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

Sheriff
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Feb12

STPSO is now hiring

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for individuals who want to make a difference and begin a career in law enforcement. Apply here.  View Recruitment Video
Feb04

Sheriff Smith Releases Mid-term Report

Sheriff Randy Smith has released his Mid-term Report highlighting information related to the activities, operations and accomplishments of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since he took office in July 2016. This informative document includes information regarding the Crisis Intervention Team, School Resource Officer program, expanded online services for the public, training, stats, community related activities and more. The Mid-term Report will be available for public viewing on our website, www.stpso.com.
Aug04

Slidell Man Arrested Following Pursuit

A Slidell man is in custody following a brief pursuit Tuesday (August 4) afternoon in Slidell. At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a Toyota Camry, which was being driven by Treyvon Warren (DOB 6/12/1998) in the area of Amos Road near Slidell. Warren failed to stop and instead sped down Amos Road, turning onto Highway 11. While…
Aug04

Sixteen-year-old Dies After Involved in Crash Near Pearl River

A 16-year-old female died Monday (August 3) evening from injuries she sustained during a crash that occurred in the Pearl River area. Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Teal Road near Pearl River.  When they arrived, they learned a 14-year-old boy was driving a pickup truck down a private roadway when he approached a lock gate.  Two 16-year-old girls were…
Jul24

Three More Booked in Double Homicide

Three more individuals have been booked in connection with the double homicide that occurred Saturday (July 18) in the Big Branch area near Lacombe, bringing the total number arrested in connection with the crime up to six. Monday (July 20), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Peter Reimonenq (DOB 7/17/2002) and Christopher Roberts (DOB 11/27/2000) in connection with the murders. Both men were booked into the St. Tammany Parish…
Jul21

STPSO Arrests Two Following Search of Covington-area Residence

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested two men last week and recovered a large cache of narcotics following a search of a Covington-area residence. Detectives with the Narcotics Task Force, executed a search warrant Friday (July 17) at a residence in the 100 block of Swallow Street in Covington following a narcotics investigation.  Detectives discovered approximately 1,884 grams (4.1 pounds) of methamphetamine, $5,405 in United States…
Jul21

Two Arrested, Two Wanted in Double Homicide

***UPDATE*** Shannon Dale Amos Jr. (DOB 4/12/2001) was taken into custody Tuesday evening (July 21). He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on two counts of L.R.S. 14:30 First Degree Murder and one count of L.R.S. 14:32.6 First Degree Feticide. Mikayl Dietrich Young (DOB1/4/2001) still remains at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 898-2338 or…
Jul19

STPSO Investigating After Bodies Found Inside Vehicle in Big Branch

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two bodies were located Saturday (July 18) inside a vehicle in the Big Branch area near Lacombe. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a passerby contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after observing an SUV parked on Bremerman Road with what appeared to be two deceased individuals inside. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies observed what appeared to be gunshot wounds…
Jul18

STPSO Currently Working An Apparent Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be an apparent homicide case with two victims, which occurred today (July 18) in the Big Branch area.  This is an ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Jul17

Mandeville Woman Arrested on Theft Charge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville-are woman for theft after it was discovered she embezzled more than a half-million dollars from a local business. On Friday (July 17), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit arrested and booked Megan Bagley Rivolo (7/26/1986) into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for the charge of L.R.S. 14:67.B.1 Felony Theft Over $25,000.  Rivolo was employed at a local…
Jul17

STPSO Searching for Missing Boater

***UPDATE*** The STPSO Marine Division located and recovered a body believed to be that of William Segrave while searching Saturday (July 18) morning in Lake Pontchartrain. Members of the Marine Division searched, with the assistance of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, the U.S. Coast Guard and family members, until dark Friday (July 17) and resumed the search Saturday morning. The body was recovered at approximately noon Saturday near the I-10 Twin Spans.…
Jul17

Sheriff’s Office to Hold Tax Sale Online

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PAY DELINQUENT TAXES St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith reminds the public the annual tax sale for delinquent 2019 taxes will occur online this year in order to abide by all Covid-19 recommendations and requirements. The sale will be held online at www.zeusauction.com beginning Monday, July 27 at 8 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28.  Online sales are conducted on a first-come-first-served basis. …
Jul15

Daycare Worker Arrested After Child Injured

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested an employee of a Slidell-area daycare after she broke the arm of a child in her care. On July 8, workers at a daycare facility on Rosemeade Drive in Slidell contacted the parents of a 2-year-old child to inform them their child was injured and needed to be brought to a hospital. Once at the hospital, X-rays confirmed the child’s arm had…
Jul11

