UPDATE June 18, 2014: Follow-up investigation into this case has resulted in two OCC inmates facing additional charges. Kenneth Walker and Dameon “Keywun” Moran have each been charged with 1 ct. Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband and 1 ct. Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana. Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies working perimeter security and...Read more
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UPDATE: OPSO 5-21-14 Mark Alan Cannon is in custody… Following up on a Crime Stoppers tip OPSO Warrants Deputies apprehended Mark Alan Cannon at approximately 2:30 pm on Hickory Street in Baucomville. Cannon has been transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center for processing. On May 19th, 2014, deputies of...Read more
In May of 1987, Perry H. Mercer, Jr. applied to work at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. After an employee background check Pat Mercer, as he was known to us, was hired and sworn in as a deputy with our department. According to our records, Pat Mercer stated that the...Read more
Court Support The Court Support Division consists of four main positions: The Bailiff is a deputy who enforces the rules of court, keep an accurate docket record, locate persons who are chosen for jury duty and perform any other duties directed by the court. Transport deputies are responsible for transporting...Read more
Ouachita Correctional Center The Ouachita Correctional Center (OCC) has been in operation since 1963, when it housed 180 inmates. Since then, the facility has grown to a maximum bed capacity of 1152. OCC now houses inmates for the Department of Corrections, those sentenced in parish court, and pretrial inmates awaiting...Read more