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May 23, 2017

Franklinton Report of Child Desertion Leads to Drug Arrest
When they were dispatched on May 20, 2017 to a report of a child alone in a vehicle, Franklinton Police Department Officers found a young child alone in a vehicle with the motor running. A short time later, Officers were approached by Shawna Brooke Cassidy (25),  who related the vehicle was hers and she had gone into a business for only a minute. Witnesses in the area reported it had been approximately 20 minutes before Officers were called.
During the investigation Officers received permission to search Cassidy’s vehicle where they located drug paraphernalia to include syringes and narcotics. Cassidy reportedly admitted to using Methamphetamine.


The child was turned over to a family member and the incident reported to the Department of Children and Family services for follow up.
Along with Child Desertion, Cassidy was also charged with Possession of Schedule II Drugs (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule III Drugs (Suboxone) and Theft by Shoplifting under $100.00.
Cassidy was taken to the Washington Parish Jail and booked on additional outstanding warrants.

 

 

May 23, 2017

Washington Parish is Now “Debt Free”
In addition to acting on routine matters during their May 22, 2017 meeting, the Washington Parish Council

  • Made an appointment to Fire Protection District Number Five Board of Directors
  • Made an appointment to Recreation District Number One Board of Directors
  • Was advised by Darryl Peterson that the Republican Executive Committee had adopted highways 16, 21, and 25 and would pick up trash on the third Saturday of each month and invited all to join them.  They picked up 14 bags of trash on a ½ mile section of Hwy. 21 on May 20, 2017.
  • The lobby on the top floor of the courthouse is being retiled and painted
  • Monuments are being cleaned at Poole's Bluff where there will be a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at noon.
  • Speed limits on parish roads was discussed.
  • Finance Director Donna Graham announced that Washington Parish Government is now “debt free”, having paid off the remainder of the revenue bond indebtedness on May 1, 2017. The announcement received a round of applause.
  • Received a report that 146 bags of trash had been picked up and other work was done by road crews.

 

 

May 23, 2017

Bogalusa Man Gets 12½ Years for Cocaine Distribution
Craig Antwon Jefferson (30) of Bogalusa was sentenced Monday (May 22, 2017) by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (cocaine) to twelve and a half years in prison and eight years of supervised release. 
According to the March 1, 2017 guilty plea, law enforcement officers pulled over Jefferson’s vehicle April 14, 2016 on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish for a traffic violation. An officer searched the vehicle and found 6.5 pounds of cocaine and 6 grams of marijuana in a backpack. When officers attempted to arrest Jefferson, he fled on foot and was later apprehended.

 

 

May 23, 2017

WPSO and PRCSO Detectives Bust Chop Shop
The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office in mid-May received a report of a pickup truck stolen from a location on Highway 21 south of Bogalusa and detectives traced it to a possible location in Pearl River County west of Poplarville.
On May 18, Washington Parish detectives and Pearl River County detectives were able to locate body parts from the truck at the suspected location which was owned by Billy Granger, Jr. (47). Parts had been installed on Granger's own truck and several other vehicles and pieces of equipment with either altered or obliterated serial numbers were discovered at the location.


Granger was arrested by the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Pearl River County Detention Center in Poplarville.
Granger was not charged with a crime in Washington Parish because there is not sufficient evidence that he was the person who stole the truck. Detectives are continuing to investigate, hoping to uncover evidence and identify any other persons who might have been involved in the theft.

 

 

May 23, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Kimberly Truitt was booked 05/22 on the charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Shaon Meaux was booked 05/22 on the charge of Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Jessica Bourland was booked 05/22 on the charge of Probation and Parole Hold
Kyleir Lee was booked 05/22 on the charges of Contempt of Court (7 counts)
Leigh Cutrer was booked 05/22 In From Court
Ricky Wilson was booked 05/22 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Larry Duncan was booked 05/22 on the charges of Principal to Simple Escape and Criminal Damage to Property Under 500
Michelle Lawshe was booked 05/22 on the charges of Protective Order Violation and Disturbing the Peace
Clifford Lawshe was booked 05/22 on the charges of Protective Order Violation and Disturbing the Peace

 

 

May 22, 2017

74 Year-Old Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Porn Counts


District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lanier D. Lively (74), of Slidell, pleaded guilty last Tuesday (May 16) to 500 counts of child pornography involving juveniles under 13 years old. District Judge Raymond Childress scheduled Lively’s sentencing for July 3.
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the State Police were investigating Lively last year when police were notified that a computer that was tracked to Lively was downloading child pornography. When officers served the search warrant, Lively was in the process of downloading a series of child pornography videos. The videos included images of infant and toddler girls being raped by adult men. Lively admitted to collecting child pornography for years.
He faces 10 to 40 years in prison on each count.

 

 

May 22, 2017

Franklinton PD Arrests Covington PD Suspect
On May 21 the Franklinton Police Department received information from the Covington Police Department about possible child abduction, where an individual had produced a weapon. The information indicated the suspect maybe in route to an address in Franklinton. After a short search for the suspected vehicle Sgt. Brad Eckert assisted by Reserve PFC. Will Seals located and stopped the vehicle. The driver, Tremale Deonte Jenkins, and other occupants of the vehicle were detained for investigation. After receiving consent to search the vehicle by the owner, a 9mm handgun was located and a records check revealed the weapon had been reported stolen from Pike County Mississippi.


Jenkins, a convicted felon was arrested and charged possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The Covington Police Department was contacted and their Officers are currently investigating any other possible charges on the incident that occurred in Covington.

 

 

May 22, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Gerrold Dillon was booked 05/20 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Possession of schedule III Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Gerrod Dillon was booked 05/20 on the charges of Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Failure to Appear (3 counts)
Logan Thompson was booked 05/20 on the charges of Resisting Arrest by Flight and Improper Equipment
Shawna Cassidy was booked 05/20 on the charges of Theft by Shoplifting Under 100, Child Desertion, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule III Drugs, and Contempt of Court
Gary Bridges was booked 05/20 on the charges of Terrorizing and Resisting an Officer
Nelson Johnson was booked 05/20 on the charges of Aggravated Domestic Abuse Assault and Domestic Violence Battery (2nd Offense)
Ashley Farmer/Gaudreau was booked 05/21 on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness, Simple Battery (2 counts), and Possession of Schedule I Drugs (Tetrahydrocannabinols or Synthetic Cannabinoids)
Darren Kennedy was booked 05/21 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, Theft 750-5000, and Probation and Parole Hold
Tremale Jenkins was booked 05/21 on the charges of Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm
Darren Jenkins was booked 05/21 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling, Theft 750-5000, and Probation and Parole Hold
Dwayne Jenkins was booked 05/21 on the charges of Burglary of Inhabited Dwelling and Theft 750-5000

 

 

May 21, 2017

Little Lumberjacks Cheer Camp May 30-June 2

 

 

Obituary

RONALD WAYNE MCKENZIE, AGE 65 and a resident of Pine died Friday morning May 19, 2017 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was the owner/operator of McKenzie Wrecker Service and a former Washington Parish Sheriff’s Deputy for over 15 years. Ronald taught auto mechanics at the former Franklinton Vocational School for 20 years. He loved restoring and collecting antique cars that he often took to car shows throughout the area. Ronald also used to race dirt track cars and thoroughbred horses. He enjoyed drinking coffee and visiting with friends each morning at L&L Grocery in Pine. He was always a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.

