News & Events

Thursday October 26, 2017 – Press Release – Arrest Made Concerning Double Homicide on GSU campus

 

An arrest has been made in reference to the double homicide that occurred on the campus of Grambling State University that claimed the lives of Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell. Jaylin M. Wayne has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in connection to the shooting deaths of Andrews and Caldwell. Andrews and Wayne were both GSU students. Wayne was taken into custody insert the date, time and location of arrest here.

LPSO investigators secured an arrest warrant for Wayne after gathering vital evidence and conducting extensive interviews of witnesses and other involved persons concerning this tragic ordeal.

The investigation revealed that this incident was apparently initiated as a result of a disagreement that led to a fight between one of the victims, Earl Andrews and the suspect. At some point during the fight, the suspect produced a firearm and shot Andrews and Caldwell. Caldwell appears to have been coming to the aide of Andrews when he was shot.

Quote from Sheriff Mike Stone:

“I feel confident that our investigators have put together a strong case. As a department, we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. I want to thank our team of investigators for their dedication and the determined effort that they put forth in working this case. I would also like to thank the Grambling State University Police Department, Grambling Police Department, Monroe Police Department, Ruston Police Department, the Louisiana State Police and numerous other public safety entities for their assistance with this investigation.
To the students and family members / parents of our GSU students here in Lincoln Parish, please rest assured that President Gallot and I remain in close contact, increased activity / patrols will continue for the foreseeable future.”

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Submitted By:

Major Stephen Williams

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Wednesday October 25, 2017 – Press Release – Re Shooting on GSU campus

 

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, shortly after midnight, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department was called to assist the Grambling State University Police Department in reference to a shooting that had occurred on campus. Two male victims were discovered and later pronounced dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds.

At the request of GSUPD, Sheriff Mike Stone has assigned this case to LPSO investigators. Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence, interviewing persons and securing warrants. The suspect is described as a black male with no additional identifiers to offer. As of the time of this release, the suspect remains at large. Both victims have been identified by a GSU spokesman as Earl Andrews and Monquiarious Caldwell, both 23 of Farmerville, LA.

The integrity of this case is paramount. Many details concerning this case will not be discussed outside of law enforcement. Many details, including possible evidence or witnesses will not be discussed at this time, this is an effort to ensure the integrity of this case and the apprehension of this suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ruston/Lincoln Crimestoppers at 318.255.1111. Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for credible information regarding this case. Sheriff Stone, Chief Caviness, GSU President Rick Gallot and LSP Troop F Commander Captain Tommy Lewis have been in contact with each other to ensure all of the necessary resources that may be required to solve this case will be solved. Sheriff Stone’s investigators will be working 24/7. Patrols from all aforementioned law enforcement entities will be providing extra patrol on and around GSU campus for the foreseeable future.

Message from Sheriff Stone:

This tragic incident appears to have occurred between persons that knew each other, to some extent at least. There are no indicators that this incident bears any resemblance to any of the random acts of violence or domestic terrorism that have been experienced around our country in recent weeks. I would also like to take a moment to urge any persons that may have information about this incident to reach out to local law enforcement, call 911, contact our office at
318.251.5111 or reach out to us by way of our free app.

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Submitted By:

Major Stephen Williams

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Thursday October 5, 2017 – LPSO Annual Rifle Site in dates and times.

 

On October 23 thru October 27, 2017, from noon until 4 PM, each day, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department will host its annual rifle site-in dates.

Safety Considerations / rules:

  • Eye and ear protection is required.
  • The 100 yard range will not accommodate rifle calibers beyond 300 magnum.
  • Arrive with a unloaded weapon, to include the magazine.
  • The process could be slow, considering the number of shooters  and available firing positions.
  • Please bring your own targets and staple gun.
  • Please ensure that you can legally possess a firearm.

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Submitted By:

Major Stephen Williams

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Monday July 31, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release –  Vehicle Burglaries / Theft

 

Caleb M. Ogden, Colin Javon Lacy and an unnamed juvenile suspect have been arrested by Lincoln Parish deputies and charged with a multitude of offenses related to vehicle burglaries and or theft(s) committed during the late evening hours and early morning hours of July 30 and 31, 2017.

The initial incident involving the suspects began on Null Road with the theft of an ATV (four wheeler). The ATV was ultimately recovered, as the alert owner of the ATV offered some pursuit, ultimately causing the suspects to break away and abandon the ATV, located still running.

The suspects then crossed the parish and committed several counts of simple burglary (vehicle burglaries) in and around the Sheldon’s View and Squire Creek neighborhoods. The suspicious vehicle was noticed around the Squire Creek area and LPSO was contacted. Deputies encountered the suspect’s vehicle and noted that it was similar in description to the vehicle involved with the theft of the ATV from earlier in the shift. The suspect vehicle was removed from the scene by a wrecker. The shotgun in the image attached to this report had been stolen from a vehicle earlier in the Sheldon’s View subdivision, as had the miscellaneous items seen in the digital image.

Arrested on scene were Caleb Ogden and a juvenile subject that cannot be identified. Colin Javon Lacy was identified as the third suspect and later located by deputies. Lacy was arrested and charged on 7/31/2017.

LPSO deputies have made contact with numerous homeowners, asking the homeowners to check their property, in an attempt to ensure that they (homeowners) have not sustained a loss that they are not yet aware of. Some homeowners were not aware that they were missing items from their vehicles. Homeowners are reminded to make sure that their vehicles are locked while at home. Please make it a part of your routine to ensure that your vehicles are locked when you lock up for the evening. Lacy’s list of offenses should mirror Ogden’s list, less one (1) count of felony theft. This is due to Lacy’s absence on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, when the remaining two suspect stole an ATV from a residence on Mondy Road.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday June 9, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Numerous Vehicle Burglary Arrests

Three arrested in numerous vehicle burglaries in Dubach area. Late May, early June, 2017, Dubach, LA, area.

Lincoln Parish Detectives along with the Dubach Police Department have arrest three Dubach men for the involvement in recent vehicle burglaries.

Curtavious Archie, age 18,  has been charged with:

  • 4 counts of simple burglary

Jordan Mack, age 17, has been charged with

  • 4 counts of simple burglary

Samual Graham, age 18, has been charged with:

  • 4 counts of burglary
  • Possession of schedule I marijuana
  • Possession of schedule IV alprazolam
  • Possession of a legend drug
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday June 9, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Burglary Arrests

On May 30, 2017 the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding a burglary and damage to property on Brown Road. The residence was severely damaged and left open, exposed to the elements. LPSO deputies investigated the crime and interviewed over a dozen people. It was determined that one (1) adult and seven (7) juveniles were responsible for the damage which occurred over a month period. The damage estimates are over $50,000.00

Deputies have charged  Jason Reynolds, age 19, with 3 counts of burglary and 1 count of criminal damage to property

Seven juveniles have also been charged with multiple counts of burglary and criminal damage to property.

Sheriff Stone would like to thank the deputies from patrol , investigations and juvenile for their hard work and diligence. Sheriff Stone would also like to thank the community, as a whole, for their involvement in this matter, which greatly expedited the rapid conclusion to this investigation.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday May 25, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Theft Arrest

William F. “Billy” Bennett and Amanda Reese were arrested this afternoon, having been charged with misdemeanor theft. The pair worked in unison on May 23, 2017, to steal a ½” drive impact wrench from Tool City Sales, located north of Ruston, LA. Bennett and Reese are Lincoln Parish residents. The item stolen was valued at $379.00. Investigators indicate that they suspect the item will be recovered very soon. The suspects were operating out of a black Dodge truck at the time this offense was committed.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

BENNETT, William F
REESE, Amanda

Thursday May 25, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Vehicle Burglaries Update 2

LPSO investigators secured and executed additional arrest warrants today in reference to the recent rash of burglaries. Two adults that are currently in custody for burglaries that occurred during this same time frame received additional charges, along with one juvenile with respect to burglaries that occurred in the Creek’s Edge Subdivision. The warrants executed today were executed upon the following persons: 

     Jamario Smith now faces twenty two (22) counts of burglary.

     Emerion Holland now faces seven (7) counts of burglary.

