I take great pride in being entrusted with the honor and responsibility that comes with leading the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Randy Smith

Sheriff
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Mar11

Sheriff Smith presents State of the Agency Report

Sheriff Randy Smith invites St. Tammany Parish residents and business owners to view the 2021 St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office State of the Agency Report.
Sep28

Five Kilos of Fentanyl Seized in St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives seized very a large cache of fentanyl during an operation that took place this week in Covington. Tuesday (September 27) evening, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation, which resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old Mexican national male. The male was transporting five kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of fentanyl at the time of…
Sep28

STPSO Hosting National Night Out Events

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will be participating in National Night Out Against Crime, and they are participating in a big way this year. This year, in addition to attending events hosted and held in neighborhoods, the STPSO will be hosting its own events at each of its four district offices. Residents are encouraged to stop by at one of these events between 5 and 8…
Sep27

Former STPSO Employee Arrested on Drug Charges

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a former employee after it was learned he was bringing illegal narcotics into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. During an investigation into drugs being introduced into the correctional center, STPSO detectives learned from multiple sources that Jason Allen Jr. (DOB 11/9/2000) of Slidell was selling illegal narcotics to inmates while he was employed as a correctional deputy in the facility. As…
Sep22

Former STPSO Employee Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee has been arrested for malfeasance. Thursday (September 22) afternoon, Victoria Stelfox, was terminated and arrested for Malfeasance in Office and Filing or Maintaining False Public Record. She will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center. Stelfox, a lieutenant in the criminal patrol division, was arrested after she fabricated a hit-and-run accident report when a deputy who worked under her was…
Sep16

Items Stolen from Abita Springs Residence Recovered in Mississippi

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Mississippi woman who garnered an Abita Springs man’s trust before stealing several items from his home. On September 8, STPSO deputies were contacted after a man said an acquaintance stole several items, including an AR-15, a laptop, computer equipment, a camera and an Xbox, from his Abita Springs-area residence. The victim told detectives he allowed a woman who he had met online,…
Sep16

Clearwood Junior High Student Arrested for Terrorizing

A 12-year-old Slidell-area student was arrested Friday (September 16) after he told a classmate he was going to bring a gun to school. The School Resource Officer at Clearwood Junior High School was notified after a student told his classmate Thursday that he would bring a gun to school on Friday and shoot him.  The incident was not reported until Friday after the school day had started.  The student, who…
Sep15

Madisonville Junior High Student Arrested for Terrorizing

A 13-year-old Madisonville-area student was arrested Thursday (September 15) after he made comments about planning to bring a gun to school. The School Resource Officer at Madisonville Junior High was notified after several students overheard one of their classmates say he was going to a bring a gun to school on Friday and advise some students to stay home.  The student was issued a summons for Terrorizing, and after it was…
Sep13

Nine-Hour Standoff Ends in Arrest

An Abita Springs man is in custody following a nine-hour standoff that occurred Monday (Sept. 12) night in an Abita Springs neighborhood. Shortly before 5:15 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were called in to assist a local bail bondsman who was attempting to arrest a subject on a warrant. The subject, Quinton Richard (DOB 4/14/1974), pulled a gun on the bail bondsman before arming himself with multiple firearms…
Sep09

Slidell Man Wanted Following Shooting

***UPDATE***   Keith Cotton (DOB 10/6/2003) is in custody after turning himself in Monday (September 12) morning. He will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Correctional Center on one count of Attempted Second-degree Murder. Sheriff Randy Smith would like to thank everyone who called in with information about Cotton’s whereabouts. ------------ The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Slidell man who…
Sep01

Two Men Arrested After Meth, Handgun Found During Traffic Stop

Two Alabama men were arrested after more than eight pounds of methamphetamine was found in their vehicle during a Slidell-area traffic stop. On August 25, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a Buick Lacrosse after the vehicle’s driver was observed violating several traffic laws on Interstate 10 near Slidell. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery and seizure of nearly 8.68…
Sep01

DWI Checkpoint Planned for Labor Day Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint over the long Labor Day weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish.  The checkpoint is part of the ongoing, proactive “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to combat impaired driving.  The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. “We are out there every day looking for…
Aug30

STPSO Locates Woman Featured in Ponchatoula Police BOLO

Woman featured in a BOLO put out on social media by Ponchatoula Police Department was located Tuesday (August 30) morning in St. Tammany Parish. Shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, while driving in the area, a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s patrol sergeant observed a dark blue Nissan Frontier pickup, flipped over in the wood line near the intersection of Louisiana Highway 1088 and Louisiana Highway 36. When he stopped to offer assistance…
Aug30

Two Men Arrested Following a Talisheek-area Murder

Two men have been arrested following a murder which occurred late Monday (August 29) night near Talisheek. Shortly before midnight, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 73000 block of Tee Street near Talisheek after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots and observed a man who appeared to be deceased outside a neighboring residence. The neighbor also reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the area. Responding deputies…
Aug26