 

 

May 19, 2017

Tangi Sheriff Announces Personnel Changes
Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards announced today that Captain Stuart Murphy will be transferring from the Parish Jail where he served as Jail Administrator to TPSO headquarters and taking over supervision of the new criminal evidence facility as well as commanding the Water Patrol Division. Murphy has served in numerous capacities since joining TPSO in 1996 and will be replacing Captain Robert Bel, who is retiring in the coming months. 
The Sheriff is also pleased to announce that Hellary Greene, Jr. will be joining the Sheriff’s Office sometime later this year as the new Jail Administrator. Mr. Greene began his corrections career working for the Department of Corrections at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in 1984, and continued with DOC until his retirement in 2008. Sheriff Edwards thanked Mr. Greene for his willingness to leave a well-earned and comfortable retirement to return to jail administration. “I’ve looked for the right person for the last 2 years,” Sheriff Edwards commented, “and in Hellary Greene, I’ve found him.”

 

 

May 19, 2017

Louisiana Safe Boating Week is May 20-26
“Safe Boating Week” in Louisiana, which signifies the beginning of the spring and summer boating season, is May 20-26, 2017. It is a time for all boaters to inspect their vessels to ensure that all required safety equipment is on board and that vessels are in good working condition.
Each vessel should have enough personal flotation devices (PFD) on board for all occupants and a sober operator.  LDWF regulations also state that anyone 16 years of age and younger must wear a PFD while underway in vessels less than 26 foot long.  For more boating and PFD regulations, please visit 
www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating.
Alcohol use is one of the leading causes of boating crash incidents and fatalities on the water, impairing a boater's judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. 
LDWF also wants to remind anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 that they are required to successfully complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course to operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower.  LDWF offers these classes free of charge statewide.
For a list of courses, please visit 
www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses.  Since the safe boating course’s inception in 2003, over 100,000 boaters have been certified in Louisiana.
In 2016 Louisiana reported 24 boating fatalities.  So far in 2017 Louisiana has reported nine fatalities.

 

 

May 19, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Kenneth Wall was booked 05/18 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Daniel Nolan was booked 05/18 on the charge of Simple Burglary
Henry Mullen was booked 05/18 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery (2 counts)
Daniel Crumedy was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, No License Plate, and No Proof of Insurance
Chad Williams was booked 05/18 on the charges of Possession of Schedule I Drugs (Morphine), Possession of CDS With Weapon Present, Improper Turn, Driving Under Suspension, and Failure to Appear
Michael Anthony was booked 05/18 on the charge of Aggravated Second Degree Battery
Tiffany Knight was booked 05/18 on the charge of Parole Violation
Sheryl Johnston was booked 05/18 on the charges of Theft 5000-25000 and Exploitation of the Infirm
Garrett Hebert was booked 05/18 on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

 

 

May 19, 2017

Help for Flood Impacted Entities
Join TruFund for a series of informational sessions in your parish to learn more about how your business could receive $20,000 - $50,000 in loan assistance made available through the Restore Louisiana Small Business Program.
Make contact at
www.TrueFund.org, email RestoreLouisiana@TruFund.org, or call 225-922-4411.
Local informational sessions are scheduled May 23rd from 10am-12pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, May 25th at 11am to 1pm and 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center in Hammond, and June 8th from 11am to 1pm and 4:30pm to 6pm at the Bogalusa Chamber in Bogalusa.

 

 

May 18, 2017

Milltown Classic 5K Coming UP

The 21st Milltown Classic 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa. The race begins at 8am and benefits service projects of the Bogalusa Rotary Club. All participants receive a T-shirt. Trophies awarded for each 10-year age group.
For more information, call Brad Lewis at 985-735-9003.

 

May 18, 2017

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on LA 36 in Covington
Thursday (May 18, 2017) morning, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle crash on LA 36 that claimed the life of Domario Rodricous Smith (32) of Covington.
Troopers determined that Smith was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on LA 36 and Honora Kennedy Richard (52) of Covington was driving a 2006 Toyota Avalon eastbound on LA 36. Richard attempted a left turn but crossed into the path of Smith's motorcycle.
Despite wearing a helmet, Smith sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Richard was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries in the crash.
The findings in the crash investigation will be forwarded to the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office for consultation of charges.

 

 

Obituary

PEGGY LOU WELCH MCDANIEL, AGE 78 and a resident of Franklinton died Wednesday morning May 17, 2017 at her home. She was A member of the Order of the Eastern Star and also a member of Stoney Point Missionary Baptist Church. Peggy had retired after many years as a secretary with the Adult Education Department of the Washington Parish School System. Alongside her husband, she operated McDaniel and Associates Real Estate Brokers for 25 years. She always enjoyed visiting with her family and friends.

 

 

Obituary

Shirley Strahan Thomas age 69 passed away on May 16, 2017 at AMG Rehabilitation Hospital in Covington La. She was a resident of Bogalusa La.

 

 

May 18, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Chelsa Jones was booked 05/17 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, Child Restraint Violation (1st Offense), Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of Person Under 17 YOA, Distribution Possession or Sale of Legend Drug Without Prescription or Order, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Anna Jones was booked 05/17 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order, Illegal Use of CDS in Presence of Person Under 17 YOA, Possession of Marijuana, Obstruction of Justice, Introduction of Contraband Into Penal Institute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Jason Kennedy was booked 05/17 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Domestic Violence Assault, False Imprisonment, and Possession of Schedule III Drugs
Randal Turner was booked 05/17 on the charges of Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs, Failure to Appear, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Lasean Williams was booked 05/17 In For Court
Leigh Cutrer was booked 05/17 In From Court

 

 

May 17, 2017

Man Shot Near Franklinton for Stealing Pistol
When Washington Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a man shot on May 11, deputies found a gunshot victim lying on the side of Highway 25 south of Franklinton.
Investigation revealed that the victim was from Louisville, Mississippi and was visiting at the residence of Wilson Glenn Rowell (age 33 and pictured below), who resides on Highway 25 South. As the victim was attempting to leave and secure a ride back to Mississippi, Rowell discovered that the victim had stolen a 9 mm pistol from Rowell’s residence and was attempting to hide the pistol in his luggage.


