November 18, 2018

Obituary

Angela Kennedy Miller
December 2, 1970 - November 14, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 17, 2018

Cevan Hewitt was booked 11/17 In From Court
Gary Mizell was booked 11/17 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Failure to Appear
Jeramie Young was booked 11/17 on the charges of Attempted Robbery With Gun and Aggravated Battery
Diane Tramontana was booked 11/17 on the charges of Attempted Robbery With Gun and Aggravated Battery
Mitchell Causey was booked 11/17 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Highway

Today in History for November 18th

November 17, 2018

Washington Republican Parish Executive Committee Endorsements

For more information about Kyle Ardoin, click here.

For more information about Thomas R. "Rusty" Fornea, click here.

For more information about Shelby C. Temples, click here.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 15-16, 2018

Chad Cothern was booked 11/15 on the charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s)
Shaquille Lewis was booked 11/15 In For Court
Michael Wolbers was booked 11/15 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Victor Peters was booked 11/15 on the charges of Failure to Honor Written Promise and Failure to Pay Fine
Mark Woods was booked 11/16 on the charge of Attachment
Arnold McCallon was booked 11/16 In For Court
John Forbes was booked 11/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Rayshawn Harris was booked 11/16 on the charges of Improper Turn/Accident, Aggravated Resisting by Flight, Ran Stop Sign (8 counts), Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, and Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order
Qatarrel Walker was booked 11/16 on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs
Kendric Lampley was booked 11/16 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Ran Stop Sign (3 counts), Resisting an Officer, License Plate Improper Lighting, Special Restriction on Lamps, and Resisting Arrest by Flight
Jamie Myers was booked 11/16 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Durand Smith was booked 11/16 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 14-15, 2018

Rayshawn V. Harris was booked 11/14 on the charges of Turning-signal Required 100' prior to turn, 8 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, Illegal  Possession of Stolen Things, Possession with Intent to distribute Heroin, Legend Drugs-Sale/Possession, Cancelled/Altered License Plate, and 2 Counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kendric L. Lampley was booked 11/14 on the charges Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana,  Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, 3 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, Resisting an Officer, License Plate Lights-Regulations, 2 Headlights Required and Flight from an Officer
John W. Forbes was booked 11/15 on the charges of 3 counts of Stop Sign-Must Stop, 3 counts of Turn signal Required, No Proof of Insurance, Driving While License is suspended, Fugitive from an Outside Agency and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Pamela R. Cooper was booked 11/15 on the charges of 3 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kendarras Pigott was booked 11/15 on the charges of Turn Signal Required and Driving While License is Suspended

Obituary

Estelle "MaMaw" Martino
December 19, 1925 - November 14, 2018

Today in History for November 17th

Edith Harry Roberts
August 18, 1931 - November 11, 2018

Obituary

Gladys Moseley
May 19, 1936 - October 31, 2018

November 15, 2018

ATTENTION REGISTERED VOTERS OF FRANKLINTON

Wet-Dry Election is December 8, 2018

Two informational meetings are scheduled: Monday, November 19, 2018 and Monday, December 3, 2018. Both meetings begin at 6:00 pm at Franklinton Town Hall. 

In February, 2018 a Petition was circulated in Franklinton and 661 signatures were obtained. Of those 661 signatures, 604 were qualified which allowed an election to be called. The Petition was circulated so that we could vote to allow higher content alcohol to be served in the restaurants in Franklinton.

In any Wet-Dry election, Louisiana State law requires that all five of the below described options must be on the ballot in order to allow the electorate to vote again on all Wet-Dry options.

Proponents seeking the changes assert that this is a very important revenue source to the Town of Franklinton and it is critical that the three options we currently have are voted back in again. Option #5 is the one that is should be changed.

Please consider voting on the options as shown below.

1) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume be permitted by package only and not for consumption on the premises in the Town of Franklinton?"  ALREADY HAVE THIS. EXAMPLES ARE WINN DIXIE, MARKET MAX, ETC.
YES
2) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing not more than six percent alcohol by volume for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" NEVER HAD THIS. THIS WILL PERMIT BARS TO SERVE LOW ALCOHOL LIKE BEER.
NO
3) "Shall the sale of beverage alcohol containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" NEVER HAD THIS. THIS WILL PERMIT BARS TO SERVE HIGH ALCOHOL, LIKE WHISKEY.
NO
4) "Shall the sale of beverages of alcoholic content containing one-half of one percent alcohol by volume and above by the package only and not for consumption on the premises be permitted in the Town of Franklinton?" ALREADY HAVE THIS. EXAMPLES ARE WINN DIXIE, MARKET MAX, ETC.
YES
5) "Shall the sale of beverages of high and low alcoholic content be permitted only on the premises of restaurant establishments which have been issued an "R" permit as defined by the law in the Town of Franklinton? ALREADY HAVE LOW CONTENT IN RASTAURANTS; NEED HIGH ALSO. EXAMPLES ARE SAKI IN SHUSHI RESTAURANT, MARGARITAS IN MEXICAN RESTAURANT, WINE IN RESTAURANTS." 
YES

