February 16, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 15, 2019

Damon Brown was booked 02/15 on the charges of Theft Auto Recovery, Theft 1000-5000, and Contempt of Court
Cody Walker was booked 02/15 on the charge of Theft 1000-5000
Christopher Traylor was booked 02/15 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Corey Lott was booked 02/15 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Failure to Appear
Emmitt Warren was booked 02/15 on the charges of Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot (3 counts), Resisting an Officer With Force or Violence, Theft Less Than 1000, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle (5000 to 25000)
Paul Carter was booked 02/15 on the charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, No Drivers License, No Insurance, Possession of Marijuana, Switched License Plates, and Failure to Appear
Runeshia Abron was booked 02/15 In From Court and on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Cindy Perkins was booked 02/15 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts) and Contempt of Court
Lanika Warren was booked 02/15 on the charges of Resisting an Officer (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice, and Theft Less Than 1000 (2 counts)
Cherish Lorio Martin was booked 02/15 on the charge of Parole Violation
Ashley Lee was booked 02/15 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine and Failure to Appear
Paul Ard was booked 02/15 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Justin Boyd was booked 02/15 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Obituary

Phillip M. Strickland
November 05, 1976 - February 15, 2019

Today in History for February 16th

February 15, 2019

Two $1000 Scholarships to be Awarded

Each year, Franklinton Chamber of Commerce partners with Washington Parish School Board to award $1000 scholarships each to two area high school seniors that exemplify leadership and community involvement as well as a commitment to the total school program. The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019. Click here for the application and to find out if you are eligible to apply 


Mandeville Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash on I-12

Thursday evening (February 14, 2019), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a
single vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle on I-12 eastbound near LA 59 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 53-year-old Edward E. Schwarz of Mandeville.

Troopers determined that the crash occurred as Schwarz was riding a 1997 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle eastbound on I-12 and, for reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle traveled beyond the right side of the roadway and crashed into a tree. Schwarz was transported to Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.

Initial findings have indicated to Troopers that a medical condition could have been a contributing factor.

Lacombe Resident Killed in Crash on LA 434

Early this morning (February 15, 2019), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to
a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 434 south of I-12 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash has claimed the life of 38-year-old Alonzo Peter Casler of Lacombe.

Troopers determined that the crash occurred as Casler was driving north and, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle traveled across the southbound lane and through a ditch, before the front of the vehicle impacted a tree.

Casler was not wearing a seat-belt. He was pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office.

Obituary

Marjorie "Margie" Robinson Robichaux
November 4, 1931 - February 14, 2019

Obituary

Neil Jackson Rushing
April 21, 1932 - February 14, 2019

Obituary

Josephine Dykes Brumfield
October 1, 1933 - February 14, 2019

Obituary

Cindy Cefalu Verret
November 10, 1953 - February 13, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 13-14, 2019

Louis Babin was booked 02/13 on the charge of Theft 1000 to 5000
Mark Hunt was booked 02/13 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Michelle Thomas was booked 02/13 In For Court
Alex Magee was booked 02/14 on the charge of Probation Violation
Scott Shubert was booked 02/14 on the charge of Probation Violation
Kurtis Gabler was booked 02/14 on the charges of Theft 1000-5000, Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, Criminal Trespass, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Stolen Property
Tony Robertson was booked 02/14 In From Court

A Lot Happening at the AARP Bogalusa Chapter Meeting!

The AARP Bogalusa Chapter 4032 February meeting will be held 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 21,
2019 at Washington Parish Council on Aging, Senior Citizens Center, 603 Willis Avenue in Bogalusa. An exciting agenda is planned that includes observance of National Heart Awareness Month and a tribute to Dr. Gerald Berenson, guest speaker Dr. Dale Presser who is a practicing cardiologist with an office in Bogalusa, honoring civil rights hero Cleophus Guy as part of Black History Month, recognition of Outstanding Volunteer Marilyn Lott, and hearing from a U. S. Census Bureau representative about employment opportunities. (See details of the Agenda items below)

Today in History for February 15th

AP Top Stories February 15, 2019 AM

February 13, 2019

Two Sought in Slidell Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who robbed a Slidell-area gas station early Wednesday morning (February 13, 2019).
Shortly before 5:30 a.m., two black males entered a gas station on Voters Road in the Slidell area. Both men were wearing clothing that partially blocked their faces. They were armed with handguns and demanded money from the cashier. 