Rowell confronted the victim and the victim pointed the pistol at Rowell, his wife and his mother. Rowell retreated to his house, retrieved his shotgun and confronted the victim. After a brief standoff, the victim threw the pistol to the ground and started running away. Rowell then fired three shots at the victim, striking him twice.
The victim was transported to an area hospital. When he is released he will be arrested and charged with theft of a firearm and three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Rowell was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and two outstanding warrants for contempt of court and failure to appear.
“Under Louisiana law, a person has the right of self-defense when life threatening situations occur,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal, “but Mr. Rowell made a serious error in judgment when he shot the victim after the threat had ended and the victim was fleeing. I appreciate the fine work of our officers in this matter.”

 

 

May 17, 2017

McComb Summer Gymnastics Set For June 19-23

 

 

May 17, 2017

Kickball Kicks Off in McComb

 

May 17, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Derrick Gibson was booked 05/16 In From Court
Eric Thomas was booked 05/16 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting a Police Officer With Force or Violence (3 counts), and Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle

 

 

May 17, 2017

BELIEVE Summer Camp Coming to Bogalusa

 

 

May 17, 2017

Cop Camp in Slidell May 30-June 9, 2017
Is your child interested in participating in Cop Camp? Cop Camp is a summer camp program sponsored by the Slidell Police Department and conducted by the Slidell Police Department School Resource Officers. The camp is designed for students aged 15 to 19 who have an interest in a career in public safety. The camp can host up to 40 students and lunch is provided by generous donations from area businesses and organizations.

The students learn about various aspects of being a law enforcement officer, and the challenges officers face during their careers. Exercises throughout the week promote leadership and teamwork, and they complete the same physical agility test as the police academy cadets. The students get to see demonstrations from the swat team, K9, dive team, crime scene and the motorcycle units.
There is a $10 application fee and applications must be received by Friday, May 19th.  Click here  to print and fill out the application and turn it into the school resource officer at your child’s school, or email it to
pcoleman@slidellpd.com. Remember spots are limited!

 

 

May 16, 2017

Slidell Father Kills His 7-Week-Old Son
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday (May 10, 2017 in reference to an infant who wasn't breathing. Karter Smith (7 weeks old) was revived by emergency medical technicians and rushed to a local hospital. Doctors determined that Karter had suffered severe head injuries. Investigators questioned Karter’s father, Anthony Dearmas (25) who told detectives that he punched Karter off of a couch, knocking him to the ground, causing him to fall on his head. Dearmas claimed he became frustrated due to Karter constantly crying.


Detectives placed Dearmas under arrest that evening and charged him with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. As the week progressed, Karter was determined to be brain dead due to his injuries, and as a result, passed away on Saturday (May 13, 2017).
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head, and the manner of death to be child abuse homicide. As a result, Dearmas was additionally charged Monday morning with first-degree murder.
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says, "How someone can do this to a defenseless infant is beyond me. Even more disturbing is the fact this was his own child. Mr. Dearmas is where he belongs, behind bars.”

 

 

May 16, 2017

Plants for Your Landscape
Plants with golden colored leaves can accentuate your summer landscape. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to some plants with golden foliage that can work well with many color schemes.

 

 

Obituary

NELLEEN SPEARS SEAL, AGE 68 and a resident of Wilmer died Monday morning May 15, 2017 at the Tangi-Pines Nursing Center in Amite. She was a member of Wilmer Missionary Baptist Church and a former seamstress at Rutter-Rex in Franklinton. Nelleen later worked in the medical records department of Lallie Kemp Hospital for 20 years. She always enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with her family.

 

 

May 16, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Theron Bickham was booked 05/15 on the charges of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction and Attachment
Joseph Busby was booked 05/15 on the charges of Attempted Burglary and Vehicle Burglary
Stacy Brumfield was booked 05/15 on the charge of Probation Violation
Zachariah Hancock was booked 05/15 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana
Jerry Creel was booked 05/15 In For Court
Augustis Craft was booked 05/15 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Brandon Williams was booked 05/15 on the charges of Failure to Appear (2 counts)

 

 

May 15, 2017

Franklinton Police Resolve “Suicide by Cop” Incident
Franklinton Police report that Saturday (May 13, 2017), Sergeant William Manning and Corporal James Pugh responded to a report of a suicidal female. A witness advised  that the woman had been drinking alcohol and wanted to commit suicide by cop.


The officers observed the female with a handgun but she went back into the residence while placing the weapon to her head and would not communicate with the officers. Major Justin Brown arrived and negotiated with the woman for approximately forty minutes and, while taking the woman items she had requested, was able to grab her arm and take her to the ground.
The woman was restrained and subsequently checked by medical personnel. An Order of Protective Custody was obtained from the Coroner’s Office and the woman was transported to Riverside Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation.

 

 

May 15, 2017

Slidell Police Pursues and Deals With Man Brandishing a Machete
When Slidell Police Officer Marcev attempted to stop Rene Jaunet III for not wearing a seat belt Friday, (May 12, 2017), Jaunet allegedly fled, swerving into oncoming traffic, forcing other vehicles off of the roadway, disregarding a red traffic light, and driving at a high rate of speed. He eventually lost control of his vehicle and slid between two poles and struck a parked vehicle.
Jaunet reportedly exited the vehicle with a large machete and began swinging it while stating, “just shoot me”. Officer Marcev drew his service weapon for protection. The driver then dropped to the ground and began attempting to stab himself in the stomach with the machete. Officer Marcev switched to his taser, ordered him to drop the machete, and, when Jaunet refused, deployed his taser. The taser's prongs missed and Jaunet ran away while still carrying the machete. Officers surrounded the area and located Jaunet in an alleyway. Jaunet dropped to the ground, put the machete to his throat and began attempting to cut himself with it. Officer Marcev, with assistance from State Police Trooper Theriot, was able to talk Jaunet into putting the weapon down. Jaunet reportedly cried out several times during this incident for officers to shoot him and kill him and stated he needed help due to circumstances going on in his life.


Mr. Jaunet was taken into custody and brought to Slidell Memorial Hospital to be evaluated. Although this incident involved a cry for help, warrants will be pending for Jaunet upon his release, due to his reckless actions.
Chief Fandal stated: “although this began as a minor traffic violation, the driver put himself and others in danger due to his actions. I feel that it is very commendable that officers switched to less than lethal weapons when able to and were able to talk the driver into not harming himself. The driver was taken to the hospital and will hopefully get the help that he needs to get his life in order”.

 

 

Obituary

Lucille Simmons Smith, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on May 13, 2017 at The Guest House of Slidell. She was born in Lexie, Miss. on July 24, 1930.

