April 2020

Apr17

STPSO Investigating Domestic-Related Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide that occurred overnight in the Lacombe area.   A suspect is in custody, and the investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 
Apr17

STPSO Makes Arrest In Domestic-Related Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested an individual in connection with a domestic-related homicide that occurred overnight in the Lacombe area. Shortly before 4:12 a.m. Friday (April 17) morning, Fernando Cortez (DOB 1-4-1994) called 911 to report that he had stabbed his girlfriend and himself during in altercation that occurred at their residence in the 27000 block of Charlotte Street in Lacombe.  Responding deputies located the mutilated body…
Apr18

St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

One inmate in the St. Tammany Parish Jail has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  That inmate began showing symptoms earlier this week, and he was immediately placed in insolation. His positive test came back Friday evening. As soon as that inmate started showing symptoms, the medical staff at the jail placed all inmates in the housing unit where that inmate was being housed on lockdown as a precaution. Those inmates…
Apr18

Mandeville-area Father Arrested After Abusing Infant Son

***UPDATE*** STPSO Detectives were notified by doctors Sunday (April 19) morning that the infant had succumbed to his injuries.  At that time the charge against Brian Young was upgraded from L.R.S. 14:93.2.3 Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles to L.R.S. 14:30 First-Degree Murder.   “This was an innocent and helpless baby,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. “The idea that his precious life was taken by his own father is incomprehensible. I applaud…
Apr20

Two Individuals Located After Becoming Stranded While Crawfishing

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Operations Division, with the assistance of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Coast Guard, rescued two individuals who went missing while crawfishing in the Pearl River area.   A 48-year-old man from Iberville Parish and a 56-year-old woman from Ascension Parish were reported missing by family members when they did not return after going crawfishing late Friday (April 17) night…
Apr22

Abita Springs Man Arrested After Attacking A Couple in Their Home

An Abita Springs-area man is facing attempted murder charges after he came into a couple’s home and attacked them with a hatchet and a sickle. At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 21), St. Tammany Parish deputies responded to a residence in the Hillcrest area near Abita Springs in reference to a woman who reported she had been stabbed. When deputies arrived at the home they located the woman, who was…
Apr23

STPSO Working Slidell-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a homicide, which occurred shortly after noon on Thursday (April 23) at a residence in the 59000 block of Shady Lane in the Slidell area. This is an active and ongoing investigation, and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Apr23

Man Arrested in Slidell-area Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Slidell-area man in connection with a homicide that occurred Thursday (April 23) at a residence in the 59000 block of Shady Lane in the Slidell area. Shortly after noon, deputies were dispatched to the residence after an individual identified as Rueben “Rambo” Patrick Cousin (DOB 10-9-1996) stabbed another man during an altercation at the home. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies…
Apr30

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Pursuit

    A routine traffic stop resulted in a vehicle pursuit and ultimately in the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of five subjects Thursday (April 3) morning near Slidell. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that was headed east-bound on Interstate 12. The vehicle was later found to be stolen out of…

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