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SHERIFF ANNOUNCES NEW MOTOR PATROL UNIT

SHERIFF ANNOUNCES NEW MOTOR PATROL UNIT - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly announces the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office first official Motorcycle Patrol Unit. The Motor Patrol Unit falls under the umbrella of the Uniform Patrol Division. The men and women in this Division are tasked with the responsibility of being the first line of defense for the citizens of our community. The Motor Patrol Unit will function in the same capacity.
The Motor Patrol Unit will concentrate on traffic enforcement (especially within school zones throughout the Parish), accident investigation and specialized assignments such as escorts, parades and festivals. It consists of three full time Deputies, Mike Kazerooni (a Police Certified Motorcycle Operator Instructor), Mike Moore and Deputy Bobby Carter. These Motor Patrol Deputies are specially skilled and trained to perform in this role.

Sheriff Edward utilized funds made possible through the Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. This grant allowed Sheriff Edwards to purchase three 2010 Harley Davidson Road King Police Bikes. “This newly established Motor Patrol Unit will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of law enforcement in our parish. As your sheriff, I intend to ensure that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office remains well trained and well equipped to meet the growing needs of our Parish.” …..Sheriff Edwards.

Please contact Capt. Don Alexander for requests regarding the Motor Patrol Unit. 985.902.2002.

Pictured:
L – R – Sgt. Jimmy Hyde, Deputy Mike Moore, Capt. Don Alexander, Deputy Mike Kazerooni, Sheriff Daniel Edwards and Deputy Bobby Carter.

SHERIFF'S K9 APPREHENDS FLEEING SUSPECT

SHERIFF'S K9 APPREHENDS FLEEING SUSPECT - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that K9 Bart apprehends suspect fleeing from Narcotics Agents.

A short time before midnight on February 25, 2010, Narcotics Agents with the Tangipahoa Parish SO, Livingston Parish SO and Tri-Parish engaged in a vehicle pursuit with a Ford Mustang on Old Baton Rouge Highway. The suspect vehicle, occupied by Jonas Turner (DOB 11.27.81) of Hinson Rd. in Hammond and passenger Adriane White (12.8.88) of 43207 Baker Lane in Hammond, fled from agents southbound on Hinson Rd. in an attempt to avoid a traffic stop.

During the chase, the suspect vehicle proceeded to turn east onto Turner Lane at which time they observed additional units awaiting their arrival. Turner then turned south taking his vehicle through a security gate continuing until the vehicle crashed into a ditch. Both suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot in opposite directions. Agents immediately gave chase and set up a perimeter of the area. Within moments, Adrianne White was observed exiting a wooded area. White continued to flee on foot until he, with a desperate attempt to escape, kicked in the back door of a residence on Hinson Rd. and made entry. Agents along with Sgt. Steven Redmond and K9 Bart entered the residence and secured the residents.

Sgt. Redmond gave several loud verbal commands for White to surrender. White did not comply. Agents and Sgt. Redmond searched the residents and located White in a back bedroom. White aggressively resisted Sgt. Redmond's attempt to detain him. Sgt. Redmond then gave K9 Bart the command to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. Bart was successful in his apprehension and the suspect was arrested without further incident.

White was transported to Lallie Kemp Medical Center for treatment of the K9 bite. White was also treated for his digestion of marijuana. White was observed eating marijuana during the pursuit in an attempt to hide the marijuana from agents.

White was released and transported to the Parish Jail where he was properly booked and charged with resisting arrest, aggravated burglary, possession of CDS I and drug paraphernalia and on 7 FTA’s.

The driver of the vehicle, Jonas Turner was unable to be located at this time. Agents have issued warrants for his arrest.

Contractor Arrested For Fraud

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 2nd 2010, 39 year old Larry Wayne Dendy Jr. of 47261 Eldridge Magee Rd. in Franklinton, LA was extradited from Meridian Mississippi to Amite, LA to face charges of contactor fraud. Dendy is accused of stealing more than a $100,000.00 from an Amite residence after receiving funds for the construction of a family home. These funds did not go towards payments of materiel and labor cost on the job site.

In addition Deny faces similar charges stemming from an un-related arrest on March 16th 2009 in which it is alleged that Deny stole more than $84,000.00 from a local construction company. This incident occurred after Deny failed to pay material cost on an apartment complex project in the Hammond area. In both cases Dendy was doing business as Macon Construction, LLC.