 

 

Obituary

JOHNNIE LOU CRAIN ARD, age 83 and a resident of McComb, died Friday night May 12, 2017. She was a native of Washington Parish and former longtime resident of the Dexter Community. Johnnie worked for many years at the garment plant in Tylertown, had a successful family dairy farm and, alongside her husband and family, operated Ard’s Seafood in Sheridan for many years. Johnnie liked to plant a garden, can vegetables and watch her favorite Western TV shows. She always enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

 

 

Obituary

Jesse Hugh D. Young, age 75 and a resident of Kentwood, passed away on May 12, 2017 at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond. He was valedictorian of his graduating class from Greensburg High School in 1959 and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University, where he was a honor student and editor of the school year book. In his career in working as a clerk at law firms, he lived in New Orleans, Detroit and Washington, D.C. He retired from Nixon Peabody Law Firm in 2007. He returned to his place of birth in the Pine Ridge Community in late 2010.

 

 

Obituary

Michael Jackson Dyson was born on April 12, 1969 and journeyed home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 12, 2017 at the age of 48. As a former NFL Wide Receiver, Mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa and Business Owner, Michael was driven and well accomplished. He was generous and caring by nature: acting as a role model to many and impacting the lives of even more.

 

 

Obituary

Dorothy Alice Barnes born October, 2, 1927 went home to be with The Lord 0n May 11, 2017 at the age 89. She was of the Presbyterian Faith and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

 

 

May 15, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Michael Martin was booked 05/13 on the charges of Improper Equipment, No Insurance, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Change/Secure Registration, Resisting an Officer (Flight on Foot), Resisting Arrest, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Schon Niswonger was booked 05/13 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Operation, Open Container in Vehicle, and Driving Left of Center/Wrong Side of Highway
Tabitha Crain was booked 05/14 on the charges of Improper Lane Useage and Driving While Intoxicated
Adria Cassidy was booked 05/14 on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Attachment (2 counts), and Contempt of Court

 

 

May 13, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
James Peters was booked 05/12 on the charge of Probation Violation
Tracy Bazo was booked 05/12 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Laura Kennedy was booked 05/12 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, No Drivers License and Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Eugene Pigott was booked 05/12 on the charge of Simple Burglary

 

 

May 12, 2017

Franklinton Chamber Sponsors Softball Tournament

 

 

May 12, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Stephen Moore was booked 05/11 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Open Container in Vehicle
Delaine Daigle was booked 05/11 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Speeding 41 or More Over Limit, and Open Container in Vehicle
Brandon Brister was booked 05/11 on the charges of Speeding 11-20 Over Limit, No Drivers License, No Insurance, Possession of Stolen Property, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction
Heather Mitchell was booked 05/11 on the charge of Driving While Intoxicated
Lindsey Dykes was booked 05/11 on the charges of Ran Stop Sign, Driving Under Suspension, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs
Kayla Levi was booked 05/11 on the charge of Failure to Honor Written Promise
Wilson Rowell was booked 05/11 on the charges of Aggravated Battery, Contempt of Court and Failure to Honor Written Promise
Lavarion Jefferson was booked 05/11 In For Court

 

 

May 12, 2017

Two Killed in Fatal Crash on US 51 in Tangipahoa Parish
Early this morning (May 12, 2017), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US 51 south of the Village of Tangipahoa that claimed the lives of Michael Dywane Jackson Dyson (48) of Tangipahoa and Destiny Alexus Gordon (20) of Kentwood.
Troopers determined that Dyson was travelling at a high rate of speed on a motorcycle and crashed into Gordon's vehicle as she backed out of a parking space across both lanes of US 51 and into the path of Dyson's motorcycle. Both drivers were killed in the collision.

 

 

May 12, 2017

Bystanders Intervene in Slidell Robbery Attempt
Slidell Police report that Jimmy Porter (44) of Slidell was arrested Wednesday (May 10, 2017) at Rouses Supermarket in Slidell after he attempted to rob a young woman (31) as she and her two small children were entering the store. Porter allegedly told the victim he needed money and warned her that he had a gun. The woman began to scream, as she and her two small children ran toward the entrance. Jimmy Porter reportedly grabbed the woman’s purse, pulled her to the ground, and began punching and kicking her. Two men intervened and assisted in detaining Jimmy Porter.
Slidell Police charged Porter with Intentional Exposure to Aids Virus, Simple Battery, 2nd Degree Battery, and 1st Degree Robbery


Chief Fandal said, “The quick actions of this mother kept her children safe. I’d like to thank the bystanders that took it upon themselves to intervene and help keep the woman and her children safe. Always be aware of your surroundings.”

 

 

May 12, 2017

18 Year-Old Killed in Crash on LA 1054 in Tangipahoa Parish
Nathan Daniel Arnold (18) of Hammond died in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning (May 11, 2017). Louisiana State Police Troopers from Troop L determined that Arnold was travelling northbound on LA 1054 south of LA 16 when his truck went off the left side of the roadway and collided with a tree.
Arnold was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office.

 

 

May 11, 2017

"Open Road Cruisers" is Tonight, May 11

 

 

Obituary

LUKE AUSTIN BRANCH, AGE 16 and a resident of Thomas passed away Tuesday afternoon May 9, 2017. He was a 10th grade student at Pine High School and an active member of New Beginning Baptist Church in Thomas, where he worked with the youth and mentored many of his peers. Luke loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and building camp fires. He enjoyed tending to the family farm animals and goofing off with his big sister. Luke loved music and had recently begun playing the guitar and also like playing video games. He was the type of young man that was always there to lift others up, continuously making his family and friends laugh with the jokes and tricks he played because he always wanted everyone to be happy. Luke was always a loving son, brother and grandson that cherished every moment spent with his family and friends.

 

 

Obituary

Mrs. Ruth Mae Magee, age 81 and a resident of Franklinton, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington under the loving care of St. Catherine’s Hospice Staff.

 

May 11, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Anthony Lee was booked 05/10 on the charges of Improper Equipment, No Turn Signals, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting an Officer (Flight on Foot), Possession of Marijuana, Simple Burglary and Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence
David Thomassen was booked 05/10 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Fugitive Other Jurisdiction

 

 

May 10, 2017

Infant Death Reported in Bogalusa
Bogalusa Police Department Public Information Officer Major Percy Knight reports that on Wednesday May 10, 2017, the BPD received a call at 6:58 am about an unresponsive infant.
The Grandmother of the infant stated that the child slept in the bed between her and another family member Tuesday night. When the Grandmother got up Wednesday morning, the infant was unresponsive and EMS was called. The 7 month old female infant was transported to Our Lady of Angels Hospital by ambulance and was pronounced dead at 7:36 AM.
Foul play is not suspected.

