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April 29, 2019

Republican Parish Executive Committee's "Meet the Candidates"


Angie Woman is One of Two to Die in Rollover Crash on I-10

Shortly after 3:45 p.m. on Saturday (April 27, 2019), Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a
single-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 near Roanoke in Jefferson Davis Parish about 5 miles west of Jennings. The crash claimed the life of 76-year-old Hattie K. Minor of Houston Texas and 79-year-old Earnestine B. Bell of Angie, LA.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban SUV driven by Minor was traveling east on I-10 and ran off the left side of the roadway and rolled over several times causing Earnestine Bell to be ejected. Minor and Bell sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office. Minor was properly restrained and Earnestine Bell was not properly restrained.

The rear seat passenger, 78-year-old R.S. Burnell of Houston Texas was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was transported to a Jennings area hospital with minor injuries.

Arrest Made Following Slidell-Area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Terrell Sylvas (35) of Pearl River following a homicide that occurred late Friday night (April 26, 2019) in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday night, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Pine Drive in Slidell where they located a man lying in the driveway of the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sylvas was also located at the residence. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for an apparent drug overdose. Following an investigation, detectives learned Sylvas was responsible for shooting the 54-year-old victim.

Upon his release from the hospital, Sylvas was booked on the charges of Second-degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of CDS, Possession of Schedule II CDS, Possession of Schedule IV CDS, and Failure to Appear.

This investigation in ongoing and no additional information is available at this time. If anyone has any information about this crime, please call (985) 898-2338.

Obituary

Donald B. Easley, Sr.
March 31, 1938 - April 27, 2019

Obituary

Stella Jane Miley
October 2, 1942 - April 28, 2019

Obituary

Benny Ray Burdette
August 05, 1937 - April 26, 2019

Obituary

Triston Wayne Redmond
April 4, 2012 - March 27, 2019

Obituary

Rebecca Lyn Colby
December 31, 2008 - March 27, 2019

               

Today in History for April 29th

AP Top Stories April 29, 2019 AM

April 28, 2019

Obituary

Bill Kennedy
January 1, 1945 - April 26, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 27, 2019

Kenneth Dewhirst was booked on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Tammy Dewhirst was booked on the charge of Criminal Trespass
Christopher Turner was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), No Taillight, Driving Under Suspension, and No Seat Belt
Tony Schilling was booked on the charge of Aggravated Assault
Edward Pittman was booked on the charges of Protective Order Violation and Probation and Parole Hold
Annette Hernandez was booked on the charges of Speeding 41 & More Over Limit, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Careless Operation, and Resisting Arrest

April 27, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 26, 2019

Christina McCain was booked on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstruction of Justice
Skylarr Moore was booked on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Dana Williams was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Alton Bradley was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Shamar Alexander was booked on the charges of Resisting an Officer, Possession of a Firearm or Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery, and Contempt of Court (2 counts)
Jarius Casston was booked on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine and Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Jakari Brown was booked on the charges of Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon, Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts), Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Resisting an Officer
Terry Thompson was booked on the charges of Aggravated Assault With a Firearm and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Ezekiel Odom was booked In From Court
Eddie Jackson was booked on the charges of Convicted felon in Possession of Firearm, Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon, Aggravated Assault With a Firearm, Aggravated Assault/Drive-By Shooting, and Resisting an Officer
Megan Petrolia was booked In From Court

April 26, 2019

Second Suspect Arrested in Folsom Armed Robbery

At approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday (April 25, 2019) a STPSO detective assigned to the U.S.
Marshals Task Force located the second subject wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in a rural area of Folsom on April 9, 2019.

Steven Warren (23) was located at a Folsom-area residence and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of Armed Robbery and one count Armed Robbery with a Firearm.

