Tagged: "prison"


First Three Canine Participants of ‘The Big House Program’ Announced

The following canines are the first three participants in the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office The Big House Program and are in search of a “furever” home! For those not familiar with The Big House Program, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s office has partnered with Doggone Express, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Mt. Hermon, LA. Doggone Express helps Louisiana prisons and jails establish training programs called “From the Big…

Sheriff’s Employee Terminated After Questionable Items Found in the Transport Vehicle He was Driving

On July 18th, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of a vehicle used to transport inmates to a work detail with a parish municipality.  During the search, multiple cell phones and containers of tobacco were found in a carry-bag inside the vehicle.  Tyson Sonnier, the deputy who was assigned to drive that vehicle, was immediately placed on administrative leave and his commission was pulled pending…