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  • Sheriff looking for vehicle in 7-year-old's murder Play Video

    August 20, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The sheriff's office released an image of a car described as a "vehicle of interest" in the drive-by murder of a seven-year-old boy. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said at a Wednesday evening news conference, the car is a light-colored, four-door sedan. He released a grainy picture of the... more »
  • Sheriff: Longtime pilot dies in helicopter crash

    August 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area. He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades. Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about... more »
  • Deputies honored for giving their all

    August 5, 2014 10:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than fifty current, retired and deceased members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were honored in a special ceremony Tuesday night. Four deputies were remembered posthumously for their service: Dustin Hamilton, Corey Gueho, Dana Scott and Gwendolyn Clayton. Hamilton died in a crash involving... 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 »
  • Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to be honored today Play Video

    July 25, 2014 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and seven others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame today. "I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community," Sheriff Gautreaux says. "I entered a career in law enforcement... more »
  • Deputies: Child heard shots that killed mother 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 »
  • Sheriff: Body of missing St. James girl found Play Video

    July 6, 2014 12:44 PM

    ST. JAMES - St. James deputies say they found the body of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey after six days of searching. Officials say she was found at around 10:20 a.m. in a sugar cane field in the Vacherie area. At a press conference, St. James Sheriff Willy Martin said,... more »
  • EBRSO investigating double murder Play Video

    May 19, 2014 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating an overnight shooting that left two people dead. The victims were found at an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Gardere Lane just before midnight Sunday night. Officials say Orok Ironbar, 31, died at the scene.... more »
  • Deputies: Man armed and dangerous on the run in Livingston Parish

    May 10, 2014 8:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Deputies say a man is on the loose in Livingston Parish and is considered armed and dangerous. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching in the Dunn, Lockhart and Linder Road areas of Denham Springs for, suspected shooter, Jason Wesley Holcombe. Holcombe is a white male, approximately 24-years-old,... more »
  • La. sheriff, FBI investigating racial images found along MS River

    May 8, 2014 5:28 PM

    BELLE CHASSE - The sheriff of one southern parish said Thursday he won't put up with racist behavior, and is looking for people who set up a symbolism of hate along the Mississippi River. A rope with a noose-like knot was hanging from a willow tree along Highway 23.... more »
  • Deputy involved in crash reportedly heading to shooting

    April 27, 2014 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE -An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a car crash this afternoon after he was reportedly on the way to a crime scene. The crash happened near the corner of Bluebonnet and Burbank just before 4pm. At least one person was transported to the... more »
  • EBRSO arrests three members of "Felony Lane Gang"

    April 7, 2014 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three members of the national "Felony Lane Gang" were arrested by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office says the three were in the parish for the purpose of burglarizing vehicles and stealing identities. John Wright, Curtis Standley, and Tony Lester are charged with... more »
  • Mixed bag for local tax elections

    April 5, 2014 10:44 PM

    GREENSBURG- Voters in St. Helena Parish were the only ones to deny a tax in a Saturday election. The tax would have funded the sheriff's office. It failed 65% to 35%. Just shy of 2000 people voted in the election. Voters in Livingston and Iberville Parishes approved tax items... more »
  • Accused steroid-pushing coach bonds out of two jails

    April 3, 2014 9:55 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- A coach, accused of pushing steroids on at least one high school athlete, bonded out of two jails by Thursday night. Curtis Tsuruda was arrested Tuesday after parents of a Donaldsonville High School athlete reported their son was given steroids. When he talked with deputies, Tsuruda confessed to... more »
  • Assistance asked to find missing St. Martin man

    April 3, 2014 12:00 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a missing person. Investigators say 50 year-old Justin Edward Camus was last seen at a residence on Duchamp Road in St. Martin Parish on April 1, about 12:45 p.m. He drives a white... more »
  • Deputies: coach wanted to win, pushed steroid use Play Video

    April 1, 2014 10:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Investigators believe a coach's hunger to win drove him to give his high school student athlete steroids. Tuesday, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said what happened at Donaldsonville High is no joke. Aphysical education teacher was arrested for distributing steroids to a student. ... more »
  • Two accused of beating woman

    April 1, 2014 12:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after investigators said they beat up a woman in Ascension Parish. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Ashleigh Parker was fighting and arguing with another woman when she called over her boyfriend, 29-year-old Manly Gilley, and the two beat and kicked... more »
  • Man arrested for running over 4-year-old

    March 24, 2014 11:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police arrested a man they said was speeding when he ran over a 4-year-old riding his bike in Napoleonville Sunday. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a patrol vehicle tried to catch up with a speeding Chevy Tahoe on Highway 1. The Tahoe continued speeding into... more »
  • Deputy faces criminal, administrative sanctions

