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TPSO News Release
For Immediate Release from Sheriff Daniel Edwards
Hammond - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that the vehicle used in the Ryan’s Deli burglary has been recovered and processed for evidence. The vault stolen from inside of the ATM machine has also been recovered.
On Monday, April 29th, the sheriff’s office was notified that vault stolen form the Ryan’s Deli burglary was recovered on Choctaw Rd. in Baton Rouge, LA. TPSO Detectives retrieved the vault and were abele to positively match it to the Ryan’s Deli ATM Machine.
Over the course of the investigation, it was learned through video surveillance that the vehicle used in the burglary was a white pick-up F250 work truck. Ironically, the same type of vehicle was reported stolen to the Hammond Police Department that morning. On Wednesday May 1, 2013, through collaborative efforts with the HPD, the stolen pick-up was recovered abandoned behind North Cypress Fitness Center in Hammond. The truck contained numerous amounts of evidence which verified that it was indeed the vehicle used in the burglary.
Through additional video camera footage, it is believed that the suspect(s) deserted the pick-up truck behind the fitness center minutes after the burglary occurred. It is also believed that the suspect(s) left the area in a maroon Cougar with a silver or grey stripe on the sides.
If anyone has information regarding this burglary or possible suspects, please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.
Original Release Date April 30, 2013
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in gathering information regarding an incident which occurred some time last night at Ryan’s Deli located at 43195 South Range Rd.
At approximately 10:30 PM, on April 28, 2013, the sheriff’s office received several calls regarding reports that the front wall of a local business was collapsed and the business was exposed to the public.
According to several witnesses at the scene, a white colored pickup truck backed up to the front entrance of the establishment, hooked a chain to the front doors and pulled them down. The suspect(s) then placed the chain around the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) inside of the store and pulled it out of the establishment.
Upon arrival, deputies verified that the container holding the machine’s money was missing.
That is all of the information we have at this time. Sheriff Edwards is asking for anyone having knowledge of this burglary to contact Crime Stoppers immediately at 800.554.5245.


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 2 burglary suspects on April 29, 2013.
Deputy Leo Tate responded to a residence on Hwy 190 West in reference to a burglary. Once on scene, Deputy Tate interviewed witnesses and canvased the area gathering information.
As a result of his efforts, he was able to identify 35 year old Nicole Pierce and 48 year old Dewayne White, both of Hammond, as the burglary suspects. Tate located both subjects and placed them in custody. Tate was also able to recover the stolen items.
Both subjects were arrested and charged with unauthorized of an inhabited dwelling and White was additionally charged with burglary.
White remains in the parish jail.

TPSO - Multiple Arrests

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports with great joy that the 2013 Strawberry Festival was a success. He would also like to acknowledge the supporting law enforcement agencies that extended their assistance during the festival.
“As the result of any large gathering for such an event, numerous disturbances occurred which were immediately handled by deputies.” Edwards states. Additionally, deputies manning the command center reunited 32 lost children back with their families.
The sheriff’s office is reporting that 8 subjects that were arrested and transported to parish jail over the weekend and warrants were issued for one subject.
Treondus Brumfield (DOB 10.7.92 of Ponchatoula, LA)
Charge: Disturbing the peace
Jabarie Jones (DOB 5.17.90 of Hattiesburg, MS)
Charge: Disturbing the peace
Johnny Coleman (DOB 8.1.92 of Hammond, LA)
Charge: Disturbing the peace
Terrell Town (DOB 6.12.95 of Ponchatoula, LA)
Charge: Disturbing the peace
Abraham Turner (DOB 11.24.86 of Ponchatoula, LA)
Charge: Disturbing the peace, aggravated battery, and resisting arrest by force
Joshua Clay (DOB 6.28.80 of Forest City, AR)
Charge: Aggravated battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace and 3 counts of resisting arrest by force
Dionte Brumfield (DOB 12.20.94 of Ponchatoula, LA)
Charge: Disturbing the peace
Marquis Square (DOB 10.5.94 of Baton Rouge, LA)
Charge: Carrying a concealed weapon and disturbing the peace
Jessica Cousin (17 years of age of Ponchatoula, LA)
Warrants issued for : Disturbing the peace and interfering with a police investigation.


INDEPENDENCE – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 20 year old Tommy St Romain of Independence, LA. St Romain was caught by deputies at his residence in bed with a 15 year old female. It appears that he has been engaged in a sexual relationship with juvenile for some time.
Subsequently, at 8:30 PM, on April 12th, St Romain was taken into custody at his residence on Hwy 51 and charged with 10 counts of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.
He remains in the parish jail awaiting bond.


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Hit and Run suspect Gary Shannon (B/M. 05/20/1970). Shannon is being charged with 1 count Negligent Injury and 1 count Felony Hit & Run.
On April 9, 2013, Gary Shannon was traveling on East Park Avenue when he struck a pedestrian with his vehicle and then fled the scene. The victim came to rest in a near by ditch severely injured.
The victim’s daughter stated that he was out walking the dog, as he does every evening, when he was apparently struck by the vehicle. The victim’s daughter found her father lying the ditch when she was leaving his residence and dialed 911.
Unfortunately, no witness came forward to provide assistance regarding details of the incident.
Deputies were able to locate several vehicle parts at the scene as evidence and began canvasing the area for what believed to be a white Dodge pick-up truck.
On April 10, 2013, at approximately 2:00 pm, Shannon turned himself in to the Hammond Police Department stating that he struck and possibly killed a man. Shannon was then transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was subsequently charged. Shannon remains in parish awaiting bond.
The victim remains in critical condition.


