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Internet Predators Arrested

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
Two men were arrested this week after initiating sexually explicit contact with people that they had reason to believe were underage children. Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, and Kenner Police Department participated in the undercover Internet operation which lead to the arrest of:
Daniel Allen Jacobs
6801 West 70th, Lot 36
Shreveport, LA 71129
White / Male; DOB: 11/14/85
Arrested: May 27, 2010
Indecent behavior with juveniles
Pornography involving juveniles

Brandon Daniel Adams
10888 Buddy Ellis Road, 105
Denham Springs, LA 70706
White / Male; DOB 8/10/89
Arrested: May 27, 2010
Computer aided solicitation of a minor
Indecent behavior with juveniles
Both men were arrested on Tangipahoa Parish charges and Jacobs will be facing additional charges in Jefferson Parish.
"As our children begin their summer vacation, I remind parents to be aware of the dangers lurking in the shadows of the Internet. The men arrested this week, were attempting to sexually exploit Tangipahoa Parish children who were home alone and on the Internet." -----Sheriff Daniel Edwards

End of the Year Bash in Mooney Park

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards enjoys the afternoon in Mooney Park celebrating the “End of the School Year Bash” hosted by the Hammond Chamber. The event evolved around promoting public safety and awareness to our community children and their families. Making good choices, healthy living, underage drinking, crime prevention and awareness, and fire safety were some of the hot topics.
“Participating in these events is very rewarding. I was pleased to see so many children and their parents taking advantage of this opportunity. Educating and connecting with our youth must remain a priority. I encourage all parents or guardians to research our Young Marine Program. This program is designed for both boys and girls to teach them how to handle many of life’s challenges with a healthy and positive attitude.” … Sheriff Edwards. Sheriff Edwards also acknowledges the Hammond Chamber for hosting an event which included all of the key components for success, education, food, summer snacks and tons of fun.

Sheriff's Office provides Internet Safety Education

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
In recent weeks, detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division have been providing Internet safety education throughout the parish. "An important part of the mission of the ICAC Division is to provide students, parents, and grandparents with the information they need to stay safe online." --Sheriff Daniel Edwards
The Internet Safety presentations include recent trends in predatory activity as seen by the detectives who conduct the online investigations. As a courtesy to the public, these Internet Safety classes are offered by the sheriff's office free of charge to schools, churches, and civic organizations within Tangipahoa Parish. Presentations were recently offered to the youth group at the First United Methodist Church, the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club.
"Technology is constantly changing and can be dangerous, especially for our children. Keeping abreast of predatory activity is essential for families who use the Internet. I encourage everyone in Tangipahoa Parish to schedule and attend one of our Internet Safety presentations. Together we can help each other keep our children safe." -----Sheriff Daniel Edwards
To schedule an Internet Safety presentation, contact the public information office at 985 902-2008.

TPSO K9 wins award.

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Sgt. Steven Redmond and his K9 companion Bart received the “Criminalistic Excellence Award". This award is given by the United States Canine Association to the Top Patrol Case of each quarter.
The duo received this award as a result of an apprehension involving a subject who fled from TPSO Narcotics Agents. The suspect ran into a wooded area then broke into a residence to elude his arrest. The residence was occupied by two elderly females. Sgt. Redmond secured the residence as K9 Bart located and apprehended the suspect. Congratulations Sgt. Redmond and K9 Bart!
Original Release:
Feb. 26, 2010
TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards


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 can located White locked in a back bedroom. White violently resisted Sgt. Redmond as he attempted to detain him. Sgt. Redmond then gave K9 Bart the command to assist in the apprehension of the suspect. Bart was successful in the 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 for & FTA’s.

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


NATALBANY – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the shooting of a 32 year old black male at lounge in the Natalbany area.

At approximately 12:15 am on May 20, 2010, all deputies were advised of a shooting at Roy`s Bar (15300 Braziel Lane) in Natalbany, LA.. Deputies were advised that a b/m, identified as “Lil Bobbie” (Timothy Sibley (Jackson) of Old Gennesse Rd.) had been shot and was in need of medical attention.

Upon arrival, Deputy Ryan Schumacher immediately located the victim while other deputies secured the scene. The victim was located lying on the floor in the kitchen area of the Bar with bullet wounds to the upper body. It was apparent the victim was in excruciating pain however was responsive to the responders. He was later transported to NOMC where he remains and is reported to be in stable condition.

