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  • Deputy on security detail hurt by drunk driver

    November 22, 2014 4:37 PM

    METAIRIE, La. - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been hospitalized after his vehicle was struck as he provided security for a film shoot in Metairie. The sheriff's office says Deputy Sean Williams' police cruiser was hit about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Williams was working a detail and was seated in... more »
  • Hero deputy, construction workers rescue driver from sinking car

    October 23, 2014 11:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy rescued a person from Ward Creek Thursday. The department posted on its Facebook page that some construction workers watched a person drive into the creek from South Mall Drive. The driver was unresponsive and the vehicle was sinking. ... more »
  • 14-year-old shot by South Louisiana sheriff's deputy

    September 23, 2014 9:35 PM

    HOUMA- State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting where a teenager was shot and killed Tuesday evening. WWL TV, the news partner of WBRZ in the New Orleans region, reported on its website the shooting happened on Kirkglen Loop before 7 p.m. The street is southeast of downtown Houma.... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... 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 »
  • Memorial fund set up for slain deputy's family

    July 4, 2014 1:06 PM

    ABBEVILLE - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a memorial support fund has been set up for donations to help the family of slain deputy Allen Bares. Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a news release this week that donations can be made to the Allen M. Bares Memorial Fund at... more »
  • Slain deputy receives high honor at funeral

    June 27, 2014 12:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Officials said a fallen Vermillion Parish sheriff's deputy will be honored with a special flag during his funeral Friday. The sheriff's office said the U. S. Honor Flag, which flew during 9/11 recovery efforts in New York, will be displayed at Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s funeral Friday... more »
  • 2 more arrests in deputy's fatal shooting

    June 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana State Police have arrested two more people who investigators say helped one of the men accused in the Monday shooting death of an off-duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy. Detectives determined that 28-year-old Miguel Comeaux and 24-year-old Quintygi Richard, both of Abbeville, helped 20-year-old Quintylan Richard elude capture... 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 »
  • Sheriff releases details of deputy's arrest

    February 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office said it fired and arrested a man who worked as a deputy at the parish jail. Leo Barthelemy, Jr. is charged with malfeasance in office/tampering with evidence and illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities after an incident at his house on... more »
  • Sheriff could discuss details of deputy's arrest Friday evening

    February 14, 2014 2:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Deputies plan to release more information about a mysterious arrest of one of their own later Friday. Leo Barthelemy, Jr.was booked into parish jail but the details surrounding his arrest were withheld. Information is expected to be released in a news release, WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin... more »
  • Deputy, pastor drowns while fishing

    January 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said a man who served as a local pastor and part-time deputy with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office drowned while fishing Friday afternoon. Lt. Col. Archer Lee said that search crews found the body of Earnis James in a lake near the Rosemound... more »
  • St. Tammany deputy in critical condition

    January 2, 2014 11:07 AM

    ST. TAMMANY - A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. Deputy Cody Talley was transported to University Hospital in New Orleans. He underwent surgery this morning and is listed in stable but critical condition. Investigators are trying to... more »
  • Officers shot, suspect dead in hotel shooting

    November 21, 2013 5:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are on the scene of a shooting involving two officers at a local hotel. A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says authorities arrived at the Magnuson Hotel off Airline Hwy. early Thursday to serve warrants to an unidentified man when he opened... more »
  • Jefferson deputy charged with beating jail inmate

    October 3, 2013 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been charged in federal court in the beating last year of an inmate. Gary Shine, a sergeant who has worked in the parish jail for nearly a decade, was charged in a bill of information this week with depriving an... more »
  • Funeral held for deputy killed in crash Play Video

    October 2, 2013 2:28 PM

    Baton Rouge- Family and friends said their final goodbye Wednesday afternoon to an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy, who was killed in a crash. Funeral services for Dustin Hamilton were held at the Greenoaks Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Hamilton was killed in a car crash in... more »
  • State Police: Deputy lost control before fatal crash Play Video

