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Sex Offender Compliance Unit

HAMMOND - Sheriff's Office Focus on Sex Offenders Produces Results

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

In January of 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office established a Sex Offender Compliance Unit to monitor sex offenders in Tangipahoa Parish. The first year's results indicate that detectives have obtained arrest warrants on seventy-five (75) non-compliant sex offenders in Tangipahoa Parish.

In recent years, the public has demanded that convicted sex offenders be monitored more closely than other types of criminal offenders and laws have taken effect that require sex offender registration. The purpose of sex offender registration is to increase public safety and awareness.

"As we began to address the issue of sex offenders, we were confronted with some basic realities:

• Most sex offenders are not in prison
• Most sex offenders are largely unknown to people in the community
• Sex offenders have a high risk of re-offending
• While community supervision and oversight is widely recognized as essential, the system for providing such supervision can quickly become overwhelmed

As Sheriff I recognize that sex offenders pose an enormous challenge to the criminal justice system. They evoke unparalleled fear among constituents. Their offenses are associated with a great risk of psychological harm, and most of their victims are children and youth.
Consequently, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has made this issue a priority and we are pleased with the results from the efforts of our Sex Offender Compliance Unit." --Sheriff Daniel Edwards

The public now has the opportunity to maintain awareness of sex offenders who live in their neighborhood through the following online sex offender registries:

www.tpso.org –Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (Parish Registration)
www.lsp.org – Louisiana State Police (State Registration)
www.fbi.gov –FBI (National Registration)

There are 267 registered sex offenders living and/or working in Tangipahoa Parish. National statistics indicate that sex offenders move an average of 4 times a year. The primary goal of the Sex Offender Compliance Unit is to protect Tangipahoa Parish families by insuring that they have accurate, reliable information on convicted sex offenders living in their neighborhoods.

"Maintaining accurate records requires that convicted sex offenders fulfill their obligations. Sex Offenders who fail in this regard can anticipate a ride to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail with one or more of our finest deputies.” –Sheriff Daniel Edwards

TPSO Reserve Unit

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly shares with you that in 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division voluntarily served our parish with 17,447 hours of service.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division is comprised of professionally trained sworn in deputies who serve our community in the same capacity as our Criminal Patrol Division. Each Reserve member is dedicated to providing the finest service to the citizens of our parish. These men and women are dedicated to public service and are committed to improving the quality of life within our community. They spend hundreds of hours in classroom training and in field training hoping to save lives and make a difference. They voluntarily serve in all areas of enforcement within the sheriff’s office. “My Reserve Deputies provide a wide variety of services for our community. They volunteer time to work alongside of my law enforcement personnel. They are a true asset to our community and my department.” Sheriff Edwards

Narcotics Arrest

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Narcotics Agents arrest four after the search of a local residence.
At approximately 11:45PM on January 28, 2010, TPSO Narcotics Agents were contacted by Probation and Parole in reference to drug paraphernalia being visibly seen at the residence of a Parolee.
Upon arriving at the W. David Dr. residence, agents received consent to search the home from all four occupants. Upon search of the residence, agents discovered in one bedroom 12 small bags of marijuana, one gallon size plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and an unlabeled prescription bottle containing marijuana. In another bedroom, agents found suspected marijuana and $546.00 in cash and in the third bedroom in closet, agents found a shoebox containing suspected marijuana and $139.00 on cash. While searching the residence, agents observed suspected marijuana floating in the toilet in one of the restrooms. Agents also seized two digital scales which were originally observed on the kitchen counter top by Probation and Parole Officers.
Sheriff Edwards commends Probation and Parole for their keen observance and quick reaction time in relaying this information to TPSO Narcotics Agents.
As a result of the investigation the following four suspects were arrested and charged on 1.29.10:

Ryan Julius Williams dob 06/23/1989 b/m
14624 West David Drive
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession of CDS II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation.