The men fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information about this crime or the individuals in the photos, which were taken from surveillance video, is asked to call Detective Crabtree at 985-726-7839, the STPSO at 985-898-2338 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward through Crimestoppers.

STPSO Seeking Pearl River Area Runaway


Obituary

Charlotte Johnson
May 15, 1942 - February 12, 2019

Obituary

Kenneth Wilson Jenkins
November 26, 1951 - February 11, 2019

North Shore Pastor Otho Schilling Sentenced

U. S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that Otho Schilling (59) of Mt. Hermon, Louisiana was
sentenced yesterday (February 12, 2019) by U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey to three years of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $202,632.00 for Theft of Government Funds.

According to court records, Schilling, while he was the pastor of a church in Bush, Louisiana,  beginning in 2005 up until 2016, required the church to pay his personal expenses, such as his health and car insurance premiums, car payments, and personal land note in lieu of the church paying him a salary directly. During this period, Schilling was receiving Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance   from the Social Security Administration in the amount of $1,728 a month.  Schilling  concealed both his earnings and employment from the Social Security Administration. Accordingly, Schilling fraudulently received over $200,000 in RSDI benefits he was not entitled to due to his employment with the church.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 12, 2019

Paul Jewell was booked 02/12 on the charge of Probation Violation
Tiffany Williams was booked 02/12 on the charge of Probation Violation
Kelvin Tate was booked 02/12 on the charge of Probation Violation
Issac Bonner was booked 02/12 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Shallon Freeman was booked 02/12 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS in Presence of Juvenile, Failure to Appear, and Theft Less Than 1000

Today in History for February 13th

AP Top Stories February 13, 2019 AM

Justin Brown Sworn In As Franklinton Police Chief

February 12, 2019

Washington Parish Council Holds Productive Meeting

The Washington Parish Council met Monday evening (February 11, 2019) and approved six resolutions, heard from the public, and received reports from Parish President Richard Thomas and his staff.

The Council approved a resolution to request the state legislature allow the Planning Commission to cancel meetings, rather than hold meetings, when there are no items on the agenda. The Council also approved resolutions to appoint members to the Tourism Commission (see separate article and video), Gas Utility District No. 1, Bogue Lusa Waterworks, Varnado Waterworks, and Washington Parish Fire Protection District No. 9.

During Public Participation,
  • Bogalusa resident Fate Farrell appealed to the Council for assistance in cleaning up areas in Bogalusa and received a great deal of feedback from Council members and the Parish President. (beginning 7:40 into video of the meeting). 
  • Bogalusa resident and City Councilman Mark Irvin addressed the Council on the issue of litter and disposing of tires. (beginning 20:40 into video of the meeting).
  • Rebeccah Stafford inquired about the opening of the parish animal shelter. (beginning 26:30 into video of the meeting). Public Works Director Wheat responded later into the meeting, beginning 39:30 into video of the meeting.
Parish President and his staff presented reports (beginning 28:20) that included information about the litter problem, a report on a recent tornado affecting the parish, and a report by Transportation Manager Donnell Merritt of work performed by parish work crews.

Washington Parish Tourism Addressed at Council Meetings

The Washington Parish Tourism Commission was the topic of discussion at a meeting Monday evening (February 11, 2019) of the Personnel Committee of the Washington Parish Council. Discussions were productive with the roles of the relationship between the Parish Council and the Tourism Commission being clarified and commitments being made toward transparency and coordination.

Personnel Committee members Rusty Fornea, Levi Lewis and Perry Talley heard from Tourism Commission Manager Kathi Mayor and Commission Members Cynthia August, Henry Harrison, and Mark Irvine. (Commission members not present were Marilyn Bateman, Ella Rose Bickham, Diane Slocum, and Phyllis Sampere.) The Personnel Committee also heard from other Council members and persons in the audience.

Discussions included the reappointment of three commissioners, how tourism commissioner nominations are received, the role of the Parish Council in approving commissioners, the number of members making up the Commission, and how the Tourism Commission promotes tourism and coordinates with other agencies.

Commissioner Harrison, who has been on the Commission since it's beginning, offered the opinion that, although the Parish Council votes to approve or disappove nominations, the Council does not appoint Commission members. That opinion was determined to be inaccurate. In fact, it was learned that, instead of the Tourism Commission presenting nominations to the Council for approval, nominations are supposed to be made to the Council by private non-profit groups that have an interest in the tourism industry and by other entities.

