April 2022


Arrest Made After Man Found Sleeping in Mandeville-area Home

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man early Tuesday (April 5) morning after he went into the wrong house and fell asleep. At approximately midnight Monday (April 4), STPSO deputies were dispatched to the Quail Creek neighborhood near Mandeville in reference to a vehicle that was abandoned after it had been crashed into a tree near the entrance to the subdivision.  Deputies located the heavily damaged, unoccupied vehicle…

STPSO Recognized with Two Prestigious Finance Awards

  Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has received both the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2022 budget and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. Both awards were presented by the Government Finance Officers Association, and the national awards represent a significant achievement by the agency and…

Slidell-area Man Arrested After Drugs Found Inside Vehicle

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded Tuesday (April 12) afternoon to a report of a motorist driving recklessly and ended up arresting a Slidell-area man after finding a variety of narcotics inside his vehicle. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of Kisatchie Drive near Slidell in reference to a suspicious subject, who witnesses reported had been driving a 2014 Cadillac CTS recklessly on Gause Boulevard.…

STPSO Marine Division Recovers Body After Crabber Falls into Lacombe-area Canal

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Marine Division have recovered the body of an unidentified man who fell into a Lacombe-area canal Wednesday (April 13) morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., members of the STPSO Marine Division were called out to the area of Lake Road near Lacombe in reference to a man who had fallen into the water. The man was crabbing off a bridge on Lake Road, when…

DWI Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is in recognition of April being Underage Drinking Awareness Month. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “Our goal is to raise awareness and to reduce the number of fatal and injury related crashes in St.…

STPSO Working Slidell-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently working a shooting incident, which occurred Sunday (April 17) afternoon in the area of Old Spanish Trail near Slidell.  One victim has been transported to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be provided when it becomes available.  

STPSO Looking for Man Wanted on Murder Charges

UPDATE Derick Fehn was located at approximately 8 p.m. Monday (April 18) at a residence in St. Bernard Parish. He was taken into custody and will be booked into the St. Bernard Parish Jail while he awaits extradition  to St. Tammany Parish. Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office as well as the US Marshal Service for the assistance they…

STPSO Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle of interest following a fatal hit and run crash which occurred Monday (April 18) evening near Covington. Shortly after 8 p.m. STPSO deputies were dispatched to a report of a male lying in the roadway of Helenbirg Road near Joyce Court. When deputies arrived, the victim, who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle,…

Driver in Fatal Hit and Run Arrested

The driver of the pickup truck that was involved in the fatal hit and run crash Monday (April 18) evening has been identified and arrested. Shannon Sherlock (DOB 10/31/1969) of Covington was taken into custody Tuesday (April 19) afternoon after deputies with the STPSO Traffic Division located the pickup truck involved in the crash and identified him as the driver. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional…

STPSO Applicant Arrested for Carnal Knowledge

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Covington-area man for Carnal Knowledge after evidence of the crime surfaced following his application for employment with the agency. While completing the new hire processing for applicant Robert Ebersole Jr., STPSO detectives received information that he may have been involved in an inappropriate relationship with an under-aged individual several years prior. That led detectives to launch an investigation and reach out…

Two Arrested by STPSO on Obscenity Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men after they were both observed committing sexual acts in local parking lots during two separate incidents.  Austin St. Cyr (DOB 3/21/2000) of Tangipahoa Parish was arrested Wednesday (April 27) on a warrant for one count of Obscenity (felony) in connection with an incident that occurred April 12 in a shopping center parking lot off U.S. Highway 190.  In that case, a woman…

Another Man Arrested for Obscenity

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested another man – the third one this month - for committing sexual acts in a public parking lot. A deputy, who was patrolling in the area of Highway 1085 and Highway 1077, was flagged down by a citizen around midday Thursday (April 28) in reference to a man who was observed masturbating in his vehicle in a nearby parking lot. The individual had…

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