Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office

February 23, 2024APSO Corrections Deputy and Boyfriend Accomplice Arrested On February 13, 2024, after a lengthy investigation into drugs and contraband being illegally brought into the Avoyelles Women’s Detention Center in Cottonport, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) investigation resulted in arrests.  APSO Deputies arrested 51-year-old Corrections Deputy Stacy G. Gagnard and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Michael Wayne […] [...] Read more...
February 22, 2024Body Found in Blue Town Community Identified – Foul Play Verified On Sunday, October 22, 2023, at approximately 1810 hours, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report of a body found in the Blue Town Community north of Marksville, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) located the body of the unknown female found […] [...] Read more...
February 22, 2024Cellular Phone Outage Affecting Our Area and Services The Avoyelles Parish 911 Communication Center remains operational, but some AT&T customers are unable to reach the emergency lines because of the outage.  We are aware of an issue impacting AT&T wireless customers from making and receiving any phone calls (including to 911). We have verified that […] [...] Read more...
February 16, 2024On November 4, 2023, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) DC-1 Jail Facility in Marksville reported a crime of violence committed against 26-year-old Jerome Stevenson, who was incarcerated in DC-1 at the time.  Stevenson later died from his injuries.  The APSO Criminal Investigations Unit investigated the matter.  After a finding of probable cause, arrest warrants […] [...] Read more...
January 29, 2024In the late morning hours of today, January 27, 2024, the Avoyelles Parish Communication Dispatch Center received 911 calls of a suspect making bomb threats and criminally damaging property on Goudeau Road, Evergreen LA.  The suspect, 36-year-old Joshua Nugent of 127 Goudeau Road, barricaded himself in his residence upon the arrival of responding law enforcement […] [...] Read more...
January 4, 2024APSO Drug Arrest in Cottonport, LA On Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at approximately 1030 hours, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) Deputies and the Louisiana Probation & Parole worked together to seize drugs and drug paraphernalia and arrest 61-year-old Dennis Wiley of Plaucheville, LA.  The seized items were approximately 10.3 ounces of a crystal-like substance […] [...] Read more...
December 29, 2023Jerome Stevenson Death Investigation On the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2023, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office DC-1 Jail Facility in Marksville reported an offender-on-offender crime of violence.  An Ambulance was requested.  Acadian Ambulance Service responded to APSO DC-1, they administered an emergency medical evaluation and treatment of a 26-year-old offender, Jerome Stevenson, and then […] [...] Read more...
December 28, 2023Escapee Captured in Cottonport, LA On the evening of December 27, 2023, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office received information that the escapee, 20-year-old Joseph T. Ewing, was located at 256 St. John Street, Cottonport, LA.  We were quickly able to verify that information.  Deputies, Detectives and local law enforcement agencies from across the Parish converged […] [...] Read more...
December 26, 2023Escapee from DC-1 Jail Facility in Marksville, LA On the evening of December 25, 2023, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report from DC-1 Corrections Staff of the escape of one offender from the Jail facility in Marksville, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Corrections / Raymond Laborde Correctional Center […] [...] Read more...
December 15, 2023Christmas Season Burglary and Theft Prevention Tips Millions of packages will be delivered this Christmas season.  Every year, thousands of people have a blue holiday after their gifts are stolen. A common time of year for stolen packages, home invasions, and burglaries in general.  The holiday season is a time when people must be especially […] [...] Read more...
December 13, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 11/27/2023 – 12/03/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): AUGUSTINE JR., AMOS, 60, 307 MARTIN LUTHER KING DR., BUNKIE, 12/02/2023, DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY. BIDDLE, BENJAMIN MICHAEL,36, 1334 PHILADELPHIA RD., DEVILLE, 11/28/2023, CONTEMPT – FAIL TO APPEAR. BORDELON, BRADY D., 46, 406 LEMOINE LN., MOREAUVILLE, 12/01/2023, DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED […] [...] Read more...