Obituary

Hazel Louise Lee Allen
January 31, 1937 - April 25, 2019

Obituary

Kenneth T. Saucier
April 26, 2019

Obituary

Kyleir Lee
April 25, 2019

Obituary

Margie Marie Davis
April 25, 2019

Obituary

John Patrick Lyons
March 26, 1964 - April 25, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 25, 2019

Bobbi McSwain was booked on the charges of Theft 1000-5000 and Aggravated Flight From an Officer
Vaughn Gray was booked on the charges of Felony Principle to Theft and Resisting an Officer
Lauren Boone was booked on the charge of Theft Less Than 1000
Saul Addison was booked In For Court
Monroe Meyers was booked In For Court
Kelly Stokes was booked In For Court

April 25, 2019

Four-Way Stop Rules

The Louisiana State Police put this out and it is something we should all know.
On a lighter note, in answer to the question of what should be done if four vehicles arrive at the same time, one person suggested all drivers get out and rock, paper, scissor it. What do you think?

Police & Pals Day is Saturday in Bogalusa

This great event will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for those ages 3-12, who are encouraged to dress up in your best police officer attire for a chance to win a prize. There will free bag lunches for registered attendees aged 3-12.

Obituary

Alfred L. Ingram
November 16, 1944 - April 24, 2019

Guns & Ammo & More Found After Mandeville Traffic Stop

A traffic stop by Mandeville Patrol Officers Sunday (April 21, 2019) led to the arrest of ReJean Wright (20) of Harvey and Kierra Murphy (19) of Mandeville and the discovery of burglary tools, three firearms, ammunition, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The traffic stop was for an expired MVI sticker; however, officers detected the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle produced marijuana, a Smith and Wesson semi-auto 9mm pistol, a Century Arms AK style semi-auto 7.62x39 rifle, and a Ruger 10/22 semi-auto .22 caliber rifle. Approximately one hundred rounds of AK ammunition, as well as spent shell casings, were found with the weapons, along with two masks and two pairs of gloves and a crowbar. Those weapons and ammunition along with the spent casings were seized and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab to be compared and tested to try and determine if they had been used in previous crimes, in other jurisdictions.

Wright was booked with possession marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools, and an expired motor vehicle inspection sticker. Murphy was booked with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police Chief Gerald Sticker made the following comments in his press release: “As chief, I am proud of the proactive police work conducted by our officers. Criminals pay no attention to jurisdictional boundaries but Mandeville remains a safe community because we are vigilant, always looking beyond the traffic violation.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 24, 2019

Logan Jarrell was booked on the charges of Contempt of Court, Failure to Appear, and Failure to Pay Fine
Brandon Spears was booked on the charges of Parole Violation and Failure to Appear
Paul Broadway was booked on the charges of Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
Ricky Chain was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear
Krynicki Baker was booked In For Court

Today in History for April 25th

April 24, 2019

               

Obituary

Robert Jerry Johnson
March 15, 1938 - April 23, 2019

Bogalusa City Jail Bookings April 23, 2019

Carlus Smith was booked on the charges of 2nd Offense DWI and Reckless Operation of Motor Vehicle
Joseph Freeman was booked on the charges of Failure to Appear "Bogalusa City Court" and Theft
Bobbi Jo McSwain was booked on the charges of Theft between $1,000 and $5,000, Aggravated Flight from Officer, Resisting an Officer/Flight, 10 counts of Disobeying Stop Sign, Driver Must be licensed, No Insurance, and Disobeying Red Light
Vaughn Gray was booked on the charges of Principle to Felony Theft and Resisting an Officer

Drug Dealer Charged in Drug Overdose Death of Mandeville Man

The Mandeville Police Department Chief Gerald Sticker reports that Danearl Brown (45) has been
charged with Second  Degree Murder and Distribution of Heroin in the 2018 death of Christopher Stier (47) of Mandeville. Brown was booked March 7, 2019 into the St. Tammany Parish Jail where he remains on a $300,000 bond.