STPSO Investigating Fatal Shooting in Bush Area

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting, which occurred early Friday (August 26) morning in the Bush area. Shortly before 2:30 a.m., STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 79000 block of Railroad Avenue in Bush in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival they located a male deceased in the front yard with what appeared to be gunshot wound(s). The occupants of the residence,…
Aug24

Arrest Made Following Mandeville-area Shooting

A local man has been arrested following a shooting incident which occurred Tuesday (August 23) evening at a Mandeville-area residence. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Meade Court in reference to a shooting. STPSO detectives learned Logan Maxted (DOB 2/6/2002) shot a man multiple times following a verbal altercation at Maxted’s residence. Detectives also learned that…
Aug11

Two People Arrested for Murder After Teen Dies from Fentanyl Overdose

Two people are facing murder charges after toxicology results revealed a local 15-year-old died after overdosing on the dangerous drug fentanyl. In the evening hours of July 12, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a Bush-area residence in response to a 15-year-old suffering from what family members believed to be an opiate overdose.  Efforts to revive the juvenile were unsuccessful. During a joint investigation with the…
Aug10

STPSO Recovers Body of Missing Kayaker

Members of the St. Tammany Parish Marine Division recovered the body of a 28-year-old kayaker late Tuesday (August 9) evening on Doubloon Bayou near Slidell. At approximately 10 p.m. a man called STPSO to report his adult son missing after he located the son’s kayak overturned in the bayou behind his house. The son was last seen fishing in the bayou at 5:30 p.m. that evening.  Using flatboats, the STPSO…
Jul31

Woman Dies After Crash Less Than a Mile from Social Gathering

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash which occurred Saturday (July 30) evening near Covington. Shortly before 6:45 PM, a 27-year old Covington woman left a social gathering in the 1500 block of Tchefuncte Drive near Covington on a 2007 Honda CRF-70F that she was driving.   For reasons unknown at this time, she left the roadway and crashed into a tree, approximately less than a…
Jul30

Following a Long Search, the Body of a 31 Year Old Marrero Man has Been Recovered From the Lake

Shortly after 8:00 AM on Saturday morning (July 30), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division, with the assistance of the United States Coast Guard and Fire District 1 recovered the body of a 31 year old Marrero man that jumped from the twin spans on Thursday night (July 28.) The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office has positively identified the man as Jermaine Smith (DOB 08/09/1990.)   On Thursday…
Jul30

Overnight Slidell Area Shooting Leaves One Injured

On Friday night (July 29), an overnight shooting occurred at the Woodland Grove Apartments in the Slidell area which left one injured. Shortly after 10:30 PM, deputies responded to a call at this location regarding a female victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The female victim was transported to a local area hospital, and is in stable condition.   Detectives responded to the scene and determined through available…
Jul28

Two Mississippi Men Arrested on Gun Charges Following a Disturbance at a Slidell Area Residence

Two Mississippi men have been arrested on gun charges following a disturbance at a Slidell area residence. Shortly after 2:30 PM on Thursday (July 28) deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located on the 200 block of Blue Crane Rd in the Slidell area. A female homeowner was confronted in her front yard by two females that were known to her occupying a vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued…
Jul22

Swift Action by Deputies Prevents Mississippi Man from Harming Himself

Thursday, July 21, 2022 Shortly after 6:00 a.m Thursday morning (July 21), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an individual at the Oak Harbor overpass in Slidell attempting to jump off the bridge and onto I-10 in an attempt to harm himself.  The swift action by deputies prevented him from harming himself. 52 year old male was from the Mississippi area, and experiencing a mental health…
Jul18

High Level Drug Dealer Arrested

Thanks to proactive policing, deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a high level drug dealer over the weekend.   At approximately 8pm on Saturday (July 16 ) night, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord near the intersection of N 18th Street and Beulah Street in Lacombe.   Further investigation and a vehicle search led to the discovery of approximately two pounds of marijuana,…
Jul13

Former STPSO Deputy Arrested

A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (July 13) for two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Nathan Bennett, a former deputy in STPSO Corrections Division, was arrested Wednesday evening on the misdemeanor charges. Bennett facilitated two underage females in running away from a residence, after one of the females reached out to him on social media and asked for a ride. Both…
Jul13

Kansas Couple Arrested After Drugs, Stolen Gun Located During Traffic Stop

A Kansas couple was arrested by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office after drugs and a stolen gun were found during a traffic stop earlier this month. At approximately 8 p.m. on July 6, a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Charger with a Kansas license plate. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 12, near Highway 59 in Mandeville,…
Jul12

