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Hammond, Louisiana 70403
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Missing Person

HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announces that the sheriff’s office is offering an additional $1,000.00 reward for information gathered relating to the disappearance of Dena “Sherry” Thomas-Fout.

Dena has been missing from her Loranger residence since August 2, 2009. 42 year FOUT has shoulder length brown hair, brown eyes, 5’2” tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

DENA has not made contact with anyone since being reported missing on August 3, 2009. She was last seen wearing a maroon/red shirt, jeans and tan sandals.

Anyone having information regarding to Dena Fout disappearance is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.

TPSO Investigator Dale Athmann is the lead detective working this case (985 634 9181).


HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:

On September 11, 2013, deputies responded to 48699 Morris Road in reference to a disturbance with weapons.

Upon arrival it was learned that 34 year old Joseph Hall attempted to engage in an altercation with a neighbor. Allegedly, when Hall’s neighbor neglected to engage, Hall pulled out a handgun and fired one shot in the air and threatened him. When deputies made contact with Hall, a convicted felon with a history of violence, he stated that he did indeed fire a shot in the air and then got rid of the weapon. Deputies attempted to locate the weapon to no avail.

Hall was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and illegal discharge of a weapon.

During the investigation it was learned that Hall may have handed the weapon to 19 year old Troy Green. While attempting to locate Green, deputies learned that Green was wanted on several outstanding warrants, criminal trespass, burglary and 1 FTA warrant. Subsequently, upon making contact, Green was taken into custody and charged without incident. .

Crime Stoppers

PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that at approximately 5:15 AM, the janitors from Ponchatoula High School notified the sheriff’s office that the school had been burglarized.

Numerous doors and windows were compromised to gain entry. It has been discovered that several offices and classrooms were burglarized. Detectives are still on site gathering and processing evidence, as well as documenting the items stolen.

All students were directed away form the affected areas until the glass and debris were safely cleared.

At this time, surveillance videos are being reviewed. Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with knowledge of this morning’s incident to please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Sheriff Edwards is also offering an additional $500.00 reward for any information leading up to the identity and/or arrest of the suspect(s).

TPSO Arrest Independence Man

HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that 23 year old Bobby Ray Dyson, of Guiteau Mill Rd. in Fluker, turned himself in yesterday at approximately 5:00 PM, on the charges of simple kidnapping and forcible rape.

On September 3, 2013, at 12:30AM, Dyson contacted a former girlfriend and stated that he was parked in her driveway and wanted to talk. When the victim exited her residence, allegedly Dyson grabbed her and forced her into his vehicle against her will.

Dyson continued to forcibly detain the victim as he drove to an unknown location north of Arcola and aggressively raped the victim.

The suspect then dropped the victim off on the side of the road several blocks away from her residence and fled.

The victim was able to walk back to her residence and contacted the sheriff’s office. Detectives were able to make contact with Dyson and advised him to turn himself in.

Dyson complied without further incident. Dyson is in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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