St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force for their assistance in locating and apprehending 25 year-old Shawn Landry, a violent subject wanted out of St. Tammany Parish.
On November 23, 2023, St Tammany Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 block of Beech Street near Slidell in reference to a residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival, deputies observed a vehicle still running with the driver’s side door open and parked in the roadway. A male subject, later identified as Shawn Landry, was observed fleeing the scene. Additional deputies including K9s responded to the scene to assist with locating the suspect but were unsuccessful.
The female victim was visibly distraught and disclosed to deputies that she had met Landry earlier that month and he had been keeping her hostage inside the residence. She told deputies that during that time Landry had repeatedly raped her, strangled her to the point of passing out and physically abused her. He had also forced his way back into the residence after being locked out and had taken her phone and vehicle.
Following an investigation, warrants were issued for the arrest of Landry for two counts of Home Invasion, two counts of Attempted Second-degree Murder, one count of Second-degree Rape, one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, three counts of Simple Assault and one count False Imprisonment.
Believing he had fled the area, deputies requested the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Service in locating Landry.
On December 19, 2023, the U.S. Marshals Service Nevada Violent Offender Task Force located and apprehended Landry at a Las Vegas-area apartment complex, following a short barricade. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department assisted with the arrest. Landry is being held on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office charges at the Clark County Detention Center pending extradition to Louisiana.
“We have a great working relationship with the U.S. Marshals Service and have a detective assigned to its task force,” Sheriff Smith said. “We will continue to work together with our federal partners and use every resource available to located and apprehend individuals who commit violent crimes in St. Tammany Parish. I thank everyone involved in this case.”