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TPSO Arrest of Jeff McKinney

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 27, 2009, Narcotic Agents arrested Jeff McKinney, (dob 8.14.84) of 46253 N. Baptist Rd. in Hammond, LA.

McKinney was wanted by the TPSO and the LPSO on several outstanding warrants:

• 7 FTA’s / Tangipahoa Parish
• 4 FTA’s / Livingston Parish.

In the evening hours of April 27, 2009, agents received information that McKinney was staying at a family member’s house off of N. Baptist Rd. When agents were enroute to the residence, they observed a green 2 door Ford Explorer that McKinney was said to be driving. As agent’s attempted to stop the vehicle, the Ford Explorer turned west onto Wardline Rd. at a high rate of speed. After agent’s chased McKinney for several minutes, he then turned the vehicle around and headed back to the N. Baptist Rd. residence. After a brief altercation, agents were able to take McKinney into custody without further incident.

Jeff McKinney was then transported to the TPSO Jail where he was properly booked and charged for his offenses.

Charges: 1 FTA – Non Support, 5 FTA’s – Misdemeanor charges, 1 FTA, resisting arrest by flight, resisting an officer, 2 cts. of running a stop sign and being a fugitive of another jurisdiction. Additional charges on McKinney may be forthcoming.

Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled For Hammond, LA

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office announces that a DWI Checkpoint is scheduled for April 30, 2009 and will be conducted in the Hammond area. The sobriety checkpoint will be manned by the Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department.

Each year, numerous people are killed or severely injured as the result of an impaired driver. Remember, the only designated driver is the person who has had NO alcohol.

Please contact us immediately if you witness an impaired driver on our roadways or please just call 911.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office – 985.345.6150 or 985.748.8147.

TPSO Mounted Division invites you to join us in Kentwood, LA

TPSO  Mounted Division invites you to join us in Kentwood, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Mounted Division will be conducting their annual certification program on April 25 – 26th at the Dixie Farms Arena in Kentwood, LA.

This certification program consists of all TPSO riders and their horses completing and passing a two day qualifying program. Each year, the riders and the horses must certify separately to remain a part of the TPSO Mounted Team. Each duo completes over 120 hours of training through out the year to prepare for this certification. Within these two days, the riders and the horses must perform the skills and tasks learned throughout the year. The riders will be judged on riding skills, control and agility with the horses. The horses are judged on their skills performed during the obstacle course event. In this portion of the program, the horses will be tested on their ability to remain on task and overcome obstacles such as gunfire, pushing through barriers, walking on uneven and irregular ground and other desensitizing tasks.

The Mounted Division supports the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in a number of ways. Their main purpose is to assist the TPSO in special search and rescue operations. They also assure the publics safety and protection at local events such as parades, fairs, festivals and football games.

Facilitating this event at the Dixie Farms Arena allows us the opportunity to invite the community to witness the expert skills of the TPSO Mounted Division. This dedicated group of men and women are proud to have you join them on Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM and then on Sunday from 9 AM – 5 PM at the Dixie Farms Arena located on Lion Creek Road in Kentwood, LA.

TPSO arrest a Ponchatoula resident Eric Bagwell

TPSO arrest a Ponchatoula resident Eric Bagwell - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 23, 2009 at approximately 9:20 PM, Deputy Jonathan Williams came into contact with a white male subject walking north bound on Booker Rd. II toward Highway 190. Upon a field interview, the subject, Eric Bagwell, stated he came to the area to "get high". Bagwell also stated he had a crack pipe in his left rear pocket. At this time, Deputy Williams placed the suspect into custody. Deputy Williams then learned from Deputy Scott Hinson that Eric Bagwell was the suspect in a theft that occurred that same evening at a residence in Robert, LA.

Bagwell allegedly went to a friend’s home and stole a piece of furniture. The complainant then stated that the night before, the suspect came to her home and forcibly took her purse and cash. The suspect then returned back to her residence a few hours later demanding more money.

Eric Bagwell, 33 of 39200 Arnold Rd. in Ponchatoula was arrested and charged with purse snatching, possession of drug paraphernalia and one FTA.

DWI Arrest

DWI Arrest - Hammond, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 23, 2009, at approximately 11:30 PM, Deputy Nathan Manton arrested Keith Barker on DWI charges.

Deputy Manton observed a gray Nissan pickup trunk traveling on S. Airport Road cross the center line and swerve back into the roadway several times. Deputy Manton initiated a traffic stop and instructed the driver to step to the rear of the truck. As the driver exited the vehicle, Deputy Manton observed him stumble to the rear of the car. As Deputy Manton made contact with the driver identified as Keith Barker, he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Mr. Barker’s person. After completing the roadside investigation, Deputy Manton took Mr. Barker into custody and charged him with DWI., careless operation of a vehicle and driving on a suspended license. Barker was transported to the TPSO Jail where he was properly booked and charged.