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 14, 2018

Joshua Hicks was booked 11/14 on the charges of License Plate Improper Lighting, Driving Under Suspension, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Donald Viverito was booked 11/14 on the charges of 1st Degree Rape, Aggravated Domestic Violence Assault, and Failure to Appear
Raymond Hartfield was booked 11/14 on the charge of Probation Violation
John Morgan was booked 11/14 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Derlon Crain was booked 11/14 on the charges of Simple Burglary, Theft Less Than 1000, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, and Illegal Possession of Burglary Tools
Truiet Hyde was booked 11/14 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Today in History for November 15th

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November 14, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 13, 2018

Quincy J. Edwards was booked 11/12 on the charges of Possession or Dealing in Firearms with Obliterated Serial Number, Illegal Carrying of Weapons while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance,  Possession with Intent to distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to distribute Heroin, Possession of Ectasy, Firearm Free Zone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Amaya C. Davis was booked 11/13 on the charges of Hit and Run and Failure to Seek Assistance
Donald D. Viverito, III was booked 11/13 on the charges of First Degree Rape-Aggravated Rape, Battery-Domestic Abuse and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Christopher D. Miller was booked 11/13 on the charge of Resisting an Officer
Jeffery A. Venezia, Jr. was booked 11/13 on the charge of possession of Marijuana
David A. Avery was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, 2 counts of Resisting an Officer and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Joshua R. Hicks was booked 11/13 on the charges of License Plate Lights-Regulations, Driving While License is suspended, No Insurance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)

Slidell Man Indicted for Rape of 12-Year-Old

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Shawn A. Doucette (33) of Slidell on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with two counts of first degree rape of a victim under 13.

Doucette is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on at least two occasions between October 1, 2016, and April 13, 2017.

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

Slidell Man Re-Indicted in Teen's Death from Synthetic Marijuana

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury re-indicted Jamie D. Cooper (34) of Slidell on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with second degree murder in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. The new, superseding indictment added a charge of distribution of a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance (marijuana or a synthetic form).

Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man to the 17-year-old, who died after using it on March 13, 2016.

Angie Man and Carriere Woman Indicted in Auto Parts Theft Operation

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury charged Dustin Ray Hughes (32) of Angie and Sharon D. Snelgrove (38) of Carriere, Mississippi with racketeering and multiple theft charges for an alleged operation that used account information from one company to make fraudulent purchases from another.

Hughes, a former employee of Southern Electric Company, is accused of placing fraudulent orders with O’Reilly Auto Parts on multiple occasions with account information stolen from Southern Electric. More than 1,000 products, valued at between $20,000 and $25,000, are alleged to have been obtained fraudulently from 14 jurisdictions over two states. Snelgrove is accused of assisting Hughes by obtaining and transporting merchandise that she knew was stolen.

Both are charged with the following: one count each of racketeering, seven counts each of theft of items valued at $1,000 but less than $5,000, two counts each of theft of items valued at less than $1,000, and one count each of misdemeanor theft (Class 4, less than $1,000).

Assistant District Attorney Butch Wilson presented the case to the grand jury.

Former Sun Police Officer Indicted for Malfeasance

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a grand jury indicted Jacob Scott Walker (36), a former Sun police officer, on Tuesday (November 13, 2018) with two counts of malfeasance.

Walker is accused of pocketing money he collected from traffic tickets for his own personal gain between February 8 and August 13 of this year. Walker also is accused of failing to submit narcotics evidence to the crime lab for analysis after a traffic stop on December 18, 2017, and then lying about it.

Assistant District Attorney Ken Dohre presented the case to the grand jury, and D.A. Investigator Walter “Nick” Burtanog, IV, investigated it.

19-Year-Old Bogalusan Killed in Crash on LA 10

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded Tuesday night (November 13, 2018) to a
single vehicle fatal crash on LA 10 approximately six miles east of LA 62 in Washington Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 19-year-old Cristal Camacho (19) of Bogalusa.

Troopers to determined that the crash occurred as Camacho was driving a 2008 Dodge Avenger eastbound on LA 10. As the vehicle entered a left-hand curve, it exited the right side of the roadway and crashed into a pine tree.

Despite being properly restrained, Camacho sustained fatal injuries in the crash. She was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is not suspected to be a contributing factor in this crash.

