Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 321 E. Plaquemine St., Room 102, Jennings, 70546 LA
  • Chief:
Phone: (337) 824-3850

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is located at 321 E. Plaquemine St., Room 102, Jennings, 70546 LA. The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office phone number is (337) 824-3850.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office News

Training exercise to be held at local school The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) will be leading two active shooter training simulation drills at the Jennings Elementary School (JES), located on the corner of Florence and Academy, beginning this weekend. Officials want to inform residents in the neighborhood they will see several sheriff’s office units, as well as city police and fire department units, parked at the school during the drill. The sound of shouting, and even gunfire, will be heard from outside the campus during the drill, as a recording of an active shooter simulation will be played on a loudspeaker inside the facility. JDSO wants the public to understand these noises are part of a practice drill and not the result of an actual shooting situation, and no one will be in any danger. The purpose of the drill is to practice first response by locating an active shooter in a large public facility, neutralizing the threat, familiarizing the layout of the school and setting up a triage location on scene to treat the injured in the event of an actual emergency. Last November, the first active shooter simulation exercise was held at Jennings High School with members of the city police department. The informative exercise was so successful, the agency decided to repeat the drill again this year with the addition of members of the Jennings Fire Department. In a real active shooter situation, all three agencies would naturally work together, and organizers felt it was in the greater good of the public for all first responding agencies to be prepared for such an event. Simulation drills will be held on two separate dates; Saturday, Nov. 10, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., at JES, located at 620 Florence Street in Jennings. Although the simulation drill poses no danger and will be held inside the school, the public is asked to please avoid entering the school property, including the outer open areas of the campus such as the parking lots or grassy areas surrounding the facility.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s detectives made two arrests yesterday in reference to the theft of a tractor from locations near Welsh. A John Deere tractor was recovered. Tyler James Theriot, 24, of 18045 Hwy 99, Welsh was arrested and booked on charges of 1 count criminal damage to property and 1 count of unauthorized use of a movable. Winston Fear, 29, of 1307 E. Russell Avenue, Welsh was arrested and charged with Theft, 1 count criminal damage to property and 1 count of criminal trespassing. Both are held in the parish jail with no bond. Additional arrests are expected in this investigation.

Property taxes reminder Sheriff Ivy Woods reminds the citizens of Jefferson Davis Parish that property tax notices have been sent out beginning on October 22. Parish property taxes help fund all aspects of public service such as roads, drainage, levees, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, ambulance services, schools and recreation. Payments are due by December 31, 2018, before accruing interest, and all property taxes are considered delinquent if not paid by that date. Delinquent taxes accrue at a 1 percent monthly rate until the total is paid. Unpaid taxes will also include additional costs associated with collection such as, but not limited to, certified mailing costs, Mennonite letter costs and newspaper advertisements. If property taxes are still not paid and the property is sold at a tax sale, the homeowner is subject to losing the homestead exemption and a tax interest in the property. Jefferson Davis Parish taxes may be paid in person or mailed to the Sheriff's Tax Office new location at 1530 La. Hwy. 90 West (Shankland Ave.) in Jennings, or payments may also be mailed to P.O. Box 863 Jennings, LA 70546. For additional information, or anyone who receives a tax bill or notice for property no longer own by the notice recipient, contact the Sheriff’s Tax Office at 337-821-2120.

Deputies also apprehended a fugitive wanted out of St Tammany parish on felony warrants. Kenneth Odaniels, 35, of 62169 Sylve Street, Lacombe, LA was arrested this morning around 10:00 am and booked into the parish jail. He was released this afternoon to St. Tammany parish deputies for transport to their jail.

