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  • Sheriff's deputy shot in Metairie, shooter fatally shot by JPSO

    December 3, 2016 1:40 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded Saturday in Metairie, according to WWL-TV . The deputy was reportedly shot in the leg, according to WWL-TV. A JPSO SWAT unit was deployed to search for the shooter, WWL-TV said. JPSO said a K-9 led them... more »
  • Woman wanted after hitting, dragging deputy with car

    November 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    CHALMETTE – St. Bernard Parish deputies are searching for a woman who is wanted for allegedly hitting a deputy with her car and dragging him several feet. WBRZ's sister station, WWL , reports that 40-year-old Antoinette Jacobs of New Orleans is wanted for attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy.... more »
  • EBRSO deputy awarded medal for dispatcher role in ambush Play Video

    November 9, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A deputy has been awarded a medal for her role as a dispatcher in the July 17 shooting that killed three officers and injured three others. Telecommunicator deputy Sindreka Williams of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was assigned to the radio channel as a dispatcher... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Man killed after shooting at Livingston deputy Play Video

    October 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police located and shot a man who was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for shooting at a deputy during an early morning traffic stop. The sheriff's office was searching for 31-year-old Blaine Justin Beason after a deputy tried to stop him while driving near the... more »
  • East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy involved in vehicle crash

    October 1, 2016 12:20 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - An East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's deputy was involved in an auto accident Friday night according to the East Feliciana Crime Watch Facebook page . The name of the deputy was not released in the post. The deputy was on duty at the time of the... more »
  • Funeral services set for slain deputy, daughter

    October 1, 2016 11:28 AM

    BRUSLY - Funeral services are scheduled for a West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy and her daughter who were killed following an argument with a neighbor outside their home in Glynn. Visitation for 42-year-old Donna LeBlanc, and 20-year-old Carli LeBlanc, will be from 9 a.m. until services at 2 p.m.... more »
  • WBR Sheriff's Office remembers slain deputy and daughter Play Video

    September 28, 2016 6:29 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was solemn Wednesday, just one day after Corporal Donna LeBlanc and her daughter were shot and killed. "Donna believed in the badge, she wore the badge, she took pride in the badge," Mike Cazes, West Baton Rouge Sheriff, said.... more »
  • Deputy claims self-defense in 6-year-old's fatal shooting

    September 23, 2016 11:20 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A deputy city marshal charged with murder after a police body camera recorded him shooting a 6-year-old boy is asking a Louisiana judge to throw out his indictment, saying he acted in self-defense by opening fire on a car driven by the boy's father. A court filing by... more »
  • Prosecutors: Deputy hurt others before 6-year-old boy's fatal shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - At a trial for one of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy, jurors could hear testimony that the officer used excessive force on people who posed no threat. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office argued in a court... more »
  • Dallas Police officer returns home to Baton Rouge for officers' funerals Play Video

    July 26, 2016 12:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from out of town made their way to Baton Rouge over the past week to pay their respects to the three officers killed in an ambush earlier this month. Among that group was Dallas Police Department officer Chris Langlois who has... more »
  • Pedestrian struck by deputy's vehicle in Plaquemine

    July 23, 2016 10:54 PM

    CORRECTION: A previous version of the story said the incident happened near a Burger King in Plaquemine. Stassi corrected the location to Mike's Club Sunday afternoon. PLAQUEMINE – A woman was struck by an Iberville Sheriff’s vehicle and is in stable condition Sunday afternoon, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • WATCH: Wounded deputy greeted with hero's welcome home Thursday afternoon Play Video

    July 21, 2016 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Bruce Simmons was released from the hospital Thursday and arrived home to a hero's welcome from neighbors, law enforcement and area firefighters. Simmons survived an ambush on Baton Rouge Police and other sheriff's deputies Sunday. A gunman killed three officers... more »
  • Police: La. sheriff's deputy fatally shoots stabbing suspect

    July 3, 2016 8:04 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State police say a south Louisiana sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who came at him with a knife after a standoff. Master Trooper Brooks David says the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in New Iberia, which is about 115 miles west of New Orleans.... more »
  • Sheriff's lieutenant accused of soliciting for prostitution

    July 2, 2016 3:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish sheriff's lieutenant has been fired after he was charged with soliciting for prostitution. Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he fired Stacy Bender on Friday. Bender faces six counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of solicitation for prostitution, inciting prostitution, obstruction of justice and two... more »
  • 2 teens arrested for lying about man in deputy shooting

