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June 30, 2022

Stolen Cattle Hauler Located & Arrest Made N. of Covington

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler Thursday (June 30, 2022) morning hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday, one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway 1082 (Old Military Road) north of Covington.

Working with the owner, STPSO deputies were able to locate the truck and trailer shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday on a piece of property off Pat O’Brien Road. When deputies arrived, 40 year-old Travis Wade Cazaux was in the process of trying to leave that location with the truck and trailer. He was taken into custody without incident.

Cazaux is being booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on one count of felony theft of a motor vehicle valued at over $300,000 for the theft of the 18-wheeler and one count of felony theft over $25,000 for the theft of the cattle trailer.

“I want to send kudos to our deputies, who in working with the owner, were able to quickly locate this stolen truck and trailer and make an arrest before the thief could even leave the area,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

Obituary

Walter Larry Fland

February 7, 1959 - June 28, 2022

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for June 28-29, 2022

Emmitt Warren (37 year-old B/M with Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 (2 counts) by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Christopher Bangs (32 year-old W/M with Mt. Hermon, La. address) was booked on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Battery, and Failure to Appear by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Andrew Weary (63 year-old B/M with Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charge of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder by the Bogalusa Police Department. Bond set at $500000.00.

Sarah Warren (31 year-old W/F with Kentwood, La. address) was booked In For Court

Danny Branch (40 year-old W/M with Angie, La. address) was booked on the charges of Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Improper Lane Usage by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Derrick Gibson (30 year-old B/M with Angie, La. address) was booked on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS and Distribution of Schedule II CDS (3 counts) by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Ryan Larocca (24 year-old W/F with Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charge of Failure to Appear by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Ryan Hunt (36 year-old W/M with Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charge of Contempt of Court by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Independence day Celebration at Bogue Chitto State Park is July 2nd



4th of July Parade and Fireworks in Bogalusa



Obituary

Lori Dianne Magee Arguelles

November 25, 1959 - June 28, 2022

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1. Western Gulf of Mexico: The area of low pressure near the southern coast of Texas is showing limited signs of organization. The disturbance is forecast to turn northward and move slowly inland over southeastern Texas later today. Slow development of this system is possible while the low remains over water and it could still become a short-lived tropical depression before it moves inland. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 40% and formation chance through 5 days is also at 40%.

Disturbance 2. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is expected to bring hurricane and tropical conditions along the Caribbean coasts of Nicargua and Costa Rica late Friday, as well as to the Colombian island of San Andres.

Disturbance 3. Western Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands. Any development of this system should be slow to occur while the wave moves west-northwestward during the next day or two. The wave is forecast to move over the Windward Islands on Friday and then over the eastern Caribbean Sea by the weekend, where further development is unlikely due to unfavorable environmental conditions. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 10% and formation chance through 5 days is also at 10%.  



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June 29, 2022

Franklinton Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting for June 28, 2022 (Video)

Franklinton Council 06282022.wmv from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1. Northern Gulf of Mexico: An area of low pressure over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico is forecast to move slowly westward and approach the coast of Texas today. The disturbance has not become any better organized since yesterday. Some slow development is still possible and it could become a short-lived tropical depression near the coast before it moves inland tonight or early Thursday. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 40% and formation chance through 5 days is at 40%. 

Disturbance 2. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two is expected to continue across the Windward Islands and spread into northern Venezuela through tonight. Tropical storm conditions are expected along the northwestern coast of Venezuela and northeastern Colombia tonight and early Thursday. 

Disturbance 3. Central Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is located over the central tropical Atlantic. Slow development of the wave is possible while it moves west-northwestward for the next few days. The wave is forecast to move over the Windward Islands late Friday or early Saturday and then over the eastern Caribbean Sea by the weekend, where further development is unlikely due to unfavorable environmental conditions. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 10% and and formation chance through 5 days is at 30%. 



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June 28, 2022

Suspect Sought in Amite Attempted Burglary

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect of an attempted burglary at Three Stooges in Amite.