During this time, investigating deputies and detectives observed a Crown Victoria in a near by ditch which contained bullet holes. Deputies later learned that the vehicle belonged to a patron of the lounge who is not believed to be involved with the shooting. It was reported that a disturbance broke out in the lounge. At this time, the driver of the Crown Vic and several others attempted to leave the bar. Within moments walking out of the bar, they heard gun shots and jumped into the vehicle. He then advised that as he attempted to pull out of the parking lot, they were fired upon and drove into the ditch. The driver explained that once the vehicle hit the ditch, they exited the vehicle and fled on foot. No one in the vehicle sustained injuries from the crash or the gun shots.

Over the course of the investigation, TPSO deputies and detectives collected collaborative information from witnesses. Deputies were able recovered several pieces of evidence from the scene. Unfortunately, deputies were unable to get the actual events of the incident which took place. One bystander referenced a b/m with dread locks and a slender build as the shooter.

Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO Detective Gary Baham at 985.902.2088.

It was also learned that the victim, Timothy Sibley, had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Sibley is wanted for the following charges: Principal to 2nd degree battery, 2nd degree battery, 2nd degree kidnapping and armed robbery.

This investigation is on going at this time. Future arrested and charges are forthcoming.

Female Arrested

TICHFAW, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel reports the arrest of one Felicia Baham, 34 of Chavers Lane in Tickfaw. On May, 19, 2010, Baham was arrested and charged with by Battery "cutting", Resisting an Officer, and 2 counts of Possession of Schedule four narcotics with intent to distribute.

The incident occurred at a residence on Chavers Lane. Deputy Wesley Corkern responded to the call of a disturbance. Upon arrival he learned that Baham was engaged in a confrontation with two subjects at the residence. When she was asked to leave the property, she became enraged and grabbed a knife off of the kitchen counter. As she was swinging out of control, the victim moved and the knife scraped his skin. The victim then had to aggressively pushed Baham to the ground in an attempt to restrain her.

After completing the investigation, Deputy Corkern placed Ms. Baham into custody. Once she was placed in the back seat of the patrol unit, she became violent and unruly by banging her head into the side door window. She was asked to stop numerous times however, she did not comply. Deputy used one burst of Freez+P to the suspect with the intention to stop her from hurting herself.

During a search subsequent to the arrest, Deputy Corkern located fifty-six illegal prescription pill narcotics in her possession. She was then transported to the TPSO jail where she was booked accordingly for her offenses.

22 Year old male shoots himself with stolen gun.

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that sheriff’s office investigates a shooting where a 22 year old b/m was shot in the leg with a stolen gun.
On May 17, 2010, at approximately 4:45 pm, Deputy Mike Dean Jr. responded to a residence on General Ott Road in reference to a vehicle burglary. It was reported that a hand gun was stolen out of a vehicle from in front of the home. The homeowner noticed that several items in the vehicle were moved around. He then discovered that his handgun (a Glock 40) was missing.
As Deputy Dean was gathering information regarding the make and model of the weapon, he discovered that it was possible that this weapon was used in an accidental shooting which occurred earlier that day.
At approximately 8:00 am that morning, Deputy Adam Pailet responded to Pumpkin Center Rd. in reference to a gunshot. When he arrived, a passerby stated that a young man with a gunshot wound was taken to the hospital by two bystanders.
While at the scene, Deputy Pailet observed a handgun lying on the ground next to a bicycle. At this time, Sgt. Steven Jenkins was called to respond to NOMC regarding a gunshot victim. Deputy Jenkins met with the victim who had a gunshot wound to the inner thigh area. During the course of the investigation, detectives positively confirmed that the Glock 40 handgun which shot the victim was the same gun which was reported stolen to Deputy Mike Dean Jr. at approximately 4:45 pm on 5/17/10.
While questioning the gunshot victim, 22 year old Jonvonte Day of E. Park St., it was stated that he had the gun in his pocket while riding his bike and trying to eat a biscuit at the same time. He then stated that the gun just accidently discharged shooting him in the leg. When asked where he got the gun, he simply replied, “the street”, then stated he purchased it on Tillman Park.
At this point in the investigation, a warrant will be issued for Day’s arrest. Day will be charged with possession of stolen property.
This investigation is on-going. Additional arrests and /or charges may be forthcoming.