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

  ***UPDATE*** Christopher Bridges (DOB 10/18/1996) of Slidell was arrested Wednesday (July 15) by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force in connection with the shooting incident that occurred Saturday (July 11) at his residence in the 100 block of Westminster Drive near Slidell. Bridges was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: L.RS. 14:27.30 Attempted First-degree Murder L.R.S. 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (four…
Jul08

10-year-old Slidell Girl Dies After Sustaining Neck Wound

A 10-year-old girl died after she was stabbed in the neck early Tuesday (July 7) morning at her Slidell-area residence. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of Channel Bend in Slidell in reference to a child who had been cut on her neck. When deputies arrived at the residence, family members informed them the child had…
Jun29

STPSO Participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend. As part of the state-wide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, additional deputies will be assigned to saturated patrol efforts to target impaired drivers. The campaign, which is coordinated and funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, will also include DWI checkpoints. “We…
Jun26

Drugs, Money Seized During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit located a large amount of drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Interstate 12 near Slidell. Shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate12, near mile post 81 in Slidell. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Calvin D. Vaughn (DOB 11/30/1975) and…
Jun26

Apartment Manager Arrested On Theft Charge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the acting office manager of a Slidell-area apartment complex for theft after it was discovered she embezzled a large sum of money. In January 2020, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a large embezzlement from a Slidell-area apartment complex.  Between January and September of 2019, Terri Smith (DOB 6/29/1971) of Pearl River was the acting office manager in…
Jun25

Elderly Woman Attacked by Pit bulls

***UPDATE*** We are saddened to release the victim in this case succumbed to her injuries Thursday (June 25) night and was pronounced dead at a Southshore hospital. “This is very sad,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “My thoughts and prayers go out the victim’s family and to the neighbor who was injured trying to help her. I also thank the deputies who responded and provided medical care in an effort to…
Jun17

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on July 27 and 28, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is advertising the list of delinquent property taxpayers in the June 24 edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The public notices include roughly 2,000 listings of properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl River, Abita Springs and Madisonville.  In accordance with LA R.S. 47:2153, this…
Jun16

Mandeville Man Arrested on Pornography Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Mandeville man Tuesday (June 16) on child pornography charges.    In early March, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an out-of-state family member who was concerned Michael Bush Sr. was potentially “grooming” some of his under-age guitar students. The family member told detectives they were especially concerned because 20 years ago they had found images of child pornography on…
Jun09

Covington Man Arrested After Shooting STPSO Patrol Vehicle

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington man after he shot a marked St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle with a semi-automatic weapon. The marked unit was occupied by an STPSO sergeant at the time. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on May 25 a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office sergeant was seated in the driver’s seat of his marked patrol truck, which was parked outside a Sheriff’s Office building…
Jun09

Two Suspects Arrested for Burglarizing Covington-area Gun Store

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has obtained arrest warrants for two individuals wanted for burglarizing a Covington-area gun store. Over the past several months, investigators from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, the Slidell Police Department and Louisiana State Police, have worked on a joint investigation relative to several gun store burglaries on the Northshore.  …
Jun08

STPSO Searching for Missing Boaters

***UPDATE***   Two boaters located Ted Roach and Jennifer Lingoni at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday. They were found sitting on the porch of a camp near Bayou Lacombe and were brought to a nearby boat launch, where they were checked by medical personnel and found to be in good condition.      Roach and Lingoni told deputies their boat sunk in the Rigolets Sunday afternoon, and they spent Sunday afternoon and Sunday night…
Jun03

Two New Orleans Men Arrested Following Mandeville Carjacking

Two New Orleans-area men were arrested Wednesday (June 3) after they carjacked the vehicle they had just sold to a Mandeville-area man. Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday a bystander called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to reported they observed what appeared to be a carjacking in the area of Bay Drive and Penrose Drive near Mandeville.  Two New Orleans-area men Garien Tatum (DOB 11/11/1998) and Deontae White (DOB 7/29/1996),…
May29

Arrests Made, Warrant Issued in Belair Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third in a shooting that occurred May 11 in the Belair Subdivision near Slidell.  Taylor Francios (DOB: 5/8/1996) of Slidell and a 17-year-old Slidell male were arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:24/37.7 Principle to Second-degree Battery L.R.S. 14:24/64.3 Principle to…
May29

Man Wanted in Connection with Shooting Incident

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued warrants for the arrest of a man after he fired upon a Slidell-area residence on Thursday (May 28). Steven Payton (DOB 1/19/1988), whose last known address was on North Hardy Street in New Orleans, is wanted for five counts of L.R.S. Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, one count of L.R.S. 14:94E Illegal Use of a Firearm and one count of L.R.S. 14:95.1…
May29