    June 25, 2016 5:06 PM

    MONROE - Two teenagers have been arrested for lying about the location of a man that investigators say shot two Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputies. The sheriff's office Friday arrested two 17-year-olds, Domonique L. Dean and Rodricus T. Shaw, on accessory-after-the-fact charges. Investigators say they called police during a manhunt... more »
  • Sheriff: Texts show suspect in deputy death plotting crimes

    June 24, 2016 6:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana sheriff says cellphone text message evidence shows the suspect in a deputy's shooting death had been plotting other crimes. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand read texts laced with street slang and profanity from the phone of suspect Jerman Neveaux during a Friday news conference. Neveaux... more »
  • Man admits killing deputy to escape death penalty

    June 24, 2016 9:20 AM

    ABBEVILLE - One of two Louisiana men facing the death penalty in the 2014 killing of a sheriff's deputy will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty. Thursday's guilty plea by 22-year-old Quintylan Richard came on the second anniversary of Vermilion Parish Deputy Allen Bares Jr.'s... more »
  • Louisiana sheriff calls deputy's death 'cold-blooded murder'

    June 23, 2016 12:01 PM

    HARVEY - A law enforcement spokesman says the man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy faces four charges including first degree murder. A spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, John Fortunato, said 19-year-old Jerman Neveaux was released from a New Orleans hospital early Thursday morning and taken to jail... more »
  • Jefferson Parish deputy killed identified, suspect in custody

    June 22, 2016 2:25 PM

    HARVEY - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office confirms an officer shot multiple times Wednesday afternoon in Harvey, La has died. The sheriff's deputy shot to death on a busy suburban New Orleans street has been identified as 51-year-old David F. Michel Jr. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said... more »
  • Former deputy accused of sex with 14-year-old bonds out Play Video

    June 20, 2016 10:47 AM

    GONZALES - A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy bonded out Monday after a judge set his bond at $125,000 following his arrest late last week when he was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl while on the job. Investigators said William Lanoux met the teen on a... more »
  • Sheriff discusses rape allegations against deputy Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:18 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley commented on the arrest of one of his deputies on malfeasance in office and 1st degree rape charges. According to a press release, the incident happened while he was on the job. William Lanoux, 31, was booked into Ascension Parish jail on... more »
  • Canadian woman attacks deputy at Bayou Country Superfest Play Video

    June 1, 2016 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Sheriff’s Office arrested a Canadian woman Friday after they say she attacked a deputy at Bayou Country SuperFest inside Tiger Stadium. According to arrest documents, event goers complained that 34-year-old Veronique Bourgault from Quebec, Canada, was making inappropriate sexual gestures while sitting on a man’s... more »
  • Victim of Kindletree Drive shooting dies Play Video

    May 18, 2016 9:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was killed after a shooting Wednesday night on Kindletree Drive, off Jefferson Highway. It left the neighbors in the upscale Round Oak subdivision tense. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Jesse Trejos, 20, was pronounced dead at a local hospital... more »
  • Bossier Parish deputy, former Tiger leaves department to join pro baseball team

    April 28, 2016 4:38 PM

    BOSSIER PARISH - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office bid farewell to a deputy who has signed a contract to become a professional baseball player. Thursday was Randy Ziegler's final day on the job. He's headed to Nebraska to play for the Lincoln Saltdogs, a minor league team of the... more »
  • Deadly fight in jail over a blanket; inmate charged with murder

    February 18, 2016 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight between inmates at the parish jail killed one man. In new information released Thursday morning, deputies said Tyrin Colbert,17, was strangled by Kermitrius Thomas,17, Wednesday evening. Colbert was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine check and was taken to the hospital where... more »
  • More details emerge about officer-involved shooting near Batchelor that left 1 dead Play Video

    February 15, 2016 6:14 PM

    INNIS - Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s deputies are releasing more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead near Batchelor Monday afternoon. The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled 40-year-old Mario Celestino over in connection with an alleged kidnapping at around 4 p.m. After stopping his... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy arrested, fired after argument with wife turns physical

    January 27, 2016 2:56 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reports a deputy was arrested last Sunday after a domestic violence incident involving his wife. The sheriff’s office says Deputy John Gaudet was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery on the same day as the fight. According to the Iberville... more »
  • Louisiana sheriff's deputy killed, former inmate arrested

    January 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    HOMER, La. - Authorities have arrested a former inmate in the death of a sheriff's deputy whose body was found earlier this week in a shallow grave near her north Louisiana home. Louisiana State Police Trooper Matt Harris says 35-year-old Jermaine Johnson was booked with second-degree murder on Tuesday. Bond... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly Coy Avenue shooting