Keith Allen Barker
Dob 2.15.56
1827 Old Covington Highway, Hammond, LA

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 20, 2009, one Ebony Parker, 21 of Hammond, LA was arrested on attempted second degree murder charges.

On April 20, 2009, Dy. David Copeland was dispatched to North Oaks Medical Center in reference to a stabbing which occurred at approximately at midnight. Upon Dy. Copeland's arrival, he spoke with Det. Roy Allbritton who was working a detail in the emergency room of the hospital. Det. Allbritton advised that a female victim came into the emergency room with several stab wounds to her chest. At this time, Dy. Copeland attempted to speak with the victim. The victim advised that she went to Cypress Cove apartments and got into a fight with a female subject identified as Ebony Parker. The victim further advised that during the fight, the suspect walked into an apartment and grabbed a knife. Allegedly, Ebony Parker then came back outside and began stabbing the victim. While speaking with the victim, Dy. Copeland observed several stab wounds to the victim’s body. The victim is reported to be stable condition at NOMC.

Dy. Copeland then spoke with several witnesses who confirmed the incident. Detective Gary Baham with Criminal Investigations Division arrived at NOMC to take over the investigation. Detective Gary Baham and Dy. David Copeland proceeded to the suspected crime location to assess the area where the incident occurred. Dy. Copeland observed a small amount of suspected blood in the parking lot of 46253 Simpson Place Blvd. Hammond Louisiana. Baham also observed and collected several pieces of additional evidence that had been left on the scene after the altercation.

Detective Baham and Dy. Copeland canvassed the area in a effort to determine the whereabouts of the suspect. They came upon an apartment located near the suspected crime area, knocked on the door and made their presence known. At this time, the suspect Ebony Parker answered the door. Parker was advised that she was under arrest for her alleged connection in a stabbing which occurred approximately at midnight on 4.20.09. Parker was taken into custody without incident.

This investigation is ongoing. At this time, Ebony Parker, 21 of 46253 W. Lee Hughs Rd. in Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder. Detectives believe that based on the findings of the investigation, future arrest may be forthcoming.

Attempted Murder Of A Deputy

Attempted Murder Of A Deputy - Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder of a TPSO Deputy

AMITE, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 04-18-2009 at approximately 2:39 AM, Sgt. Norman Carter was patrolling the area of Highway 16 near Interstate 55 when he observed a black male walking in and out of traffic. Sgt. Carter drove towards the subject at which time, the subject ran in front of Sgt. Carter unit in the roadway. The subject then darted towards his patrol unit and started hitting on Sgt. Carter’s window. As Sgt. Cater exited his unit, the subject approached him and hit him in his shoulder. As Sgt. Carter attempted to detain the subject, he put his hand in his pocket and stated that he was going to kill him. The subject then pulled out a knife and opened the blade. Sgt. Carter began giving loud verbal commands for the suspect to drop his weapon. The suspect, refusing to drop his weapon, continued to strike at Sgt. Carter. At this time, Deputies Leo Tate and Cory Michelli arrived to assist Sgt. Carter. An altercation occurred between deputies and the suspect. As the suspect was continuing to resist arrest, a concerned citizen stopped to offer assistance. The suspect Roger Lee Mason, 51 of Amite, LA was then detained and placed in handcuffs.

Deputies, along with the assistance of Amite Police Officers, placed the suspect into the rear of Dy. Tate's unit. The suspect was then transported to the TPSO jail for booking. When arriving at the jail, the suspect refused to exit the rear of the patrol car. Sgt. Carter along with Deputies Tate and Michelli assisted the suspect out of the patrol car and into the jail. The suspect then began throwing himself around and yelling at deputies. Loud verbal commands were given for the suspect to stop resisting. He continued to deny deputies requests. At this time, chemical spray was administered to the suspect in an effort to prevent him from harming himself.

Sgt. Carter then booked the suspect for simple obstruction of a highway, battery on a police officer, resisting an officer and attempted first degree murder of a police officer.

Roger Lee Mason, 51
61554 Willie Mc Coy Lane
Amite, LA

Auto Theft - Recovery

Lacey Scott
Auto Theft - Recovery

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the on April 17, 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the suspects within moments of the vehicle being reported stolen.

At approximately 1: 50 AM, TPSO Deputy Jimmy Travis was contacted by a complainant who stated that her purse had been stolen and she could not get home because her car keys were located inside of her purse. As deputies assisted the complainant to her vehicle which was parked in a parking lot on Nashville Ave, it was discovered that her car had also been stolen. Deputy Jimmy Travis immediately alerted all deputies of the incident and gave a description of the complainant’s vehicle. Within moments, Deputy John Eady advised that he was working a traffic stop on a car that matched the description of the vehicle on Quick Blvd. Deputy Eady detained the suspect until Deputy Travis and the complainant made their way to the location on Quick Blvd.

