A suspicious person call resulted in an arrest Monday (May 16, 2022) night after alert St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies realized the man was giving a false name and in fact had warrants for his arrest and was also being sought by a nearby agency after he cut off his ankle monitoring device.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, STPSO patrol deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nellie Drive near Slidell after the homeowner found a man sleeping in her backyard. The sleeper provided a fake name, but deputies soon learned the man was in fact 47 year-old Jason Shields, an individual wanted on warrants for failing to appear in court on bank fraud charges.
Shields was also wanted by Misdemeanor Probation and Parole and Slidell Police after he cut off his ankle monitoring device.
STPSO deputies took Shields into custody and booked him into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on the above mentioned warrants plus on one count each of Trespassing and Resisting an Officer by Providing a False Name.
“I applaud the deputies who responded to this call,” Sheriff Randy Smith. “Because of their training and alertness they were able to quickly realize this individual was not being truthful, and successfully prevented his efforts to avoid arrest.”