Category Archives: Press Release

Ouachita Sheriff’s Captain Jay Ellerman Completes FBI Academy

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Captain Jay Ellerman, a 26 year law enforcement veteran, has graduated from the 259th session of the FBI’s National Academy Program in Quantico, VA.  Ellerman graduated on March 20th after successfully completing 10 weeks of advanced investigative, management and fitness...
Read more

Sheriff Russell Warns of Computer Software Scam

A local business was recently the victim of a computer ransom-ware scam.  The scam is a variation of the Crypto Wall scam, where the suspect infects the victim’s computer with a virus.  The virus then encrypts all of the victim’s files and forces the victim to pay money to get...
Read more

Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest 4 on Second Degree Murder Charges

UPDATE 3/19/2015:  A sixth suspect has been arrested today as a result of the ongoing investigation of this case.  Justin W. Rhodes, age 38, West Monroe, has been booked in OCC on a warrant charging him with  second degree murder.  The warrant was issued after evidence developed in the investigation indicating...
Read more

Ouachita Deputies Clear Business Burglary with Arrest

Early Monday morning, March 2, 2015, deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a business in northwestern Ouachita Parish.  As a result, Zebulon Paul Gentry, age 36, Rayville, LA, has been arrested and charged with 1 count of Simple Burglary.   Responding deputies observed a vehicle leaving the business location of...
Read more