SCSO responds to dog bite incident
Leah Chase - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a post circulating on social media regarding a dog bite that occurred recently.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident at the NMC Center Emergency Department on Sunday, Sept. 17 regarding a dog bite that occurred on County Road 2501.

The complainant stated she and a friend were riding a golf cart when two dogs ran to the cart and started barking. The complainant stated she was not concerned with the dogs as she had never had problems with them before. As the complainant continued to travel on the roadway one of the dogs, a German Shepherd, bit her on the shin of her left leg. The laceration from the bite caused the complainant to receive treatment at the emergency room. The complainant was concerned if the animal had been vaccinated for rabies.

SCSO Patrol Sergeant Jeff Gogolewski spoke with the complainant who stated she had spoken with the owner of the animal. The owner told the complainant the animal had been vaccinated but the owner’s son was seen removing the dog from the residence where it was later destroyed.

Sergeant Gogolewski traveled to CR 2501 and spoke with the owner of the animal and she stated she obtained a rabies vaccination from a store in Louisiana and she administered the shot to the dog in Feb. 2017. Louisiana law states only licensed veterinarians may administer rabies vaccinations to animals.

The owner provided a tag with a vaccination number but no paperwork supporting the vaccination. The owner was issued a citation for improper vaccination of dogs and cats.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office handles animal bites with great concern. It is our obligation and duty to ensure the safety of the citizens of our county.

 

Narcotics investigation results in arrest
Narcotics investigation results in arrest
Leah Chase - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Friday, September 08, 2017 that an arrest was made on a James Alford Tutt, Jr., 25 of Timpson, due to a narcotics investigation conducted by Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson.

Due to the narcotics investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Tutt for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance and on Friday, September 08, 2017 Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson located Mr. Tutt traveling on Highway 87 North and a traffic stop was initiated at the intersection of County Road 1456. Mr. Tutt was placed into custody for the warrant and additional narcotics were located on his person and within the vehicle.

Mr. Tutt was transported to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office jail facility by Deputy Kurtes Lawrence and Deputy Jordan Long who assisted in the traffic stop.

Mr. Tutt was charged and booked for the warrant for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony and Possession of a Controlled Substance, State Jail Felony.

Mr. Tutt was arraigned by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Marla Denby with total bond set at $15,000. Mr. Tutt bonded out on Saturday, September 09, 2017.

So it continues…will you be next?

 

SCSO seeking whereabouts of Monica Carter
SCSO seeking whereabouts of Monica Carter
Leah Chase - Thursday, September 14, 2017

UPDATE: Sept. 18, 2017

The Shelby County Sheriffs Office has received information that Monica Marie Carter is in Mexico.

Carter was carried across the border by 29 year-old Tommy Riley, JR and his father, Leo Riley.

 

NBC News rides along with SCSO officers in Dickinson
Leah Chase - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gadi Schwatz of NBC News rode along with Patrol Sergeant Jeff Gogolewski and Deputy Michael Griffin of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office during the search and rescue efforts in Dickinson.  

SCSO serving as donation drop site
SCSO serving as donation drop site
Leah Chase - Monday, August 28, 2017

  

Body recovered from Sabine River
Leah Chase - Monday, August 28, 2017

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Sunday, August 27, 2017 Shelby County Sheriff's Communications Division received a call at approximately 06:42 A.M. of a body floating in the Sabine River. The call was transferred from DeSoto Parish and they had lost contact with the caller. SCSO Communications was able to regain contact with the caller. Responding from SCSO was Sheriff Blackwell, Deputy Renfro and Investigator Birdwell along with Constable Pct. 3 Cheatwood. TPWD Game Warden Austin Cryer also responded.

Upon arrival of SCSO personnel, the victim had gotten in the current and was traveling downstream. The victim was originally located between the US 84 bridge and Lovick's Landing. Upon getting the victim to shore, the victim was only known as being a black female and no identification was located on her person.

Desoto Parish Fire/Rescue along with two Desoto Parish Deputies arrived on scene via water to provide assistance. Shortly after DeSoto Parish Sheriff Arbuckle and three investigators arrived as well. One of the deputies thought he recognized the victim as someone from Logansport. Sheriff Arbuckle took a picture of the victim and sent it for identification. The victim was later identified as Sophia Young Davis, 48 of Keatchie, Louisiana. It is believed she had been staying in the Logansport area recently.

The inquest was performed by Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Margie Anderson. Davis was taken from the scene by Watson and Sons Funeral Home personnel for transport to East Texas Forensics in Tyler for an autopsy.

 

Two arrested in narcotics investigation
Two arrested in narcotics investigation
Leah Chase - Friday, August 25, 2017

Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on Thursday, August 24, 2017 a narcotics search warrant was issued for a residence located at 147 East Saddle Street in Joaquin which stemmed from an ongoing extensive narcotics investigation conducted by Chief Deputy D.J. Dickerson. The search warrant was executed by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Investigators, along with Shelby County District Attorney Investigator Joey Haley and Constable Pct. 2 Jamie Hagler.  

Two arrested for Harboring a Runaway Child
Leah Chase - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations 

HALLOWEEN IN THE HOLE
HALLOWEEN IN THE HOLE
Leah Chase - Monday, August 21, 2017

  

UPDATE: Reneau found safe: SCSO seeking whereabouts of 15 year-old runaway
UPDATE: Reneau found safe: SCSO seeking whereabouts of 15 year-old runaway
Leah Chase - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Leah Chase, Media Relations