Christopher Phil Barre b/m dob 04/09/1990
14624 West David Drive
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession of CDS II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia

Jessica Ann Baham b/f dob 02/23/1990
13020 Boyd Road
Covington, Louisiana
Charges: Possession of CDS II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia

Clayton Yuhikiko Dunn b/m dob 07/14/1988
14624 West David Drive
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession of CDS II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia

TPSO Arrest

TPSO Arrest - ROBERT – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that deputies with the sheriff’s office arrested Jonathan Henry, 17 of Eastman Lane in Robert on three charges.
Henry was arrested and charged with simple battery, simple criminal damage to property and resisting an officer by force or violence.
On January 27, 2010, Deputy Scott Hinson responded to Eastman Lane in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputy Henson observed the suspect (Henry) fighting with the complaint. The suspect was swinging his arms with an object in his hands. Deputy Henson then made contact with the suspect in an effort to detain him. The suspect attempted several times to gain control of the object (identified as a knife) several times as he attempted to kick Deputy Henson. After a brief struggle, Deputy Hinson was able to place the suspect in handcuffs.
At this time, Henry was arrested and charged for the above mentioned offenses.

Roadside Arrest

Roadside Arrest - Roadside Arrest
HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrest:
Eva Marie Anthony w/f dob 02/16/1963
Highway 42
Holden, Louisiana
Charge: Poss. of Schedule II (Crack)
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents were patrolling the area of Turner Lane which is suspected to be a high crime area for drug distribution. Agents observed a white Nissan Truck parked on the side of the road with a black male leaning in the passenger window. Agents approached the truck at which time the black male fled on foot. The white female driver Eva Marie Anthony was found to be in possession of 5 rocks of cocaine.

Arrest

Arrest - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on January 21, 2010, Detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Raymond Espadron, DOB 2.10.62 of Olive St. in Hammond. Espadron was arrested for the aggravated battery to the infirmed.
On Wednesday January 20, 2010, Detectives responded to a local Nursing Home in reference to a report of abuse to a patient by a visitor. Statements were made that Espadron removed his belt from around his waist and struck an infirmed patient with the belt.
As a result of the investigation, Espadron was arrested and properly charged.

TPSO Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on January 21, 2010, Detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Raymond Espadron, DOB 2.10.62 of Olive St. in Hammond. Espadron was arrested for the aggravated battery to the infirmed.
On Wednesday January 20, 2010, Detectives responded to a local Nursing Home in reference to a report of abuse to a patient by a visitor. Statements were made that Espadron removed his belt from around his waist and struck his infirmed wife with the belt.
As a result of the investigation, Espadron was arrested and properly charged.

TPSO Reserve Division

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly shares with you that in 2009, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division voluntarily served our parish with 17,447 hours of service.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division is comprised of professionally trained sworn in deputies who serve our community in the same capacity as our Criminal Patrol Division. Each Reserve member is dedicated to providing the finest service to the citizens of our parish. These men and women are dedicated to public service and are committed to improving the quality of life within our community. They spend hundreds of hours in classroom training and in field training hoping to save lives and make a difference. They voluntarily serve in all areas of enforcement within the sheriff’s office. “My Reserve Deputies provide a wide variety of services for our community. They volunteer time to work alongside of my law enforcement personnel. They are a true asset to our community and my department.” Sheriff Edwards.

Sheriff\'s K9 leads deputies to 18 pounds of marijuana.