Commissioner August referred to “misleading information”, apparently about the Tourism Commission, that has been provided by some. No details were given. Councilman Lewis stated that he felt “we have brought the Tourism Committe to trial without even letting them know what the charges are.” The charges he referred to were unclear.

Ultimately, the Parish Council approved the recommendation of the Personnel Committee to approve the re-appointment of Henry Harrison, Cynthia August, and Phyllis Sampere. 

Washington Parish - Let's Unite for Heart Health

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital, Riverside Medical Center & American Heart is hosting an event, “Go Red!”, focusing on the prevention of heart disease and stroke.  The event will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant, 26450 Choctaw Road, Franklinton, Louisiana.
Heart disease and stroke cause more deaths each year than all cancers combined. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

Get informed about the risks of heart disease and stroke. Know the red flags. Know your heart health story. Go Red inspires us to make lifestyle changes, mobilize communities, and shape policies to save lives.

Click here to Register

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 11, 2019

Ojore Hebert was booked 02/11 In From Court
Ceaser Dixon was booked 02/11 on the charge of Simple Burglary
Kyleir Lee was booked 02/11 on the charge of Probation Violation
Malcolm Beal was booked 02/11 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Chad Freeman was booked 02/11 on the charges of No Insurance, No Motorcycle Endorsement, Driving Under Suspension, No License Plate, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Heroin, and Contempt of Court (3 counts)
Efrem Williams was booked 02/11 In For Court

Over 2 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Folsom Man's Vehicle

Randy Batiste (60) of Hay Hollow Road, Folsom, Louisiana was arrested Monday (February 12, 2019) and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after a traffic stop on North Causeway Approach in Mandeville, Louisiana.
A Mandeville Patrol Officer stopped a white Jeep Liberty for improper lane use. During the course of the traffic stop, the investigating officer detected the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from within the Jeep. Batiste, who was also found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license, was detained. A search of Batiste’s vehicle turned up just over 2 pounds of suspected marijuana and over $2,500.00 in cash.

Batiste was booked for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, improper lane use and driving under suspension and remanded to the St Tammany Parish Jail.

Marrio Haynes, Jr. Wanted in Covington Shooting

The Covington Police Department is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 300 block of S.
Taylor Street, yesterday afternoon (February 10, 2019) at approximately 3:20 pm. Officers responded to the scene and located Demarriay Haynes (21) who had a non-life-threatening bullet wound to his leg and who was determined to have been a perpetrator in an apparent armed robbery gone wrong.

Demarriay Haynes, along with his brother Marrio Haynes, Jr. (20), are both accused of attempting to rob someone at a residence, shots were fired at the victim, and Demarriay was struck by a projectile. Demarray Haynes was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries and then was taken into custody on the charge of Attempted First Degree Murder.

Investigators are currently looking for the Marrio Haynes, Jr., and have a warrant for his arrest for Attempted First Degree Murder.

If you know the whereabouts of Marrio Haynes, Jr., please call the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Marrio Haynes Jr. is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Today in History for February 12th

AP Top Stories February 12, 2019 AM

February 11, 2019

Obituary

Debra Ann Smith
July 11, 1957 - February 01, 2019

Obituary

Melissa Freeman Simmons
November 16, 1967 - February 10, 2019

Bicentennial Volunteer Meeting is Wednesday

The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Bicentennial Volunteer meeting Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm at the Washington Parish Emergency Center, 54100 Dollar Road, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438.

PALS (Parents of Addictive Loved Ones) Meeting Tonight

PALS (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) will meet tonight (February 11, 2019) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 at the Bogalusa YMCA. The sessions are free for parents, guardians, grandparents, and any person in a relationship with an addict. Must be 18 or older to attend. Childcare will be provided for attendees.

PALS is sponsored by the Bogalusa Strong Behavioral & Emotional Health Focus Group and ADAPT.

Get Your Cupcakes and Valentine's Basket Wednesday at RMC

Join the folks at the front lobby of Riverside Medical Center Wednesday (February 13, 2019) at 12:30 pm for their Cupcake War. Cupcakes will be available for $1.00, and there will be “to go” bags to make the perfect Valentines Day treat. There will also be a Valentine’s Basket Silent Auction as well, with a lot of great baskets to choose from. The Silent Auction will end at 2 pm.