After confirming that this was the complainant’s vehicle, deputies arrested and questioned the suspect, Akeem Fox, 22 of Hammond, LA. Fox stated that his girlfriend, Lacey Scott (20), brought this vehicle to his residence a short time earlier that same evening. Deputies Jimmy Travis, John Eady and Ashley Adams went to Lacey Scott’s residence located on Berry Court in Hammond, LA in an attempt to make contact with her. Scott was not home at the time, however deputies were advised of her whereabouts. Deputies made contact with Scott who stated that she took the complainant’s purse from off of the floor in a restroom at a local bar. Scott went through the purse, took the cash and keys, and then threw the purse in the trash. Scott stated that she then went to the parking lot, found the complainant’s vehicle and had an unknown male subject drive her to her boyfriend’s house in the stolen vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Akeem Fox and Lacey Scott were arrested and booked at the TPSO Jail. TPSO deputies were also able to successfully recover the stolen purse all of the items that were taken and return them to the complainant along with her vehicle.

Lacey Scott, 20 of 25687 McCarroll Rd. in Springfield, LA was charged with theft, auto theft and for one outstanding FTA – felony theft.

Akeem Fox, 22 of 46087 Rufas Bankston Rd. in Hammond, LA was charged with possession of stolen property.

Narcotic Agents Arrest Subjects In Frazier Park

Narcotic Agents Arrest Subjects In Frazier Park - INDEPENDENCE, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 16, 2009, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotic Agents arrested two subjects at Frazier Park in Independence, Louisiana on drug charges.

Agents were patrolling the area of Hwy. 40 West in Independence after receiving several complaints about individuals selling drugs in Frazier Park. Agents pulled up to the suspected area and observed several black males sitting around a picnic table playing dominos. As agents approached the subjects, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area. Agents identified themselves and asked if anyone had any illegal drugs. Agents then asked the individuals to place their hands on the tables as they searched for contraband. While agents were searching Antwian Tirrel Robinson, they found marijuana and ecstasy in his pants pockets. Agents also found approximately 3 grams of crack cocaine on a 16 year old juvenile. The juvenile was arrested for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and transferred to Florida Parishes Detention Center by request of Judge Blair Edwards.

Antwian Tirrel Robinson, 33 yoa
127 West Willow Street
Independence, Louisiana
Charge: Possession With Intent to Distribute Ecstasy and Possession of Marijuana

Narcotics Arrest

St. Helena Parish - Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Office reports that on April 15, 2009, Tri Parish Narcotics Agents and TPSO Narcotics Agents assisted the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office in arresting two Kentwood residents on multiple narcotics charges.

At approximately 9:40 PM, James Glass and Danny Rayborn were discovered to be in possession of methamphetamines and condensed ammonia extraction laboratories. Various precursor materials which are used in the manufacturing of meth were additionally found in their possession. These chemicals were already combined and awaiting the manufacturing process. Agents also discovered further evidence related to methamphetamine abuse such as drug paraphernalia not only used for consumption but also for distribution. In addition to these items, agents found multiple grams of meth ready for distribution.

Both subjects were arrested and transported to the St. Helena Parish Jail where they are awaiting arraignment.

James Glass, dob 5.29.73 of 15223 Hwy. 1054 in Kentwood, LA
Charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II narcotics/meth, manufacturing schedule II narcotics/meth, operation, creation, possession of a methamphetamine lab and improper lane usage.

Danny Ray, dob 4.19.65 of Hwy. 38 in Kentwood, LA
Charges: Resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule II narcotics/meth, manufacturing schedule II narcotics/meth and the operation, creation, possession of a methamphetamine lab.

Death Of A Kentwood Resident

Death Of A Kentwood Resident - KENTWOOD, LA- Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division investigated the death of a Kentwood resident on the morning of April 15, 2009.

At approximately 6:30 AM, Deputy Danny Sharkey and Sgt. Terry Lane responded to 76523 Henry Butler Rd. in reference to a body that was discovered in the front yard of the residence. Upon arrival, deputies secured the scene and checked the victim for signs of life. While assessing the victim, deputies observed a small wound on the victim’s forehead. At this time, deputies reported that the victim was non responsive and appeared to be deceased. Acadian Ambulance Services soon arrived and began working on the victim. The deceased is identified as John D Horton, b/m 47, of LA 1055 in Kentwood, LA.