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on January 24, 2010, TPSO K9 Bart recovered approximately 18 pounds of marijuana as the result assisting the LSP on a traffic stop.
Sgt. Steven Redmond responded to I 12 and Airport Rd. in Hammond to assist the LSP with a traffic stop. Sgt. Redmond was requested to have K9 Bart perform a “free air sweep” on a stopped vehicle.
Sgt. Redmond took K9 Bart to the vehicle and proceeded to begin the search of the vehicle at the passenger side head lamp. They continued working down the passenger side of the vehicle, to the rear bumper, and then to the driver side tail lamp making an "L" pattern. Sgt. Redmond then took K9 Bart and began working him back the same way in the same way manner. As Bart reached the passenger side door area, Sgt. Redmond observed a change in Bart's body language. Bart began to take in several long and slow deep breaths and became very excited. This behavior alerted Sgt. Redmond that Bart was experiencing the scent of some type of Narcotics. Sgt. Redmond redirected Bart's focus by passing by the driver’s side of the vehicle in the same "L" pattern. As Sgt. Redmond was working Bart along the driver’s side, Bart took in several breathes and jumped threw the window and into the vehicle. Bart went to the passenger’s seat and began to push his head under the seat. Sgt. Redmond then worked Bart to the rear seat area. Bart again started to paw and bite at the seam of the rear seat as if he was attempting to get into the trunk area. Based on Sgt. Redmond's knowledge of Bart's body language and actions, Sgt. Redmond concluded that Bart located the presence of some type of Narcotics. Sgt. Redmond removed Bart from the vehicle and notified Trooper Timothy Mannino.
As a result of the roadside investigation, K9 Bart positively alerted on approximately 18.3 pounds of marijuana. Great work Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart!

Deputy of the Year

Deputy of the Year - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly announces Sgt. Steven Redmond as the TPSO Deputy of the Year. Sgt. Redmond has been with the sheriff’s office since 2002. He began his career at the parish jail and quickly worked his way to a patrol position. In 2004, Sgt. Redmond was chosen to be a key player on the Sheriff’s newly developed K9 team and in 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
One of the many reasons Sgt. Redmond was chosen as Deputy of the Year is because of his commitment to the department, the community and for his tenacity around excellence. He is a large part of the TPSO Training Program and was personally chosen by Sheriff Edwards to be a member of the CALEA Accreditation Task Force.
Sgt. Redmond and his K9 companion Bart have traveled nationally representing the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. He and Bart were one of the first TPSO K9 duos to ever have received national recognition and certification with the USPCA and the NUSPCA. They have won numerous local, state and national awards. The most notable recognition took place in 2009 when he and Bart placed third in the nation in obedience.
“Sgt. Redmond represents the best of the best in my department. His hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. I am proud to have Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart as part of my team of those who selflessly serve our community.”…Sheriff Edwards

Sobriety Checkpoint

HAMMOND, LA - Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on January 29, 2010 which will be held on the north end of our Parish.
The Checkpoint will begin at approximately 10:00 P.M. that evening and will continue until approximately 4:00 AM the following morning.

Drive Impaired Get Arrested & Remember, the only designated driver is the person who has had NO ALCOHOL.

Suspect Arrested In Shooting

Independence – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Sheriff’s Deputies arrest Joshua M. Charrier, 30 of 53370 S. Carson Rd. for Attempted Second Degree Murder.

On January 12, 2010, at approximately 10:20 PM, Dy. Dustin McDonald responded to 53154 South Cason Road in Independence, LA 70443 in reference to a disturbance. While en-route to the scene, Deputies were notified that another call was received through 911 stating that the female involved in the disturbance had been shot and the suspect had fled the scene.

Upon arrival, Deputies McDonald and Sgt. Matthew Schliegelmeyer observed a female kneeling over another female subject administering first aid to several gunshot wounds. Deputy McDonald observed the female victim to have a visible wound to the rear of her head and another visible wound to the mid to lower back. Acadian Ambulance Services soon arrived on scene to care for the victim.

Following care of the victim, Dy. McDonald and Sgt. Schliegelmeyer taped off the crime scene to maintain the integrity of the crime scene. Once all medical personnel cleared from the scene, Deputy McDonald spoke to the first person on scene regarding the incident.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned that an altercation arose between the victim and Joshua Charrier. The victim argued with the suspect for about 20 minutes before calling 911. Deputies then were advised that Joshua fled the scene traveling in a Chevrolet or GM late model truck which was silver or champagne in color. All units were alerted with the information and that the suspect may still be armed with a weapon.

