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Hammond, Louisiana 70403
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(985) 748-8147 Amite


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Man Hunt Continues

KENTWOOD – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the sheriff’s office and numerous partnering law enforcement agencies continue to search for wanted fugitive 36 year old Kaunda Magee. 12 days ago, MAGEE fled on foot after leading deputies on a chase from Washington Parish into Tangipahoa.

MAGEE is wanted by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office for an incident which occurred on October 3, 2011, in Washington Parish. MAGEE has outstanding warrants for Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape and 4 counts of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer. MAGEE now faces numerous charges in Tangipahoa Parish including the Attempted Murder of TPSO K9 Titan.

MAGEE was last seen on October 21, 2011, where he walked up the back door of a residence and asked if he could enter the home. When he was rejected, he fled back into the heavily wooded area. MAGEE was reported to be wearing camouflage pants, a green hooded shirt and black lace up boots. As reported sightings of MAGEE flood the sheriff's office, deputies and law enforcement agencies are aggressively responding to investigate each lead.

The 12 day man hunt has taken place primarily within a heavily wooded area from Kentwood to East Fork. "We have gone after this aggressively," states Sheriff Edwards. "We have received an abundance of support from 15 additional law agencies and from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.”

Sheriff Edwards has announced a combined $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture and arrest of MAGEE. Anyone having information is asked to call the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985.345.6150 or 911.

To report anonymous tips, contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

UPDATE - Man Hunt

Hammond- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that Washington Parish Fugitive, 36 year old Kahnuda Magee, is still at large. Searches are still taking place in Washington and Tangipahoa Parishes.
There have been several reported sightings of Magee in both parishes. Currently a search is taking place in the Kentwood area. Yesterday, several residences were burglarized near the perimeter of the search area; therefore the sheriff’s office is exhausting all resources in the efforts to keep the community safe. We are asking that you keep your doors locked at all times and pay attention to your surroundings. The public is encouraged to report any suspicious activity in you area.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is being supported by OHSEP, Washington Parish SO, St. Tammany Parish SO, LSP, Slidell PD, the US Marshal’s Services and US Customs.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Magee is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that on October 7th and 8th the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Hammond Police Department returned over 10k worth of stolen property to its rightful owners. We would like to thank everyone who stopped by in the efforts of claiming their property.

Crime Stoppers

INDEPENDENCE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Worthless Checks Unit of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for Lisa Deni Harris, (BF, DOB 6.9.66) of 57297 Hano Rd. in Independence. HARRIS is wanted for issuing worthless check’s to a local business in our parish.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of HARRIS is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.552.5245.

Detective Vic Ferrara is the lead detective on this case.


Arrest - HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on October 16, 2011, at approximately 3:50 AM, deputies arrested 20 year old Adam B. Onnebane of Jennifer Jean St. in Baton Rouge for DWI.
Deputy Sean Riley observed a white Ford Ranger traveling east bound on Interstate 12 near the I-55 interchange, swerving from side to side and crossing the center line of traffic. At one point, the vehicle crossed two lanes of traffic to exit the interstate nearly striking Deputy Riley’s unit.
Deputy Riley initiated the traffic stop and identified the driver as ONNEBANE. ONNEBANE was stumbling and laughing as he made his way to the rear of his vehicle. Deputy could detect a strong odor of alcoholic emanating from ONNEBANE as he spoke. At this time, Riley detained ONNEBANE and performed a field sobriety check. Upon completion, ONNEBANE was arrested and transported to the parish jail where he provided a breath sample.
ONNEBANE tested over the limit for alcohol consumption and cheered openly regarding his results. ONNEBANE was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.


ARREST - TANGIPAHOA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 47 year old Charles J. Russell of 70463 Jules Waller Rd. in Kentwood. RUSSELL was arrested and charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals after illegally shooting a Blue Tick Coon Dog last week.
Several hunters were raccoon hunting in the area of Hwy 440, west of 1-55, when they sent their hunting dogs on a track. Within moments, the hunters heard dogs barking and then heard five gun shots. The men ran into the wooded area where they heard the shots and observed a white male run into a residence and quickly turn off all the lights. The hunters made contact with the male subject in the residence and was granted permission to retrieve their dogs. Upon doing so, they found of the dogs lying dead in a creek bed nearby. It was apparent that the dog had been shot with a shot gun.
Deputies and Wildlife and Fisheries Agents arrived on scene to being an investigation. Upon investigating, deputies located five shotgun cartridges and a large amount of blood where the dogs were reported to be at the time the shots were fired.
As a result of the investigation RUSSELL was charged with LA RS 14.102: B (4), Aggravated Cruelty to Animals.

TPSO Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 26 year old Remus X. Thompson of 19121 Brumfield Lane in Hammond, LA.
In the late hours of Thursday October 6, 2011, deputies responded to Booker Rd. II in reference to a disturbance. Upon investigation, deputies learned that THOMPSON engaged in a physical altercation with another male subject. It was reported that THOMPSON began to strike the subject in the face numerous times and then began throwing his head against the concrete. THOMSPON fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.
Deputies then responded to where THOMPSON was reported to be living to make contact. THOMPSON attempted to flee upon seeing deputies. THOMSPON refused to comply with deputies demands. Once in custody, THOMPSON was still resisting arrest. After a brief altercation, THOMPSON was transported to the parish jail where he was booked and charged with Battery on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Battery, and an outstanding FTA for Second Degree Battery.

TPSO Arrest

AMITE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Friday September 11, 2011, at approximately 12:15 AM, deputies responded to an incident in the parking lot of local establishment in Amite.
While investigating the incident, deputies made contact with 38 year old Louis Perry of Phoenix Sq. in Hammond. PERRY became uncooperative and agitated when deputies asked for his driver’s license. During the time of the investigation, PERRY remained uncooperative and refused to identify himself. As a result, PERRY was arrested and charged with Driving Without a License, No Insurance and for being a Fugitive of Livingston Parish (Open Warrants).


VILLAGE OF TANGIPAHOA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on October 4, 2011, Matthew Jacob Peek, 33 of 15341 Hwy 440 in Kentwood was arrested for allegedly stabbing a female subject after an argument became physical.

PEEK, armed with a knife, began shoving the female during a verbal argument. He then began to wave the knife at the female subsequently stabbing her in the hand.

PEEK was then arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery.

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