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Sheriff Steven McCain
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Grant Parish Sheriff's Office Updates:

 

Press Release - November 2014:
A Grant Parish Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call involving a missing 16 year old on November 20, 2014 in the Pollock area.  While the deputy was there the 16 year arrived accompanied by Michael Shelton, a 24 year old.  He began telling the deputy that he had not done anything wrong and that the only thing that he does is “smoke weed and there is some in my truck”.  A sawed-off shotgun was discovered in the front of the truck along with marijuana and a smoking device that is commonly used for narcotics.  Michael Shelton, 24 years old, of 164 Buck Nugent Road, Pollock, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Illegal Carrying of Weapons, and Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of Persons under 17 Years of Age.
 

Press Release - November 2014:
On November 20, 2014 the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance and that shots had been fired.  When deputies arrived they learned that there had been a domestic disturbance between Nathan DeLong and his girlfriend.  A neighbor observed DeLong hitting the girlfriend and tried to intervene.  DeLong left and retuned minutes later with a high powered rifle and shot at the individual that had intervened.  Nathan DeLong, 45 years old, of 135 Fred DeLong Road, Colfax, was arrested for Attempted First Degree Murder, Second Degree Battery, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Illegal Use of Weapons, Criminal Trespassing, Obstruction of Justice, Public Intimidation, Resisting an Officer with Force, and Telephone Harassment. 
 

Press Release - November 2014:
The Grant Parish Detention Center opened its doors in 2005 through Sheriff L. R. Hataway’s efforts to the people to pass a property tax to construct and maintain the 106 bed facility. 
Today the Detention Center is managed by Warden Brad Sudduth and Assistant Warden Clay Churchman.  Much has changed since the facility opened 8 years ago to help provide the inmates with more religious services, working opportunities, and a chance to save the taxpayers of Grant Parish money.
When Sheriff Steven McCain took office two years ago he expanded the garden into a farming operation.  With the help of the Louisiana National Guard the farming area was increased by several acres when the National Guard allowed the Sheriff’s Office to use a portion of their land.  A local citizen then allowed the Sheriff’s Office the use of another 2 acres of land to farm.  “The farming operation has not only saved the taxpayers money by the inmates eating what they grow, but has taught them a skill, work ethic, and responsibly,” stated Sheriff McCain.  
The Sheriff’s Office was recently able to get a $129,000 body scanner donated.  When prisoners are brought into the jail they must go through the body scanner before entering the facility.  This piece of equipment will help keep the deputies safer and help stop contraband from entering the facility.
For the first time in the history of Grant Parish there is a full time animal control program.  Through the help of the Grant Parish Police Jury and every town within the parish partnering with the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office this was made possible.  Two weeks ago the kennel was completed.  The kennel was built using inmate labor and the Police Jury provided the dirt for the foundation.  “I am very proud to be able to offer this service to the people of Grant Parish.  When we all work together to make things better, there is no telling what we can accomplish,” stated Sheriff McCain.  The kennel is maintained by the inmates.  They feed, water, and care for the animals that are housed there.  
A Coca-Cola machine was recently added to the lobby of the detention center for deputies and the public.  A plaque recognizing the parties that were involved in building the facility and the year that it was constructed was moved so the soda machine did not block the public’s view of it.    
There were two religious services per week two years ago, today there are five.  Sheriff McCain has worked with the Department of Corrections officials to get the approval for a chapel.  Recently a number of pastors gathered together and are helping to raise the money to make it become a reality.  The chapel will be a separate building and will hold various religious services.
Below is a list of what was harvested from the summer crop with a savings in food of $14,423.88.

•           Tomatoes:  8,766 lbs.
•           Squash:  4,070 lbs.
•           Turnip:  1,019 lbs.
•           Mustard and turnip greens:  1,888 lbs.
•           Potatoes:  1,315 lbs.
•           Okra:  1,124 lbs.
•           Peas:  1,021 lbs.
•           Cantaloupe:  813 lbs.
•           Cabbage:  799 lbs.
•           Onions:  343 lbs.
•           Collard greens:  282 lbs.
•           Cucumbers:  218 lbs.
•           Broccoli:  67 lbs.
•           Egg plants:  66 lbs.
•           Lettuce:  64 lbs.
•           Cauliflower:  52 lbs.
•           Garlic:  20 lbs.
•           Peppers:  15 lbs.
•           Spinach:  9 lbs.
•           Brussel Sprouts:  7 lbs.
•           Carrots:  5 lbs.

 

Press Release - November 2014:  Chad McClung, President of Colfax Banking Company, presented Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain and Deputy Lourain LaCour with a check in the amount of $500 for the Sheriff’s Toys for Kids Program.  “We are happy to be able to help such a worthy cause”, stated McClung.  The Toys for Kids program helps less fortunate children throughout Grant Parish at Christmas.    

Press Release - November 2014:  Chad McClung, President of Colfax Banking Company, presented Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain and Deputy Lourain LaCour with a check in the amount of $500 for the Sheriff’s Toys for Kids Program.  “We are happy to be able to help such a worthy cause”, stated McClung.  The Toys for Kids program helps less fortunate children throughout Grant Parish at Christmas.