Quick Action Saves Inmate

On June 23rd, Deputies of the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center responded to an injured inmate who had cut his leg, severing an artery.  Deputies applied a tourniquet in order to control the bleeding until EMS arrived.  Sheriff Jay Russell commends these Deputies on a job well done.    ...
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Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Potential Drowning Victim

On June 28th, while off-duty, Deputy Jonathan Hankins heard screaming coming from the pool area of an apartment complex.  While responding to that area, he was advised someone was drowning in the pool.  Arriving at the pool, he observed the young female victim completely submerged in the water.  Deputy Hankins...
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Press Release – OPSO Special Victims Unit Child Pornography Investigation

UPDATE:  West Monroe man charged with pornography An investigation conducted by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit, assisted by the FBI and Louisiana State Police, has resulted in the arrest of a West Monroe man on pornography charges.  Michael Hunt, age 39, 111 Violet Street, West Monroe, has been...
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Fireworks Safety Tips

    Fireworks can be very dangerous causing serious burn and eye injuries when they are not used with safety in mind. Sheriff Jay Russell would like for you to keep these safety tips in mind when enjoying fireworks for the celebration of Independence Day. Follow these safety tips when...
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Vehicle Burglary Arrests

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators have cleared several vehicle burglaries in the Town and Country and Lakeshore areas of eastern Ouachita Parish.   Arrested in connection with the burglaries are Demarqual Jackson, age 18 and Glenderrious Mitchell, age 20, both of Monroe. Jackson has been booked at OCC on 2 cts. of  vehicle...
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