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Wanted Subject Arrested

For Immediate Release

September 23, 2020

TPSO Deputies arrest fugitive from Livingston Parish

HAMMOND, LA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of 43-year-old Troy Michael Fleming of Ponchatoula, LA.

Fleming was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office on numerous outstanding felony warrants.

On September 18, 2020, TPSO deputies located Fleming hiding in the closet of a residence on Khonke Hill Rd. Upon discovery, Fleming was given loud verbal commands to exit the closet, however, he refused to comply. As deputies attempted to detain the subject, he began to violently resist arrest. TPSO K9 Vhari was deployed to assist deputies due Fleming’s violent behavior.

During the encounter, Fleming placed both arms around K9 Vhari's neck and began choking the K9 deputy. After a brief struggle, Fleming was taken into custody.

Fleming remains behind bars on the following charges:

1 count- Attempted injuring or killing of a Police Animal (Felony)

3 counts - Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence (Felony)

1 count - Attempted disarming of a Police Officer (Felony)

3 counts- Battery on a Police Officer (Felony)

1 count - Outstanding Warrants

1 count - Probation Violation

Fugitive from another jurisdiction