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May 31, 2018

Obituary

Stephen Williams
February 27, 1993 - May 31, 2018

Obituary

Ida Faye Taylor Cutrer
June 30, 1935 - May 30, 2018

The Day a Hero Fell in Washington Parish

A Press Release from Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal

Fifty-three years ago, June 2, 1965, is a day that should forever be etched in the memory and conscience of Washington Parish. On that day, a hero fell. Military veteran and Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy O’Neal Moore was assassinated as he patrolled the highways of northeast Washington Parish. A resident of Varnado, Moore was survived by his wife, Maevella Moore, and four young daughters.

Each day, as I walk into the Sheriff’s Office lobby in Franklinton, I see our Fallen Heroes Memorial wall and the bronze likeness of Deputy Moore which is prominently displayed as the centerpiece of the wall. I am daily reminded of the ultimate sacrifice he gave for me and all other citizens of our fine parish.

Deputy Moore was only thirty-four years old at the time of his death. He was a young man, a dedicated man and a loyal man whose goal in life was to be the best husband and father he could be while he faithfully served as the first African-American deputy in the history of our parish.

Soon after I took office as your Sheriff, I presided over the dedication of the Fallen Heroes wall. This was a special day for all of Washington Parish as we honored the memories of Deputy Moore and others who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

May we never forget our hero, Deputy Sheriff O’Neal Moore, and may our memory of that tragic day serve as a constant reminder of our obligation to love, honor and protect each other.

--Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings May 29-30, 2018

Antonia T. Martinez was booked 05/29 on the charges of Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Ronald Williams was booked 05/29 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Language
Charles E. Gates, III was booked 05/30 on the charges of 2 counts Resisting an Officer, Criminal Mischief and Fugitive From The Washington Parish Sheriff's Department.
Waymon E. Singley was booked 05/30 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Christina N. Story was booked 05/30 on the charges of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile, Improper Supervision of a Minor and Theft Under $1,000.00

Traffic Stop Turns Into Drug Arrest Near Mt. Hermon

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office reports that late in the afternoon of May 23, 2018, Patrol Deputy Jay Dupre made a traffic stop on Holmesville Road near Mt. Hermon. The driver. Miketillies R. Williams (35) of Franklinton and a convicted felon, was found in possession of a .22 caliber rifle, 4.3 grams of methamphetamine, 15.3 grams of marijuana and twenty-one Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills.
Williams was booked on numerous charges and bond was set at $50,000.
Sheriff Randy Seal stated, “Our outstanding patrol deputies are constantly working throughout our parish protecting us from those who would do us harm. In this case, Deputy Dupre not only took illegal drugs off of our streets but also removed a firearm from a convicted felon. Good job!”

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 30, 2018

Twanna Meiners was booked 05/30 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court
Joshua May was booked 05/30 on the charge of Probation Violation
Victoria Graham was booked 05/30 on the charges of Theft of Firearm (9 counts) and Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling
Wayne Conley was booked 05/30 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

May 30, 2018

Two New Orleans Men Arrested in Slidell Armed Robbery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators have arrested two men from New Orleans following an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon (May 29, 2018) in the parking lot of a Slidell area gas station.
Shortly after 12 noon, a complainant reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint after he arranged to meet two men in a gas station parking lot to conduct the sale of a smart phone. Immediately following the robbery, the perpetrators fled the scene in their vehicle. Within thirty minutes, STPSO Criminal Patrol deputies located the suspects’ vehicle on I-10 West and took both subjects into custody without incident.
Arrested for armed robbery were Lionel Hardy (18) and Devante Washington (18).

MCFA Craft and Music Showcase is June 9

The Magic City Firefighters Auxiliary has been planning the MCFA Craft and Music Showcase for months. The event was cancelled April 14, and now rescheduled for June 9, 2018.
Come out to Cassidy Park, from 9 am to 6 pm or any part of the day, and enjoy a craft fair and music showcase featuring craft vendors from all over the south, acts by local musicians, performances by local bands and dance teams, activities for the kids and food vendors. Proceeds go to support the Bogalusa Fire Department. our local fire department. Admission is $5 at the gate but children 12 and under are free!