A short time later, deputies located the suspect and vehicle on Hwy 10 East. On January 13, 2010, the suspect was arrested, advised of his Miranda Rights, and transported to the TPSO Jail where he was booked accordingly with Attempted Second Degree Murder. The firearm (.22 caliber rifle) was also recovered from the vehicle by Detective’s Mike Moore and David Copeland.

TPSO Arrest

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Narcotic Agents, LPSO and Tri-Parish Agents made two drug arrests in the Winn Dixie Parking Lot in Ponchatoula.

On January 19, 2010, agents initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan Maxima which was occupied by two subjects. After coming in contact with the driver, David Colgin, and receiving permission to search the vehicle, agents discovered he was in possession of Hydrocodone and Xanax. Agents also seized $1,635 in cash from Colgin.

His passenger, Heather Miller, was also found to be in possession of illegal prescription pills. Agents found hydrocodone and $1,341 in cash in her possession.

Both subjects were taken into custody at this time.

After interviewing the subjects at the TPSO Hammond Sub-Station, agents learned that Colgin gets his prescriptions pills from a doctor in Texas. He then distributes the illegal narcotics in Tangipahoa Parish, Baton Rouge and Gonzales. He stated that when he was pulled over, he was on his way to sell the illegal narcotics to a subject in the Winn Dixie Parking lot in Ponchatoula.

Subjects: Arrest on January 19, 2010

David Wayne Colgin w/m dob 03/21/1977
1516 Donahue Ferry
Pineville, Louisiana 71360
$1,635.00 in cash
Charges: Possession of CDS II and distribution.

Heather Lee Miller w/f dob 12/08/1977
14741 Brazile Road
Maurepas, Louisiana 70449
$1,341.00 in cash
Charge: Possession of CDS II

Traffic Stop Leads to Three Arrests

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrest three subjects participating in illegal narcotic activity.

Arrested were:

Jerry "HEAD" Owens Jr. w/m dob 05/25/1976
45257 North Brickyard Road
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Turning w/o signaling, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to distribute CDS II.

Thomas Judson Magee w/m dob 02/06/1977
14236 Lamonte Lane
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession with the intent to distribute CDS V, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to distribute CDS II.

Krystale Ann Stephens w/f dob 06/08/1988
14236 Lamonte Lane
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession with distribute CDSII and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On January 12, 2010, agents received information that Jerry Ownes Jr. was illegally selling prescription narcotics. Agents then set up surveillance on Owens and observed him meet with an unknown subject at a Taco Bell on university Ave. After meeting with the subject, agents observed Owens travel east on University and make a left turn onto Patti Rd. As agents attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Owens’s vehicle he pulled into a drive way on Lamonte Lane. As Owens pulled into the drive, two subjects began walking to meet his vehicle.

Agents made contact with Owens and started their purpose. Owens gave agents consent to search his vehicle. Agents found drug paraphernalia in Owens’s vehicle.

During the investigation, agents learned that the two subjects were in connection with Owens in illegal drug activities. Agents discovered several hydrocodone pills and approximately $700.00 in cash on the two subjects. Owens then advised agents that he accepts money from people to purchase illegal prescription pills then delivers the narcotics back to the subjects.