 

 

May 10, 2017

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival Announces 2017 Lineup


On September 29-30, 2017, the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival will bring the magic back to the “Magic City” once again. There will be Grammy winning acts headlining the Blues Stage both nights, and a Louisiana Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member headlining the Heritage Stage on Saturday. Performers include
Colin Lake (Roots and Blues music), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Band (a unique blend of music styles), Anders Osborne, Wes Lee (original Roots and Blues music), Erica Falls (Blues, Jazz, Funk and Gospel), Victor Wainwright (with his monster, barrelhouse, honky-tonk piano), Samantha Fish (guitar and vocals), The North Mississippi All-Stars (a Southern Rock Blues Band led by brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson), the Franklinton High School Jazz Band, the Washington Parish Arts Program/Believe Music Camp, under the direction of Bruce Sampson, Tea Moore, a Varnado native (classic mix of Rhythm and Blues, Soul, and Pop), Travis Clark (a guitar playing performer and songwriter), and Louisiana's LeRoux.
Everything BBHF-2017 is at
http://www.bogalusablues.com/

 

 

Obituary

NAOMI "RED" SCHILLINGS ARD, AGE 75 and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:36 pm Tuesday May 9, 2017 at the Ocshner Medical Center in New Orleans. She began working at the Courthouse Café before moving to Riverside Medical Center in 1977, where she worked as a dietician for nearly 40 years. "Red" loved to collect Porcelain Dolls and had an extensive collection over many years. She also enjoyed watching her favorite wrestling program every Monday night.

 

 

May 10, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Christy Magee was booked 05/09 on the charges of Possession of Schedule IV Drugs and Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drugs Without Prescription or Order
Nathan Thomas was booked 05/09 on the charges of Driving Under Suspension and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs
Reginald Payne was booked 05/09 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Leigh Ladner was booked 05/09 on the charges of Obstruction of Justice, Introduction of Contraband to Correctional Facility, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Open Container in Vehicle and Distribution of Legend Drug
Brooke Applewhite was booked 05/09 on the charge of Possession of Schedule II Drugs
Drake Dunaway was booked 05/09 on the charge of Simple Burglary
Rusty McMillan was booked 05/09 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Monica Bonnette was booked 05/09 on the charges of Failure to Pay Fine (4 counts) and Failure to Appear
Darrion Williams was booked 05/09 on the charges of Failure to Appear (3 counts), Failure to Pay Old Fine (2 counts), and Failure to Comply: Address Change

 

 

May 10, 2017

Franklinton Board of Aldermen Met Tuesday (May 9, 2017)
The Franklinton Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and the following was addressed:

  • Approved the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation to re-subdivide 3.636 acres nearby and across the road from Riverside Medical Center, a request made by Dr. David R. Powers.
  • Discussed and tabled an application for “Retail Dealers Not Having a Fixed Place of Business/Rolling Vendor”, an application made by Tracy Taylor of Southern Snow.
  • Approved four Alcohol Permit renewals.
  • Accepted the Police Department's request to accept the termination of Dominque Magee and to hire John O'Hern.
  • Heard financial reports from Merty Fitzsimmons.
  • Announced a Public Hearing on Tuesday May 23, 2017 to adopt the 2017 millage rates.
  • Heard an update from Douglas Williams regarding his purchase of property in the Industrial Park.

 

 

May 10, 2017

Subaru Donates $10,000 to STH Foundation
Baldwin Subaru donated $10,000 on April 27th to the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation from its annual Share the Love campaign. The donation represented a portion of the proceeds from 2016 Share the Love events. Through the Share the Love campaign, Subaru partners with national and local nonprofits to raise money for the community. Baldwin Subaru chose St. Tammany Hospital Foundation to be one of its 2016 beneficiaries. 


“It is through generous donations and corporate partnerships that the foundation is able to help STPH provide world-class healthcare, close to home,” said Melanie Rudolph, STHF foundation specialist. “We are humbled and grateful to have Baldwin Subaru as a partner in our mission.”
St. Tammany Hospital Foundation was established to sustain the healing work of the physicians and staff at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Washington Parish Litter Problem Continues Unabated
On Monday (May 8, 2017) evening, Transportation Supervisor Donnell Merritt reported on work performed in Washington Parish, efforts that included picking up 116 bags of litter on 8 roads. Reports on previous months work have revealed that the litter problem is a continuing one. 
See Merritt's report here of the impressive amount of work done in the month of April.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Proclamation Recognizes Chick Boyd's Volunteerism
A proclamation was read and presented to Chick Boyd by Washington Parish President Richard Thomas at the meeting of the Washington Parish Council on Monday, May 8, 2017. The Angie community resident is a well-known businessman and has served in many volunteer capacities.

View the presentation and his comments by going to our Government Meetings page, clicking on the 05082017 meeting, and scroll to 18:40 into the video of the meeting.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Billy Burris Plugs His Bid for Judgeship at WP Council Meeting
Franklinton native and attorney Billy Burris, who last week announced his bid for the 22nd Judicial District Division “E” judgeship, appeared before the Washington Parish Council Monday (May 8, 2017) to spread the word of his candidacy. Billy Burris is the son William E. Burris who is the current presiding District Judge in District “E” and who has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2017.
An election will be held October 14, 2017.

View his comments by going to our Government Meetings page, clicking on the 05082017 meeting, and scroll to 3:15 into the video of the meeting.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Michael Lahti was booked 05/08 on the charge of Criminal Damage
Dantin Sartin was booked 05/08 In For Court
Whitney Mcneese was booked 05/08 on the charge of Simple Assault
Leigh Cutrer was booked 05/08 In From Court

 

 

Obituary

CHARLES GARY ADKINS, AGE 71 and a resident of Pine died at 5:36 pm Monday May 8, 2017 at Riverside Medical Center. He was a native of Virginia but had lived in Washington Parish for his entire adult life. Gary was a brick mason and the owner/operator of Adkins Construction. He had a special love in his heart for his entire family.

 

 

Obituary

Tarras Yardan Godbolt died May 4, 2017. Cool Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Can You Help Hammond Police ID These Burglars
Two suspects are wanted for questioning in separate vehicle burglaries.
If you can identify the white male, please contact Detective Kelvin James at 985-277-5755.
If you can identify the black male, please contact Detective Ronnie Domiano at 985-277-5739.

 

 

May 9, 2017

Covington Police to Host 4th Annual Kids Camp
Chief Tim Lentz announces that the Covington Police Department will be hosting its fourth annual free kids’ camp this summer for Covington area children. The summer camp will focus on challenging children to be safe, live healthy, and enjoy life. Each day will focus on educating the children about different topics in a fun and positive way, such as educational safety, health and fitness, familiarization with local emergency services, along with pet and animal education. The final day of the camp will be a “fun” day, consisting of recreational and water related activities.
This year’s summer camp will be held June 5th through June 9th, from 8:00AM to 12:00PM each day at William Pitcher Junior High School. Families that live in the Covington area and would like to register their children ages 6-13 for the camp need to turn in their completed applications to the Covington Police Department no later than June 1st. Parents who have questions about the camp may contact Detective Kevin Collins at (985)892-8500 or 
kcollins@covla.com.