Obituary

Velma B Magee
June 17, 1926 - May 23, 2018

Obituary

Alice R Walker
August 15, 1929 - May 28, 2018

Obituary

Lois Burris Gatlin
May 12, 1937 - May 23, 2018

Obituary

Rosie Roberts Martin
April 04, 1924 - May 23, 2018

Obituary

Vincent Arnone, Sr.
April 28, 1940 - May 28, 2018

Three Charged With Murder of Pearl River Man

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reported today (May 30, 2018) that three Tangipahoa Parish residents have been charged connection with the death of Pearl River resident Bowen Dewey Soulier (43), whose body was found in a wooded area near Tickfaw on Tuesday (May 29, 2018). Those arrested were: Cody Powell (25) of Loranger on the charges of first degree murder, armed robbery by use of a firearm, and obstruction of justice; Kayla Rodrigue (27) of Ponchatoula on the charges obstruction of justice, principle to armed robbery, and principle to first degree murder; Darwin Dugger (19) of Amite on the charges of first degree murder, obstruction of justice, and armed robbery.
Soulier was reported missing Tuesday by family members and that he had not been seen since Friay, May 25, 2018.  Detectives learned that Soulier planned to meet Rodrigue in Tickfaw but that the suspects planned to rob him.
During the attempt to rob Soulier, a brief struggle ensued and Soulier was shot and killed by one of the  male subjects. The perpetrators then loaded Soulier’s body into his vehicle, dumped the body on the side of the road near the corner of Oller and North Oller Roads. They then drove the victim’s green Ford F-150 to the parish line in Uneedus where they set the vehicle on fire.
This investigation is still on-going. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this homicide to please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-902-2088. Detectives Stephen Jenkins and Heath Martin are the lead investigators on this case.

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 29, 2018

Christy Thomas was booked 05/29 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine and Failure to Appear
David Gubert was booked 05/29 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to Property, and Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Ashley Bowman was booked 05/29 on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Nikko Pittman was booked 05/29 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace, Resisting an Officer, and Resisting an Officer (Flight on Foot)
Lanika Warren was booked 05/29 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold and Resisting an Officer
Arthur Mingo was booked 05/29 on the charges of No Permit/Registration/Eye Goggles (Motorcycle), Off-Road Vehicles Prohibited on Highway, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Flight From an Officer, Resisting an Officer, and Aggravated Obstruction of Commerce/Roadway
Lamar Crain was booked 05/29 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Donna Menard was booked 05/29 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs and Contempt of Court
Frank Hamilton was booked 05/29 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

May 29, 2018

Obituary

Etienne Joseph "Ace" Alleno, Jr.
November 16, 1936 - May 28, 2018

Obituary

Mack Thomas
July 13, 1930 - May 28, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings May 25-28, 2018

Charles B. Wise, Jr. was booked 05/25 to serve a weekend sentence
Maxwell B. Carroll was booked 05/26 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Sherry D. Westmoreland was booked 05/26 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Nathaniel O. Walters was booked 05/26 on the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Elsie M. Armond was booked 05/27 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
David J. Bonnette, Jr. was booked 05/27 on the charges of 3 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Cadaro Q. Anthony was booked 05/27 on the charges of No Motor Vehicle Inspection, Vehicle License Required and Driving While License is Suspended
Alante J. Berger was booked 05/28 on the charges of Entry or Remaining After Being Forbidden, Resisting an Officer and Simple Burglary
Jarred M. Knight was booked 05/28 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Lashanda D. Rhodes was booked 05/28 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication and Resisting an Officer
Arthur A. Mingo, Jr. was booked 05/28 on the charges of Safety Helmets, Off Road Vehicle on Highway, Reckless Operation, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway and Resisting an Officer
Lindsey Owens was booked 05/28 on the charge of Entry or Remaining after being Forbidden

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 28, 2018

Bobby Ray Dillon was booked 05/28 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (5th Offense), Resisting a Police Officer With Force or Violence, Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DWI (or other), Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, and Simple Escape
Kelvin Jackson was booked 05/28 on the charge of Failure to Honor Written Promise
David Bonnette was booked 05/28 on the charges of Protective Order Violation and Failure to Appear
Nathaniel Walters was booked 05/28 on the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle (1000 to 5000)
Alante Berger was booked 05/28 on the charges of Simple Burglary and Attachment
Thomas Bennett was booked 05/28 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Probation and Parole Hold

Identity Thief Gets 10 Years – May Increase to 20 Years

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Cindy T. White (41) of Slidell was sentenced Tuesday (May 29, 2018) to ten (10) years for stealing another woman’s identity on social media to get an executive-level job. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced White to the maximum sentence after stating that she had multiple decades of similar behavior. 
A St. Tammany Parish jury found White guilty of theft of identity over $1,000 on April 18, 2018, after hearing trial testimony that White lifted the resume of an unsuspecting woman with a similar name on the networking site, LinkedIn. The credentials on the resume, including a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, helped White land a job in September 2015 as human resources manager at the Covington office of Diversified Foods and Seasonings. White started at a salary of $95,000 per year and was promoted five months later to senior human resources director at $105,000. Between October 9, 2015, and May 6, 2016, White fraudulently collected $56,209 in salary from Diversified Foods.
Since White’s conviction last month, three additional companies reached out to the District Attorney’s Office to report that they, too, were scammed by White. 
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Jonathan Talley Gets Life for Murder and Kidnapping