19th Annual Bogalusa Lighted Christmas Parade is Thursday, Nov. 22nd


Obituary

Darrie Durell Moore
December 17, 1961 - November 09, 2018

Obituary

Tyler Stevens
April 07, 1987 - November 12, 2018

Obituary

L.E. Toney
October 17, 1926 - November 13, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 12-13, 2018

Zachary Carrol was booked 11/12 In For Court
William Dykes was booked 11/12 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Timothy Watts was booked 11/13 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold, Failure to Honor Written Promise, and Failure to Appear (5 counts)
Deonna Seals was booked 11/13 on the charges of Issuing Worthless Checks 0-100 and Issuing Worthless Checks Over 500
Lorenzo Anders was booked 11/13 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
Courtney Hodges was booked 11/13 on the charge of Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense)
Quincy Edwards was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs (2 counts), Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs, Tampering With Sign Identifying a Firearm-Free Zone, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Attachment (2 counts)
Amaya Davis was booked 11/13 on the charges of Hit and Run and Failure to Seek Assistance
Ronnie Williams was booked 11/13 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Today in History for November 14th

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November 13, 2018

Big Turnout for The Wall That Heals Arrival in Franklinton

Despite the cold and overcast skies, Franklinton saw large crowds to welcome the arrival of the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C.. Franklinton will be among the first to host this exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

The exhibit may be seen at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, Louisiana. See the schedule below:

The Wall That Heals Arrives in Franklinton, Louisiana from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday November 13 - Escort of the Wall
11:00am Meet Up/Staging/Briefing at Poitevent (Pearl River) Park
12:00 Noon Kick Stands Up
1:15pm ETA Washington Parish Fairgrounds

Wednesday November 14 - Assembly of the Wall
5:00pm Soft Opening
6:00pm Mandatory Volunteer Training

Thursday November 15 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips
9:00am Opening Ceremony
9:15am Pinning Ceremony

Friday November 16 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips

Saturday November 17 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
11:00am Gold Star Families Ceremony
6:00pm Candlelight Vigil/Reading of the Names

Sunday November 18 - Public Viewing Until 2pm
1:00pm Closing Ceremony
2:00pm Disassembly of the Wall

For more about The Wall, go the website at http://www.thewallfranklinton.com/

Clothing Donation Drive for Children's Cancer Society


4-Year-Old Shot in Hand – Aunt Arrested

Fredrica Lee (25) of Slidell was arrested Monday (November 12, 2018) after her 4-year-old niece she was caring for shot herself in the hand. Lee did not call 911 or emergency medical services but transported the child to a local hospital herself. The injury was non-life-threatening.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the local hospital shortly in response to the incident that occurred at a residence on Parkline Boulevard in the Slidell area. Lee told deputies she was caring for her niece at the residence when she heard a gunshot from the living room area of the residence. Lee learned the child had retrieved a loaded handgun from a cabinet located in the living room and had discharged the weapon.

A search warrant was executed at the residence, during which time detectives observed the cabinet where two guns were reportedly stored prior to the incident. The firearms were loaded and easily accessible to the child. A spent shell casing was recovered from the living room.

Based on the investigation, Lee was arrested on one count of Cruelty to Juveniles, The child was released in to the custody of her father. 

Today in History for November 13th

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November 12, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 10, 2018

Cevan Hewitt was booked 11/10 In From Court
Mya Baker was booked 11/10 on the charge of Attachment
Shanda Honaker was booked 11/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Trevor Owens was booked 11/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Steven Jarrell was booked 11/10 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Careless Operation, and Driving Under Suspension
Bobby Matthews was booked 11/10 on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery
Kyleir Lee was booked 11/10 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 9-11, 2018

Valerie N. Carroll was booked 11/09 on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Rakheem J. Jackson was booked 11/09 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace by Fighting
Kerry A. Arsenaux was booked 11/09 on the charges of Theft and Driving Under Suspension
Darren J. Weary was booked 11/09 on the charges of Driving While License is Suspended and Following Too Close
Daquandra O. Magee was booked 11/09 due to returning from the Washington Parish jail
Michael H. Jenkins was booked 11/09 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Devin J. Gonzales was booked 11/10 on the charges of Reckless Operation, 2nd Offense of Driving While Intoxicated and Obstruction of a Roadway
Courtney Hodges was booked 11/11 on the charge of Battery-Domestic Abuse


Obituary

Tiffani Chantelle McKenzie
December 31, 1980 - November 10, 2018

Obituary

Donna Jean Anglin
February 7, 1946 - November 10, 2018

DA's Office Holds Training For Criminal Justice Professionals

District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office held two daylong training sessions for criminal justice system professionals on November 6 and November 8 at the Bogue Chitto State Conference Center. This year, the sixth annual event was named the Lewis Murray, III, Memorial Training For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, And Judges in memory of the late Assistant District Attorney who worked as a prosecutor for more than 33 years and headed the Washington Parish office until his death in April.

“This was a great way to honor a man who dedicated so much of his life to the pursuit of justice,” Montgomery said. “And he trained many of the Washington Parish prosecutors who came after him.”

Pearl River Man Charged in Fatal Hunting Accident

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office has advised that Donald Jones, Jr. (22) of Pearl River, Louisiana has been charged with negligent homicide following a hunting accident that occurred Saturday morning (November 10, 2018) in the Honey Island Swamp in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area.