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for assistance in gathering information regarding the unexplained death of 23 year old Joseph David Hayden of Olivia Holton Rd.
On April 12, 2000, the sheriff’s office received notice that 23 year old Hayden was missing since having dinner with his mother the previous evening at approximately 5:50 PM. His truck, keys and all of his belongings were all in tact, the only thing missing was Joseph Hayden. Although Hayden was upset about an existing relationship, his family stated that it wasn’t like him to just leave, especially with out communicating.
Regretfully, on April 13, 2000, Hayden’s lifeless body was located in a field near by his residence on Olivia Holton Rd. The autopsy reports revealed that Hayden’s death is of an unknown cause and reflects a negative Toxicology report. His body also did not reveal an automatic cause of death.
In an effort to close this case and bring Hayden’s family some closure, Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information regarding the death of Joseph David Hayden to please contact Detective Mike Sticker at 985.902.2088.

TPSO Arrest

Hammond – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports:
Wanted suspect 30 year old Michael Kennedy of Hammond, LA, was taken into custody on April 4, 2013, when he arrived at the sheriff’s office wanted to make a report on a case which was unrelated to his outstanding warrants. While making his statement, Detective Mike Moore recognized him as the wanted suspect of an on-going investigation.
Detective Mike Moore and LSP Trooper Barry Ward have been investigating Kennedy and his whereabouts for over the past 30 days. It was reported that Kennedy had been staying in the Baton Rouge area. Numerous attempts to make contact with Kennedy were made to no avail.
Subsequently, Detective Moore placed Kennedy in custody and charged him with Criminal Damage to Property, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhibited Dwelling and Simple Assault.
Kennedy was released April 5, 2013 on a $13,000 property bond.


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 26 year old Deundray Kendell Evans of Hammond for Aggravated Second Degree Battery.
April 5, 2013, at approximately 5:30 AM, Deputy David Bryant responded to a Wardline Road residence in reference a physical altercation. Upon arrival it was learned that the suspect was engaged in an argument with a female subject when he armed himself with a screwdriver and began to stabbing her. She fled to a nearby residence for her safety.
Deputies then attempted to locate EVANS at his residence. With negative contact, deputies contacted the homeowner who agreed to open the residence. Deputies then entered the residence and located EVANS laying on the floor hiding under a blanket.
Subsequently, EVANS was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Second Degree Battery.
Evans is currently in the parish jail awaiting bond.

TPSO Arrest

Hammond – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
As the result of an on-going investigation, burglary suspect, 37 year old Jimmy Smith of Columbia, La, was taken into custody on a burglary charge.
On March 26, 2012, Deputy Brandon Cox responded to a residence on HWY 190 near the Parish line in reference to a residential burglary. Upon meeting with the complaint, Deputy Cox learned that the residence was equipped with video surveillance. At this time, Cox notified the sheriff’s office Burglary Unit for assistance.
Upon investigation, it was reveled that the video surveillance system was able to capture the suspect and suspect’s vehicle on camera. Being so close to the Livingston Parish Line, Captain Leon Winstead of the Albany Police Department offered his assistance.
On March 28, 2013, Captain Winstead alerted TPSO investigators that the suspect vehicle was located at a residence in Albany, La. Investigators, along with Capt. Winstead responded to the reported residence and made contact with Jimmy Smith. Smith was positively identified as the burglary suspect caught on surveillance video.
At this time, Smith was asked to report to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for further questioning. Smith complied.
During the investigation, Smith subsequently confessed to the burglary and was taken onto custody and charged with the burglary. Investigators made a partial recovery of the stolen items.
Smith was released on a $50,500 property bond.


Hammond – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of multiple burglary suspect 18 year old Travis T. Troxler of Ponchatoula.
On April 2, 2013, Deputy Leo Tate responded to a residence on Redwood Dr. in reference to a call for service. Upon making contact with the complaint, Tate learned that wanted suspect Travis Troxler, was responsible for damaging several pieces of property at the Rosewood Dr. residence. Knowing that Troxler had numerous outstanding warrants for previous burglaries, Tate contacted the TPSO’s Burglary Unit.
That same day, TPSO Investigators were able to locate Troxler at a residence in Amite. Upon contact, he was immediately taken into custody and charged with 2 cts of attempted burglary, 2 cts of felony theft and 6 cts of burglary.

Arrest of 74 yr Old Natalbany Resident

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 36 year old Antonio Haley of Hammond. On April 2, 2013, Haley was arrested after being pulled over on Airport Road for having a stolen license plate on his black Lexus.
When Haley was ordered to exit the vehicle, he was observed throwing a small plastic baggie near the front tire of the driver’s side. After Haley was safely detained and in custody, deputies were able to retrieve the small plastic baggie. Upon investigation, it is reported that the baggie contained a white substance suspected to be cocaine. Deputies also located marijuana on the front passenger seat of the vehicle.
Subsequently, Haley was transported to the parish jail and booked accordingly.
Charges: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, Possession of marijuana, and possession of stolen property.

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