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APSO Corrections Deputy and Boyfriend Accomplice Arrested

APSO 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 […]

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Body Found in Blue Town Community Identified – Foul Play Verified

Body 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

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02/22/2024 – Cellular Phone Outage Affecting Our Area and Services

Cellular 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

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02/16/2024 – Offender and APSO Correctional Officers Arrested in Jerome Stevenson Death Investigation

On 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

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01/27/2024 – Officer Involved Shooting in Avoyelles

In 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

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12/29/2023 – Jerome Stevenson Death Investigation

Jerome 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

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12/27/2023 – Escapee Captured in Cottonport, LA

Escapee 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

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12/25/2023 – Escapee from DC-1 Jail Facility in Marksville, LA

Escapee 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

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