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TPSO Arrest

TPSO Arrest - On July 30, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotic Agents conducted a narcotics related search warrant at the address 230 North Barrone Street Ponchatoula. During a search of the property Lou Ella Davis arrived at the scene, parked in the middle of the street and attempted to enter the property. Agents explained to Davis that she could not enter the property at this and was asked to leave. Davis started using obscene language towards Agents and refused to leave. At some point, agents placed Davis into custody. As a result, agents located an orange prescription bottle with the label portion removed. The bottle contained 3 unknown white and orange capsules and 117 Methadone tablets.
Lou Ella Davis b/f dob 02/06/1969
659 South Second Street
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: 2 cts Possession with Intent to Distribute CDS II and Obstruction of a Public Passage

TPSO Narcotics Agents Intercept 22 lbs of Marijuana

KENTWOOD – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents intercepted 22 pounds of marijuana which was to be delivered to a Kentwood resident.
On July 29, 2010, agents received information that a package containing a controlled substance suspected to be marijuana, was to be delivered to 20247 Oak Ridge Church Rd. in Kentwood. During the investigation, agents were able to track and locate the package before delivery. Sgt. Tommy Ferrand and K9 Diego performed a clean air sweep of the package to which TPSO K9 Diego made a positive alert indicating the package contained a controlled substance. When agents opened the package, it contained approximately 22 pounds of suspected marijuana.
Agents then set up surveillance of the Kentwood residence. While investigating, agents observed Markcalus Perry (DOB 11.5.74) to be sitting in a vehicle in the drive way of his residence located at 20247 Oak Ridge Church Rd. Agents approached Perry. During the investigation, Perry was found to in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was taken into custody at the time.
As a result of the investigation, it was learned that the package of marijuana was intended to be delivered to Perry. Perry was officially charged with possession of marijuana and attempt to possess 22 pounds of marijuana.

Hammond Man Arrested

Hammond Man Arrested - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Robert Blake Douglas, (DOB 12.31.79) of Hammond LA.

On July 28, 2010, at approximately 10:30 pm, agents received information that an unknown male was in front of a convenient store on Pumpkin Center Rd. causing a disturbance. When agents arrived on the scene, they learned that the subject identified as Robert Douglas (who was reported to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics) was attempting to sell an assault rifle to a 17 year old male subject for $200.00. Douglas was asked to leave the store earlier in the day, however returned to the location anyway. When agents and deputies made contact with Douglas, they located two additional assault weapons in his possession. Douglas was also found to be in possession of illegal prescription narcotics.

It was soon learned that Douglas had an outstanding warrant out of Lafayette, LA for the unauthorized use of a movable. With Douglas having an extensive criminal history, agents received a search warrant for his residence on Rolling Hill Drive. After executing the search warrant of the residence, agents seized four additional assault weapons, marijuana and illegal prescription narcotics.

Also arrested on July 28, 2010 was Marissa H. Douglas (DOB 10.2.81). Marissa was charged with possession with the intent to distribute CDSII narcotics. Robert Blake Douglas was charged possession of a fire arm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, remaining on premises once forbidden and for being a fugitive of another jurisdiction.

Narcotics Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrests:

On July 27, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Bowen Dewey Soulier and Alyssa Renee Johnson.

Agents initiated a traffic stop on a Chrysler Sebring for failure to signal while turning fast off of Milton Road onto Wardline Road. After a records check on the driver, it was learned that Soulier had a simple battery domestic warrant. Soulier was read his Miranda Rights which he indicated he understood.

During this time, Soulier stated that he had Marijuana in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle Agents found a small bag of Marijuana, rolling papers, Marijuana grinder, a Marijuana Pipe and a Bing used to smoke Marijuana.

They also had a 15 year old male and a 11 year old male inside of the vehicle.

