I take great pride in being entrusted with the honor and responsibility that comes with leading the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Randy Smith

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STPSO Searching for Person of Interest in Fatal Stabbing

St. Tammany Parish detectives are searching for a person of interest in last night’s fatal stabbing of 20-year-old, Javier Ortiz Flores, which occurred at a trailer park in the Abita Springs area. Authorities are searching for a Honduran national, known as “Veto”. He is in his mid to late fifty’s, approximately 5’6” tall, medium build, has a dark complexion, shoulder length salt/pepper hair, and a moustache. He is believed to…

STPSO Investigating Overnight Fatal Stabbing

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight stabbing, which occurred in the Abita Springs area. Around 8:30 p.m. yesterday evening (June 22, 2017), an argument between two Hispanic men turned deadly after one of the men fatally stabbed the other. The incident occurred at a trailer park in the 20300 block of Highway 36. Investigators have identified a person of interest and are currently working on interviewing…

STPSO Searching for Double Homicide Suspect – Asking for Public’s Help

UPDATE:  Shortly before 4:00 P.M. June 20, double homicide suspect, Jason Magee III, was found walking out of a wooded area along Interstate 59 near Pearl River. Members of the Pearl River Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded, and took Magee into custody without incident. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith says, “With help of our citizens, and other law enforcement agencies, Jason Magee is now…

Slidell Teen Killed in Car Crash

A Slidell teenager was killed in a single vehicle accident, yesterday morning, on Bayou Paquet Road in Lacombe. Around 11:40 a.m., St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Bayou Paquet Road near Transmitter Road. A 2013 BMW 550I, driven by 17-year-old, Spencer Coe, was found overturned in the tree line. Coe was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.…

STPSO Sheriff to Make Major Changes – Slashes Workforce by 13 Percent

In the wake of the failure to renew the St. Tammany Parish Jail sales tax, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) is now facing a revenue loss of over 10 percent, which equates to approximately 7.2 million dollars. The result is forcing Sheriff Randy Smith to make quick, drastic cuts to the 2018 budget, which goes into effect in July of this year. Although the shortfall mostly affects the…

STPSO Investigating Skydiving Accident

The St. Tammany Parish is currently investigating a skydiving accident, which occurred shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Sunday (May 28, 2017). The preliminary investigation indicates that a skydiver instructor, and a trainee, performed a tandem jump early this morning. For unknown reasons, the instructor loss consciousness shortly after leaving the airplane. The main parachute did not open, resulting in the reserve parachute to open. It is unknown if the reserve…

Father Kills his 7-Week-Old Son

A Slidell man is facing a first-degree murder charge after beating his seven-week-old son to death. Last Wednesday (May 10th), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to 1200 Eagle Lake Boulevard in reference to an infant who wasn’t breathing. The seven-week-old, identified as Karter Smith (DOB: 3-25-17), was revived by emergency medical technicians and rushed to a local hospital. Doctors determined that Karter had suffered severe head injuries, which…

Man Tries to Run over 8-year-old Boy – Rams STPSO Deputy

A Covington man is facing attempted murder charges after he tried to run over his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son with his pickup truck, then rammed a sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 12, last Thursday (May 4) evening. The mother was playing baseball with her son in the yard of their Pine Street home near Covington when her boyfriend, Shawn Porrovechio, came outside. After a brief exchange of words with the child, Porrovechio…

Tragic Accident Takes the Life of a 97-Year-Old Covington Man

On Wednesday afternoon (May 3, 2017), an employee of Covington Country Club called 911 after he observed an elderly man lying on the ground, next to his truck, near 195 Country Club Drive. The man was later identified as 97-year-old Charles Crockett (Covington, Louisiana). Crockett was able to tell first responders that he was run over by his own truck as he was attempting to close a gate. Crockett, who…

Jail bookings April 24-30

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

17-year-old killed in Monday morning crash

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. (Monday, May 1), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of West Chestnut and North Pontchartrain in Lacombe. The crash claimed the life of a 17-year-old Victoria Schneider (Lacombe, LA). A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck, which was driven by 26-year-old, Jermamie Young (Bogalusa, LA) was headed eastbound on West Chestnut. Victoria Schneider and her 23-year-old sister, Olivia Ellis,…