 

 

May 8, 2017

Former WP Fire Official Guilty of Forgery and Theft
Timothy P. Duncan (53) of Angie, a former member of the Board of Commissioners for Washington Parish Fire District #6, has pleaded guilty to 32 counts of forgery, theft, and other charges for steering thousands of dollars in public funds to himself and family members. A restitution hearing has been set for July 6.


Duncan’s guilty plea on April 24, 2017 included the following charges: one count of theft over $25,000, 10 counts of forgery, six counts of theft over $500, and 15 counts of prohibited splitting of profits, fees, or commissions. District Judge William J. Knight sentenced Duncan to seven years in prison, all suspended, plus five years of supervised probation on the .
Fire District #6 board members called the state legislator’s office to investigate after learning in September 2015 that Duncan had misappropriated Fire District funds. State auditors ultimately found that Duncan had used his position as board member between March 2012 and August 2015 to direct funds, totaling $128,083, to himself and family members.

 

 

Obituary

Mrs. Theresa Musa Waxter passed away on May 4, 2017 at the age of 65 at Ochsner Northshore in Slidell, LA.

 

 

May 8, 2017

Covington Man Tries to Run Over 8-Year-Old Boy

From St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
Shawn Porrovechio (34) of Covington is facing attempted murder charges after he tried to run over his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son with his pickup truck, then rammed a sheriff’s deputy on I-12 Thursday (May 4, 2017) evening.


The mother was playing baseball with her son in their yard near Covington when her boyfriend, Shawn Porrovechio, came outside. Porrovechio threw a baseball at the child, narrowly missing his head. When confronted by the mother, Porrovechio threw a second baseball, striking the mother. The mother asked him to leave and he got into his truck and accelerated toward where the child was standing. The child ran toward his mother and out of the path of the truck. Porrovechio fled the scene, and the mother called 911.
Responding deputies observed Porrovechio’s truck on Hwy 21 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Instead of stopping, Porrovechio entered I-12 with deputies in pursuit. The pursuit ended when Porrovechio rammed his truck into a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy's vehicle, causing both vehicles to crash. The deputy and Porrovechio were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries sustained during the crash.
Shawn Porrovechio was arrested on the charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery,  Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Flight from Officer, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and as a fugitive out of Jefferson Parish.

 

 

May 8, 2017

Driver Arrested in Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Mandeville
Shortly before 3:00 AM on Saturday (May 6, 2017), Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L were responded to a fatal pedestrian crash on US 190 near Fontainebleau State Park that , claimed the life of  Slidell resident Lucien Joseph Barbarin (34).
Troopers determined that Barbarin was lying across the westbound lane of US 190 when he was run over by a truck was driven by Paul William Olsen, Jr. (49) of Mandeville. Barbarin sustained fatal injuries in the crash. Troopers suspect Barbarin was impaired at the time of the crash. Troopers obtained a voluntary breath sample from Olsen that resulted in a blood alcohol concentration of .085 grams percent.
Olsen was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for Vehicular Homicide of Lucien Joseph Barbarin.

 

 

May 8, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Taylor White was booked 05/07 on the charges of No Taillight, License Plate Light Required, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving While Intoxicated
Chad Allen was booked 05/07 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery

 

 

May 7, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Robert Hart was booked 05/04 on the charge of Failure to Appear
Terry Kemp was booked 05/05 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden, Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness, and Failure to Appear
Raymond Spillman was booked 05/05 on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden, and Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Adrian Ishman was booked 05/05 on the charge of Accessory After the Fact
Terry Buckhanan was booked 05/05 on the charges of Carjacking, Simple Robbery, Second Degree Battery, and Vehicle Burglary (8 counts)
Jamichael Roberts was booked 05/05 on the charge of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder
Cameron Hassert was booked 05/05 on the charges of Switched License Plates, No Insurance, Driving Under Suspension, Possession of Heroin, Obstruction of Justice, and Violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances
Laken Jordan was booked 05/05 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts), Possession of Heroin (2 counts), Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness, and Disturbing the Peace/Loud & Abusive Language
Andre Bergeron was booked 05/05 on the charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness
Richard Andrews was booked 05/05 on the charge of Contempt of Court
Derick Cotton was booked 05/05 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (4th Offense), Switched License Plates, Driving Under Suspension, and No Proof of Insurance
Autumn Bonnet was booked 05/05 on the charge of Probation Violation
Jason Dutruch was booked 05/06 on the charges of Possession of Heroin, Sale Distribution or Possession of Legend Drug Without Prescription or Order, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts), and Contempt of Court
Zachary Causey was booked 05/06 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (3rd Offense), Improper Lane Useage, Speeding 1-10 Over Limit, Driving Under Suspension, and Failure to Appear
Bianca Pittman was booked 05/06 on the charges of Cruelty to a Juvenile(s) and Simple Battery

 

 

Obituary

Aline Kennedy Seal of Varnado, LA died Saturday morning at the age of 84. She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.

 

 

Obituary

Our loving mother Lavelle Wheat Wilkins went home to be with The Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home at 2:30 pm. Lavelle was a member of Mandeville Bible Church for 44 years.

 

 

Obituary

MARVIN RANDALL “RANDY” MCNEESE, AGE 46 and a resident of Franklinton died Tuesday night May 2, 2017. He was a 1989 graduate of Pine High School and the owner of Randy’s Drywall. He loved fishing and enjoyed watching baseball and football games. Randy liked to plant flower gardens and had even planted a cactus garden. He also liked to collect old Coke bottles and other items. He always loved spending time with his children and family and cared for them deeply.

 

 

May 5, 2017

UPDATE: Bogalusa Shooting Suspects Surrender
Bogalusa Police Department Public Information Officer Percy Knight advises that both Ja'Michael Roberts and Adrian Ishman turned themselves in last night (May 5-04-2017) on warrants charging them with their involvement in the shooting of a male victim (age 52) on May 2, 2017. Roberts was arrested on a warrant charging him with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Ishman for Accessory to Attempted Second Degree Murder.
An argument, that followed the victim's refusal to let Ishman join in a game of dominos behind O'Neil Apartments, escalated and Roberts allegedly shot the victim once in the upper left torso.
The victim was treated at Our Lady of Angels Hospital and released.

 

 

Obituary

Eddie Will Collins died May 2, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

 

 

Obituary

Ms. Pamela Smith, born August 4, 1951, departed this life on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington. Pamela was a 1969 graduate of Bogalusa High School. After graduating she attended the University of LA at Lafayette and after relocating to New Orleans, LA she attended Spencer Business College and after graduating she began her long and blessed career with Bellsouth/AT&T working in New Orleans,  Atlanta, and Bogalusa, where she worked for 30 years as a telephone operator. Pamela was an active member of the Thirkield United Methodist Church.