Bowen Dewey Soulier w/m dob 06/21/1974
46068 Milton Road Lot #28
Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: Failure to Signal, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Child Desertion and Simple Battery Domestic

Alyssa Renee Johnson w/f dob 06/05/1989
46068 Milton Road Lot #28
Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Child Desertion

TPSO Arrest

TPSO Arrest - HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrests:
On July 27, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Narcotic Agents arrested Christopher Michael Pitre. Agents initiated a traffic stop on a 1999 Lincoln Town Car. During the roadside investigation it was learned that the driver “Pitre” had Marijuana in his possession. Agents also found a small bag of Marijuana in his front pants pocket.
Christopher Michael Pitre b/m dob 09/07/1978
31015 Ed Brown Road
Albany, Louisiana
Charge: Felony Possession of Marijuana and Disturbing the Peace

Two Arrested in Beating

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of two white males in the brutal beating of a 37 year old Hammond man which occurred in the evening hours of Sunday July 25, 2010.
The investigation revealed that the victim and several subjects were drinking beer at a residence on Pumpkin Center Rd. At some point, the subjects gave the victim money to go purchase more alcohol. The subjects then became angry when the victim denied receiving the money. In turn, the subjects brutally beat and kicked the suspect while inside of the residence. It is suspected that the victim was also struck in head with a baseball bat which was recovered from the scene.
The victim is currently in the ICU at a local hospital. He is reported to be in critical condition with massive injuries to the head.
Arrested in this brutal beating were Ricky Mandella, 17 W/M of Hardy St. in Amite and Roy Lee O’Neill, 18 W/M of Pumpkin Center Rd. in Hammond. Both subjects are charged with attempted second degree murder.

12 year old Cold Case Solved

12 year old Cold Case Solved - AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the Criminal Investigations Division of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office closed a 12 year old murder investigation today.
On July 21, 2010, Detective Mike Sticker officially charged 39 year old Eugene Jack Pravata Jr. for the murder of his father Eugene J. Pravata Sr. (W/M DOB 10.15.46).
On November 28, 1998, at approximately 7:10 pm, deputies responded to 12403 A. Robertson Rd. in Tickfaw regarding the shooting of Mr. Pravata Sr. Pravata Sr. was shot with a shot gun under the carport of his residence. As a result of his wounds, Pravata Sr. died in the operating room that same evening.
During the on going investigation, detectives suspected Pravata Jr. of the shooting since the incident occurred. It wasn’t until recently, that Detective Mike Sticker was able to connect Pravata Jr. to the shooting through evidence obtained during the continued investigation.
Pravata Jr. has an extensive criminal history. Parvata Jr. was in the parish jail for violating a parole violation when he was charged with second degree murder.
It is reported that in many “Cold Cases” law enforcement can identify who the suspects are, however cannot link them to the crime. “Cases like these are never forgotten. It is only through hard work, diligence and dedication that we are able to finally put a case such as this to rest.” Sheriff Edwards.

Investigation

AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting which occurred July 18, 2010, at approximately 8:20 pm on Shady Grove Loop near Amite, LA.
Upon investigation, detectives learned that a 40 year old B/M had been shot in the leg and transported to a near by medical facility. The victim is reported to be in good condition.
Detectives discovered that an altercation had taken place between several subjects associated with the victim prior to the shooting. This investigation is on going. Detectives are confident that an arrest is forthcoming.

News Release

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest 24 year old Ervin Gordon of Gordon Lane in Ponchatoula. Gordon was arrested and charged on July 19, 2010 of terrorizing, criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace and for remaining on premises after being forbidden.

Deputies responded to the Gordon Lane residence for the second time on the evening of the July 18, 2010. Gordon repeatedly attempted to aggressively enter the Gordon Lane residence after being asked to leave. Deputies learned that Gordon would continuously return to the residence terrorizing the homeowners. At one point, Gordon cut the phone line to the residence, pried opened a window and began shouting threatening messages to the residents. The victim used her cell phone to call the sheriff’s office.

Gordon fled the scene prior to deputy’s arrival. Deputies canvassed the area for Gordon. Gordon was later observed walking out of a residence on Gordon Lane. Attempting to flee from deputies, Gordon was walking quickly toward a nearby wooded area. With Gordon having a history of narcotics charges and fleeing from Law Enforcement, Deputies John Edwards and Cameron Crocket drew their duty weapons and ordered Gordon. After an extended amount of time, Gordon slowly complied. As Gordon was being detained, he continuously resisted. He was then transported to the parish jail where he was properly booked and charged.

ARREST

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Michael Charles Tyrone, 42 of I-55 Service Road in Ponchatoula. Tyrone was arrested after a stolen vehicle (white 1994 Toyota Camry) was located parked in front of his I-55 Service Road residence.
On July 17, 2010, deputies were advised that Tyrone could be found inside of the residence. Once inside the residence, deputies located Tyrone and took him into custody without incident.
The recovered vehicle was returned to the rightful owner. Tyrone was booked and charged with possession of stolen property and one outstanding FTA warrant.

