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

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Jail bookings March 6-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

19-Year-Old Killed in Mandeville Shooting

Early this morning, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Ridgewood Loop in Mandeville, LA. The victim, 19-year-old, Vincent Cuccia, was shot several times and rushed to a nearby hospital, but passed away as a result of his injuries. St. Tammany Parish detectives arrested 19-year-old, Jake Mills, and have charged him with second degree murder. The investigation led investigators to believe an argument took…

Man wanted for exposing himself to teenage girls identified, arrested

Almost immediately after posting the story on social media, the phones began ringing at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, as many of our loyal social media followers provided the identity of a man wanted for exposing his private parts to teenage girls. The photo of the truck used in the crimes quickly circulated through cyberspace, and within minutes, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives had a name – Derrick Lockhart. Over…

Deputies looking for man who exposed himself to teenage girls in Covington-area parking lot

Over the past month, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have received reports of a man exposing himself to young females in the River Chase Shopping Center Parking lot, along the Louisiana Highway 21 corridor, near Covington. On two different occasions, teenage girls have reported they were in the parking lot when they observed an older model, silver/tan, Dodge pick-up with duel exhaust protruding from the bed driving around in an…

Teen wanted for shooting that occurred in Lacombe

***UPDATE: Adrian Cox turned himself in Wednesday at the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and he is custody. Thank you to everyone who called in with information about his whereabouts and/or shared our post.***     A teenager is wanted for attempted first-degree murder and simple kidnapping after he shot a Lacombe man earlier this month.   Just after 8 p.m. on March 5, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched…

Detectives looking for man who attempted to rob Covington-area gas station

UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested Ian Lacour, 28, of Covington, Tuesday evening. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail for shoplifting (theft of goods) and aggravated assault with a firearm in relation to this case. Lacour was also booked with a second count of shoplifting (theft of goods) in connection with a shoplifting incident that occurred Monday, March 14 at the Murphy gas station on Hwy…

Covington-area man wanted after stabbing

UPDATE: Your tips helped us catch wanted fugitive, Marc Ingram Sr. He was arrested March 9 in the Covington, Louisiana, area by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.   St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a Covington-area man after witnesses say he stabbed another man following an argument Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday deputies responded to a home on Narrow…

STPSO Announces Deputy of the Year

From off-duty rescues, being injured in the line of duty, saving the life of his own son, and selflessly donating a kidney to save the life of another law enforcement officer, it is with great honor that we announce the St. Tammany Parish Deputy of the Year, Deputy Robert “Andre” Ardeneaux, Jr. Many people go their entire career and never face some of the challenges and situations in which Deputy…

Jail bookings Feb. 27 thru March 5

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Employee at behavior health facility arrested for sexual battery

An employee of a Lacombe-area behavioral health facility has been arrested for sexual battery after he was observed touching an elderly patient inappropriately. Management at Beacon Behavioral Hospital contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office late Monday night after a staff member reported seeing George Terrebonne, a registered nurse who was working at the facility, in a patient’s room touching a 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient in a sexual manner. Terrebonne (DOB 7/20/1949;…

Arrest made in Dollar General armed robbery

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have made an arrest in the armed robbery that occurred last week at the Dollar General on Highway 59 near Abita Springs. At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, an alert patrol deputy saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used during the armed robbery, parked outside the Abita Springs Walgreens, just blocks away from where the armed robbery occurred Friday afternoon. Michael Mitchell (DOB…

STPSO Deputy Almost Hit During Pursuit

A St. Tammany Parish motorcycle deputy is considering himself lucky this evening as he narrowly avoided from being struck by a vehicle after a mid-afternoon vehicle pursuit. Around 2:30 P.M., a STPSO deputy tried stopping 26-year-old, Joshua Price (New Orleans, LA), after he was clocked going 48 miles per hour through the Kingspoint Subdivision, where the speed limit is only 25 miles per hour. Price refused to stop, and almost…

STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit has Busy February – Illegal Aliens, Narcotics, Cash Forfeiture, and a

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit had a productive and busy February. Here are some of the noteworthy incidents: On February 9th, a traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 12, and deputies came into contact an illegal alien from Mexico. The subject was identified as 37-year-old, Ezequiel Guardiola Carreon, who is a known drug trafficker, had previous charges for assault and battery on law enforcement, been arrested for seven…

