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Arrest of 74 yr Old Natalbany Resident

NATALBANY – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 74 year old Natalbany residence Morrison Lee Furlow.   FURLOW was arrested and charged with the Aggravated Rape of a Juvenile. 
On Friday evening, (October 19, 2012), deputies arrested and charged FURLOW after it was reported that several subjects witnessed him forcing himself upon a 3 year old female victim.  Subsequently, FURLOW confessed to his actions during the investigation. 

October Prayer Breakfast

Independence – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards cordially invites you to attend the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Monthly Prayer Breakfast to be held on Wednesday October 24, 2012,
at the Little Bethel Baptist Church in Amite, LA.  The celebration will begin promptly at 7:30 AM.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Fatal Crash

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that at approximately 7:30pm on October 18, 2012, the sheriff’s office investigated a fatal crash which occurred on Wardline Road near Rufas Bankston. 
A 1990 Honda Accord (Vehicle 1), driven by Foster Cooper of 304 Mooney Ave. in Hammond,( B/M, DOB 09/21/1960), was traveling east bound on Wardline Road when he attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone on a bridge. A second vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Caravan, driven by Tamara Gray of 11503 Ken drive in Hammond, ( W/F, DOB 10/01/1968), was traveling west bound on Wardline Road when Cooper entered her lane of travel as he was attempting to pass another vehicle.  Cooper then lost control of his vehicle crossed the center line again and ran head on with Grey’s vehicle.  Foster Cooper was killed upon impact. The passenger in the front right seat was air lifted to a New Orleans hospital and a second passenger in the rear seat, was taken to North Oaks in Hammond.
Tamara Gray and her passengers were also taken to North Oaks with minor injuries.  


INDEPENDENCE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of wanted subject 27 year old Christopher Golman of Lewis Lane of Independence.  
GOLMAN has an extensive criminal history with numerous outstanding warrants.  On Wednesday October 16, 2012, deputies responded to Lewis Lane in Independence to execute an arrest warrant on outstanding Aggravated Battery Charges.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a gold Pontiac traveling toward the residence occupied by GOLMAN.  GOLMAN was then advised to step out of the vehicle numerous times, however he refused.   GOLMAN was then physically removed from the vehicle by deputies and taken into custody.  While extracting GOLMAN from the vehicle, he anchored himself to the driver’s seat making it harder for deputies to execute the arrest.  
GOLMAN was subsequently charged with Resisting Arrest by Force and an open warrant for Aggravated Battery.  


HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the Criminal Investigations Unit is looking for wanted suspect Stanley Howard (3.13.80) of last known address 107 Robert Lane in Hammond, LA. 
HOWARD is wanted for Felony Theft charges.  Anyone knowing the whereabouts of HOWARD is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.    TPSO Detective Vic Ferrera is the lead investigator on this case. 

Narcotics Arrest

LORANGER - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that  today the Burglary Unit and deputies arrested Michael Warren (1.8.82) of Amite and Melvin Howell (5.12.87) of Independence.  Michael Warren has been the target suspect of numerous burglaries in the Loranger area around the 1st of September. The Burglary Unit has two warrants on Michael Warren for attempted burglary and burglary. 
Today, Michael Warren was seen pulling into the Piggly Wiggle in Loranger when he was observed by a patrol deputy.  He then initiated a stop on the vehicle and immediately placed Warren in custody. A search of Michael Warren's vehicle revealed two clear plastic bags both containing two suspected p Klonopin pills. 
As the Burglary Unit detectives arrived on the scene, they identified the passenger as Melvin Howell. The Burglary Unit detectives requested that he exit the vehicle.   As Melvin Howell exited, detectives observed four pills in plain view in the door handle pocket. The pills were identified as suspected 2mg Klonopin.
Michael Warren was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, burglary, and possession of CDS II. Melvin Howell was charged with possession of CDS II.