Tickfaw man arrested for Armed Robbery

TICKFAW – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On May 17, 2010, at approximately 11:45 pm, Deputy Brad Bornkessel responded to a reported armed robbery on Buckles Alley. Upon arrival deputy learned that the complaint has been robbed at gun point by a male subject identified as Justin Thomas, 21 of Maples St. in Tickfaw. It was reported at this that the victim and the suspect were acquaintances.
The victim continued to state that Thomas arrived at this residence to pick him up. Once the victim got in the vehicle, the immediately engaged in an argument over a personal issue. As they continued to argue, Thomas removed a small 9mm handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the victim. Thomas allegedly then stated that the items in the victim’s back pack were his. The victim then gave the suspect the back pack which contained approximately $500.00 worth of electronics and exited the vehicle.
Thomas was reported to be traveling in a black Gran Am. Deputies arrived at Thomas’s residence where he was taken into custody without incident. This investigation is still on-going.
Thomas was arrested and charged with armed robbery and for having outstanding warrants.

Man Arrested

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Darious Lee Collins, 31 of Tin Can Alley. On May 17, 2010, Collins was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after he allegedly fired several shots from a shotgun at a party.
Deputies Jonathan Williams, William Phebus, Scott Hinson and Reginald Cotton responded to a residence in Tin Can Alley in reference to a disturbance. Upon arriving at the scene, ¬¬¬¬Deputy Jonathan Williams learned that sounds of shots being fired were heard coming from nearby residence. After the incident, a b/m was observed waking down the street and quickly entered a mobile home. While gathering information regarding the incident, Deputy Williams heard someone yelling for help. Deputy Williams soon learned that several subjects engaged in an altercation at a party. One of the subjects identified as “Frog” (Darious Collins) became irate, went back to his residence and armed himself with a shot gun. It was reported that “Frog” went back to the party, racked the action of his shotgun as party goers began running in all directions. As one of the subjects was running from the residence, Frog followed and fired shots in his direction. During the investigation, Deputy Williams located one unspent and several spent shotgun shells in the driveway of the residence.
At this time, deputies responded to Collins’s residence in an attempt to make contact. Several duties surrounded the residence while Deputy Williams knocked in the door. Deputies observed a b/m believed to be Collins lying on a bed in the residence. Deputies advised Collins to exit the residence. Collins complied and was taken into custody with out incident. While securing the residence, deputies located two shotgun shell casing in plain sight near the bed where Collins was laying however the shotgun was unable to be located.
Collins was transported the Parish Jail for proper booking.

HAMMOND - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

A joint investigation conducted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police Region I Detectives, and the Office of the Louisiana Attorney General has led to the arrest of the following Hammond resident for possession of child pornography:

George Leslie Beebe, Jr.
14461 West David Drive
Hammond, LA
white / male; DOB 3/24/82

On May 12th, 2010, detectives conducted a search warrant based on a proactive child exploitation investigation at the residence of George Beebe in Hammond, Louisiana. As a result of the search warrant, investigators located images indicative of child pornography on a computer belonging to Beebe. During an interview with detectives, Beebe admitted to downloading the child pornography images.
Beebe was charged with 26 counts of Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

TPSO Training

Hammond - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
Over the past week, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office patrol deputies received special training regarding sex offense investigations. Each deputy received three hours of instruction which including information on the special needs of victims of sex crimes.

"This training is part of an overall strategy to improve all aspects of sex offender investigations in Tangipahoa Parish. This strategy includes: identifying and arresting noncompliant sex offenders, providing safety education to the public, coordinating with area law enforcement, social services, and other agencies to insure efficient and effective service, and training ourselves to improve response and enforcement of sex offender related offenses." ---Sheriff Daniel Edwards

Part of the training was provided by Joelle Henderson, Director of Clinical Services at the Child Advocacy Services Center in Hammond, Louisiana. Mrs. Henderson provided the sheriff's office's first responders with information regarding the needs of children who are the victim's of sex offenses.

"This training highlights the value of our partnership with agencies such as the Children's Advocacy Services Center. Being able to 'tap into' their expertise and provide this level of training to our deputies enhances our ultimate goal of serving and protecting the public." ----Sheriff Daniel Edwards


 HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that representatives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Hammond Police Department, LSP and Probation and Parole will carry the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics Louisiana throughout the area on May 21, 2010. Law Enforcement Officers will be participating to bring awareness to Special Olympics Louisiana and the upcoming State Summer Games.