Chief Jimmy Travis reports on June 18, 2022, deputies responded to the Three Stooges store on Highway 51 in Amite regarding an attempted burglary. Video surveillance captured at the store shows a young, black male using a claw hammer to break the glass on the front door. The subject strikes the glass several times before fleeing northwest through the parking lot. 

The subject is described as thin in stature, was shirtless and was wearing dark colored basketball shorts with two red stripes down both sides. The subject also had what appeared to be a gray t-shirt wrapped around his head and face to conceal his identity.

Chief Travis asks that anyone able to identify the suspect in the video, or with knowledge of the attempted burglary, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc. anonymous tip line at

1-800-554-5245, or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips. Lieutenant Beth Russell is the lead investigator.

Today's Message from ADAPT

Learn more and "Like" ADAPT's Facebook page and visit their website. 

ADAPT, INC. is a nonprofit organization whose goals are 
  1. To prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens by delivering research based prevention programs.
  2. To provide child abuse prevention and direct services to victims which includes a variety of programs and services.
  3. To provide sexual assault prevention and direct services to assault victims which includes: operating a 24/7 crisis hotline; providing hospital and law enforcement victim advocates 24/7; providing sexual assault information, prevention education, professional training, awareness campaigns, inter-agency collaboration, and victim support and counseling.
  4. To provide prevention and educational services targeting substance abuse.

Obituary

Angela Sarita Sibley Brumfield

July 18, 1972 - June 20, 2022

Obituary

Shirley Hart Magee

January 15, 1960 - June 19, 2022

Obituary

Travis Edward Davis

December 27, 1971 - June 15, 2022

Obituary

Ralph Clifford Addison

January 26, 1947 - June 23, 2022

Obituary

Dustin Chad Williams

November 17, 1982 - June 26, 2022

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for June 27, 2022

Ray Mizell (73 year-old W/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage, Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm (2 counts), Resisting an Officer, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, and Theft of Firearm by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $100000.00.

Dwane LaFleur (44 year-old W/M with a Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charge of Fugitive Other Jurisdiction by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Released on June 27, 2022.

Derrick Ishman (44 year-old B/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Distribution of Schedule 1 CDS (2 counts) and Drug Free Zone Violation by the Louisiana State Police. No bond set at this time.

Justin Fontenette (38 year-old B/M with a Breaux Bridge, La. address) was booked In For Court

James Watts (30 year-old W/M with an Independence, La. address) was booked on the charges of Domestic Abuse Battery/Strangulation, Simple Arson, Simple Burglary, False Imprisonment, and Contempt of Court by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1. Northern Gulf of Mexico: An area of low pressure, centered over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, remains disorganized. Some additional development of this system is possible as it moves slowly westward or west-southwestward and approaches the coast of Texas during the next two days. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 30% and formation chance through 5 days is also at 30%. 

Disturbance 2. Central Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave, located more than 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands, is forecast to interact with another tropical wave to its east over the next several days, and some gradual development is possible later this week while the overall system moves west-northwestward at around 15 mph across the central tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours is near 0% and formation chance through 5 days is at 20%. 

Disturbance 3. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two may bring tropical storm conditions along the northeastern coasst of Venezuela tonight and Wednesday. Intensity is uncertain once it reaches the southwestern Caribbean Sea late Thursday and Friday. The probable path of the system is shown to be across extreme northern South America and southern Central America.  Formation chance through 48 hours is at 70% and formation chance through 5 days is at 90%. 



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June 27, 2022

Obituary

William Earl "Bill" Woodard

January 31, 1943 - June 27, 2022

Obituary

Jessie Richard Seal

February 12, 1930 - June 25, 2022

Obituary

Vince Ignatius Lang

November 5, 1971 - June 25, 2022

St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmates Earn Diplomas/Certifications

Nine inmates at the St. Tammany Parish Jail traded their stripes for a cap and gown as they received their high school equivalency diplomas as part of a special graduation ceremony put on this week by the Department of Corrections at the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Two additional inmates were also recognized for earning their Literacy Certification.












Family members watched via Zoom while the inmates, turned students, proudly walked up to accept their Diplomas/Certifications.

