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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Jan20

‘Drug Deal Gone Bad’ Results in Three Arrests

The “victim”, the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars Wednesday night (January 18th) after a Slidell man called to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs. Zachary Stampley met up with Devin Pearson, in a Walmart parking lot, around 7:30 P.M. Wednesday evening with the intention of purchasing pills. The two men rode together in Pearson’s vehicle to a more private parking lot off of Airport…
Jan19

Fraudulent Credit Card Operation Shut Down by STPSO

A Slidell couple’s fraudulent credit card / identity theft operation has been shut down by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation, led by the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit, has resulted in 115 counterfeit credit cards, equipment used to make credit cards, and more than $25,000 worth of high-end shoes being seized. Roland Celestine (DOB: 9/30/1992) and Gariuan Hampton (DOB: 8/28/1994), both of 726 Joseph Street, Slidell, LA, were…
Jan18

No Charges Filed – More Details on the Fatal Shooting in Ozone Woods

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is close to concluding their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning in the Ozone Woos subdivision in Slidell. Shortly after midnight (January 17th), St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Robin Street in reference to a shooting. A homeowner, identified as 24-year-old, Shane Hicks, told deputies he was inside of his home when he heard shouting…
Jan17

Jail bookings Jan. 9-15

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan12

Burglary Spree Stopped by STPSO Detectives

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have recovered over $16,000 worth of property, and stopped a one man burglary spree that has plagued the Slidell area since late November of 2016. Steven Barrios (DOB 6/27/1989) is accused of burglarizing over twenty storage units and three surrounding businesses on Highway 190E in Slidell. Through an extensive investigation, detectives identified Barrios in late December. For over a month, Barrios ravaged multiple businesses and…
Jan11

Five Arrest Made in First Homicide of 2017

In what authorities are calling a drug deal gone bad, has left one man dead and five others behind bars facing serious charges Around 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Three individuals, Christover Davis, Cody Hartley, and Anthony Ussin were negotiating a deal to sell marijuana to Javonte Donaldson, Amira Bickham, and…
Jan11

Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arrested Minutes After Robbery

A 25-year-old Slidell man was arrested over the weekend after he robbed a Slidell-area gas station. Sheriff Randy Smith praises the deputies’ quick response as a factor in making a quick arrest. Early Sunday morning (January 8, 2017), William Meadows (DOB 5/21/1991; 2018 Churchill Street, Slidell) entered the Shell gas station on Hwy 11 wearing a ski mask. He showed the store clerk a large knife and demanded the clerk…
Jan09

Jail bookings Jan. 2-8

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Jan09

St. Tammany Investigating First Homicide of 2017

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the first homicide of 2017 in St. Tammany Parish. Around 8:00 PM yesterday evening (Sunday, January 8), deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Two subjects suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to nearby hospitals. One of the subjects were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The investigation…
Jan09

St. Tammany Highway Enforcement Unit Finds Missing Juvenile from Houston

Sheriff Randy Smith’s Highway Enforcement Unit potentially saved a young female juvenile from becoming a victim of human trafficking. Early Friday morning (January 6, 2017), a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy was conducting proactive enforcement on Interstate 12 near Mandeville, Louisiana. The deputy stopped a red Honda Civic with a Texas license plate for traveling with their high beams (bright lights). During the traffic stop, the deputy discovered that a…
Jan09

Woman robbed at gun-point after using online Buy/Sell/Trade site

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith is reminding residents to be cautious when meeting people they connect with through online buy/ trade/sell sites after a woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night (January 5, 2017). Pretending to be a 15 year-old girl, 17-year-old Devin Stogner lured the woman to a residence on Cypress Drive in Slidell, saying he was interested in buying some jewelry she had advertised for sale on…
Jan04

Man Succumbs to Injuries During Holiday Weekend Motorcycle Crash

Around 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 21 in Sun, Louisiana. The preliminary investigation determined that 60-year-old Bush, Louisiana resident, Joseph Bruno, who was driving a 2002 Honda Silverwing motorcycle, was traveling south on Highway 21. As Bruno approached the intersection of Pierce Road, a 2011 Chevy Malibu, driven by 60-year-old Emelda Mingo, from Bogalusa, Louisiana,…
Jan03

Jail bookings Dec. 26 to Jan. 1

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec29

St. Tammany Property Tax Due Date Extended Because of Holiday

St. Tammany Parish property owners should have received their 2016 ad valorem (property) tax notices in the mail earlier this month. Normally, all tax bills are due on December 31st, as required by law. This year will be a little different due to the holidays falling on a weekend. The due date has been extended to, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, since Monday, January 2, is considered a holiday at the…
Dec29

St. Tammany Sheriff Implements “Safe and Sober” Ride Home Program

Getting home safe this weekend is important to Sheriff Randy Smith and to all St. Tammany Parish deputies. Sheriff Smith is implementing the “Safe and Sober” ride home program, just as he did when he was Slidell Police Chief. In 2013, Sheriff Randy Smith, who was at the time the chief of the Slidell Police Department, was the first law enforcement leader to implement the “Safe and Sober” program in…
Dec27

Jail bookings Dec. 19-25

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec19

Jail bookings Dec. 12-18

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Dec19

Illegal Alien Arrested for Homicide Warrant After Traffic Stop

A man from El Salvador, who openly admitted to being in the United States illegally for over 10 years, was detained for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) after a St. Tammany Parish deputy discovered he had an outstanding international warrant for homicide with the El Salvador authorities. On Friday, December 9, 2016, a St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a white 2010 Ford F-350 dually…
Dec12