Arrest Made in Easter Weekend Homicide

An arrest has been made in the homicide case of 27-year-old, Cody Couch. On Friday evening (April 14th), St. Tammany Parish deputies responded to a 911 call in reference a male who had been shot at 11789 Tantella Ranch Road in Folsom, Louisiana. The shooting victim was identified as Cody Couch. Couch was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two women remained at the scene of…

Jail bookings April 3-16

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

STPSO Investigating Domestic Related Homicide

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old, Cody Couch (Folsom, LA). The investigation is still on going. Detectives are awaiting the results of some very important evidentiary information, as well as an autopsy, which will be conducted by the St. Tammany Parish Coroner, Dr. Charles Preston. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic related homicide, which occurred late last night (Friday, April 14th). The incident occurred in…

Wanted Fugitive Leads Deputies on Chase in Mandeville

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. yesterday evening (Tuesday, April 11), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a blue Honda Civic, which had a stolen license plate, on Highway 59 in Mandeville, LA. The vehicle, which was driven by 37-year-old, Curtis Savoie (Loranger, LA), fled from deputies as they attempted a traffic stop for the stolen license plate. Savoie, who was wanted out of Tangipahoa Parish for domestic violence by strangulation,…

No Happy Ending for Two Local Massage Therapists

Arrests have been made following an undercover investigation at a local “massage parlor”. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating the Chinese Health Spa, located at 339 Highway 21, Covington, after receiving several complaints of illegal activities taking place at the establishment. Members of St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security investigators conducted an undercover investigation and discovered that two massage therapist were giving erotic massages to…

Jail bookings March 27 thru April 2

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Sheriff Randy Smith to serve as Honorary Chair of Special Olympics Fundraiser

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith will serve as honorary chair of the2017 Special Olympics fundraiser to be held in Mandeville in April, and the The Louisiana River Pilots Association has signed on as Champion for the event, which is the organization's largest fundraiser each year. This was announced at a special press conference held this morning at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center. With its $25,000 donation, the LRPA…

Covington Teen Arrested for Exposing Himself to a Young Girl

A Covington-area teenager has been arrested after exposing his genitals to a young girl as she walked home from a bus stop. Detectives are now looking for other girls who may be victims. The 16-year-old boy was arrested on March 21st and booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center on obscenity charges. The teen exposed his genitals twice to a 12-year-old girl as she walked home from her bus…

Jail bookings March 20-26

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Jail bookings March 6-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

19-Year-Old Killed in Mandeville Shooting

Early this morning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Ridgewood Loop in Mandeville, LA. The victim, 19-year-old, Vincent Cuccia, was shot several times and rushed to a nearby hospital, but passed away as a result of his injuries. St. Tammany Parish detectives arrested 19-year-old, Jake Mills, and have charged him with second degree murder. The investigation led investigators to believe an argument took…

Man wanted for exposing himself to teenage girls identified, arrested

Almost immediately after posting the story on social media, the phones began ringing at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, as many of our loyal social media followers provided the identity of a man wanted for exposing his private parts to teenage girls. The photo of the truck used in the crimes quickly circulated through cyberspace, and within minutes, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives had a name – Derrick Lockhart. Over…

Deputies looking for man who exposed himself to teenage girls in Covington-area parking lot

Over the past month, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have received reports of a man exposing himself to young females in the River Chase Shopping Center Parking lot, along the Louisiana Highway 21 corridor, near Covington. On two different occasions, teenage girls have reported they were in the parking lot when they observed an older model, silver/tan, Dodge pick-up with duel exhaust protruding from the bed driving around in an…

Teen wanted for shooting that occurred in Lacombe

***UPDATE: Adrian Cox turned himself in Wednesday at the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and he is custody. Thank you to everyone who called in with information about his whereabouts and/or shared our post.***     A teenager is wanted for attempted first-degree murder and simple kidnapping after he shot a Lacombe man earlier this month.   Just after 8 p.m. on March 5, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched…

Detectives looking for man who attempted to rob Covington-area gas station

UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested Ian Lacour, 28, of Covington, Tuesday evening. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for shoplifting (theft of goods) and aggravated assault with a firearm in relation to this case. Lacour was also booked with a second count of shoplifting (theft of goods) in connection with a shoplifting incident that occurred Monday, March 14 at the Murphy gas station on Hwy…

Covington-area man wanted after stabbing

UPDATE: Your tips helped us catch wanted fugitive, Marc Ingram Sr. He was arrested March 9 in the Covington, Louisiana, area by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.   St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a Covington-area man after witnesses say he stabbed another man following an argument Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday deputies responded to a home on Narrow…

