Category Archives: OPSO News

Sheriff Jay Russell awards scholarship to college-bound teen

Sheriff Jay Russell announced that Mallory Anne Lynn of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2014-2015 school year.  She resides in West Monroe and plans to attend LA Tech University.  She is the daughter of Connley Averitt....
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Sheriff Russell Warns of Court Summons Phone Scam

Ouachita Sheriff’s investigators are currently investigating an apparent phone scam concerning jury duty or a court subpoena.  Ouachita residents have reported receiving a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputy.  The caller goes on to state that a member of the household he has...
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Warrant Issued for Suspect in 2nd Degree Aggravated Battery Case

UPDATE:  OPSO Warrant Division deputies located the suspect, Ryan M. Gix, earlier today and arrested him on the warrant.   Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported fight on Tanglewood Drive in Monroe during the evening of Jan. 6, 2015.  The investigation determined that several subjects had been fighting in...
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Ouachita Deputies Arrest Suspect in Several Felony Cases

 As a result of a four month investigation, Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Justin P. Rumfola, age 34 , of Port Allen, La. on several felony charges. Rumfola has been booked and is being held at OCC on charges of  Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal  Possession of Stolen...
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