Search Yields Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Items

A joint investigation of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Michael L. Butler, age 26, of Monroe.  On September 11th, Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators and Monroe Police Detectives executed a search warrant on Georgia Street in Monroe.  The subsequent search recovered...
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Lawn Equipment Theft Prevention

A common type of theft this time of year is that of lawn maintenance equipment.  Thefts of this type are often “crimes of opportunity”, according to Sheriff Jay Russell.  Homeowners often leave lawn mowers, blowers, weed eaters and related equipment in open carports, on equipment trailers or just in plain...
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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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