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  • Walker couple pleads guilty to child cruelty, drug charges

    September 2, 2014 4:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A couple arrested by police in June for leaving their 6-month-old daughter locked in a parked car at a Walker department store pleaded guilty to the child cruelty and drug charges against them on Tuesday. Billy Arthur Henry Jr., 35, was sentenced to four years at hard... more »
  • Mother accused of punching bus driver arrested

    September 1, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mother facing felony charges for her alleged attack on an elementary school bus driver was arrested over the weekend, according to Baton Rouge police. The incident occurred on Aug. 22 when Jasmine Cleveland, 22, boarded the bus on Osceola Street, cursed the driver out and... more »
  • Bookkeeper accused of stealing $500,000 arrested

    September 1, 2014 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Denham Springs woman accused of using her bookkeeping business to steal over $500,000 from one of her clients was arrested in New Orleans on Friday. Jefferson Parish police say the owner of Accurate Business Services LLC, 40-year-old Kristin Koenig, wrote checks to herself rather than... more »
  • Police identify officer who shot DWI suspect Play Video

    August 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the officer Monday who shot a suspected drunk driver after he resisted arrest early Sunday morning. BRPD identified the officer as Matthew Jackson, a five year veteran of the Baton Rouge force. Jackson has been placed on paid administrative leave as... more »
  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • Police: man shot Baker teen in self-defense, booked on drug charges

    August 29, 2014 3:55 PM

    BAKER - Police said they arrested a man on other charges after he shot and killed a teen in self-defense Thursday night. Officers responded to Heath Drive around 10 p.m. where they found 19-year-old Laquincia Wilkerson on the ground. Police confirmed that she had been shot and killed. ... more »
  • Man arrested for driving over twice the speed limit

    August 28, 2014 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of driving over twice the posted speed limit in East Baton Rouge Parish, is now behind bars. State police arrested 20 year-old Dmonte Stockton, of Baton Rouge, for driving 129 mph in a posted 55 mph zone on Nicholson Drive. Stockton was booked... more »
  • 5th arrest in New Orleans drive-by shooting case

    August 27, 2014 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans report a fifth arrest in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed two people and seriously injured a mother and two children Police said 34-year-old Michael Finnie was arrested Wednesday in Chalmette on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted... more »
  • Man arrested near BRCC for shooting spree threats Play Video

    August 27, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is locked up after threatening to go on a shooting spree near the Baton Rouge Community College campus Wednesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say 27-year-old Damien McCray of Baton Rouge said he was going to shoot 70 people while he was just... more »
  • Exclusive: Wife of jailed "Sons of Guns" star talks about arrest Play Video

    August 26, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rachel Hayden, the wife of "Sons of Guns" reality show star William Hayden, said her husband is innocent of child sex charges that were filed against him Tuesday. "I would have known," she said about the situation. Rachel Hayden believes she is close enough with the... more »
  • Arrest report alleges repeated assaults on girl by BR reality TV star

    August 26, 2014 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies re-arrested "Sons of Guns" reality show star William Hayden Tuesday for new child sex charges. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office issued a new arrest warrant Tuesday for Hayden on aggravated rape charges. U. S. Marshals arrested Hayden in Livingston Parish, and he was... more »
  • Robber tries to steal diaper bag

    August 25, 2014 4:08 PM

    SLIDELL - A man who claimed he needed money to pay his probation fees robbed a woman at gunpoint early Monday morning, according to Slidell Police. Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at around 9:30 a.m. at Forestwood Apartments, a few blocks from the Slidell Police... more »
  • Deputies arrest cable guy accused of sex with juvenile

    August 22, 2014 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge said they arrested a cable contract worker on Friday who is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old while on the job in June. Christopher Hilton, 37 of Kentwood was booked into the parish jail on a carnal knowledge of... more »
  • Hammond man arrested on child pornography charges

    August 21, 2014 3:02 PM

    HAMMOND - An investigation led by Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's Cyber Crime Unit led to the Wednesday arrest of a Hammond man accused of 16 counts of child pornography. 19-year-old Brandon Brown was booked into Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 15 counts of possession of and one count of... more »
  • 2 arrested in Hammond apartment burglary

    August 21, 2014 11:25 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested two men in connection with an apartment burglary in Hammond on Wednesday. Witnesses said three men exited an apartment on Honeysuckle Drive and got into a vehicle as deputies were on their way to the scene. One of... more »
  • Naked man arrested at welcome center

