One cannot plan for the unexpected.
-WANTED Man arrested for home invasion after tipsters alerted detectives that the subject was to appear in court on unrelated charges.
On August 23, 2017, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office began working on a tip that 32- year- old Stephan Thomas of Ponchatoula, LA, who was wanted by the TPSO for a home invasion that occurred on Sept. 1, 2016, in Tickfaw, LA- was summoned to appear at the Amite Courthouse for 9:00 a.m. that yesterday on unrelated charges.
Detectives responded to the courthouse only to discover Thomas sitting patiently - anticipating his turn to appear before the court. Detectives respectfully waited for Thomas to have his time at the bench before making contact and placing him into custody. Thomas, who was also wanted by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for home invasion and by the ATF on a weapons charge, was subsequently taken to the parish jail where he was charged with home invasion, auto theft and false imprisonment.
Surprisingly enough, while TPSO detectives were in the courthouse waiting to apprehend Thomas, they observed 22-year- old Deande Wheeler of Ponchatoula, - who was wanted by the TPSO on the charges of principle to second degree murder and accessory to second degree murder for his alleged participation in the murder of 19-year -old Leroy Sims III on July 31,2017. Consequently, Wheeler was taken into custody and transported to the parish jail for processing.
Wow, I’m sure they didn’t see that coming – and neither did we!
Also connected to this homicide is 23-year- old Edward Earl Marshall III of Hammond, LA. The accused is still at large and is actively being sought by the TPSO for his alleged connection to Sims death. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Marshall is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.
Original Release on Thomas:
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PONCHATOULA, LA – (February 14, 2017) - On February 06, 2017, at approximately 3:40 p.m., 36 year old Angel Perilloux was taken into custody after a roadside investigation led to the discovery of illegal narcotics.
Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Perilloux’ s vehicle as she was traveling on Hwy 22 near W. Sam Arnold Loop. During the traffic stop, deputies were overwhelmed by the smell of freshly burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. In learning that Perrilloux was a wanted fugitive, she was immediately taken into custody. Perilloux’ s two passengers were also detained pending the investigation.
After conducting interviews, detectives were able to obtain and execute a search warrant at Perilloux’s address on Sam Arnold Loop. A search of the residence revealed a large amount of U.S. Currency and illegal narcotics. Marijuana was even located inside of children’s toys throughout the home.
Subsequently, 36 year old Angel Perilloux was charged with Possession with the intent to distribute of CDSI and CDSII narcotics, Possession of CDSIV and an outstanding felony warrant for Obstruction of justice and Felon in possession of a firearm. No charges were placed against her passengers.
Perilloux is also known to be connected to wanted subject 21- year -old Stephan Thomas of Ponchatoula, LA.
Thomas is wanted for his participation in an aggravated burglary that occurred at a residence on Blossom Drive on September 1, 2016, in which the homeowner stated at about 7:00 a.m. several unknown subjects broke into his residence, held him at gunpoint, and zip tied his arms and legs together before subsequently fleeing the residence in the homeowner’s car.
21 –year- old Stephan Thomas has been identified as one of the alleged suspects.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Thomas is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. Upon his arrest, Thomas will be charged with Aggravated burglary, False imprisonment, and Auto theft.
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TPSO Press Release - UPDATE – It’s never to late to do the right thing. We need your help.
HAMMOND, LA – (August 15, 2017) - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in locating two wanted subjects connected to a shooting that occurred in the evening hours of July 31, 2017.
On the evening of 07-31-2017, Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for service related to a shooting on Bruce Allen Lane Hammond, Louisiana. Upon arrival of deputies, it was discovered 19-year Leroy T. Sims III had succumbed to injuries sustained from gunshots and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Through the course of investigations, Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division Detectives were able to identify and arrest Stephen Antonio Brown on charges related to the death of Sims III. In addition, detectives were able to develop additional persons responsible for participating in the commission of, as well as to have participated in activities following the crime. Edward Earl Marshall III (B/M 10-31-1994) of Hammond and Deandre Wheeler (B/M 12-19-1994) of Ponchatoula were found to have committed criminal actions before, during and after the shooting death of Sims III.
Marshall III and Wheeler have additionally elected to not cooperate with authorities investigating the case. Marshall III and Wheeler have further provided more efforts to derailing the investigation, as well as to tamper and withhold physical evidence of the crime.
At this time, detectives believe that one or more persons we’ve talked to during this investigation has relative information related to this case and/or knows the whereabouts of these two fugitives. We understand that being afraid or being protective of those involved may be reasons for not coming forward, however we are trying to bring justice for the untimely death of a 19-year old male victim.
The TPSO is asking for assistance in locating Edward Earl Marshall III and Deandre Wheeler. Both Marshall III and Wheeler are sought by the TPSO for Accessory to 2nd Degree Murder and Principal to 2nd Degree Murder. Information collected during the investigation suggests the individuals should be considered as armed and usually under the influence of controlled dangerous substances. Caution should be used when coming in contact.
Just so you know, we are relentless and we are not giving up. We will find these two guys.
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can do so while leaving us a tip. That tip could lead to a cash reward! Please contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.
From: Dawn Panepinto
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:24 PM
Subject: 2017 -TPSO Press Release- Aug 1 - Crime Stoppers.doc
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HAMMMOND, LA – (August 1, 2017) – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is asking for your assistance in locating two person’s of interest in a shooting that occurred last night around 9:40 p.m. on Bruce Allen Rd. in Hammond.
The shooting claimed the life of 19-year old Leroy Sims III of Hammond. LA. Sims was shot multiple times and pounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation reveals that illegal drug activity is at the source of the motive in this case.
At this time, TPSO detectives are looking for 38-year old Steven Antonio Brown – aka Bo-Peep- of Hammond, LA. and Edward Marshall, approximately 23-years old of Hammond, LA. Both of these subjects are allegedly connected to a black in color 2006 BMW.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of these two subjects is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245.