    March 10, 2014 6:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputy arrested last week could face additional discipline after he shoved an Addis police officer and threatened another officer who, during a routine traffic stop, pulled over a car containing the deputy's wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Maj. Ronald Graham, chief... more »
  • Sheriff's Office: 895 arrests during Mardi Gras

    March 6, 2014 2:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman says there were 895 arrests during the 2014 Mardi Gras season that started Feb. 21 and ended Tuesday. Of those arrests, Gusman's office said that 440 were made on state charges, 330 on municipal charges and 125 for traffic violations. Charges ranged... more »
  • Woman sought for use of stolen bank card

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives in East Baton Rouge Parish are looking for a woman seen using a stolen bank card. The card was used to make unauthorized purchases at the Walmart on North Mall Drive, along with the Chevron and AT&T store on Siegen Lane on December 24,... more »
  • Man arrested on rape charge

    February 5, 2014 12:23 PM

    ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies accused a Zachary man of raping a family member Wednesday. Detectives booked Roman Vandiver, 30, into the parish jail on suspicion of simple forcible rape. Investigators said the victim went to an emergency room on Jan. 29 and told hospital staff she'd been raped.... more »
  • Sheriff: thanks for being responsible

    January 29, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday. Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
  • Audit questions spending, tax collections of sheriff

    January 13, 2014 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Auditors, looking over the sheriff's accounting books here for the Legislative Auditor, suggest the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office keeps messy books and may have broken the law concerning how it purchased telephone equipment recently. "The Sheriff violated the public bid law for the purchase of a $19,963... 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 »
  • Deputies investigating death of man and 2-year-old

    January 6, 2014 12:02 PM

    ABITA SPRINGS - Deputies in St. Tammany Parish are investigating the deaths of a 2-year-old girl and an adult man outside of a home near Abita Springs. Sheriff Jack Strain tells the Times Picayune that they believe the man is related to the little girl, and is possibly her... 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 »
  • Tangipahoa deputies looking for suspect

    December 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released a photo of a man alleged to have threatened to kill a woman and who fled from the police. Deputies said they tried to arrest 26-year-old Leroy Johnson on December 16 after the reported threats to harm and kill a female.... more »
  • Ascension Schools practice active shooter drills Play Video

    December 13, 2013 5:37 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office teamed up with Ascension Schools to initiate three surprise active shooter drills. The drills simulated an intruder on campus and tested the readiness of teachers, students and staff. During the drill, sheriff's deputies walked the halls to ensure every door was... more »
  • Sheriff: "I have nothing to hide" after man dies in jail

    December 3, 2013 11:03 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A family has filed suit against the sheriff's office in West Baton Rouge after a family member died in custody. In court documents, the family of Ervin Edwards claim his death was unwarranted. Edwards died after being tazed following a disturbance last week. But, Sheriff Mike... more »
  • Surveillance camera gets good shot of burglar Play Video

    November 18, 2013 9:02 PM

    CENTRAL - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for at least one suspect seen burglarizing a number of cars in Comite Hills. At least 15 vehicles were hit in the Central neighborhood early Sunday morning. Victims say their cars were unlocked and the suspects were able to steal... more »
  • Man stabs himself in Maringouin sheriff's substation

    November 5, 2013 3:19 PM

    MARINGOUIN- A man at the Iberville Parish Sheriff's substation in Maringouin stabbed himself in the chest Tuesday morning, but is expected to survive, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released, was at the substation around 10 a.m. because a complaint related to a domestic dispute was being... more »
  • Caddo grant helps reinforce traffic laws

    October 26, 2013 11:47 AM

    SHREVEPORT - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office received a grant for $50,000 to expand its traffic enforcement. Sheriff Steve Praytor said the money will be used to pay officers to work extra patrols on enforcing DWI checkpoints and speeding laws through September 2014. The money came from the... more »
  • Family questions police chase Play Video

    October 18, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday afternoon, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police were giving chase after they say a man violated a traffic law. EBRSO says their Special Community Anti Crime Team in conjunction with BRAVE observed a maroon vehicle driving... more »
  • Eight arrested in drug investigation

    September 13, 2013 12:00 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Sheriff's deputies arrested eight people in Livingston Parish this week as part of a drug investigation. Spokesperson Lori Steele said on Monday deputies arrested Curtis Baxter, 33, of Baton Rouge; Robert Halford, 37, of Denhams Springs; Dedrick Thomas, 32, of Walker; Denise Mann, 42, of Walker; Chad... more »
  • Body found in East Baton Rouge neighborhood

    September 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating what happened to a person found dead this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The victim's body was found out on Stanley Aubin Lane near Cedarcrest around 6 a.m. Investigators did not immediately call it a murder, saying they still... more »
  • Sheriff releases statement, man dressed as woman still wanted in heist

