Press Release - December 2013:  Suspicious vehicle report leads to drug arrest
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle north of Colfax and when deputies responded, the suspect fled on foot.  After a brief chase, Teddy Nash, 26 years old, of 600 Grow Street Montgomery, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of CDS III, Possession of CDS I (marijuana) 2nd offense, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and warrants for failure to pay child support.  Nash was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and a bond was set in the amount of $21,589.

 

 

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Press Release - December 2013: Grant Parish Deputies graduate from the Police Academy
Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain is proud to announce that Deputies Sterling Willis and Dan McClung graduated from the Alexandria Regional Police Academy on December 12, 2013.  The police academy consisted of 14 weeks of training that involved firearms, physical fitness, defensive tactics, Louisiana laws and much more.  Pictured above are Deputy Sterling Willis, Sheriff Steven McCain, and Deputy Dan McClung.

 

Press Release - December 2013: Four month undercover investigation leads to arrest of drug dealer
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office concluded a four month undercover investigation with the arrest of a drug dealer on December 10, 2013.  Freddie Carrington, 59 years old, of 718 Lou Ann Drive Colfax, was arrested for  Three Counts of Distribution of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Distribution of CDS IV (Xanax), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Carrington was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and a bond was set in the amount of $51,000.

 

Press Release - December 2013: Former Colfax Police Chief facing more charges
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Stickell, the former Chief of Police of Colfax, on December 12, 2013 on more charges.  The arrest stems from an ongoing investigation from his previous arrest.  It was discovered that Stickell had taken property that was owned by the Town of Colfax and had taken evidence from the Colfax Police Department evidence room and sold and/or pawned it at a pawn shop in Rapides Parish.  Charles Stickell, 43 years old, of 13342 Hwy. 8 Colfax, was arrested for 22 counts of Theft of a Firearm, Theft over $1,500, and Theft over $500 but less than $1,500.  He was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and a bond was set at $25,000. 

Press Release - December 2013
Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office makes arrest on someone attempting to hide contraband at the jail

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Chasity Larue, 24 years old, of 736 Lemoine Cutoff Road Colfax, on December 3, 2013 after it was discovered that she had hidden drugs in the public restroom of the Grant Parish Detention Center.  She was arrested for Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS II (Dilaudid), Distribution of CDS I (marijuana), and Taking Contraband into a Penal Institution.  Bond was set at $75,000.

 

 

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Press Release - November 2013: Motorcycle Clubs Donate to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Toy Drive
The Circuit Rider’s Motorcycle Ministires, The Band Motorcycle Club, and the Grayson, La. Police Department made their way to Colfax to donate toys for the Grant Parish Sheriff’s “Toys for Kids” program.  “The help that we received from these three organizations was tremendous.  Last year we were able to help 155 children have a brighter Christmas and because of organizations like these we are on track to help that many and more this year”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  If anyone would like to help with a donation please contact Lourain LaCour at 627-3261. 

 

Press Release - November 2013:
INMATES AT GRANT PARISH DETENTION FACILITY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE GED PROGRAM

Three inmates at the Grant Parish Detention Facility recently graduated from the GED Program.  Inmates Joseph Constantino III, Jason M. Gauthier and Harley D. Fourd completed the program taught at the detention facility and received their diplomas.   "We encourage every eligible inmate to participate and attempt to better themselves and one sure way is through education.  So often we only hear bad news coming out of the prison environment, so when we get an opportunity to inform the citizens of something positive, we want to make them aware", stated Sheriff Steven McCain. 

 

Press Release - November 2013: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest
 A traffic stop by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office led to the discovery of drugs.  Tracy Curry, 51 years old, of 5628 Pinekraft Drive Pineville, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after she admitted to having marijuana on her person and also hidden in the back of a seat in the vehicle.

 

Press Release - November 2013: A Report of a Disturbance Leads to Drug Arrest
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance on Hyde’s Landing Road and, upon arrival, noticed a lady trying to hide an object near an air conditioning unit.  Brenda K. Collins, 49 years old, of 361 Hyde’s Landing Road Dry Prong, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of CDS III (Hydrocodone), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Obstruction of Justice.  Collins admitted to hiding the drugs because she did not want deputies to find it inside of the home.

Press Release - November 2013: 
Pedro Martinez, 38 years old, of 128 Judy Lane Pollock, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office for Forcible Rape.  He is accused of raping a 14 year old female.  Martinez’s bond was set at $150,000.

 

Press Release - November 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrest
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone selling drugs in Colfax during the Louisiana Pecan Festival.  After an investigation, deputies arrested Mitchell Daenen, 27 years old, of 73 R.J. Sasser Road Deville, for Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone) and Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS IV (Xanax).  A bond was set in the amount of $20,000.

 

 

Press Release - October 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff warns of another scam
 
Sheriff Steven McCain warns of another scam that has made its way to Grant Parish.  “We have received information that some Grant Parish residents are receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as a representative of the Social Security office asking for personal banking information.  The caller will get very pushy on the phone and is threatening to have benefits cutoff if you don’t give the information that is being asked for”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  Please do not give out any personal information over the phone to these callers. 

 

Press Release - October 2013: Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals after drugs were following a traffic stop.  Michele Salvucci, 32 years old, of 1470 Clearcreek Road Pollock, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana) after approximately one ounce of marijuana was found in her undergarments.  Krystal Moreau, 28 years old, of 475 Clearcreek Road Pollock, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tail lamps violation after approximately 3 grams of suspected marijuana was discovered in what appeared to be a soda can with a false bottom.

 

Press Release - October 2013: Search warrant leads to discovery of drugs and an alligator
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant that led to the arrest of two men for a number of drug charges and discovered an alligator that had been illegally killed and hidden in a freezer. Adam Duren, 23 years old, of 116 Dixon Hill Road Colfax, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Illegal Carrying of a Firearm with CDS. Christopher Larue, 28 years old, of 126 Dixon Hill Road Colfax, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Aggravated Assault, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon with CDS, and Possession of an Illegal Alligator.  Bond was set at $10,500 for Duren and $23,000 for Larue.   

 

 Press Release - October 2013: New Animal Control Program
 
I am proud to announce that for the first time in the history of Grant Parish, we now have an animal control program.  This has been needed for many years and would not have been possible without  the cooperation of the Grant Parish Police Jury, Towns of Colfax, Creola, Georgetown, Montgomery, and Pollock. 