Arrests Made in Connection with Slidell-area Shooting

Four individuals have been arrested and warrants have been issued for the arrest of two more in connection with a fight that ended in gunfire May 21 in the Kingspoint area of Slidell. Ronaldo Joseph (DOB 4/21/1997) and Lucy Young (DOB 3/27/1995) were arrested Friday (May 29) have been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count each of L.R.S 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder (felony). Raymond Joseph…
May22

Three People Shot During Altercation in Slidell Neighborhood

Three people were shot during an altercation in a Slidell-area neighborhood Thursday (May 21) night.    Shortly after 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Kingspoint Subdivision area near Slidell in reference to multiple individuals being shot.  Responding deputies learned a group of individuals had gotten into an altercation at a residence in the 200 block of Hollow Rock Court and gunfire was exchanged.  Three individuals, one female and two males, were…
May21

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting with multiple victims in the Kingspoint Subdivision and Voters Road area near Slidell. This is an active and ongoing investigation, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
May18

STPSO Participating in Click It or Ticket Campaign

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Click It or Ticket campaign this month. As part of this national campaign, which runs May 18-31, the STPSO will increase deputy patrols in neighborhoods and on our highways to conduct extra seat belt enforcement and checkpoints throughout the month.  The extra manpower is being provided for this initiative by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, which also helps fund…
May17

Abita Springs Man Arrested After Stand-off With Deputies

An Abita Springs man was taken into custody early Sunday (May 17) morning after a six-hour standoff with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday (May 16) deputies where dispatched to a residence on Jarrell Road near Abita Springs in reference to an altercation between a couple.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim and determined she had been a victim of an aggravated battery perpetrated by…
May17

Arrests Made After Woman Held Against Her Will at Slidell-area Residence

Arrests Made After Woman Held Against Her Will at Slidell-area Residence   The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three individuals after a New Orleans-area woman was beaten and held against her will inside a Slidell-area residence Saturday (May 16). At approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday (May 16), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Mallard Street in Slidell, after a woman called to report her mother…
May14

Slidell Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man after he robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint. Stephon Malonson (DOB 3/8/1998) called the victim and her friend Thursday morning (May 14), needing a ride from the Hammond area to the Shady Pine Mobile Home Park near Slidell. When the three arrived at the mobile home park, Malonson produced a handgun and robbed the victim, taking a prepaid credit card…
May14

Slidell Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man after he robbed an acquaintance at gunpoint. Stephon Malonson (DOB 3/8/1998) called the victim and her friend Thursday morning (May 14), needing a ride from the Hammond area to the Shady Pine Mobile Home Park near Slidell. When the three arrived at the mobile home park, Malonson produced a handgun and robbed the victim, taking a prepaid credit card…
May13

Woman Arrested Following Slidell-Area Shooting

A Slidell-area woman has been arrested in connection with a domestic-related shooting that occurred overnight near Slidell.  At approximately 12:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 13), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Kings Point area of Slidell after a third party called to report a man had been shot by his girlfriend. Samantha George (DOB 12/24/1978) of Slidell was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail…
May12

STPSO Investigating Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday night in the Belair Subdivision near Slidell.  One victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  This is an ongoing and active investigation, and no additional information is available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office…
May09

Inmate at St. Tammany Parish Jail Dies From Apparent Suicide

An inmate in the St. Tammany Parish Jail was found unresponsive by deputies after apparently strangling himself in his cell early Saturday (May 9) morning. A Lacombe man, 45, was found unresponsive at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the isolation cell where he was being held. Upon noticing the inmate was unresponsive, jail staff immediately began CPR and contacted medical personnel at the jail in addition to outside EMS.  Life saving…
May07

One Juvenile Arrested, Another Wanted in Connection with Recent Vehicle Burglaries

Several local vehicle burglaries have been cleared after a Covington-area woman called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report she located stolen items in her 15-year-old son’s bedroom. The woman told deputies she checked the bedroom her son shared with her 15-year-old nephew after someone told her the two boys were in possession of a firearm. She did not locate the firearm, but instead found what she believed to…
May04

Missing Boater Located

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Operations Division, with the assistance of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the U.S. Coast Guard and Pearl River Police, located a missing boater Monday (May 4) afternoon. Shawn “Michael” Copling of Pearl River launched his boat around noon on Sunday (May 2) at Pump Slough. He told family members he was going on a boat ride and when he had not returned…
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