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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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Warrant Issued for Arson

 UPDATE June 24, 2014:   The suspect, Steven Casey Morris, was located in Union Parish by Union Parish authorities and arrested on their charges.  A detainer on the charge of Arson has been placed on the suspect by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steven...
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Hit & Run Driver Sought

 UPDATE June 24, 2014:   Further investigation has led to the identity and arrest of the driver involved in this accident.  John Wesley McCarty, age 63 of West Monroe has been charged Hit and Run .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ouachita Parish Sheriff Deputies are currently investigating a hit and run accident involving a pedestrian that occurred...
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