One June 2, 2018, Mandeville Police were dispatched to a residence on Villere Street. The initial investigation, which consisted of witness statements and various pieces of physical evidence, pointed towards a drug overdose. In November 2018, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed those suspicions, finding heroin and at least two different opioids in the victims toxicology.

In the following months, with the aid of assisting agencies, detectives carried out search warrants and followed up on investigatory leads that identified the suspected drug dealer who supplied the fatal doses.

“As Chief, I would like to commend my detectives for their tenacity in being able to piece together the final hours of Mr. Stier’s life and objectively connect him to his suspected dealer. I believe we have put together a solid case that will be instrumental in Brown’s prosecution.”

Mandeville Man Gets Life for Fatally Stabbing His Estranged Wife

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that George David Dargis, Jr. (40) of Mandeville
pleaded guilty Tuesday (April 23, 2019) to second degree murder and several related charges for stabbing his estranged wife to death in Mandeville in 2017 and committing a string of burglaries in Lacombe after fleeing the crime scene. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Dargis to mandatory life in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for the second degree murder and a total of 70 years in prison for the other crimes. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Dargis fatally stabbed Julie Marange Dargis on December 2, 2017 at the home the couple once shared in Mandeville. The victim’s family members filled one side of the courtroom for the sentencing, and two of them spoke on behalf of the family. “You lied and said you loved Julie,” Cindy Marange, the victim’s mother, said. “You don’t murder people you love…Our lives are forever changed. Our lives will never be the same.” When asked if he had anything to say, Dargis hung his head and said, “Sorry, sorry.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 23, 2019

Laken Harris was booked on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Loiden Chappetta was booked on the charges of Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon and Resisting a Police Officer With Force or Violence
Michael Branch was booked on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery

Washington Parish Home Rule Charter UPDATE

Today in History for April 24th

April 23, 2019

Drug Take Back Day is Also on April 27th in Tangipahoa Parish



Slidell Home Invasion Investigation Uncovers Prostitution Operation

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies uncovered a prostitution operation while investigating a reported home invasion that occurred earlier this month in the Slidell area.









On April 17, 2019, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Cherry Street in Slidell in reference to a reported home invasion and attempted kidnapping. Upon arriving, deputies found three Hispanic males in a vehicle outside the residence.

The victim, Tammy Faye (45), told deputies one of the men, Enrique Pacheco-Ayuso (27), had entered the residence armed with a firearm and tried to force her into a vehicle. A firearm and a small amount of cocaine were located inside the vehicle.

Pacheco-Ayuso was arrested on the charges of Home Invasion, Attempted Simple Kidnapping, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana), and Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine). The two other occupants of the vehicle, Juan Zavala (34) and Josadac Gomez-Bonilla (19) were also arrested.  Zavala was charged with Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS and Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine). Gomez-Bonilla was charged with Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Schedule II CDS (Cocaine), and Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana).

A follow-up investigation into the incident uncovered a prostitution operation involving Faye and Pacheco-Ayuso. On April 22, 2019, Faye and Pacheco-Ayuso were booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the charges of Human Trafficking and Pandering.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security on this ongoing investigation, and no additional information is available at this time.

Obituary

Donald Wayne Foster
October 31, 1951 - April 23, 2019

Obituary

Dwain Creel
January 16, 1958 - April 22, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 22, 2019

Billy Thomas was booked on the charges of Impeding the Flow of Traffic, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Erin Zeno was booked on the charge of Cruelty to Juvenile(s)
Jonathan Spencer was booked on the charges of Contempt of Court (2 counts)
Charles Johnson was booked on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts) and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

Today in History for April 23rd

April 22, 2019

Man Leads Slidell Police on Lunchtime Chase

Shortly before noon today (Monday, April 22, 2019), Devin Cousin (21) of Slidell led police on a
chase through the city, crashing his vehicle, fleeing on foot, and finally being caught.