    January 9, 2016 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday night in the southern portion of East Baton Rouge Parish. Deputies said Kourtney Thomas died in the shooting, which happened just before 9 p.m. in the 8600 block of Coy Ave. near the intersection of... more »
  • JPSO says deputies shot, injured suspect who hit them with car

    January 5, 2016 1:18 PM

    MARRERO, La. - Authorities said Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a suspect who hit one of the deputies with a stolen vehicle in Marrero. Col. John Fortunato said in a news release that Equan Anderson suffered a gunshot wound to the back and a graze wound to his... more »
  • Deputies: Drunk woman accidentally fired gun into neighboring apartment Play Video

    December 28, 2015 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Gonzales woman Sunday night after they say she accidentally fired a gun into an adjacent apartment. Lauren Lee, 20 of Gonzales, noted she was intoxicated early Sunday morning and pulled the trigger of a gun she thought wasn't... more »
  • Post-Christmas sobriety checkpoints planned for Livingston Parish

    December 25, 2015 1:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish said they and other law enforcement agencies will post sobriety checkpoints throughout the parish this weekend. Deputies said the checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night at undisclosed locations around the parish. The sheriff's office said overtime for the deputies who... more »
  • Family: Louisiana man killed by deputy not violent

    December 23, 2015 3:00 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - Family members of a 32-year-old mentally ill man killed by a sheriff's deputy say authorities were serving an order for protective custody when he was shot inside his home. Barbara Noel is quoted by The Advertiser as saying her son Michael Noel was shot Monday after resisting... more »
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff's lieutenant receives touching gift while on patrol

    December 23, 2015 12:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant received a touching holiday gift while on patrol Monday morning. APSO’s Lt. Darryl Smith was performing his routine patrol when he was stopped by a motorist who told him he had a gift for the sheriff’s office that he wanted to... more »
  • Lafayette sheriff's deputy arrested, placed on leave

    December 7, 2015 4:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for an alleged home invasion and placed on administrative leave without pay. Capt. John Babin, in a news release, says 28-year-old Deputy Johnathon Lavoi was arrested Dec. 5 and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. KLFY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1TwtzTO )... more »
  • Sheriff seeks information on officer-student confrontation

    October 27, 2015 7:52 AM

    COLUMBIA- Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the FBI in South Carolina to investigate the confrontation between a school resource officers and a female high school student in Columbia. Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that Lott has followed up the request with a letter to... more »
  • Student accused of hitting teacher, deputy over sunflower seeds

    October 15, 2015 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A sheriff's deputy arrested a 17-year-old student in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday after the deputy said the girl scratched her teacher, stole the teacher's phone and hit the deputy during a confrontation. The sheriff's office charged Tytiana Jones with battery of a school teacher and... more »
  • Deputy accused of threats, slurs surrenders to warrant

    October 14, 2015 12:59 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - West Feliciana Sheriff's Deputy Shane Lofton turned himself into jail today on a simple assault charge. The deputy was recently accused of using racial slurs against African Americans during a traffic stop last week. The simple assault charge stems from an unrelated altercation Lofton had... more »
  • West Feliciana deputy accused of using 'n' word, multiple complaints filed Play Video

    October 8, 2015 6:06 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Today multiple internal affairs complaints were filed against a West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who is accused of using the "n" word as he conducted routine patrols. Coincidentally, a third person was also there filing an internal affairs complaint against the deputy when our cameras... more »
  • Narcotics agent hit by suspect in vehicle

    September 29, 2015 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An undercover sheriff's deputy working a drug investigation was hit by a suspect in a vehicle and the deputy fired his weapon during the confrontation Tuesday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office. An EBRSO spokesperson said the incident happened near a convenience... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • Houston deputy shot 15 times while pumping gas

    August 31, 2015 12:05 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say a suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court on Monday. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said Deputy... more »
  • Jefferson Parish deputy helps deliver baby

    August 30, 2015 7:24 PM

    TERRYTOWN, La. - Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says a deputy delivered a baby girl who was named after her - even though the mother already had chosen a different name. Normand didn't release the mother's name or the baby's family name, but says little Emily Victoria was named after... more »
  • Suspect accused of killing Houston deputy to be charged with capitol murder

    August 29, 2015 5:54 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J.... more »
  • Former deputy pleads guilty to helping inmate escape

    August 9, 2015 11:52 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. - A former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 18 months for allowing an Assumption Parish prisoner to leave a jail transport van to buy drugs and the inmate didn't return. Court records show Michelle George of Moreauville pleaded guilty this week to counts of assisting... more »
  • Ascension authorities looking for burglars