Both cases are being investigated by the Louisiana Board of Licensed Contractors and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Internet Predator Captured

Internet Predator Captured - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Michael Allen Jones (38)
11060 Tuttle Road
Hammond, LA
DOB: 12/11/71; White / Male

Charges: Computer aided solicitation (14:81.3) and Indecent behavior with juveniles (14:81)

In the late evening hours of February 24, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office executed a search warrant at the Michael Allen Jones residence. Michael Allen Jones was present at the residence when officers arrived and was arrested and charged with the aforementioned crimes.

Jones’ arrest and the search of his residence are the result of an online undercover investigation, in which detectives identified Jones after he used the Internet to contact and sexually solicit an underage child. Jones’ computers and other evidence were seized by detectives and removed from his residence for future forensic analysis.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reminds parents to monitor their children’s online activities and be mindful that child predators are using the Internet to contact children.

Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Search

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Narcotics Agents along with the Hammond Police Department executed four search warrants which led to the arrest of Ed Buie, (DOB 10.24.49) 13080 Royal Oak Dr. in Hammond, LA and Patrick Norred, (DOB 10.8.70) of Annie Hano Rd. in Holden, LA.
Buie faces charges from the TPSO on six counts of manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of a fire arm while in possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of stolen property. Buie was charged by the HPD with possession of CDS II and possession of drug paraphernalia. Buie also faces charges from the LSP for possession of stolen property.
Norred was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamines.
On February 23, 2010 at approximately 2:00 PM, HPD Sgt. Wayne Scivicque initiated a traffic stop on a white BMW SUV on Old Baton Rouge Highway in Hammond LA. The vehicle was occupied by Ed Buie and Patrick Noord. During the roadside investigation, Sgt. Scivique performed an inventory search of Buie’s vehicle, which resulted in the discovery of methamphetamines. At this time, Buie and Noord were transported to the HPD for questioning.
Buie is currently being investigated by Detective Edwin Bergeron with the HPD and by the LSP regarding insurance fraud on vehicles, swapping vin plates and being in possession of stolen vehicles.
TPSO Agents soon learned that Buie was in custody on meth charges and responded to HPD to assist with the investigation. The TPSO Narcotics Agents are currently investigating Buie on the manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamines. When agents arrived, they interviewed Buie and Noord. Agents learned that drug paraphernalia and meth residue could be located at Buie’s residence on Royal Oak Dr. in Hammond. Agents also learned through the investigation that several shake and bake meth labs could be located at 2267 Old BR HWY Suite A., First Gear Salvage which is owned and operated by Ed Buie.
Agents then obtained search warrants on four properties owned by Buie. These search warrants were to specifically search for drugs, stolen property and materials used in the swapping of vin plates from vehicles.
2267 Old Baton Rouge Hwy in Hammond, LA
13080 Royal Oak Dr. in Hammond, LA
20166 Hwy 22 in Ponchatoula LA.
40462 Macedonia Rd. in Hammond, LA
Agents from TPSO, DEA Agents, HPD Detectives and LSP Detectives executed the search warrants on the above stated addresses. During the search of the OBR residence, agents located five shake and bake math labs along with written ledgers documenting that Buie was attempting to purchase Sudafed from overseas. Buie later admitted to this fact and stated that Sudafed is worth a lot of money on the streets.
A search of the Royal Oak Dr. address resulted in the seizure of one pistol, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamines and a stolen motorcycle.
A search of the 20166 Hwy 22, resulted in the discovery of one shake and bake meth lab and stolen utility trailer reported stolen out of Ascension Parish. It was also learned during this search that a subject wanted on meth related charges was possibly hiding out at this address.
A search of the Macedonia Rd. residence resulted in nothing illegal being found at this time.

Worthless Checks Division HWanted Suspect

HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Detective Vic Ferrara of the Worthless Checks Division is asking for your assistance in locating the following suspect:

Leonard Dwayne Robinson (DOB 8.26.62) of 1387 Hwy 190 East in Hammond is wanted by the Sheriff’s Office for felony theft.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Robinson is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or TPSO Detective Vic Ferrara at 985.902.2088. Robinson was last reported as being in the Baton Rouge area.