Dollar General store robbed Friday afternoon

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed an Abita Springs-area store in broad daylight Friday (Feb. 24, 2017) afternoon. At approximately 3:30 p.m. a white man, described as being approximately 6-foot tall with a slender build, walked into the Dollar General store on Louisiana Highway 59 just south of Abita Springs. The man, who was wearing dark blue running pants with…

Man steals diamond ring the day before Valentine’s Day

UPDATE: Jason Pinkowski, the man who stole a diamond ring from a Covington-area department store the day before Valentine’s day, was arrested in New Orleans on Feb. 24. He was wanted by multiple jurisdictions (NOPD, St. Bernard Parish, Mississippi, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals). He is currently being held in the Jefferson Parish Jail and will be transported later this month to the St. Tammany Parish Jail, where…

Florida men arrested after using counterfeit credit cards at Covington businesses

Four Florida men were arrested this week after they were caught using stolen credit cards at Covington-area businesses. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the River Chase Shopping Center Monday (Feb. 13) afternoon, after employees at several businesses reported a group of suspicious subjects possibly using stolen credit cards.  Responding deputies located Eric Jackson (DOB 2/3/1991; 3619 E North St. Tampa, Florida); Garian Brown (DOB 5/9/1993; Idlewood St., Tampa,…

Jail bookings Feb. 20-26

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Jail bookings Feb. 13-19

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Covington man arrested for burglarizing cars at condo complex

St. Tammany Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 27-year-old Covington man after he burglarized several vehicles at a Covington-area condominium complex. During the early morning hours on Feb. 4, six vehicles parked at the Emerald Forest Condominiums were burglarized. Four days later, on Feb. 8, three more were hit, again during the early morning hours. Sunglasses, electronics, shoes, makeup, wallets, purses, cash, credit cards, clothes, perfume, BBQ and kitchen sets, a…

Baby Bottle Found with Illegal Narcotics During Traffic Stop

The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a Florida man for having a baby bottle full of “purple drank”, otherwise known as Promethazine Codeine. Pursuant to a traffic stop on Interstate 12, 23-year-old, Ernest Felton II (Coconut Grove, Florida), was stopped for a traffic violation.  During the course of the investigation, deputies located a baby bottle inside of the vehicle which contained approximately 4 to 5 ounces of a…

STPSO K-9 Finds Missing 14-year-old Autistic Child

K-9 Freya is being deemed a hero for rescuing a missing 14-year-old autistic child late last night. St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to a residence in Lacombe, Louisiana, yesterday evening (Tuesday, February 14) after a 14-year-old autistic child went missing. Deputies canvassed the area for hours, searching for the child. K-9 Freya, who is a Bavarian Mountain Hound, and her handler, Deputy Ron Olivier, were called to the scene.…

Jail bookings Feb. 6-12

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Large-scale drug dealer arrested

16 grams of heroin, three guns and other drugs taken off the streets   Making good on Sheriff Randy Smith’s promise to take drugs and guns off the streets, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently seized a large amount of narcotics, three loaded firearms and more than $1,400 in cash, while conducting a search of a known large-scale dealer’s Slidell-area home. Working with Probation and Parole…

Traffic stop turns up 150 Ecstasy tablets

 A Houston man, while traveling thru St. Tammany Parish on his way to Biloxi, was arrested on drug charges after 150 Ecstasy tablets were found in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop conducted by a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s  Office Highway Enforcement Unit. While patrolling on Eastbound Interstate 12 just before midnight on Jan. 31, a deputy with the STPSO Highway Enforcement Unit initiated a traffic…

Traffic stop results in fugitive arrest

A man wanted out of Mississippi was arrested last week after a member of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Highway Enforcement Unit stopped him for a traffic violation on Interstate 12. Shortly after midnight on Feb. 2, a deputy with the new Highway Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger with a Kentucky license plate for improper lane usage.  The Charger, which was driven by 27-year-old…

Jail bookings Jan. 30 thru Feb. 5

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Mississippi trio responsible for burglarizing coin-operated devices at gas stations

Two suspects are behind bars and warrants have been issued for a third, after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives solve a series of burglary cases that spanned three states. On Dec. 22, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office received reports that the coin operated air compressor units at several local gas stations had been burglarized. Detectives with the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Property Crimes Division quickly learned that this was…