Jones and his friend, a 23-year-old Pearl River man, were hunting hogs in the Peach Lake area of the Honey Island Swamp Saturday morning. Jones told responding deputies he shot in the direction of a hog and accidentally shot his friend in the chest. Jones immediately called 911 but the area where the two men were hunting is only accessible by boat and therefore took emergency responders longer than normal to respond.

While he was on the phone with emergency personnel, Jones rendered aid and performed CPR on his friend until emergency personnel arrived. However, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

STPSO detectives learned Jones was aware his friend was not wearing “hunter’s orange” and he did not know his friend’s location when he fired his gun at the hog.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is also looking into possible violations.

Obituary

Ronnie Gaines
August 15, 1959 - November 11, 2018

Obituary

Ray Herbert Breland
July 12, 1923 - November 9, 2018

Today in History for November 12th

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November 10, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 9, 2018

Michael Phillips was booked 11/09 on the charge of Failure to Honor Written Promise
Valerie Carroll was booked 11/09 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Richard Copeland was booked 11/09 on the charges of Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, Driving Under Suspension, No Proof of Insurance, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Today in History for November 10th

Slidell Area Man Shoots Adult Son

A Slidell area man was arrested Friday afternoon (November 9, 2018) after he shot his adult son in
the hand outside of the residence where they both lived.

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Queen Anne Drive in the Slidell area. William Hubbard, III (57) and his son had been arguing outside of their  home when the argument turned physical. Hubbard went inside the residence and returned with a shotgun. Hubbard fired the shotgun, striking the victim in the hand. 

The victim was transported to a area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Hubbard was arrested and booked in to the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery.

November 09, 2018

Obituary

Danny Ray Givens 
July 31, 1946 – November 6, 2018

Help Tylertown Police ID These People

Tylertown Police are asking the public's help in identifying the people shown. They are persons of interest in a shoplifting case. Call (601) 876-4440.

All people are innocent until proven guilty.

Slidell Respond to Overdose Death and Shootings – All Related



Slidell Police are investigating three overnight shootings, leaving one dead, one in critical condition, and one in stable condition; all believing to be related.

It all began Thursday night (November 8, 2018) when Slidell Police responded to a suspected drug overdose involving a 43-year-old female on Gwen Drive in Slidell. Joshua Cox (29), the son of the deceased female, was told of his mother’s death and asked his wife to drive him to the hospital. On the way to the hospital, an Cox and his wife got into an argument and he shot her once in the chest. Cox dropped his wife off at Slidell Memorial Hospital and fled the scene. Cox's wife is expected to survive.

Several hours later, Slidell Police responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex on Lee Street in Slidell. Joshua Cox was found lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Cox was rushed to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The person responsible for shooting Cox has been identified and is cooperating with the investigation.

In an unexpected twist, during the course of the investigation at the apartment complex on Lee Street, Slidell Police located the body of an unknown male inside of a vehicle, who apparently suffered a gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the incidents are all related, however, the investigation is still on-going.

Obituary

Frank James Strickland
November 09, 1931 - November 07, 2018

Today in History for November 9th

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 8, 2018

Ardtaveon Dyson was booked 11/08 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, Failure to Appear, and Disturbing the Peace
Rodolfo Torres was booked 11/08 on the charges of Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault and Aggravated Assault
James Butler was booked 11/08 In For Court
Ramone Alexander was booked 11/08 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine and Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Chelsie Bourne was booked 11/08 In For Court
Chelsea Whaley was booked 11/08 on the charges of Probation Violation and Failure to Honor Written Promise

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 7-8, 2018

Megan R. Winterstein was booked 11/07 on the charges of 2 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Christy L. Hydle was booked 11/07 on the charges of Public Drunkenness and Entry or Remaining After Being Forbidden
Michael J. Phillips was booked 11/08 on the charges of Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection, Driving under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and a Fugitive from an Outside Agency
Richard L Copeland was booked 11/08 on the charges of Speeding, Driving while License is Suspended, No Insurance and Possession or Carrying a weapon by a Convicted Felon
Aaron T. Taylor was booked 11/08 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City court)

November 08, 2018

The Wall That Heals Video, Timeline & More

Franklinton will be among the first to host this exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point, which is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., along with a mobile Education Center. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context. For more about it, go the website at http://www.thewallfranklinton.com/



Tuesday November 13 - Escort of the Wall
11:00am Meet Up/Staging/Briefing at Poitevent (Pearl River) Park
12:00 Noon Kick Stands Up
1:15pm ETA Washington Parish Fairgrounds

Wednesday November 14 - Assembly of the Wall
5:00pm Soft Opening
6:00pm Mandatory Volunteer Training

Thursday November 15 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips
9:00am Opening Ceremony
9:15am Pinning Ceremony

Friday November 16 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips

Saturday November 17 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
11:00am Gold Star Families Ceremony
6:00pm Candlelight Vigil/Reading of the Names

Sunday November 18 - Public Viewing Until 2pm
1:00pm Closing Ceremony
2:00pm Disassembly of the Wall

Local Leaders Join Forces to Address Addiction Problems

An array of Washington Parish leaders met Wednesday (November 7, 2018) to formalize a commitment to address the growing addiction problem in the parish that has seen overdoses and deaths. Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal, Boglusa Police Chief Kendall Bullen, and Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith formally agreed to participate in Operation Angel, a program that has  seen tremendous success in neighboring St. Tammany Parish. Former Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz, who is responsible for introducing the program in St. Tammany Parish, was present. Lentz found out about Operation Angel from Leonard Campanello, the police chief in Gloucester, Massachusetts, who launched the program in 2015.