 

 

Obituary

Clarence Mark died May 1, 2017. Cook Richmond Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete at this time.

 

 

May 4, 2017

Warrants Issued in Tuesday Shooting in Bogalusa
Bogalusa Police Department Public Information Officer Percy Knight advises that Tuesday (May 2, 2017 ) night at 10:42 PM the Bogalusa Police Department received a call about a person being shot behind O'Neil Apartments located on E. 6th St. in Bogalusa.
The male victim (52) stated that he and some other people were playing dominos and cards when a female, later identified as Adrian Ishman (31), wanted to join the domino game. When the victim told Ishman "No", she turned the card table over and an argument ensued. A male subject, identified as JaMichael Roberts (19), who was with Ishman, joined the argument and produced a handgun. Roberts shot the victim once in the upper left torso with a 9 millimeter handgun.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Our Lady Of Angles Hospital were he was treated and released.
A warrant has been issued for Ja'Michael Roberts for Attempted Second Degree Murder.  A warrant was also issued for Adrian Ishman for Accessory after the fact to Attempted Second Degree Murder.

 

 

May 4, 2017

Very Productive Bogalusa Council Meeting
While taking care of routine and necessary matters, and though the meeting was lengthy, many positives came from the Bogalusa Council meeting Tuesday (May 2, 2017). The meeting was lengthy due necessary discussion and input from residents on the issues. We recommend viewing the video synopsis of what took place.

  • Area resident Leyton Page was presented the Carnegie Medal of Honor
  • Congressman Abraham had a representative present with the offer to help where needed
  • Bruce Sampson provided a presentation of the Believe Summer Camp for kids scheduled June 19-23
  • Wendy Williams provided information, prior to Council approval of a cooperative agreement, regarding Project Save Bogalusa's efforts to address neighborhood blight and provide affordable housing to low and moderate income residents.
  • Approved a cooperative endeavor agreement with District A Neighborhood Association to open the Poplas Recreation Center for kids.
  • Mayor Wendy Perrette announced events, praised the Believe Summer Camp, and provided news of increasing job opportunities.
  • Councilman Ard remarked on the “awesome” job being done by City employees, in particular the Public Works and Police Department employees.

To view the entire video of the meeting, go to http://www.mthermonwebtv.com/Pages/GovernmentMeetings.aspx

 

 

May 4, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Darell Eschete was booked 05/03 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery (Strangulation), Resisting an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property, and Intentional Exposure of Aids Virus (2 counts)
Joshua Lane was booked 05/03 on the charge of Forgery
Savannah Stephens was booked 05/03 on the charge of Forgery
Tyron Warren was booked 05/03 on the charge of Unauthorized Entry of Inhabited Dwelling

 

 

 

May 4, 2017

Notice From Choctaw Recycling Facility
Choctaw Landfill is now accepting #1 and #2 plastics for recycling purposes.  They should be separated before bringing to the landfill.  If you have any questions, you may contact Troy Barber at the Choctaw Landfill at 985-848-2920. 

 

 

May 4, 2017

Gloria Kates on the Revival of Poplas Quarters Recreation Center
Bogalusa Councilwoman Gloria Kates has submitted her comments on the inception and revival of the Poplas Quarters Recreation Center. To read her submission, click here.

 

May 4, 2017

Help Slidell PD Locate These Robbery Suspects

 

 

May 3, 2017

Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana
A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jami D. Cooper (33) of Bogalusa (shown below left) with second degree murder Tuesday (May 2, 2017) in the death of a 17 year old teenager found  unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana on March 13, 2016.
Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man, Jarbari Pea (23) of Covington, who was indicted last year on a second degree murder charge in the same case and who pleaded guilty to Negligent Homicide and Distribution of Synthetic Cannabinoids (Schedule 1). District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Pea to five years in prison on the negligent homicide charge and 10 years with five of them suspended on the distribution charge. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

  • Victor Galan (shown below center), 37, of Folsom, with the aggravated rape of a 10-year-old girl, who had been left in his care; and
  • Shane Christian Pagano (shown below right), 41, of Slidell, with the aggravated/first degree rape of a 13-year-old girl, beginning when she was three to five years old and lasting for several years.

 

 

May 3, 2017

Bogalusa's Festival in the Park Saturday
The Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Festival in the Park Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Cassidy Park from 9 am until 7:30 pm. There will be vendors, fundraising groups, a queen's contest and stage entertainment.

 

 

May 3, 2017

Classic Car & Truck Show Sat. in Franklinton
The Franklinton Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Classic Car Show on the Washington Parish Fairgrounds near the stage on Saturday, May 6, 2017. There will also be an Antique Tractor Show at the rodeo arena, and Mile Branch Settlement will be open as well. Fun for everyone!

 

 

Obituary

Penny Price Simoneaux, age 42, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at her residence in Bogalusa, LA. She was born on September 26, 1974 in Fayetteville, NC. Penny loved all her children that she helped raise.

 

 

May 3, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Maxwell Carroll was booked 05/02 In From Court
Logan Jarrell was booked 05/02 on the charges of Failure to Appear and Failure to Pay Fine
Linda Clark was booked 05/02 on the charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule V Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana
Shanita Weary was booked 05/02 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Schedule V Drugs
John Pierre was booked 05/02 In For Court
Caramie Givens was booked 05/02 on the charges of Failure to Appear (5 counts)

 

 

May 3, 2017

Bogalusa Help Center Food Bank 2017 Postal Food Drive

 

 

May 3, 2017

STPSO Investigating Tallow Creek Vehicle Burglaries
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) who broke into several cars in the Tallow Creek Subdivision. During the nighttime hours of Sunday, April 9, 2017 multiple vehicles were burglarized in the Covington-area neighborhood. The vehicles were unlocked and a variety of items were taken.
An individual acting suspiciously in the area was seen on video surveillance.  If you have any information on the subject or the subject that committed the burglaries, please contact Detective Foltmer (985) 276-1330.

 

 

May 2, 2017

Man Tried to Sell Stolen Laptop to TPSO Deputy

Press Release from Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office
Not only did Shawn Landry (24) of Hammond try to sell a stolen laptop to Tangipahoa Parish Deputy Michael D'Amato, but he had numerous credit cards and ID cards and a semi-automatic handgun inside the stolen vehicle he was driving!


It all happened April 30, 2017 when the deputy entered the Murphy Gas Station in Ponchatoula to fuel his marked patrol unit. While the deputy (in full uniform) was fueling his unit, Landry walked up to the deputy asking if he would like to purchase a laptop. Deputy D'Amato became extremely suspicious and subsequently detained the subject after conflicting statements about the owner of the laptop.  The deputy soon discovered the vehicle Landry was driving and the suspect laptop were both recently reported stolen from a residence just several feet from Landry's residence.
TPSO detectives gained additional evidence that linked Landry to numerous vehicle burglaries.
Landry has since been charged with six counts of burglary, auto theft, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, felony possession of stolen property, and inciting a felony. 
Arrests don’t come any easier than this!