Three subjects were arrested this morning on outstanding warrants for their involvement in a burglary of a residence on June 30, 2018 in Fenton, LA. Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s deputies picked up Kentaevius Markel Fisher, 17, of 505 1st Avenue, Fenton, on 1 count to principal to Simple burglary. Tavin Latrell Talbert, 18, of 511 3rd Street, Fenton, on 1 count Simple burglary and 1 count obstruction of justice. Jaminski Lakeith Alfred, 23, of 711 3rd Street, Fenton, on 1 count Principal to Simple burglary. All three are held in the parish jail with no bond at this time.

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies were notified that a customer attempted to pass a counterfeit twenty dollar bill at the Sonic on Elton Drive in Jennings. Around 9:30 last night deputies approached a vehicle at the Sonic and spoke with the occupant. Deputies were given the counterfeit bill by the occupant who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. Deputies also smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During the discussion with deputies, the occupant attempted to flee when a baggy was removed from his pants pocket. A struggle ensued and the occupant was Tazed during his attempt to resist and escape. The occupant, Claude Junius McDowell, 37, of 938 McKinley street, Jennings was arrested and charged with Monetary instrument abuse and resisting an officer by force/violence. A k-9 was utilized and alerted to the presence of a narcotics odor. The search resulted in the discovery of a electronic scale and narcotics in the vehicle. Additional charges for possession of marijuana, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of CDS II with intent to distribute, Transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, possession of CDS V and possession of drug paraphernalia. McDowell is held in parish jail with no bond.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested a subject yesterday for involvement in the murder of Devin Marc Sanders on August 10, 2018 in Topsy. Corey James Lapoint, 33, of 5747 Topsy Bell Road, Ragley. LA was arrested on warrant for Accessory after the fact to First degree Murder and simple battery. David Wade Clark 28, of 2791 Williamsport Drive, Lake Charles, LA was arrested for the Murder of Sanders on August 21, 2018. Additional arrests are expected in this investigation.

Local business accepting disaster relief aid donations Young’s AC and Appliance Repair, along with their sister company, Puttco, is accepting donations for supplies to be delivered to Florida for the aid of hurricane Michael victims. Donation items such as diapers, wet wipes, toiletries, bottled water, feminine supplies, baby supplies and formula, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food items may be delivered to the Young’s AC and Appliance building, located at 415 Granger St., in Jennings, also known as the former K&K Water building. Donated items will be shrink-wrapped on shipping pallets and transported to Florida via an 18-wheeler. Organizers request that any donated items either be packed up tightly in boxes, or are able to be packed in boxes. All donations will be accepted from Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., until the truck is full. For more information, call Young’s AC and Appliance Repair at (337) 824-8027.

Drug Enforcement Adminstration 2018 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Do you have some old prescriptions that you never finished in the back of your medicine cabinet? Perhaps a parent or other older family member recently passed away, and you’re not sure what to do with all the medications they left behind. 2018 National Drug Take-Back Day October 27, 2018 Location : Jeff Davis Sheriff Office 1530 Shankland Avenue Jennings, LA 70546 Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This program is part of an effort to offer a safe and easy way to responsibly dispose of prescription medications. If you have any prescription meds that you no longer need, or which have passed their expiration date, this is the perfect time to bring them to an authorized location for proper disposal.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to a call of a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy 102. Deputies discovered the driver, Tory Lynn Reed, 40, of 22351 Panchoville Rd., Jennings was still behind the wheel. Reed was charged with Driving while intoxicated, attempted simple escape and possession of CDS II. While transporting Reed to the parish jail, she removed her handcuffs in an attempt to escape. During booking procedures deputies discovered Reed had a schedule II pill , Hydrocodone in her possession.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s office served a search warrant today on a residence in Lake Arthur. The investigation is a continuation from the arrest last Thursday of Tyler Thibodeaux and involving counterfeit currency distributed at Peto’s truck stop. Detectives discovered methamphetamine and pills inside the residence at 1201 ½ Third street, Lake Arthur, LA. Detectives also located tools and weapons believed to be stolen items. Kassondra Monceaux, 28 was arrested for possession of CDS I heroin, possession of stolen things and two counts possession of CDS II. Joann Gaspard, 50, was arrested for Possession of firearms with CDS, possession of CDS II methamphetamine, possession of legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office arrested one subject today for passing counterfeit money at Peto’s truck stop, Roanoke. On October 10, 2018 Deputies received a complaint from Peto’s truck stop, in Roanoke, LA that they had received three counterfeit bills from the same suspect. This morning around 6 am deputies located and arrested Tyler Blake Thibodeaux, 27, of 1201 ½ Third street, Lake Arthur, LA for Theft less than $1000 and monetary instrument abuse. Thibodeaux was also arrested on two outstanding warrant for contempt of court for non-support. Thibodeaux is being held in the parish jail with no bond.