Three Grant Parish Sheriff's Deputies attended training at LSU in Baton Rouge and are now certified animal control officers.   After this classroom training, the Deputies then spent two weeks with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s animal control program to get some additional field training.  During this time, we also obtained the equipment necessary to run this program. 

We would like to remind everyone to have a collar on their pet that contains the owner’s name, address, and phone number so that if the animal is picked up, the owner can be located.  Additionally, we are acquiring a microchip reader to identify animals that have had identifying microchips implanted by a veterinarian.  This is a very quick and reliable way to identify someone’s pet that may have run away or been stolen and will allow us to do our job as efficiently as possible.   If you think that your animal has been picked up or if you are interested in fostering an animal, please call 627-3724.

Steven McCain
Grant Parish Sheriff

 

Press Release - October 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office Recognized for Narcotics Efforts
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office was recognized for its efforts in the fight against narcotics recently by the Sons of the American Revolution.  The narcotics division officers from the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office were chosen as Law Enforcement Officers of the Year.  The prestigious award recognizes the efforts that have been shown in fighting the war on drugs over the past year.  “This a tremendous honor for the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, but more importantly it is a big honor for the people of Grant Parish that we are working for everyday”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.    

 

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Press Release - October 2013:
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is used to responding to unusual calls for service regarding wildlife, such as the buffalos that were roaming the Dartigo Community a couple of weeks ago, this time it was a 7 ½ feet long alligator.  Deputies responded to a call of an alligator near the Colfax Baptist Church on October 13, 2013.  Deputies were able to get the alligator and return it safely to the Red River.

 

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Press Release - October 2013: Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest
William Watkins, 26 years old, of 182 Jack Road Winnfield, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Cpl. Clay Nugent and Deputy Mike Miller stopped Watkins for a traffic violation and discovered methamphetamine and a syringe hidden in the vehicle.  Watkins was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and the bond was set at $6,000.

 

Press Release - October 2013: Grant Parish Deputies Discover Meth Lab
 
A traffic stop for no brake lights led Grant Parish deputies to discover a meth lab.  After deputies discovered ingredients that are used to manufacture methamphetamine in the vehicle, a search warrant was secured for 3261 Gray’s Creek Road.  Upon searching the residence, deputies discovered crystal methamphetamine and more components and ingredients. Deputies also learned that Matthew Gross and Ricky Brown had just finished “cooking” methamphetamine.  Matthew Gross, 22 years old, of 3261 Gray’s Creek Road, was arrested for Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab, Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a fugitive warrant from Rapides Parish.  Ricky Brown, 28 years old, of 3261 Gray’s Creek Road, was arrested for Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Lab, Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving Under Suspension, Brake Lights required, and 2 fugitive warrants. .  They were booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and bond was set at $32,000 for Brown and $31,000 for Gross.

 

Press Release - October 2013: Observant Deputy Makes Drug Arrest
 
Cpl. Donna Bryant, of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, was on routine patrol and discovered a vehicle stopped on the edge of the road in the ditch facing oncoming traffic on Campground Road north of Montgomery.  As Cpl. Bryant approached the vehicle, she noticed something being thrown out of the window.  The bag contained suspected marijuana and was thrown by Noland Dubois.  Dubois admitted that the marijuana was his and that he threw it out.  In the vehicle with Dubois was Amber Normand who admitted to having crystal methamphetamine hidden in her clothes.  Amber Normand, 42 years old, of 273 Campground Road Montgomery, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine).  Noland Dubois, 53 years old, of 243 Patchleg Road Montgomery, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana) and Obstruction of Justice.    

 

Press Release - October 2013: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
 
Jimmy Dryden, 34 years old, of 520 Hwy. 480 Campti, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office for drug charges after being stopped for speeding.  Sgt. Josh Daniels arrested Dryden after searching his truck and discovering crystal methamphetamine and glass smoking pipes  hidden in his vehicle.  Dryden said that the drugs “helped him cope with his divorce.”  Dryden was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Speeding. 

 

Press Release - October 2013
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested the Chief of Police of Colfax, Charles Stickell, for Theft and Malfeasance in Office.  The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office recently received a complaint and did a thorough investigation.  As a result of the investigation, a warrant was obtained for his arrest.  Charles L. Stickell, 43 years old, of 550 Farenzie Road, Apt. 19 Colfax, was arrested for Theft and Malfeasance in Office. 

 

   

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Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish deputies respond to unusual animal call
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is used to receiving calls involving animals. But the animal call G.P.S.O. received on September 25 was a bit unusual, even for the Sheriff’s Office.  Three buffalo were roaming loose in the Dartigo community for most of the day.  Sheriff Steven McCain even captured pictures of the beasts on his hunting lease game cameras.   The animals were captured by the G.P.S.O. animal control officers and their owner made arrangements to get the animals back home.

 

Press Release - September 2013: Two Month Undercover Investigation Leads To Arrest of Drug Dealer
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office concluded a two month investigation with the arrest of Brian C. Matthews for selling drugs. When deputies served the arrest warrant and search warrant, they located glass smoking pipes and digital scales.  Matthews, 28 years old, of 2610 Front St. Olla, was arrested for Distribution of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $21,000.

 

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Press Release - September 2013: Bank of Montgomery donates computers to Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office
 
The Bank of Montgomery recently donated three I-Pads to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office that are going to be assigned to the detectives.  “Thanks to this tremendous donation by the Bank of Montgomery, we will be able to be more efficient, therefore, allowing us to provide a better service to the people of Grant Parish,” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

 

Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish deputies catch burglars in the act
 
Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle at a residence on Rock Hill Road and discovered three people burglarizing a house.  Casey Guidry, 30 years old, of 541 Rubin Drive Pineville, was arrested for Simple Burglary and a Fugitive warrant, Darrin Wilson, 48 years old, of 112 Iris Park Drive Pineville, was arrested for Simple Burglary and Stephanie Hill, 40 years old, of 72 Camp Livingston Road Ball, La. was arrested for Simple Burglary.  Bond was set at $10,000 for each suspect.

 

 

Press Release - September 2013: Tip leads to drug arrest
 
Grant Parish deputies following up on a tip of drug activity in the Georgetown area arrested Lacee Williams, 25 years old, of 1370 Hwy. 3098 Apt. C3 Georgetown for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  When deputies arrived, Williams tried hiding the drugs by covering them with a blanket.     

