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  • La. sheriff vows to fight Syrian refugee relocation in his parish Play Video

    November 18, 2015 4:31 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff Jeff Wiley said in a Facebook post on the agency's social media account Wednesday, he does not want Syrian refugees making a home in Ascension Parish. "I am going on record as opposing any relocation of these Syrian refugees into Ascension parish until such time that... more »
  • Deputies release video of speeding cars connected to double murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 10:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies believe a home surveillance system captured two cars speeding away from a double-murder scene Monday afternoon. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30. Investigators believe the killers drove away in Booker's white, 2007 Dodge Magnum sedan. Video... more »
  • 17th Christmas Crusade underway in Ascension Parish

    November 12, 2014 11:56 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff Jeff Wiley announced Wednesday that their annual Christmas Crusade has begun to collect toys and donations for families in Ascension Parish. Wiley said the program has provided thousands of children with toys for Christmas in the past 17 years. In 2013, the Christmas Crusade was able... more »
  • APSO: Former deputy dies saving his dog

    July 27, 2014 7:11 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish sheriff's office says one of it's former deputies was killed trying to save his dog Sunday morning. Lt. Sam Vitter, 56, drowned in the Spanish Oaks subdivision pond on Swamp Road in Prairieville. Ascension deputies, the Prairieville fire department and the Gonzales... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 21, 2014 9:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A six-year-old spent Monday night with family members after deputies said her father shot and killed her mother while the child was inside their home in Ascension Parish. Hours before the child was given to relatives, detectives found Shella "Shay" Howard shot to death in her bathroom.... more »
  • Prostitution investigation leads to another arrest

    January 10, 2014 11:23 AM

    GONZALES - An ongoing investigation into prostitution has led to another arrest by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. 28-year-old Gregory Hardin was booked into Ascension Parish Jail and charged with criminal conspiracy in soliciting prostitutes, committing prostitution with persons under 18, and trafficking of children for sex purposes. ... more »
  • Sorrento still ticking two weeks without police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2013 5:53 PM

    SORRENTO - It's been two weeks since police have patrolled Sorrento's streets, but not much has changed except the name on the side of the law enforcement vehicles. Sorrento's police department recently lost its insurance coverage, and is down to just two officers. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley promised... more »
  • Man found dead in his own driveway

    November 17, 2013 5:48 PM

    GEISMAR - A man was found dead in front of his home Saturday night after being shot. Major Kevin Hanna says after 11 p.m. Herman Tasker, 58, was found at 35704 River Oaks in Geismar dead in his driveway. He was pronounced dead at the crime scene. No... more »
  • Sorrento Police have two weeks to find insurance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2013 5:40 PM

    SORRENTO - There's just two weeks left for the Sorrento Police Department to find viable insurance to back the department, after it was learned the current insurance will lapse on Nov. 19. If the insurance is allowed to lapse, the department will be left with just the chief and... more »
  • Deputies looking for wallet thief

    October 21, 2013 4:24 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a woman went on a spending spree after stealing a pair of wallets in Ascension Parish recently. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said the woman seen in surveillance photos released today took one wallet on Aug. 28 at the Winn-Dixie in Prairieville, and a second... more »
  • More warrants issued in "Operation: No Show"

    July 10, 2013 11:43 AM

    ASCENSION - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced more warrants issued in an ongoing effort to deal with people who miss court dates called "Operation: No Show". Deputies said the following people ignored their court date, leading to a bench warrant being issued by the court for failure to... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies searching for rape suspect

    June 18, 2013 11:47 AM

    GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for raping a young girl. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala released a photo of Justo Venegas, 31, who's wanted for forcible rape of a juvenile. Bacala said on June 9 deputies were called out... more »
  • Okla. tornado victims get taste of Cajun cooking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 29, 2013 6:00 PM

    MOORE, Ok. - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley took a handful of deputies to the tornado devastated area to give back to first responders in need of a good meal. "Frankly when you have devastation as you have here, particularly when it involves young children in a grade school,... more »
  • Praireville man arrested for possession of crack

    May 17, 2013 11:19 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Prairieville man after they said they caught him with crack cocaine. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Christopher Pointer on Tuesday, and charged him with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Investigators said they were investigating illegal drug activity on Sammy St.... more »
  • Sheriff: "ZIP code thugs" responsible for latest murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2013 4:37 PM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley blames the people responsible for the latest murder in the parish on what he calls "ZIP code thugs." According to investigators, Gerald Wilkins was shot execution-style on LV Road last week. A team of detectives determined that suspects Calvin Williams and Cecil Beals... more »
  • Deputies: Woman lied about shooting daughter

    October 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville couple after their 8-year-old girl was shot in the chest, and they said the mother tried to cover up what happened. Deputies arrested Jennifer Mitchell, 31, and her husband Henry Mitchell Sr., 46, after an investigation into the shooting this... more »
  • Second arrest made in dog fighting case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies made a second arrest today in an Ascension Parish dog fighting case. Deputies arrested Joseph Duncan Jr., 28, of Donaldsonville in suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals and dog fighting. They earlier arrested his girlfriend Brittany Ward, 24, on the same charges. On July... more »
  • Painter drops out of Sheriff's race, Wiley keeps position

    September 12, 2011 12:28 PM

    ASCENSION - Former Alcohol and Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter has withdrawn from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's election today meaning Wiley will remain Sheriff. Painter dropped out of the race around 10:30 a.m. today. Louis Boudreaux, the other candidate in the race, also dropped out recently leaving Wiley... more »
  • Two arrested, host of problems found at Southern Kumforts

    June 9, 2011 1:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation into the Southern Kumforts lounge in Prairieville has uncovered a host of wrongdoing and led to the arrest of two people so far, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley. Deputies arrested Steve Duke, 56, and Charles Puckett, 61, on Wednesday in suspicion of filing... more »
  • Arrest made in Geismar park murder

    February 24, 2011 11:39 AM

    GEISMAR - Authorities have arrested someone in the death of an Ascension Parish man who was found dead in a relative's car last week at Jackie Robinson Park in Geismar. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said detectives arrested 19-year-old Dominique Brown of Gonzales Wednesday night in suspicion of killing 28-year-old... more »
  • Shooting victim found inside car at Ascension Parish park

    February 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    GEISMAR - An Iberville Parish man was found shot to death inside a car at an Ascension Parish park this morning, according to authorities. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Todd Hall of St. Gabriel, and said they last saw... more »

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