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Ouachita Sheriff’s Office Investigates Reported Armed Robbery

                      Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery in western Ouachita Parish on August 18, 2014.  The suspect allegedly approached the victim demanding money and her purse. The victim refused and struggled with the suspect, during which he struck the victim several times with...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Truancy Division

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...
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PRESS RELEASE – Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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...
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LSHMP Special Appeal Campaign

The Louisiana Sheriff’s Honorary Membership Board will launch a special appeal campaign involving current honorary members.  The Membership Board will mail letters directly to current members requesting donations.  The purpose of this special appeal is to generate additional funds for specific purposes, such as supplementary scholarship funds and additional sheriff’s...
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  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...
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