TPSO Detectives Kenny Schliegelmeyer, Chuck Gabriel and Gary Baham arrived on the scene to take over the investigation. As a result of their findings, it is believed that Mr. Horton died of natural causes and received the head injury as he fell to the ground. The Tangipahoa Parish Corner arrived and pronounced Mr. Horton dead at the scene.

Vehicle Recovery

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 14th 2009, Sgt. Steven C. Redmond was dispatched to the TPSO Hammond Sub Station to meet with a complainant regarding a vehicle theft.

At approximately 1:45 AM, Sgt. Redmond met with the complainant and learned that she was contact by the Hammond Police Department advising her that her vehicle had been involved in a shoplifting incident in the Hammond area near Hwy. 190 and I-55. The complainant then stated that she advised the HPD that her vehicle should be located at a repair shop in Hammond getting fixed. The complainant was advised by the HPD to contact the sheriff’s office to file a report that her vehicle may have been stolen. Sgt. Redmond received the information and registered the vehicle as stolen. Sgt. Redmond then responded to the location where the complainant stated that her car should have been located. Upon arrival, Sgt. Redmond began to check the perimeter of the building for any signs of forced entry. At approximately 2:13 AM, as Sgt. Redmond was surveying the property, he observed a vehicle matching the description of the complainant’s traveling north bound on Crapanzano Rd. Sgt. Redmond quickly began in a pursuit of the vehicle and was able to confirm that this was the complainant’s vehicle. Sgt. Redmond then observed the vehicle cross the center line several times; therefore initiating a traffic stop. The vehicle came to a stop in the middle of North Puma Drive.

Sgt. Redmond then made contact with the driver and advised him to exit the vehicle and place his hands on the hood of the marked unit. At this time, Sgt. Redmond placed the subject in handcuffs. Sgt. Redmond then called for the passenger of the vehicle to exit and come to the rear of the vehicle where he was also detained and placed in handcuffs. At this Time Deputy John Eady arrived on scene. Deputy Eady watched the suspects as Sgt. Redmond cleared the vehicle for any other suspects. Sgt. Redmond then spoke the driver who identified himself as Louis Tarver, DOB 01-11-1977 w/m, from Amite City. At this time, Sgt. Redmond ran a warrant check on Tarver and discovered that Tarver had five failures to appear warrants for traffic violations and a DWI. Sgt. Redmond then spoke to the passenger, Billy Jordan (DOB 01-24-1966), who advised that Tarver picked him up earlier that day and the two where just riding around together. He stated that he was unaware that the car was stolen. Around this time Officer Rick Jameson of the Hammond Police Department arrived on scene. At Sgt. Redmond's request, Officer Jameson to followed up on the shoplifting report. Officer Jameson advised that Billy Jordan matched the video surveillance video of the passenger who went into the convenient store on Highway 190 and stole alcohol. At this time, Sgt. Redmond additionally charged Jordan with accessory after the fact 14:25. After a warrants check on Jordan, it was discovered that he was a Fugitive from Mississippi and had an open warrant for simple battery with TPSO, and a failure to appear warrant.

Both suspects were transported to the TPSO Jail where they were booked and properly charged for their offenses.

- Louis Edward Tarver, 32 of 705 Private Street in Amite, LA was arrested and charged with felony auto theft and 5 FTA’s
- Billy Jordan, 43 of 12650 Hwy 190 West in Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with simple battery, accessory after the fact, 2 counts of being a fugitive from another jurisdiction and 1 FTA

Additional charges on both suspects may be forthcoming.

K9 Apprehension

K9 Apprehension - LORANGER, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 13, 2009, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Elton James Lee Jr. 24 of 17326 East Cooper Rd. in Loranger, LA, with being a fugitive from the St. Helena’s Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 10:10 PM, Sgt. Steven Redmond was contacted by Major R.J. Booty in reference to a fugitive from St. Helena Parish Sheriffs Office. Major Booty advised Sgt. Redmond that an attempt to apprehend the suspect, Elton James Lee Jr. was made and Lee fled from deputies. With Lee’s criminal history and his recent behavior of fleeing from the TPSO, K9 Bart was called upon and deployed to apprehend the suspect.

Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart arrived at the location in Cannon Trailer Park. At that time, Sgt. Redmond, Major Booty, and Detective Charles Gabriel made their way to a trailer on Lot 39. As Detective Gabriel knocked on the door, Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart were located at the read of the trailer and could hear movement from within the trailer. Sgt. Redmond then heard a subject exit from a side window and hit the ground. Sgt. Redmond then observed a b/m running in his direction. As the suspect came face to face with Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart, he replied, “I give up, don’t send the dog!”. Lee complied with Sgt. Redmond’s demands and was quickly apprehended and placed in hand cuffs.

Sgt. Michael Russell then transported Lee to the TPSO Jail where he was booked and charged with being a fugitive from St. Helena Sheriffs Office. Lee was wanted by the St. Helena Sheriff’s Office for having an outstanding FTA and one count of theft.

