April 2019


Man Robbed in Retaliation for Selling ‘Bad Drugs’

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested two people this week after they forced their way into a Folsom area home shortly after midnight Monday morning (April 1) and robbed and pistol whipped a man. They told detectives the robbery was in retaliation after the man sold them bad drugs. Alexis Walker (DOB 12/29/1999) of Madisonville and Kristopher Wild (DOB 6/17/1996) of Covington forced their way into a home on…

Local Teens Arrested Following Armed Robbery

Two area teenagers are behind bars after they robbed another teenager at gunpoint Saturday (April 6) evening near the Tammany Hills Subdivision. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested Blayne Bedford (DOB 8/13/2001) of Covington and Caleb Wood (DOB 7/26/2000) of Bush. Both have been booked into the St. Tammany Parish on the following charges: L.R.S. 14:64      Armed Robbery (FELONY) L.R.S. 14:64.3  Armed Robbery with a Firearm  The victim, a 17-year-old…

Slidell Couple Arrested

Update:  After the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office made a ruling on the manner of death in this case, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Investigators upgraded the charges on Kevin Scott (DOB 6/25/1990) and Samantha Hotard (DOB 5/11/1991) to L.R.S 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder. Both Scott and Hotard remain incarcerated in the St. Tammany Parish Jail.           The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area…

STPSO to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish.   The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. “We hope these checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drinking and driving,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “We ask our citizens to please make responsible decisions. If you choose to consume…

Teens Arrested After Breaking into Alton-Area Business

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two male juveniles after they broke into an Alton-area business early Tuesday morning.  Shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning (April 9) a 14-year-old and 16-year-old broke the front glass of a business on Highway 11 in Alton. During this incident, the duo stole more than $460 worth of cigarettes and tobacco products.  Shortly thereafter, the two teenagers were caught on surveillance, stealing an exterior camera and ice…

Second Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a second suspect after a 19-year-old was robbed at gunpoint in a rural area of Folsom, LA on Tuesday evening (April 9). The victim had made plans to meet up with an acquaintance, who he identified as Cameron Perry (DOB 4/18/2000) of Folsom, so the two could shoot guns. While the two were at the arranged location, a third individual got…

Mandeville Man Arrested on Multiple Counts of Criminal Damage

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man after he broke windows out of and caused damage to several Covington/Mandeville area businesses and a family residence located in Mandeville. Late Saturday night (April 6) and into Sunday (April 7) and Monday (April 8), the STPSO received reports from multiple businesses located along Hwy. 190 in Covington, Hwy. 59 in Mandeville and a Mandeville resident, that an unknown…

STPSO Looking for Man Following Residential Burglary in Folsom Area

UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday night (April 15), the suspect, Dakota Cyprian (DOB 11/16/1993) of Folsom, was located by STPSO K9 Thor.  He was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for a dog bite. Upon his release, he was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:   L.R.S. 14:108.2 Resisting a Police Officer with Force or Violence (3 counts) L.R.S. 14:60 Aggravated Burglary with Battery L.R.S.…

Man Wanted in Texas for Fatal Hit and Run Located in Slidell

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detective, who is assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, assisted Tuesday morning (April 16) in the apprehension of a man wanted in connection with a fatal hit and run out of Texas. The arrested subject, Jorge Granados (DOB 10/22/1996), was wanted on charges of Failure to Stop and Render Aid following a crash that killed 5-year-old girl on March 21 in Austin,…

Mandeville-area Man Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge

A Mandeville-area man is facing an animal cruelty charge after he beat and stabbed a neighborhood dog. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Sunday (April 14), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on America Street near Mandeville in reference to a man beating a dog. Deputies learned that a boy was out selling candy in the neighborhood when a small dog that was properly restrained on a porch…

Anonymous Tip Leads Detectives to Narcotics, Firearms in Slidell Residence

A tip from an anonymous citizen led members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force to a Slidell-area residence where narcotics and numerous firearms were located Wednesday (April 17). One individual has been arrested and another is being sought in connection with the case. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force received an anonymous tip from a resident concerned about potential narcotics activity at a…

Slidell Home Invasion Investigation Uncovers Prostitution Operation

  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies uncovered a prostitution operation while investigating a reported home invasion that occurred earlier this month in the Slidell area. On April 17, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Cherry Street in Slidell in reference to a reported home invasion and attempted kidnapping. Upon arriving at the location, deputies found three Hispanic males in a vehicle outside the residence.  …

STPSO Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday, April 27

This Saturday (April 27), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will participate in a one-day collaborative initiative with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to prevent pill abuse and theft by offering the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs. Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by…

UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested in Folsom Armed Robbery

At approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, an STPSO detective assigned to the U.S. Marshals Task Force located the second subject wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in a rural area of Folsom on April 9. Steven Warren (DOB 08/23/95) was located at a Folsom-area residence and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of L.R.S.…

Arrest Made Following Slidell-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Pearl River-area man following a homicide that occurred late Friday night (April 26) in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell. At approximately 11:15 p.m. Friday night, STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence on Pine Drive in Slidell in reference to an individual who had been shot. Responding deputies located a man lying in the driveway of the residence with an…

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