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Through this website, we strive to keep the citizens of West Carroll informed. Occasionally, we will post press releases, community events, wanted persons, or requests for assistance. Please check our website often to look for new updates. Browse the staff page and get to know our deputies. Take advantage of our TIPs page by submitting confidential information about crimes in your neighborhood. Links also provide information regarding applications for employment, how to pay fines, and jail visitation. If you have a question that cannot be answered by the information provided on our website, do not hesitate to call our office any time 24/7.
Sheriff’s Office Receives Boost in Fight Against Opioid Overdose
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has granted the West Carroll Sheriff’s Department vials of naloxone, a prescription medication that counteracts the effects of opioids to restore breathing during an overdose. The life-saving drugs were made available through a $1 million legal settlement between General Landry and Pfizer.
“The abuse and misuse of opioids throughout Louisiana is a public safety crisis that has unfortunately taken the lives of many of our State’s people,” said General Landry. “I appreciate the pro-active work done by our first responders to fight back against the epidemic, and I am glad we are able to give the naloxone at no cost to the West Carroll Sheriff’s Department.”
Drug overdoses now surpass automobile accidents as the leading cause for injury-related death for Americans between the ages of 25 and 64. Louisiana is unfortunately one of the top ten states for these drug overdoses, with approximately 780 Louisiana residents dying from prescription overdoses each year.
Sheriff Philley would like to thank General Landry and the work of his office to help keep our community safe. Naloxone has a shelf life of approximately 16 to 24 months; and, at this time, there is no limit on how much product or how often the West Carroll Sheriff’s Department may request and obtain the medicine through General Landry’s program. “All patrol deputies, investigators, and jail staff will have immediate access to naloxone,” said Sheriff Philley. “It is our hopes that this life saving drug can help prevent an overdose death in the future.”
On the morning of September 13, 2018, investigators from the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Department brought K-9’s to Forest School to sniff the school grounds for drugs. The K-9’s are trained and certified in the detection of various substances identified as controlled dangerous substances. The dogs checked lockers, backpacks, and vehicles at the school. A residual amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found at the school. The West Carroll Sheriff’s Department, The West Carroll School Board, and Forest High School thank the deputies from Richland Parish who spent their day helping keep our communities safe.
On the afternoon of September 11, 2018, agents with the North Louisiana Drug Enforcement Bureau (NLDEB) conducted street level drug enforcement across West Carroll Parish resulting in multiple arrests and the seizure of marijuana, ecstasy, morphine, and ambien. Two firearms were also seized. The NLDEB is comprised of agents from the Morehouse Sheriff’s Department and the West Carroll Sheriff’s Department. The task force occasionally patrols Morehouse and West Carroll Parishes in efforts to curb the trafficking of illegal drugs across both parishes.
At approximately 1:30am, on August 26, 2018, the West Carroll Sheriff's Department received a complaint of shots fired near the 400 block of West Jefferson Street in Oak Grove. The investigation, led by the Oak Grove Police Department, determined that Chris Fabela had been shot in both legs. Chris stated that he was shot by John Pardon while they were having an altercation. Evidence at the scene led investigators to believe that John Pardon shot four times at Chris as Chris was driving his vehicle. One bullet penetrated the driver's door entering Chris's left leg. The bullet exited and entered Chris's right leg. Investigators obtained warrants for Pardon for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. On the morning of August 28, law enforcement officers with the Oak Grove Police Department, West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Department, and Wildlife and Fisheries located and arrested Pardon near where the shooting took place. A gun suspected to be the one used in the shooting was found in Pardon's possession. It was determined that Kasie Bryant attempted to sneak Pardon away from law enforcement as Pardon tried to elude arrest. Bryant was taken into custody as well. For her role in aiding a fugitive, Bryant was booked on the charge of Accessory to Attempted Second Degree Murder.
During the month of August, four deputies with the West Carroll Sheriff’s Department attended a 40 hour dispatcher training course certifying them through the APCO Institute. The training was hosted by the Ouachita Parish Fire Department. The deputies learned skills relating to policies and procedures, interpersonal communication, call processing, call routing, 9-1-1, mapping systems, radio communications, incident command, and liability issues. The certification of dispatchers is a consideration made by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana when making evaluations for local fire ratings. Including its own calls, the Sheriff’s Department handles additional dispatch responsibilities for the West Carroll Ambulance Service, all volunteer fire departments in the parish, the Oak Grove Police Department, the Epps Police Department, and the Kilbourne Police Department. Being a small department, dispatchers with the Sheriff’s Department are tasked with multiple roles that other larger departments rely on a staff to accomplish. Pictured back row left to right: Clay Aultman and Trey Auger. Front row left to right: Amy Marsh, Sheriff Jerry Philley, and Michael Brantley.
On the afternoon of August 16, 2018, deputies received a complaint of an impaired UPS driver operating a UPS truck between Pioneer and Oak Grove. Deputies located the vehicle and observed the driver swerving erratically. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver was identified to be Skyla Hall from Winnsboro, LA. Hall submitted to a series of field sobriety tests and performed poorly. Hall was arrested, and 7 hydrocodone pills were found in the coin pocket of her wallet. Hall was booked for DWI 1st Offense, Driving Left of Center, and Possession of Hydrocodone.
Schools will be starting the new year across the parish. Please be mindful of school zones. Remember that texting and driving or talking and driving are not permitted in established school zones.
Kevin Thompson and Leonard Bass were arrested on several drug and gun related charges on August 10, 2018 in Pioneer, LA after the West Carroll Sheriff's Department and Louisiana State Police executed a search warrant at Thompson's home. Large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and firearms were recovered from the residence.
West Carroll Parish founded in 1877
361 Square Miles
Message from the Sheriff:
West Carroll Parish residents pride themselves in living in a low crime, safe community. With an excellent public school system and highly competitive athletics, West Carroll is an ideal place to raise a family. I make it my top priority to ensure the safety of our residents and those who visit our parish. I expect West Carroll Sheriff’s Office deputies to be courteous and professional when responding to emergencies and calls for service. I take great pride in your trust in me to protect and preserve the quality of life our residents hold so dear. Thank you for allowing me to serve as Sheriff of our wonderful parish.
Sheriff Jerry L. Philley
Annual Jaycee's Fair
Thomas Jason Lingo Center October 23 - October 27, 2018
LeadsOnline Report It is a website that allows citizens to securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures, and scans of receipts so that items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. Knowing what you own can mean the difference between recovering and not recovering stolen property. In the event that your property is sold or pawned to a participating business, LeadsOnline will notify you and law enforcement. Sheriff Philley recommends everyone register their property so that, in case a theft or burglary does occur, your property can be more easily identified and recovered. To register, simply click on the link or the picture above and follow the directions provided.
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