Obituary

S. E. "Pete" Fricke
August 11, 1934 - February 9, 2019

Obituary

Robert Wayne "Bobby" Barber
August 20, 1961 - February 9, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 10, 2019

Daytona Dykes was booked 02/10 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Usage, and Driving Under Suspension
Kayla Brumfield was booked 02/10 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Improper Lane Usaage, Expired License Plate, Expired Drivers License, and Expired MVI
Lorenzo Lewis was booked 02/10 on the charge of Failure to Appear

Today in History for February 11th

AP Top Stories February 11, 2019 AM

February 10, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 8-9, 2019

Tommy Clark was booked 02/08 on the charge of Simple Assault
Ronnie Williams was booked 02/08 In From Court
James Stringer was booked 02/09 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense) and Careless Operation
Eddie Jefferson was booked 02/09 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)
Tamara Spears was booked 02/09 on the charge of Parole Violation
Billy McBeth was booked 02/09 on the charge of Parole Violation
Brandon Magee was booked 02/09 on the charges of False Imprisonment/Armed With Weapon, Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault, Aggravated Domestic Violence Battery, Contempt of Court (2 counts), and Failure to Appear
Juanita Daigle was booked 02/09 on the charges of Accessory After the Fact (5 counts)

February 08, 2019

Runaway from Slidell Being Sought


Obituary

Unice Bee Roberts
November 09, 1941 - February 04, 2019

Jury Finds Bogalusa Man Guilty of Obscenity

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Marlon D. Harwell (58) of Bogalusa guilty of obscenity Wednesday (February 6, 2019). Harwell faces from 20 years to life in prison as a multiple offender when he is sentenced May 3, 2019

The Bogalusa Police Department had received numerous complaints from neighbors and parents who had seen Harwell masturbating in public view, while looking at schoolchildren boarding the bus at two bus stops near his apartment. On June 26, 2018, Harwell was caught in the act on the back porch of his home about 7:28 a.m., as Det. Jeffrey Bergeron observed from a neighbor’s window. Bergeron immediately placed Harwell under arrest.

A pretrial motion, filed by the state, allowed the introduction of evidence from four of Harwell’s previous convictions: obscenity in 2014, 2004, and 1998, and indecent behavior with juveniles in 1994. Harwell also has a pending case of indecent behavior with a juvenile, in which he is accused of abusing a child.

The jury deliberated a half-hour before finding him guilty. Assistant District Attorney David Weilbaecher, Jr. prosecuted the case before District Judge William Burris.

Wanted Covington Suspect Cedric Laurant, Jr. Surrenders

Yesterday (February 7, 2019), Cedric Laurant Jr., turned himself into the Covington Police Department without incident.

Laurant was arrested and charged with four (4) counts of  Attempted Second Degree Murder, then transported to the St Tammany Parish Jail.

See original story below

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 7, 2019

Chad Goutierez was booked 02/07 In From Court
James Butler was booked 02/07 In For Court
Craig Painter was booked 02/07 In For Court
Rabetha Remington was booked 02/07 on the charges of Contempt of Court, Failure to Appear, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order
Jonathan Barber was booked 02/07 on the charges of Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Obituary

Ivey Jay Alexander
April 08, 1956 - February 01, 2019

Today in History for February 8th

AP Top Stories February 8, 2019 AM

February 07, 2019

Missing Teen from Tangipahoa Parish

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in locating 13-year old runaway, Katlyn Gomez of Tickfaw, LA.

Katlyn was last seen on February 2, 2019, however has been in phone contact with her mother. Katlyn has told her mother that she has been staying with two friends in a neighboring parish.

Katlyn's mother does not feel like she is eminent danger, however she is only 13-years old. Katlyn has also ran away in the past.

Anyone knowing Katlyn's whereabouts is asked to contact the TPSO at (985) 345-6150. Sergeant Danny Sharkey (985) 748- 3351 is the lead investigator on this case.

Obituary

Jewell Anders
January 17, 1939 - January 28, 2019

Obituary

John Wayne Page, Sr.
July 16, 1962 - February 06, 2019

Obituary

Marvin Magee
September 27, 1944 - February 6, 2019

“Spud” Lee Arrested …….AGAIN!