     One juvenile suspect now faces twenty two (22) counts of burglary.

Investigators anticipate more arrests for additional burglaries to follow.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday May 25, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Firearms and Education Expo – Lincoln SO / Union SO / American Way Conservation Society / Palmetto State Armory – in conjunction with Karl Malone

The American Way Conservation Society is excited to announce its first Firearms and Education Expo to be held Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. The Education Expo will be held in conjunction with Karl Malone and the Lincoln and Union Parish Sheriffs Departments.

The Expo’s mission is to teach those who sign up about firearm safety and usage in a controlled environment with Lincoln and Union Parish Sheriffs Departments and leading firearms manufacturing representatives as the educators. The event will be held on a firearms range with live fire exercises involving both a pistol and AR for all participants. The American Way Conservation Society believes that the second amendment is not only our right as American citizens, but also, it is our duty and responsibility to educate ourselves and those around us on how to properly use, store, and clean firearms. This Expo aims to do just that.

The Firearms and Education Expo is a free event open to all ages, children under 17 must have a legal guardian present. For more information or to register to attend, please call 318-251- 6412.

Event Start: 10:30am Saturday June 3rd.

Event location: Lincoln Parish Law Enforcement Training Center – Old KOA Road, Simsboro, LA. Exit 1-20 at MM 77, north for approximately 500 yards, then left (west) on Old KOA Road.

Reminder: Participants WILL NOT be allowed to utilize personally owned firearms. Range Safety Officers ask that no participants approach the waiting area or the firing line with personally owned firearms. The two (2) attached waiver of liability I hold harmless forms LPSO I PALMETTO STA TE ARMORY must be completed, along with the AWCS Educational Expo Registration Form, prior to participation. Eye and ear protection will be available to all persons present and must be utilized.

To schedule an interview or possible firearms demonstration with Karl Malone, the Lincoln and Union Parish Sherriff s Departments and Adam Ruonala from Palmetto State Armory between 5/23/17 at 1 pm- 5/25/17 at 3pm, either reply to logan.richardson@palmettostatearmory.com or call 803-760-6471.

Contact:
Adam Ruonala – Chief Marketing Officer
Palmetto State Armory
Adam@palmettostatearmory.com
803-760-6471

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday May 23, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Vehicle Burglaries Update

Two adults, along with three juveniles have been arrested and charged with numerous counts of vehicle burglaries. The adults involved are Jamario Smith and Emerion Holland (images attached). The total number of vehicle burglaries that are being worked by LPSO investigators total greater than thirty (30). Victims sustained losses of items ranging from cash to firearms, primarily from vehicles that the suspects discovered to be unlocked, at the time they committed their offenses.

The sweep of arrest began Monday morning (5/22/2017) and included all divisions of the sheriff’s department. LPSO investigators believe a strong case exists with respect to physical evidence. Many stolen items are still at large, to include firearms. Ruston / Lincoln Crimestoppers (318.255.1111) will pay for information leading to the arrest or arrests of those persons found to be in possession stolen property.

The suspects were believed to be driving a dark colored mid-size sedan during the time these offenses were committed. The suspects preyed upon parked cars in residential areas of the parish that they (suspects) discovered to be unlocked. The names of the juvenile offenders have been intentionally omitted from this report. Each juvenile was booked with sixteen (16) counts of burglary. Attached are images of Jamario Smith, booked with sixteen (16) counts of burglary and Emerion Holland (booked with one count of burglary).

Quote from Sheriff Stone:

This investigation is still ongoing and there is still much work to be done. Investigators are meticulously working thru physical and scientific evidence, in an effort to solve each crime committed. I would like to specifically thank our criminal investigators, narcotics investigators, juvenile division, patrol division as well as our support staff for the long hours put into apprehending these suspects.

Sheriff Mike Stone

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday May 19, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Vehicle Burglaries

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department has responded to an increased number of vehicle burglaries during the month of May. These burglaries are concentrated in the unincorporated neighborhoods of the parish, primarily occurring on the northern and eastern sides of the parish, with a couple reported to the southern portion of the parish.

     Only one reported vehicle burglary has involved glass breakage, with the remainder of the vehicles being unlocked at the time of the offense. The suspect or suspects are taking anything of value, to include cash and firearms. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles and remove any visible items of value. Ruston / Lincoln Crimestoppers (255-1111) will pay up to $2,000.00 for information leading to an arrest. Residents are urged to report anything suspicious by calling the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department at 251-5111 or simply by dialing 911 in the event of an emergency.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday May 17, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Methamphetamine – CDS arrest

Roger and Peggy Williams of Simsboro, LA, were arrested on Friday, May 12, 2017, after LPNET agents served an arrest warrant at their residence, located at 11316, US Hwy 80 (west) Simsboro, LA.

A search of the residence turned up approximately one-half ounce of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cash. The pair have been booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on multiple charges.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Williams, Roger Dale
Evidence
Williams, Peggy
Evidence
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Press Release – Log Cabin & Environ Services First Responder’s Lunch

Lincoln Parish first responders were treated to lunch yesterday at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Building. The luncheon was made possible by Log Cabin and Environ Services. Sheriff Stone, said these type events mean a lot to us. We really appreciate the generosity of all parties involved. Our community is blessed to have so many caring individuals and businesses that come together to support one another.

Sheriff Mike Stone

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday April 13th, 2017

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Wanted: Johnny Reed for 2nd Degree Robbery

Johnny Reed is wanted by the LPSO for second degree robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you know his whereabouts please contact the LPSO at 318-251-5111 or Ruston -Lincoln Crimestoppers at 318-255-1111.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Monday April 3rd, 2017

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – 62 Weather Related Responses

On the afternoon of Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, along with the Lincoln Parish Fire Department, as well as the Choudrant Fire Department, responded to approximately sixty two (62) calls that were weather related. These calls included down trees, down power lines, fires due to power lines, stranded motorists due to weather, and houses struck by trees.  

No injuries were reported relative to these sixty two (62) calls.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

11th Annual Senior Expo

A great time was had by all, many thanks to our sponsors that helped to make this possible, Sheriff Mike Stone.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Monday March 21st, 2017

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Stolen Welding Machine

A welding trailer was stolen in the Dubach area last Friday, March 17, 2017. The machine is mounted on a black 5x10 trailer with a short tailgate. Blue Miller welder with cutting torch bottles, …etc. Machine is mounted on a white rat-pack tool box. LA license on trailer is E709814 (proper tag, present at the time of the theft).

If you have any information on this theft please call the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office 251-5111 or Ruston/Lincoln crime-stoppers at 255-1111. This was a daytime theft that was reported to LPSO at approximately 1:06 PM.

An accurate image of the stolen welding machine and trailer is attached to this release.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Welding Machine Trailer

Monday March 13th, 2017

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Arrest

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday December 16th, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Armed Robbery

At approximately 0615 this morning, LPSO received a call reporting an armed robbery that occurred in the area of Hickory Street and Third Street. The victim / resident reported to deputies that he was approached by the suspect as he (victim) exited his residence and approached his vehicle. The suspect was armed with a handgun. A struggle ensued, during which, the suspect struck the victim with the weapon, several times. During this incident, the suspect robbed the victim of an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a small silver or grey car, make and model unknown.

The victim described the suspect as follows:

  • Black male
  • Medium to tall height / slender build
  • Dressed in black, wearing a mask
  • Armed with a handgun

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to please forward any tip to CRIMESTOPPERS at 318.255.1111 or to submit their tip using the sheriff department’s free app available for Apple and Android users. Tips are anonymous. CRIMESTOPPER tips that lead to an arrest can receive up to one thousand dollars.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Public Service Announcement  – Parking Lot Patrol

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, Community Services Division/TRIAD, S.A.L.T. Advisory Council and Sheriff’s Citizens Observer Patrol (SCOP) will be doing Parking Lot Patrol/Stores to help deter crime during the Thanksgiving Holidays,

The patrol date will be Friday, November 25, 2016.

The Sheriff’s Citizens  Observer Patrol will also be on patrol at True Value Hardware, Wal-Mart Parking Lots and Down Town Ruston.

