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  • 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 »
  • Tip from off-duty deputy leads to meth lab bust

    June 25, 2014 12:19 PM

    BAYOU VISTA - An off-duty sheriff's deputy in St. Mary Parish helped bust an active meth lab after he reported suspicious activity at a Bayou Vista residence on Tuesday. The deputy said he saw Ryan Leblanc, 25, come out of his Park Place Lane home carrying a container that... more »
  • Convenience store owner arrested for drug distribution

    June 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    SLAUGHTER - A convenience store owner in East Feliciana Parish has been arrested on drug distribution charges. Ahmed Hussein Mana was charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and illegal possession of a firearm. The Delta Narcotics Task Force, including the East Feliciana Sheriff's Department and Louisiana... more »
  • Lake Charles man accused of elderly abuse

    June 25, 2014 8:03 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Authorities say a 23-year-old Lake Charles man allegedly kicked a mentally disabled elderly family member multiple times in the face, head and neck, causing swelling, Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies were called to investigate at 4 a.m. Monday. Spokeswoman Kim Myers says Chad L. Parker was arrested and... more »
  • Arrest made after drug user 'caught in the act'

    June 24, 2014 1:21 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish said they caught a 28-year-old man in the act of injecting illegal narcotics and arrested him for several drug related offenses early Monday morning. A patrolling deputy said he was following up on recommended improvements to security at a recently burglarized deli... more »
  • Arrest made in shooting of Jennings police officer

    June 24, 2014 11:58 AM

    JENNINGS - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Jennings. 30-year-old George Lowdins was booked on first degree attempted murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer by flight, and domestic abuse battery.... more »
  • Traffic stop in Assumption Parish leads to meth arrest

    June 23, 2014 12:50 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - A routine traffic stop over the weekend yielded the arrest of a woman and the seizure of more than $3,000 worth of methamphetamine, according to Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputies said they pulled Tammy Lucas, 38, of Napoleonville over for speeding on Saturday morning, but the... more »
  • Soccer star Hope Solo due in court

    June 23, 2014 7:50 AM

    KIRKLAND, WA - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle. Officers said Solo was intoxicated early Saturday when she was accused of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew.... more »
  • Rapper in anti-BRAVE video arrested

    June 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge rapper seen in a video verbally attacking the BRAVE police unit after they said he was caught with marijuana for sale in his vehicle Friday. Police charged Jason Taylor, also known as "Spitta", with drug possession and probation violation. Officers... more »
  • Teen 'serious but stable' after high-speed chase Play Video

    June 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A dramatic high-speed chase late Wednesday started near Baton Rouge and ended nearly 40 miles later with the arrest of a registered sex offender travelling with a 16-year-old girl who is now hospitalized for stab wounds, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing Steven Myers, 41, and Ashley... more »
  • One man arrested in Covington meth lab raid

    June 18, 2014 4:40 PM

    COVINGTON - A Tuesday morning search of a home north of Covington by narcotics agents led to the discovery of a recently active meth lab and one arrest, according to the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force. Agents said they received an anonymous tip that narcotics were being made... more »
  • Belle Rose bust leads to the seizure of $4,000 in drugs

    June 17, 2014 3:26 PM

    BELLE ROSE - $4,000 worth of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics were seized and an arrest was made after a search of a Belle Rose residence on Tuesday morning. Jeremiah Millien, 33, of Donaldsonville was arrested after detectives found several scheduled prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin in the... more »
  • Handyman nailed in fraud investigation Play Video

    June 16, 2014 9:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 41-year-old handyman and charged him with home improvement fraud and felony theft. Investigators say Marland Hunter, 41, accepted money up front for jobs he either only halfway completed or never fully started. Hunter was arrested last Friday in connection with a job he... more »
  • Arrested for arson

    June 15, 2014 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a woman was arrested Saturday for setting an apartment complex on fire with as many as 18 people inside. East Side Fire Department says Ganea Montague, 36, set an apartment on fire in two separate places back on April 7th at around 6:30 a.m.... more »
  • BRPD arrest man accused of 2 rapes in 2 years

    June 13, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of raping two women, one as recent as a week ago, Friday morning. BRPD placed Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez, 22, under arrest after they pulled him over for a broken brake light on Perkins Road. ... more »
  • Suspects arrested in tire slashing case

    June 13, 2014 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Detectives from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office arrested four suspects after investigating slashed tires in the Oak Forest Estates Mobile Home Park. Police believe that the two incidents happened on June 3 and June 10 during early morning hours. Detectives arrested two juveniles as well as... more »
  • Month-long investigation leads to steroid bust

    June 13, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - Narcotics agents in Livingston Parish said a month-long investigation led to one arrest and the seizure of a large amount of illegal steroids on Wednesday. Todd Rouse, 41, was arrested after Walker Police searched his residence on Peggy Drive in Walker and found powdered testosterone and steroids... more »
  • New Iberia woman arrested for Medicaid fraud

    June 13, 2014 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office have arrested a 38-year-old New Iberia woman and booked her with two counts of Medicaid fraud. Officials say Theresa Clay Guy surrendered to investigators Thursday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The AG's office said in a... more »
  • Three arrested for guns, heroin in Patterson

    June 13, 2014 8:03 AM

    PATTERSON - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested three people after searching a home in Patterson. 32-year-old Jonathan Henry, 28-year-old Ashley Dowdy and 38-year-old Benjamin Henry were all arrested on possession charges. Benjamin Henry also faces weapons charges. During their search of the David Dr. home,... more »
  • Police: Would-be rapist falls asleep