Domestic Violence Arrest


HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on April 12, 2009, deputies arrest a couple on domestic battery charges.

At approximately 5:15 PM, Deputies Jonathan Williams and Ashley Adams responded to 13444 Old Baton Rouge Highway Lot 236 in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the complainant, who stated that his girlfriend struck him several times with a stick. He further stated that at some point during the altercation, he gained possession of the weapon and struck her with it. Deputies observed the complainants behavior and noted him to be extremely intoxicated. Deputy Williams then spoke with the female subject away from the complainant. She stated that she and the complainant were involved in a domestic dispute which increasingly became physical. She advised that both subjects used some sort of object or weapon to strike one other.

Based on the findings of the on site investigation, deputies apprehended both subjects and placed them under attest.

- Debra Shields, 55 of 13444 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. in Hammond, LA was charged with aggravated domestic battery.

- Wayne Bies Jr., 44 of 13444 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. in Hammond, LA was charged with aggravated domestic battery.

Narcotics Arrest

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 9, 2009 Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Derrick and Brandon Demouchet for Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS II. After receiving complaints that drugs were being sold from the residence located at 13087 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. Hammond, Louisiana agents went to the address. Agents pulled into the driveway of the residence and were approached by two black males, agents exited their vehicles at which time they identifies themselves as Narcotic Agents from the Sheriff's Office. Agents witnessed Derrick Demouchet throw a plastic white container into a wooded area. Agents were able to retrieve the plastic bottle at which time agents found approximately 52.5 grams of crack cocaine inside the plastic bottle. Brandon Demouchet had approximately 1.9 grams of crack cocaine in his front right pants pocket. Derrick Demouchet is currently on Parole for Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II.

Brandon Demouchet b/m dob 04/06/1983
13087 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: 2 cts. Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II, Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule VI

Derrick Demouchet b/m dob 04/21/1981
13087 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule II

TPSO Arrest W. Norwood

Narcotics Arrest

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 9, 2009, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Warren Norwood at a residence located at 13087 Old Baton Rouge Hwy. Hammond, Louisiana. Agents were at the stated residence making narcotics related arrest when a white Dodge Caravan pulled into the driveway. Agents approached the vehicle and identified themselves as Narcotic Agents from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. Agents could see Norwood pick up a piece of suspected crack cocaine from the passenger seat. Agents then searched Norwood's person for any illegal contraband at which time agents found a glass pipe used for smoking crack cocaine.

Warren Lynn Norwood w/m dob 09/18/1973
42400 Smith Lane Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Crack Cocaine

TPSO K9 Team With SALT TRIAD Group

TPSO K9 Team With SALT TRIAD Group - HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit spends time with Tangipahoa Parish’s SALT - TRIAD (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Group at their monthly gathering. This event took place at the Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau located on Wardline Road. S.A. L. T. is a program that was designed to support seniors in our community in learning about and participating in the programs offered by the Sheriff’s Office. The program also focuses on addressing the needs and well – being of the seniors in our parish.

TPSO Sgt. Tommy Ferrand, Sgt. Steven Redmond and Deputy Mike Dean along with their K9 companions, demonstrated their K9 skills and spoke about how the TPSO K9 Unit provides additional safety and protection to the citizens of our Tangipahoa Parish. The Tangipahoa Parish SALT - TRIAD Group additionally gave a generous donation to the TPSO K9 Unit in thanksgiving of their hard work and dedication to our community.

Pictured:
Front Row L-R – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office representative Pat Ferris, Sgt. Tommy Ferrand, Angel Hussar, SALT President, Sandra Atwood, SALT, Secretary/Treasure, Mary Bigner, Joy Gregersen, Mary Davis, Barbara Miller
Second Row L-R – Flora Nelson, Gloria Trosclair, Irene Blohm
Third Row L-R – Lloyd Cambre, Fred Blohm, Ruth Nutefall, John Nutefall, Sal Lamonte, Earl Miller

Kneeling – L-R- Deputy Mike Dean Jr. with K9 Emir and Sgt. Steven Redmond with K9 Bart

TPSO 19 Year Old Arrested For Stabbing at Strawberry Festival

PONCHATOULA, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the Criminal Investigations Division investigated a stabbing which occurred on Saturday April 4, 2009 at approximately 10:30 PM at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival.

According to witnesses, the victim, a 16 yoa/b/m, was assaulted and stabbed by Kevin Spurlock, 19 yoa. The incident occurred as the result of an altercation between the suspect and victim. The victim was transported to North Oaks Medical Center for treatment of a knife injury to the back. The victim was treated and later released.

Kevin Spurlock, 19 of 470 E. Willow Street in Ponchatoula, LA was arrested and transported to the TPSO Jail where he was booked and charged with aggravated battery.