Narcotics Arrest

Narcotics Arrest - PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards report the arrest of Terry Lee Nutter ( w/m dob 09/25/1950) of 10366 John Hollis Road Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Nutter was arrested and charged with R.S. 40:967 A (1) Distribution of Schedule II. 45 Vicoden.
At approximately 7:45 PM on February 22, 2010, TPSO Narcotics Agents received information that Nutter would be selling illegal prescription narcotics out of his vehicle near the Target in Hammond, LA. Agents set up surveillance and observed Nutter. At this time, undercover agents attempted to purchase narcotics form Nutter. Nutter then sold 45 Vicoden to agents for approximately $100.00.
Nutter was arrested and taken into custody.

Shooting

DISTURBANCE LEADS TO MULTIPLE ARRESTS
Natalbany – Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at approximately 6:15 PM, Deputy Cameron Crockett responded Thomas Drive off of Hwy 1064 in Natalbany regarding a disturbance.
When deputies arrived the scene was loud and chaotic. At this time Deputy Cameron Crocket learned that an altercation engaged between several subjects and shots were fired. One male subject was struck as a result of the shooting. The subject was transported to a local hospital and is reported to be in good condition.
As a result of the investigation several subjects were arrested and charged.
Donald Edward Johnson Jr.36 of 48033 Thomas Dr. in Natalbany was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated criminal damage to property. Johnson was charged for breaking out the windows of several vehicles at the residence during the incident.
Tyrone Johnson, 31 of Thomas Dr. in Natalbany was arrested and taken into custody after he fled the scene on foot when deputies arrived. Johnson was later apprehended by Sgt. Steven Redmond and K9 Bart. Johnson was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the HPD and transported there for booking.
Suspect at large: Jessie Aych, 34 of 1203 MLK #23 in Hammond is wanted for allegedly sticking a male subject in the back while he fired shots from a 9mm handgun.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Aych is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.524.5245 or the TPSO at 985.902.2088.
***I do not have booking photos at this time. I will send as soon as I receive.

Roadside Arrest

MANCHAC – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 18, 2010, Deputy Albert sharp along with the assistance of partnering law enforcement agencies arrested two after they were driving a vehicle north bound in the south bound lane on Low Road in Manchac.

Deputy Sharp was notified that a Causeway Police Officer observed the vehicle on Low Road traveling in the wrong direction and that she was initiating a traffic stop with the potential fear that this vehicle would strike oncoming traffic. Deputy Sharp and the LSP quickly arrived on the scene. As a result to the traffic stop, the driver, Robert Brooks Jr. (DOB 7.22.58) was arrested for DWI, driving while under suspension and improper lane use by the LSP.

At this time, Deputy Sharp instructed the passenger, Joshua Brooks (DOB 6.20.87) of 811 W. 14th St. Covington, LA, to exit the vehicle and move to the back of the car. Deputy Sharp facilitated a pat down of Brooks’ outer clothing. As he was doing so, Brooks grabbed Deputy Sharp’s arm which resulted in Brooks being forced to the ground and handcuffed.

As a result of Deputy Sharp’s investigation, Brooks was reported to be in possession of 19 Soma’s, 20.5 Lortab pills, rolling papers and suspected marijuana and $1,823.00 in cash. Brooks was taken into custody and charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute CDS II and V narcotics and possession of CDS I narcotics.

Father and Son Arrested in the Act!

HAMMOND- – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that sheriff’s deputies arrest two suspects in the act of attempting to burglarize a residence on Happywoods Rd.
On February 17, 2010, at approximately 6:45PM Dy. Albert Sharp and Dy. Bobby Guy responded to 43353 Happywoods,. Rd. in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, deputies observed Rocco Vanberge Sr. (06-24-60) and Rocco Vanburge Jr. (03-31-91) attempting to force their way into the residence. Deputies immediately took Rocco Jr. was taken into custody while Rocco Sr. fled on foot.
Witnesses stated that Rocco Sr. ran behind a fence and was hiding in the canal behind the trailer park. Dy. Sharp and K9 Titan went to the area and located Rocco Sr. at the edge of the water. Dy. Sharp gave verbal commands for Rocco Sr. to show his hands to which he did not comply. Dy. Guy then ran down the embankment in an attempt to take Rocco Sr. into custody. Rocco Sr. resisted Dy. Guy. Dy. Sharp then released K9 Titan to assist in Rocco Sr. apprehension.
Rocco Sr., 49, of 39345 Brookfield Dr. in Ponchatoula, LA was taken I to custody and charged with attempt burglary, resisting arrest, numerous FTA’s and for a hold for charges from Hammond P.D. Rocco Sr. was also found to be in possession of several screws from the resident’s front door.
Rocco Jr. 18, of 39345 Brookfield. Dr. in Ponchatoula, LA was arrested and charged with simple burglary and resisting arrest.