At around 11:40 a.m., a Slidell Police officer attempted a traffic stop on Pontchartrain Drive. Cousin was asked to exit his vehicle on a man driving a green Honda Accord for a traffic violation. The man, identified as 21-year-old, Devin Cousin but he refused and fled the scene. Cousin led officers on a chase throughout the city, ultimately ending at the intersection of Highway 11 and Brownswitch Road.

Cousin crashed his car into a white Jeep Grand Cherokee, disabling his vehicle. Cousin continued his attempt to evade officers by fleeing on foot. Cousin was caught a short time later and was taken into custody. Cousin was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and the driver of the white Jeep Grand Cherokee was treated for moderate injuries. Throughout the chase, Cousin struck two other vehicles, both of which sustained minor damage.

Cousin was booked on the charges of Aggravated Flight from an Officer, First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injury, 3 counts of Hit and Run, and Failure to Use a Turn Signal.

Slidell: Tip Leads Detectives to Narcotics and Firearms

A tip from an anonymous citizen led members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force to a Slidell-area residence where narcotics and numerous firearms were located Wednesday (April 17, 2019). Antonio Valdez (27) of Houston has been arrested and Trequan Rollins (25) is sought in connection with the case.


























The anonymous tip was received from a resident concerned about potential narcotics activity at a home on DeSoto Street in Slidell. While executing the search warrant at the residence, detectives located a male hiding inside the home. The male initially provided a fake name, but was ultimately identified as Antonio Valdez.

Detectives also located approximately six ounces of cocaine, 16 grams of THC wax, 30 dosage units of alprazolam, approximately eight grams of marijuana, assorted narcotics paraphernalia, $791 believed to be the proceeds of narcotics transactions, and a clandestine hydroponic marijuana grow which yielded 18 marijuana plants. A suppressed AR-15 rifle
with multiple loaded high capacity magazines, an AK-47 rifle, an AK-47 pistol, a .380 caliber handgun, a 9 mm handgun, a taser and ballistic body armor were also located inside the residence. Detectives located an additional approximately three grams of cocaine inside a vehicle, which was parked at the residence.

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

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts or location of Trequan Rollins is asked to contact the STPSO at 985-898-2338. Anonymous narcotics tips can be provided on the STPSO website, www.stpso.com, or by calling 1-888-GO-2-JAIL.

Tractor & Truck Show May 3-4 at Fairgrounds in Franklinton


Drug Take Back Day is April 27 at Nielson Pharmacy in Bogalusa


Bogalusa City Jail Bookings April 19-21, 2019

Bryan LeBlanc was booked on the charge of Fail to appear "Bogalusa City Court"
Michael Morton was booked on the charges of, 2 counts Fail to appear "Bogalusa City Court", Illegal
Possession Of Schedule 3 Drug, and Fugitive from Outside Agency
Kristi Alford was booked on the charge of Failure to appear "Bogalusa City Court"
Edward Pierce, II was booked on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Convicted Felon Possession of Firearm
Aaron L Ford was booked on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Jonathan Spencer was booked on the charge of 2 counts of fail to appear "Bogalusa City Court"
Erin Zeno, Sr. was booked on the charge of Cruelty to Juvenile
Garnet Collin was booked on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Billy Thomas, Jr. was booked on the charge of Impeding the flow of traffic, Driving under Suspension, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine
Frederick Brown was booked on the charge of 2 Headlights Required, No Turn Signal, Driving under
Suspension, and Proper Equipment Required on Vehicle

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 19-21, 2019

Matthew Sharp was booked on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated/Underage
Purvis Provost was booked on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Failure to Appear
Jason Sanders was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court
Sandie Bouquet was booked on the charges of Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (2 counts), Criminal Damage to Property Under 500, Felony Criminal Damage, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Attempted Introduction of Contraband Into Penal Institute, and Possession of Marijuana
Michael Morton was booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule III Drugs and Attachment
Edward Pierce was booked on the charge of Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Today in History for April 22nd