Worthless Checks

Worthless Checks - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Detective Vic Ferrara of the Worthless Checks Division is looking for Reginald Kajuan Carter, (dob 2.23.79) of 13036 Mc Moore Rd. / 48669 Morris Rd of Hammond, LA.

Carter is wanted for issuing a worthless check on a closed account at a place of business in Tangipahoa Parish.

Anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Reginald K. Carter is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO, attention Detective Ferrara at 985.902.2088.

TPSO Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

TPSO Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 04.01.09, at approximately 12:00 AM, Sgt. Kim Moore was traveling west on Quick Blvd. behind a white Chevrolet Avalanche which displayed “Port City Auto Sales” in the area designated for a license plate. The vehicle turned south on Rufas Bankston Rd where Sgt. Kim Moore initiated a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Tyrone Jackson, exited the vehicle. At this time Sgt. Moore advised Jackson that she stopped him because he did not have a license plate properly displayed on the vehicle. Sgt. Moore then observed a temporary tag located behind tinted glass inside of the vehicle.

Moore asked Tyrone to provide his driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. At this time, Tyrone could only provide his driver's license stating that the other papers were inside the vehicle. Dy. Nathan Manton arrived and stood with Tyrone while Sgt. Moore returned to her vehicle where she ran a driver's license, warrants, and criminal history check. Sgt. Moore learned that Jackson possessed a valid Louisiana Driver's License but held one outstanding warrant for Fail to Appear for a traffic violation. Jackson also had a criminal history relating to a narcotics violation and firearm possession.

Dy. Manton advised Tyrone Jackson that he was under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. A search of Tyrone's person (incidental to arrest) was conducted and $604.00 United States Currency was located in his right front pocket. Sgt. Moore then asked Jackson if there any illegal narcotics in the vehicle to which he responded "Not that I know of". A search (incidental to arrest and vehicle inventory) was conducted on Jackson's vehicle which revealed a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance suspected marijuana.

Tyrone Jackson, 24 of 44106 Hood Road in Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with improper display of a license plate, one outstanding FTA and possession of schedule II narcotics.

TPSO Arrest 2 Subject At Local Bar

TPSO Arrest 2 Subject At Local Bar - DEPUTIES ARREST TWO SUBJECTS AT A LOCAL NIGHT CLUB

HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 2, 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Buzz Night Club (located on Nashville Ave.) of a w/m subject attempting to gain entry into the establishment using false identification.

Upon investigation, TPSO deputies learned that a 16 yoa w/m subject attempted to enter the bar using a drivers license that did not belong to him. The young male further stated that he arrived at the bar with a friend who was identified as Daniel Crayton, 22 of 24491 Verneuil Lane in Ponchatoula. At this time, TPSO deputies took both subjects into custody.

As a result of the investigation, on April 3, 2009, Daniel Crayton was arrested and transported to the TPSO Jail where he was booked and charged with R.S. 14:92 contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. The minor (16 yoa w/m) was detained and charged with R.S. 14:333 misrepresentation of age to gain entry to an alcoholic establishment and later released to the custody of his father.

"Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. I hope that these arrests send a message to our youth that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated." Sheriff Daniel Edwards states. “Anyone over the age of eighteen caught assisting a minor in this type of behavior will be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law.” Edwards continues. 

TPSO Deputies Arrest Fleeing Subject

TPSO Deputies Arrest Fleeing Subject - INDEPENDENCE, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on April 3, 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Deserie A. Johnson, 28 of 62533 Church St. #23 in Roseland, LA on outstanding warrants and resisting arrest.

At approximately 4:00 AM, TPSO deputies responded to 55308 Mashon Rd in reference to disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputies Hensarling and Manton observed a black male identified as Deserie A. Johnson standing at the front door of the stated residence. As deputies approached Johnson, he began running on Mashon Rd. jumping fences as he fled. At this time, deputies engaged in a foot pursuit with Johnson. Johnson was later apprehended and taken into custody by Sgt. Schirra Finn.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the subject was repeatedly knocking on the complainant’s door. When the complainant did not answer, Johnson became upset and wanted to fight. The complainant stated that at that time, she hid in a back room and called 911.

The investigation also revealed that Johnson was wanted on five active outstanding warrants.

1. Simple battery
2. FTA for pre-trial motions on one count of domestic abuse and simple assault
3. FTA for pre-trial motions on one count of domestic abuse on a pregnant woman and for resisting an officer
4. FTA for pre-trial motions on a traffic offense
5. FTA for pre-trial motions for driving under suspension

On April 3, 2009, at approximately 5:00 AM, Deserie A. Johnson was additionally charged with resisting an officer by flight. Johnson was transported to the TPSO Jail where he was properly booked and charged for his offenses.