Narcotics Arrest

FLUKER – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of two male subjects for manufacturing methamphetamines at a Hwy 10 residence in Fluker, LA.

Clint Taylor (DOB 4.7.69) of 10247 Hwy 10 and Salvador Sammy Sagnieene (DOB 10.18.75) of 59136 Puleston Rd. in Amite were taken into custody at approximately 9:00 PM on February 18, 2010.

TPSO Narcotics Agents responded to the Hwy 10 residence after learning that methamphetamines were being manufactured at that residence. Upon arrival, agents made contact with the home owner Clint Taylor.

Taylor cooperated with agents and led them to precursor materials which were being used to manufacture meth in the residence. This incident occurs only one day prior to Taylor ending his parole for a previous offense.

Taylor and Sagnieene were both arrested and charged on February 19, 2010 with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamines.

Internet Predator Captured

Internet Predator Captured - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

Michael Allen Jones (38)
11060 Tuttle Road
Hammond, LA
DOB: 12/11/71; White / Male

Charges: Computer aided solicitation (14:81.3) and Indecent behavior with juveniles (14:81)

In the late evening hours of February 24, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the Louisiana Attorney General's Office executed a search warrant at the Michael Allen Jones residence. Michael Allen Jones was present at the residence when officers arrived and was arrested and charged with the aforementioned crimes.

Jones’ arrest and the search of his residence are the result of an online undercover investigation, in which detectives identified Jones after he used the Internet to contact and sexually solicit an underage child. Jones’ computers and other evidence were seized by detectives and removed from his residence for future forensic analysis.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reminds parents to monitor their children’s online activities and be mindful that child predators are using the Internet to contact children.

High Speed Chase Leads Deputies into Pike County

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Wednesday February 17, 2010, at approximately 1:35AM, Deputy Travis Graham and Deputy John Edwards engaged in a high speed vehicle pursuit with a Nissan Maxima heading north on Interstate 55. Deputies first noticed the vehicle to be speeding and traveling on the shoulder of the roadway. As deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, it continued traveling north at speeds of over 100 mph. As a result of the pursuit, three of four suspects were detained and released. The fourth suspect and driver of the vehicle fled scene and is still at large.
At the time of the pursuit, Deputy Edwards and Graham pulled in behind the vehicle as it was approaching Hwy 38 and activated his overhead emergency lights. The Maxima, occupied by all four suspects, neglected to pull over and bring the vehicle to a stop. The chase continued at speeds of ever 100mph on I-55 north from Tangipahoa Parish to Pike County Mississippi.
As the pursuit moved into Pike County, units from the Pike County Sheriffs Office and Mississippi Highway Patrol joined in the pursuit North on Interstate 55. The suspect vehicle eventually exited at the Summit/McComb exit heading east bound into Summit. Shortly after, the three of the four suspects were detained and questioned.
The driver, who is unidentified at this time, fled the scene and was not located after a search of the area. The three passengers were detained at the scene and later released.
This investigation is still pending. Arrests and charges are forthcoming.

CRIME STOPPERS

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that TPSO Detectives are looking for information regarding a burglary which occurred on February 16, 2010 on East Iowa St. in Hammond, LA.
Deputy Greg Hensarling responded to the East Iowa St address and learned that numerous items were reported stolen from the home. Several of the items that were taken from the residence are reported to a refrigerator, stove, sofa and a personal laptop.
While at the scene, Deputy Hensarlling observed damage to one of the entry ways into the residence. This investigation is still on going.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen or heard information regarding this burglary to please contact Crime Stoppers or the TPSO 985.748.3334.

Prescription Drug Arrest

Ponchatoula Residents Arrested for Allegedly Planning to Sell Prescription Narcotics

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 11, 2010, TPSO Narcotics Agents arrested two Ponchatoula residents for allegedly planning to sell illegal prescription narcotics.

