Category Archives: OPSO News

OPSO SCAT Operations

Buy Bust Operation The Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) conducted buy bust operations in Ouachita Parish on May 16th and 17th 2013. This operation was conducted with the assistance of the State Police the State Probation and Parole Office as well as the Local FBI Task Force. During the operation...
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OPSO Mourns the Passing of Sgt Perry Mercer

In May of 1987, Perry H. Mercer, Jr. applied to work at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. After an employee background check Pat Mercer, as he was known to us, was hired and sworn in as a deputy with our department. According to our records, Pat Mercer stated that the...
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OPSO Investigation Leads to Arrest

On 2/26/13, OPSO deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from the victim stating that he had been shot. Deputies tracked the GPS location of the phone and began to respond. Deputies located the victim and the suspect, Fredrick L. Jones, on Hwy 594 just past the Frontage Road in Monroe....
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Armed Robbery Investigation in Town & Country

On 2/14/13, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated an armed robbery of individuals that occurred on the complex of Town & Country Apartments on Old Sterlington Rd in Monroe. On 2/15/13, Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Justin D. Perkins,25yo, of 22 Oakwood Drive, for one count of Armed Robbery....
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OPSO Santa Patrol

You better watch out I’m telling you why! The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department SCAT team has once again began their annual “Santa Claus Patrol”. This unique patrol involves members of this unit wearing plain clothes and using unmarked vehicles to frequent retail stores and parking lots that are busy with...
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