Wanted Suspect

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for wanted suspect Ashley Nicole Ricker (WF, DOB 11.2.86) of Hwy 445 in Robert, LA. Ricker is wanted on one FTA and one count of identity theft.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ashley Ricker is asked to please call Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO Detective David Copeland at 985.902.2088.

Fatal Vehicle Crash

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on July 18, 2010, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a single vehicle crash on Range Rd. @ Beacon St.
At approximately 2:15 am, a white Chevy Caviler, driven by Michael Morris (W/M age 22) of Hammond, LA, was traveling northbound on Range Road. It is reported that Morris neglected to maneuver his vehicle around a cure on Range Rd. Morris’s vehicle left the road way at Beacon St., went airborne, and swiped a street sign then crashed into a large Pine Tree.
Morris was pronounced dead at the scene. Morris was wearing a seat-belt at the time of the crash.
Speed is believed to be a factor in this incident.

Narcotics Arrest

TICKFAW – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the arrest of Amos Fluker culminates a two month long multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigation. Fifty-four year old Fluker was arrested after an on going investigation which led agents to the knowledge that Fluker was selling crack cocaine from his Fluker McClain residence. Since then, agents have been making undercover purchases of crack cocaine form Fluker at his residence.
On July 15, 2010, at 4:00 pm, agents from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Tri Parish Narcotics Task Force set up surveillance on the stated residence. At approximately 5:30 pm, agents executed the search warrant of Fluker’s residence. As a result, agents found over 3 ounces of crack cocaine in Fluker’s possession. Fluker was then taken into custody. This investigation is on-going. Additional arrests are forthcoming.
Fluker has multiple narcotics related convictions. On July 15, 2010, he was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and for violating probation and parole.
Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information related to illegal narcotics activity to please call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150.

TPSO ARREST

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 25 year old male Giovanni Rodriguez. Rodriguez was arrested at this residence on Morris Rd. after deputies executed an outstanding warrant. Rodriguez was charged with one FTA, second degree battery, felony theft and five counts of resisting arrest by flight.
On Saturday, July 17, 2010, deputies responded to 42281 Mike Dr. in reference to serving felony warrants on Giovanni Rodriguez. Upon arrival, deputies secured the area around the residence and knocked on the door. When the door was opened, deputies requested to speak with Rodriguez. It was stated that Rodriguez was not in the residence and the door was shut and locked from the inside.
At this time, Deputy Marcus McMillian, who was positioned in the back of the residence, observed a subject run out the back door and flee into a wooded area. Deputies pursued the subject into the wooded area for about 50 yards until they were able to stop the subject. Deputies then ordered the subject to lay down and put his hands behind his back. The subject did not comply at this time. After a few moments, the subject identified as Rodriguez, was apprehended by deputies and taken into custody.
Rodriguez was transported to the Parish Jail where he was properly booked and charged.

CRIME STOPPERS

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is requesting your assistance in gathering information regarding a burglary which took place at 43052 Yokum Road, The Harvest Would Outreach Church in Hammond, LA on June 30, 2010.
In the morning hours of June 30, 2010, Deputy Darren DeSalvo responded to the Church regarding the burglary. Upon arrival, he secured the location and observed an area when the suspect(s) gained entry to the building. It is reported that the suspect(s) stole several thousand dollars worth of equipment and property.
It is believed that the burglary took place between midnight and 8:00am on June 30, 2010.
Anyone having information regarding this burglary is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office attention Detective Roy Allbritton at 985.802.2088.

Three burglary suspects caught in the act

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrests:
Jesse Paul Lee, 17
Lee Lane, Amite, LA
Charge: Simple Burglary
On July 16, 2010, Sgt. Terry Lane and Deputy Kirby Varnado responded to Houey Rd. in reference to a burglary in process. Upon arrival deputies learned that a witness observed two unknown black males exiting a near-by homeowners shed with a generator. They also observed a white male standing by as though to be looking out or providing cover for the others. All three subjects then fled in a white Jeep SUV.
The subjects were later observed parked at a residence on Houey Rd. All three subjects were reported to be standing around the vehicle. When deputies arrived at the location, they were able to detain two of the subjects, 17 year old Jessie Paul Lee and a 15 year old white male. The third subject, later identified as Shaun Route, 17 of Roseland, LA, fled the scene on foot. Further investigation led deputies to the stolen generator as well as numerous others items which are believed to be stolen property.
Lee was transported to the parish jail for booking while the juvenile was released to TPSO Juvenile Detective Danny Sharkey.
Upon arrest, Route faces simple burglary charges.
The juvenile was also charged with simple burglary and released to a family member.

Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrest:

On July 14, 2010, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Narcotic Agents arrested Orlando Nahum Upshaw on 2 FTA's and being in possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Agents received information that individuals where selling illegal prescription pills, marijuana and crack cocaine off of Hwy. 1064 in front of the Hot Spot Bar. Agents arrived at the location and observed
Upshaw meet with an unidentified white male. After the white male left the scene, Agents approached Upshaw and found him to be in possession of CDS II and a semi automatic .22 caliber pistol.

Orlando Nahum Upshaw b/m /dob 03/10/1971
Fendalson Lane Hammond, Louisiana
Charge: 2 FTA's and Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance

Wanted Suspect

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for 28 year old Jackson Cleveland of Morris Rd. in Hammond Rd. Cleveland was stated to be occupying a two-toned gray1998 Ford Crown Victoria with large rear tires when he fired shots at a subject at approximately 11pm on July 13, 2010.
Deputies responded to a residence on Chapman Rd. where they learned that the complaint and suspect were engaged in a verbal argument which was suspected to turn physical. As the complaint made his way to the edge of the roadway, Cleveland pulled the vehicle over and fired several shots from a semi-automatic. The suspect then fled the scene at a high rate of speed.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cleveland to please call Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the TPSO at 985.902.2088.

TPSO ARREST

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 25 year old male Giovanni Rodriguez. Rodriguez was arrested at this residence on Morris Rd. after deputies executed an outstanding warrant. Rodriguez was charged with one FTA, second degree battery, felony theft and five counts of resisting arrest by flight.
On Saturday, July 17, 2010, deputies responded to 42281 Mike Dr. in reference to serving felony warrants on Giovanni Rodriguez. Upon arrival, deputies secured the area around the residence and knocked on the door. When the door was opened, deputies requested to speak with Rodriguez. It was stated that Rodriguez was not in the residence and the door was shut and locked from the inside.
At this time, Deputy Marcus McMillian, who was positioned in the back of the residence, observed a subject run out the back door and flee into a wooded area. Deputies pursued the subject into the wooded area for about 50 yards until they were able to stop the subject. Deputies then ordered the subject to lay down and put his hands behind his back. The subject did not comply at this time. After a few moments, the subject identified as Rodriguez, was apprehended by deputies and taken into custody.
Rodriguez was transported to the Parish Jail where he was properly booked and charged.

CRIME STOPPERS

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is requesting your assistance in gathering information regarding a burglary which took place at 43052 Yokum Road, The Harvest Would Outreach Church in Hammond, LA on June 30, 2010.
In the morning hours of June 30, 2010, Deputy Darren DeSalvo responded to the Church regarding the burglary. Upon arrival, he secured the location and observed an area when the suspect(s) gained entry to the building. It is reported that the suspect(s) stole several thousand dollars worth of equipment and property.
It is believed that the burglary took place between midnight and 8:00am on June 30, 2010.
Anyone having information regarding this burglary is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office attention Detective Roy Allbritton at 985.802.2088.

Narcotics Arrest

TICKFAW – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the arrest of Amos Fluker culminates a two month long multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigation. Fifty-four year old Fluker was arrested after an on going investigation which led agents to the knowledge that Fluker was selling crack cocaine from his Fluker McClain residence. Since then, agents have been making undercover purchases of crack cocaine form Fluker at his residence.
On July 15, 2010, at 4:00 pm, agents from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Tri Parish Narcotics Task Force set up surveillance on the stated residence. At approximately 5:30 pm, agents executed the search warrant of Fluker’s residence. As a result, agents found over 3 ounces of crack cocaine in Fluker’s possession. Fluker was then taken into custody. This investigation is on-going. Additional arrests are forthcoming.
Fluker has multiple narcotics related convictions. On July 15, 2010, he was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and for violating probation and parole.
Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information related to illegal narcotics activity to please call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150.

Undercover Operation Leads to Multiple Arrests.

