Randy Smith

Jim Hanzo
September 30, 2019 - 2:51 pm
Three people including a mother and daughter are facing animal cruelty charges after a dachshund was found abandoned with its hind legs cut off. The injured dog was found last week in a Slidell-area mobile home park. The animal appeared to have had its two hind legs sawed off. STPSO detectives...
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Chris Miller
June 11, 2019 - 9:48 pm
Tim Lentz, former Chief Deputy of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and a candidate for St. Tammany Sheriff this fall, responded Tuesday evening to the charges against former sheriff Jack Strain, and the comments about it made by current sheriff Randy Smith. "The law enforcement community has...
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Don Ames
May 25, 2019 - 10:24 am
14 more people are under arrest in connection with a major narcotics investigation in St. Tammany, bringing the total to 33. The parish Sheriff's office says detectives are still working to identify and arrest at least six more people in connection with the case. The first 19 arrests were announced...
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Don Ames
February 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith plans to formally announce his decision to seek re-election Monday. Smith intends to seek a second term as the parish’s top cop. The announcement will be made Monday evening in Slidell. The 54-year-old Smith defeated five-term Sheriff Jack Strain in November...
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David Blake
January 16, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Authorities in St. Tammany Parish today released the 2018 crime report. The numbers look encouraging. Sheriff Randy Smith says the biggest decline came in homicides, comparing 2017 to last year. There were five homicides in 2018 and seventeen the year before. ''One homicide is one too many, but to...
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Don Ames
October 18, 2018 - 9:14 pm
A former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy caught fabricating the probable cause on a DWI report in January of 2016 was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Bryan “Ricky” Steinert, 42, of one count of falsely swearing for the purpose of violating public...
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Chris Miller
July 06, 2018 - 1:45 pm
An Iraq war veteran who says he was badly beaten by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Deputies has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Chris Cambre's lawsuit names Sheriff Randy Smith as five deputies as defendants. The suit accuses Smith...
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David Blake
March 14, 2018 - 1:38 pm
The alarming number threats and arrests at schools across the metro area has prompted officials in St. Tammany Parish to produce and release a video to remind students about the seriousness about what's happening. Video of Parent Safety Video 2018 Frustrated by the number of students accused in...
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Don Ames
March 11, 2018 - 10:27 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says a 5-year-old boy drowned this weekend in an above ground swimming pool. Deputies were dispatched to a house on Plantation Street in the Covington area shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday (March 10). The child was visiting his grandmother's house, when she...
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March 07, 2018 - 10:26 am
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office revealed new details on the murder of the missing Pearl River man and woman who were found in the Camaro in the water off the East Pearl River Boat Launch on Monday. Sheriff Randy Smith said it was a carjacking gone bad and that both victims Raegan Day and...
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