TRIAD’s staff, S.A.L.T. Advisory Council and Community Volunteers will patrol beginning at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at True Value and Wal-Mart Parking Lots/Stores. Volunteers will be patrolling the parking lots, escorting the elderly citizens in the golf carts and other shoppers that may need assistance to their cars during these times.

All community volunteers, church groups, clubs and organizations interested in patrolling are asked to contact the Lincoln Parish’s Office / TRIAD Division at 318-251-6446 or Deputy Emma Williams, ESO at 318-251-6451 to schedule a time to patrol.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Sunday October 9, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

IN CUSTODY: Jerryco Hayes

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department now has Jerryco Hayes in custody.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday October 7, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

WANTED: Jerryco Hayes

Investigators with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department currently hold an active arrest warrant for Jerryco Hayes in connection to his alleged involvement in the aggravated burglary of a Lincoln Parish resident. Hayes is also wanted on a warrant by the City of Ruston, having been accused of home invasion. Several bench warrants exist on charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, as well as a probation and parole hold by the State of Louisiana.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect, report a tip at 318.255.1111. LPSO investigators can also be reached by calling the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department at 318.251.5111 (dispatch) or by simply dialing 911 to report the suspect’s whereabouts.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Jerryco Hermanus Hayes

Thursday September 8, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Public Service Announcement

Area schools are back in session. In an effort to help educate motorists concerning the law addressing overtaking and passing school busses (LA RS 32:80), some following tips have been attached. Areas of our parish that generate most complaints are our four lane and five lane roadways. An example of the five lane roadway would be US Hwy 167, both north and south of town, which possess no physical barrier, simply a turning lane. A roadway such as this cannot be determined to be a separate roadway, as there is no physical barrier (median, Jersey barrier, etc.…that would impede the flow of traffic.

  • 80.  Overtaking and passing school buses

A.(1)  The driver of a vehicle upon a highway meeting or overtaking from any direction any school bus that has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall stop the vehicle not less than thirty feet from the school bus before reaching such school bus when there are in operation on said school bus visual signals as required by R.S. 32:318, and said driver shall not proceed until such bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer activated.

Some portions of US Hwy 167, both north and south, do have medians that would constitute a physical barrier, thereby negating the need for a motorist, traveling in the opposing lane, to stop for a loading bus that is across the median from the motorist.

LA RS 32:82 Addresses Driving on Divided Highways

  1. Driving on divided highways

            A.(1) Whenever any highway has been divided into two roadways by a median, physical barrier, or clearly indicated dividing section so constructed as to impede vehicular traffic, every vehicle shall be driven only upon the right hand roadway and no vehicle shall be driven over, across, or within the median, barrier, or section, except through an improved opening or at a crossover or intersection established under authority of this Chapter.

            (2) No vehicle, other than an authorized vehicle, shall be driven through or use an improved opening or crossover on any interstate highway. For the purposes of this Paragraph, “authorized vehicle” means “authorized emergency vehicles”, as defined in R.S. 32:1, and towing and recovery vehicles operating under the direction of a law enforcement agency.

  1. No vehicle shall cross the painted continuous centerline of any multiple lane highway, except for the purpose of making a turn.

This information is extended to you in an effort to mitigate the likelihood of a crash involving one of our many school busses operating within the parish. Should you observe a violation, please report the violation to your local law enforcement agency.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday September 1, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Donations to residents of Livingston Parish (Disaster Relief Effort)

At the request of Sheriff Ard (Livingston Parish Sheriff) and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Task Force, Lincoln Parish deputies recently deployed personnel to Livingston Parish, in an effort to assist with patrols and disaster relief efforts that are currently ongoing. While on scene, deputies reported back the lack of materials that are essential for the victims of this disaster to begin their clean up and restoration efforts. Materials are pouring in, but the overwhelming need far outweighs the quantities that are arriving.

Upon returning back to Lincoln Parish, deputies began to approach our own personnel, in an effort to gather needed materials in order to deliver these materials to Livingston Parish. Some local businesses and Sunday school groups learned of this effort and were eager to assist. LPSO will be departing today with many needed materials, enroute to Livingston Parish. With the assistance of all parties involved, a total of $2861.00 worth of materials will be delivered to assist the residents of Livingston Parish. Christ’s Community Church in Denham Springs, LA, will serve as the drop off point. Materials will include sheet rock, extension cords, fans, mildew killer, fans and numerous other needed materials.

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department Employee Contributions

Pearce Lumber (Ruston, LA)

The Lincoln Agency (Ruston, LA)

Audibel Hearing Aid, Inc. (Ruston, LA)

Temple Baptist Church Adult II – Sunday School Department (Ruston, LA)

     Sheriff Stone would like to thank the entities that became aware of this effort and offered their assistance to make this sizeable donation possible. Make no mistake, if a disaster were to befall Lincoln Parish, our neighboring law enforcement entities to the south would be among the first to lend assistance in any was necessary. From all accounts, residents are currently living in conditions of total devastation. We hope that this effort will offer some of those affected persons some solace during this period of devastation that they are currently faced with.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Ouachita Parish Murder Suspect Apprehended

GEE ISSAC (003)

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday August 16, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Shooting Incident

On Monday, August 15, 2016, at approximately 9:00 PM, deputies responded to a 911 call in Dubach, LA, in reference to a shooting incident that had occurred at 245 Main Street. Multiple witnesses on scene advised that Laterrious Deon Dyes had shot Lee Crew. Crew and Dyes had reportedly been involved in a verbal altercation, shortly before this incident occurred. Dyes then arrived at the 245 Main Street address, shortly thereafter, and allegedly shot Crew with a handgun. Dyes then fled the scene driving a green SUV. The victim was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment.

LPSO investigators are in the process of interviewing witnesses and preparing an arrest warrant, charging Dyes with attempted first degree murder. Any persons with information regarding this matter or the whereabouts of the suspect in this case are requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 318-255-1111.

Attached are images of the suspect, Laterrious Deon Dyes. One image was captured from a business camera in Dubach, LA, shortly before this incident occurred and offers an accurate / current depiction of the suspect.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday July 14, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Urgent Update on Roadway Conditions

At the time of this release, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department is reporting that there are no roadways blocked, due to downed trees or other debris. Areas of the parish did sustain heavy winds, earlier in the evening, causing downed trees and powerlines.

All motorists are urged to remain cautious, and stay off of the roadway(s), if at all possible. Power company crews are working to restore power. Crews are out and working on or very near the travel lanes. Weather conditions remain favorable to continue to cause downed trees and or power lines. Please exercise caution.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday June 30, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Upcoming Hunter Education Classes

  • August                  22 thru 25
  • September         12 thru 15
  • September         26 thru 29
  • October                3 thru  6
  • October               17 thru 20

All classes are from 6-9 PM and will be held at the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, located at 161 Road Camp Road, Ruston, LA. Please register online thru the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website.  

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday May 26, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – 2016 Fan Drive

2016 Fan Drive

Lincoln Parish TRIAD and its S. A. L. T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together)

Advisory Council is launching this year’s Annual Electric Fan Drive. The Fan Drive will continue throughout the summer with fans given to the elderly and disabled who don’t have sufficient cooling and can’t buy a fan during the summer months.

One fan will be distributed per senior. They will be given based on need qualifications.

Lincoln Parish citizens are asked to donate electric fans to assist those in need.

Persons interested in donating fans may drop them off at Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex located at 161 Road Camp Road, Ruston, LA, or Ruston Fire Department, located at 920 East Georgia Ave., Ruston, LA.

Persons in need, can contact Community Services/TRIAD Division for assistance. For more information, please contact Deputy Emma Williams at (318) 251-6451.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday May 26, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use

Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day and Night

The Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Department is pleased to announce it has received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC). LPSO will use these funds to support the Click It or Ticket Campaign.

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Department is participating in the Louisiana’s annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, with other law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement of the state’s occupant protection laws during the two-week mobilization, May 23 thru June5, 2016-

Click It or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement and public awareness campaign aimed at saving lives by getting more people to wear their seat belts. This special enforcement period is part of the state’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of high visibility enforcement, advertising, and public awareness campaigns. Law enforcement agencies participating in the 2016 Click It or Ticket effort will be working hundreds of overtime hours dedicated to enforcing the state’s seat belt laws. Enforcement includes saturation patrols, checkpoints and other tactics.