 

 

Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish deputies catch burglar
 
Grant Parish deputies responded to a report of a burglary near Pollock and after an investigation arrested Brandon Bolding, 19 years old, of 308 Fred Scott Road Pollock, for Simple Burglary over $500. Bolding told deputies that stealing was his hobby and he was addicted to it.  He was booked into the parish jail and bond was set at $7,500.

 

The Town Talk Writes Article about the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office:
Rural nature of Grant Parish presents unique challenges for Sheriff's Office

 

Press Release - September 2013: 
 
Traffic stop leads to seizure of 10 grams of meth and arrest of drug dealers
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two drug dealers following a traffic stop near Bentley. Deputies stopped a vehicle with Sonja Waites and Richard Mark Smith and discovered approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe that was used to smoke methamphetamine.  Smith initially told deputies that he was Richard Simmons, but they later discovered his true identity was Richard Mark Smith.  Sonja Waites, 44 years old, of 225 Burma Road Ball, La., was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Improper Lane Usage, and Parole Violation.  Richard Mark Simmons, 50 years old, of 16352 Old Hammond Road, Baton Rouge, was arrested for Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstruction of Justice, and Resisting by False Information.  “We believe that we have gotten one of our bigger drug dealers off of the streets of Grant Parish with the arrest of Waites”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish Deputies rescue three from Red River
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for help Wednesday, September 11, in the Red River near Colfax.    Three fisherman hit a stump below the water’s surface and punctured a large hole in the boat and it immediately began taking on water.  “Deputies Howell Addison and Edward Chelette quickly responded in the Sheriff’s Office boat and helped the three men safely to the shore,” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

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Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish deputies respond to burglary and find much more
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary of multiple vehicles and two houses in Colfax and quickly arrested the culprit.  As Detective Dale Whitstine was at the scene Sgt. Josh Daniels located Antonia Nichols with some of the items that had been reported stolen.  A subsequent search of Nichols’ house resulted in deputies finding 27 individually wrapped bags of marijuana that were ready to be sold and 21 Trazodone pills.  Nichols first told deputies that he was 16 years old, but they discovered that he was actually 18 years old.  The deputies also found a number of other items that Nichols had stolen and hidden.  Antonia Nichols, 18 years old, of 1025 7th Street Colfax, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Legend Drugs, Simple Burglary (5 counts), Criminal Trespassing (2 counts), Obstruction of Justice, and Resisting an Officer (2 counts).  His bond was set at $66,000.

 

Press Release - September 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff warns of another scam
 
Another scam has made its way to Grant Parish according to Sheriff Steven McCain.  This one involves a telephone call from someone identifying themselves as working for Microsoft.  The called asks for your credit card number and debit card number and promises to clean your computer of any viruses.  The callers are calling from a fictitious number that they have “spoofed”.  Spoofing is making another number and name appear on your caller ID in order for the caller to hide his identity.  Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following:

  • Trick you into installing malicious software that could capture sensitive data, such as online banking         user names and passwords. They might also then charge you to remove this software.
  • Take control of your computer remotely and adjust settings to leave your computer vulnerable.
  • Request credit card information so they can bill you for phony services.
  • Direct you to fraudulent websites and ask you to enter credit card and other personal or financial information there.

Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes.

Also,  have a look at the following website in reference to this complaint:

http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx

 

Press Release - September 2013:
 
On Friday, August 30, 2013, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a reckless driver on Hwy. 167 near Bentley.  A deputy located the vehicle, which had crashed into a ditch and the passenger of the ran into the woods.  The passenger, Chance A. Smith, attempted to hide a number of items including a handgun and marijuana.  Deputies also found Hydrocodone in Smith’s pocket.  He was arrested for Possession of CDS III (Hydrocodone), Possession of Marijuana, Illegal carrying of a firearm with CDS, and Contempt of Court. 

 

Press Release - August 2013: Tip leads to arrest for burning and destroying logging equipment
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry recently asked the public for their help for information about vandalism of logging equipment near Georgetown and has arrested two for the crime.  Harley Arledge, 18 years old, of 1774 Warner St. Olla, was arrested for Simple Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Criminal Damage to Property (two counts).  Bond was set at $40,000 for Arledge.  James Beckley III, 19 years old, of 5010 Hwy. 500 Georgetown, was arrested for Simple Arson, Criminal Mischief, and Criminal Damage to Property.  Bond was set at $35,500 for Beckley.  “This is a perfect example of the community and law enforcement working together,” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

Press Release - August 2013: Grant Parish deputies arrest woman for stealing medication
 
Wendy Kimbrell, 37 years old, of 8731 Hwy. 122 Dry Prong, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office for Theft and Possession of CDS IV.  The Sheriff’s Office received a report that Kimbrell had been invited over to an acquaintance’s home to swim.  Deputies discovered that Kimbrell had gone into the residence and stolen a number of prescription pills.  Kimbrell was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and a bond was set at $5,500.

 

 

Press Release - August 2013: 

 

 Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain was 1 of 30 people in the nation that was chosen by the Department of Justice to meet in Maryland to try to improve technology for rural law enforcement agencies.  “It was a tremendous honor to be chosen and it was a very successful trip.  I realized that the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is ahead of many agencies in the country because of some of the technological changes that we have made in that last 12 months”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  The trip was sponsored and paid for by the Department of Justice.

 

Press Release - August 2013:
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a disturbance at 151 Parker Road, Montgomery, Louisiana and encountered Russell Hoffpauir, II on the front porch of the residence.  Upon the deputy’s arrival, Hoffpauir threatened to kill the deputy if he stepped onto the porch.  Hoffpauir became physically violent with deputies and a Taser was used to attempt to subdue him.  Hoffpauir, 35 years old, of 151 Parker Road Montgomery, was arrested on August 17, 2013 for Resisting an Officer with Force of Violence (5 counts), Threatening a Public Official (2 counts), Public Intimidation (2 counts), and Domestic Abuse Battery-Child Endangerment.

 

Press Release - August 2013:  LOUISIANA SHERIFFS' EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Sheriff Steven McCain encourages citizens to obey new laws banning social media while driving

Did you know that at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving?

