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West Monroe Man Arrested for Juvenile Pornography

  On January 27, 2015, members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant of a residence in West Monroe, LA.  As a result of an investigation and the search warrant, Caleb Wayne Denton, age 31,...
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Ouachita Deputies Seeking Fugitive from California

UPDATE:   Cotham has been arrested in Brevard County, Florida on the California charges.  He is no longer being sought by OPSO for California authorities.  We have no other details other than the arrest was made. Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are searching for  Jimmy Lee Cotham  for law enforcement authorities in Yolo, California.  Warrants...
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Warrant Issued for Burglary Suspect

  Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for Andre Dewayne Shaw, age 18, of Monroe. He has been identified as a suspect in local burglaries.   Shaw was last known to live in the Richwood area and may also go by the name of Detrick Jackson.   The Sheriff’s Office has a warrant...
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DMAC Wins Award

During the annual City of Monroe Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration, the Nashall Harris Humanitarian Award was presented to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office DMAC Program.  The award is given annually to individuals or organizations recognized as showing unselfish concern and commitment to the well being of others.  DMAC, (Deputies...
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Sheriff Jay Russell Offers Guidelines for Drivers during Traffic Stops

    Many motorists at some point have been or will be stopped by law enforcement while operating a vehicle on public roadways.  In an effort to help the motoring public understand the procedures used by law enforcement officers during these situations, Sheriff Russell offers the following guidelines for drivers...
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