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jonathan Talley (37) of Bogalusa was sentenced Tuesday (May 29, 2018) to life in prison in the second degree murder of Aimee Kirst (33), his former girlfriend, the mother of his child, in Pearl River on June 30, 2016.
District Judge Scott Gardner also sentenced Talley to 20 years for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and was sentenced to 40 years for second degree kidnapping for fleeing the murder scene with his 3-year-old son in violation of a protective order that required him to stay away from the boy and his mother. All of these charges were without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension.
A St. Tammany Parish jury found Talley guilty of all three charges on May 11, 2018 after a weeklong trial. Assistant District Attorneys Casey Dieck and Jay Adair had argued in trial that an enraged Talley went to Kirst’s Pearl River home with the intention to kill her and then shot her in the back of the head as she tried to hide in their son’s bedroom. The couple’s then 3-year-old son, witnessed the shooting. Talley kidnapped the child when he fled the scene.
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May 28, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information

Jewell Plummer was booked 05/26 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Tremale Jenkins was booked 05/26 on the charge of 1st Degree Rape and Failure to Appear
Wendi Holmes was booked 05/26 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Wendy Williams was booked 05/26 In From Court and Failure to Appear
Gregory Stafford was booked 05/26 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Kamber Sibley was booked 05/27 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Antoinette Nunnery was booked 05/27 on the charges of Child Restraint Violation (2nd Offense), No Insurance, Open Container in Vehicle, Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, and Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Anthony Boxwell was booked 05/27 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (4th Offense), Driving With Suspended License Due to Previous DWI (or other), Open Container in Vehicle, Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Highway, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Four Killed in Fiery Crash on I-12 Near Covington

Saturday afternoon (May 26, 2018), Louisiana State Police Troop L responed to a multi-vehicle crash on I-12 east at LA 21 near Covington that involved ten vehicles and resulted in four fatalities.
Troopers’ preliminary investigation revealed that traffic was stopped or slowing to a stop on I-12 east at LA 21 due to congestion. An 18-wheeler failed to stop and started a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles. The 18-wheeler jackknifed during the crash and caught fire, along with three other vehicles.
The driver of the 18-wheeler died on the scene and positive identification has yet to be confirmed. Also dead are Yoland Simmons and Keland Simmons of Baton Route and Rachel Lehmann of Mandeville. Several individuals were taken to local hospitals with minor/moderate injuries, including a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy. All injured parties are expected to make a full recovery. Impairment has not yet been determined.

Obituary

Joseph "J.J." Jerome Guttuso
June 06, 1976 - May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 25, 2018

Stephanie Wilson was booked 05/25 on the charges of Forgery (2 counts)
Marcus Mark was booked 05/25 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Zachary Davis was booked 05/25 In From Court
Cordarrah Lee was booked 05/25 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Failure to Pay Fine, and Failure to Appear (5 counts)
Ryan Murphy was booked 05/25 on the charge of Possession of Marijuana
Corey Ruffin was booked 05/25 on the charges of Attachment, Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness, and Contempt of Court

Obituary

Michael A. Wall
January 04, 1958 - May 19, 2018

May 25, 2018

Obituary

Judy Newsom Hilbun
March 15, 1954 - May 24, 2018

Elderly Slidell Woman Allegedly Bilked Out of $14,000

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives concluded a nearly two-year-long elderly exploitation case with the arrest Wednesday (May 23, 2018) of Bernardita Voss (51) of Chalmette. Voss is accused of exploiting an 85-year-old Slidell resident.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was originally contacted by the victim’s son in late 2016 after he suspected his mother’s sitter was making unauthorized transactions from the elderly woman’s personal bank account. Detectives began the time consuming process of obtaining and sifting through piles of financial records and hours of surveillance video from multiple merchant locations to establish the probable cause necessary to positively identify Voss as the sole individual responsible for this crime.
Thursday (May 24, 2018), Voss reportedly confessed to committing theft of more than $14,000 between March 2016 to December 2016.

Memorial Day Tribute at Varnado Store Museum is Sunday

Join the Varnado Store Museum and American Legion Post 24 of Bogalusa on Sunday (May 27, 2018) from 3 PM - 4 PM for a short ceremony to remember and honor those in the military who have lost their lives in War.
The event will take place outside, behind the Museum Annex on Cleveland Street in Franklinton. There will be light refreshments in the Museum after following the event.

Obituary

Marshall Lloyd Jefferson, Sr.
September 07, 1925 - May 15, 2018

Obituary

Rosemary Keller
February 23, 1970 - May 13, 2018

Raffle Fundraiser Funds Scholarships in Memory of John Hartzog, Sr.