Mississippi fugitive arrested in Hammond

Mississippi fugitive arrested in Hammond - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO deputies arrested a fugitive from Mississippi after breaking into the home of a Hammond residence.
On January 19, 2010, Deputy John Eady arrested Zachary Lepine, 20 of 16087 Windsor Dr. in Tickfaw on the following charges: 1) 14:62 Simple Burglary, (1) Fugitive from Mississippi DOC, (1) 40:1033 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, (4) FTA Simple Assault, Simple Criminal Trespass, Theft of Goods, Stalking (Warrant #33771). A hold was placed on Lepine from the Mississippi DOC, and TPSO CID. It was also noted at booking that Lepine is a flight risk due to prior escapes.
At approximately 8:45 PM on January 18, 2010, deputies were notified of a burglary which occurred at a residence on N. Morrison Drive. The residents came home to find that one of their entry doors had been kicked in and numerous items were missing. A witness stated that he saw a w/m, approximately 5'10", 165 lbs with dark brown hair and large tattoos near the residence at the time the incident was said to have taken place. Through investigative measures, deputies were alerted to a fugitive from Mississippi who was noted to be in the area fitting the description provide to deputies.
AT this time, deputies set out to fine one “Zach” Lepine. With the help of Sgt. Steven Redmond and Deputy William Phebus, Lepine was located at a gas station on Hwy 190 and 1-55. While performing a pat down of the subject, Sgt. Redmond discovered a "crack pipe" in the front left breast pocket of his jacket. Lepine was taken into custody and transported to the TPSO Jail where he was charged and properly booked.
With further investigation of this incident, deputies learned that Lepine possibly just dropped off some stolen property at a residence on S. Baptist Rd. After receiving consent to search the residence by the homeowner, deputies discovered a large amount of reported stolen property.
This investigation is on going at this time. Additional charges and or arrests may be forthcoming.

CRIME STOPPERS

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in identifying the male subject in this picture. This subject is wanted for questioning in an aggravated burglary which occurred in the Amite area on New Year’s Day.

He was last seen walking out of the Hammond Wal-Mart after purchasing a flat screen TV with a credit card which was reported stolen in the Amite burglary.

Subject: B/M, approximately 5’8” tall and weighing about 175 – 180 pounds. At the time of the picture, the subject has a small amount of facial hair.

This subject is believed to be driving a 2000 grey Ford Taurus.

Anyone with information regarding this subject is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO, Detective David Copeland at 985.902.2088.

Narcotics

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Narcotics Agents arrest four after roadside investigation leads them to a Pumpkin Center Residence.
In the evening hours of January 11, 2010, TPSO Narcotic Agents initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Luke White and Zachary Jordan at the Chevron Station on Airport Rd. in Hammond. After making contact with the subjects and receiving consent to search the vehicle, agents located approximately 90 hyrdocodone tables and a syringe on the floor board of the car. Agents located these pills in a yellow plastic baggie in the vehicle.
During the investigation, agents learned that the duo possibly acquired the illegal prescription pills from a residence in Pumpkin Center. TPSO Agents, Livingston Parish Agents and the Tri Parish Task Force responded to the Pumpkin Center residence which was occupied by Patricia Ann White and Benjamin David Eiseirth. White gave agents consent to search the residence. After doing so, agents recovered approximately 100 hyrdocodone pills in a yellow plastic baggie. They also recovered syringes which contained pill residue and a large white hyrdocodone bottle. Agents believe that this bottle may be one of the narcotic bottles which was stolen during a burglary of a local pharmacy approximately three weeks ago.
Agents learned that Patricia White had outstanding warrants for her arrest on narcotics related charges. David Eiserirth has been arrested approximately three - four times on possession with the intent to distribute narcotics charges and Jorhan was is currently on house arrest for meth related charges out of MS. He faces a 20 yr prison sentence for violating his parole.
Benjamin David Eiseirth Jr. w/m dob 02/16/1963
41102 Pumpkin Center Road
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 outstanding FTA’s and child desertion.

Patricia Ann White w/f dob 09/23/1960
41102 Pumpkin Center Road
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6 outstanding FTA’s and child desertion.

Luke Travis White w/m dob 07/23/1987
41102 Pumpkin Center Road
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Conspiracy to distribute CDS II narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Zachery Ryan Jordan w/m dob 06/19/1984
41045 Adelle Drive
Hammond, Louisiana
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute CDS II, possession of drug paraphernalia and being a fugitive of another jurisdiction.

