On December 15th, 2014, Ouachita Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a large group fighting on Cotton Bayou Drive in Monroe. Investigation revealed someone had discharged a weapon during the incident. Two injured parties later came to a local hospital for treatment. One had a blunt trauma head injury...Read more
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Sheriff Jay Russell reminds everyone not to let the rush and excitement of the holiday season make you careless in protecting your home from potential criminals. Sheriff Russell and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office offer the following tips that can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during...Read more
Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of someone attempting to shoot another person at a residence on Vancil Road in West Monroe at approximately 0840 hrs. November 2, 2014. Upon arrival, Deputies were able to determine the suspect, David Arthur Smith, age 49, of West Monroe had committed an...Read more
UPDATE November 6, 2014: Robbery Suspect Booked on Additional Charges The ongoing investigation into the robbery of Centric Federal Credit Union that occurred on October 29th, 2014 has resulted in additional charges being placed on the suspect charged in the robbery. Byron McCoy was previously charged with the robbery and is...Read more
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...Read more