In January of 2018 members of the Bogalusa Police Benevolence Association decided to assist local
students by offering (3) $500.00 scholarships to local high school graduates in memory of retired Assistant Chief John Hartzog, Sr.
John Hartzog, Sr. joined the Bogalusa Police department in 1961, retired in 1991, was a founding member of the Association, and was very instrumental in the planning and building of the Bogalusa Police Association lodge. Hartzog had a strong desire to see that high school students in our community were given opportunities for success.
The Bogalusa Police Benevolence Association conducted a fundraiser raffle supporting the John Hartzog Sr. scholarship fund and on May 23, 2018 the drawing for the raffle was held at Bogalusa City Hall. The winner was Cathy Magee from Franklinton. Several members of the Hartzog family were present for the drawing. John Hartzog, III and Johnna Hartzog, grandchildren of Hartzog Sr., pulled the winning ticket.
The Bogalusa Police Benevolence Association and Members of the Hartzog Family would like to thank all individuals who supported this worthy cause.


Pictured front row left to right: Lt Marty Baker, Captain Troy Tervalon, Mayor Wendy Perrette, Captain Wendell O’Berry, John Hartzog III (grandchild of Hartzog Sr), John Hartzog Jr.(son of Hartzog Sr.), Sharon Hartzog (daughter in law of Hartzog sr.), Donna Hartzog (daughter of Hartzog Sr.), Linda Hartzog (spouse of Hartzog sr.), Lt Janice Johnson, Chief Kendall Bullen.
Pictured back row left to right: Sgt Jeff Bergeron, Jana Wascom (grandchild of Hartzog Sr.), Johnna Hartzog (grandchild of Hartzog Sr.), and PFC Nick Glenn.

Bogalusa Woman Allegedly Sets Fire After Eviction

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal arrested Sandra A. Luter (48) of Bogalusa Thursday, (May 24, 2018) for allegedly setting her apartment unit on fire following eviction.
The OSFM and ATF responded to the 1000 block of Union Avenue in Bogalusa. Several apartment units received smoke and flame damage that took the Bogalusa Fire Department an hour to extinguish. The structure was deemed a total loss.
Investigators learned Luter had been evicted the day before and was given 24 hours to leave. Luter reportedly confessed that she lit a shirt on fire in her utility room because she was mad.
Additional charges at the federal level are possible due to the fire involving government housing.

Bogalusa Man Faces 5 Years For Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Latimore C. Thompson (31) of Bogalusa was found guilty Wednesday (May 23, 2018) of domestic abuse aggravated assault (a felony) and domestic abuse battery (a misdemeanor).
Just before 10 p.m. on December 9, 2017, Thompson pulled his car behind the victim at her home as she got out of her car to check her mail. The victim rushed back to her car and locked it. She refused his demands for her to open her car door and, as he pulled out a gun and pointed it at her, she called 9-1-1. In the recording of the emergency call, she can be heard screaming, “Stop! Don’t Shoot!”
Thompson then broke the vehicle’s window, reached in, and struck the victim in the head before fleeing. Three days later, officers were again called to the victim’s residence after Thompson caused a disturbance. The Bogalusa Police Department investigated the case.
Thompson faces up to five years in prison on the felony conviction when Knight sentences him on June 20, 2018.

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 24, 2018

Sandra Luter was booked 05/24 on the charge of Aggravated Arson
Tatisha Smith was booked 05/24 on the charge of Obscenity
William King was booked 05/24 on the charge of Failure to Honor Written Promise
Dustin Milton was booked 05/24 on the charges of Probation Violation and Contempt of Court
Maybrie Magee was booked 05/24 In From Court
Laura Kennedy was booked 05/24 In From Court

May 24, 2018

Former St. Tammany Teacher Arrested on Multiple Counts

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested former William Pitcher Junior High School special education teacher Michael Williams (30) of Covington Thursday morning (May 24, 2018) on eight (8) counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Detectives began investigating Williams initially after a concerned parent contacted the STPSO about a teacher giving her son a ride in his personal vehicle without her permission. A second parent reported the teacher had sent her son text messages, which included offensive and inappropriate language.
The investigation revealed that Williams had smoked marijuana with some students, had sent multiple students multiple text messages using indecent language, and on at least one occasion had provided a student with a ride in his personal vehicle without the parent’s permission.