April 20, 2019

Obituary

Annie Lee Magee
March 11, 1932 - April 13, 2019

Bogalusa: Grant Approved for Veterans in Need of Housing

Press Release from Wendy Williams, Executive Director, Bogalusa Rebirth


Bogalusa Rebirth Community Development Corporation is overjoyed to announce that we have passed all the threshold requirements for our first $30,000 Affordable Housing for Rural Veterans (AHRV) grant to build and/or preserve housing for Veterans. This grant will be used as a match contribution to our upcoming project that we’ve partnered with Louisiana Housing Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners to include the construction of our first (3) single-family homes to include lots that have been donated by the City of Bogalusa, through our Cooperative Endeavor Agreement.

This grant was made possible through our partnership with Housing Assistance Council (HAC), as a RCDI recipient, and The Home Depot Foundation. As a local non-profit and certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), we are being provided financing, training, research and technical assistance to help us increase our capacity and allow us to better serve our community. HAC’s Veteran-focused efforts is an initiative that provides grants to community-based organizations to build housing and improve the ability to build and repair housing for Veterans.

You may ask yourself ... How can I help? As an AHRV grantee, it will be our goal as the housing provider to identify Veterans in need of housing and assess their specific necessity to ensure the right resouces are delivered. If you know a Veteran who needs help overcoming the challenges associated with getting into decent, affordable housing, please have them contact our office at (985) 735-SAVE. The first step with be the completion of our housing application which is located on our
website www.BogalusaRebirth.com - Click on the Affordable Housing Tab and print the application with instructions. The application may also be picked up at our office located inside the Bogalusa Post Office. You may also email any inquiries to BogalusaRebirth@att.net

If you would like copies of the application delivered to a location, please send me a request. 

Obituary

Marie Kennedy Pierce
February 10, 1939 - April 18, 2019

Obituary

Loyd Ardel Spencer
December 31, 1939 - April 18, 2019

Today in History for April 20th

April 19, 2019

Obituary

Ursaline Susan Smith
April 01, 2019

Obituary

Felicia Denise Magee Tyson
November 27, 1968 - April 12, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 18, 2019

Ali Saeed was booked on the charge of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Chazity Magee was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court
Monica Bonnette was booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drug Without Prescription or Order (3 counts), Possession of Marijuana, and Contempt of Court
Guy Atchley was booked on the charges of Contempt of Court and Possession of Schedule III Drugs

Today in History for April 19th

TPSO Investigating Shooting Death of 13-Year-Old

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the
shooting death of 13-year-old Robert Stevenson of Natalbany.

Thursday night (April 18, 2019), at approximately 9:40 p.m., TPSO was notified that a large disturbance had taken place outside of a residence on Magee Road in Natalbany that resulted in gunfire. The victim was struck in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries at a local medical facility.

Rickey Nelson (54) of Independence has been charged with manslaughter.

Additional charges and arrests are believed to be forthcoming.

April 18, 2019

Sheriff Edwards Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

Today (April 18, 2019), Daniel H. Edwards announced his candidacy for re-election as Sheriff of
Tangipahoa Parish.

"I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for re-election for Sheriff of Tangipahoa Parish. Serving as your Sheriff for the last 15 years has sometimes been challenging, yet it has always been one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life.

While our Sheriff’s Department is one of the least funded in the state (per capita tax received), under my administration we have made huge strides as a department. From providing significant pay raises, implementing advanced records management and CAD systems, installing laptop computers in all patrol cars, having currently the newest and best maintained fleet of vehicles in the department’s history, to providing up to date training for both sworn and civilian employees, to seeing a reduction in crime across ALL categories reported in the Uniform Crime Reports last year, we are building a Sheriff’s Department you can all be proud of.