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office reports that last month (on January 16, 2019), Anthony Ricardo “Spud” Lee, 31, a resident of Lee Road near Franklinton was arrested once again by Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives. While investigating the theft of 4-wheelers and farm equipment from a rural location in the State Line area, detectives collected physical evidence, forwarded the evidence to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, and identified Lee as the suspect.

At the time, Lee was incarcerated in the Walthall County, Mississippi, Jail for possession of a stolen firearm. He was returned to Washington Parish and booked into the jail charged with theft and violation of his probation.

Lee has a lengthy arrest record that includes attempted second degree murder, possession of stolen property, possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics, possession of illegal narcotics with a weapon present, obstruction of justice, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer with force or violence, burglary, and traffic violations.

Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “Our detectives did an excellent job investigating Lee’s latest crime and identifying him quickly. If anyone has purchased anything at all from Anthony Ricardo “Spud” Lee, I request they contact our detective division at (985) 661-6024.”

Franklinton Man Accused of Selling Vehicles He Didn't Own

Mark Anthony Braud (23) of Franklinton was arrested Monday (February 4, 2019) by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office after they received several complaints that Braud would advertise
for sale vehicles that he did not own. After receiving payment for a vehicle, he then would reportedly fail to deliver the vehicle to the purchaser.

Braud was charged with Theft Between $5000 and $25000 and released the following day after posting at $3,500 bond.

The investigation into Braud’s illegal activities continues. Any person who has been a victim of Mark Anthony Braud is asked to contact Washington Parish detectives at (985) 661-6024.

“Always know the person with whom you are doing business,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “Never give another person your hard-earned money until you are satisfied that the transaction is legitimate. Honest citizens of Washington Parish never deserve to be defrauded by a crook. Always be alert when conducting a monetary transaction”.

Cedrick Laurant, Jr. Wanted for Shooting in Covington

The Covington Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Cedric Dejuan Laurant,
Jr.(19), identified as the shooter in an incident that occurred Tuesday (February 5, 2019) in Covington. One person was injured in the shooting, and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Warrants were obtained for Laurant's arrest on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder (4 counts).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111, where you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Laurant is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who may come into contact, please use caution and contact the police Immediately.

Two Arrested After Pursuit and Scuffle with Deputies

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested Chynna Dowling (27) of Mandeville and Cory Kendrick (25) of Lafayette just after midnight on Wednesday (February 6, 2019) after a brief pursuit and scuffle with deputies.
A deputy observed a vehicle travelling eastbound in the westbound lane of travel and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle fled, but not before striking a curb, damaging both passenger side tires. The driver committed numerous traffic violations, and used her vehicle to ram into a marked STPSO patrol unit during the pursuit on at least two occasions.

The vehicle was ultimately stopped and Dowling and her passenger (Kendrick) were arrested. Upon conclusion of the pursuit, deputies learned that Dowling’s six-year-old daughter was seated in the rear of the vehicle.  Dowling was found to have marijuana on her person, and additional marijuana was also located inside the vehicle.  The child was not injured and was released to the custody of a family member.

Dowling was charged with Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway of Commerce, Cruelty to Juveniles, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Possession of Marijuana, Driving Across Median, and Driving Under Suspension

Kendrick was charged with Attempt/Disarming of a Peace Officer, Resisting an Officer, and Simple Possession of Marijuana.

Lacombe Man Arrested After Firing Upon Motorist

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded Tuesday morning (February 5, 2019) to a
report that a driver on I-12 observed another driver with at least two guns on or near his person. The driver, identified as Ronald Bonnaffons, Jr. (56) of Lacombe, then reportedly exited I-12 onto Hwy. 434 south, and drove a short distance before stopping in the middle of the roadway.

Bonnaffons then reportedly produced a handgun and immediately began firing upon a vehicle that had stopped behind him on the highway. The driver being shot at was able to escape his vehicle and use it as a shield to prevent him from being struck as Bonnaffons continued to fire upon the vehicle using a second weapon, a shotgun.

Bonaffons then reportedly fled the scene but was  located a short time later at his residence on Little Dixie Ranch Road. A search warrant was executed at the home, and deputies located a variety of firearms, including rifles, as well as ammunition and knives.