Former Registered sex offender arrested Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office detectives interviewed a mother Wednesday 10/10 that reported her juvenile daughter had been given drugs by an adult living in the same residence. Detectives interviewed the juvenile female and she confirmed the information her mother gave and additional information about inappropriate behavior and physical contact with the subject. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Clarphy Treme, 57, of 312 Buller street, Elton, LA. Treme is charged with Indecent behavior with a juvenile, molestation of a juvenile, use of CDS in the presence of a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Treme is held in the parish jail with no bond. JDSO detectives initially began this investigation with the narcotics search warrant execution on October 4, 2018 with the assistance of Elton Police at 312 Buller street, Elton, LA. Treme was previously convicted in 1993 for Indecent behavior with a juvenile and registered as a sex offender until 2015.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office received a complaint on September 24, 2018 of fraudulent use of a credit card. The victim reported several unauthorized purchases totaling $265.11. Detectives working the investigation discovered a second victim on October 4, 2018 that had unauthorized charges totaling $1,341.14 to their credit cards. The subject identified as responsible for the unauthorized charges used her phone number during some of the transactions for food services. A warrant was obtained for Olivia Mariah Moreau, 22, of 1108 South Lake Arthur Avenue, Lot #42, Jennings. Moreau was arrested on Tuesday October 9, 2018, charged with 2 counts of Identity theft, Theft over $1000, Theft less than $1,000, Unauthorized entry into inhabited dwelling and contempt of court on an another unrelated case.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s deputies were called to 13489 Touchet road on a report of theft of a vehicle on September 7, 2018. When deputies arrived the complainant reported that a friend was at the residence and drove off in their vehicle without permission. Deputies were able to locate and recover the vehicle the same day it was reported taken, but was being driven by another individual who verified he obtained the vehicle from a Tracy Marie Kane, who left the vehicle at his home. Detectives obtained a warrant for Tracy Marie Kane, 37, of 4108 Coles road, Jennings. Kane drove off in another individuals vehicle without permission on September 7, 2018. Kane was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a movable yesterday October 8, 2018 and booked into the parish jail with no bond.

****UPDATE****** JDSO deputies arrested two in connection with this investigation. Kisa Dawn Castellanos, 38, of 312 Buller street and Joseph Chad Briscoe, 44, of 4678 Powell Rd., Elton were arrested yesterday on warrants. The charges are for possession of CDS II with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm with CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Both are held in the parish jail with no bond. ******* ********** On October 4th, 2018 deputies with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office and officers with Elton police department executed a search warrant at 312 Buller St. in Elton, LA. An ongoing narcotics investigation led authorities to the residence. Upon execution of the search warrant, subjects wanted by deputies were not present. During a search of the residence deputies discovered methamphetamine, , pills, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and rifles inside the residence. Deputies also discovered power tools and other items that are possibly stolen. The investigation is continuing and deputies expect to make several arrests from today’s discoveries.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office deputies made two arrests over the weekend. Cody Lejeune, 35, of 4505 Trailer Town road, Jennings was arrested for identity theft. The complainant stated Lejeune used her debit card to make unauthorized purchases of cigarettes at several local stores and withdrew funds from an ATM machine. A second unrelated arrest of a man who broke into a relative’s home when they were out of town. James Francois, 44, of 24163 Hwy 383, Iowa was arrested for unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and unauthorized use of a movable. After making entry Francois obtained the keys to the owner’s vehicle and drove the car while they were away. Both are held in the parish jail with no bond.