    June 12, 2014 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a man held a woman at gunpoint in her home and demanded sex. However, the crime never happened because the man dozed off. Police say 21-year-old Darkyus Raymond gained access to the victim's home and waited for her to return on Monday. When... more »
  • Stripper scheme busted Play Video

    June 12, 2014 7:13 AM

    NEW YORK CITY - Four New York City strippers and the a club owner have been arrested after investigators discovered they stole more than $200,000 from unsuspecting men. Prosecutors say they worked together to drug wealthy businessmen by spiking their drinks. Then the girls would run by thousands of... more »
  • Arizona man arrested for shooting at moon

    June 11, 2014 4:53 PM

    PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - An Arizona man arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon. Prescott Valley police responded to the home after a woman reported that her boyfriend had fired several shots from a handgun and still was armed last Friday... more »
  • Two arrested, one at large in murder investigation

    June 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Wednesday and said they're searching for a third in connection with a deadly shooting from last week in Ascension Parish. Chief Tony Bacala said deputies charged Marishell "Kool-aid" Ealem, 28, and Charles "Stubby" Broom, 48, in connection with the June 2 murder... more »
  • LSU DB accused of knocking woman out, posts bond Play Video

    June 11, 2014 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested LSU defensive back Jalen Mills early Wednesday morning following accusations he knocked a woman out. Mills posted a $10,000 bond and was released from jail Wednesday afternoon. Investigators charged the junior with second degree battery for the May 4 incident at an apartment... more »
  • Tennessee man killed woman; dismembered, ate body

    June 10, 2014 12:07 PM

    MANCHESTER, TN - Authorities say a Tennessee man is accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse. Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that 37-year-old Gregory S. Hale was arrested at his home late Sunday and is charged... more »
  • EBRSO arrests drive-by suspects after chase

    June 9, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies said after a pursuit they arrested two men who are wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Sunday. EBRSO detectives said they investigated a shooting that occurred on Sunday in the 5800 block of Denova St. where a vehicle pulled up and... more »
  • Task force shuts down pot grow operation

    June 5, 2014 4:28 PM

    MANDEVILLE - The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force said they seized 19 marijuana plants, grow operation equipment and prescription pills from a Mandeville home late last month. Task force members said they received a tip that Deshun "Scooby" Jones, 25, was growing marijuana at his Cedarwood Dr. home... more »
  • Investigation leads to Gonzales drug bust

    June 5, 2014 3:38 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives from Ascension Parish and the Gonzales Police Department said they seized large quantities of drugs and arrested a suspected dealer following an investigation on Wednesday. Shandolan Carey, 36, of Gonzales is being charged with possession with intent to distribute several narcotics including cocaine, heroin, marijuana and... more »
  • Woman faces arson charges for boarding house fire

    June 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge charged a woman accused of attempting to burn down a building she was evicted from last month with aggravated arson and terrorizing. Authorities said the incident occurred on May 20 after Miranda King, 26, was evicted from a boarding house at the corner of... more »
  • Morgan City traffic stop leads to 2 meth arrests

    June 5, 2014 10:54 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Deputies in St. Mary Parish said they arrested two people charged with possession of methamphetamine and other narcotics early on Thursday morning. Law enforcement said a patrolling deputy made a traffic stop shortly after 1:00 a.m. when a vehicle, driven by Virginia Raphiel, 34, of Robline... more »
  • 19 in La. arrested for child exploitation

    June 4, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested 19 men from across Louisiana as part of a recent statewide investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell said 'Operation Broken Heart' was a months-long undercover investigation focusing on people engaged in creating, possessing, or distributing... more »
  • 2 arrested in Baton Rouge drug bust

    June 3, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agents with a multi-agency narcotics task force said they made two arrests, seized drugs, cash and a handgun on Tuesday. Morrow Payton, 45, and Quinteller Jones, 36, are both charged with possessing with intent to distribute marijuana and ecstasy and additional gun charges. ... more »
  • Police arrest deputy accused of domestic violence

    June 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    NEWS ROADS - Law enforcement said they arrested an off duty Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Deputy accused of domestic violence charges. New Roads City Police said Stephen Louis, 32, allegedly assaulted his wife while still in uniform after getting off duty early Tuesday morning. Deputy Louis is charged with... more »
  • BRPD arrest man accused of contraband smuggling

    June 2, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement said they arrested a man accused of attempting to bring stolen goods to an inmate in EBR Parish Prison. Police arrested 44-year-old Terry Wright on suspicion of entering contraband into a penal institution on Sunday. Police said a patrolling officer on Airline Hwy.... more »
  • Police: Man stabbed woman over missing money

    May 30, 2014 4:32 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies accused a Gonzales man of stabbing a woman multiple times during an argument this week about money missing form his residence. Authorities arrested Gregory Davis, 64, on suspicion of aggravated second-degree battery and false imprisonment Wednesday. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said deputies were called to... more »
  • Teacher accused of intentional exposure to AIDS

    May 29, 2014 11:38 AM

    GRAY - Sheriff's deputies upgraded charges against a Terrebonne Parish teacher Thursday to include intentional exposure to AIDS. Deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, of New Orleans Wednesday evening on suspicion of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. On Thursday, detectives upgraded his charges to include intentional exposure to AIDS.... more »

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