Arrested were:

Brandy Pansano
DOB 12.4.72
Of North Thibodaux Rd.
Ponchatoula, LA
Charges: Possession of CDS V narcotics, possession with the intent to distribute CDS V and five counts with the intent to distribute CDSII.

Thomas Wiley
DOB 2.2.67
Of the same address
Charges: Five FTA’s, Possession of CDS V narcotics, possession with the intent to distribute CDS V and five counts with the intent to distribute CDSII.

After receiving information that illegal narcotics could be found at the North Thibodaux Rd. residence, TPSO Narcotics Agents set up surveillance of the area. Agents made contact with the residents and received consent to search the home. During the search, agents located the following illegal prescription narcotics and cash:

Hydrocodone 101
Soma 42
Oxycodone 90
Valium 25
Xanax 136
Oxycontin 3
APPROXIMATELY $1,700.00 in U.S. Currency

At this time, both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Parish Jail where they were properly booked and charged.

Hammond Man Arrested Dancing in Roadway

Hammond Man Arrested Dancing in Roadway - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at approximately 10:30 PM Deputy Jermaine Irving arrested Remus Thompson, 24 yoa of 19121 Brumfield Lane on several outstanding warrants.

While traveling on Hwy. 190 in Hammond, Deputy Irving observed Thompson walking/dancing in the roadway almost causing an accident. Upon coming in contact with the suspect, Deputy Irving learned that Thompson has three outstanding warrants out for his arrest.

Thompson was taken into custody and charged with one FTA for Pre Trail Motions - Resisting an Officer, one FTA for Simple Assault and FTA for non support.

ARREST

ARREST - PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 9, 2010, Deputy Nathan Manton arrested David Patrick Bourgeois, 45 of Traino Rd. Ponchatoula, LA, for disturbing the peace, simple assault, simple criminal damage to property and one outstanding FTA.

Deputy Manton responded to Traino rd. in reference to a call for service. Upon arrival, Deputy Manton observed a male yelling on his front porch. The male subject stated that he engaged in an argument with David Bourgeois and that he threatened to burn his house down. Bourgeois was also reported to be throwing wine bottles at the complaint’s residence. While at the scene, Deputy Manton observed Bourgeois lying on the ground hiding in the bushes. At this time, Bourgeois was arrested and taken into custody.





Roadside Arrest

Roadside Arrest - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Deputy Keith Womack arrested Oscar Alvarez, DOB 2.15.73 of 14100 Del Papa Rd. in Houston, Tx on outstanding immigration charges.
On February 9, 2010, while patrolling, Deputy Keith Womack initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by Alvarez on I-12. As Deputy Womack was conducting the roadside investigation, he learned that Alvarez was wanted by ICE (Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement) on deportation charges. At this time, Womack placed Alvarez into custody and transported him to the Parish Jail where he was booked and charged with improper lane use and for being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

TPSO ARREST

TPSO ARREST - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on February 9, 2010, Deputy Sean Scott arrested Joe Michael Perry, 27 of Hay Hollow Rd. in Folsom on numerous charges. Perry was arrested and charged with resisting an officer, battery on an officer, the attempted disarming of an officer and several outstanding warrants.
Deputy Scott responded to Kellie Dr. in reference to two males who had a vehicle stuck in the mud. Upon arrival, Deputy Scott observed two black males attempting to free their vehicle from the mud. While waiting for a wrecker service, Deputy Scott was advised that one of the male subjects, Joe Perry, had open and active warrants for his arrest.
At this time, Deputy Scott advised Perry of the open warrants. While attempting to detain Perry, he began to resist and engaged in a physical altercation with Deputy Scott. During the altercation, Perry continued to violently resist and attempted on several occasion to take Deputy Scott’s weapon. While attempting to detain Perry, Deputy Scott called for immediate assistance.
Additional Deputies arrived and assisted Deputy Scott in successfully detaining Perry and placing him into custody. He was then transported to the Parish Jail where he was booked and properly charged.

Independence Man Charged in Auto Theft

Independence Man Charged in Auto Theft - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Independence resident Ruben Henderson, 40 yoa of Ruffino Road was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and resisting an officer by flight.
On February 6, 2010, Deputy Darren DeSalvo responded to Rufus Bankston at Wardline Rd. in reference to an auto theft. Upon arrival, Deputy DeSalvo learned that the complaint left his vehicle running while he went inside of the convenient store for a moment. When he exited the store, he noticed that his vehicle was missing.
While speaking with the complaint, Deputy DeSalvo observed the stolen vehicle turn north onto Rufas Bankston Rd. He immediately engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle. The suspect, Henderson, refused to bring the vehicle to a stop. After a short pursuit, Henderson stopped the vehicle and was taken into custody at gunpoint.
Henderson was taken into custody and charged without further incident.