 

 

May 2, 2017

Tractor Show This Weekend in Franklinton

 

 

May 2, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Brandie Welch was booked 05/01 on the charge of Domestic Abuse Battery
Frederick Brown was booked 05/01 on the charges of Failure to Appear (4 counts) and Contempt of Court
Amber Thomas was booked 05/01 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs and Possession of Schedule IV Drugs

 

 

May 2, 2017

STPSO Detectives Looking for Pharmacy Burglars
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals who on April 16th broke into Layton's Pharmacy on Hwy. 21 in Covington and attempted to break into C&C Drugs on Hwy. 59 in Mandeville. They made off with an unknown quantity of prescription medications.
In both cases, the suspects left in a large white Ford Econoline van. The van was stolen just prior to the burglaries occurring. The same two suspects are believed to be responsible for two additional pharmacy burglaries, which occurred in Hammond during the early morning hours of April 17.


If anyone knows the identity of the two suspects, please contact Detective Matthew Parker at 985-276-1331 or call Crime Stoppers at 504-822-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.​

 

 

May 2, 2017

Help Slidell Police ID This Suspect

 

 

May 1, 2017

Reward Increased to $5,000 for Mt. Hermon Shooting
Sheriff Randy "Country" Seal announced today that the reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the Mt. Hermon shooting has been increased to $5,000.
Sheriff Seal expressed his sincere appreciation to the Mt. Hermon Ruritan Club, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, and the Mt. Hermon United Pentecostal Church for their generous donations to the reward.

 

 

May 1, 2017

Fake Home Invasion Report Lands Two in Tangi Jail
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that two citizens were arrested and are now behind bars after reporting a fake home invasion. Hannah Charbonnet (19) and her ex-boyfriend  Alexander Fisher (20) reportedly concocted the story that Charbonnet was tied up and held at gunpoint by an unknown attacker at the home of her current boyfriend and father of her child. The story included that the residence was then burglarized of several items and multiple firearms.


TPSO reports that, in fact, the current boyfriend (the true victim) came home to find his girlfriend zip-tied to the infant’s crib while the child is left unattended.
Deputies responded on April 26, 2017 around 6:20 pm to the Independence residence and were given the concocted story by Charbonnet. Detectives began to discover inconsistencies with physical evidence, statements and documented text messages between Charbonnet and Fisher that led detectives to believe that the reported home invasion could be a scam!
On April 27, 2017 Charbonnet admitted to fabricating and staging the reported home invasion with the assistance of Fischer. Detectives were pleased to charge Charbonnet with filing a false police report, child desertion, theft of a firearm, and felony theft. Detectives located Fisher and charged him with filing a false police report, child desertion, theft of a firearm, and felony theft.
Detectives have since been able to locate the items taken from the residence, including the firearms.
“Knowingly giving false information to law enforcement concerning the alleged commission of a crime is a complete waste of time and valuable resources,” said Edwards. “We will investigate such instances with a zero tolerance.”

 

 

May 1, 2017

"Let's Light up the City of Bogalusa on Bikes"

 

 

May 1, 2017

Bogalusa and Lacombe Drivers Crash: 17-Year-Old Dies
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were responded to a two-vehicle crash in Lacombe Monday (May 1, 2017) morning that claimed the life of Victoria Schneider (17) of Lacombe. Schneider and her sister Olivia Ellis (23) were passengers in a vehicle driven by Jermamie Young (26) of Bogalusa.
Young's vehicle failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a truck driven by Steve Williams (55) of Lacombe. Williams' truck flipped over and came to rest on the roadway.
Williams and one of his passengers were transported to an area hospital with minor to moderate injuries. A second passenger in the truck was uninjured.
Young was uninjured in the crash. Ellis was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Schneider was transported to a local hospital where she pronounced dead upon arrival.
Impairment is not suspected, but blood samples were obtained and will be sent to the crime lab for analysis. Young claimed the brakes on his truck failed. No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation into the crash is on-going.

 

 

Obituary

Crystal Lee Columbo, age 49 and a resident of Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.

 

 

May 1, 2017

Washington Parish on “Destination Louisiana Initiative”
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today unveiled Destination Louisiana, a new tourism initiative designed to promote in-state travel by Louisianians. Each month, one destination in the state is featured in creative campaigns, that includes digital billboards in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Monroe, Lafayette and Lake Charles. The destinations will also be promoted in radio commercials, full-page print ads, on the Louisiana Travel website, and across all social media platforms.
“In Louisiana, we have a lot of great places to see and things to do. With this initiative, we are encouraging people to use their passion for this state as the catalyst to staycation here,” said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.
The first six participants of Destination Louisiana are Iberia Parish (May), Lincoln Parish (June), Jefferson Parish (July), St. Mary Parish (August), and Washington Parish (September).

 

 

May 1, 2017

Franklinton Police Department Issues April Stats
Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith provided his department's stats at the Franklinton Board of Aldermen meeting on April 25, 2017. Information provided actually include the period of March 28 to April 25 of 2017. The report reflected a total of 766 Calls for Service, divided into the headings of Public Assistance, Traffic, and Criminal Patrol.
Responses for Public Assistance included general complaints (282), extra patrols (43), medical calls (28), alarms (37), and suspicious persons or vehicles (28).
Traffic activity included traffic stops (85), vehicle crashes (19), hit and runs (5), reckless operation (10), and citations (64). No DWI's were reported for the period.
Criminal Patrol responses included disturbances (34), fights (6), simple battery (3), burglaries (3), theft and shoplifting (11), narcotics (7). Officers made 33 total arrests.
Chief Smith also reported that

  • officers are receiving on-line training in Police One Academy,
  • officers have been working extra seatbelt enforcement and have upcoming checkpoints for underage DWI enforcement and Buckle Up In Your Truck campaigns,
  • Sgt. Chad Dorsett spoke at Head Start about general safety, 911 use, and safety belt use, and
  • Sgt. Brad Eckert spoke at Building Blocks day care and gave a tour of the unit, 911 service, and safety belt use.

 

May 1, 2017

Washington Parish Jail Booking Information
Steven Jarrell was booked 04/30 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Obstruction of Highway
James Simmons was booked 04/30 on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Operation
Jamikal Baker was booked 04/30 on the charges of Parole Violation and Attachment
Ike Roberts was booked 04/30 on the charges of Possession of Schedule II Drugs (3 counts) and Obstruction of Justice

 

 
 


 



 

  


 

 

 

 


  

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