Click It or Ticket works. Seat belt use is among the major factors responsible for declines in crash deaths nationwide and in Louisiana. A total of 703 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana in 2013 compared to 824 five years earlier. In 2013, Louisiana’s seat belt use rate was 84.1 percent, the highest ever recorded. In the mid-1980s, prior to seat belt use becoming law in Louisiana, only 12 percent of motorists buckled up. At 78.5 percent, pickup truck occupants scored the lowest seat belt usage in 2013. Both rates are below the national average of 87%.”

Louisiana Highway Safety Research Group data confirms that adults in the age range of 18-to 34 are the lowest users of seatbelts. Younger motorists – young men in particular – are most at risk. In 2013, 58 percent of those killed in motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana were not wearing seat belts.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announced that law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement and awareness campaign from May 18 thru May 31, 2015. The participating law enforcement agencies have received grants from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct extra patrols during the Click It or Ticket campaign. The Commission’s grants provide for overtime to deputies, police officers, and State troopers who conduct saturation patrols and checkpoints focused on seat belt usage, drunk driving, and other violations. The focus will be on seat belt law compliance during Click It or Ticket.

Participating officers issued over 18,000 seat belt and over 800 child passenger citations during the 2014 Click It or Ticket campaign. While this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign runs from May 23 thru June 5, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round, day and night. Louisiana has a “primary enforcement” law for seat belts, meaning that officers can stop and ticket a driver whom they spot not complying with the law. State law requires all vehicle occupants to wear seat belts, even in the rear seats, and children under the age of 13 to wear a seat belt and/or be restrained by an age-appropriate child safety seat regardless of seating positions.

For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov .

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Arrests

LPSO investigators, assisted by GPD investigators are still working thru evidence, in an effort to determine the exact sequence of events that led to a Lincoln Parish resident being shot in the early AM hours on Saturday, April 16, 2016, on the parking lot of a nightclub located in Grambling, LA. Willie Earl Patterson (JR) was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators feel certain that numerous persons witnessed this event, as it occurred. Investigators have identified one possible suspect in this case, Jody Adolphus. Since this event’s occurrence, Adolphus has been arrested on charges unrelated to this homicide, having been charged with Distribution of a Schedule I CDS, two (2) counts.

Law enforcement urges anyone with information related to this event to please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 318-255-1111. CRIME STOPPERS will pay up to two (2) thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

As with any ongoing investigation, information released will be limited, in an effort to ensure the integrity of the case.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

PIO – Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Scene

Monday March 14, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Arrests

On February 6, 2016, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department received a complaint from a resident advising that her vehicle had been broken into and her wallet was stolen. The suspect or suspects then took the monies and other monetary instruments from the victim’s wallet and made unauthorized charges to the victim’s various accounts, totaling approximately $8,451.30. The Lincoln Parish locations that the suspects used these stolen cards at included Dollar General, Office Depot, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Lowes.

Thru tracking expenditures and video surveliance, LPSO investigators were able to determine that the suspects in this case originalted from the State of Arkansas. LPSO investigators worked closely with Arkansas State Police’s Fusion Center (Intel Center), as well as the Little Roack Police Department and were able to positively identify Toni Porter and Alisa Hart as the suspects responsible for the offenses they committed in Lincoln Parish. As published on previous press releases, these suspects were operating a green KIA.

     Sheriff Stone commends the work of LPSO investigators on this case and extends thanks to all of the jurisdictions that helped to being this case to a close. Upon being arrested in Pulaski County Arkansas, these two suspects have been extradited, back to the State of Louisiana, and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

PORTER, Toni SIMPLE BURGLARY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF AN ACCESS CARD
HART, Alisa SIMPLE BURGLARY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF AN ACCESS CARD

Tuesday February 18, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Narcotics Arrest (LPNET – Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team)

On Tuesday, February 18, 2016, LPNET Agents, along with LPSO Patrol and Grambling PD served a search warrant at Super Discount Liquor 3 located at 979 RWE Jones in Grambling, LA, following up on a two month long narcotics investigation. Upon entering the business agents made contact with the manager of the business Tashica Dillon. LPNET held three active warrants for Distribution of Schedule I controlled dangerous substance, in reference to narcotics transactions conducted at the business. Dillon was placed under arrest for the active warrants, advised of her rights per Miranda, which she waived, and advised of the search warrant. Agents discovered a large amount of US Currency in Dillons left front pants pocket. Agents began executing the search warrant. Agents discovered a locked safe in the office area which was opened by Dillon. While searching the safe, agents discovered suspected marijuana, along with a large quantity of US Currency. The suspected marijuana, along with the US Currency, was taken into evidence by LPNET agents. When questioned about the suspected marijuana in the safe, the accused admitted to Agents that she (Dillon) had placed it there. Dillion was transported to LPNET and then to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center where she was booked in accordingly.   

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

During the evening hours of Monday, January 25, 2016, in Instagram post began to circulate in and around the Lincoln Parish / Ruston, LA area, indicating a violent act would be carried out in Lincoln schools on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Upon being brought to law enforcement’s attention, this matter was thoroughly investigated throughout the evening and determined to have no direct relation to Lincoln Parish Schools. This matter appears to have originated from a formerly posted Instagram posting. Lincoln Parish school officials worked greatly with law enforcement on this issue.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday December 22, 2015

Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET)

Press Release – Press Release concerning OPERATION LOST ELF

On October 1, 2015, agents with LPNET began a local operation in an effort to further identify those persons responsible for the flow of illicit drugs, on a local level. This operation ranged in sophistication from in depth investigation(s) to street level interdiction(s) carried out by hitting the pavement and making contact with persons. The following stats offer a glimpse into the two (2) month operation and the results netted by the operation. Agents were also able to identify and disrupt an element within Lincoln Parish operating as a criminal street gang. Due to the ongoing investigation into the alleged criminal street gang, few details can be offered and further investigation is currently underway into this organization’s sophistication (additional charges may very well be pending).

  • A total of fifty (50) suspects arrested.
  • Seventy (70) counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance charges.
  • Five (5) firearms seized that were utilized by offenders relative to the narcotics offenses, one (1) of which was a stolen firearm.
  • A total of one hundred and fifteen (115) offenses relative to this operation, ranging from traffic violations observed to trafficking narcotics and stolen firearms

Attached are the names of those suspect’s apprehended during this operation. Some booking photos are, as of yet, not available, as some suspects have been booked out of parish and remain pre-trial in their respective parish with a hold for Lincoln Parish charges, relative to this operation.

Deterious Bernard Dawson:

5 counts Distribution of Schedule II Methamphetamine

1 count Distribution of Schedule II Hydrocodone

Tiffani Hewitt:

1 count Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Brian Spencer:

3 counts Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Michael Debose:

1 count Distribution of Schedule I Marijuana

Possession of Schedule I Marijuana

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Willie Jones:

1 count Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Victoria Palmo:

3 counts Distribution of Schedule II Hydrocodone

1 counts Distribution of Schedule IV Alprazolam

Peggy Brown:

Possession of Schedule II Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute (4.1 grams)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Illegal Lane Usage

Brian Spencer:

3 counts Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Cedric Rhone:

2 counts Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Melvin Tyrone Garner:

1 count Distribution of Schedule II Methamphetamine

1 count Distribution of Schedule II Crack Cocaine

Brandon Brooks:

1 count possession of marijuana

3 counts distribution of marijuana

Xavier Mitchell:

2 counts distribution of cocaine

Disobey a flashing red light

Driver’s license none issued

Thaddous Payne:

3 counts distribution of methamphetamine

Derek Thomas:

1 count distribution of cocaine

Rita Livingston:

2 counts distribution of cocaine

Jonavan Evans:

1 count possession of marijuana (summons)

Lee Roy Perry:

3 FTA warrants, resisting an officer, disturbing the peace, remaining after being forbidden

Don Lee

Shoplifter apprehended as he was fleeing Rite Aid on bicycle

Nataja Hunter/Caleb Sowers

Search Warrant 111 Marshall Drive, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia 74.6 grams of marijuana (47 individually packaged baggies)

