts), and Possession of Heroin
Wendy Wells was booked 03/22 In From Court


Jury Finds Ponchatoula Woman Guilty in 5th DWI

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Hollie Ramirez-Power (37) of Ponchatoula guilty Wednesday (March 21, 2018) of driving while intoxicated—4th or subsequent offense, which is a felony. Ramirez-Power is set to be sentenced by District Judge William Burris on March 29, and she faces 10 to 30 years in prison on the charge or 20 to 60 years if she is sentenced under the state’s habitual offender law.
Ramirez-Power was stopped by Madisonville Police Officer Marcus Bergeron on December, 30, 2016, when her car swerved across the lane on Highway 22 in Madisonville and nearly struck several parked cars. She then swerved into incoming traffic.
Ramirez-Power also has a separate pending DWI case.

March 23, 2018

Slidell PD Seeks Battery Suspect


Obituary

Robert Odom
May 7, 1948 - March 21, 2018


Missing and Endangered Woman From Slidell


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 21, 2018

Joshua Benoit was booked 03/21 In From Court
Benjamin Newcomb was booked 03/21 In From Court
Maybrie Magee was booked 03/21 In From Court
Codi Parsons was booked 03/21 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Joseph Easterling was booked 03/21 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Ladaryl Moore was booked 03/21 on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Firearm (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice, Careless Operation, Resisting Arrest by Providing False Booking Information, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Possession or Dealing in Unregistered or Illegally Transferred Weapons
Brittany Collins was booked 03/21 on the charge of Attachment


March 22, 2018

Former Owner Arrested For Damage at Pool Supply Store

Ron Ulfers, the former owner of a Covington-area pool supply store was arrested Tuesday (March 20, 2018) after causing more than $1 million worth of damage to the business last November.
On November 20, 2017, Deputies were dispatched to Clearwater Pool & Spa in Covington after Ulfers called to report the business had been broken into and vandalized. The building was ransacked, with much of the contents destroyed or heavily damaged. Ulfers was the former owner of the business, but had sold the business. At the time of the incident, he was employed only as a consultant.
Ulfers was located at the company’s warehouse in Lacombe and charged with Criminal Damage over $50,000 (2 counts), Injuring Public Records (2 counts), and Theft Between $1,000 and $5,000.


Franklinton Chamber Golf Tournament is April 20th

Get in on the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 19-20, 2018

Laken C. Harris was booked 03/19 on the charge of Theft
Kacie Crain was booked 03/20 on the charge of Possession of Cocaine
Horace Grbriel was booked 03/20 on the charge of Theft
Andria Gabriel was booked 03/20 on the charge of Theft
Edward Gabriel was booked 03/20 on the charge of Theft
Ledarius Weary was booked 03/20 on the charges of Battery/Domestic Abuse and Criminal Damage to Property
Chad Lorio was booked 03/20 on the charge Battery/Domestic Abuse


Washington Parish Art Assn. Spring Show and Sale is Sunday

The Washington Parish Art Association will hold its annual member Spring Art Show and Sale on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm. The event will be held again at the home of Sara Nelson in Clifton, just north of Franklinton via Hwy 25.

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 20, 2018

Ashley Whiddon was booked 03/20 on the charges of Speeding 21-30 Over Limit, Ran Stop Sign (2 counts), Careless Operation/Accident, and Aggravated Flight From an Officer
Augustus Craft was booked 03/20 on the charge of Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment
Osric Hines was booked 03/20 on the charges of Attachment (2 counts) and Distribution of Schedule II Drugs
Aaron Johnson was booked 03/20 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 Drugs, Distribution of Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Neglect of Family (Non Support), and Failure to Honor Written Promise


March 21, 2018

Obituary

Patty Sue Planche Stevenson
March 21, 1927 - March 19, 2018


Easter Bash is Sunday at Cassidy Park


Our Lady of the Angels Family Fest is Saturday


Alvin Arvis Williams
October 9, 1934 - March 18, 2018


Obituary

Sharon Kay Magee
July 31, 1955 - March 15, 2018


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 19, 2018

Clinton Hathcox was booked 03/19 on the charges of Vagrancy and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Troy House was booked 03/19 on the charge of Battery of a Correctional Facility Employee
Adrian McGee was booked 03/19 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Introduction of Contraband into Penal Institute, Attempted Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Kelly Stokes was booked 03/19 In From Court


March 20, 2018

Obituary

Grady Allred
November 4, 1917 - March 18, 2018


Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information

Michelle L. Thomas was booked 03/16 on the charge of Fugitive from Probation and Parole
William E. Brumfield was booked 03/16 to serve a weekend sentence
Katie Wallace was booked 03/17 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace (language), Entry or Remaining after being Forbidden, and Resisting an Officer
Miranda Robinson was booked 03/17 on the charges of Entry or Remaining after being Forbidden, 2 Counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Nathan Lucas was booked 03/17 on the charge of resisting an Officer
Nichole Brooks was booked 03/17 on the charges of Brake Lamp Required, No Proof of Insurance, No Drivers License and a Fugitive from Pike County Mississippi
Stephen Beal was booked 03/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Jacob Thomas was booked 03/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Larry Henderson was booked 03/18 on the charge of Theft
Larry Gardner was booked 03/18 on the charges of Obscenity, Disturbing the Peace, Resisting an Officer and Entry or Remaining after being Forbidden
Natoya Toomer was booked 03/18 on the charges of Theft and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Brooke E. Applewhite was booked 03/18 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Stop Sign Must Stop and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Clinton Hathcox was booked 03/18 on the charges of Vagrancy and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Michael A. Terrell was booked 03/18 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Frederick Cambas, Jr. was booked 03/18 on the charge of Vagrancy
Windy Cambas was booked 03/18 on the charge of Vagrancy