Through a cooperative endeavor agreement with the Louisiana DOC, the STPSO provides DOC offenders, who are convicted in and/or are returning to the Florida Parishes Regions of the state upon their release, with services that will assist them with their re-entry into the community.

As part of the Re-Entry Program, and through a partnership with the DOC, the STPSO offers a number of classes promoting change, self-awareness/improvement, recovery living and education, courses on parenting, anger management and an opportunity to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma while incarcerated. Students participate in a classroom setting using a computer-based learning program and are under the tutelage of an instructor provided by the DOC.

“𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦,” 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘧 𝘙𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘚𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘢𝘪𝘥. “𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘯𝘴. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘴.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for June 25-26, 2022

Duffley James (49 year-old B/M with a Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charge of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice/Evidence Tampering by the Franklinton Police Department. Bond set at $175000.00.

Quanterrius Haynes (19 year-old B/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Armed Robbery and Armed Robbery with Firearm by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $150000.00.

Eric Breland (46 year-old W/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle 5000-25000 by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $5000.00.

Arielle Baldwin (22 year-old W/F with a Metairie, La. address) was booked on the charges of Improper Lane Usage, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs (2 counts), Simple Escape, Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence, Resisting Arrest by Flight, Bribery, Theft Less Than 1000, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle 1000-5000 by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $15000.00.

Hunter Coats (28 year-old W/M with a Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000 and Protective Order Violation by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $3500.00.

Jaynell Jenfreau (37 year-old W/F with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Interfering with Emergency Communication/Simple Assault by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Released on $4000.00 bond.

Miranda Moises (33 year-old W/M with a Monticello, Ms. address) was booked on the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (2nd Offense), Improper Lane Usage, Open Container in Vehicle, and Drivers License Not on Person by the Louisiana State Police. Released on $4500.00 bond.

Obituary

Walter Allen Green

December 22, 1954 - June 23, 2022

Today's Message from ADAPT

Learn more and "Like" ADAPT's Facebook page and visit their website. 

ADAPT, INC. is a nonprofit organization whose goals are 
  1. To prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens by delivering research based prevention programs.
  2. To provide child abuse prevention and direct services to victims which includes a variety of programs and services.
  3. To provide sexual assault prevention and direct services to assault victims which includes: operating a 24/7 crisis hotline; providing hospital and law enforcement victim advocates 24/7; providing sexual assault information, prevention education, professional training, awareness campaigns, inter-agency collaboration, and victim support and counseling.
  4. To provide prevention and educational services targeting substance abuse.

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1.  Northern Gulf of Mexico: Development of a trough of low pressure over the north-central Gulf of Mexico is expected to be slow to occur while it moves west-southwestward at about 10 mph toward the northwestern Gulf of  Mexico and approaches the coasts of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico during the next few days. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 10% and formation chance through 5 day is at 20%. 

Disturbance 2 Central Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is located about 900 miles east-southeast of the southern Windward Islands. Environmental conditions appear conducive for further development, and a tropical depression is likely to form during the next couple of days before the system reaches the Windward Islands Tuesday night or possibly while moving westward across the southern Caribbean Sea Wednesday through Friday. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon.  Interests in the Windward Islands and along the northeastern coast of Venezuela should monitor the progress of this system, and tropical storm watches or warnings could be required for portions of these areas later today. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 70% and formation chance through 5 days is at 80%. 

Disturbance 3. Eastern Tropical Atlantic: A tropical wave is located several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Environmental conditions could become conducive for gradual development later this week while the system moves west-northwestward at around 15 mph over the central tropical Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours is near 0% and formation chance through 5 days is at 20%. 



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June 26, 2022

June 25, 2022

Roseland Man Wanted for Domestic Charges

Chief Jimmy Travis reports the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office is actively searching for James Ballard, Jr., 35 year-old white male on domestic violence related charges.

On June 22, 2022, deputies responded to a residence in Roseland where it was reported that Ballard had poured acid and Clorox toilet bleach on the victims face causing chemical burns. The victim also had major bruising to her body which also included a punctured lung and busted ear drum.