Roadside Arrest

Roadside Arrest - Independence – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that a traffic stop on HWY 1063 and Richardson Rd. leads to narcotics arrest.
In the early morning hours of February 5, 2010, TPSO Narcotics Agents initiated a traffic stop on a yellow Dodge Dakota occupied by Jack. D. Stilley (DOB 3.13.84) of Cook Rd. As Cook exited his car, agents could smell a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. Agents then asked Stilley if he had anything illegal in his vehicle. Stilley replied that he did have drug paraphernalia inside of his car.
While investigating, agents discovered a marijuana grinder, rolling papers and a gallon size plastic bag of suspected marijuana. At this time, Stilley was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

TPSO ARREST

TPSO ARREST - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Keith Nichols (b/m DOB 3.27.76) of 1106 Blackburn Drive on numerous charges. Nichols was taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Battery (domestic), Aggravated Burglary, Simple Burglary, Criminal Damage and Child Endangerment.

On February 5, 2010, the TPSO received a call for help from a residence on St. Paul Loop in Hammond. The caller stated that Nichols kicked in the front door and used a handgun to beat a male and female subject inside of the home.

While in bed, the victims heard a loud knock at the door. When the resident refused to open the door, Nichols kicked it in and entered the home. Nichols engaged in a violent altercation with a male subject inside of the residence. The incident moved into the front yard where Nichols eventually fled the scene.

The male victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment to the wounds he sustained from the incident.

Nichols was apprehended shortly after a vehicle pursuit with the HPD which ended on President Hoover Rd. in Hammond, LA

TPSO ARREST

TPSO ARREST - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Wednesday February 3, 2010, Deputy Cragg Fitz arrested male suspect for allegedly attempting to break into an apartment in Lion’s Way Apartment Complex.
Upon Deputy Fitz’s arrival, he was notified by the complaint that he was in his apartment when he heard loud music and noises coming from his attic. Within moments, he observed a subject attempting to make entry into his apartment thru his attic door. The subject ran back through the attic once he observed the resident was home.
Additional deputies arrived at the scene. After a through investigation, deputies arrested Zachary Braud (19 yoa of Woodstone Dr.). Deputies entered Braud’s apartment which was a few doors down from the complaints. Deputies observed small pieces of particle board in the subject’s hair as they were speaking with him. Deputy Fitz entered Braud’s attic and observed a large hole in the firewall. This hole was large enough for a person to fit though. It was discovered that Braud was the only resident home in the apartment grouping other then the complaint when the incident was reported to have taken place. While searching Braud’s residence, deputies observed three glass pipes and what appeared to be marijuana residue in the apartment.
As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Braud and charged with 1CT 14:27/62 (ATTEMPTED SIMPLE BURGLARY) AND 3CT 40:1033 (POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA)