December 7, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 11/17/2023 – 11/26/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): AMOS, MEGAN, 32, 124 RIVER RD, MARKSVILLE, 11/23/2023, DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED – 1ST OFFENSE, MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT, POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN MOTOR VEHICLES. BRYANT, JUSTIN J., 37, 242 MOSES LANE, MARKSVILLE, 11/23/2023, DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED – 1ST OFFENSE, […] [...] Read more...
December 7, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 11/13/2023 – 11/16/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ALEMAN, VALERIE, 43, 1805 COMAN CHEST, CORPUS CHRISTE, TX, 11/15/2023, BATTERY OF A DATING PARTNER. AYMOND, BLAKE J., 43, 409 BORDELON RD, HESSMER, 11/15/2023, PROBATION/PAROLE VIOLATION. BEARD, KARI, 40, 61 DUPUY, ALEXANDRIA, 11/14/2023, POSSESSION OF SCHED II DRUG W/INTENT […] [...] Read more...
November 21, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 11/06/2023 – 11/12/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ALEXANDER JR., TYRONE JOSEPH, 38, 413 KIRBY DR., MARKSVILLE, 11/08/2023, FAILURE TO REGISTER, CONTEMPT – FAIL TO APPEAR, CONTEMPT-FAIL TO COMPLY WITH TERMS OF SENTENCE. BELL, ROY, 33, 202 MOREAU ST., SIMMESPORT, 11/06/2023, RESISTING ARREST OR OFFICER, MAXIMUM SPEED […] [...] Read more...
November 21, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 10/30/2023 – 11/05/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ALFRED, JATORRIAN J., 26, 3072 MAIN ST., EVERGREEN, 11/02/2023, DISTURBING THE PEACE BY FIGHTING, DISCHARGING OF A FIREARM INSIDE CITY, LIMITS FAILURE TO REPORT A CRIME. AUGUSTINE, TERRYONTA, 21, 414 N. SIMS ST., SIMMESPORT, 10/30/2023, PROBATION/PAROLE VIOLATION. BRADLEY, STEPHINA […] [...] Read more...
November 10, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 10/23/2023 – 10/29/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ALEJANDRO, FLOYD DANE, 40, 249 CHARLES CIRCLE, SIMMESPORT, 10/27/2023, DOMESTIC ABUSE CHILD, ENDANGERMENT LAW 1ST OFFENSE. ALLAH, U-MAJESTY ALLAH PRINCE ZARA, 22, 224 FRANK ST., MARKSVILLE, 10/28/2023, RESISTING ARREST OR OFFICER. ARDOIN, BRYAN, 38, MARKSVILLE, 10/28/2023, UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY OF […] [...] Read more...
November 10, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 10/16/2023 – 10/22/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ARMSTRONG, JESSICA, 33, 2219 VANCE AVE., ALEXANDRIA, 10/18/2023, RESISTING ARREST OR OFFICER, MISREPRESENTATION DURING ISSUANCE OF A MISDEMEANOR SUMMONS OR PREPARATION, MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT, OPERATING VEH. WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE; OTHER OFFENSES, CONTEMPT – FAIL TO APPEAR. CLARKE IV, MURPHY […] [...] Read more...
November 2, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 10/09/2023 – 10/15/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): BALLARD, ISAIAH JAWHAN, 21, 239 LEMOINE ST., MOREAUVILLE, 10/12/2023, DISTURBING THE PEACE BY FIGHTING. BALLARD, LIDDIE ANN, 27, 196 T-WILLIAMS RD., HESSMER, 10/11/2023, MALFEASANCE IN OFFICE, CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, INTRODUCTION OF CONTRABAND-PENAL INSTITUTE. BALLARD, RODNEY, 33, 305 FERDINAND ST., MARKSVILLE, […] [...] Read more...
October 28, 2023Subject Arrested for School/Courthouse Bomb Threats On the evening of Friday, October 27, 2023, an APSO investigation into the recent Bomb/Shooting threats made toward St. Mary’s Catholic School in Cottonport, LA, and the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse resulted in the issuance of a search warrant and the subsequent identification and arrest of the suspect.  APSO Detectives […] [...] Read more...