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 17-18, 2018

Shallante Warren was booked 03/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts), Improper Lane Useage, Expired License Plate, No Insurance, No Drivers License, and Possession of Marijuana
Efram Green was booked 03/17 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Fraud/Attempting to Obtain CDS
Russell Lucas was booked 03/17 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Operation, Expired Drivers License, and Contempt of Court
Stanley Miller was booked 03/17 on the charges of Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment, Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, and Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation
Zachary Miller was booked 03/17 on the charges of Obstruction of Commerce/Roadway, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Shelly Robichaux was booked 03/17 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Alton Wilson was booked 03/18 on the charge of Contempt of Court
David Magee was booked 03/18 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Heroin, and Monetary Instrument Abuse/Counterfeit Money
Willie Johnson was booked 03/18 on the charges of Overtaking and Passing School Buses, Resisting an Officer, No Proof of Insurance, Expired Drivers License, Negligent Vehicular Injuring (2 counts), Driving While Intoxicated, Failure to Appear (4 counts) and Improper Equipment
Ricky Applewhite was booked 03/18 on the charge of Parole Violation
Morgan Cox was booked 03/18 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling
Nicole Brooks was booked 03/18 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Failure to Appear
Michelle Thomas was booked 03/18 on the charge of Probation Violation
Randall Brown was booked 03/18 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated


Mile Branch Easter Egg Hunt is March 24th


March 19, 2018

Obituary

Zelma Miller Cotton
March 15, 2018


Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 16, 2018

Dustin Crain was booked 03/16 on the charge of Simple Battery/Strangulation
John Burge was booked 03/16 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Failure to Honor Written Promise
Angela Miller was booked 03/16 on the charge of Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DWI or Other
Benjamin Newcomb was booked 03/16 In From Court
Zachary Causey was booked 03/16 In From Court
Kelly Stokes was booked 03/16 In From Court
Michael Martin was booked 03/16 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts)
Chad Freeman was booked 03/16 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness


March 16, 2018

MS. Man Gets 50 Years for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lloyd Joseph Weysham (62) of Kiln, Mississippi pleaded guilty Wednesday (March 14, 2018) to sexual battery of a victim under 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Weysham to 50 years in prison.
The victim, an 8-year-old girl, had been left in Weysham’s care in a Slidell home in June, 2017, when he touched her inappropriately and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The victim’s older sister, who had pretended to be sleeping in a separate bed, witnessed the crime and called an adult family member. The family member returned to the house and contacted police. The defendant admitted to the crime in a recorded statement to police.
The sentencing range for sexual battery of a victim under 13 is from 25 to 99 years in prison. Weysham must serve the first 25 years of the 50-year sentence before he is eligible for parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant District Attorney Blair Alford prosecuted it.

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for March 15, 2018

Ricky K. Applewhite was booked 03/15 on the charges of Open Container, Public Drunkenness and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Kenneth Holmes was booked 03/ 15on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Peggy Mezquite was booked 03/15 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and 2 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Willie A. Johnson was booked 03/15 on the charges of Overtaking or Passing School Buses, Resisting an Officer (Giving False Information), No Insurance, Expired Drivers License, Unsafe Vehicle, 2 Counts of Vehicular Negligent Injury and 1st Offense DWI
Lawrence Morris, II was booked 03/15 on the charge of Theft
David L. Magee was booked on 03/15 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Heroin, Counterfeiting/Possession (money)
Michael Terrell was booked 03/15 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Pamela R. Cooper was booked 03/15 on the charge of Theft Under $100.00. 



Bogalusa Farmers’ Market Moving to Goodyear Park

The Market will be moving back to Goodyear Park, located on Avenue B next to the YMCA , starting on Saturday, March 24, 2018. They will be there every Saturday at the front of the park. 

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for March 14-15, 2018

Melvin Barnes was booked 03/14 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment (2 counts), and Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling
Charles Hallinan was booked 03/14 on the charges of Attachment, Contempt of Court, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Terry Watson was booked 03/15 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attachment
Christina McCain was booked 03/15 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear
Tommy Clark was booked 03/15 on the charge of Probation Violation
Dave Burkes was booked 03/15 on the charge of Indecent Behavior With Juvenile(s)
Niki Kennedy was booked 03/15 on the charge of Contempt of Court


Franklinton Rotary Food Fest and Auction is Sunday

Rotary of Franklinton is hosting the Franklinton Rotary Food Fest and Auction on Sunday (March 18, 2018) at the Franklinton Elementary School. Doors open at 11:30.  Tickets are $15 and available from Rotary members or at the door.
They will have some great restaurants serving awesome food, plenty of silent auction items, emphasis on baskets for upcoming Easter, and some interesting live auction items! 100% of all proceeds go to community service projects.
Restaurants and individuals who have donated their time and food to this event include Mike's, Bo's Steakhouse, Sweet Daddy's, Red Brick Cafe, Redwood Grill, Pizza Inn, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, David Anthony, Shad Ellison, Coke, Community Coffee, Sugar Rush, and Jackie's Cake.