    June 25, 2015 9:09 AM

    ASCENSION- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for people responsible for a string of car burglaries across the parish. The crew of bandits have broken into 48 cars since the beginning of June. The sheriff's office says most of the cars were left unlocked. Anyone with information... more »
  • Crime curse of summer Play Video

    June 16, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- June has a historically high crime rate in Baton Rouge. The month is only halfway over, and we've already seen more murders than June 2014. Law enforcement officials are reaching out more than ever to change the culture of violence. The number of violent crimes and deaths... more »
  • Deputy uses lifeguard training to save boater

    June 5, 2015 12:16 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy is being credited for the rescue of a stranded boater who couldn't swim near the Bayou L'ourse community this week. The sheriff's office said Deputy Donald Aubrey Jr. used his training as a lifeguard to save a woman who was stranded on... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Volunteer deputy heading to Bahamas amid manslaughter charge

    April 21, 2015 1:24 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - Lawyers say a volunteer sheriff's deputy plans to vacation in the Bahamas while facing a second-degree manslaughter charge in Oklahoma, a decision immediately criticized by the family of the man he killed. Robert Bates pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his initial court appearance in Tulsa district court.... more »
  • Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after shooting

    April 16, 2015 1:40 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says it will conduct an internal review of its reserve deputy program after a 73-year-old volunteer officer fatally shot an unarmed suspect who was on the ground. Spokesman Shannon Clark told the Tulsa World Thursday that there will be an audit, but... more »
  • Oklahoma deputy charged in suspect's shooting death

    April 13, 2015 3:16 PM

    TULSA, OK - Prosecutors have charged a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma with manslaughter in the shooting of a black suspect. A second-degree manslaughter charge was filed Monday against 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates. Police have said Bates thought he was holding a stun gun, not his... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputies get body cameras Play Video

    April 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    ASSUMPTION - The Sheriff's office purchased 31 body cameras within the last six months for law enforcement, and said it's a good thing for deputies and the public. "There's nothing that this camera will delete or leave out. It captures audio, it captures video, so everything that is done... more »
  • Grand jury to hear case against deputy who allegedly killed teen

    March 22, 2015 4:49 PM

    HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish grand jury will hear the case against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in September. First Assistant District Attorney Carlos Lazarus says that the panel will begin hearing evidence Tuesday and should finish Wednesday. He says he will present physical and... more »
  • Man saved in Assumption Parish bayou rescue Play Video

    March 13, 2015 6:13 PM

    PIERRE PART - A man is alive today due to the heroic efforts of a pair of sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish. Deputy Kelli Matherne was doing a routine patrol check on Lee Drive when she noticed a light shining in the bayou. The deputy said she first thought... more »
  • Deputy saves driver from drowning in bayou

    March 12, 2015 4:00 PM

    PIERRE PART - Sheriff Mike Waguespack said an Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy saved the life of a driver whose car went off the road and into a bayou overnight. The sheriff said Deputy Kelli Matherne was checking businesses just after midnight in Pierre Part when she saw lights shining... more »
  • Peaceful February gives way to violent March

    March 4, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There were no murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the month of February. That milestone has been tainted by a violent start to March. The first happened at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, less than two hours after the calendar turned. Authorities found Eddie... more »
  • Suspect injured in shootout with deputies

    February 26, 2015 4:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating a shooting involving a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy. The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say deputies were serving a search warrant on Pauger Street. According to our sister station WWL-TV , a spokesperson said the 52-year-old male suspect opened fire... more »
  • Local law enforcement take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Play Video

    February 23, 2015 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from across the area are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics by taking the Polar Plunge. This year's plunge is Saturday, February 28th at 9 a.m. at the Cabela's in Gonzales. This is the eighth year of the event. There are... more »
  • 911 tapes reveal details in deputy involved shooting Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Released 911 tapes reveal what happened when a domestic dispute turned into a violent standoff in Denham Springs earlier this month. The confrontation on Country Club Drive turned deadly after an estranged husband, 46-year-old Sidney Averett, broke into a house after a court appearance, according to... more »
  • Ex-deputy arrested for cattle theft

    February 19, 2015 3:13 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A former Caddo Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly stealing three cows and selling them for nearly $3,000. 54-year-old Marilyn Roberson was arrested Wednesday for felony theft following an investigation by the sheriff's office and Louisiana Livestock Brand Commission. The sheriff's office, in a news release... more »

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