    September 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    CENTRAL - Louisiana State police say East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Hamilton lost control of his cruiser right before a fatal crash on Joor Road Friday night. State police say for some unknown reason Hamilton lost control of his car while he was driving north and crossed into... more »
  • 24-year-old deputy killed in Friday night collision Play Video

    September 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
  • Deputy killed in crash on Joor Road

    September 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck. We'll have... more »
  • LaSalle Parish deputy arrested on rape charges

    September 27, 2013 11:47 AM

    JENA - A sheriff's deputy in LaSalle Parish has been arrested on forcible rape and domestic battery charges. State police investigators arrested Clarence Breland Jr. today. Trooper Scott Moreau says Breland is being held at the LaSalle Parish Detention Center without bond. State police have not released any details... more »
  • Deputy accused of sexting 15-year old boy Play Video

    September 11, 2013 6:02 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish deputy is out of a job and behind bars after deputies accused him of child pornography and indecent behavior with a juvenile. Todd Tripp, 24, was fired and arrested Tuesday, just hours after deputies learned of the allegations. Deputies executed a search warrant... more »
  • Deputy in Ascension Parish arrested for child porn

    September 11, 2013 2:17 PM

    Gonzales- A deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested for child pornography, is now out of a job. Investigators arrested 24 year-old Todd Tripp after he reportedly exchanged inappropriate text messages and pictures with a 15 year-old in another parish. They say Tripp did meet the teen... more »
  • Fired EBRSO deputy arrested again Play Video

    August 16, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office booked one of their former detectives into parish prison, again. Michael Abernathy, 36, of Zachary was charged with improper telephone communication and intimidating a witness. Abernathy was arrested in January on a charge of domestic abuse battery after investigators... more »
  • Fired deputy also a high school coach

    August 8, 2013 10:41 PM

    NEW ROADS - A fired deputy from the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office is also a non-faculty coach for a Catholic school in the area, WBRZ News 2 learned Thursday night. Joseph Reed Bueche, 51, lost his job with the sheriff's office after he was arrested on two counts... more »
  • State Police: Pointe Coupee deputy bought drugs on duty Play Video

    August 8, 2013 10:43 AM

    NEW ROADS - A deputy with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has been arrested following a drug investigation. Sheriff Bud Torres said 51-year-old Joseph Reed Bueche, of Ventress, was fired Wednesday night following his arrest. "Police officers are supposed to be held to a higher standard, we're supposed... more »
  • St. Charles sheriff's deputy dies in car accident

    August 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    LULING - A St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy died in a multi-vehicle accident in Luling. The wreck occurred Sunday around 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of La. 52 and Post Drive. The deputy has been identified as 41-year-old Jeff Watson, a 12-year veteran. State police say Watson was traveling in... more »
  • Sex offender charged with failing to register

    July 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said a sex offender who failed to register in Ascension Parish turned himself in to authorities today. Deputies said Horace Chauvin, 34, of Prairieville did not follow through with a requirement to annually register with parish authorities. He was booked into the parish jail after... more »
  • 2 top Henderson cops face charges in ticket scam

    July 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
  • Vernon Parish sheriff's deputy killed in crash

    June 24, 2013 3:28 PM

    LEESVILLE - A Vernon Parish sheriff's deputy has died after he lost control of his car and crashed in a construction zone on Louisiana Highway 8 east of the Calcasieu Loop. Authorities say 54-year-old Steven Netherland, a retired state trooper, crashed early Monday. Netherland lost control and crossed the centerline.... more »
  • 1 dead in shooting involving Caddo deputy

    June 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    BLANCHARD- Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a Caddo sheriff's deputy on leave. Deputies were called to a home in Blanchard Wednesday night where a man had reportedly locked himself in a vehicle and was threatening to harm himself. Authorities say the first deputy arrived... more »
  • Photos of forgery suspect released