Obituary

Kolton Gabriel Jenkins
May 20, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 23, 2018

Michael Jarrell was booked 05/23 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Benjamin Newcomb was booked 05/23 In From Court and on the charge of Failure to Appear
Martika Lucas was booked 05/23 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Fight and Criminal Damage
Latimore Thompson was booked 05/23 In From Court
Miketillies Williams was booked 05/23 on the charges of Excessive Noise, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Driving Under Suspension

May 23, 2018

Obituary

Leon Stanley Nelson
January 18, 1969 - May 18, 2018

Bogalusa Man Gets 30 Years for Rape of 5 Year-Old

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Donald R. Stone, 64, of Bogalusa pleaded guilty Monday (May 21, 2018) to the second degree rape of a victim under 13. District Judge William Knight sentenced Stone to 30 years in prison.
Between January 1 and April 26 in 2016, Stone raped a 5-year-old girl. The child ultimately disclosed the crime to her mother, who contacted law enforcement authorities.  The case was investigated by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The victim and her family supported the terms of the plea. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia prosecuted the case.

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings for May 21, 2018

Michael A. Terrell was booked 05/21 to serve sentence from Bogalusa City Court
Chad E. Freeman was booked 05/21 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Christopher L. Borchers was booked 05/21 on the charges of 2 counts of Failure To Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 22, 2018

Zachery Abram was booked 05/22 on the charge of Probation Violations
Donna Prizie was booked 05/22 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Russell Daniels was booked 05/22 on the charges of Possession Wisth Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (4 counts), Attachment, and Contempt of Court
Tyler Alford was booked 05/22 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Theft of Firearm

May 22, 2018

Obituary

Jacquelyn “Jacqi” Florence Wolf
April 14, 1940 - May 16, 2018

Traffic Violations + Marijuana + Gun + More = Arrest

On the night of May 9, 2018, Bogalusa Police Department Offices saw a vehicle parked in the street
on Florence Avenue and obstructing the flow of traffic. When the officers approached the vehicle, they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. Officers made contact with the driver who was identified as Quinton L. Porter (34) of Bogalusa. Porter was able to produce a vehicle registration and insurance but he didn't have a drivers license.
Due to the strong odor of marijuana and observing a suspected marijuana cigar, officers proceeded to search the vehicle. The passenger, identified as Le'Issacc Morris, reportedly admitted the cigar was his. During the search a handgun was located under the drivers seat. Located on the rear seat was a box of baby wipes that contained a large amount of a green leafy substance suspected of being marijuana and a digital scale. The suspected marijuana was packaged in two large bags and nine small bags.
Porter was charged with Obstructing of Public Passages, Driver Must Be Licensed, Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession or Carrying a Weapon by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Morris was issued a summons for Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years For Woman’s 2016 Death

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Charles Joseph Mixon (43) of Bogalusa pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2016 shooting death of Christin James whose body was found burned beyond recognition. Keri G. Stewart (43) of Bogalusa, Mixon’s girlfriend at the time, also pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the killing.
Mixon shot James to death during a confrontation between August 2 and August 3 in 2016 at a house on Shorty Bush Road, just outside Bogalusa, and then attempted to dispose of James’s body. Stewart claimed she was at the house but was not in the room when James was shot. Stewart tried to assist in the cover-up, driving James’ car away from the scene on August 2, but Stewart wrecked the car and was severely injured.
District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Mixon to 40 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and 10 years on the obstruction charge, which will be served consecutive to the manslaughter sentence. Stewart was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the obstruction charge.

Obituary

Peggy Joyce Stogner Brewton
August 29, 1936 - May 21, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 21, 2018

Kolufox Spikes was booked 05/21 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Chad Montz was booked 05/21 on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense), Improper Turn/Accident, Expired MVI, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Cody Vince was booked 05/21 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Obituary

Emma Elaine Powell
February 20, 1934 - May 13, 2018

May 21, 2018

Washington Parish Burglary Suspect Arrested in Ponchatoula

Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson reports the arrest of Ashley Johnson (32) on an Aggravated Burglary warrant out of Washington Parish.
Last Thursday night (May 17, 2018), Ponchatoula Police Detectives received information that Ashley Johnson was recently involved in a theft of firearms in Washington Parish and was believed to be in Ponchatoula. Officers were able to locate Johnson at a home on South 2nd Street and place her under arrest without incident. During the arrest, officers were able to recover the stolen AR-15 from the burglary. Johnson was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail as a fugitive. On May 18, 2018, Johnson was booked into the Washington Parish Jail on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Firearm, and Failure to Appear. Bond was set at $12,750.00.

83 Year-Old Arkansas Man Charged With Rape by Franklinton Police

On May 19, 2018, following a lengthy investigation conducted by the Franklinton Police Department,
Detectives arrested Clyde W. Williams (83) of Monette, Arkansas. Williams was charged with First Degree Rape and Sexual Battery.
Williams was extradited from Jonesboro, Arkansas and after booking transported to the Washington Parish Jail. Bond has been set at $635,000.00.
Due to the age of the victim, additional information is being withheld.