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 17, 2019

Percy Griffin was booked In From Court
Luther Patterson was booked In From Court
Justin Mark was booked on the charges of Aggravated Assault/Drive-By Shooting, Illegal Discharge/Use of Weapon, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule 1 Drugs, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting an Officer, and Possession of Drug Parphernalia
Yamarai Brumfield was booked on the charges of Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Accessory After the Fact, and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Kenyate Harrington was booked on the charges of Possession of CDS With Weapon Present and Accessory After the Fact
Shamar Berry was booked on the charges of Possession of CDS With Weapon Present and Accessory After the Fact
Lucian Meyers was booked on the charges of Theft 1000-5000, Criminal Trespass (2 counts), and Failure to Appear
Sean bennett was booked on the charge of Theft Less Than 1000-5000
James Spears was booked on the charges of Expired MVI, Expired License Plate, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Probation and Parole Hold
Daquantas McGowan was booked on the charges of Ran Stop Sign (4 counts), Speed Unsafe for Road Conditions, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Driving Under Suspension, Attempted Aggravated Battery, Child Desertion, Resisting an Officer (2 counts), and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Laura Kennedy was booked In From Court
Michael Miller was booked In From Court

Today in History for April 18th

AP Top Stories April 18, 2019 AM

April 17, 2019

Have an Old Clunker? Donate it to Franklinton Chamber


Covington Woman Indicted On Traffic Violations In Motorcycle Death

District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury decided
Wednesday (April 17, 2019) to indict Jennifer P. Robinson (53) of Covington on three traffic violations—careless operation of a vehicle, making an improper turn, and no seat-belt—in an car accident that resulted in the death of an off-duty police officer last year.

The grand jury decided the evidence did not support a negligent homicide charge.

Robinson was making a left turn into a private driveway on Louisiana Highway 1082 (Old Military Road) from the northbound lane on August 25, 2018, when she collided with a motorcycle traveling in the southbound lane. The driver of the motorcycle was Ricardo Silva, Jr. (26), a New Orleans police officer, who died from injuries he sustained in the accident.

Obituary

Flora Mohon Gorenflo
April 10, 2019

Obituary

John William Bell, III
December 26, 1943 - April 15, 2019

Bogalusa Police Charge 4 in Drive-By Shooting

On Tuesday (April 16, 2019) at 4:24 PM, the Bogalusa Police Department received a call about the occupants in two different vehicles firing handguns at each other on East Sixth Street. The vehicles were gone when officers arrived.
Witnesses stated that they observed a black car driven by a subject known as Justin Mark and that Mark fired multiple rounds from a handgun at another vehicle while a passenger in Mark's vehicle had a firearm in his hand. According to witnesses, the occupants in the other vehicle returned fire at Mark's vehicle.

While officers were searching for the vehicles involved, Mark's vehicle was observed traveling on New Orleans Street. A traffic stop was conducted and officers made contact with the driver and two other occupants. BPD reports that the vehicle was driven by Yamarai Brumfield and the two occupants were identified as Shamar Berry and Kenyate Harrington. Justin Mark was not observed in the vehicle. The driver granted permission for officers to search the trunk of the vehicle and officers found Justin Mark hiding in the trunk behind a speaker box. Mark was escorted from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

In the trunk where Mark was hiding, officers located two baggies of suspected marijuana, a digital scale and a fully loaded .40 caliber magazine for a handgun. When officers searched Mark, six rounds of .40 caliber ammunition were located in his clothing. During the search of the vehicle, officers located 79 unspent .40 caliber bullets, 20 unspent 9mm bullets, and  two fully loaded handguns.

Brumfield, Berry and Harrington were also arrested and, along with Mark, transported to Bogalusa City Jail for booking. Upon arrival at the Bogalusa City Jail, officers located a clear baggie of suspected cocaine in the police car where Mark was seated.