    August 20, 2014 3:50 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Texas man after investigators said he was spotted naked and wandering around the Butte La Rose Welcome Center Wednesday. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies charged Parker Madison, 23, of Plano, Texas with two counts of obscenity. Deputies said someone from the... more »
  • Two arrested after business burglary

    August 19, 2014 11:12 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Sheriff's deputies arrested an Iberia Parish man and a teen after they said the pair broke into a business and stole thousands of dollars worth of electronics as well as an air conditioning unit. Deputies accused Shay Lacour, 19, and a 16-year-old male of simple burglary.... more »
  • Deputies: Parents passing out on heroin

    August 18, 2014 10:18 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a mother and father passed out on heroin with their two young sons in the car. Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, says 41-year-old Michael Pierce and 34-year-old Melanie Pierce, of Denham Springs, were found Sunday in their car in... more »
  • Man accused of attempted murder after chase

    August 15, 2014 3:53 PM

    ZACHARY - A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Zachary now faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said he tried to run over a police officer during a high speed chase. On Aug. 12, 21-year-old Chavis Duncan of Baker went to visit his probation office at... more »
  • Angola worker accused of inappropriate behavior

    August 14, 2014 10:39 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in West Feliciana Parish said they arrested an Angola maintenance worker on charges of malfeasance in office late Wednesday afternoon after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with an inmate. Deputies said they arrested 64-year-old Danny Daniel of St. Francisville shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
  • Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    August 14, 2014 8:12 AM

    VIDALIA - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River. Police Chief Arthur Lewis says an officer noticed 32-year-old Marcella Cooper picking up the 2-week-old infant from a... more »
  • Fire challenge arrest

    August 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA- A 41-year-old mom is under arrest for helping her teen son set himself on fire as part of a dare on YouTube known as the "fire challenge." It's where people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves on fire, hoping to extinguish the flames... more »
  • "Sons of Guns" star denies molestation charges Play Video

    August 11, 2014 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Relatives of Baton Rouge gun dealer and reality TV star William Hayden tell News 2 accusations he molested a child are lies made up to take advantage of his high-profile status. Hayden's daughter Stephanie, who appears with her father on the Discovery show "Sons of Guns,"... more »
  • Interstate stop leads to big pot bust

    August 11, 2014 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana State Police said they made multiple arrests and seized about 300 pounds of marijuana after an I-12 traffic stop on Sunday morning. The bust took place shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday when troopers stopped a vehicle on I-12 near I-55. Investigators said the driver, 26-year-old Carlos... more »
  • TPSO deputies arrest accused crack dealer

    August 11, 2014 12:05 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they arrested an accused crack cocaine dealer while patrolling in a high crime area of Ponchatoula last Thursday. Deputies said they were making their rounds near N. First Street on Aug. 7 when they saw a parked vehicle speed off as... more »
  • Man accused of 4th offense DWI arrested

    August 8, 2014 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man accused of his fourth DWI Wednesday night after he informed deputies that he was "too drunk" to pass sobriety tests. Andrew Ellisor, 23, of Central was arrested around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 after a member of the Delta... more »
  • Baker councilman at center of pastry theft case

    August 6, 2014 5:58 PM

    BAKER- A councilman here has a warrant out for his arrest, accused of stealing a pastry from a meat market and then threatening a store worker who confronted him about the alleged theft. The warrant for John Givens was issued Wednesday, a day after police were called to Ragusa's... more »
  • Police identify burglary suspect shot overnight

    August 6, 2014 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name and status of a teen who was shot while burglarizing a Baton Rouge home on Wednesday morning. Investigators said 19-year-old Bem Sampson was detained after he was shot in the arm by a 57-year-old victim while he attempted to burglarize a residence... more »
  • APSO: Convicted felon arrested on drug charges

    August 6, 2014 2:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a convicted felon on drug charges in Donaldsonville Tuesday night. Detectives arrested Gregory Sharat, 33, after they searched his home on W. Hwy 18 and located pills, marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine. Detectives said they also seized... more »
  • Man accused of trying to lure little girls into home

    August 6, 2014 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a 55-year-old man after investigators said he tried to lure two juveniles into his home, and chased them when they refused. Deputies charged William Johnson, 55, of Baton Rouge with indecent behavior with juveniles after the incident at S. Maribel Court Tuesday. The... more »
  • Agents arrest 1 during tattoo parlor drug raid

    August 1, 2014 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Narcotics agents arrested the owner of a Harding Blvd. tattoo parlor and seized an array of street narcotics during a raid of the man's business last night. Agents searched the property owned by Rodney Johnson, 37, on the evening of July 31 after undercover detectives were... more »
  • Inside school trashed by vandals Play Video