In support of this commitment and also present for the meeting were Senator Beth Mizell, District Attorney Warren Montgomery, Richard Kramer with Florida Parishes Human Services, Pastor Caleb Martin, Pastor Joey Miller (not pictured), Bobby Smith and Bob Kyger (not pictured) who offer faith based programs locally. .

This program allows those who want to get help for their addiction the opportunity to walk into a police department, ask for and receive help, without fear of arrest. Instead of being arrested, he or she will be brought to a Lacombe ranch that is operated by the New Orleans Mission, which provides round-the-clock treatment for people struggling with alcohol or drug addiction.

If you or a family member is in need of help for addictions, call or stop by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, the Franklinton Police Department, or the Bogalusa Police Department. Don't wait until it is too late!

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 7, 2018

Rashard Bickham was booked 11/07 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), Failure to Honor Written Promise, Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, No License Plate and No Insurance
Shawna Dillon was booked 11/07 on the charge of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Rita Terrebonne was booked 11/07 In From Court
James Graves was booked 11/07 In From Court
Nathaniel Walters was booked 11/07 on the charges of Simple Burglary, Theft Less Than 1000 (2 counts), and Failure to Appear
Amy Morton was booked 11/07 on the charge of Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300
Tina Major was booked 11/07 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Use Turn Signal, Open Container in Vehicle, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs

Today in History for November 8th

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November 07, 2018

2nd Annual Tailgate for TaTa's at Riverside Medical Center

On November 10, 2018, Riverside Medical Center Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Tailgate for TaTa's. This event will begin at 4 pm and include local craft vendors, a kids zone with multiple kids activities, a Jambalaya Contest with the Winner receiving the $500.00 Grand Prize. The entertainment for the night will be a group from Texas called Stateline & Shine. For more information please contact Britney Bell at 985-795-4141.

Help ID This Person for Tylertown PD

Can you help identify the female in this picture? She is a person of interest in a shoplifting case. If so
send call Tylertown Police Department at (601) 876-4440 and remain anonymous.

All people are innocent until proven guilty.


Message From Sheriff Seal on Property Tax Season

WPSO personnel began preparing to mail 21,950 notices starting today, November 7, 2018 for
delivery by November 15, 2018.

Here are FIVE things to know about the annual property tax assessment:

1. When is payment due? Taxes must be paid by December 31, 2018. Payments postmarked December 31, 2018 won’t incur interest charges.

2. Where may I pay my bill?

  • Online: www.wpso.la.gov, click the Divisions tab and select Pay Taxes Online. or go to http://snstaxpayments.com/washingtonWE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PAY ONLINE IF POSSIBLE.
  • In person: Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, 1002 Main Street, Franklinton, LA 70438 or Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, 302 Mississippi Avenue, Bogalusa, LA 70427
  • Regular Mail: Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Post Office Box 544, Franklinton, LA 70438. Make Checks payable to Washington Parish Tax Collector. Include the Assessment # on your check
  • Overnight mail: Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attention Property Tax Division, 1002 Main Street, Franklinton, LA 70438

3. What if I don’t receive a tax notice? If you don’t receive a tax notice by December 15, 2018, call the Sheriff’s Office Property Tax Division at 985-839-3434.

4. How was my property assessed? While the Sheriff’s Office sends the tax assessment, the Assessor’s Office is responsible for determining the value of your property. If you have questions about your assessment, call the Assessor’s Office at 985-839-7815.

5. What if I need to change my mailing address? Contact the Assessor’s Office at 985-839-7815.

Drugs and Weapons Found in Bogalusa Residence

On November 1, Detectives with the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested
Jonathan M. Brown (29), a resident of Warren Street in Bogalusa. The arrest came after information of illegal drugs at the residence and the issuance of a search warrant.

When detectives arrived at the house along with a Louisiana Probation and Parole agent, they encountered Deshontaire Foster on the front porch and in possession of a small amount of marijuana. She was later issued a misdemeanor summons for possession of the marijuana.

Jonathan Brown came out of the residence and Foster then ran inside the residence, closing and locking the door behind her. Brown then attempted to block the officers from the door. Detectives forced their way into the house and began to search, discovering heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, a .380 semi-automatic pistol and a .9mm semi-automatic pistol. Brown admitted the drugs and weapons were his.