Did you know that texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds, the equivalent, at 55 mph, of driving the length of an entire football field blindfolded?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also states that you're 23 times more likely to crash if you're texting while driving.

Surely Louisiana's lawmakers had statistics like these in mind in 2008, when Louisiana became one of the first five states to ban texting and driving.

Sheriff Steven McCain wants to ensure that all drivers know the new laws regarding cell phone use while driving. A new state law went into effect August 1 banning the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram while driving.

Anyone caught accessing social media while driving could be issued a ticket up to $175, with subsequent offenses costing up to $500. These are the same penalties in place for texting while driving.

Sheriff Steven McCain says it is not just about tickets and fines though, it's about saving lives. According to the American Automobile Association, distracted driving contributes to more than 5,000 traffic fatalities each year.

We do not discount the fact that cell phones act as lifesaving tools in emergency situations. About 290,000 emergency calls are made everyday from wireless devices. "But there is a time and a place for text messaging, and when you're driving isnot one of them," advises Sheriff McCain.

"As the use of cell phones continues to sky-rocket," the Sheriff continued, "it's best to recognize that certain safety factors can mean the difference between life and death in cell phone usewhen driving."

To make your driving and cell phone use experience a little safer, Sheriff McCain offers the following safety tips:

  • Obey the law. Don't text or usesocial media while you're behind the wheel.
  • Before you get behind the wheel, get to know your phone's features, such as speed dial and redial. Use a hands free device when possible.
  • Assess the traffic and dial sensibly. Ask your passenger to dial for you, or make calls when you are not moving.
  • Never read or write while the car is moving. If you must write a note or take down a phone number during a conversation, PULL OVER!
  • Be careful when pulling over to place calls. Toavoid being a crime victim, don't stop in dangerous areas and keep your car doors locked.
  • Position your phone within easy reach or let your voice mail answer rather than taking your eyes off the road to look for the phone.
  • Let the person you are speaking to know you are driving.
  • Do not engage in emotional conversations as you will be focused primarily on the call rather than your driving.
  • Dial 911 to report an emergency-it's free from your wireless phone.

The Sheriff reminds us to use our cell phone when valuable seconds count toward reducing emergency response time. Make sure 911 is programmed into your phone's memory should you need to report an accident or other emergency. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies and be prepared to give your exact location, nature of the emergency and your name and cellular number including the area code.

Sheriff McCain concludes, "Rememberthese simple rules when driving and talking. Make cellular safety your most important call."

On the web:

https://www.aaafoundation.org/distracted-driving

http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/index.html

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811719.pdf

 

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Press Release: August 2013: GRANT PARISH SHERIFF CLEANS UP EVIDENCE BACK LOG
 
Since Sheriff Steven McCain took office on July 1, 2012, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has been working tirelessly to clean up a back log of old evidence, some dating back as far as 1978.  “When I first took office, I became aware that the Sheriff’s Office evidence room had not been purged in quite some time.  I immediately made it a top priority to clean it up.  With the assistance of the Department of Justice, which has a team that specializes in organizing and purging old evidence back logs, we have worked non-stop to clear out the back log of old evidence.” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

With the help of District Attorney Jay Lemoine, an Order was recently signed by Judge Willett authorizing the destruction of the old evidence, which included illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and other illegal contraband seized over the years.  In carrying out the destruction order and with the assistance of the Grant Parish Police Jury, deputies destroyed the contraband, which had an estimated value of over $500,000.

 

Press Release - August 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office recovers stolen vehicle
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Louisiana MudFest that two people were riding on the property without paying the entrance fee.  When deputies arrived, they discovered that the two had actually been “mud riding” in a stolen truck from Avoyelles Parish.  Jody Smith, 17 years old, of 1105 Plum Street Colfax, and Devin W. Eding, 19 years old, of 90 Westbrook St. in Pineville, were arrested for Illegal Possession of Stolen things and Criminal Trespassing.

 

Press Release - August 2013: Grant Parish deputies respond to burglary in progress
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary in progress a couple of miles south of Colfax.  The homeowner was able to get a description of the suspect and flee the residence.  Deputies responded and arrested Nicole D. Leach, 32 years old, of 2224 Webster St. Apt. A, Alexandria, for Aggravated Burglary.  Leach is accused of breaking out a window to the back door and forcing her way into the house while armed with a pistol.  Once inside, she fired a shot into the wall of the home. 

 

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Press Release - August 2013:
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has added some new “tools” to its fleet.  Thanks to the help of Scott Courville of Loewer Powersports, Yamaha and Kawasaki have donated two UTVs to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  These vehicles can be used at special events such as the Louisiana Pecan Festival and Louisiana MudFest, etc. as well as search and rescue needs.  “We are very appreciative for what has been donated to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  These vehicles help us to provide the best service that we can to the people of Grant Parish”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain. 

 

Press Release - July 2013
 
William Sibley, 33 years old, of 12348 Hwy. 71 Colfax, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on a number of charges after a report was made that he had beaten his mother.  Sibley is accused of punching his mother in the face and then throwing her to the floor and stomping her in the chest.  When deputies arrived, Sibley physically resisted them and had to be subdued with a Taser.  He was charged with Second degree battery by domestic violence, battery on a police officer (3 counts), resisting an officer by violence, and Simple criminal damage to property.  

 

Press Release - July 2013: Hurricane Preparedness list

Sheriff Steven McCain would like to remind everyone to be prepared for the hurricane season.
Here are a few tips:

  • Have one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
  • Have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Manual can opener for canned food
  • Plastic sheeting or tarps and duct tape
  • Pet food
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Wrench and pliers to turn off utilities
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Cash in the event of no electricity for an extended period
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank records in waterproof containers (large Zip-lock bags work well)

 

 

Press Release - July 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office responds to plane crash
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a plane crash on July 4 at 9:45 a.m.  Deputies discovered that a crop duster owned by Hutto Flying Services, of Winnsboro,La., had crashed in a field on Meade Road.  The pilot, Warren Simpson, of Paxton,Fl., was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

 

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Press Release - July 2013: Grant Parish Deputies recover stolen vehicle
 
Grant Parish Sheriff’s deputies recovered a stolen vehicle from Alexandria and arrested a local man on a number of criminal charges.  Kenneth “Trey” Moran III, 25 years old, of 169 South Dogwood Lane, Dry Prong, tried convincing deputies that he was his brother and not Kenneth Moran III.  The deputies were able to positively identify him  and he was arrested for simple burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, criminal trespassing, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, simple criminal damage to property, illegal possession of stolen things, resisting an officer by giving false information, and three outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.  