    July 31, 2014 4:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested an 18-year-old man and two juveniles in connection with vandalism at Galvez Middle School that happened on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Johnnie Balfantz with Ascension Parish Schools called the situation "very random and very strange. They obviously targeted the... more »
  • Man wanted for rape of juvenile arrested

    July 30, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man from Baker accused of engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile after the 11-year-old victim came forward on Tuesday. An arrest warrant for Edward Hackett, 31, was issued the same day after detectives interviewed the girl who said the man... more »
  • NOPD officer accused of sex charges with juvenile

    July 30, 2014 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year veteran of the New Orleans police force was placed on emergency suspension on Tuesday after he was arrested on sex charges with a juvenile. Officer Willie Gant was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and two counts... more »
  • Bond more than doubled for Tinder rape suspect

    July 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bond was increased Tuesday for a man accused of raping a woman he met on a smartphone dating app, jail records show. Jacob Witz is charged with forcible rape and now has a $75,000 bond. After his arrest Saturday, it was set at $35,000. Deputies arrested... more »
  • Ethel woman accused of stealing $40,000 from church

    July 29, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives arrested a woman accused of using a corporate credit card to steal over $40,000 from the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge over the past three years. 57-year-old Alice Faucheux of Ethel, who was employed as a Secretary by the diocese, was taken into police custody... more »
  • LSU football freshmen accused of campus crimes

    July 28, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police confirmed that two freshmen LSU football players were arrested and issued misdemeanor citations for on-campus incidents last week. The first involved defensive lineman Trey Lealaimatafao, 17, of San Antonio, Texas. Police said he stole a bicycle parked outside of Middleton Library. Freshman Lealaimatafao... more »
  • New Orleans police officer suspended without pay

    July 28, 2014 2:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 33-year-old New Orleans police officer is on emergency suspension without pay after being arrested for allegedly trying to run over a man with her car. Police said Monday that Officer Stephanie Caldwell got into a fight with a 47-year-old man about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say... more »
  • Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    July 28, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app. Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday. Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz using... more »
  • Two men arrested in meth lab bust

    July 25, 2014 12:22 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - Narcotics agents with the Tri Parish Task Force shut down an active meth lab and arrested two men during a planned raid of an Independence home on Monday. Deputies took 37-year-old Peter Scalia of Robert and 36-year-old William Parson of Independence into custody after a search of... more »
  • Man accused of fourth DWI

    July 25, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man on charges of fourth offense DWI and said he has a history of drunk driving arrests dating back to 1989. A patrolling officer stopped Gregory McKinley, 55, shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday night as he travelled southbound on Plank Road. Police... more »
  • Roommate dispute leads to kitchen knife stabbing

    July 24, 2014 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man faces an attempted second degree murder charge after he stabbed one of his roommates with a kitchen knife during an argument, according to BRPD. Police said they arrested 51-year-old Todd Banks after they received reports that Banks stabbed a 53-year-old man who lived in... more »
  • 2 arrested in truck stop armed robbery

    July 24, 2014 3:16 PM

    ZACHARY - Two Zachary men accused of robbing a truck stop in West Feliciana Parish at gunpoint early Monday morning were arrested and are still being held on additional charges, according to deputies. Deputies said warrants were issued for Joshua Wells, 21, and Reginald Jackson, also 21, for the... more »
  • Detectives arrest accused Western store burglar

    July 24, 2014 10:29 AM

    AMITE - Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said they arrested a 23-year-old woman for the July 21 burglary of a Western store in Amite. 23-year-old Latricia Rowland of Greensburg was booked into the parish jail on one count of simple burglary, according to a TPSO spokesperson. ... more »
  • Suspect arrested in Prescott Road shooting

    July 23, 2014 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man wanted in connection with a July 13 shooting on Prescott Road that left a man with life-threatening injuries. Jonathan Foster, 25, faces charges of attempted second degree murder and possession of a firearm by convicted felon for his involvement in the shooting... more »
  • Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    July 22, 2014 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was... more »
  • Elderly man booked in woman's stabbing death

    July 22, 2014 3:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police have arrested a 75-year-old man in the weekend fatal stabbing of a woman. Police arrested Seabon "Tom" Gibson early Monday on a charge of second-degree murder. It was not immediately known if Gibson had an attorney. Police say Gibson confessed to killing his long-time... more »
  • Accused synthetic pot dealer busted after chase