Brown was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance present, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “A combination of illegal drugs and illegal weapons are a recipe for potential disaster. We will never know what might have been prevented by this search, seizure and arrest. Our drug task force is to be commended for removing illegal drugs and one more drug dealer from our community.”

Candidates and Voters Should be Applauded

All of those candidates who offered their services as public servants should be applauded. The
process of qualifying and campaigning is not easy. They are not guaranteed victory and failing to win is a humbling experience. For those who failed in their election bid, take solace in a quote from Orson Wells: “Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.”

We also applaud those who considered the candidates and found the time to vote. Those who voted are the ones Thomas Jefferson said ““We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” SO THIS IS YOUR GOVERNMENT!

Amendments on Tuesday's Ballot: What the Results Mean

CA No. 1: The amendment passed and will constitutionally prohibit convicted non-pardoned felons
from seeking or holding public office until five years after completion of sentence.

CA No. 2: The amendment passed and will require unanimous jury decisions for verdicts in non-capital felony cases for offenses committed after 2018. 

CA No. 3: The amendment passed and will allow donations of the use of public equipment and personnel from one political subdivision to another under the Constitution. 

CA No. 4: The amendment passed and will remove the authority to use money in the Transportation Trust Fund by state police for traffic control purposes.

CA No. 5: The amendment passed and will extend eligibility for certain special property tax treatments to property held in trust.
 
CA No. 6: The amendment passed and will require a four-year phase-in of tax liability for homes subject to the homestead exemption when a reappraisal increases assessments by more than 50% 

Fantasy Sports Contests Ballot Item: The measure passed in Washington Parish, as well as in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes, and will permit online fantasy sports betting contests. However, it would not necessarily happen immediately. Such contests would continue to be illegal until state laws and regulations are adopted. These laws and regulations would include how the fantasy sports contests would be taxed. Gambling winnings already count as income for personal income tax purposes, but it is possible if not likely that additional taxes and fees could be created.  Regulation would fall to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, which is already responsible, along with State Police, for other similar activities such as video poker and casinos.
 
For more detailed information on what the changes mean, click here

Obituary

Malaysia Aayiah Shelton
July 22, 2018 - October 30, 2018

Obituary

Stephen W. Maner
November 13, 1976 - November 05, 2018

Obituary

Gregory Lavell Crain
November 25, 1962 - November 04, 2018

Obituary

Joseph R. "Joey" Entrevia
February 07, 1963 - November 03, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 6, 2018

Antonia Martinez was booked 11/06 on the charges of Theft of Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, Failure to Honor Written Promise (2 counts), and Failure to Pay Fine (2 counts)
Jimmy Yates was booked 11/06 on the charge of Probation Violation
Robert Blackwell was booked 11/06 In For Court
Gary Dillon was booked 11/06 on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 6, 2018

Nathaniel O. Walters was booked 11/06 on the charges of Simple Burglary, 2 counts of Theft and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Gary B. Dillon was booked 11/06 on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Shawna L. Dillon was booked 11/06 on the charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Tammy W. Pierre was booked 11/06 on the charge of Theft

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November 06, 2018

Washington Parish Election Results Are In!

Bogalusa Mayor:
Incumbent Mayor Wendy O'Quinn Perrette will face “Doug” Ritchie in a run-off on December 8, 2018. Unofficial returns reflect candidates received the following percentage of the votes cast: Brian McCree (12%), James “Mack” McGehee (18%), Wendy O'Quinn Perrette (35%), “Tina Ratliff (17%), and “Doug” Ritchie (19%).

Bogalusa Councilman at Large:   Penny Douglas and “Teddy” Drummond were elected. Unofficial returns reflect the following percentage of votes cast: Scott Richard Ard (19 %), Robin Day (20 %), Penny Douglas (32%), and “Teddy” Drummond (29%).
Bogalusa Councilman District A: Gloria W. Kates was elected with 71% and Virginia Dunn received 29%.
Bogalusa Councilman District B: Danielle Magee-Keys defeated Incumbent Tamira Moss Smith 58% to 42%.
Bogalusa Councilman District C: Oneita Graham (32%) will face Shelby C. Temples(32%). Malcom D. Moses received 22% and Keosha Rawls had 14%.
Bogalusa Councilman District D: Kenny Kellis with 65% of the vote defeated, Paul Barber (24%) and , T. A. "Foots" Quinn (12%).
Bogalusa Councilman District E: Mark Irvine with 73% of the vote defeated John Richard McNabb.

Bogalusa School Board District 3: Willie "Toni" Breaux defeated Justin P. Arnold 59% to 41%.
Bogalusa School Board District 4: Adam Kemp defeated Travis Houston 62% to 38%.
Bogalusa School Board District 5: "Curtis" Creel defeated "Kay Kay" Varnado 58% to 42%.
Bogalusa School Board District 6: Richard "Ricky" Killingsworth defeated Susan Catha Penton 75% to 25%.
Bogalusa School Board District 7: “Brad” Williams defeated Dustin Mitchell 55% to 45%.