October 23, 2023Body Found in Blue Town Community North of Marksville, LA On Sunday, October 22, 2023, at approximately 1810 hours, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report of a body found in the Blue Town Community north of Marksville, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) located the body of an unknown female (medium to […] [...] Read more...
October 23, 2023UPDATE! Both escapees were captured! Back in custody at APSO. [...] Read more...
October 23, 2023Escapees from DC-1 Jail Facility in Marksville, LA On the morning of October 23, 2023, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report from DC-1 Corrections Staff of the escape of two offenders from the Jail facility in Marksville, LA.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana Department of Corrections / Raymond Laborde Correctional Center […] [...] Read more...
October 19, 2023Avoyelles Parish Deputy Arrested for Malfeasance In April 2023, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) received evidence of malfeasance committed by a deputy with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office.  According to the provided information, 54-year-old Connie Thomas of Marksville, distributed law enforcement sensitive information to a subject of an active criminal […] [...] Read more...
October 18, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 10/02/2023 – 10/08/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ALEXANDER, PATRICIA A., 58, 664 644 S. SIMMS ST., SIMMESPORT, 10/07/2023, DOMESTIC ABUSE CHILD, ENDANGERMENT LAW 1ST OFFENSE. ANDERSON, RODERICK, 61, 412 N. ASH, BUNKIE, 10/02/2023, DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY, RESISTING ARREST OR OFFICER. COCO, LANCE A., 35, 12746 LA […] [...] Read more...
October 17, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 09/25/2023 – 10/01/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): ADAMS, ASHLEY, 32, 205 COUVILLION RD, SIMMESPORT, 10/01/2023, ASSAULT-SIMPLE, CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE(S)-NONVIOLENT, DISTURBING THE PEACE. ARNOUVILLE, JENNIFER M., 35, 137 GRIFFIN LANE, MANSURA, 09/30/2023, CONTEMPT-FAIL TO COMPLY WITH TERMS OF SENTENCE, CONTEMPT -FAIL TO APPEAR -TRAFFIC, CONTEMPT – […] [...] Read more...
October 6, 2023APSO SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN FINDING A MISSING CHILD The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) is requesting assistance from the public in finding runaway juvenile 16-year-old April Washington of Marksville, LA.  April was reportedly last seen by family members on October 1, 2023.  April is believed to be staying with friends/associates in Avoyelles Parish.  APSO is […] [...] Read more...
October 5, 2023AVOYELLES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE BOOKING REPORT 09/18/2023 – 09/24/2023 NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, CITY, DATE BOOKED, OFFENSE(S): BIBBINS JR., ALBERT GREGORY, 22, 1264 LARGE ROAD, MANSURA, 09/24/2023, DISTURBING THE PEACE, CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF A JUVENILE, POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I DRUGS. BRYANT, HEATHER M., 36, 113 PIAZZA ST., MANSURA, 09/22/2023, CRUELTY TO A JUVENILE(S)-NONVIOLENT. CERVANTES, KEESHA […] [...] Read more...
October 4, 2023APSO SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING THEFTS   The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) is requesting assistance from the public in identifying persons of interest involved in the theft(s) of fuel that occurred in the Longbridge and Cottonport, LA areas.  Any assistance or information pertaining to the theft(s), or the identification of the person shown […] [...] Read more...
September 28, 2023APSO Narcotics Agents Make Arrests for 2 Indoor Marijuana Grows On the afternoon of September 26, 2023, Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) Narcotics Agents made arrests for illegal indoor marijuana grows at two residences located at 303 Lemoine Lane (21 marijuana plants) and 311 Lemoine Lane (32 marijuana plants), in Moreauville, LA.  Further investigation revealed […] [...] Read more...
September 28, 2023Body Found in Hamburg Community Near Levee On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at approximately 1516 hours, the Avoyelles Parish 911 Communication Center received a 911 call reporting the deceased body of a white male subject being found in the Hamburg Loop area.  The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) observed the body in a wooded and […] [...] Read more...
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