The Hammond leg of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run details:

Date: May 21, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm
Location: It will start at – Hammond Developmental Center on HWY 190
It will end at – Rotolo’s Pizzeria, 207 East Thomas St. downtown Hammond.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is an international series of torch relays, run by law enforcement officers leading up to each state or nation’s Special Olympics Summer Games. The Special Olympics Louisiana State Summer Games will be held May 21-23, 2010 on the campus of Southeastern LA University in Hammond. Officers will carry the torch from all points of the state beginning Monday, May 17. Then, they will conduct a ceremonial lighting on the capitol steps the morning of Friday, May 21 and finally the run will culminate at the Opening Ceremonies on the evening of May 21. The final leg of the run will begin at 6:30 pm in Hammond and will end at SLU’s Strawberry Stadium for the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games. Photo and interview opportunities will be available at the end of the run. For more information about this run, the final leg run, or the 2010 State Summer Games please log onto www.laso.org.

Special Olympics Louisiana’s Law Enforcement Torch Run hosts various fundraising events in all areas of the state year round. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is Special Olympics’ largest annual grass roots fund raising and public awareness campaign. This year the Torch Run is celebrating its 27th year. Over 2,000 officers carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout Louisiana and work year-round conducting other fund raising activities for Special Olympics Louisiana. For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run or events in your area, visit www.laso.org.

Sponsors of the event are: Valero St. Charles Refinery, Walmart, Smokin’ Blues and BBQ Challenge, AT&T, LA Wildlife Agents Association, IREM Louisiana – Chapter 55, Paragon Casino and Resort, Louisiana Masons, CLECO, Grand Casino Coushatta, Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police, Louisiana Sheriff’s Association, Treasure Chest Casino, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Interactive E-solutions LLC, and Rotolo’s Pizzeria.

Special Olympics Louisiana is a state-wide organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Louisiana offers year-round programs for 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in all 64 parishes with the help of 12,000 volunteers. We have health, education, leadership, family, training and sports programs for people beginning at age 2 and there is no upper age limit. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. For more information about Special Olympics Louisiana, please visit www.laso.org.


Tickfaw – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

On May 11, 2010, Sgt. Norman Carter was patrolling the area of Highway 51 in Tickfaw when he observed a blue in Nissan traveling north bound on Highway 51 with an expired inspection sticker. At this time, Sgt. Carter initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and requested for the driver to exit. It was discovered that the driver, James Wise III, DOB 8.27.74 did not have a valid driver’s license. It was also reported that Wise was traveling with three other subject and an infant child.

Due to the fact that Wise did not have a valid driver’s license, he was detained for further investigation. Additional deputies arrived at the scene to assist Sgt. Carter. Sgt. Carter learned that this vehicle was observed leaving a high crime area in Natalbany just minutes before the traffic stop.

During the investigation, it was learned that the driver of the vehicle took one of his passengers, Krystle Stephens date of birth 06-08-1988, to Dead End Street in Natalbany where she met with a b/m. Stephens stated that she went there to pick up $1800.00 from a male subject who is only known as “Pooty”. She then stated that she was going to go to Independence where she was going to purchase one hundred pills of Roxy-Codone to bring back to “Pooty”.

As a result of an extensive roadside investigation, deputies seized the $1800.00 in cash and placed Stephens under arrest. She was later charged with for violation of La. R. S. 40:979B conspiracy to possess a controlled Dangerous Substance with the intent to distribute.

James Wise III, was released and given two citations, one for violation of La. R. S. 32:52, no drivers license, and La. R. S. 32:1304E expired inspection sticker.