Roadside Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Deputy Daniel Diddon arrested one Byron L. Stewart, 23, of 1006 Magazine St. in Hammond on numerous charges.
On January 6, 2010, Deputy Diddon initiated a traffic on a Chevy Impala which was driven by the suspect. At this time, Stewart could not produce a driver’s license to deputy. Deputy Diddon soon learned that Stewart also had switched plates on the vehicle. Deputy Diddon was alerted that Stewart had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a narcotics related charge. Stewart has a bond set at $100,000 for that charge. Stewart was then taken into custody and transported the TPSO Jail.

Worthless Checks Division Wanted Suspects

HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Detective Vic Ferrara of the Worthless Checks Division is asking for your assistance in locating two wanted suspects.

1. Betty Rae Dudley (DOB 7.6.66) of 608 Old Covington HWY in Hammond, is wanted on the following charges:
o Five FTA’s on nine counts of issuing worthless checks.
o One FTA on two counts of issuing worthless checks on a closed account.

2. Donald Ray Dudley (DOB 4.11.62) of 1013 Hanson St. in Hammond is wanted on the following charges:
o Two FTA’s on two counts of issuing worthless checks in Tangipahoa Parish.
o One FTA on one count of issuing a worthless check in Livingston Parish.
o One FTA on one traffic violation.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these two suspects is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Vic Ferrara at 985.902.2088.

Arrests

TICKFAW – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On January 11, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotic Agents, Tri-Parish Narcotic Agents and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Agents conducted a search warrant on the apartment located at 12535 Kay Kay Drive Apt. #A Tickfaw, Louisiana. Agents received information that Steven Eric Comeaux Jr. was growing marijuana in the apartment. A search warrant was signed by a judge for agents to search the apartment. During a search of the apartment Agents found 6 marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, xanax, hash and marijuana.
Paul Joseph Dupre is currently on Probation out of St. Tammany Parish for Simple Possession of Marijuana.
Kelsie Cherie Owen w/f dob 01/19/1990
12536 Kay Kay Drive Apt. #A
Tickfaw, Louisiana 70466
Charge: Possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotics, cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Steven Eric Comeaux Jr. w/m dob 07/24/1990
12536 Kay Kay Drive Apt. #A
Tickfaw, Louisiana 70466
Charge: Possession with the intent to distribute schedule I narcotics, cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Paul Joseph Dupre w/m dob 09/30/1989
423 Briargrove Drive
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
Charge: Two counts of possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.

Narcotics Arrest

Amite – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Agents arrest four suspects in manufacturing methamphetamines.

James Watts – DOB 7.4.71
17324 Airport Rd.
Amite, LA
Charges: Operation Creation of a Meth Lab., Possession of CDS II, distribution of CDS II and 5 FTA’s

Alvis “Muddy Water” Baham – DOB 5.30.70
19141 Corey Rd.
Loranger, LA
Charges: Resisting an officer, possession of CDS II narcotics, Manufacturing methamphetamines and operation creation of a meth lab.

Becky Cox – DOB 12.27.78
17324 Airport Rd.
Amite, LA
Charges: Operation creation of a meth lab, possession of CDS II narcotics and manufacturing of meth.

Ashley Davis – DOB 11.16.84
82276 L. Glass Rd.
Folsom, LA
Charges: Possession of marijuana, operation creation of a meth lab and manufacturing of CDS II narcotics.
On January 7, 2010, after investigating reports that methamphetamines were being manufactured at a residence in the Amite area, agents initiated a traffic stop on a white Dodge Pick-up truck on North Bell Rd. in Amite. Agents learned that the vehicle was occupied by Alvis Baham, the driver and one Ashley Davis. During the roadside investigation, agents discovered that Baham had methamphetamines on his person and Davis was found to be in possession of marijuana. Both were arrested and taken into custody.
Further investigation led agents to the residence of James Watts located on 17334 Airport Rd. in Amite. While at the residence, agents located precursor materials used in the manufacturing of meth and three active shake and bake (one pot) meth laboratories. Also at the residence was one Becky Cox. Watts and Cox were then taken into custody and transported to the parish jail where they were booked and charged for their offenses.