 

Press Release - July 2013
 
On July 1, 2013, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of farm equipment being vandalized near Colfax.  After further investigation it was discovered that a $275,000 piece of equipment had been destroyed as well as other equipment.  Within two hours, the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the  help of the Colfax Police Department had four suspects in custody.  All four are juveniles and ranged in age from 8 years old to 12 years old.  The photo is Deputy Cade Fletcher and Detective James Watkins dusting for fingerprints.  

 

 Press Release - July 2013: Grant Parish deputies seize $13,000 worth of marijuana
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received information about marijuana plants being grown south of Pollock.  An investigation revealed that marijuana plants were being grown in containers.  The estimated street value of the plants was $13,500.000.  David Fletcher, Jr., 34 years old, of 9028 Hwy. 165 Pollock, was arrested for Cultivation of CDS I and Kelley Swanson, 46 years old, of 9028 Hwy. 165 Pollock was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

Press Release - June 2013: Grant Parish deputies arrest murder suspect
 
Anita Reed, 48 years old, of 109 Ellen Drive Morristown, Tennessee, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s office for Second Degree Murder and Obstruction of Justice.  Reed is accused in the June 16, 2013 death of Bruce Bardwell that occurred at 295 Will Bryant Road Atlanta,La. (J.D. Camp community).  She is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Press Release - June 2013: THOROUGH INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF MONTGOMERY DRUG DEALER BY GRANT PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
 
Following complaints by citizens of drug related activity in the Montgomery area, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a 10 month undercover investigation of Darren Dewayne McManus, 43, of 741 Dunn Road, Montgomery, LA.  The investigation concluded on June 17, 2013 when deputies executed a search warrant at McManus’ place of employment, McManus Conoco Station.  During the search, Deputies discovered 86 grams of marijuana and 77 narcotic pills.  McManus was arrested and charged with numerous drug offenses including 4 counts of Distribution of C.D.S. Schedule III, 2 counts of Distribution of C.D.S. Schedule IV, Possession With Intent to Distribute C.D.S. Schedule I, Possession of C.D.S. Schedule IV and Illegal Carrying of a Weapon.

 

Press Release - June 2013: Grant Parish Deputies discover $10,000 worth of synthetic marijuana
 
Joshua Belgard, 22 years old, of 133 Andrew Fletcher Road Pineville, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on June 4 after deputies discovered synthetic marijuana in his vehicle and in his home.  The street value of the synthetic marijuana was approximately $10,000.  Deputies also found digital scales, pipes and rolling papers that are commonly used by drug dealers and users.  He was charged with Possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana) with the intent to distribute and Possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and his bond was set at $16,000.

 

Press Release - June 2013: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
 
Brian T. Middleton, 24 years old, of 1405 Hwy. 1204 Pineville, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on June 3 for a number of drug offenses after a traffic stop.  A deputy noticed a vehicle driving the wrong way on a four lane highway and stopped the vehicle.  Discovered inside of Middleton’s vehicle was marijuana, Xanax, Hydrocodone, and smoking pipes.  He was charged with Possession of CDS I (marijuana) 2nd offense, Possession of CDS III, Possession of CDS IV, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving the wrong way.  He was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and a bond was set at $8,500.  

 

Press Release - June 2013: Man caught attempting to smuggle drugs into Grant Parish Jail
 
An attentive deputy caught and arrested Ralph Antee for hiding drugs at the Grant Parish jail on June 2.  Sgt. Jimmi McCully had just inspected the visitor area and restroom of the Grant Parish Detention Center for contraband when Ralph Antee walked in and said that he needed to use the restroom before he entered the visitation area.  When Mr. Antee left the restroom Sgt. McCully re-inspected it and discovered 5 bags of synthetic marijuana and rolling papers that were hidden by Antee.  Ralph R. Antee, 50 years old, of 297 Dub Bryant Road Atlanta, LA., was charged with Introduction of contraband into a penal institution, Possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana), Attempted distribution of CDS I, Possession of drug paraphernalia, and contempt of court. 

 

Press Release - June 2013: Grant Parish deputies find drugs being grown at a home
 
Grant Parish Sheriff’s deputies received information of drug activity at a home on Hwy. 1241 and discovered marijuana being grown.  They also discovered two sets of digital scales, smoking pipes and bongs, a blender and a grinder that was used to grind the drugs.  Arrested were Marlene Young, 41 years old, of 319 Hwy. 1241 Colfax, for Cultivation of CDS I (marijuana), Possession of CDS I (marijuana), and Possession of drug paraphernalia and Michael Thompson, 45 years old, of 319 Hwy. 1241 Colfax, for Cultivation of CDS I (marijuana), Possession of CDS I (marijuana) 3rd offense, and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Press Release - June 2013: Grant Parish deputies discover crack cocaine at a home
 
Grant Parish deputies received information about a possible drug transaction taking place on Judy Lane and discovered crack cocaine hidden in a Pollock home after investigating the tip.  Arrested on June 1 was Pedro Martinez, 39 years old, of 128 Judy Lane Pollock, for Possession of CDS II (cocaine).

 

Press Release - May 2013: Santa’s workshop is busy already
 
Santa’s workshop is busy getting ready for Christmas.  The inmates at the Grant Parish Detention Center have been busy getting an early start for the children of Grant Parish.  “It was such a huge hit last Christmas by having the inmates build the toys for the children that we decided to start earlier this year” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  The toys are being made from plywood that was donated by Roy O. Martin.

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Press Release - May 2013: Grant Parish deputies graduate from the police academy
 
Sheriff Steven McCain is proud to announce that three Grant Parish deputies have graduated from the Alexandria Regional Police Academy after 14 weeks of training.  Zach Daenen, Lucas LaCour, and Clay Nugent graduated from the police academy on May 23, 2013.

