December 2022


STPSO Receives National Award for Budget Book

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. 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 Parish Sheriff’s Office had to satisfy…

Former STPSO Employee Arrested for Financial Crimes

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (December 2) in connection with a fraudulent check investigation. Carri Artigue, a former employee in the STPSO Occupational Licensing Department, was arrested Friday for one count each of Bank Fraud, Monetary Instrument Abuse and Misdemeanor Money Laundering.  She will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center.    Artigue has been employed with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s…

UPDATE – Arrests Made in Slidell-area Murder

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s obtained warrants late Thursday (December 1) night for the arrest of two individuals in connection with the fatal shooting which occurred Monday in the Slidell area. A 15-year-old Slidell male was arrested Friday (December 2) morning at a residence in the Slidell area.  He will be booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center for one count of First-degree Murder and one count…

Man Arrested for Covington Murders Transferred After Escape Attempt

Antonio Tyson (DOB 8/22/1973), who was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail earlier this week by Covington Police after he murdered and burned the bodies of two individuals, has been transferred to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola after a failed escape attempt. Tyson was rebooked on one count of Attempted Escape after he damaged jail property in his attempt to escape from the St. Tammany Parish Jail. Determined to…

Arrest Made in Abita-area Homicide

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Kentwood man in connection with the May 2 homicide which occurred on Pansy Street in the Abita Nursery Subdivision. Tyrus Brock (DOB 11/8/1995) is currently being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on unrelated charges. A hold has been placed on him by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Once he fulfills his requirements in…

STPSO Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Sheriff Randy Smith is pleased to announce the Government Finance Officers Association has presented the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office with the Certificate of Achievement for its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management…

STPSO Providing Extra Patrols, Rides Home to Prevent Impaired Driving

Sheriff Randy Smith wants to make sure everyone arrives home safely this holiday season. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining other local law enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to reduce impaired driving during the holiday season by participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. As part of the state-wide campaign, which runs through New Years and is funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, extra deputies…

STPSO Detectives Arrest Two Wanted Fugitives

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office located and arrested two wanted fugitives at their workplace in Pearl River after another agency contacted them and requested their help. On Wednesday (Dec. 21) STPSO detectives were contacted by investigators with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding a request to attempt to locate Sidney Banks Jr (DOB 2/06/1997). Banks was wanted on an active St. Helena arrest warrant for one…

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