Obituary

Kenneth Ray Burton
August 03, 1946 - May 19, 2018

Obituary

Dianne Smith
May 11, 1957 - May 20, 2018

Obituary

Lois Fontenot Bickham
July 14, 1934 - May 20, 2018

Help Bogalusa Police ID This Person

The Bogalusa Police Department is asking the public' assistance in identifying the person pictured
here. He is a person of interest in an incident that occurred at the Bogalusa Wal-Mart on May 12, 2018.
Anyone who knows this person is ask to contact The Detectives Division at (985) 732-6238 or leave a message. Callers may remain anonymous.

Obituary

Chad Mixon Beadle
February 11, 1975 - May 18, 2018

Obituary

Glenda Wicker McIntyre
November 16, 1961 - May 19, 2018

Obituary

Kyra Cox Wilson
July 11, 1972 - May 19, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 18-20, 2018

Chelsea Whaley was booked 05/18 on the charges of Theft Under $1,000.00 and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Shelia A. Odom was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Jewell D. Plummer was booked 05/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Reginald B. Anders was booked 05/19 on the charges of Public Drunkenness and Open Container Violation
Quinton L. Porter was booked 05/19 on the charges of Obstructing Public Passages, Driver Must Be Licensed, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession or Carrying of a Weapon by a  Convicted Felon, Illegal Carrying of Weapons While in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Joseph P. Busby was booked 05/20 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Careless Operation of a vehicle and No Proof of Insurance
David E. Hayes was booked 05/20 on the charge of Entry or Remaining After Being Forbidden

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 18-20, 2018

Jacob Carter was booked 05/18 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Contempt of Court (2 counts) and Terrorizing
Marvin Carter was booked 05/18 on the charges of Attempted Burglary, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Criminal Trespass
Donald Gholar was booked 05/18 In From Court
Ashley Johnson was booked 05/18 on the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Theft of Firearm, and Failure to Appear
Brittany Regan was booked 05/18 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Christopher Williams was booked 05/18 In From Court
Sheila Odom was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Honor Written Promise, and Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100
Clyde Williams was booked 05/19 on the charges of 1st Degree Rape and Sexual Battery
Quinton Porter was booked 05/19 on the charges of Obstructing Public Passage(s), No Drivers License, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of CDS With Weapon Present
Megan Leboeuf was booked 05/20 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Joseph Busby was booked 05/20 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Charles Murray was booked 05/20 In For Court
Pablo Baleras was booked 05/20 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Public Intimidation
Thomas Allemand was booked 05/20 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Hit and Run, Driving Under Suspension, Switched License Plates, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

May 18, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Oren Bowens (39) of Slidell,and Warren Brown (26) of Pearl River with second degree murder Thursday (May 17, 2018) in the case of a 23-year-old woman who died after ingesting heroin.
The men are accused of supplying and/or providing the heroin that caused the victim’s death on October 16, 2017. Her cause of death was determined to be heroin toxicity.
Bowens is also charged with possession of Suboxone and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

St. Tammany Grand Jury Indicts Man for Rape and Molestation

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Harold A. Butler, Jr. (45) of Jefferson Parish, with aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and the molestation of a juvenile under his care or custody in incidents involving two victims.
Butler is accused of raping a girl for many years, beginning when she was 12 years old and living in Mandeville. He also is accused of molesting another girl for a number of years, including a period when she was 16 years old and lived in Mandeville.

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Sheriff's Scholarship Awarded to Franklinton Graduate

Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal has announced the local winner of a Louisiana Sheriffs’
Association scholarship. The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy Washington Parish graduate who will be pursuing higher education at a Louisiana college or university. Financial resources for the scholarship program are made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership program.
Sheriff Seal recently awarded this year’s scholarship to Joshua Gubert, a 2018 graduate of Franklinton High School. In addition to graduating with a high academic average and serving as a member of the Student Council, Joshua was active in high school sports, including football, soccer, tennis, power-lifting and track. He will be attending the University of Louisiana Lafayette, pursuing a major in mathematics.
Sheriff Seal stated, “The scholarship program is a meaningful expression of confidence in our local youth. I am pleased to award this scholarship to Joshua Gubert who has demonstrated his commitment to excellence. He is a fine example of the many outstanding young people of Washington Parish who will emerge as leaders in our parish and state. Congratulations, Joshua!”