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrests.
Sheriff Edwards led an undercover narcotics sting operation which has taken place over the past 30 days in our Parish. This operation was conducted by Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents and TriParish Narcotics Agents.
Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Agents and TriParish Narcotics Agents have been making undercover narcotics buys from the following suspects. Additional arrests are forthcoming.
Arrested on July 13, 2010:
Annie Bell Dillon b/f dob 10/15/1958
19254 State Line Road
Kentwood, Louisiana
Charge: 2 cts. Distribution of Schedule II

Kedarrell Antoine Cooper b/m dob 06/22/1983
1106 Petty Street
Kentwood, Louisiana
Charge: Possession of Marijuana

Obadiah Mario Hampton b/m dob 05/18/1981
500 Avenue F Kentwood, Louisiana
Charge: Distribution of Marijuana

Ronald McCarrol w/m dob 05/02/1965 (Livingston Parish Jail)
28635 Patsy McCarrol
Holden, Louisiana
Charge: Operation, Creation, Possession of a Methamphetamine Laboratory

Alvie Edward Rohner w/m dob 01/06/1973 (Livingston Parish Jail)
28972 Hwy. 43
Albany, Louisiana
Charge: Operation, Creation, Possession of a Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory and Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Krystle Nicole Graham w/f dob 03/12/1981
19478 Rolling Pines Drive
Amite, Louisiana
Charge: Operation, Creation, Possession of a Methamphetamine Laboratory and Manufacturing Methamphetamine

Tonia Lynn West w/f dob 02/03/1980
20074 Hwy. 22 Lot #1
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Charge: Possession of a Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratory, Possession of Schedule II, Possession of Schedule I and Distribution of Schedule V.

WANTED Suspect

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division is looking for wanted suspect Jamie Crayton, (w/f, DOB 11.8.85) of Robert, LA.

Crayton is wanted by the TPSO on the charge theft by fraud. Additional charges are pending. Crayton is also believed to be connected with several area burglaries and thefts which have occurred in our parish over the past few months.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Crayton is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245 or Detective Raymond Mauterer at 985.902.2037.

Narcotics Arrest

TANGIPAHOA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents executed a search warrant on Center Street in the Village of Tangipahoa. The execution of this warrant resulted in the arrest of three local residents:
Jeremy Lamar Coleman b/m dob 03/05/1981
12393 Center Street
Tangipahoa, Louisiana

Kemora Tynell Cook b/f dob 09/12/1981
12549 Tangipahoa Road
Tangipahoa, Louisiana

Kendrick Jamaal Fultz b/m dob 03/10/1979
11077 East Peckerwood Road
Kentwood, Louisiana
Agents have been purchasing marijuana from the Center Street residence for approximately one month. As a result of the searching the residence, agents located 4 pounds of marijuana, 31 Loratab, Digital Scale, Jimenez Arms 9mm Pistol and a approximately $1,300 Dollars in cash.
On July 9, 2010, all three subjects were arrested and charged with carrying weapons w/ possession of CDS.

Buckle-Up America!

Buckle-Up America!  - AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards presents Parish President Gordon Burgess with road signs reminding Tangipahoa Parish to “Buckle Up”. These signs are a part of Sheriff Edward’s efforts in partnering with other Law Enforcement Agencies in reducing fatalities as a result not being restrained while traveling in vehicles. Parish President Gordon Burgess is proud to be part of this crusade and will place these reminders throughout the parish.

It is reported that in 2008, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,250 lives. As a whole, seat belts have saved over 75,000 lives during the 5-year period from 2004 to 2008.

It is noted that children who grow up wearing seatbelts tend to become seat belt wearing drivers. What better reason to buckle up then to protect our children and their futures.

“Not only is not wearing a seatbelt dangerous, it is against the law. Don’t take your safety and the lives of your family and others for granted. Buckle up in Tangipahoa Parish.” Sheriff Edwards

Suspect Charged

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that attempted murder suspect Calvin T. Gallo (DOB 7.31.89) of Hammond, LA, turned himself in yesterday July 7, 2010.

On July 26, 2010 at approximately 1:15am, deputies responded to Lavigne Rd. in reference to a shooting. A 36 year old black male was shot in the chest outside of the Lavigne Rd. residence. At the time, no one on the scene could provide deputies any information regarding the incident or the shooter.

Deputies logged several items form the scene and marked them as evidence. After an extensive investigation, TPSO detectives discovered that Calvin T. Gallo was responsible for the shooting.