Washington Parish Council District 5: Thomas R. "Rusty" Fornea with 48% will be in a runoff with Randy Thomas who got 36% of the vote. Mike Garic ran third with 16%.

Washington Parish School Board District 8: Frankie Crosby defeated Incumbent Matthew Tate 53% to 47%.

Washington Parish Fire District 7: The 5 mil renewal was approved  by 60% to 40%.

Stolen Vehicle & Drugs Found at Bogalusa Residence

Joseph Carter (26), resident of Johnny Martin Road near Franklinton, was arrested by the Washington
Parish Sheriff's Office on November 2, 2018 for the theft of a vehicle on Lawrence Creek Road.
Using a combination of witness statements and investigative work, WPSO detectives  were able to locate both the stolen vehicle and the thief at a residence in Bogalusa. The vehicle was hidden behind the residence and the license plate had been switched.

Carter was charged also with possession of crystal meth and narcotic pills which were in his possession when the arrest was made. This is Carter’s fifth visit to the Washington Parish Jail. Beginning with a 2015 arrest, his previous arrests were for traffic offenses, drug possession and failure to appear in court.

“Another thief in jail,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Congratulations to Captain Tom Anderson and his fine team of detectives for this successful capture.”

Obituary

Ronald Louis Cotton
August 04, 1959 - November 04, 2018

Obituary

Donald Howard Duncan, Jr.
March 31, 1970 - November 02, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings November 5, 2018

Neomia L. Bonds was booked 11/05 on the charge of Violation of a Protective Order
Talage W. Ratliff, Jr. was booked 11/05 on the charges of Theft and Criminal Trespass
Amy C. Morton was booked 11/05 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and a Fugitive from an Outside Agency
Michael T. Lang was booked 11/05 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 4-5, 2018

Tony Robertson was booked 11/04 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Use Turn Signal, and Driving Under Suspension
Jasmine Richard was booked 11/04 on the charges of Carnal Knowledge of Juvenile, Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300 (2 counts), and Attachment
Michael Magee was booked 11/05 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Kermit Brumfield was booked 11/05 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Hwy
Jeffery Schilling was booked 11/05 on the charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Appear
Elizabeth Barrow was booked 11/05 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice, and Failure to Appear
Raymond Bennett was booked 11/05 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, and Obstruction of Justice
Jacob Jones was booked 11/05 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Neomia Bonds was booked 11/05 on the charge of Protective Order Violation
Terry Thompson was booked 11/05 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Erik Miller was booked 11/05 on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Firearm and Domestic Abuse/Aggravated Assault

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November 05, 2018

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings October 31-November 4, 2018

Janice A. McNeese was booked 10/31 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Language
Reginald B. Anders was booked 10/31 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Language
Jody T. Goings was booked 11/01 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Jessica P. Revere was booked 11/01 on the charges of 3 counts of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Kathy S. Bankston was booked 11/02 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Antonia V. Parra was booked 11/02 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Jacob A. Jones was booked 11/02 to serve sentence from the Bogalusa City Court
Broderic D. Lotts was booked 11/02 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Tony O. Robinson was booked 11/03 on the charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana,  Possession of Heroin, Possession of Schedule I Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving while License is Suspended and Turn Signal Required
Zachary T. Boone was booked 11/03 on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Cardareus L. Carter was booked 11/03 on the charge of Failure to Appear (Bogalusa City Court)
Jasmine J. Richard was booked 11/03 on a Hold from Probation and Parole
Emily S. Sharp was booked 11/03 on the charges of 1st offense of Driving While Intoxicated and Speeding
Jasmine J. Richard was booked 11/04 on the charge of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile
Erik D. Miller was booked 11/04 on the charges Domestic Abuse-Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
Terry L. Thompson was booked 11/04 on the charges of Possession of Cocaine, 4th offense of Possession of Marijuana, Resisting and Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bogalusa Mayor and Police Chief Announce Promotions

Bogalusa Mayor Wendy Perrette and Police Chief Kendall Bullen is proud to announce the newest Promotions at the Bogalusa Police Department. Patrolman Mitchell Castleberry was promoted to Sergeant, Sgt. Jeff Bergeron to Lieutenant, Lt. Marty Baker to Captain and Capt. D Ray Phelps
to Major. 

Congratulations of all officers on their new promotions.






















Pictured Left to Right are Chief Kendall Bullen, Major D Ray Phelps, Capt. Marty Baker, 
Lt. Jeff Bergeron, Sgt. Mitchell Castleberry and Mayor Wendy Perrette. 