    August 31, 2013 7:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Sheriff Jason Ard released a statement via Facebook Saturday afternoon, after his family's pick-up truck was stolen from a restaurant in Baton Rouge a day earlier. "Criminals don't discriminate. Even though I wear a 'Sheriff's Hat', I'm now a victim," Ard said. The crooks were able to... more »
  • Sheriff's truck stolen, EBRSO searching for person of interest

    August 31, 2013 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff Deputies in East Baton Rouge are looking for a man dressed as a woman as a "person of interest" for stealing Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard's personal vehicle Friday evening. It was stolen out of the parking lot of Ruffino's restaurant on Highland in Baton... more »
  • Meth lab warrants turn up out-of-state meth find

    August 30, 2013 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested four people in Livingston Parish this week after they said they found meth and materials associated with a meth lab. A sheriff's department spokesperson said investigators arrested Claud Kimble Jr., 23; Talandis Cotton, 22; Eugene Harrison Jr., 29; and Velise Vallery, 30, at the... more »
  • EBRSO: Two shot at apartment complex

    August 29, 2013 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said two people were shot this afternoon at an apartment complex off South Harrell's Ferry Drive, and took themselves to the hospital. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said the shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. outside the St. Jean Apartments. She said two people with gunshot... more »
  • Possible meth lab found near affluent BR community

    August 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies investigated a possible meth lab near Bocage Tuesday night. A sheriff's office spokesperson said they were alerted by ambulance personnel about a man with burns to his hands and face at an apartment in the 7900 block of Jefferson. He had a small bottle that... more »
  • Chase ends when car plunges into University Lake

    August 27, 2013 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man from the New Orleans area will likely face charges after he crashed into University Lake near the LSU campus Tuesday evening. Sheriff's deputies from West Baton Rouge said the man crashed during a chase that began at a truck stop casino on the western side... more »
  • Report details circumstances of Cajun Lagoon drowning

    August 27, 2013 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Owners of the Cajun Lagoon water park where a 14-year-old boy drowned last month told investigators they had four lifeguards on duty at the time of the accident. Yet, the insurers of the park only required one lifeguard to be on duty. That statement is part... more »
  • Bus wreck reported in Iberville Parish

    August 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - Sheriff's deputies said no one was hurt after a bus crash in Iberville Parish this afternoon. Deputies said it happened around 3:40 on LA 1 south of Plaquemine near Random Oaks. Witnesses said the bus ran off the road and into a ditch in that... more »
  • Federal lawsuit claims LPSO violated man's rights

    August 19, 2013 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Livingston Parish man filed a federal lawsuit against the parish sheriff, some of his deputies and three council members after he was arrested last year for something he posted on Facebook. Deputies accused Royce Mclin of three counts of defamation last August. The District Attorney's Office... more »
  • Second suspect sought in shooting of pregnant woman

    August 16, 2013 11:45 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're looking for a second suspect in the shooting of a pregnant woman this week. Detectives are looking for 27-year-old Tiffany Victor as an accessory after the fact to attempted murder. Investigators said she is the girlfriend of the alleged shooter,... more »
  • NO businessman's bond revoked

    August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal magistrate has revoked bond of a New Orleans businessman awaiting sentencing for bribing a former Plaquemines Parish sheriff. U.S. Magistrate Joseph Wilkinson ruled Friday that Aaron Bennett violated terms of his bond when he gambled at a Mississippi casino in 2011 and racked up an... more »
  • Gonzales police officer arrested for domestic abuse

    August 9, 2013 11:43 AM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales Police Department officer has been arrested and charged with Domestic Abuse Battery. 34-year-old Davin Miller was arrested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office was called in on the case by the Gonzales Police due to Miller working for the police department.... more »
  • Evacuation to be lifted after train derailment

    August 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    LAWTELL - Sheriff's deputies announced a mandatory evacuation would be lifted Thursday for people living near the site of a train derailment in St. Landry Parish. The parish sheriff's office said residents would first have to report to the Yambilee Building between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday to... more »
  • Sheriff: Mother drowns while saving child

    August 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies said a mother drowned while trying to save a child who in distress in the Amite River today. Deputies in East Feliciana Parish said 38-year-old Martha Dartt from Denham Springs was swimming with her two children when it happened. They got out of the water... 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 »
  • Accused hostage taker: "I didn't do it"

    August 2, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man accused of a violent afternoon maintained his innocence as he was taken to jail Friday night. "I didn't do it," "JR" Gibson affirmed as detectives walked him from the back door of the Violent Crimes Unit and sat him inside a waiting sheriff's unit. ... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspect arrested after shooting, abduction Play Video

    August 2, 2013 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and shooting her new boyfriend is in custody, and the woman he took is okay. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office confirmed the arrest to News 2 just after 3:30 p.m. The sheriff's office said... more »
  • Sheriff protects gay workers in new discrimination policy