Arrest Made Following Slidell-area Stabbing

A local man has been arrested following a stabbing which occurred Tuesday (July 12) at a Slidell-area motel. At approximately noon Tuesday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing, which occurred at a motel on Yapon Drive near Slidell. Responding deputies located a male in one of the hotel rooms suffering from what appears to be non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was transported by medical personnel…
Jul12

Two Separate Traffic Stops Result in Arrests for Illegal Drugs, Firearms

Two separate proactive traffic stops in St. Tammany Parish results in three arrests and the seizure of illegal narcotics and illegally possessed firearms. Friday (July 8) evening, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Proactive Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Slidell area on a blue Ford Mustang after observing traffic violations. While speaking with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alphonse Tillman (DOB 07/16/1986) of Slidell, detectives…
Jul12

Woman Arrested After Setting House on Fire with Her Mom, Baby Inside

A Slidell-area woman has been arrested for arson after she set her home on fire while her mother and her 4-month-old baby were inside. At approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday (July 10), St. Tammany Fire District 1 personnel were dispatched to a fire at a residence on Jay Street in the Ozone Woods area of Slidell. They extinguished the fire, which was contained primarily to the exterior of the structure. A…
Jul08

Mount Hermon man, Juvenile Family Member Arrested for Unrelated Crimes

Detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Mount Hermon man for burglary and his juvenile family member for armed robbery in connection with two separate cases. At approximately 7 a.m. on June 26 a male entered a gas station on Highway 21 near Covington, brandished a firearm and demanded the clerk give him money from the register. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of…
Jul06

Man Arrested After Scamming Two St. Tammany Residents

Investigators with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Financial Crimes Unit have arrested a man who scammed two St. Tammany Parish residents out of thousands of dollars. It is believed this same man has been victimizing people all over the country. In April, a St. Tammany resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report they had wired a man $55,000 for a boat, and when they went to the Florida address he…
Jun30

Cattle Hauler Located, Arrest Made Hours After Theft Reported

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies helped to recover a stolen 18-wheeler cattle hauler Thursday (June 30) morning hours after it was reported stolen from a cattle farm north of Covington. Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Thursday one of the owners of a local cattle farm called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report that his Peterbilt 18-wheeler and his attached cattle trailer had been stolen from his property on Highway…
Jun29

DWI Checkpoint Planned for this Weekend

Deputies from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a DWI checkpoint this weekend at an undisclosed location in St. Tammany Parish. The checkpoint is part of the state-wide proactive “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over July 4th Special Wave,” aimed at combatting impaired driving. The manpower for this initiative is funded by a grant from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.  “We encourage everyone to make wise choices, not just this holiday…
Jun24

Virginia Man Arrested After Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle in Slidell***

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Virginia man following a chase, which occurred Friday afternoon near Slidell. At approximately 2:15 p.m. Friday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a Mazda SUV near Powell Drive on U.S. Highway 11 in Slidell. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Virginia, failed to stop and instead initiated a high-speed pursuit down North Drive across…
Jun22

Delinquent Property Tax List to Appear in St. Tammany Farmer

In anticipation of its annual tax sale on Aug. 1, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office will advertise the list of delinquent properties in the June 29th edition of The St. Tammany Farmer. The list will also be posted under “Public Notices” on the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office website. The public notices include roughly 1,450 properties with taxes due to the parish and the municipalities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Pearl…
Jun18

Mandeville Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Mandeville man on felony animal cruelty charges after he left his dog outside in the heat and it died. At approximately 3 p.m. Saturday (June 18), STPSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of Jasmine Street in Mandeville after a neighbor called about a dog being left out in the heat. Responding deputies located the deceased dog…
Jun16

Body Found in Florida Tied to Lacombe Homicide

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people on murder charges after a body found in Florida is determined to be that of a man killed in Lacombe earlier this week. On Tuesday (June 14) detectives with the Santa Rosa County (Florida) Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit recovered the body of an unidentified man from a waterway in their jurisdiction. As the investigation progressed the male subject was identified…
Jun16

Update Provided for Mandeville-area Shooting

Sheriff Randy Smith would like to provide an update on the shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night near Mandeville. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. There were two victims. One was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel, and a second was transported…
Jun13

STPSO Investigating Mandeville-area Shooting

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident which occurred Sunday (June 12) night in the Mandeville area. Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, STPSO deputies responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street near Mandeville in response to a report of a shooting. At this time, it is believed this is an isolated incident and everyone involved has been identified. The investigation is in…
Jun10

STPSO Assists in Arrest After Two Local Teens Shot in New Orleans East

After two St. Tammany Parish teenagers are found shot in New Orleans East, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT team members assisted New Orleans Police in locating the person responsible and taking him into custody Thursday (June 9) evening. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, both from St. Tammany Parish, were found after they were shot and dumped near the intersection of Marques Road…
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