On October 2, 2018, deputies received 3 separate reports of burglary in the Hathaway/North Roanoke area. The victims reported having their doors kicked in and items including guns and televisions taken from their residences during daytime hours. Deputies were able to follow up on a suspicious vehicle call from earlier in the day and obtained statements from witnesses. The witnesses described seeing a tan or silver jeep-type vehicle in the area around the time of the break-ins, which was driven by a black male. Deputies were able to identify the suspect as Danny James Sylvester, 34, of 725 Valsin Street, Breaux Bridge, LA. Later in the evening on this same date, detectives were notified that Acadia Parish Sheriff's deputies and officers with Estherwood Police Department had been involved in a pursuit with a tan Jeep Patriot, and had taken Danny Sylvester into custody. The items that had been taken from the JD parish residents were located in the back of Sylvester's vehicle. Thanks to the public's assistance, warrants were issued for Sylvester with the following charges: - Simple Burglary, 3 counts - Simple criminal damage to property over $1000 - Theft between $1000 and $5000 (2 counts) - Simple Criminal damage to property under $1000- Theft under $1000, Sylvester is currently being held in the Acadia Parish Jail.

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDPSO) is proud to announce the quarterly E-Newsletter for the agency. The E-Newsletter is a collection of photos and information on public events, department and personnel recognition and community projects during a three-month time period. Each year will include four E-Newsletters (one posted in January, April, July and October). The first E-Newsletter was posted for the April-June 2018 quarter, and the second for the July-Sept. 2018 quarter. JDPSO encourages the public to visit the website,, for E-Newsletter updates and the various other resources available. Here is the shortcut to the E-Newsletter page;

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s office arrested a subject on an outstanding warrant from 2016. Deputies were called to Ragley in January 2016 by a complainant that reported his All-terrain vehicle stolen from his camp. Detectives obtained video surveillance footage in the area and identified a subject. A warrant was obtained for Phillip Burl Toups, 45, of 6319 W. 70th street, Shreveport, LA. The All-terrain vehicle was recovered in Alexandria, LA and returned to the owner. Toups has been a fugitive since that time. Toups was booked into the parish jail with no bond Monday evening.

Narcotics detectives made an arrest on Friday morning of a subject wanted on warrant for possession of CDS II with intent to distribute. Ronnie Wayne Prudhomme, 40, of 506 Wilber D Rochelle Avenue Jennings. Prudhomme was booked into the parish jail around midnight and is held with no bond.

Jefferson Davis Parish sheriff’s deputies made three arrests Thursday evening in Jennings. Detectives received information that two individuals wanted by authorities were staying in a local hotel. Deputies located the two subjects, Daphne Chantell Patrick, 32, of 302 West 1st street, Roanoke and William Joseph Derouen, 36, of 302 West 1st street, Roanoke, were both arrested for their involvement in the burglary of a residence on CM Davis Road that occurred on September 16, 2018. Derouen and Patrick were booked on charges of Simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, Identity Theft, Simple criminal damage to property, and Theft. A third person, Corey Lee Vincent, 32, of 109 Grand avenue, Lake Arthur was also at the hotel room and was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine. Vincent was booked into the parish jail on charges of Possession of CDS II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s office patrol received call from Jennings Police on a female victim reporting the violation of a protective order early this morning. Around 12:30 am deputies located the suspect, Barry Paul Cole, 42, of 1106 South Broadway, Jennings, LA. Cole was arrested at the victim’s residence. Cole was found in bed with a smoking pipe and bag of green leafy material suspected to be marijuana. Cole was booked on charges of Violation of a protective order, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cole is held with no bond.