Jail bookings Dec. 5 thru 11

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Dec05

Jail bookings Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Nov28

Jail bookings Nov. 21-27

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Nov22

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Marko has received body armor

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office K9 Marko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Marko’s vest is sponsored by Noel Schultz and Norma Henry of Covington, LA and embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Lonnie R. Henry, New Orleans PD”. Mrs. Henry's husband, Lonnie, retired after 33 years with NOPD and the vest was…
Nov21

Jail bookings Nov. 14-20

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Nov17

STPSO Awarded Highway Safety Grant

As an ongoing commitment to keeping our roadways safe in St. Tammany Parish, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $181,642 by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission in order to conduct extra seat belt enforcement, DWI patrols, and underage alcohol enforcement. The funds for the grant will go into effect for the 2017 fiscal year. Sheriff Randy Smith says, “Our goal is to raise awareness and to reduce…
Nov15

Jail bookings Nov. 7-13

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Nov14

Slidell Man Claims God Told Him to Steal GPS from Ambulance

A Slidell area man told deputies he was “Following God’s message” when he took a GPS out of an ambulance.  Deputies were called to a Lacombe nursing home over the weekend in reference to a man trespassing at the facility. They located Jason Milto walking nearby and stopped him for questioning. Milto admitted to walking around the nursing home facility and said he was doing so because he was “Following…
Nov07

Jail bookings Oct. 31-Nov. 6

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Nov04

Trio Arrested in Mini-Storage Burglaries - Investigation Continues

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a trio of men responsible for a rash of mini-storage burglaries which occurred earlier this year. Between the months of August and September 2016, multiple self-storage units were burglarized in east St. Tammany Parish. This included units at Eden Isles Mini Storage (4532 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell), Liberty Storage (2247 E Gause Boulevard, Slidell), Bayou Mini Storage (28503 Highway 190, Lacombe), A Storage…
Nov04

Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree raises money, food for Food Bank and Samaritan Center

The Jack O' Lantern Jamboree held Monday, October 31, at the Justice Center and the Sheriff's Office facility in Slidell, was an amazing success, providing both food and monetary support for the Covington Food Bank and the Samaritan Center. The exact total collected has not been totaled, but the amount will be in excess of $1,300!!!! The money will be split between both entities, which work to serve the needy of…
Oct31

Jail bookings Oct. 24-30

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Oct31

Off-duty Deputy Catches Fleeing Suspect - Helped by Citizens - Suspect Reached for Toy Rifle

An off-duty deputy ended up in a foot pursuit after making a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being driven erratically. The deputy had just ended his shift and was headed home when he observed a gold-colored Honda Accord in front of him swerving on the roadway. The vehicle was speeding up to 65 miles per hour and then slowing down repeatedly while continuing to cross the centerline on…
Oct31

Elderly Woman Brings Gun to Law Office - Tries to Kill Her Attorney

A 75-year-old woman, upset over how her bankruptcy case was handled, brought a shotgun to a Covington law office and threatened to kill her attorney. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called to the law office on Highway 21 in Covington Thursday afternoon (October 27th) in response to a woman with a firearm. Responding deputies found 75-year-old Patricia Currie in the lobby of the office. The attorney told deputies he…
Oct25

Slidell Man Lead Deputies on Pursuit in Stolen Camaro

A Slidell man is behind bars after he took a St. Tammany Parish deputy on a pursuit in a stolen Camaro. The deputy was patrolling in the area of Thompson Road near Slidell when he observed a green Chevrolet Camaro with black racing stripes travelling at a high rate of speed. A vehicle matching that description was wanted in connection with an armed robbery out of Jefferson Parish. The driver…
Oct25

Alabama Men Arrested for Stealing Tires from Slidell Business

Two Alabama men were arrested this weekend on drug and burglary charges after they stole tires from a Slidell-area business. Deputies were dispatched to National Tire and Battery Services on Gause Boulevard Sunday morning after someone observed a box truck pull behind the closed business and then drive off with tires loaded in the back. The box truck was located near Interstate 10 and traffic stop was conducted. The driver,…
Oct25

Traffic Stop Leads to Disturbing Discovery

Last week, a traffic stop led deputies to make a disturbing discovery that was very alarming to law enforcement authorities. A narcotics investigation led members of the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle at Highway 190 and Judge Tanner Boulevard in Covington, Louisiana. Detectives discovered heroin, methamphetamine, a large amount of cash, and drug paraphernalia. In addition to the narcotics, detectives located…
Oct24

Jail bookings Oct. 17-23

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.
Oct17

Jail bookings Oct. 10-16

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Oct12

Four Arrests Made in St. Tammany Motel Homicide Case

Four arrests have been made as the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the homicide of 32-year-old Brandon Washington. On Tuesday, October 4th, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 after someone heard gunshots at the Green Springs Motel (72533 Highway 21, Covington, Louisiana). When deputies arrived, they found Washington shot to death inside a motel room. The investigation revealed that 27-year-old, Terry Hookfin, 18-year-old, Tyreek…
Oct12

Jail bookings Oct. 3-9

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Oct07

Madisonville Man Rams Vehicle into Home – Flees from Deputies

A Madisonville man is facing numerous charges after he kicked the door in at his ex-wife’s house and rammed his vehicle into the home before taking St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies on an early morning pursuit. Forty-year-old Randall Cartier of Madisonville, Louisiana, was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: - Home Invasion - Aggravated Criminal Damage - Simple Criminal Damage to Property - Flight from…
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