Today in History for November 5th

November 04, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 2-3, 2018

Trenton Adams was booked 11/02 In From Court
Antwon Smith was booked 11/02 In From Court
Martin Mauricio was booked 11/03 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Improper Lane Useage

Today in History for November 4th

November 03, 2018

Time Change is Sunday, November 4th


$260 Million Energy Center Ground Breaking Ceremony

On Tuesday (October 30, 2018) Calpine representatives and local elected officials attended the ground breaking ceremony of a $260 million, megawatt plant that will be built in Washington Parish outside of Bogalusa. The demolition and reconstruction will take approximately three years, and will employ more than 300 workers. Once open and purchased by Entergy, 25-35 employees will be hired.

On the agenda for the ceremony were Charlie Gates (Calpine), Eric Skrmetta (Public Service Commissioner), Brad Lambert (Louisiana Economic Development), Congressman Ralph Abraham, Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas, Washington Parish Assessor James “Jimbo” Stevenson, Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal, State Senator Beth Mizell, State Representative Malinda White, Bogalusa Mayor Wendy O'Quin Perrette, and Brett Kerr (Calpine).

Obituary

Leila Ann Viverito
February 25, 1992 - October 25, 2018

Obituary

Otis D. Henry
November 24, 1965 - October 23, 2018

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Shirley Mae Mims
November 14, 1948 - October 29, 2018

Obituary

Patrick John Lambeth
March 07, 1951 - November 01, 2018

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Betty Dipietro Hines
July 03, 1948 - November 01, 2018

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Jerry James Buras
August 3, 1933 - November 2, 2018

Grand Jury in Washington Parish indicts Two for Child Rape

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that two men from Washington Parish were indicted on rape charges by a grand jury on Wednesday (October 31, 2018).

Frederick Washington (32) of Franklinton was indicted on the charge of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Washington is accused of raping a girl several years ago when she was about 9 years old.

Jerry LaVelle Vince (43) of Bogalusa was indicted on a charge of aggravated rape of a victim under 13. Vince is accused of raping a girl, who was 9 or 10 years old at the time of the alleged incident in 2013. The defendant also has a pending molestation of a juvenile case in St. Tammany Parish.

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


Today in History for November 3rd

November 02, 2018



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Obituary

Diane Harry Johns
December 11, 1947 - October 29, 2018

Obituary

Curtis Edward Toomer
June 03, 1945 - October 24, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings November 1, 2018

Keith Holliday was booked 11/01 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace and Criminal Trespass
Jonathan Brown was booked 11/01 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Obstruction of Justice
Joseph Carter was booked 11/01 on the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle 5000 to 25000
Lawana Williams was booked 11/01 on the charge of Issuing Worthless Checks 100-300

Today in History for November 2nd

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November 01, 2018

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash in Tangipahoa Parish

Shortly before 9:00 pm, on Wednesday October 31, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle on LA 22 west of Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 54-year-old Gerald A. East of Springfield.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as East was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on LA 22. A 2011 Kia Sorento, driven by 40-year-old Michael Wayne Culotta of Tickfaw, had come to a stop due to congestion ahead of East’s motorcycle. East failed to stop his motorcycle and crashed into the rear of the Sorento.

East sustained severe injuries and was transported to North Oaks Health Systems by Acadian Ambulance. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, East succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Culotta was uninjured.

Obituary

Bonnie Rae McDaniel Waskom
October 14, 1938 - October 31, 2018

WPSO Press Release on Today's Stormy Weather

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mike Haley released the following:

see images below

“FYI, attached are some pictures I took earlier this morning as I rode around the eastern side of the parish, particularly Adams/O’Berry Road off of Ben’s Ford Road and Highway 439 near Bill Booty Road.

I did not make it to the northeast portion of the parish, although I understand there was property and tree damage in both the Varnado and Angie areas. Sorry I don’t have more information about those areas. I understand also there was tree damage in the Poole’s Bluff area on Highway 21 south.

The mobile home on Adams/O’Berry Road was flipped upside down. Two men were inside and were rescued from the rubble by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, Bogalusa Police Department officers, Fire District 7 personnel and Northshore EMS personnel.  The two men were transported by Northshore to Our Lady of Angels Hospital. I do not have a report on their condition, although neither was reported as having life threatening injuries.

The house on Hwy 439 near Bill Booty Road was occupied by an elderly lady who was sitting in a chair in her den. Wind collapsed the wall of the den which fell within a couple of feet of the lady. She was not injured and is staying with her daughter and son-in-law.

Several people, including my wife, reported what sounded like a freight train at the time the wind struck early this morning.

I do not have any information about any damage on the west side of the parish.”

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Obituary

Joe Thomas McAnally
September 8, 1981 - October 30, 2018

Obituary

Gary Edwin Perry
October 13, 1950 - October 26, 2018

Washington Parish Jail Bookings October 31, 2018

Whitney McNeese was booked 10/31 on the charge of Criminal Damage
Justin Gilmore was booked 10/31 on the charges of Simple Battery and Home Invasion
Tommy Thurmond was booked 10/31 on the charge of Disturbing the Peace
Dylan Miley was booked 10/31 In From Court
Johnnie Magee was booked 10/31 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Kacey Lanier was booked 10/31 In For Court

Today in History for November 1st

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