March 2021


Slidell Couple Arrested on Drug Charges

   Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Division wrapped up an investigation last week with the arrest of a Slidell-area couple after locating $73,000 worth of meth at their residence. Detectives began investigating in 2020 after they were made aware of suspected illegal narcotics being distributed by William Anthony “Tony” Murray and his wife, Desiree Murray, who both resided on Pine Ranch Road in Slidell. With assistance from…

STPSO Names Admin Deputy of the Year

Sheriff Randy Smith has named the 2020 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Administrative Deputy of the Year – Deputy Thu Huynh-Yee. Deputy Yee was hired in October 2011 as a Sales Tax Auditor for the Sales Tax Department.  In 2020, she was assigned the responsibility of training a new auditor following the retirement of a field training officer.  This position has not experienced much turnover over the years, and training for…

Homeowner from 2020 Home Invasion Arrested on Drug Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the homeowner following a December 2020 home invasion, after detectives located a large cache of drugs, cash and weapons inside the residence during the investigation. Recall on December 8, 2020, deputies were called to a residence in the 28000 block of Palmer Drive in reference to a shooting. The homeowner told deputies he shot at four men after the men entered his…

STPSO Working Shooting in Slidell

***UPDATE***   The victim in this case has succumbed to his injuries and died.  The body has been turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office who will conduct an autopsy and determine the cause and manner of death.   The investigation remains open/active and no additional information is available, at this time.    _____________________ The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident which occurred…

STPSO Receives National Award for Budget Document

Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for its Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The national award represents a significant achievement by the agency and reflects the commitment of the agency and its staff to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting.  In order to receive the budget award, the St. Tammany…

Woman Wanted in Slidell-area Murder

The St. Tammany Parish Sherriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a woman wanted in connection with a murder that occurred last weekend in the Slidell area. Sunday afternoon, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 block of Brownswitch Road in Slidell, regarding a male who had been shot.  The subject was transported to a local hospital, and ultimately succumbed to his injuries…

STPSO Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

***Update***   Tristen Blake Sullivan (DOB 9/11/1991) of Franklinton has been arrested in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash, which occurred late Saturday (March 20) night in Madisonville, La. Sullivan was taken into custody Wednesday (March 24) and will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges: (1 count) L.R.S.  14:100 C (3) Hit and Run Driving; Death or Serious Bodily Injury (1 count) L.R.S. 14:32…

Meraux Man Arrested After Stolen/Fraudulent Checks Found During Traffic Stop

A Meraux man is back behind bars in St. Tammany Parish after an investigation following a routine traffic stop reveals more than 400 stolen/fraudulent checks valued at approximately $538,000.  Gregory Ward Jr. (DOB 7/14/1999) was stopped by a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy for speeding on January 25. During that traffic stop, Ward initially provided a fake name was found to be in possession of several checks, credit cards, and…

STPSO Working Shooting Incident Near Slidell

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident which occurred in the 1400 block of Ellingsworth Drive near Slidell Wednesday (March 31) morning. At least one victim has been transported to a local area hospital, and the scene is secure at this time. The investigation is in the preliminary stages, and anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…

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