Caleb Holtzclaw

Possession of marijuana/possession of drug paraphernalia

Jesse Hill

Obstruction of justice/possession of drug paraphernalia, modified exhaust/ suspended driver’s license

Kadarious Cash

Possession of marijuana

Demario Nash:

Possession of Schedule I w/intent

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Jorge Rojas:

Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana)

Possession of CDS on school grounds

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Jerald Blakemore:

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Cedric Roane:

Distribution of Schedule I (Marijuana)

Timmy Watkins:

Distribution of Schedule I

Distribution of Schedule I

Isaiah M Santiago:

Possession of Schedule I

Illegal carrying of a weapon: Commission of CDS Felony

Possession of Schedule III

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Distribution of Schedule I

Distribution of Schedule I

Alisha Nichols:

Possession of Schedule I (SUMMONS)

Betty Fortune:

Possession of Schedule I (SUMMONS)

Justin Ginyard:

Possession of Schedule I (SUMMONS)

Kierra Brown:

Possession of Schedule I   (SUMMONS)

Faith Jones:

Possession of Schedule I (SUMMONS)

Savon Bell

3 counts of distribution of marijuana

Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

Joshua Williams

3 counts of distribution of marijuana

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Johnathan Irving

1 count distribution of marijuana with intent to distribute

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Brandon Fortune Gwin

Possession of marijuana with Intent to distribute

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Kiarra Towel

Possession of marijuana with Intent to distribute

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Reginald Smith

4 counts distribution of marijuana

Possession of a marijuana with intent to distribute

Possession of a firearm while in possession of CDS

Tuvarius Walker  

Possession of a marijuana with intent to distribute

Tkeyah Walker

Possession of a marijuana with intent to distribute

Byron Williams

Possession of marijuana (summons)

Aaron Turner

Possession of marijuana (summons)

Edward James Cutno

3 counts distribution of marijuana

Possession of a stolen firearm

Windale Glinton

2 counts of distribution of marijuana

Jessie Jenkins

4 counts distribution of marijuana

Jasper Goldsmith

3 counts distribution of cocaine

Shelia Dillon– 2 counts distribution of hydrocodone

Gerald Thompson – 3 counts distribution , 2 meth, 1 hydrocodone

Donald gaskin -3 counts distribution of methamphetamine

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday October 2, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Over two dozen arrested in the month of September on drug related charges

Over two dozen arrested in the month of September on drug related charges. The round-up is the result of an extensive four-month undercover investigation by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET).

The operation covered legend drugs, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. Along with arrest warrants, agents served several search warrants throughout the parish.

Those arrested:

Latonya Underwood-Resisting an officer, battery of an officer, Poss. of a legend drug.

Jerry Coliston- Possession of drug paraphernalia

Willie Scott- Possession of marijuana, Possession of cocaine w/intent to distribute, illegal carrying of weapons

Christopher Thomas- Possession of marijuana

Robin Jackson- Distribution of cocaine (2 counts)

Paul Logue- Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Daniel Harvey-Distribution of meth, Poss. of meth

Brandon Howell- resisting an officer

Paula Ledford- Poss. of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, fugitive from justice

Willie Gene Scott – Distribution of cocaine (2 counts)

Donald Jackson- Distribution of cocaine (5 counts)

Ariel Underwood- Poss. of marijuana, 3 FTA warrants

Melinda Voss- Distribution of Hydrocodone

Larry Fields- Dist. of marijuana (2 counts) Dist. of cocaine

Willie Lewis- FTA warrant, remaining after being forbidden

Carlos Castillo- Dist. of marijuana

Tyrone Littleton-Remaining after being forbidden (summons)

Carlos Jenkins- FTA warrant

Jacob Duke- FTA on possession of marijuana

Cody Rison- FTA on possession of marijuana

Jonathon Thomas- Possession of drug paraphernalia, expired plates (summons)

Treasure Winters- Distribution of marijuana, distribution of schedule I (mushrooms)

Kaleb Santos- Distribution of marijuana

Derrick Pastor- Distribution of cocaine (3 counts) Distribution of marijuana

Runna Hummad- Distribution of marijuana (2 counts)

Dustin Hargrove- Distribution of meth, Distribution of marijuana, Cultivation of marijuana

LaMario Moore- Distribution of cocaine (2 counts)

Deavery Washington- Distribution of marijuana, distribution of hydrocodone (2 counts)

Distribution of schedule IV (Xanax)

Tami Naron- Distribution of methamphetamine

   Sheriff Stone said He expects more arrest in the near future as investigators continue to search for suspects and serve arrest warrants. Sheriff Stone would like to stress that operations of this nature will continue and remind those persons involved in the illicit drug use / trade, that there is a better way of life for them.

LPNET is a joint task force staffed by the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Ruston Police Department, Grambling Police Department and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday September 25, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Notice to the Public – Rifle Sight In Dates

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department will conducting rifle sight in dates on the following Fridays during the month of October.

Friday, October 2, 2015, from noon until 4 PM

Friday, October 9, 2015, from noon until 4PM

Friday, October 16, 2015, from noon until 4 PM

Friday, October 23, 2015, from noon until 4 PM

 The firing line will move only as quickly as the number of firearms instructors on hand can safely manage the number of persons present. All persons are reminded to arrive with an unloaded weapon and to always treat each weapon as if it were loaded. Eye and ear protection are required, please be sure to bring your own.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Arrest for Possession with intent to Distribute

On 07-07-15, LPNET received a tip about a black dodge dart being driven by a heavy set black male with glasses and a towel around his neck. The vehicle was supposed to being making a delivery of one pound of marijuana and 100 ecstasy pills to an unknown apartment in University Crossing. LPNET Agents started surveillance at University Crossing to look for the dodge dart. At approximately 1625 Agents observed the black dodge dart being driven by a heavy set black male wearing glasses with a towel around his neck enter the University Crossing apartment complex and drive to the rear of the complex. Agents conducted a stop on La XRL696 for missing the driver’s side mirror. Yancy Bradford was the driver and Purell Savoie was the passenger who were both removed from the vehicle placed in handcuffs (DL) and advised of their rights per Miranda. When Agents removed Bradford and Savoie from the vehicle Agents detected a strong odor of green marijuana. Agents asked Bradford for consent to search the vehicle and he refused. Agents contacted RPD K-9 Officer Jones to conduct an open air sniff of the vehicle. The K-9 alerted to the from driver side door. Agents located 450 grams of marijuana in the truck and 105 ecstasy pills under the front passenger seat. Bradford and Savoie were both transported to LPNET then o LPDC for booking.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Confiscated Drugs

Tuesday July 7, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Sheriff Mike Stone sworn in as president of the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association

On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone was sworn in as the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association’s seventieth President for the 2015-2016 term. He is succeeding Sheriff Mike Waguespack of Assumption Parish.

Western District of Louisiana Judge Robert G. James conducted the ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex at 161 Road Camp Road, Ruston, Louisiana 71270.

Sheriff Stone said, “For over 70 years the Louisiana Sheriffs Association and its outstanding leaders and directors have served the collective interests of the sheriffs and deputies of this great state. My hope and prayer is that I might offer my service to this organization with the integrity and diligence worthy of my fellow sheriffs and their deputies. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as President, and look forward to a bright future for our Association, for our state, and for all of the citizens we have the privilege of serving.”

Stone currently serves as Chairman of the Association’s Triad-Elderly Services Committee, and Chairman of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Advisory Board. Additionally, he serves on the Association’s Finance Committee, Insurance Advisory Committee, and Technology Committee. Before he was elected, Sheriff Stone graduated from Louisiana Tech University, and Grambling State University. He is currently serving his third term as Sheriff of Lincoln Parish.