Three teens arrested in vehicle burglaries; Stolen State Police equipment recovered

Warrants have been obtained for the arrests of three Tangipahoa teenagers wanted for breaking into multiple vehicles in the Madisonville area over the weekend. Among the vehicles burglarized was a locked, unmarked State Police Unit, which was parked in front of a trooper’s residence. The trooper’s department-issued rifle and a small amount of K-9 training-aides were taken during the burglary. State Police recovered the stolen rifle Thursday, and St. Tammany…

Jail booking Jan. 23-29

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Causeway Police Officer Arrested for Theft and Malfeasance

An investigation requested by Causeway Police Chief Nick Congemi into missing evidence has resulted in an arrest of a Causeway Police officer. Causeway Police Sergeant William Jones Jr. was arrested this afternoon, by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Corruption Unit, for one count of felony theft and malfeasance. The investigation started after $6,300 and narcotics were discovered missing from the evidence room of the Causeway Police…

St. Tammany Sheriff Releases 2016 Crime Stats – Addresses Rough Start to 2017

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith has released the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office 2016 Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), and has also included the crime statistics from the past nine years. Statistically, crime is down in St. Tammany Parish, but overall, the total number of crimes reported has virtually stayed the same. “These numbers are nothing to be ashamed of, however, there is always room for improvement,” says St. Tammany…

STPSO Investigating Fatal House Fire

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a house fire that resulted in the death of Covington man. Around 1:30 A.M. yesterday morning (Sunday, January 22), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and St. Tammany Fire District #13, responded to a house fire at 72347 Forest Drive, Covington, Louisiana. When deputies arrived, they located three subjects outside of the residence, two of which suffered severe burns and were transported…

Jail bookings Jan. 16-22

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

‘Drug Deal Gone Bad’ Results in Three Arrests

The “victim”, the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars Wednesday night (January 18th) after a Slidell man called to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs. Zachary Stampley met up with Devin Pearson, in a Walmart parking lot, around 7:30 P.M. Wednesday evening with the intention of purchasing pills. The two men rode together in Pearson’s vehicle to a more private parking lot off of Airport…

Fraudulent Credit Card Operation Shut Down by STPSO

A Slidell couple’s fraudulent credit card / identity theft operation has been shut down by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation, led by the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit, has resulted in 115 counterfeit credit cards, equipment used to make credit cards, and more than $25,000 worth of high-end shoes being seized. Roland Celestine (DOB: 9/30/1992) and Gariuan Hampton (DOB: 8/28/1994), both of 726 Joseph Street, Slidell, LA, were…

No Charges Filed – More Details on the Fatal Shooting in Ozone Woods

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is close to concluding their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning in the Ozone Woos subdivision in Slidell. Shortly after midnight (January 17th), St. Tammany Parish deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Robin Street in reference to a shooting. A homeowner, identified as 24-year-old, Shane Hicks, told deputies he was inside of his home when he heard shouting…

Jail bookings Jan. 9-15

The parish jail bookings from last week are now available. Please click here to download the pdf file.

Burglary Spree Stopped by STPSO Detectives

St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have recovered over $16,000 worth of property, and stopped a one man burglary spree that has plagued the Slidell area since late November of 2016. Steven Barrios (DOB 6/27/1989) is accused of burglarizing over twenty storage units and three surrounding businesses on Highway 190E in Slidell. Through an extensive investigation, detectives identified Barrios in late December. For over a month, Barrios ravaged multiple businesses and…

Five Arrest Made in First Homicide of 2017

In what authorities are calling a drug deal gone bad, has left one man dead and five others behind bars facing serious charges Around 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 8, deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 1900 block of Highway 190W in Slidell. Three individuals, Christover Davis, Cody Hartley, and Anthony Ussin were negotiating a deal to sell marijuana to Javonte Donaldson, Amira Bickham, and…

Gas Station Robbery Suspect Arrested Minutes After Robbery

A 25-year-old Slidell man was arrested over the weekend after he robbed a Slidell-area gas station. Sheriff Randy Smith praises the deputies’ quick response as a factor in making a quick arrest. Early Sunday morning (January 8, 2017), William Meadows (DOB 5/21/1991; 2018 Churchill Street, Slidell) entered the Shell gas station on Hwy 11 wearing a ski mask. He showed the store clerk a large knife and demanded the clerk…