Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of Retired Deputy

    Sheriff Jay Russell sadly announced the passing of retired Deputy Sheriff Edit “Nan” Ritter.  Deputy Ritter began her career at the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office in 1996 in the Investigative Division.  During her career, she later worked at the Ouachita Correctional Center and Work Release Center prior to her...
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Drug Investigation Yields Two Arrests

On September 3, 2014, Deputies of the Metro Narcotics Street Crime Unit conducted an investigation in the Laura Wilkes Road area in western Ouachita Parish.  The operation resulted in the arrest of two west Ouachita residents.  Demarious Dubose and Dextor Dubose were arrested and booked at OCC on numerous drug...
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New Louisiana Law Prohibits Mobile Device Use in School Zones

 Sheriff Russell reminds drivers that the Louisiana Legislature passed a new law effective August 1, 2014 prohibiting the use of mobile devices in school zones.  “Laws have been in place regarding certain uses of mobile devices while driving for some time, however this new law prohibits any use of a...
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2014 National Wildlife & Fishing Day

The 2014 National Wildlife and Fishing Day sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is set for September 27, 2014.  The details are contained in the flyer.  Please make note the new location will be the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Rifle Range, 357 Richard Fewell Road, West Monroe, LA....
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First Annual “Arrows for Tots” Archery Competition

        The first annual “Arrows for Tots” hunting style archery event, sponsored by the Straight Arrow Foundation, will be held Saturday,  September 20th, 2014 at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Archery Range.  The event is open to all first responders, their family members and one outside guest...
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