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On March 31, 2009 at approximately 6:20 PM, Deputy John Eady was dispatched to Tillman Park in reference to an alleged shooting. Deputy Eady was notified that it was unknown if the suspect was still on the scene and it was unknown where the victim was physically located.

Upon arrival, Deputies John Eady, Shaun Scott and Mike Drude were able to locate the victim and notify Acadian Ambulance Services. The victim sustained a gunshot injury to the head area and was transported to NOMC for treatment. The victim was later transported to West Jefferson Hospital for treatment of the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

Deputies immediately began gathering information from witnesses and collecting evidence from the scene. Numerous shell casings were found around and near the area of where the shooting occurred. All available resources from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the HFD arrived on scene to support in the investigation. Deputies Mike Moore and Mike Kazerooni began to manage crowd control around the crime scene as many spectators gathered around the area.

Criminal Investigations Detective Dayle Athmann arrived on scene to take lead of the investigation. Detective Athmann learned that the suspect provoked an argument with the victim and several other subjects. The suspect subsequently smashed a radio that belonged to the victim. An argument engaged at which time the suspect produced a handgun and took a swing at the victim. In fear of his life, the victim began running north on Tillman as the suspect began shooting at him repeatedly. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the rear of the head. The victim transported to NOMC and later transported to West Jefferson Hospital for treatment for his injuries. His condition is undetermined at this time.

After wounding the victim, the suspect then walked in the opposite direction on Tillman and entered a residence. At gunpoint, the suspect demanded the keys to a vehicle parked at the residences. The suspect, identified as Anthony Jordan, then fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a BOLO alerting all law enforcement agencies of the incident and identified the suspect and stolen vehicle.

At approximately 9:15 PM that same evening, the TPSO was notified that the suspect had arrived back on the crime scene. Deputies Eady and Scott observed the suspect standing in the roadway on Tillman Park. As deputies approached the suspect, he fled east running into an open field. Deputies engaged in a foot pursuit with the suspect. Sgt. Steven Redmond and his K9 companion Bart arrived on scene to track the suspect. K9 Bart tracked the suspect through the woods, around several houses and onto Barker Lane. Redmond was then advised that the suspect entered and was hiding in a near by vehicle. Sgt. Redmond secured his partner as they proceeded to the vehicle. Sgt. Redmond made contact with the suspect who was lying on the floor of the vehicle. At this time, deputies began giving the suspect loud verbal commands to show his hands and open the door. The suspect refused to comply with the deputies demands. At this time, deputies were forced to make entry into the vehicle. Upon making entry, Sgt. Redmond and Deputy Eady attempted to apprehend the suspect. The suspect began to aggressively resist apprehension. Upon removing the suspect from the vehicle, he was placed in had and foot restraints. Deputies searched the suspect for weapons and discovered five individually packaged small bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. While Deputy Scott was searching the suspect, Sgt. Redmond located the weapon under the passenger front seat of the vehicle.

Deputies took the suspect, Anthony Jordan, into custody. Jordan was advised of his Miranda rights and placed to the back seat of Deputy Eady's Patrol unit. At this point Jordan became extremely violent and began beating on the window of the marked unit. Upon Lt. Richard Lindsey approaching the unit, the subject kicked the window out in Lt. Lindsey's face and chest area. Jordan was then secured with seat belts in the unit and immediately transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for booking.

Anthony Jordan, 24 of 41311 North 11th Street in Ponchatoula, LA was arrested and charged for the following offenses:

* Attempted 1st degree murder
* Criminal damage to property
* 2 cts of resisting arrest
* 2 cts of resisting arrest by flight
* Possession with the intention to distribute schedule II narcotics
* Possession of a firearm
* Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
* 2 cts of aggravated assault
* Aggravated burglary

TPSO Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

TPSO Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on 04.01.09, at approximately 12:00 AM, Sgt. Kim Moore was traveling west on Quick Blvd. behind a white Chevrolet Avalanche which displayed “Port City Auto Sales” in the area designated for a license plate. The vehicle turned south on Rufas Bankston Rd where Sgt. Kim Moore initiated a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Tyrone Jackson, exited the vehicle. At this time Sgt. Moore advised Jackson that she stopped him because he did not have a license plate properly displayed on the vehicle. Sgt. Moore then observed a temporary tag located behind tinted glass inside of the vehicle.

Moore asked Tyrone to provide his driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. At this time, Tyrone could only provide his driver's license stating that the other papers were inside the vehicle. Dy. Nathan Manton arrived and stood with Tyrone while Sgt. Moore returned to her vehicle where she ran a driver's license, warrants, and criminal history check. Sgt. Moore learned that Jackson possessed a valid Louisiana Driver's License but held one outstanding warrant for Fail to Appear for a traffic violation. Jackson also had a criminal history relating to a narcotics violation and firearm possession.

