Category Archives: Press Release

Suspect Arrested on Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges

On December 15th, 2014, Ouachita Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a large group fighting on Cotton Bayou Drive in Monroe.  Investigation revealed someone had discharged a weapon during the incident.  Two injured parties later came to a local hospital for treatment.  One had a blunt trauma head injury...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Selects Deputy of the Year

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce Deputy Michael Todd McLain has been selected as Deputy of the Year for 2014.  Deputy McLain is a seven year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.  Deputy McLain was selected by OPSO supervisors based...
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OPSO Mourns Passing of Retired Cpl. Sam Rainwater

      In January, 1993, Sam Rainwater began his career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office after serving over 20 years as an educator in Ouachita Parish.  Deputy Rainwater was assigned to the Identification Section.  During his career with OPSO, Sam attended many training seminars and enhanced his knowledge...
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Sheriff Russell Warns of False U. S. Treasury Notifications

Sheriff Jay Russell warns of another scam that is targeting potential victims via mail.  A recent scam involves parish residents receiving a letter that appears official but has a fake U.S. Department of Treasury heading.  It is signed using the name Jacob “Jack” Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. The...
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Sheriff Russell Warns of Phone Scam Involving Jury Duty

Ouachita Sheriff’s investigators are currently investigating an apparent phone scam concerning jury duty.  Ouachita residents have reported receiving a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a Deputy Harris.  The caller goes on to state that a member of the household called failed to appear in court as summoned. ...
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