Bonnaffons was booked on the charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

The investigation is ongoing.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 5-6, 2019

Jonathan Richardson was booked 02/05 on the charge of Failure o Comply With Provisions of Supervised Release
Tina Rowell was booked 02/05 on the charges of Probation and Parole Hold and Failure to Appear
William Brumfield was booked 02/05 on the charges of Contempt of Court and Probation Violation
Latasha Evans was booked 02/05 on the charges of Theft 1000-5000 and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Samantha Creel was booked 02/05 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Jeremiah Levy was booked 02/06 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Kyle Gornor was booked 02/06 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold

Obituary

Fred Bernard Bourgoyne
January 31, 1934 - February 06, 2019

Obituary

Jeffrey Dewayne Freeman
September 28, 1972 - February 4, 2019

Obituary

Diane Foster May
July 13, 1947 - February 6, 2019

Today in History for February 7th

AP Top Stories February 7, 2019 AM

February 05, 2019

Three Suspects Arrested for Sex Trafficking of a Child

Saturday (February 2, 2019), Louisiana State Police Troop N responded to a call at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street. While the Troopers were conducting the initial investigation, they determined that one of the subjects they were interviewing was a missing 16-year-old juvenile being sought as a runaway. Troopers further determined that the juvenile had been beaten, drugged, raped and “pimped” out by several different men in the past several days. The juvenile was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation and reunited with her family.
Detectives from the Special Victims Unit identified three suspects from St. Tammany Parish who were involved with the juvenile sex trafficking. Detectives began working closely with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, who were actively searching for a runaway 17-year-old, identified as Destiny Mears of Mandeville. Through a coordinated effort with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, Detectives identified two additional suspects along with Mears, 39-year-old Jayson Figueroa and 23-year-old Cordarrell Roudolph, both of Slidell.

Figueroa and Roudolph were both identified as the individuals who drugged the juvenile with Xanax, Opioids and other drugs, raped her while she was incapacitated and beat her. Mears was identified as attempting to recruit the juvenile into prostitution.

On Monday, February 4, 2019, all three suspects were located in St. Tammany Parish. Arrest warrants were obtained and Figueora and Roudolph were booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail for Trafficking of a Child for Sexual Purposes, Second Degree Rape and Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Mears was booked for Trafficking of a Child for Sexual Purposes.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be forthcoming.

Obituary

J.M. Fussell
September 19, 1931 - February 04, 2019

For Parents and Families of Addicted Loved Ones

A great resource is now available for parents and families of addicted loves ones. You are not alone! This group will meet, beginning February 11, 2019, every Monday from 6:00-7:30 PM at the YMCA in Bogalusa. The contact person is Rhonda Gunnell, LPP who can be reached at (985) 516-5875 or by email at rgunnell.adapt@gmail.com.



Obituary

Joseph "Joe" Daniel Rightmer
February 26, 1979 - January 29, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Daniel Rightmer of Franklinton, LA passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019; he would have been 40 years old on February 26th. He was born in Flowood, MS to Thomas and Karen (Richey) Rightmer.

Joe is survived by his fiancée Courtney Trahan; his parents Thomas and Karen Rightmer; his sister Tracy Rightmer Nava; and his brother Michael Rightmer. He is also survived by his nieces Brandi Nava, Summer Nava, Amanda Bellanger and Stacy Perkins.

Joe was fun loving, loved to travel, but most of all he loved making others happy.

All services will be private.

Obituary

Lillian Maher LeGlue
February 02, 2019

Lillian Maher LeGlue passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Renee Anthony LeGlue, her parents, Lillian Louis and Robert Edward Maher, Sr., her brother, Daniel Maher and her sister, Mary Prinz..

She is survived by her children, Bonnie Truitt (Jason), Andrew LeGlue, Sr. (Christy), Anthony LeGlue (Shanon) and Justin LeGlue (Kristin) and her step-daughter Suzanne Legendre (Paul), her siblings, Robert Edward Maher, Jr., Arlene “Susan” Jensen (Ronnie), and Angela ”Robin” Stevens (Danny), and also survived by 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Avenue, Bogalusa, LA and the visitation will begin at 10:00 am until service time. Burial will follow in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, LA.

Slidell Man Wanted in Shooting of 16-Year-Old

Angelo “Lo” Roman Lafitte (22) of Slidell is wanted by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office
following a shooting of a 16-year-old at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday night (February 3, 2019) on Laurent Road in Slidell. The 16-year-old male victim was struck in the hip and is in guarded condition at an area hospital following the incident.