Justin J. Mark (17) of Bogalusa was booked on the charges of Assault by a Drive-By Shooting, Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instruments, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Illegal Carrying of Weapons while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting an Officer and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Yamarai A. Brumfield (23) of Bogalusa was booked on the charges of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon while in the Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Accessory After the Fact of a Drive by Shooting and Possession or Carrying of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

Kenyate R. Harrington, Jr. (17) of Bogalusa was booked on the charges of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon while in the Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Accessory After the Fact of a Drive-By Shooting.

Shamar T. Berry (17) of Bogalusa was booked on the charges of Illegal Carrying of a Weapon while in the Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Accessory After the Fact of a Drive-By Shooting.

The other vehicle that was involved in this incident was not located but the investigation is still ongoing.

Fight at Amite Jail Injures Four Deputies

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the TPSO is investigating a fight that took place in the parish jail in Amite last night (April 16, 2019) that left four deputies with injuries.

Early yesterday evening, tempers began to flare up in a dorm housing multiple offenders that quickly escalated to a fight between a handful of inmates. TPSO Corrections staff immediately responded and diffused the situation. Moments later, several offenders turned on corrections staff resulting in four deputies receiving minor to moderate injuries. Additional responding deputies assisted in neutralizing the situation and regaining order. No offenders were injured during the incident.

"We are investigating the situation now to better determine the root cause and to determine how we can minimize it from happening again," Edwards says. “Our primary goal is safety - the safety of our staff and detainees. Our facility houses some offenders who have a history of violence both on the street and behind bars, a dangerous situation for deputies trying to restore order,” he continued.  All four deputies were treated for their injuries and released.

Sheriff Edwards appreciates the commitment to public safety of all his employees. This incident is a reminder that not only the men and women who serve in an enforcement capacity face danger day in and day out in their jobs. "My corrections staff has a very difficult job to do and sometimes they have to put their safety at risk to try and protect inmates from one another as in this incident, and several were injured. I truly appreciate their dedication and commitment to the jail operations," says Edwards.

A full investigation in underway. No charges have been placed at this time, however criminal charges on offenders are believed to be forthcoming as the investigation continues. 


Bogalusa AARP April Meeting Cancelled


Obituary

Annie Bell Caston Harrell
April 19, 1925 - April 15, 2019

Today in History for April 17th

AP Top Stories April 17, 2019 AM

April 16, 2019

Mandeville Man Charged With Beating & Stabbing Small Dog

Matthew Forstall (29) of Mandeville is accused of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, after he reportedly
beat and stabbed a neighborhood dog. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were responded to the report Sunday afternoon (April 14, 2019) to a residence on America Street near Mandeville. 

Deputies learned that a boy was out selling candy in the neighborhood when a small dog that was properly restrained on a porch at the residence on America Street bit him, causing a minor injury.

After being bitten, the boy told Forstall, a relative, about the incident. Forstall then went to the residence and beat and stabbed the dog with a fishing gaff, causing serious injuries to the dog.

Man Wanted in Fatal Hit and Run Nabbed in Slidell

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detective, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive
Apprehension Task Force, assisted Tuesday morning (April 16, 2019) in the apprehension of a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit and run out of Texas.

Jorge Granados (22) was arrested on charges of Failure to Stop and Render Aid following a crash that killed 5-year-old girl on March 21 in Austin, Texas.

Members of the Task Force made contact with Granados at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday at a residence on Foxbriar Court in Slidell.  He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail as a fugitive.

STPSO K9 Thor Catches Burglary Suspect

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was looking for a man after responding to a burglary in
progress on Darby Drive off Rosewood Drive near Folsom on April 15, 2019. Deputies located a black male, approximately 5’11 to 6’1 hiding inside the residence. The individual fought with deputies and escaped. He was last seen running toward the area of Chenel Farms.

STPSO deputies, along with officers from the Folsom Police Department, troopers from State Police and representatives from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection set up a perimeter in an area where they believed the subject was hiding.

Well, STPSO K9 Thor located him Monday night (April 15, 2019). Afterwards, Dakota Cyprian (25) of Folsom was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a dog bite.