The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association is a bipartisan organization, composed of Louisiana’s 64 sheriffs and nearly 14,000 deputy sheriffs, established to represent Louisiana’s chief law enforcement officers across the state. The Association’s purpose is to maintain the constitutional authority of the sheriff as chief law enforcement officer, ensure the delivery of first-rate services, and to sponsor legislation that promotes the administration of criminal justice.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Sheriff Mike Stone

Friday June 19, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release – Press Release concerning burglary arrests

Levincesky Rheim Phifer, James Earl Ray Fields Jr., and Deon Montreal Fields (all of Monroe, LA) are now in custody in reference to two burglaries that occurred in Lincoln Parish during the early morning hours of December 11, 2014. During the early morning hours of December 11, 2014, the suspects made an unauthorized entry into Cars, Cars, Cars on LA Highway 33 and took items from within the shop as well as outside of the shop.

During this incident, the suspects also made an unauthorized entry into a vehicle parked at a residence adjacent to Cars, Cars, Cars and took a firearm from within the vehicle. DNA evidence collected at the scene of the burglaries combined with video surveillance footage from the shop led to the identification and arrest of the three suspects.

Levincesky Rheim Phifer was arrested in Ouachita Parish on May 13, 2015 as a fugitive from Lincoln Parish and is currently being held at OCC with a detainer for LPSO for two counts of Simple Burglary.

James Earl Ray Fields Jr. and Deon Montreal Fields were arrested in Ouachita Parish on June 19, 2015 and were subsequently transported to LPDC where they were each booked on two counts of Simple Burglary.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Deon Fields
Levincesky Rheim Phifer
James Fields

Thursday June 4, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

On May 7, 2015, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence located on Hammons Road in reference to a residential burglary. Deputies observed forced entry into the residence by breaking out a rear window. Deputies observed blood on the window shade slats where the suspect entered the residence. Deputies were advised that a jewelry armoire that contained approximately $15,000 worth of jewelry was missing along with a large amount of change. Deputies spoke with a witness that observed a red car parked behind the residence between 2:30 pm  and 3:00 pm with a female standing near the vehicle.

    Deputies learned that a second residence on Hammons Road which is next door had been broken into also. Deputies observed where forced entry was made through a rear door. Heavy damage to the door frame and physical evidence was present at the scene where the door had been kicked in. Deputies were advised by the homeowner that several pieces of jewelry were missing from the bedroom dresser as well as a handgun.

   Deputies also responded to 120 Turkey Creek to a residential burglary. Deputies observed forced entry into the residence through a rear window. Deputies spoke to a witness who advised at approximately 1:00 pm on this date he observed a red car parked in the driveway with a female sitting inside of the vehicle. Deputies then learned that a jewelry armoire containing numerous pieces of sterling silver jewelry was missing which was valued at approximately $5000.

   Through physical evidence gathered at scenes, deputies identified a suspect at Patrick Tadios. Anna Easter was also identified as a suspect in these cases. Similar cases are currently being worked by Jackson Parish SO, Union Parish SO as well as the Ouachita Parish SO, with Tadios and Easter being suspects in these neighboring jurisdictions as well. Investigators were able to determine that Tadios and Easter were located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, investigators from Lincoln and Ouachita Parishes were assisted by the Vicksburg Police Department in locating the suspects and were able to recover numerous stolen items.

     Tadios is currently incarcerated in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center charged with three (3) counts of burglary as well as a probation hold. Neighboring jurisdictions will also have charges for Tadios. Easter is currently incarcerated in Ouachita Parish with burglary charges pending in Lincoln Parish. Both suspects have many offenses to answer to among regional law enforcement entities.

Quote from Sheriff Stone:

     I thank our investigators for their hard work on these cases. Let me also take a moment to express gratitude to our neighboring agencies, as well as investigators with the Vicksburg Police Department. Teamwork and relentless pursuit of the offenders generated arrests in these cases. We are optimistic that we will be able to return a great deal of the stolen property back to the rightful owners.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday June 3, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Lincoln Parish residents have reported receiving phone calls from persons that claim to represent the IRS. These callers are alleging that the resident owes monies to the IRS and threatens to have the local sheriff’s department or police department contact the persons, should the resident not pay the monies that are alleged to be owed. This is a scam. The IRS does not and will not contact persons in this fashion. Under no circumstances would local law enforcement become involved in a matter such as this.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday April 28, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release: Operation Pit Stop

Early this morning, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies took another major step in combating the flow of illegal drugs in Lincoln Parish. Operation Pit Stop, which began in the summer months of 2014, resulted in the arrest of numerous local individuals today, in a sweep that began before dawn this morning. Aside from today’s arrests, many more are anticipated in the weeks ahead. Agencies active in the investigation include LPNET (comprised of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, Ruston Police Department, 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office and Grambling PD), DEA Task Force, United States Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police and US Attorney’s Office (Western District of Louisiana).

Quote from Sheriff Stone:

     I want to thank the many law enforcement agencies that participated in this operation and commend the many hours of hard work that was dedicated to the success of this operation. It takes a tremendous amount of teamwork to investigate operations of this magnitude.

     These types of joint operations conducted by LPNET, with assistance of Federal, State and local  agencies, continue to keep us safer and also sends a strong message that we will not cease in our efforts to combat this scourge to our neighborhoods and communities.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

JENKINS, Harold (In Custody )
JENKINS, Decarrious (In Custody)

Thursday April 16, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release: Theft

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, at approximately 0800 hours, Lincoln Parish deputies responded to the area of US Hwy 167 and Harper Bottom Road in reference to a reported theft. The homeowner reported the theft of two (2) Kubota tractors with implements attached. This theft occurred sometime during the last five days. The stolen tractors and implements were described as:

Tractors Taken

  • Kubota Model 2650
  • Kubota Model 3200

Farm Implements Taken

  • Land Pride 5’ rotary cutter
  • Land Pride Tiller, model 1058

Quote from Sheriff Stone:

     “All efforts will be made to apprehend those responsible for this offense. Efforts are underway to recover the stolen property. As always, we ask that anyone with knowledge of this offense contact our office at 318.251.5111 or to report anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 318.255.1111.”

Sheriff Mike Stone

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release: Burglary Suspect

The attached image was captured on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, around noon, in Lincoln Parish. This image depicts Freddie Lee Brantley, a Lincoln Parish resident, committing a burglary. Power tools were taken during this incident. Investigators have obtained a warrant for this suspect’s arrest. Persons with any knowledge of Brantley’s whereabouts are asked to contact CRIME STOPPERS at 255-1111 or by contacting the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department at 251-5111.

Brantley is known to operate a black Dodge truck.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

BRANTLEY, Freddie Lee

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release:  MIKE STONE TO RUN FOR FOURTH TERM AS LINCOLN PARISH SHERIFF

MIKE STONE TO RUN FOR FOURTH TERM AS LINCOLN PARISH SHERIFF

Sheriff Mike Stone announced today that he is officially running for his fourth term as Lincoln Parish Sheriff.

“Given the amount of new training and other mandates that are coming, stability and continuity in the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department will be crucial,” Stone said. “The Sheriff’s department has experienced many positive changes while we’ve been here and we must be well-trained and prepared for the future.”

During his time as Sheriff, Stone has been credited with significantly strengthening the drug enforcement efforts in Lincoln Parish through the use of LPNET and other programs. In fact, since Stone became Sheriff in 2004 and took over as Chairman of LPNET, the number of drug-related arrests made by the task force has increased dramatically.

In 2001, LPNET made just 35 drug-related arrests for the whole year. Compare that with the Stone years, when LPNET has made an average of 203 drug-related arrests a year.

“If we can continue to work to keep the drugs down and under control, we are all safer,” Stone said. “Drugs lead to other crimes, such as theft, assault, and other violence.”

In addition to continue strictly enforcing drug trafficking laws in the Parish, Stone said there were several other goals for his fourth term.

Stone said there are more improvements to make at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. When the Sheriff’s office took over management of the Detention Center in 2012, the jail was operating in the red. Stone says the detention center is now operating in the black, and he has made several improvements to the facility, such as upgraded security, including a second fence surrounding the complex.

Echoing his longtime promise as Sheriff to be “Tough on Crime, Smart on Prevention,” Stone said there are several programs he is presently working on to help prevent future crime.

“We want to stop recidivism (or coming back to jail) by instituting GED, vocational training and substance abuse classes at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center,” Stone said.

The Sheriff said overseeing a 21st-century technology upgrade also will be another priority of his in the coming years.