Ballard currently has outstanding warrants for Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery,  Domestic abuse battery - child endangerment, Protective order violation, false imprisonment, and failure to appear (9 counts)

Chief Travis asks that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ballard, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa, Inc. anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245, or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips. Sgt. Jill Hutcheson is the lead investigator.

Note: All persons accused of a crime are innocent until proven guilty.

Virginia Man Arrested After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle in Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Virginia man following a chase, which occurred Friday (June 24, 2022) afternoon near Slidell. STPSP deputies attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV near Powell Drive on U.S. Highway 11 in Slidell. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Virginia, failed to stop and instead initiated a high-speed pursuit down North Drive across Robert Road, turning eastbound on Gause Boulevard and wrecking on Military Road near Cross Gates. During the pursuit the driver, 21 year-old Jamar Jones, intentionally rammed three Sheriff’s Office units, causing moderate to minor damage to the units.   No deputies were injured.

The Mazda was occupied by the driver and two occupants. All three were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated for injuries prior to Jones being arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on the following charges: Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property (3 counts), Simple Criminal Damage to Property (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway of Commerce, Reckless Operation, Improper Lane Use, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Bypassing Traffic Control Device (Traffic Light), Failure to Use Turn Signals, and Driving on a Divided Highway. 

Jones was also booked on fugitive warrants out of Newport News, Va., for felony burglary, vehicle theft, failure to comply with supervised probation for robbery and two counts of abduction.

“I commend the deputies who worked this call, and I am thankful none of our deputies were hurt,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “Let this be a message to other individuals who think they are going to come to St. Tammany and commit crimes. It will not be tolerated here.”

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for June 24, 2022

Marty Palmer (51 year-old W/M with a Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charges of Disturbing the Peace/Drunkenness and Resisting an Officer by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Released on $1500.00 bond.

Chad Babb (48 year-old W/M with a Loranger, La. address) was booked on the charges of Careless Operation, No Insurance, Driving Under Suspension, Expired MVI, and Resisting an Officer by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Released on $5000.00 bond.

Takeita Nicholas (25 year-old B/F with a Amite, La. address) was booked In From Court

Delometris Wheeler (32 year-old B/F with a Denham Springs, La. address) was booked In From Court

John McGowan (55 yer-old B/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Careless Operation No Insurance, Registration/No Proof/Must Carry, Open Container in Vehicle, Illegal Carrying of Weapon, and Failure to Comply with Complete Registration Information by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $10000.00.

Obituary

Pamela Janel Williams

August 2, 1971 - June 23, 2022

Tropical Disturbances Today

Disturbance 1. A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean has become better defined today. Environmental conditions appear conducive for development of this system over the next few days, and a tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week.  This system is forecast to move westward at 15 to 20 mph over the tropical Atlantic, approach the Windward Islands on Tuesday, and move across the southern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday and Thursday. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 30% and formation chance through 5 days is at 60%. 

Disturbance 2. An area of low pressure could form early next week over the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Any development of this system would likely be slow to occur as it drifts westward across the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Formation chance through 48 hours is near 0% and formation chance through 5 days is at 20%. 



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June 24, 2022

Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Concealed Carry Gun Law

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Washington Parish Jail Bookings for June 23, 2022

Daramius Walton (26 year-old B/M with a Port Gibson, Ms. address) was booked on the charge of Aggravated Assault by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Released on $2500.00 bond.

Corey Lott (21 year-old W/M with a Franklinton, La. address) was booked on the charges of Theft Less Than 1000, Careless Operation, Resisting an Officer/Flight on Foot, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, and Possession of Schedule III Drugs by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. Bond set at $5000.00.

Rico Weston (46 year-old B/M with a Bogalusa, La. address) was booked on the charges of Domestic Abuse/Child Endangerment and Home Invasion Intimidation by the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. No bond set at this time.

Tropical Disturbances Today

A tropical wave is located over the eastern tropical Atlantic. Environmental conditions appear conducive for development of this system over the next few days/ A tropical depression could form during the early to middle part of next week while it moves westward at around 15 mph over the tropical Atlantic and approaches the Windward Islands. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 20% and formation chance through 5 days is at 60%. 



Excessive Heat Remains in our Forecast



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