Upon his release, Cyprian was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the of Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (3 counts), Aggravated Burglary with Battery, and Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are possible.


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Barbara Ann Rayburn Lambert
January 29, 1938 - April 14, 2019

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Michael Kyle Taylor
June 26, 1979 - April 13, 2019

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Lou Ann Mayfield
June 29, 1938 - April 14, 2019

Washington Parish Jail Bookings April 14-15, 2019

David Bonnette was booked on the charges of Self-Mutilation, Battery of a Correctional Facility Employee (2 counts), and Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence
Cody Jones was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court
Sheila Stogner was booked on the charges of Possession of Schedule II drugs (2 counts) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Antoine Brumfield was booked on the charge of Probation Violation
Johnathon Barber was booked on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Attachment

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April 15, 2019

Ponchatoula: Suspect in Custody After Chase by Complainant

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 39 year-old Christian Gordon of
Ponchatoula.

In early April, 2019, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office were investigating multiple residential burglaries that occurred on Saucier Road in Ponchatoula. Video surveillance footage from one of the residences assisted detectives in identifying Gordon as a suspect, resulting in an active warrant for his arrest.

On April 4, 2019, Gordon eluded arrest by fleeing from deputies during an attempted apprehension. Then, on April 9, 2019, Gordon was reported to be trespassing, while allegedly casing another property to victimize on Saucier Road. After contacting the sheriff's office, the complainant attempted to make contact with Gordon. Gordon fled on foot as the complainant chased behind him, subsequent leading to Gordon's apprehension and arrest.

Gordon reportedly later confessed to committing multiple residential burglaries on Saucier Road.

Gordon was booked on the charges of Home Invasion, Aggravated Burglary (3 counts),  Attempted Burglary, Criminal Trespass (2 counts),  Felony Criminal Damage to Property,  Resisting an Officer by Flight On Foot (2 counts), Possession of a Schedule I Controlled dangerous Substance/Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Kentwood Man Sought as Armed Robbery Suspect

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for the public's assistance in locating wanted suspect Walter Johnson, III (39) of Kentwood.

Johnson is accused of participating in an armed robbery that occurred on August 13, 2018 at the Happywoods Market and Deli in Hammond. Johnson is identified as one of two subjects that perpetrated the robbery while armed with a pistol.

Johnson is wanted by the TPSO on the charges of Armed Robbery, Simple Battery, and for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Anyone with information on Johnson's whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Detective Dale Athmann is the lead investigator on this case. Johnson is a black male and is described as being 6"3" in height, approximately 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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Billy Ray Sumrall
February 21, 1948 - April 14, 2019

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David Lamar Stewart
May 29, 1941 - April 12, 2019

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Willie Singleton, Jr.
January 07, 1960 - April 12, 1990

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Francis Elaine Bickham Dillon
August 19, 1949 - April 09, 2019

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April 13, 2019

Mandeville Man Charged With 6 Counts of Criminal Damage

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jacob Pratt (20) of Mandeville, after he
reportedly broke windows out of and caused damage to several Covington/Mandeville area businesses and a family residence located in Mandeville.

Late Saturday night (April 6) and into Sunday (April 7) and Monday (April 8), the STPSO received reports from multiple businesses located along Hwy. 190 in Covington, Hwy. 59 in Mandeville and a Mandeville resident, that an unknown perpetrator had propelled some type of projectile into the glass windows of each business and the residence causing extensive damage to glass-work.

Surveillance video of a vehicle seen near several of the businesses shortly before the damage occurred led the STPSO to the Mandeville home of Pratt. Jacob Pratt was arrested without incident on April 12, 2019 and booked on the charges of Felony Criminal Damage (2 counts) and Misdemeanor Criminal Damage (4 counts).

Anyone with information about these crimes or who believes they may have been a victim is asked to contact Detective Moreno at 985-276-1331 or 985-898-2338.