    July 17, 2014 12:12 PM

    VERDUNVILLE - Two thousand dollars worth of synthetic marijuana was seized and two men are behind bars after narcotics detectives in St. Mary Parish chased down a swerving vehicle on Wednesday night. Detectives said they observed a car speeding at around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 90, and tried to... more »
  • 4 pounds of heroin seized in raid of Slidell home

    July 16, 2014 4:28 PM

    SLIDELL - Narcotics agents in St. John Parish seized 100 pounds of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop and seized nearly four pounds of heroin when they raided the vehicle owner's home in Slidell last Saturday. In April of 2014, FBI agents and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office narcotics... more »
  • Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

    July 16, 2014 2:16 AM

    MIAMI, FL - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Prosecutors and Bieber's attorney told a judge at a hearing Wednesday they need three more weeks to determine whether the case goes to trial or is resolved... more »
  • More arrests expected in child rape case

    July 10, 2014 8:26 PM

    WILSON - Two people have been arrested in connection with a child sex ring bust, the rural police department said late Thursday evening. Joe Lloyd and Darrell Anderson face charges of aggravated rape of minor children, a department spokesperson said. The victims are three and six years old. ... more »
  • Police: Dad sent nude pics while son suffered

    July 4, 2014 3:41 AM

    MARIETTA, Ga - Friends and family say a Georgia man who's accused of leaving his son in a hot SUV was a loving father who was devastated by his son's death. But a prosecutor argued during a three-hour hearing Thursday that 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris was unhappy in his marriage... more »
  • New Orleans man cited for selling redfish, trout

    July 4, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man has been cited for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout from his home. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' agents cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for selling commercial fish without a commercial license, taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license, taking spotted... more »
  • LPSO: Drug roundup nets 14 arrests Play Video

    July 3, 2014 4:04 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested more than a dozen people Thursday for allegedly selling a range of drugs including methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone and Adderall. "For 3 months, my narcotics team conducted undercover operations," said Sheriff Jason Ard. "Through these operations, low-level street dealers in Livingston Parish were... more »
  • Man accused of robbing pharmacies

    July 2, 2014 3:54 PM

    COVINGTON - A man wanted for robbing two Walgreens stores in St. Tammany Parish over the weekend was arrested due to the combined efforts of detectives from the parish sheriff's office and Covington Police Department. Authorities arrested 43-year-old Michael Williams of Covington Tuesday night and booked him into the... more »
  • 5-week-old baby left in car

    July 2, 2014 3:05 PM

    SLIDELL - The mother of a 5-week-old infant is in custody after she left the child locked inside a car for more than 30 minutes parked at a Slidell strip mall. Police booked 44-year-old Gloria Elzy, of Slidell, with second-degree cruelty to juveniles and a warrant for failure to appear.... more »
  • 2 arrests made in Kentwood meth lab bust

    July 2, 2014 10:59 AM

    KENTWOOD - Deputies arrested two people on drug charges, placed their children in state custody and disassembled a methamphetamine lab after investigating a residence in Kentwood. Deputies arrested Sonya Boney, 27, and Adam Thibodeaux, 32, Monday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine and operating a... more »
  • Group booked following shooting at party

    July 2, 2014 9:19 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th. Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed... more »
  • Two Fla. men arrested after high-speed chase Play Video

    July 2, 2014 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police identified two men arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday morning as a pair of Floridians, one of whom was wanted for cocaine charges in that state. Authorities arrested Alexander Madison, 24, and Alvin Carter, 25, of Pensacola after the chase which started in West... more »
  • Teen accused of lighting house on fire after fight

    July 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    WALKER - Authorities arrested a Livingston Parish teen after they said he set fire to his aunt's house in Walker. Deputies charged Benjamin Fontenot, 19, with aggravated arson in connection with the Tuesday morning fire. Investigators said Fontenot had a fight with his aunt, who owned the home,... more »
  • Walker PD: High parents left child in hot car

    July 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    WALKER - Police rescued a child from a locked car in Walker Friday after investigators said her parents were too high on drugs to realize they'd locked the child in the vehicle. Officers arrested Billy Henry Jr., 35, of Denham Springs and Lana Henry, 32, of St. Amant on... more »
  • Suspect arrested in fatal bar shooting

    June 30, 2014 10:58 AM

    PONCHATOULA - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a suspect has been arrested in a fatal bar room shooting Saturday night. Edwards says 45-year-old Robert Jenks, of Springfield, was taken into custody in the shooting death of 55-year-old Harold Bart Oliphant Sr. in a Ponchatoula bar on Louisiana Highway 22.... more »

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