Career Criminal Arrested

ROSELAND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Percy Griffin Jr. of Turner Chapel Rd. in Roseland. Griffin was arrested after deputies responded to a residence in Roseland regarding reports of a domestic dispute. As a result of an investigation of this case, deputies learned that Griffin was wanted out of St. Helena Parish for an armed robbery which occurred on December 23, 2009. On that day, Griffin allegedly approached a convenient store clerk, put a knife to her neck and demanded all the money. Griffin is 64 yoa b/m with a history of committing burglaries for over forty-four years.
On May 7, 2010, TPSO Deputies made contact with a complaint who stated that offender, Percy Griffin, threatened to stab her as he once did before, however this time he would kill. The complaint also stated that Griffin already left the scene and was armed with a large kitchen knife. Knowing about Griffin’s criminal and violent history, Lt. Blain Sanders immediately sent of Griffin’s information and description to all units.
After several hours of searching, Detectives went to a residence on Turner Chapel Rd. in an attempt to locate Griffin. Detective Michael Christmas, Deputies Mike Dean Jr. with K9 Emir, Ashley Adams, LT. Blaine Sanders and Detectives Mike Dean Sr. and Ray Lentz arrived at the Turner Chapel Rd. residence and surrounded the home as Detective Michael Christmas knocked at the door. He soon made contact with a b/m who stated that he was unaware of the whereabouts of Griffin. The male subject then allowed deputies to search the residence. Within a few moments, Griffin was located in a bedroom sleeping and was taken into custody w/o further incident.

DWI Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Gregory Smith, 23 of Kraft Rd. in Hammond, LA. Smith was arrested after Deputies investigated a vehicle crash on South Range Rd. Smith was arrested and charged with DWI, careless operation of a vehicle, one outstanding FTA and for being a fugitive of another jurisdiction.
On May 12, 2010 at approximately 1:00 am, Deputies Jonathan Williams, Scott Hinson and John Eady responded to the single vehicle crash on S. Range Rd. Upon arrival, Deputy Williams observed the sole occupant / driver of the vehicle (2002 Mazda Protégé) to be moving around inside the vehicle attempting to locate applicable information to be turned over to Deputy Hinson for the crash report.
Deputy Williams requested the driver, later identified as Gregory A. Smith Jr., to exit the vehicle. As the driver exited the vehicle, Deputy Williams smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverages permeating from Gregory's breath. Deputy Williams asked Gregory if he suffered any injuries during the crash to which he stated he did not.
At this time, deputies ensured the drivers safety and conducted a roadside investigation. As a result of this investigation, Smith was taken into custody charged accordingly. Smith also had one FTA for a traffic violation and an outstanding warrant from the HPD

Sheriff\'s Deputies make DWI arrest.

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Eugene Pace, 26 of West David Dr. in Hammond. Pace was arrested and charged with a DWI offense, a traffic violation, child endangerment and for driving under suspension.

At approximately 3:20 pm on May 10, 2010, Deputy Greg Hensarling while traveling on Highway 51 at Midway Elementary School, observed a blue Mercury Marquis driving recklessly. During this time, Deputy Hensarling observed the suspect vehicle travel southbound and cut through a parking lot to avoid stopping at a red light Deputy Hensarling then initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as Eugene Pace. Pace was also accompanied by a juvenile in the vehicle. After observing that Pace’s speech was slurred and with him having trouble standing upright, Hensarling performed a field sobriety test.

As a result of the roadside investigation, Pace was taken into custody. At this time, Deputy Hensarling also learned that Pace was driving with a suspended driver’s license. Pace was then taken to the Parish Jail where he was booked and charged accordingly. The juvenile was safely released to a family member.

TPSO Arrest

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Michael Webber, 30 of Puleston Rd. in Amite, LA. Webber was arrested on numerous charges: simple battery, misrepresentation of identity, resisting an officer and introducing contraband in the Parish Jail.
On May 10, 2010, Deputy Matthew Dean responded to a location on Puleston Road in Amite, La in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputy Dean learned that suspect, Michael Webber, had been allegedly abusing a female subject and prior to the subject calling the sheriff’s office; he punched her in the face several times. Deputy Dean could also see visible injuries on the victim’s face.
At this time, Deputy Corey Michelli attempted to locate the suspect at this residence on Puleston Rd. Upon arrival, Deputy Michelli made contact with a b/m that identified himself as “Ransom”. Knowing that he was giving false information, Deputy Michelli asked him several times to state his name and birth date. After several attempts of falsify his identity, the subject then identified himself as Michael Webber. Webber then gave several different reports regarding the incident that took place between he and the victim. Deputy Michelli could also smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Webber as he spoke.
Once Webber was transported to the Parish Jail, he was found to be in possession of a large pocket knife which he had hidden in his shoe. Webber was then properly booked and charged for the above stated charges.