“The department is in the process of adding cameras in its patrol cars, which the public and the deputies both want,” Stone said. “We also will implementing new technology into the 911 center, the

emergency operations center and our dispatch system, all of which will help us serve the public quicker and more efficiently.”

Stone is also credited with securing outside funding, with little cost to local taxpayers, for the recently opened state-of-the-art Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, which was built entirely with federal and state grants.

“We’ve always been prudent and good stewards of the public’s money,” Stone said. “From putting School Resource Officers in our schools to adding an elderly protection officer and implementing the “How are You” program to check on our seniors, we’ve been able to offer the services that help make Lincoln Parish a safe environment to live, work and raise families.”

Stone, a lifelong resident of Lincoln Parish, has been with the Sheriff’s Department for 39 years, the last 11 as Sheriff.

Stone is married to Mariam Hammons (Stone), and they have two children, Melanie Stone Binns (married to Zach Binns) and Matthew Stone (married to Tara Kaufman Stone), and three grand children, Audrey Grace and Samuel Stone, and Preston Binns. Mike and Mariam attend Temple Baptist Church.

“I have a deep appreciation for the values that make Lincoln Parish such a wonderful place, and I am committed to making sure it stays that way,” says Stone. “It would be an honor to continue to serve as Lincoln Parish Sheriff, and I humbly ask for your vote and support.”

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Media Contact:

Chad Alexander

(318) 251-6409

(318) 278-1037

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release from Sheriff Stone

Persons within Lincoln Parish have reported receiving phone calls by an individual reporting to be a deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, stating that the individuals that he is calling upon have missed a Grand Jury appearance and a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller is then directing the victims to pay to have the bench warrant recalled. Some of the victims are being directed to go to the address of the courthouse and place a call to a number provided.

THIS IS A SCAM. Please report calls of this nature to your local law enforcement entity.

A similar scam surfaced in Lincoln Parish back in December of 2014 and has circulated the State of Louisiana for some time.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Press Release from Sheriff Stone

I would like to thank the deputies and officers assigned to LPNET for their relentless efforts in combating the sale, use and trade of illicit drugs in our community. I caution those involved in such trade that our operational tempo is only going to increase in the weeks and months to come. The feedback and tips that come into our office from a community that is beyond tired of offenses of this nature, and other crimes that typically associate the sale and or use of illicit drugs, is greatly appreciated. This arrest serves as a prime example to highlight the associated crimes related to the illegal drug trade.

This suspect was in possession of a handgun that was previously stolen during a vehicle burglary. We will not let up.

On Wednesday , March 18, 2015, shortly after noon, agents assigned to LPNET and Lincoln Parish Deputies executed a search warrant at the residence of Bryant Gray, located at 915 LA Hwy 146, Ruston , LA. Gray was located and secured at his residence and advised of the issuance of the search warrant.

Inside of Gray’s residence agents recovered the following:

– Approximately eight (8) pounds of marijuana
– Packaging materials for the marijuana, indicating it would be sold off in small portions
– Electronic scales
– Two Firearms, one of which, a Springfield XD, .40 caliber handgun, had previously been reported stolen to the Ruston Police Department.

As a result of this incident, Gray is incarcerated at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, having been charged with the following offenses:
– Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
– Possession of drug paraphernalia
– Possession of a firearm by a persons convicted of certain felonies. (As a result of having previously been found guilty on a narcotics related offense, Gray was/is prohibited from possessing a firearm)
– Illegal possession of a stolen firearm
– Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance

Sheriff Mike Stone

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday, March 13, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Subject: Hunter’s Education Class

Hunter Education Class

Class this year will from March23rd through the 26th from 6 to 9PM each day.   It is essential that students attend each day of the training.

Registration

Students must pre-register at the register at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries website, link attached below. 

http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/60411

Location

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department (Public Safety Complex)

161 Road Camp Road

 Ruston, LA 71270

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Subject: Simple Burglary Arrest

On or around February 17, 2015, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received information that a suspect had recently been involved in stealing antique items from within a vacant house located on Highway 822 and later selling the stolen items on various Facebook pages. LPSO investigators worked with the victim in this matter and were able to successfully identify and apprehend the suspect responsible for the offense. Investigators do ask that any persons that may have recently purchased any antique items from this suspect please contact LPSO – CID, in an effort to determine if the items are stolen.

Photo attached is of the crime taking place.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Crime in Progress

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

Subject: Phone Scam Alert

Recent reports from Lincoln Parish residents indicate that a phone scam is active within the parish. Residents report that they have received calls from an unknown number, believed to have originated from the Los Angeles, CA, area. The call consists of a pre – recorded message, during which, the recording informs residents that they have warrants or other business with the court system that has become delinquent and the possibility of arrest exists.

     THIS IS A SCAM. Should you receive a call of this nature, do not participate in conversation (should a live person be on the line and not a recording) and do not call back to any numbers that the scammers may instruct you to call. Blocking the number from calling into your phone is advised. Check with your individual service providers on call block procedures.

     We ask that you report any such activity to your local law enforcement agency.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

PRESS RELEASE (Winter Weather / Road Conditions)

Roadway conditions continue to diminish, drivers are urged not to travel unless absolutely necessary. If travel is necessary, drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution and to travel at a greatly reduced speed.

Roadway conditions began to diminish at approximately 10:45 AM this morning. As of 1:45 PM, the department had responded to ten (10) vehicle crashes. Both primary and secondary roadways are iced over in sporadic locations. As of the time of this press release, no serious injuries have been reported, relative to any vehicle crashes, thus far.

Lincoln Parish Schools HAVE CALLED OFF CLASSES for Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Monday February 9, 2015

Press Release: LPNET Arrests

On Monday, February 9, 2015, LPNET executed a search warrant at 1200 Robinette Drive, Ruston, LA. LPNET held arrest distribution warrants for the arrest of two (2) persons residing at this residence, Michael Philip Habig and Robert Oneal Mobley. This case involved the possession and distribution on many controlled dangerous substances, to include heroin, cocaine and LSD.

Quote from Sheriff Mike Stone:

I would like to commend the deputies and officers assigned to LPNET. This is a very significant case worked by LPNET. Until recent changes to the law, if convicted of distribution of heroin, a person could face the possibility of life in prison. These arrests are a tremendous blow those who deal, use and or gain from the sale of illicit drugs.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Drugs, Money and Paraphernalia
Drugs

Friday, January 30, 2015

Press Release: Burglary Arrests

Investigators with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Ruston Police Department have arrested two (2) suspects connected to the recent series of vehicle burglaries in the Ruston / Lincoln Parish area. The suspects, Lucas Young and Zach Sanford are currently facing five (5) counts of burglary with sheriff’s investigators, and numerous burglary charges with city investigators (see RPD press release).

Young is currently on probation for his involvement in a series of vehicle burglaries in Lincoln Parish in 2013.

Teamwork and information sharing between agencies (LPSO & RPD) played a vital role in making arrests in these cases. In the parish, vehicle burglaries were concentrated in the Timber Ridge neighborhood area.

Quote from Sheriff Stone: “We will continue to seek those that prey upon our citizens. I would like to thank all of the deputies and officers involved in this complex investigation and stress that the level of professionalism exhibited by all involved was outstanding.”

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

SANFORD, ZACHERY PAUL
YOUNG, LUCAS GAIL

Monday December 29, 2014

Press Release – Concerning Burglaries

The following three (3) suspects have been arrested by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, charges for their participation in residential burglaries. Property is currently being recovered and additional charges for other burglaries are expected, as the trio is expected to have committed other offenses, similar in nature, here in Lincoln Parish.

This department will remain relentless in seeking out those persons responsible for committing such offenses. I would like to thank the citizens that were instrumental in making this case come together, also, the deputies that worked diligently on this case within our department.