    April 30, 2013 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos today of a woman they said tried to pass forged checks at an East Baton Rouge Parish Walmart in March. Detectives said they were told on April 2 that two checks were stolen from mailboxes in the northern part of the parish.... more »
  • Ex-sheriff's deputy accused of role in killing

    April 1, 2013 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges he engaged in a scheme to kill a man to prevent him from reporting the deputy's alleged theft and misuse of his debit card. A 60-count federal indictment unsealed Monday charges the former deputy, Mark Hebert,... more »
  • Deputy recognized for DWI arrests

    March 12, 2013 12:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission recently recognized a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy's efforts stopping drunk drivers. The recognized Deputy Nick Locicero on March 5 for having the highest DWI arrest record, with 22 arrests of suspected drunk drivers. The safety commission provides grants to law enforcement... more »
  • Man accused of shooting at sheriff's deputy

    February 7, 2013 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish man is in jail, accused of trying to kill an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy. Stephen Gordon, 23, was reported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office last night when he was seen on Chippendale Drive, off of Tiger Bend Road, holding... more »
  • LSP: Woman killed by St. John deputy

    January 24, 2013 11:01 AM

    LAPLACE- State police are investigating a fatal shooting involving St. John the Baptist Parish deputies. Trooper Nick Manale says a deputy stopped the woman for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Manale says as the deputy approached the car, the woman flashed a gun and fled the scene. A... more »
  • Assault rifle, other weapons stolen from LPSO Deputy Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Detectives are trying to track down multiple weapons, including a police issued AR-15 fully automatic assault rifle, which were stolen from a deputy's unit Wednesday morning. News 2 has learned a Baton Rouge Police unit was robbed as well. Both thefts happened in Walker. The Sheriff's... more »
  • Deputy fired after domestic assault arrest

    January 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office fired a veteran detective today after they arrested him in suspicion of beating his girlfriend. EBRSO Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said deputies arrested Michael Abernathy, 35, today on the charge of domestic abuse battery. Abernathy worked at the sheriff's... more »
  • Deputy injured in August ambush out of hospital

    November 26, 2012 5:59 PM

    MONTZ, La. - A St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy hospitalized since an August shoot-out that killed two other deputies is back home in Montz. Chief Deputy Harold Klibert says Jason Triche returned home on Monday from a Baton Rouge hospital. Klibert says people lined streets to welcome him.... more »
  • EBRSO investigating man shot in the back

    November 9, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said one person was shot this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, and they're still searching for the shooter. EBRSO spokesperson Casey Hicks said a 20-year-old man was shot in the back around 10 a.m. It happened near the... more »
  • Former EBRSO employee arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend

    September 7, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former employee with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office has been arrested for Stalking, Defamation and Improper Telephone Communications. According to reports, Ronald Gautreaux of Plaquemine, allegedly called his ex-girlfriend, wrote to her, and showed up at her home despite her telling him to stop.... more »
  • 3 suspects in St. John deputy shootings make plea

    August 24, 2012 2:22 PM

    EDGARD - Three of the suspects connected in the shooting of four St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have been arraigned in state court. The parish district attorney's office says Brian Smith, Kyle Joekel and Brittney Keith entered not guilty pleas Friday. Smith and Joekel are both charged... more »
  • Murder charges filed against suspects in deputy shootings

    August 23, 2012 7:20 AM

    LAPLACE -Three suspects accused in last week's deputy shootings face additional charges this morning. Officials signed warrants Wednesday for Brian Lyn Smith, Kyle David Joekel and Brittney Keith. Smith and Joekel both face two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police... more »
  • Thousands gather to say final farewell for deputy Play Video

    August 22, 2012 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Thousands of friends and family members, including law enforcement from as far away as Chicago, crowded Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home to give a final farewell to Deputy Brandon Nielsen. "They woke up one morning to go to work to protect us, all of us in... more »
  • Deputy Brandon Nielsen remembered Play Video

