As we begin the 2014-2015 school year in Ouachita Parish, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Truancy Division is gearing up to make every day count for every student. Louisiana State Law basically mandates children between ages 7-18 attend school. Parents are also legally bound to see that the child attends...Read more
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During the early morning hours of Aug. 20th, 2014, a Uniform Patrol Deputy conducted a traffic stop on I-20 in West Monroe. Subsequent investigation revealed the driver, Quontell C. Gilliam, Monroe, LA., had approximately 5.5 lbs. of packaged Marijuana in the car. Gilliam was arrested and booked at OCC on...Read more
An arson investigation conducted jointly by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Ouachita Parish Fire Department has resulted in the arrest of Laurence William McDonald, age 48 and Jennifer Ann Cormier, age 48, both of Calhoun. During the investigation of a recent fire damaging an occupied residence...Read more
On August 9, 2014, deputies with the Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit initiated a traffic stop of a commercial tractor-trailer car hauler on I-20 near Camp Road in West Monroe. Subsequent investigation revealed 39 kilos of powder cocaine were in a hidden compartment of one of the vehicles on the...Read more
The Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit, comprised of Metro Narcotics, the Ouachita Sheriff’s SCAT Team and the West Monroe Police Street Crimes Unit, conducted an operation in the 200 block of Wheelis Street in West Monroe August 7, 2014. The investigation resulted in the arrest of three West Monroe residents...Read more