CRIME STOPPERS WANTED SUSPECT

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division is looking for wanted suspect James Moore.

Moore, (BM DOB 12.9.87) of 49474 Pardo Lane is wanted by the TPSO on the charges of forcible rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Moore is approximately 5’8” tall and weighs about 162 pounds. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Moore is asked to please contact crime stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO Detective Nick Vinterella at 985.345.6150.

CRIME STOPPERS WANTED SUSPECT

CRIME STOPPERS  WANTED SUSPECT - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division is looking for wanted suspect James Moore.

Moore, (BM DOB 12.9.87) of 49474 Pardo Lane is wanted by the TPSO on the charges of forcible rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Moore is approximately 5’8” tall and weighs about 162 pounds. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Moore is asked to please contact crime stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO Detective Nick Vinterella at 985.345.6150.

Missing Teen

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is requesting your assistance in locating missing teen and her infant child.

The missing teen is 15 yr old Takira Knox of 43363 Willow Villa Rd. in Hammond, La. Takira was last seen on January 2, 2010 at approximately 11:30 PM by her grandmother in their home. Since that time, no one has seen or heard from Takira or her son, 1 ½ month old Tyjhane Knox.

Foul play has not been determined at this time. Anyone having information regarding Takira and her son’s whereabouts is asked to kindly call CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO attn. Detective Chris Perry at 985.345.6150.

CRIME STOPPERS

ROBERT – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for you assistance in gathering information regarding a recent power outage which occurred in the Robert area on or around the week of November 23rd – 27th.

Sheriff Edwards is asking if anyone witnessed or heard that the cause of this outage may have been the result of a subject or several subjects damaging an energy source near HWY 190 in Robert.

Anyone having information regarding this alleged incident is asked to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Raymond Mauterer at 980.902.2088.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Arrest

LORANGER – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that deputies arrest three in theft case.

On January 4, 2010, Deputy Nathan Manton responded Richardson Rd. in Loranger regarding a theft.  While investigating the incident, Deputy Manton and Detective David Copeland learned that a $6k four-wheeler was the subject of the investigation. During the investigation, it was learned that the following subjects were involved theft and related charges.

This investigation is still pending. Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming.

On January 4, 2010, Ronald “Dump” Husser (WM DOB 1.6.61) of 23324 HWY 1062 in Loranger was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute CDSII, carrying a weapon while in possession of CDS II narcotics and for being a convicted felon in possession with a fire arm.

On January 4, 2010, Steven Passman (WM DOB 5.26.83) of 27063 Richardson Rd. in Loranger was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation.

On January 5, 2010, Brad Howell (WM DOB 11.23.83) of Passman Rd. in Loranger was arrested and charged with burglary and auto theft.

CRIME STOPPERS

KENTWOOD, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On December 29, 2009, Sgt. Schirra M. Finn responded to 78136 Hwy 51, Skinny's Bar, in Kentwood in reference reports of vandalism. The complaint advised that an unknown substance was sprayed on approximately five vehicles in the parking lot.
Upon Sgt. Finn's arrival, observed that the Kentwood Fire Department was already on scene. The Fire Chief confirmed that (5) five vehicles had been sprayed with an unknown chemical. He also advised each vehicle had a note placed under the windshield wiper blades which indicated that a bio chemical substance was sprayed on the vehicles.
The LSP and DEQ were contacted to determine if the substance was truly a bio hazardous substance. After investigation, it was reported that the substance found on the vehicles was not a bio hazardous chemical. The vehicles were then released and the owners and allowed to leave the scene.
At this time, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for two Hispanic males who are believed to be connected with case. They are noted to be riding in a red pick-up truck. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers @ 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Mike Dean Sr. at 985.748.3334.


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