    August 21, 2012 6:17 PM

    LAPLACE- One day before friends and family prepare to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Brandon Nielsen, the man known for his skills on the street and his prowess on a motorcycle is being remembered. "He wanted to make sure he was the best at what he could do,... more »
  • Family of slain deputy relives their pain

    August 18, 2012 9:42 PM

    ST. JOHN PARISH- The family of Brandon Nielsen relieved their pain today knowing they will never get their daily jokes and warm wishes from him again. "I watched them type his name up on the screen," His mother, Wendy Nielsen said. "I named him, so to see his name... more »
  • Sheriff: Teen's shooting death an accident

    August 17, 2012 11:56 AM

    HAMMOND- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen at a nightclub last weekend by one of his deputies was accidental. Edwards said the shot happened while Deputy William Phebus was trying to restrain another person. He says Phebus had his weapon drawn because 18-year-old... more »
  • Resident: Deputy ambush sounded like "warzone" Play Video

    August 16, 2012 6:11 PM

    LAPLACE- Glenn Crowley said he's still trying to comprehend the sounds he heard early Thursday, when two deputies were killed by a man with an automatic weapon near where he lives. "I heard at least 30 rounds go off, it blew me away," he said. "I called my wife... more »
  • LPSO: New burglary division already paying off Play Video

    July 25, 2012 5:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office announced they're dedicating an entire full-time team to tackle a growing problem in the rapidly-growing parish: thefts and burglaries. The number of those cases in the parish is climbing, with an increase from 700 to 800 last year. So far this... more »
  • EBRSO: 17-year-old wanted in shooting, attempted robbery

    July 23, 2012 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released the name and photo of a teen suspected in a shooting and attempted robbery from over the weekend in East Baton Rouge Parish. A spokesperson said Leo Terrell Paul, 17, is wanted for attempted first degree murder after the incident Sunday evening. ... more »
  • New leader chosen for Office of Motor Vehicles

    July 20, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A former deputy commander of the Louisiana State Police and trucking industry official will be Louisiana's next motor vehicles commissioner. Stephen Campbell was announced Friday as the new leader of the Office of Motor Vehicles by Col. Mike Edmonson, deputy secretary of the Department of Public... more »
  • Deputy accused of crashing patrol car while drunk

    July 19, 2012 7:33 AM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, says that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving while intoxicated... more »
  • WBR deputy reassigned after News 2 investigation Play Video

    July 18, 2012 5:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed a deputy from New Roads was reassigned from his courthouse detail to the WBR jail. Sources told News 2 the deputy turned in his notice after the reassignment. It comes on the heels of a News 2 investigation into... more »
  • Former deputy indicted for sex with minors

    July 13, 2012 11:01 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A grand jury indicted a former Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Attorney General's Office. The indictment accused Clarence "Jeremy" Brister, 37, of three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of molesting a juvenile. ... more »
  • Former commissioner to plead guilty to racketeering

    July 2, 2012 3:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities said a former deputy insurance commissioner will plead guilty to racketeering charges as part of the undercover FBI investigation "Operation: Blighted Officials" The U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge accused Richard L. Chambers, Sr., of LaPlace with racketeering and forfeiture in a Bill... more »
  • EBRSO investigating home invasion

    July 2, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies called out K9 units to search the area around a reported home invasion in East Baton Rouge Parish this morning. Deputies received a call around 6:15 a.m. that someone broke into a home on Jefferson Park Drive. When they arrived, they saw the man accused... more »
  • Burrito surprise, a taste of heroin

    June 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to two years in jail for attempting to smuggle drugs into a courthouse jail in a burrito. Henry Marin was sentenced Monday and remanded into custody following the hearing. The 27-year-old pleaded no contest to one... more »
  • Sheriff's operation targets people who skip court