Lafitte had provided a group of individuals with an address and with plans to meet after he and one of them had exchanged threatening messages via social media. As the group drove down Laurent Road, Lafitte fired multiple shots at the vehicle, one of which struck the victim, who was a passenger in the vehicle. The driver drove to a nearby residence and called 911.

Lafitte is wanted on warrants issued Monday afternoon (February 4, 2019) for Aggravated Second degree Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (5 counts), and Violation of a Protection Order. He is also wanted on unrelated warrants for Criminal Damage to Property $1000-$50000, Domestic Battery Second Offense, and Violation of a Protection Order.

Anyone with information about Lafitte’s whereabouts, is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)898-2338.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 4, 2019

Mark Braud was booked 02/04 on the charge of Theft 5000-25000
Juan Magee was booked 02/04 In From Court
Brad Naquin was booked 02/04 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Cathy Knight was booked 02/04 on the charge of Parole Violation
Demario Warren was booked 02/04 on the charges of 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault With a Firearm (2 counts), and Introduction of Contraband to Correctional Facility
Brent Crumedy was booked 02/04 In For Court
Kyndall Carter was booked 02/04 In From Court

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February 04, 2019

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Patricia Leddy Romano
January 3, 1948 - February 2, 2019

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Richard Harlon Hicks
January 22, 1938 - February 4, 2019

Tangipahoa Parish to Participate in Operation Angel

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards has announced that Tangipahoa Parish will begin
participating in the progressive drug program Operation Angel. More information will be provided at a news conference on Tuesday, February 5th at 10:00 am.

Through Operation Angel, individuals suffering from drug abuse can go to any substation or police department in Tangipahoa Parish and ask for professional help without fear of being arrested. They can turn in any drugs or drug paraphernalia without being charged, and receive free transportation to a treatment facility where they can start their new life. If the program follows protocols established in neighboring jurisdictions, the person in need of help will be brought to a Lacombe ranch that is operated by the New Orleans Mission and provided round-the-clock treatment. 

The program was first introduced in Louisiana by the Covington Police Department and subsequently joined by agencies in Washington Parish. Operation Angel has also received the support of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, Warren Montgomery of the 22nd Judicial District, State Senator Beth Mizell, and  members of the faith-based community.

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Vincent Eugene Dillon
December 3, 1941 - February 1, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings February 1-3, 2019

Jeffrey Thomas was booked 02/01 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Derrick Gibson was booked 02/01 on the charges of Failure to Appear (4 counts)
Stephen French was booked 02/02 In For Court
Halley Honaker was booked 02/02 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Jeffery Schilling was booked 02/03 on the charge of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling
Matthew Williams was booked 02/03 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold

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Tangipahoa Sheriff Seeking Information on Home Invasion/Robbery

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Sunday night, January 28, 2019, four
masked suspects entered a residence on Hookfin Lane in Fluker. The residence was occupied by two adults, two juveniles and a three month old infant. Upon entering, the gunmen demanded money, drugs and guns. The suspects then ordered the occupants onto the floor as they searched the house. Among items taken from the residence were cell phones, Play Stations and games, and a 9mm handgun.

The suspects fled the scene in a black car in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

Help Covington PD Identify These Suspects

In the early morning hours of January 31, 2019, Officers from the Covington Police Department received a theft report from the Walgreens located at 1203 US Business 190, Covington, LA.

The suspected persons, in this case, are believed to be a young white couple, in their early 20s. The couple are suspected of stealing over $200 dollars worth of merchandise from the store.

Please see the pictures below to help identify these suspects. If you may know who these people are, please contact the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings January 30-31, 2019

Emelda Williamson was booked 01/30 on the charge of Accessory After the Fact
Michael Crosby was booked 01/30 on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot
Melvin Fields was booked 01/31 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs (2 counts), Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (3 counts), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting an Officer
Billy Dixon was booked 01/31 on the charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs (3 counts), Possession of Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Timothy Brown was booked 01/31 on the charge of 1st Drgree Rape/Aggravated Rape/Aggravated

Obituary

Bernice Martin Travis
March 24, 1926 - January 31, 2019

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William "Pete" Barber
March 23, 1944 - January 31, 2019

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Jeffery Dean Schilling
April 3, 1963 - January 30, 2019

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Andrea Mayme Entrevia
January 19, 1959 - January 29, 2019

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