STPSO Announces Deputy of the Year

From off-duty rescues, being injured in the line of duty, saving the life of his own son, and selflessly donating a kidney to save the life of another law enforcement officer, it is with great honor that we announce the St. Tammany Parish Deputy of the Year, Deputy Robert “Andre” Ardeneaux, Jr. Many people go their entire career and never face some of the challenges and situations in which Deputy…

Jail bookings Feb. 27 thru March 5

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Employee at behavior health facility arrested for sexual battery

An employee of a Lacombe-area behavioral health facility has been arrested for sexual battery after he was observed touching an elderly patient inappropriately. Management at Beacon Behavioral Hospital contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office late Monday night after a staff member reported seeing George Terrebonne, a registered nurse who was working at the facility, in a patient’s room touching a 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in a sexual manner. Terrebonne (DOB 7/20/1949;…

Arrest made in Dollar General armed robbery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the armed robbery that occurred last week at the Dollar General on Highway 59 near Abita Springs. At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, an alert patrol deputy saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used during the armed robbery, parked outside the Abita Springs Walgreens, just blocks away from where the armed robbery occurred Friday afternoon. Michael Mitchell (DOB…

STPSO Deputy Almost Hit During Pursuit

A St. Tammany Parish motorcycle deputy is considering himself lucky this evening as he narrowly avoided from being struck by a vehicle after a mid-afternoon vehicle pursuit. Around 2:30 P.M., a STPSO deputy tried stopping 26-year-old, Joshua Price (New Orleans, LA), after he was clocked going 48 miles per hour through the Kingspoint Subdivision, where the speed limit is only 25 miles per hour. Price refused to stop, and almost…

STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit has Busy February – Illegal Aliens, Narcotics, Cash Forfeiture, and a

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit had a productive and busy February. Here are some of the noteworthy incidents: On February 9th, a traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 12, and deputies came into contact an illegal alien from Mexico. The subject was identified as 37-year-old, Ezequiel Guardiola Carreon, who is a known drug trafficker, had previous charges for assault and battery on law enforcement, been arrested for seven…

Dollar General store robbed Friday afternoon

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed an Abita Springs-area store in broad daylight Friday (Feb. 24, 2017) afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m. a white man, described as being approximately 6-foot tall with a slender build, walked into the Dollar General store on Louisiana Highway 59 just south of Abita Springs. The man, who was wearing dark blue running pants with…

Man steals diamond ring the day before Valentine’s Day

UPDATE: Jason Pinkowski, the man who stole a diamond ring from a Covington-area department store the day before Valentine’s day, was arrested in New Orleans on Feb. 24. He was wanted by multiple jurisdictions (NOPD, St. Bernard Parish, Mississippi, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals). He is currently being held in the Jefferson Parish Jail and will be transported later this month to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where…

Florida men arrested after using counterfeit credit cards at Covington businesses

Four Florida men were arrested this week after they were caught using stolen credit cards at Covington-area businesses. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the River Chase Shopping Center Monday (Feb. 13) afternoon, after employees at several businesses reported a group of suspicious subjects possibly using stolen credit cards.  Responding deputies located Eric Jackson (DOB 2/3/1991; 3619 E North St. Tampa, Florida); Garian Brown (DOB 5/9/1993; Idlewood St., Tampa,…

Jail bookings Feb. 20-26

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Jail bookings Feb. 13-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Covington man arrested for burglarizing cars at condo complex

St. Tammany Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Covington man after he burglarized several vehicles at a Covington-area condominium complex. During the early morning hours on Feb. 4, six vehicles parked at the Emerald Forest Condominiums were burglarized. Four days later, on Feb. 8, three more were hit, again during the early morning hours. Sunglasses, electronics, shoes, makeup, wallets, purses, cash, credit cards, clothes, perfume, BBQ and kitchen sets, a…

Baby Bottle Found with Illegal Narcotics During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a Florida man for having a baby bottle full of “purple drank”, otherwise known as Promethazine Codeine. Pursuant to a traffic stop on Interstate 12, 23-year-old, Ernest Felton II (Coconut Grove, Florida), was stopped for a traffic violation.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located a baby bottle inside of the vehicle which contained approximately 4 to 5 ounces of a…