    June 22, 2012 4:06 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced a new initiative this week targeting people who fail to appear for court. Called "Operation Outlaw", people will be featured each week of the initiative that have had felony bench warrants issued against them for failure to appear. Sheriff Jeff... more »
  • Two arrested in Castlebrook shooting

    May 28, 2012 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people in connection with a deadly shooting near the Castlebrook Apartments in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies arrested Joshua Birchfield, 28, and Andre Steward, 17, Monday. Both are accused of having a part in the shooting EBRSO spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said... more »
  • Escaped EBR trusty captured

    May 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An anonymous tip led East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies to an escaped prison trusty today. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said a tip led deputies to Raymond Ballard, 45, who walked away from a substation in Central earlier this week. She said Ballard was seen riding... more »
  • Driver, deputy exchange fire outside truck stop

    May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - State Police confirmed they are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left nobody injured in St. Landry Parish today. Trooper Stepheh Hammons said a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and an armed motorist exchanged fire after the deputy stopped the driver for a traffic violation. It... more »
  • Deputy accused of having sex with teen

    May 1, 2012 3:39 PM

    GRETNA - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has been fired following allegations of having sex with a teen-age girl. Sheriff Newell Normand said he terminated 23-year-old Blake Stewart, of Marrero. Stewart has been booked with two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Normand said a 14-year-old girl... more »
  • Burrito surprise, deputy caught

    April 30, 2012 3:49 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says a sheriff's deputy has pleaded no contest to charges that he smuggled drugs into a courthouse jail by concealing them in a burrito. A Justice System Integrity Division prosecutor says 27-year-old Henry Marin entered the pleas Monday in Superior... more »
  • Governor's deputy subject of fake Facebook account

    April 17, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A controversial posting has been made to a Facebook page by someone posing as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Deputy Chief of Staff, Kristy Nichols, that's according to the Governor's office. Facebook has since taken down the fake profile of Nichols. The posting appeared on a page... more »
  • Ex-cop, sheriff's deputy charged in insurance scam

    April 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two law enforcement officers from the New Orleans area have been charged with plotting to make a fraudulent insurance claim. A court filing Friday charges former New Orleans Police Sgt. Kevin Guillot and former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy Daniel Spears with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal... more »
  • Students involved in on-campus gun sale may only get probation

    March 27, 2012 10:22 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE-- Scotlandville Magnet High School is where deputies say an illegal gun buy went down. But even though it is a federal crime, the folks who participated may only get probation. A 15-year-old sophomore sold a .22-caliber handgun to a 15-year-old freshman inside the school before noon on Tuesday,... more »
  • Deputy recovering after flipping unit near Highland Road

    March 10, 2012 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An EBRSO deputy is recovering after flipping his cruiser near Siegan and Highland Roads. It happened around 10pm Friday night. EBRSO says he was traveling south on Siegan Road to respond to a call when something ran out in front of him, causing him to lose... more »
  • Deputy, K9 make arrest in Tangipahoa Parish

    December 9, 2011 2:38 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - A man wanted in Tangipahoa Parish for drug distribution, is now under arrest. Deputy Albert Sharp, along with Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office K9 Titan, arrested Travis Williams at his home in Independence. While in the home, Deputy Sharp released K9 Titan to search the home. ... more »
  • Burglary suspect shot by homeowner Play Video

    November 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, La.- A property owner shot a teen trying to break into a Livingston Parish home this morning, according to the sheriff's office. LPSO spokesperson Perry Rushing said they were called out to a shooting on Church of God Road near Springfield around 9 a.m. He said 18-year-old... more »
  • Ex-Lafourche Parish deputy convicted of raping child

    November 19, 2011 3:17 PM

    THIBODAUX, LA- A former Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted of raping a child. 34-year-old David Lewellen was convicted Friday, after a three-day trial. He was arrested in August 2010 after admitting to investigators that he repeatedly raped a girl who was then... more »
  • Rape trial scheduled Wednesday for ex-deputy

