Category Archives: Press Release

Ouachita Sheriff’s Office Offers Water Safety Tips

It’s summer time! Where do we all want to be on a hot, sunny day but in the water? Children especially love the water this time of year.  Adults are responsible for the safety of children. We know that typically most drowning deaths in children are due to children being...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Two in Vehicle Burglary Investigation

During the late evening hours of Sunday, May 17th, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a reported suspicious vehicle in the McGowan Road area of northeast Ouachita Parish.  Responding deputies observed a blue Dodge pickup truck that matched the description given of the suspicious vehicle.  Deputies initiated a traffic...
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On May 19, 2015, deputies with the Ouachita Sheriff’s SCAT Unit and the Metro Narcotics Criminal Patrol Unit initiated a traffic stop of a commercial tractor-trailer on I-20 in West Monroe.  Subsequent investigation determined Antonio Jackson, age 36, Memphis, TN to be in possession of 5 kilos of powder cocaine...
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Remember Our Fallen Service Members This Memorial Day

  For many, the Memorial Day holiday marks the beginning of summer.  Families and friends often gather on this day and enjoy different activities.  Sheriff Russell and Deputies would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend. Remember that this is one of the busiest holidays for...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputy Receives Recognition

Recently, Deputy LaWanka Roberts was recognized for her work by the faculty at Swayze Elementary School in Monroe.  Deputy Roberts received the Outstanding Community Partner Award in recognition of her efforts and services at Swayze.  Deputy Roberts is a 6 ½ year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and is currently...
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