May 22, 2019

Lagniappe: WPSO Went Looking for One – Arrested Three

On Tuesday (May 21, 2019) Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol Sergeant Justin Blackwell and deputy Patrick Tomberlin were dispatched to Husser Road near Franklinton in an attempt to locate a felony fugitive from Livingston Parish. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office drug task force officers assisted. The wanted subject was located and taken into custody.
Medhat Amon Alhashimi (29), a resident of Hwy 450 near Franklinton, remains in the Washington Parish Jail until picked up by Livingston Parish law enforcement officers. Alhashimi has been in the Washington Parish Jail several previous times beginning with a May 2009 arrest. Previous charges include unauthorized use of a moveable, issuing worthless checks, possession of stolen property, drug charges, several theft charges and several charges of failure to appear in court.

While at the scene, officers also identified and arrested two other persons who had outstanding warrants in Washington Parish. Megan Hall (31), a resident of Dave Thomas Road in Angie and Michael A. Ellis (30), a resident of Jim Edwards Road in Mt. Hermon were transported to the Washington Parish Jail.

“Lagniappe is what we call it in Louisiana,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “Our officers went out to arrest a fugitive and discovered two other individuals with outstanding warrants. Good job! I am pleased we were able to assist Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard by locating and arresting Alhashimi. We always enjoy our cooperative partnership with surrounding law enforcement agencies.”

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