Sheriff Jay Russell warns of another scam that is targeting potential victims via mail. A recent scam involves parish residents receiving a letter that appears official but has a fake U.S. Department of Treasury heading. It is signed using the name Jacob “Jack” Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The...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
As the countdown to Christmas rapidly approaches, more consumer are turning to the Internet to complete their holiday shopping lists. Last year $24 billion was spent through electronic shopping during the month of December alone. This trend will continue to increase according to the National Retail Federation as nearly half...Read more
Ouachita Sheriff’s investigators are currently investigating an apparent phone scam concerning jury duty. Ouachita residents have reported receiving a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a Deputy Harris. The caller goes on to state that a member of the household called failed to appear in court as summoned. ...Read more
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in the continuing investigation into the 1986 homicides of Jerry Dorrell Honeycutt and Michelle King Stegall. During the early morning hours of July 8th, 1986, Lincoln Parish deputies responded to a trailer park on Hwy 35 in reference to a male...Read more
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