    November 15, 2011 11:27 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A former Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy accused of repeatedly raping a 6-year-old relative is scheduled for trial Wednesday. The Daily Comet reports that 34-year-old David Lewellen is charged with aggravated rape. When he was arrested in August 2010, deputies said he allegedly had sex with the... more »
  • Deputy denied a chance to look at DNA evidence

    October 13, 2011 2:43 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's deputy's request to see DNA evidence from the investigation that led to his conviction on a sex charge has been rejected by a state district judge. Fifty-one-year-old Glenn Brunet was convicted in 2007 of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The former... more »
  • Feds seek death penalty again for convicted killer

    October 11, 2011 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department is trying again to secure a death sentence for a man convicted of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy during a botched bank robbery in New Orleans. A jury had sentenced John Wayne Johnson to death for fatally shooting Lt. Sidney Zaffuto in... more »
  • One person detained after morning shooting in EBR

    October 3, 2011 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies detained one person today in connection a shooting which happened this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Edgewood Apartments complex on Plank around 6 a.m. According to EBR Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks... more »
  • Gun brought to school linked to attempted murder

    September 27, 2011 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Capitol Middle School student today after they said a gun he brought to school was connected to a shooting and drug deal. Casey Hicks, a spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, said the 13-year-old stole the gun from his father... more »
  • Drug suspect back for trial after arrest in Ind.

    September 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies retrieved a Napoleonville man from Indiana this week after he failed to show up for his drug trial in Assumption Parish earlier this year. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Kentrell T. Sanders, 30, was arrested in Elkhart, Ind. back in June after a traffic stop. The... more »
  • Deputy "talked to" about confusion over recording law

    August 30, 2011 4:01 PM

    NEW ROADS- A Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Deputy was "talked to" according to Sheriff Bud Torres after confiscating a man's camera as he recorded him working this summer. This comes after a Federal Appeals court ruled filming police in public is protected by the First Amendment. It happens at... more »
  • K-9 dog dies while searching for suspect

    August 29, 2011 5:37 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office K-9 dog collapsed and died while searching for a suspect over the weekend. Sheriff Craig Webre says that "Possum" died during the search for a suspect who police said was fighting with a state trooper shortly after midnight Saturday. WDSU-TV... more »
  • Deputy terminated for accused criminal mischief

    August 11, 2011 2:44 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A local Parish Sheriff's Deputy has lost his job after detectives suspecting him of criminal mischief. EFPSD detectives say an inmate at the parish prison gave money to Deputy Kabarris Jackson to buy some unnamed drugs and bring it back to him. Police intercepted... more »
  • Suspect identified in Livingston Parish shooting involving Deputy

    August 6, 2011 8:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH- A Livingston Parish Deputy discharged his weapon hitting a suspect Saturday evening just outside of the Denham Springs City Limits, according to Livingston Parish Sheriff's Spokesman Perry Rushing. It happened on Carew Harris Road just before 6pm. The suspect who was shot by the Deputy received... more »
  • Cash reward offered in death investigation

    August 4, 2011 2:35 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help them in their investigation of a 92-year-old man's death on Good Friday. Authorities say on April 22 Versie Dunn was found unresponsive in the driveway of his home on West Third Street in Donaldsonville. Chief Deputy Tony Bacala with... more »
  • Former deputy to serve 5 years in tampering case

    July 29, 2011 1:02 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A former Assumption Parish sheriff's lieutenant will serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised probation, for tampering with evidence in hundreds of narcotics cases. The Advocate reports state District Judge Jane Triche-Milazzo sentenced 46-year-old Louis Lambert of Labadieville on Thursday. Lambert, who... more »
  • Orleans Parish deputy arrested

    July 9, 2011 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- An Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy has been suspended without pay and is facing charges of smuggling contraband into a jail and malfeasance. Authorities said Dwayne Barnes was arrested on Friday after an investigation by the department. Barnes was booked with 11 counts of introducing contraband into... more »

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