 

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Press Release - May 2013: Search warrant leads to drug arrests
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 2356 Airbase Road in the Prospect community on May 17, 2013 that resulted in the arrest of two people for a number of drugs offenses.  Billy Johnson, 43 years old, of 55 Rice Loop Ball, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana) 4th offense, Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of CDS II ( Percocet), Possession of a legend drug (Flexeril), Possession of a legend drug (Phenergan), Possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation.  Tammy Hammond, 39 years old, of 2356 Airbase Road Dry Prong, was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana) 2nd offense, Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of CDS II ( Percocet), Possession of a legend drug (Phenergan), Possession of a legend drug (Flexeril), Possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation. 

 

Press Release - May 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office partners with Shriner’s Hospital
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Shriner’s Hospital for Children to help with the repair of wheelchairs and walkers.  “Members of the Shriners called me and asked if we would be willing to help with the repair and assembly of wheelchairs and walkers for the children and we were glad to help.  The trustees repaired, cleaned, and assembled them for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport.  This is just another example of how the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is making a difference ”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

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Press Release - May 2013:
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Shriner’s Hospital for Children to help with the repair of wheelchairs and walkers.  “Members of the Shriners called me and asked if we would be willing to help with the repair and assembly of wheelchairs and walkers for the children and we were glad to help.  The trustees repaired, cleaned, and assembled them for the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Shreveport.  This is just another example of how the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is making a difference ”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain. 

Press Release - May 2013: Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain Reports 99.998% Property Tax Collection Rate!
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office conducted a Property Tax Sale on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 for those properties whose 2012 taxes were not paid. This marks the first time in 2 years that the Sheriff's Office handled delinquent tax collection and the tax sale.  "The prior administration chose to let a third-party private collection agency from New Orleans collect Grant Parish's delinquent taxes and conduct the tax sale during the past 2 years.  When I took office in July, one of the first things I did was terminate the services of the third-party private collection agency and resume the responsibility by the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office."  A move that has proven to be highly successful, as Sheriff McCain reports a collection rate of 99.998% for this year's tax season.   

 

Press Release - May 2013:
Sheriff Steven McCain with the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Honor Guard that participated in the 16th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Alexandria on May 10, 2013.

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Press Release - May 2013: Three month undercover investigation leads to arrest of drug dealers

 

 A three month undercover investigation by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of two drug dealers.  William Strickland III, 36 years old, of 133 Hughart Road Pollock, was charged with two counts of Distribution of CDS III and two counts of Distribution of CDS IV.  Karen Donley, 33 years old, of 10366 Burr Martin Hammond, La., was arrested for two count of Distribution of CDS III and two counts of Distribution of CDS IV; their bonds were set at $20,000 each.

 

Press Release - May 2013: Sheriff Steven McCain awards scholarship to college-bound teen

 

Sheriff Steven McCain announced that Kristen Huntsberry of Grant Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2012-2013 school year. She lives in Georgetown and plans to attend  University of Louisiana at Monroe and pursue accounting as a field of study. Her parents are Dewayne and Tina Huntsberry. 

 

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The Sheriffs’ Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program (LSHMP).  Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to graduating high school students from each parish where the Sheriff is an affiliate of the Program.

 

Sheriff McCain said, “Academic awards by the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program to Louisiana students demonstrate what the LSHMP is all about.  This is one of our finest accomplishments. It invests in Louisiana’s future and gives something back to our community.  This would not be possible without the kind and generous support of Grant Parish’s Honorary Members.”

 

 

Press Release - May 2013: Suspicious vehicle complaint leads to drug arrest

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on Airbase Road on May 2, 2013.  Deputies responded and discovered that Brandy Musick, 29 years old, of 148 Parsonage Road Colfax, and  Tracee Walker, 50 years old, of 1420 Hollandale Dr. Pineville, had been at an abandoned house without permission and also discovered drugs on Musick. Musick was charged with Possession of CDS Schedule I, Possession of CDS Schedule IV, criminal trespassing, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Walker was charged with criminal trespassing.  

Press Release - April 2013:
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received information about a stolen vehicle that was at a residence on Edmonds Road, south of Pollock.  Deputies investigated the complaint and discovered that a Ford Mustang that had been stolen from a used car lot in Ball, La. was indeed being hidden at the home of Wade Johnson, Jr. and Rachael Johnson.  Wade Johnson, Jr., 29 years old, of 122 Edmonds Road Pollock, and Rachael Johnson, 35 years old, of 122 Edmonds Road Pollock, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 4-24-13 for possession of stolen property.

Press Release - April 2013: 
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is expecting traffic delays on Highway 8 near Colfax due to the Trucks Gone Wild event at scheduled to take place this weekend, Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2013 at MudFest.  Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling this route and are encouraged to avoid the stretch of Highway 8 between Colfax and Highway 492, unless attending the Trucks Gone Wild event, according to Sheriff Steven McCain.  

 

Press Release - April 2013: Grant Parish Property Tax Sale
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the Property Tax Sale on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Persons interested in bidding on Tax Sale properties must register as a bidder with the Sheriff’s Office prior to the start of the Tax Sale.  Registration will take place on the first floor of the Courthouse and will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the sale and continue until the time of the sale at 11:00 a.m.  Bidders are encouraged to arrive early to register.

 

Press Release - April 2013: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
 
Nancy Coke, 30 years old, of 197 Pollock Cemetery Road Pollock, and Shane Keene, 31 years old, of 6444 Patey Road Collinston, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on April 6, 2013 for drug charges after a traffic stop.  Deputies discovered crystal methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana inside of the vehicle.  Coke was charged with Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), and Possession of CDS I (synthetic cannabinoid).  Keene was charged with Possession of CDS I (synthetic cannabinoid), no driver’s license, and unsafe vehicle. 

 

Press Release - April 2013:
When the Easter Sunday storm came through Grant Parish, the Sheriff’s Office was quick to respond to the reports of numerous trees that were down blocking roads.  “I am very proud of how the deputies responded to the emergency by coming out on their own to help the people that were in need”, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  A team of inmates from the Grant Parish Detention Center was also brought out to help clear the roads of the fallen trees to allow the traffic to begin flowing again. 