BAHAM Arrest - Burglary

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 36 year of Allen Baham of Holden on October 11, 2012.  
As the result of an ongoing investigation, BAHAM was arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Attempted Escape, and Criminal Damage to Property and a Parole Violation. 
On October 11, 2012, deputies responded to an alarm at a residence in Belle Foret Subdivision in Ponchatoula.  Upon arrival, it was discovered that the residence had been burglarized.  The sounding alarm must have upset the suspect, having him drop several pieces of jewelry in the yard as he escaped.   Later that day, detectives received word that BAHAM had entered a Cash and Gold Store in Ponchatoula and sold several pieces of the homeowner’s jewelry.  
Detectives were able to positively identify BAHAM and began a search in the area for the suspect.  BAHAM was located and detained at a convenient store in Pumpkin Center later the afternoon.   BAHAM still had in his possession several items that were taken from the Belle Foret residence. 
After interviewing the suspect subsequent to arrest, detectives learned of several other residences where additional stolen property could be found.   Detectives executed a search warrant at an address on Jefferson Dr. in Ponchatoula.  During the search, TV’s, Radios, IPads, jewelry and numerous other items were located.  It is believed that these articles were sold in exchange for cocaine.   All items are being returned to the rightful owners. 
BAHAM is a four time convicted felon.  He is currently on a hold at the Parish Jail.  
Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming. 


INDEPENDENCE- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that in conjunction with the Independence Police Department, Courtney McGee of Ball Park Rd. was arrested and charged on numerous outstanding warrants. 
On October 14, 2012, MCGEE was pulled over for speeding through the town of Independence.  During th traffic stop, MCGEE misrepresented himself by providing a false name.   The investigation revealed his real identity as MCGEE.  
MCGEE had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest.  Subsequently, he was arrested and charged with 2 Counts Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Domestic Abuse Battery, and False Imprisonment. 

TPSO Arrest

AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Amite resident Jamie Mallet, (W/M, 05-17-1977) for sending numerous threatening text messages “cyber stalking”.  
On October 11, 2012, while MALLET was being arrested at this residence, he became aggressively violent, broke free from deputies and fled on foot.  Deputies then responded to MALLET’s girlfriend’s residence with the intentions of locating MALLET.   When they arrived at the Amite residence, the homeowner stated that MALLET was indeed inside the residence.  After several attempts to have MALLET exit the residence on his own accord, Deputy Albert Sharp deployed TPSO K9 Titan into the residence for assistance.  Within moments, Titan was able to apprehend MALLET who was hiding in the bathroom.  
Subsequently, MALLET was taken into custody and charged with the following: 
Cyber Stalking
Criminal Trespass
Disturbing the Peace
Attempted Theft
Public Intimidation
Battery on a Police Officer
Resisting Arrest
Resisting Arrest by Force
Simple Escape
Attempting to Harm a Police Officer
Simple Criminal Damage to Property


HAMMOND - Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
Detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division are providing Internet Safety / Sex Offender Safety education and training at Tangipahoa Parish Schools.  "An important part of the mission of the ICAC Division is to provide students, teachers, parents, and grandparents with the information they need to keep their families safe from sexual predators." --Sheriff Daniel Edwards 
Students and parents from schools in Ponchatoula and Amite will receive the training.  The safety presentations include recent trends in predatory activity as seen by the detectives who conduct the investigations.  As a courtesy to the public, these classes are offered by the sheriff's office free of charge to schools, churches, and civic organizations within Tangipahoa Parish.  
"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 keep our children safe." -----Sheriff Daniel Edwards
To schedule an Internet Safety presentation, contact the public information office at 985 902-2000.

SMITH Arrest

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 37 year old Jimmy Smith of Tickfaw, LA.  
SMITH was taken into custody on October 3rd, after a traffic stop lead to the discovery of illegal narcotics use. 
The traffic stop occurred on HWY 190 while SMITH was traveling in a red Dodge Pick-up truck.   As deputy alerted for SMITH to stop his vehicle, he (SMITH) was observed throwing several items out of the passenger side window.  
SMITH was then advised to exit the vehicle.  The deputy was able to recover the items that were discarded by SMITH.  Recovered items: 1 syringe and a glass smoking pipe (typically used when smoking crack). 
Subsequently, SMITH was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and for driving under a suspended license.  


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that after a two month long investigation, Wesley Naramore (DOB 4.4.81) of Sam Arnold Loop in Hammond was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Burglary, Theft by Fraud, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 
On July 26, 2012, Naramore was taken into custody for the aforementioned charges.  Burglary Division Detectives were able link Naramore to numerous burglaries committed in Tangipahoa Parish.  Naramore may also be responsible for multiple burglaries which have occurred in neighboring parishes.  
On October 1, 2012, Burglary Division Detectives were able identify Naramore as the suspect responsible for looting several homes and vehicles during hurricane Isaac.    As a result, Naramore will be additionally charged with 2 counts of Looting and Theft by Fraud. 
Detectives stated that additional charges and arrests are forthcoming. 

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