    July 31, 2013 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff said Wednesday, his department's nondiscrimination policies were rewritten to add protection for gay employees. The changes comes in a week where the department was been under fire from activists for allegedly targeting gay men meeting in parks to plan sexual encounters.... more »
  • Sheriff's office will cover court costs for gay men nabbed in sting

    July 30, 2013 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office said it will ask for court costs to be waived for men arrested under an outdated an unconstitutional law still on the books in Louisiana. Twelve men were arrested during a stink at parks, when they arranged to have sex... 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 »
  • Deputies shot in deadly attack receive new armor

    July 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Two sheriff's deputies injured in a shooting which killed a Chitimacha Police officer received new body armor recently. Safariland and Barney's Police Supplies presented the armor to St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies Jason Javier and Matthew Strickland, who were both wounded in the January attack by... more »
  • Audit: 'Cajun Justice' sheriff owes $19,000 to state

    July 29, 2013 10:50 AM

    HOUMA - A state audit finds Terrebonne's former sheriff must repay more than $19,000 and may have violated several state laws during his four years in office, including during filming of the reality TV show 'Cajun Justice.' Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The Courier copies of the report have been... more »
  • Ascension Parish not taking West Bank crime lightly Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is stepping up crime fighting efforts following a deadly shooting last week and an uptick in crime stats over the last few months. Deputies arrested several individuals last week, after an apparent innocent bystander was shot and killed following a fight. Now... 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 »
  • Deputies: Teens burglarize Bayou Corne homes evacuated by owners Play Video

    July 9, 2013 9:46 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Two teens got locked-up and the Assumption Parish Sheriff says they targeted the elderly. "These are two knuckleheads that really deserve to stay in jail a really long time," Sheriff Mike Waguespack said. "In this situation, neighbor should be looking out for neighbors but these neighbors... more »
  • Man allegedly supplies teens with drugs at party

    July 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say a 31-year-old Houma man opened his home and drug supply to a group of teens looking for a party spot. Capt. Dawn Foret tells The Courier deputies received a tip that there was underage drinking at the party about 1 a.m. Monday and... more »
  • Witnesses talk about search for missing tubers on river Play Video

    July 5, 2013 11:56 AM

    HOLDEN - Three people missing overnight after tubing on the Tickfaw River were found early Friday morning. Two men, 27 and 21, and one woman, 18, were found around 7 a.m. after spending the night on a sandbar close to the Courtney Bridge area. They were separated from... more »
  • Suspected gang members nabbed in BRAVE roundup Play Video

    July 4, 2013 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in East Baton Rouge made nine arrests recently, including suspected gang members, in connection with a murder this past June and other crimes. Members of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination project announced the arrests today, and said several of the suspects were believed... more »
  • Former Plaquemines sheriff gets 46 months, $10K

    July 3, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle must spend nearly four years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine for taking bribes from a jail construction contractor. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Wednesday rejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Chester's request for a 31-month sentence on the... more »
  • Former Orleans Parish sheriff employee sentenced to five years

    July 3, 2013 11:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former high-ranking employee of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to five years in prison for coordinating a bid-rigging and kickback scheme with contractors. Federal prosecutors say John Sens, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating in an ongoing probe of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin... more »
  • Lawsuit: Deputies ignored dying inmate's pleas

    June 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of an inmate who died of a ruptured ulcer in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff Sid Gautreaux. The suit claims deputies ignored his declining health and pleas for medical attention. The sheriff's office has... 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 »
  • Murder suspect sought in Jade Avenue shooting

    June 6, 2013 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Detectives are looking for a suspected murderer after a shooting last night on Jade Avenue. They say the suspect shot one man in the chest and fired at another man. 19 year old Franklin Lara was found in a pickup truck with... more »
  • Grandmother was planning to take daughter, child before killing

    June 3, 2013 11:45 PM

    HAMMOND- Neighbors said a grandmother was on her way to pick-up her grandchild and daughter when the daughter was shot and killed in a murder-suicide Monday morning. Brandon Colona, 27, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby,22, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies found the couple's five-month-old baby... more »
  • Names of deceased in murder-suicide released Play Video

    June 3, 2013 2:49 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish released the names of two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Deputies said Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Theresa Doby, before turning the gun on himself. Deputies said they were called to the residence on Brittani... more »
  • Deputies looking for two using stolen checks

    May 29, 2013 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released photos of two people they said used stolen checks at East Baton Rouge Parish stores last month. Investigators said the two people, a man and a woman, used checks stolen from the victim's mailbox to make purchases as three different Walmart stores between... more »
  • Sheriff's deputies looking for vehicle burglar

    May 29, 2013 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released a picture of a man seen breaking into a vehicle in East Baton Rouge Parish earlier this month. Investigators said the vehicle was parked at the Lowe's at 10303 S. Mall Drive on May 21 when its owner came out and saw someone... more »

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