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Press Release - April 2013: Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Drug Dealers
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office with the arrest of five drug dealers.  Through our investigations we learned that a large amount of our drugs in the Montgomery and Georgetown area were coming from Winnfield, stated Sheriff Steven McCain.  Keyonderick Mills, 24 years old, of 135 Dunbar St. Winnfield, Jemayel Phillips, 27 years old, of 1411 South Jones St. Apt. 30 Winnfield,  O’Bryan Holden, 29 years old, of 1411 South Jones St. Winnfield,  Vernon Davenport III, 26 years old, of 708 Lennox St. Winnfield, and Jonathan Barnes, 22 years old, of 1901 South Gum St. Winnfield, were charged with Possession of CDS II with the intent to distribute (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of CDS IV (Xanax), Possession of CDS I( marijuana) with the intent to distribute, Possession of CDS III (Hydrocodone) with the intent to distribute, and illegal carrying of a weapon.  Holden and Davenport were also charged with resisting arrest.

 

PROPERTY TAX SALE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 8, 2013
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a property tax sale on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Courthouse in Colfax.  The properties that will be offered for sale are those properties whose taxes for the year 2012 have not been paid.  Unlike the past 2 years, this year the tax sale will be conducted by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, under Sheriff Steven McCain, which will result in savings of 10% to the taxpayers of Grant Parish.

 

Grant Parish Sheriff warns of scam
 
Sheriff Steven McCain warns of a scam that has hit Grant Parish.  The most recent scam involves someone calling your home and disguising themselves as a relative.  The caller goes on to say that they have won a free trip to a foreign country and are now stranded and need money.  They go on to ask you to wire them the funds to a bank account.  “The scary part about this is that the callers know your name and the name of the relatives that they are disguising themselves as”, states Sheriff Steven McCain.  Please be aware of these calls and never give your personal information or banking information to someone if you are not certain they are who they claim to be. 

 

Grant Parish Sheriff is collecting bicycles for children
 
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office will be collecting unused or broken bicycles.  The bicycles will be refurbished by inmates at Angola and will be given to the children of Grant Parish at Christmas during the Sheriff’s “Toys for Kids” program.  If you would like to help,  please bring the bicycles to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office before May 1, 2013. 

 

Press Release - March 2013: Grant Deputy catches thieves in the act
 
An attentive Grant Parish Deputy Sheriff caught two people stealing items on Hooper Road.  Deputy Rushton was on routine patrol and noticed a pick-up truck that looked out of place backed into a driveway.  After further investigation it was learned that Barry Walker, Jr., 22 years old, of 5620 Gilley Williams Road Pineville, and Thomas Izzo, 24 years old, of 13 Baywood Drive Pineville, were actually in the act of stealing items.  Izzo tried to convince Deputy Rushton that he was Jonathan Sponous from Boston, Mass. and that he and Walker were coming from New Orleans and had only stopped to rest.  A search of the vehicle that they were driving also revealed that they were in possession of drug paraphernalia.  They were both charged with theft, criminal trespassing, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Press Release - March 2013: Three month investigation leads to arrest of drug dealers
 
Larry Wells, 31 years old, of 8843 Hwy. 165 Pollock, and Augusta “March” Peppers, 28 years old, of 8843 Hwy. 165 Pollock, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 3-15-13 for distribution of drugs.  The couple has been selling a large amount  of prescription pills over the past several months in the Pollock area according to Sheriff Steven McCain.  Peppers was charged with two counts of Distribution of CDS II and Distribution CDS III.  Wells was charged with Distribution of CDS II. 

 

Press Release - March 2013: Search warrant leads to drug arrest
 
James Simmons II, 49 years old, of 680 Rob Wallace Road Bentley, and Joshua Kerry, 35 years old, of 52 Caster Lane Lena, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on March 1 after deputies served a search warrant and discovered crystal methamphetamine.  When deputies arrived, Kerry took off running and threw down tin foil that contained crystal methamphetamine.  Kerry was quickly detained and it was discovered that he had two outstanding warrants in Pineville.  Simmons was found to have 5.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine in his pocket along with evidence that he had been selling drugs.  Also at the home was a 7 year old child.  Simmons was charged with Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute, Illegal use of CDS in the presence of a minor, contempt of court, and a fugitive warrant from Pollock.  Kerry was charged with Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) and an outstanding warrant from Pineville according to Sheriff Steven McCain. 

 

Press Release - March 2013: Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
Jack Goudeau, 55 years old, of 172 RockHill Road Bentley, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 3-1-13 for drug charges.  Goudeau was stopped for a traffic violation which led to the search of his vehicle after K-9, Buffy, alerted to the odor of narcotics.  Goudeau had tried to hide a bag of crystal methamphetamine and a smoking pipe in a bottle of chocolate milk.  Deputies also discovered syringes that were used to inject the drugs along with another bag of crystal methamphetamine that was hidden in the vehicle.  He was charged with Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine) and Possession of drug paraphernalia.  

 

Press Release - March 2013
 
Tericca A. Simmons, 36 years old, of 214 Hud Loop Colfax, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 2-28-13 for negligent homicide.  The arrest stems from an investigation of the death of Simmon’s 21 month old son by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, The Grant Parish Coroner’s Office, and the Grant Parish District Attorney’s Office according to Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

Press Release - March 2013: Theft complaint leads to arrest for distribution of drugs
 
Stacy K. Deen, 27 years old, of 119 Reynolds Road in Pollock, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 2-7-13.  The Sheriff’s Office received a report of medication being stolen after Deen was allowed to use a couple’s phone.  Because of a thorough investigation by Deputy Rushton of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, it was determined that Deen not only stole the medication, but that she in turn sold it, according to Sheriff Steven McCain.  She was charged with:  Distribution of CDS III (Hydrocodone), Distribution of CDS IV (Lorazapam), Possession of CDS IV (Temezapam), and theft and her bond was set at $70,000.

 

Press Release - February 2013: Grant Parish deputies discover stolen firearm and drugs
 
Devin G. Fowler, 23 years old, of 651 Anna Street in Montgomery, was arrested after an investigation by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office stemming from a search warrant on Hwy. 34 in Montgomery and discovered a stolen firearm and drugs.  Arrest warrants were issued for Fowler and when deputies arrived to serve the arrest warrant they located a stolen rifle,  crystal methamphetamine, and numerous smoking devices used to smoke crystal methamphetamine.  Fowler was charged with two counts of Possession of CDS II (crystal methamphetamine), Possession of a stolen firearm, Possession of a firearm with CDS, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was booked into the Grant Parish jail and his bond was set at $23,500. 