Dy. Manton advised Tyrone Jackson that he was under arrest and placed him in handcuffs. A search of Tyrone's person (incidental to arrest) was conducted and $604.00 United States Currency was located in his right front pocket. Sgt. Moore then asked Jackson if there any illegal narcotics in the vehicle to which he responded "Not that I know of". A search (incidental to arrest and vehicle inventory) was conducted on Jackson's vehicle which revealed a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance suspected marijuana.

Tyrone Jackson, 24 of 44106 Hood Road in Hammond, LA was arrested and charged with improper display of a license plate, one outstanding FTA and possession of schedule II narcotics.

Attempted Murder Suspect Apprehended

Attempted Murder Suspect Apprehended - HAMMOND, LA – Sheriff Daniel Edwards of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the following:

On March 31, 2009 at approximately 6:20 PM, Deputy John Eady was dispatched to Tillman Park in reference to an alleged shooting. Deputy Eady was notified that it was unknown if the suspect was still on the scene and it was unknown where the victim was physically located.

Upon arrival, Deputies John Eady, Shaun Scott and Mike Drude were able to locate the victim and notify Acadian Ambulance Services. The victim sustained a gunshot injury to the head area and was transported to NOMC for treatment. The victim was later transported to West Jefferson Hospital for treatment of the injury he sustained as a result of the shooting.

Deputies immediately began gathering information from witnesses and collecting evidence from the scene. Numerous shell casings were found around and near the area of where the shooting occurred. All available resources from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the HFD arrived on scene to support in the investigation. Deputies Mike Moore and Mike Kazerooni began to manage crowd control around the crime scene as many spectators gathered around the area.

Criminal Investigations Detective Dayle Athmann arrived on scene to take lead of the investigation. Detective Athmann learned that the suspect provoked an argument with the victim and several other subjects. The suspect subsequently smashed a radio that belonged to the victim. An argument engaged at which time the suspect produced a handgun and took a swing at the victim. In fear of his life, the victim began running north on Tillman as the suspect began shooting at him repeatedly. The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to the rear of the head. The victim transported to NOMC and later transported to West Jefferson Hospital for treatment for his injuries. His condition is undetermined at this time.

After wounding the victim, the suspect then walked in the opposite direction on Tillman and entered a residence. At gunpoint, the suspect demanded the keys to a vehicle parked at the residences. The suspect, identified as Anthony Jordan, then fled the scene in the stolen vehicle.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a BOLO alerting all law enforcement agencies of the incident and identified the suspect and stolen vehicle.

At approximately 9:15 PM that same evening, the TPSO was notified that the suspect had arrived back on the crime scene. Deputies Eady and Scott observed the suspect standing in the roadway on Tillman Park. As deputies approached the suspect, he fled east running into an open field. Deputies engaged in a foot pursuit with the suspect. Sgt. Steven Redmond and his K9 companion Bart arrived on scene to track the suspect. K9 Bart tracked the suspect through the woods, around several houses and onto Barker Lane. Redmond was then advised that the suspect entered and was hiding in a near by vehicle. Sgt. Redmond secured his partner as they proceeded to the vehicle. Sgt. Redmond made contact with the suspect who was lying on the floor of the vehicle. At this time, deputies began giving the suspect loud verbal commands to show his hands and open the door. The suspect refused to comply with the deputies demands. At this time, deputies were forced to make entry into the vehicle. Upon making entry, Sgt. Redmond and Deputy Eady attempted to apprehend the suspect. The suspect began to aggressively resist apprehension. Upon removing the suspect from the vehicle, he was placed in had and foot restraints. Deputies searched the suspect for weapons and discovered five individually packaged small bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. While Deputy Scott was searching the suspect, Sgt. Redmond located the weapon under the passenger front seat of the vehicle.

Deputies took the suspect, Anthony Jordan, into custody. Jordan was advised of his Miranda rights and placed to the back seat of Deputy Eady's Patrol unit. At this point Jordan became extremely violent and began beating on the window of the marked unit. Upon Lt. Richard Lindsey approaching the unit, the subject kicked the window out in Lt. Lindsey's face and chest area. Jordan was then secured with seat belts in the unit and immediately transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail for booking.

Anthony Jordan, 24 of 41311 North 11th Street in Ponchatoula, LA was arrested and charged for the following offenses:

* Attempted 1st degree murder
* Criminal damage to property
* 2 cts of resisting arrest
* 2 cts of resisting arrest by flight
* Possession with the intention to distribute schedule II narcotics
* Possession of a firearm
* Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
* 2 cts of aggravated assault
* Aggravated burglary


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