Obituary

Jerry Patrick Fairburn
July 17, 1967 - May 17, 2018

Obituary

Estelle Owens Miley
November 26, 1936 - May 17, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 17, 2018

Tera L. Thomas was booked 05/17 on the charges of Criminal Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Eric D. Lucas was booked 05/17 for a Probation Hold (Bogalusa City Court)
Amber Thomas was booked 05/17 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

Fallen Heroes Honored in Washington Parish


As citizens from throughout Washington Parish gathered under the flagpole in front of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office today (May 18, 2018), Sheriff Randy Seal spoke words of remembrance and gratitude to law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Sheriff Seal placed a wreath at the memorial to Fallen Heroes of Washington Parish who are memorialized in the tribute to Fallen Heroes located inside the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office. Drew LeBlanc, representing Buglers Across America, played taps as the ceremony concluded. Attendees then had the privilege of viewing the memorial.
“Remembrance of our fallen heroes is always a solemn time for all of us,” stated Sheriff Seal. “These fine officers made the ultimate sacrifice as they worked to protect the residents of our parish. We are forever indebted to them.”


Fallen Heroes Honored in Washington Parish on May 18 2018 from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

The D. A. Adds Charges to Men in Mt. Hermon Shooting Spree

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (May 18, 2018) that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April last year.

Bailey Koon (18) of Franklinton, Dakota Tetreau (20) of Franklinton, and Desmond Warren (19) of Mt. Hermon are now charged with illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities (9 counts), simple criminal damage to property (19 counts), and aggravated criminal damage to property (9 counts). That includes seven new charges: three counts of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, three counts of aggravated criminal damage and one count of simple criminal damage. (Click “read more” below)

Obituary

James Darren Williams
June 13, 1967 - May 12, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 17, 2018

Shawn Fox was booked 05/17 on the charges of Aggravated Resisting by Flight, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Drug Free Zone Violation of Uniform CDS, Improper Turn/Accident, Failure to Appear (2 counts), Contempt of Court (2 counts), Failure to Pay Fine, and Resisting an Officer
Dayon Dyson was booked 05/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Pacee Moses was booked 05/17 on the charges of Intimidating of a Witness, Aggravated Assault, and Contempt of Court
Racheal Shoemaker was booked 05/17 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
Denver Foster was booked 05/17 on the charges of Intimidating of a Witness, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault With a Firearm, and Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Luis Guzman-Michel was booked 05/17 on he charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Obscenity

May 17, 2018

Obituary

James T. Creel
December 5, 1925 - May 16, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 15-16, 2018

Christopher C. Buckhanan was booked 05/15 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication and Criminal Mischief
Fredrick R. Johnson was booked 05/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Pacee P. Moses was booked 05/16 on the charge of Intimidating a Witness, Principal to Aggravated Assault and Failure to Appear
Denver D. Foster was booked 05/16 on the charges of 4 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court), Intimidating a Witness, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
James E. Singletary was booked 05/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

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Traveling Vending Machine Bandits BUSTED!

After a six-month burglary investigation, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is pleased to report that Pennsylvania residents James Dean Johns, Jr. (38) and  Louis John Alberti (54) are behind bars in Louisiana. The two were caught on surveillance video burglarizing several coin-operated machines in Tangipahoa Parish and are accused of doing the same throughout multiple states.
TPSO detectives joined forces with agencies in Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina and the two were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Office in Pennsylvania in April and extradited to Tangipahoa Parish on May 14, 2018. Each are charged with twenty (20) counts of burglary in excess of $25,000. Other jurisdictions are in the process of obtaining warrants.
Sheriff Edwards describes them as professional traveling thieves who engaged in their criminal activities as a full-time job. The duo would obtain a rental car, commit the burglaries during midnight hours, and would rarely leave evidence behind. In one incident, they were caught on video breaking into five machines in three minutes flat.
However, they have been busted and are in jail with Alberti's bond set at $300,000 and Johns' bond set at $450,000.

Summer Message From Sheriff Randy Seal

As the school year comes to an end and children are being dismissed for summer break, I remind everyone to be safe and drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes and enjoying the summer weather.

I also want to congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them all the best as they head out into the world. Some of our seniors may be preparing for college, others preparing for a career, and the rest still deciding. No matter where you are headed to in life, I want to say congratulations, good luck, and stay safe!

Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat:

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 15-16, 2018

Steven Taylor was booked 05/15 on the charge of Parole Violation
Rico Dawson was booked 05/15 In For Court
Michelle Yarbrough was booked 05/16 on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Failure to Appear
Dustin Stein was booked 05/16 on the charges of Criminal Trespass and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Eric Lucas was booked 05/16 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense)
Lee Steele was booked 05/16 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction, Possession of Stolen Property, and Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling
Rashanda Magee was booked 05/16 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Contempt of Court (2 counts)

May 16, 2018

Slidell PD Investigating Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Shortly before 1:00 p.m. today (May 16, 2018), a person suffered, from what appeared to be, a self-inflicted gunshot outside of the lobby of the Slidell Memorial Hospital emergency room. An off-duty Slidell Police officer, who was working a security detail at Slidell Memorial Hospital, was immediately on-scene. There were no other injuries reported. No further details were available.