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Submitted By: Sheriff Mike Stone

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

BASS, DELARRYO MARTEZ
GRAHAM, LAKERRICK KEYON
CREW, LAQUINTON

BASS, DELARRYO MARTEZ

1701 GOODWIN RD, #113

RUSTON, LA 71270

GRAHAM, LAKERRICK KEYON

176 NUTMEG DRIVE

RUSTON, LA 71270

Age: 24

CREW, LAQUINTON

173 TED DRIVE

RUSTON, LA 71270

Age: 24

Saturday December 20, 2014

Press Release

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, at approximately 1:19 PM, officers began to investigate a vehicle crash and quickly determined that the victim had sustained gunshot wound(s). It was quickly determined that the victim had been shot at Peachland Trailer Park, located on US 80, just west of Ruston, LA. Upon canvassing the area, deputies learned that the suspect in this case was one Jerry Glynn Evans JR, also referred to as Junior.

An altercation did take place between the victim and the suspect, the suspect did discharge a firearm. Deputies quickly determined a possible location for the suspect. Lincoln deputies met with and were assisted by deputies of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department. The suspect was apprehended, with very little incident, at a residence in Jonesboro, LA. Investigators feel confident that evidence that they were able to gather, while taking the suspect into custody, will only serve to strengthen the case against the suspect in this case.

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department would like to thank the steady help of Sheriff’s Andy Brown and his deputies at the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department. Tremendous working relationships make arrests of this magnitude come together in such a timely matter. The general public was also a tremendous help on this case, we can’t do it without the public’s help. Thank you.

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Submitted By: Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Suspect: Jerry Glynn Evans (JR)

Friday December 12, 2014

Press Release

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department is currently conducting an investigation connected to theft(s) that have occurred at a local business. Cars Cars Cars, located at 3403 LA Hwy 33 has recently sustained a string of thefts from their lot. These thefts have occurred during the late night / early morning hours. The most recent theft occurred during the night on December 10, early morning hours of December 11, 2014.

The image attached depicts an unknown suspect. LPSO investigators are seeking help from the public in identifying this suspect. Tips can be submitted by the following means:

CRIME STOPPERS at 251.1111.

Online at www.lincolnparishsheriff.org. (Tips can be submitted anonymously).

Calling the department directly at 251.5111.

Download our app in the iPhone / Droid marketplace, submit an anonymous tip via the app. This is a free download.

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Submitted By: Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Press Release (scam alert)

Persons within Lincoln Parish have reported receiving phone calls by an individual reporting to be a deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, stating that the individuals that he is calling upon have missed a Grand Jury appearance and a bench warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller is then directing the victim’s to pay to have the bench warrant recalled. Some of the victims are being directed to go to the address of the courthouse and place a call to a number provided.

THIS IS A SCAM. Please report calls of this nature to your local law enforcement entity.

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Submitted By: Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Monday, November 24, 2014

Arrest made in the murder of Grover Brown

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested Veronica Denice Jackson of Jonesboro, LA, in connection with the murder of Grover Brown. On Sunday, November 23, 2014, at approximately 0730 hours, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department responded to 172 Garr Road, after having been notified by family members that Mr. Grover Brown, age 58, was discovered deceased, in his home. Investigators determined that the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

Evidence gathered during the investigation led investigators to the suspect, Veronica Denice Jackson. Jackson and the victim were formerly acquainted. Jackson has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

Specifics of the investigation simply cannot be divulged at this time, as this matter is still under investigation. Physical evidence led investigators to the suspect and the department feels confident that a strong case exists in this matter. Sheriff Stone extends his condolences to the family and friends of the victim and does hope that this arrest will offer some bit of closure to the family.

From Sheriff Stone: From our department, I would like to thank the numerous law enforcement entities as well as the deputies assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division of our department that worked on this case. Tremendous working relationships make arrests in cases like this possible. Our department shares many great working relationships with our local and neighboring jurisdictions. We would like to thank the following L/E entities for their assistance:

  • Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Department
  • Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department
  • West Monroe Police Department
  • Ruston Police Department
  • Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office

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Submitted By: Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

JACKSON, Veronica Denice (arrested suspect)

Thursday October 23, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips

Sheriff Stone urges parents to check sex offender registry before Halloween.

             Did you know according to statistics from the Department of Justice and Watch Systems LLC, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile?  Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker.  Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.  Did you know currently there are 104 sex offenders registered with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department?

            So before your children Trick-or-Treat this Halloween, Sheriff Stone wants parents to have real-time access to sex offenders in your area.

            “We do our best to ensure sex offenders live where they tell us, but it is up to our citizens to utilize these online tools to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living,” says Sheriff Stone.

            It is critical that you “Know Before You Go” this Halloween.”  Sheriff Stone advises parents to go to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department’s website at www.lincolnparishsheriff.org and from the home page, scroll down to sex offender search.  Parents can quickly search for offenders in their area using the statewide database. Simply enter your home address to view a printable map of your neighborhood and any offenders in the surrounding area.

            While you are on the website, Sheriff Stone encourages you to take one extra step and register for the site’s free e-mail alerts.  “You can enter your home, school, grandparents’ addresses to receive real-time e-mail notifications any time an offender moves within one mile of any address you register,” says Sheriff Stone.

            “If you aren’t planning on Trick-or-Treating in your own neighborhood, but will be in a different neighborhood, register that address beforehand so you know which houses to avoid,” says Sheriff Stone.  The alerts are in real-time and sent out via email as soon as an offender has registered with the Sheriff’s Office or other police department.

            There is no cost of this service to the public, and no limit to the number of addresses you can register.  Your email address and physical addresses are all confidential.

            With these resources available, Sheriff Stone says parents can feel confident that they are armed with the necessary tools to keep their children safe this Hallow

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday, September 26, 2014

Event:  Hunter Training Dates

Students are directed to go to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries website to register for classes online, http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/hunter-education.

All classes, other than the October 4, 2014, FIELD DAY (for those students that completed this class online), will be held at the Sheriff’s Department, located at 161 Road Camp Road, Ruston, LA.

Friday, October 10, 2014, from 6-10 PM.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 8AM-5PM.

Oct 13,14,15,&16, 2014, from 6-9 PM, each night.

Oct 27,28,29,&30, 2014, from 6-9 PM, each night.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Friday, September 26, 2014

Event:  Rifle Site-In Dates

The following Thursdays in October have been set aside at the training center for the annual, Fall rifle site in date(s). Times will run from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Thursday, October 2nd    –              2-5PM

Thursday, October 9th    –             2-5 PM

Thursday, October 16th –              2-5 PM

Thursday, October 23rd –              2-5 PM

Thursday, October 30th   –                2-5 PM

Persons are asked to arrive with safe and empty weapon. Safety is the goal. The number of persons allowed to site in their rifle at any given time will be determined by the number of firearms instructors (safety officers) on hand.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (2218 hours)

Press Release: Escapees Apprehended

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that both suspects, Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell were taken into custody in S/E Missouri (New Madrid County), on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at approximately 2140 hours.

At the time of their arrest, both suspect were traveling in a vehicle reported stolen from the State of Mississippi. The suspects will face extradition, back to the State of Louisiana, having been arrested as fugitives from this state.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

LANDRY, Paul James

W/M   6’2”   180lbs

30 YOA

HARRELL, Dennis James

W/M   6’2”   172lbs

23 YOA

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Press Release: Escapees 

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, at approximately 6:00 PM, inmates with trustee status fled from the grounds at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. These inmates, identified as Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell, were working outside of the building, but within the perimeter, at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center when this occurred. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Ruston Police Department, generated a perimeter of the area very quickly, which generated no positive results. K9 unit(s) were also utilized in an attempt to track the suspects.

Preliminary information gathered by law enforcement suggests that these two (2) individuals may have obtained a ride upon fleeing the grounds of the Detention Center. The public is asked to be on the lookout for these two subjects and report any sightings to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department at 318.251.5111, or Crime Stoppers at 318.255.1111. Warrants have been generated for the two suspects, charging them with simple escape. Information on this matter will also be made available on the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department’s mobile app.

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Submitted By:

Major Chad Alexander

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department

318.251.5111

LANDRY, Paul James

W/M   6’2”   180lbs

30 YOA

Currently housed at LPDC as a DOC inmate; on primarily narcotics related charges. Former local address of 1710 Longstraw Road, originally from Southern Louisiana.

HARRELL, Dennis James

W/M   6’2”   172lbs

23 YOA

Currently housed at LPDC as a DOC inmate; charges include a probation and parole hold, theft / burglary, battery related charges.