 

Press Release - February 2013: Grant Parish deputies discover components of meth lab
 
Brian M. Hughes, 24 years old, of 3215 Dyson Creek Road Dry Prong, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 2-5-13 for a number of drug charges including creating and operating a methamphetamine lab.  Grant Parish deputies discovered, through an investigation, that Hughes had hidden the components (Sudafed, lye, Coleman fuel, lithium strips, and ammonia nitrate) to create the methamphetamine.  Hughes was charged with conspiracy to manufacture CDS II (crystal meth), creation/operation of a clandestine lab, reckless handling of hazardous materials, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  His bond was set at $36,000.  

 

Press Release - February 2013: 10 week investigation leads to drug arrest
Dewayne Kilpatrick, 33 years old, of 1663 Hwy. 34 Montgomery, and Wesley McCracken, 39 years old, of 269 Campground Road Montgomery, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 2-7-13.  Deputies served a search warrant on Kilpatrick’s house after a 10 week investigation by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies discovered crystal methamphetamine, smoking devices, syringes, digital scales, dozens of plastic bags used to package drugs for sale, along with almost $1,000 in cash.  Kilpatrick was charged with:  Possession of CDS II (crystal meth) with the intent to distribute, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  McCracken was charged with:  Possession of CDS II (crystal meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

 

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Press Release - February 2013

 

Michael A. Miles, 32 years old, of 615 Lake Street Colfax, was arrested on 12-7-12 for failure to register as a sex offender and failure to provide notification as a sex offender.  Miles was convicted on 1-31-13 of failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to two years at hard labor with the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.  Through the efforts of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, Colfax Police Department, and the La. Probation and Parole; Miles was arrested and now faces two years in prison, stated Sheriff Steven McCain. 

 

Press Release - February 2013: Two month investigation leads to arrest of drug dealer
Jeffery Hale, 34 years old, of 1081 Hwy. 1241 Dry Prong, was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office 1-29-13 after a two month investigation.  Hale was selling prescription pills less than 100 yards from an elementary school, according to Sheriff Steven McCain.  He was arrested for Distribution of CDS II, Distribution of CDS III, and violation of uniformed controlled dangerous substances law in a drug free school zone. 

 

Emily Jo Vallee retires from the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office after 26 years!

Press Release - January 2013
Veronica DuBois, 25 years old, of 25 H. Rush Rd. Deville and Michael Proveaux, 39 years old, of 601 Pearce Rd. Pineville, were arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 1-23-13 for a number of narcotic related charges.  A traffic stop by Sgt. James for no tail lights and switched license plates led to the discovery of crystal methamphatime, marijuana, and components that were used to “cook” the meth including:  lithium batteries, sulfuric acid, Coleman fuel, ammonia nitrate, plastic tubing, and salt.  Syringes and spoons that had been used in the cooking process were also found in the vehicle.  DuBois was arrested for:  conspiracy to manufacture CDS II (meth), possession of CDS II (meth), operation/creation of a clandestine lab, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, switched, plates and no tail lights.  She was currently on probation for creation/operation of a clandestine lab.  Proveaux was arrested for:  possession of CDS II (meth), possession of marijuana, conspiracy to manufacture CDS II (meth), creation/ operation of a clandestine lab, and possession of drug paraphernalia. This is Proveaux’s second arrest in less than a month.  On 1-3-13 he was arrested in Rapides Parish for creation/operation of a clandestine lab.

 

Press Release - January 2013
Ross Maxwell, 37 years old, of 360 Parsonage Road Colfax, was arrested for numerous drug charges following a traffic stop by Deputy Coleman of the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 1-29-13.  Maxwell was arrested for Possession of CDS I (marijuana), Possession of CDS II (MSIR), and Possession of CDS III (Vicodin).  He was booked into the Grant Parish Detention Center and was given a $6,000 bond.

 

Press Release - January 2013 - Scam Alert
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding a prize claim that had been received in the mail.  It explained that they had won a large cash “Lotto” from the Wal-Mart Corporation.  The envelope had the Wal-Mart logo on it and was postmarked out of Canada  There was even an enclosed check made out to the recipient for $1,330.  The letter explained that the check was to cover the taxes that were to be charged for the winnings.  A phone number was given to call before they went to the bank with the check.  When the number was called, someone identified themselves as an attorney for Wal-Mart.  The complainant was instructed to go to their bank and cash the check and then take the money and send it to another company by money gram and this would pay the taxes on their winnings and a total of $75,000 would be sent to them.

Sounds too good to be true?  It is.  The person cashes the check sent to them and sends the money to a certain location.  The money is then diverted out of the country.  Five or ten days later, the bank contacts the person and informs them the check that they cashed was fraudulent and the person who cashed the check is now responsible for paying back the bank.
 

Sheriff Steven McCain wants the citizens of Grant Parish to be aware of this scam and to be suspicious of any “Lotto Winnings” or “Sweepstakes” no matter whom it claims to represent.  Anyone with a good printer can reproduce a logo.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

 

Press Release - January 2013
Grant Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Rescue Motorist Swept Away by High Water
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle that was stranded in the high water on Flagon Creek Road on January 10.  The victim told the dispatcher that his vehicle had stalled in the high water and the water was rising quickly.  Deputies responded to Flagon Creek Road but could not get close enough to see him, they were able to hear him yelling.  Deputy Lucas LaCour brought the Sheriff’s Office rescue boat and he and Detective Jody Bullock were able to launch the boat and rescue the stranded motorist from the top of his vehicle.  

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Press Release - January 2013
Robert J. McElroy, 34 years old, of 130 G. Morrison Road Colfax was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 1-19-13 after the Sheriff’s Office received information about narcotic activity at McElroy’s house.  Deputies discovered that McElroy was growing marijuana inside of his house using an elaborate growing system with LED lights.  He was arrested for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  “We could not have done this without the public’s help.  It is very encouraging that the people have the trust and confidence in the Sheriff’s Office and are willing to help us In getting the drugs out of our community” stated Sheriff Steven McCain.

 

 

Press Release - January 2013
Kelli Rachel, 41 years old, of 332 Dub Bryant Road Atlanta was arrested by the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office on 12-21-12.  Rachel was stopped for speeding and the deputy located approximately 3 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a glass smoking pipe, and a set of digital scales.  She was arrested for:  possession of CDS II (crystal meth),  drug paraphernalia, and speeding.