On July 7, 2010, Gallo turned himself in to Detective Raymond Foster and was officially charged with attempted second degree murder.

WANTED Suspect Arrested

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 39 year old wanted suspect Antonio Darnell Sheridan of Tickfaw, LA.

Sheridan was arrested on July 8, 2010, after fleeing from deputies on Durbin Rd. Sheridan fled into a wooded area after giving deputies false information regarding his identity. Knowing the suspects true identity, Deputy Nathan Manton attempted to approach the suspect. At this time, Sheridan fled on foot ignoring deputy’s verbal commands to stop. All units were notified of Sheridan’s escape.

Moments later, deputies were advised of a possible location of Sheridan’s whereabouts. Deputies responded to a Durbin Rd. residence where they located Sheridan. Sheridan was taken into custody without further incident. Sheridan was charged with 2 counts of resisting an officer (providing a false name and flight on foot). Deputy Manton also advised Sheridan he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant for aggravated battery and outstanding warrant for being a fugitive from Department of Corrections through Baton Rouge Probation and Parole and for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

35- Year old man arrested for beating female.

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 35 year old Jesse F. Yuan of Amite, LA. Yaun was arrested and charged with second degree battery, simple battery and simple assault. Yaun was booked on these charges after deputies responded to an Amite residence where it was reported that Yaun beat a female victim to the ground. Due to her injuries, the female victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and released.
Upon making contact with Yaun, he simply stated that he was ready to go to jail. Yaun was taken into custody and transported to the Parish Jail where he was processed and booked accordingly.

MISSING PERSON

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Division is looking for missing person Robert Lulou, (w/m, 39yoa) of 43451 Olive Branch Rd. in Hammond, LA. Robert was last seen by friends on July 2, 2010. Robert left a friends residence in Bel Air Subdivision at approximately 2:30 am and no one has seen or heard from him since.
Robert is a war veteran and has been known to leave at times, however this time his family is deeply concerned this time. It was reported that Robert was wearing jeans and K-Swiss tennis shoes when he left the residence in Bel Air Subdivision.
Robert is 5’8” tall, approximately 175 lbs with blue eyes.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Robert Lulou is asked to please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Dayle Athmann at 985.902.2088.

New Release

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following arrests:
On July 9, 2010, deputies arrested:
Chaz E. Anderson, 23 of Bush Lane in Hammond, LA
William Shugars, 19 of River Bend in Maurepaus, LA
Candance E. Develle, 18 of White Oak Dr. in Prairieville, LA
The above stated subjects were charged with possession of marijuana, possession of CDS I, possession of CDS IV and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
On July 9, 2010, at approximately 2:20 am, Deputy Jonathan Manton responded to the Kangaroo Gas Station on Puma Dr. in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, deputy observed an unknown white female being pulled away from a gold colored vehicle. Deputy Manton immediately made contact with the driver identified as 23 year old Chaz Anderson. At this time he learned that the unknown female approached the vehicle in an effort to engage in an altercation with one of Anderson’s passengers. Deputy Manton asked Anderson and his three passengers to exit the vehicle. Deputy Manton soon learned that Anderson was driving under a suspended driver’s license. Two of Anderson’s passengers were able to provide identification cards while one stated that she lost hers at a local bar that evening. She stated her name and advised Deputy Manton that she was born 7.28.91 and was 18 yoa.
At this time, Deputy Manton asked Anderson if he had anything illegal in the vehicle to which he replied no. He then gave Deputy Manton consent to search the vehicle. Deputy Manton located a Kool Cigarette pack with a clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy material suspected to be Marijuana. Deputy Manton also located a plastic prescription bottle containing 1and 1/2 blue pills in the middle arm rest of the rear seat. Deputy Manton advised all subjects that they under arrest and would be transported to the Parish Jail. Upon arriving at the Parish Jail, Deputy Manton learned that the female subject who lost her identification card, gave him false information. The female subject was actually a minor and lied about her age.
The juvenile was removed from the Parish Jail and soon released to her parents. The juvenile subject was charged with possession of Marijuana, Possession of Sch I, MADA , (Ecstacy), Possession of Sch IV, Alprazolam, ( XANAX). and for resisting an officer for providing false date of birth during an investigation.
All other subjects were processed and booked accordingly. Anderson was also charged with a DWI and driving under a suspended license.


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