Slidell Man Charged With Conspiracy to Defraud

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jeffrey Dunap (44), of Slidell and owner of Phoenix Civil Contractors, was charged Monday (May 14, 2018) with conspiracy to defraud First NBC Bank, the New Orleans-based bank that failed in April 2017.
The press release charges that Dunlap and an unnamed bank president conspired to provide false financial statements and inflate the value of collateral used to obtain loans for Dunlap and his business from March of 2009 through April of 2017. The press release further charges that  the purpose of the conspiracy was for Dunlap, the unnamed bank president, and others to unjustly enrich themselves, disguise the true financial status of Dunlap's business, and conceal the accurate performance of the business's line of credit. By April 28, 2017, First NBC Bank had advanced approximately $22 million to Dunlap's company on a revolving line of credit.
If found guilty, Dunlap could face up to 30 years’ imprisonment, a fine of more than $1 million, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans stated that a Bill of Information is merely an accusation and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Slidell Couple (Both Convicted Felons) Back in Jail

Two convicted felons are facing more charges after $18,000 worth of cocaine and a variety of other drugs, money and drug paraphernalia were found inside the home they share with their 1-year-old daughter.
On May 11, 2018 detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration culminated a months-long investigation by executing a search warrant at the Slidell home of Destin Miller (25) and  Precious Thompson (28). The search uncovered approximately 441 grams of cocaine (street value of approximately $18,000), 22 dosage units of MDMA (Ecstasy), 26 dosage units of Tramadol, 8 grams of marijuana, assorted narcotics paraphernalia, a handgun and $4,167 of United States currency.
Miller and Thompson were charged with numerous drug-related offenses. In addition, both were charged with Possession of CDS in the presence of a Minor and Illegal Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.

May 15, 2018

Pearl River Man Charged With Child Pornography

Attorney General Jeff Landry today (May 15, 2018) announced that his Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) arrested Kevin Currier (33) of Pearl River on the charges of 25 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13) and one count of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested following a joint investigation led by General Landry’s Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) CCU and assisted by the LBI Violent Crimes Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Slidell Police Department.
“My team and I are committed to doing all we legally can to investigate and arrest child predators,” said General Landry. “We will do our part to ensure those who victimize our State’s children are found and brought to justice.”
General Landry encourages anyone with additional information about Currier to please call the LBI at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names. 

Obituary

Minnie Marilyn Bailey Crews
February 09, 1934 - May 06, 2018

Ex-Con Gets 20 Years for Possessing Gun & Drugs & Fleeing Police

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael Richardson (34) of Covington, pleaded guilty Monday (May 14, 2018) to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana (third offense), and resisting an officer. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
On December 11, 2017 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped Richardson for a license plate violation and then noticed smoke and smelled marijuana coming from the car. The officer asked if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle, and Richardson handed the officers a blunt.
Richardson then fled on foot, hopped a 6-foot fence, and hid in a neighboring house. Deputies found Richardson hiding in the closet of a child’s bedroom.  Deputies also recovered a handgun that Richardson had hidden in a clothes hamper in the room. The handgun had been stolen in an automobile burglary.

Bogalusa City Jail Booking Information for May 11-14, 2018

Roy T. Forbes was booked 05/11 on the charges on 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Things and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Demonte J. Travis was booked 05/11 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace by Disorderly Conduct
Gary W. Francis was booked 05/12 on the charge of Public Drunkenness
Steven C. Taylor was booked 05/13 on the charge of Criminal Mischief by Filing a False Police Report
Vernel Sartin was booked 05/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Tabitha Moore was booked 05/14 on the charge of Theft

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information for May 14, 2018

Kevin Blackmon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Abigail Blackmon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Michael Perry was booked 05/14 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Resissting Arrest by Providing False Booking Info, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Facility
Trevonne Mingo was booked 05/14 In For Court
Tyler Simmons was booked 05/14 on the charge of Parole Violation
Chazity Magee was booked 05/14 on the charge of Aggravated Assault
Robert Harvey was booked 05/14 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Michael Weldon was booked 05/14 on the charge of Attachment

May 14, 2018

Obituary

Johnny Lee Willis
October 21, 1939 - May 14, 2018

Tickfaw Man Dies While Swimming in Lake Pontchartrain

Sunday afternoon (May 13, 2018), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office Units were dispatched after State Park Rangers called for assistance in reference to a subject last seen swimming in Lake Pontchartrain just south of the Fontainbleau State Park Fishing Pier. A short time later, a body was recovered by STPSO Marine Units, approximately 500 yards west of the Fishing Pier, in approximately seven feet of water.
The body of the deceased has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroners Office. NOLA.com reports today that the deceased has been identified as Luis Landaverde (23) of Tickfaw.