CRIME STOPPERS - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for you assistance in locating Ervin D. Gordon III, (w/m, DOB 5.21.86) of Gordon Rd. in Ponchatoula, LA.
Gordon is wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for theft by fraud.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Gordon is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or Detective David Copeland at 985.902.2088.


SHERIFF EDWARDS PARTNERS WITH APARTMENT MANAGERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in connection with the Management Services of Tangi Village Apartment Complex in Hammond, LA, joined forces in fight against the criminal activity allegedly taking place in that environment.
During an ongoing investigation, the above mentioned law enforcement and management teams worked together to arrange an operation where the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office entered the apartment complex, established a perimeter around the area, secured the entrance and began an immediate on-site investigation.
This operation was the result of efforts made to clean-up the area with the intentions of reducing/eliminating the amount of criminal activity taking place in that neighborhood. In addition to this initial on-site investigation, a plan for continued observation and law enforcement presence has been established.
As a result, six arrests were made. On May 4, 2010, the following subjects were arrested.
 Jamie Wilson, 23 of Quick Blvd. Hammond, LA
Charges: Criminal trespass and possession of marijuana

 Jerell Marshall, 25 of East Braziel Rd. Natalbany, LA
Charges: Criminal trespass and possession of marijuana

 Junwa Broadway, 31 of Skinner Lane in Alabny, LA
Charges: Criminal trespass and possession of schedule II narcotics

 Curley Toney, 24 of Quick Blvd. in Hammond, LA
Charges: Criminal trespass and one FTA Warrant

 Natoya T. Hillard, 25 of Iowa St. in Hammond, LA
Charges: Criminal trespass, two FTA warrants and possession of marijuana

 Randy Jackson, 24 of North Café Line Rd. in Albany, LA
Charges: One outstanding felony warrant and criminal trespass

TPSO Arrest

TPSO Arrest - ROSELAND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Illey Harrell, 26 of Church St. in Roseland, LA.

On May 10, 2010, Dy. Dustin McDonald and assisted by Detective David Copeland, responded to a residence on Church St. in Roseland in reference to a property dispute. The complaint wanted a deputy’s assistance at the residence to prevent a disturbance which had the potential of taking place. As Deputy Mc Donald was on the scene, Illey Harrell began to scream obscenities from across the street at the complaint.

In an effort to diffuse the situation, Dy. McDonald approached Harrell and another subject who were across the street from the complaint’s residence. At this time it was reported that Harrell had been drinking and became intoxicated. When Harrell returned to the residence in this state, he became irate and began throwing items hostilely in the yard and yelling loudly.

During the investigation, deputies observed Harrell cross the street and attempted to engage in a physical altercation with the two subjects. With the information gathered at the scene and by observing Harrell’s behavior, deputies took Harrell into custody. It was learned at this time that Harrell had two outstanding warrants for aggravated assault. Harrell was officially arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and two counts of aggravated assault.

Crime Stoppers

INDEPENDENCE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect and suspect vehicle pictured in the attached photos.
On April 30, 2010, Deputy Matthew Dean responded to Lallie Kemp Medical Center in Independence regarding a theft. Upon arrival, Deputy Dean learned that two tanks of nitrous oxide were stolen from the facility. It was reported that an unknown gold/ brown SUV was parked near the storage tank area. Witnesses observed a white male with dark hair and a beard along with a white female with dirty blonde hair wearing a dark blue shirt standing by the tanks. At his time, the two were observed cutting the locks on the fence and taking the nitrous oxide tanks.
The attached photos were gathered from security surveillance video at the facility. The pictures show the suspect vehicle and the w/m suspect. Anyone able to identify the suspect in this picture is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO, Detective Mike Dean Sr. at 985.748.3334.

Suspect Arrested

Suspect Arrested - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on May 2, 2010, at approximately 2:26 am, deputies responded to a residence on Quick Blvd. in Hammond regarding possible burglary in process.
As deputies arrived, they observed a male subject fitting the description of the suspect running up the stairs of the apartment complex. At this time, deputies detained the subject as they began their investigation. The subject then gave deputies a false name. Quickly deputies accurately identified the subject as Ruben Henderson, 42 of Ruffino Rd. in Independence.
Upon completing the investigation, it was learned that Henderson had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was officially charged with the following:
 Resisting an Officer by giving a false name
 Attempted Entry into a Residence
 Open Warrant: Simple Battery – Domestic Abuse
 6 Failures to Appear Warrants.

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