Traffic Stop Leads Deputies to Discovery of over 600 Illegal Prescription Pills

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On Wednesday February 3, 2010, at approximately 3:28 AM, while monitoring stationary radar on I-55 northbound at LA10, Dy. Keith Womack observed a vehicle northbound on I-55 traveling at an excessive rate of speed. Dy. Womack activated his radar unit, registered the target vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 70 mph zone. As the target vehicle passed Dy. Womack's location he observed that it was a 2009 Dodge Charger, red in color. Dy. Womack began following the Charger and activated his emergency lights. The Charger pulled to the shoulder and stopped.
Dy. Womack approached the passenger side window and asked the driver for his driver's license. The driver stated his driver’s license was suspended because of unpaid tickets. The driver handed Dy. Womack an Alabama identification card identifying him as Chris Edward Lawler (25 yoa of 3503 Inglewood Dr. Huntsville, LA). Deputy Womack observed that Lawler had two passengers also occupying the vehicle. At this time, one of the passengers was identified as Heath Nelson Turpen (28 yoa of 392 W. Hornbuckle New Market, AL). Dy. Womack then asked to see the registration on the vehicle which the driver could not produce.
Dy. Womack asked Lawler to step to the rear of the vehicle. Lawler explained they were coming from Houston where they visited Turpen's father. Dy. Womack asked Lawler if he had any prior arrest and Lawler replied that he only had arrest for traffic violations on his record. At this time, the second passenger was identified as Michael Paul Barber (27 yoa of 1013 Military Rd. Florence, AL).
Dy. Womack returned to his unit and attempted to run a registration check on the Charger but could not get a return on the check. Dy. Womack then ran a NCIC check on Lawler and it returned showing Lawler had a prior arrest in Mississippi in 2007 for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone. All three (3) subjects had prior arrest in Alabama.
Dy. Womack returned to Lawler's location and had him sign citation for LARS 32:61, speeding (80 in a 70 mph zone). Lawler then signed citation LARS 32:415, suspended driver’s license. At this time, Dy. Womack asked him if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. Lawler turned towards Dy. Womack and replied no. Dy. Womack asked Lawler if there were any guns, illegal narcotics, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine or illegal prescription drugs. Lawler stated no to all, but, when asked about the prescription drugs Lawler began to act nervous. Dy. Womack then asked Lawler if could search the vehicle to which Lawler replied yes.
After signing the consent to search form, Dy. Womack began a search of the vehicle. Dy. John Edwards arrived on the scene to support Dy. Womack with the investigation. When Dy. Womack opened the trunk all three (3) subjects looked towards the ground. The trunk appeared to be empty; however, when Dy.Womack lifted the spare tire cover he observed four (4) pharmacy bags. Three (3) of the bags contained medication prescribed to each, Turpen, Lawler and Barber. Each prescription bag contained a prescription bottle containing Hydrocodone. However the fourth (4th) bag contained three hundred twenty-three (323) Watson 503 pills, green in color, scattered loose in the bag. Also in the bag were two hundred forty (240) Watson 540 pills, blue in color, in a clear plastic baggie. The pills appeared to be Hydrocodone.
Dy. Womack took Turpen, Lawler and Barber into custody. Dy. Womack advised each of them their Miranda Rights.
All three (3) subjects were then transported to the TPSO Jail where they were booked for LARS 40:968, possession with intent to distribute Schedule III CDS (Hydrocodone).

CRIME STOPPERS

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for you assistance in gathering information regarding an incident which occurred at the Ponchatoula Recreational Park between January 25, 2010 and February 2, 2010.
Between the above mentioned dates, it was reported that a person(s) drove their vehicle(s) or off road vehicle(s) through the practice fields of the Ponchatoula Rec. Park causing major damage to the area. Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone having information regarding this incident to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO at 985.345.6150. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

WANTED Suspects

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division of the sheriff’s office is looking for two armed robbery suspects.
Brandon Terrell Johnson, DOB 1.6.86
43512 Robinson Rd.
Hammond, LA

Courtney Brumfield, DOB 7.20.87
Miller Lane
Hammond, LA
On February 2, 2010, Terrell and Brumfield allegedly kidnapped a b/m suspect and drove him at gunpoint to a remote location. While held at gunpoint, the suspects stole $1,600 in cash from the victim and later released him without further incident.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these two suspects is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO Detective David Copeland at 985.902.2088. These suspects are wanted by the TPSO for armed robbery and kidnapping charges.

TPSO Detectives Solve Multiple Burglary Case in the Natalbany Area

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office arrested four suspects responsible for a rash of burglaries which occurred in the Natalbany area during the month of January.
Robert Felder, (DOB 1.24.90) of 504 E. Robinson St. Hammond, LA was arrested on 1.25.10 and charged with multiple counts of burglary.
Lenorris Keys, (DOB 11.18.91) of 13080 Quick Blvd. Hammond, LA was arrested on 1.26.10 and charged with multiple counts of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Stanley Jordan, (DOB 11.17.90) of 46037 Rufas Bankston Rd. Hammond, LA was arrested on 1.27.10 and charged with multiple counts of burglary.
Malcom Toney, (DOB 2.10.92) of 46269 N. Cherry St. Hammond, LA was arrested on 1.28.10 and charged with multiple counts of principle to simple burglary.
Through thorough investigative techniques, these four suspects were arrested and charged for their participation in over 25 residential burglaries through out Natalbany. This investigation is still on going. Additional arrests and charges may be forthcoming.


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