News Releases

St. James Parish Sheriff's Office

Golden Grove Breakin

Press Release On September 8, 2021 at approximately 2:17 am, the Gramercy Police Department was informed by an individual that a window was broken on the Golden Grove Truck Stop (1391 Hwy. 3125, Gramercy, LA). The reporting person also stated that five individuals had...

Louisiana Hunter Education Field Day Course scheduled for Sept 2021

The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office, along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, will conduct a Louisiana Hunter Education Field Day Course on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 from 8:00AM - 12:00PM.  The course will be conducted at the St. James...

DEA National Rx Takeback Day April 24th, 2021

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

DEA National Rx Takeback Day October 24th, 2020

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

Official Public Notice 2020

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the St. James Parish Law Enforcement District will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., at the...

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

Child Safety Seat 2019

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct its annual Child Safety Seat Check-up event on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M at Winn Dixie, with the help of the South Central Planning & Development Commission, Louisiana Passenger...

Homicide on Exchange Alley in Lutcher

Press Release On Saturday August 31st, 2019 at approximately 3:21 am, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a shooting that had taken place in front of the residence located at 2312 North Exchange Alley in Lutcher, LA. Upon arriving at...

Arrest Made on Bomb Threat Called into Lutcher High School

Press Release On Tuesday August 27, 2019 at approximately 12:08 pm, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Lutcher High School (1910 West Main Street, Lutcher, LA). School officials reported to the responding deputies that a male caller...

Arrest Made in June 21st Homicide

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of the Gramercy Police Department and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, have made arrests for the homicide of Terrence Johnson that occurred on June 21st, 2019. Terrence Johnson was shot multiple...

Sheriff Willy Martin Awards Scholarship to College-Bound Teen

Sheriff Martin announced that A’niya Southerland has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2018-2019 school year. A’niya resides in Vacherie with her mother, Nadine Jacobs. She plans to attend...

National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Turn in your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal.   The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans...

Clark Arrested for Second Degree Murder

On Monday, February 11, 2019, at 10:21pm, St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation of a shooting that occurred in the Oscar Brooks Apartments, in Lutcher.  The victim, Destin Smith, age 22, of Gramercy, LA, was transported to St. James Parish Hospital...

Shots Fired in Brooks Housing

On February 11th, 2019 at approximately 10:21 pm, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting shots being fired in the Brooks Apartments located in Lutcher, LA.  Responding deputies discovered an individual lying outside near parked vehicles. ...

Update on Christmas Eve Shooting

A second arrest has been made regarding the homicides that occurred on December 24th, 2018. Jermain Lee Lewis, Jr. (DOB 1-27-1997, Lutcher, LA) was apprehended in Baton Rouge, LA by the U. S. Marshall Service’s Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force. He is charged with...

Arrest Made in Christmas Eve Shooting

The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest regarding the Christmas Eve shooting in Lutcher. Tyquan Twendell Williams (DOB 9/27/1994, Lutcher, LA) was arrested on January 9, 2019 and has been charged with LA R.S. 14:30.1 Second Degree Murder. The...

Christmas Eve Shooting on Main St in Lutcher

On December 24th, 2018 at approximately 11:29pm, deputies from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office, and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy Police Departments responded to a call regarding a shooting that took place near 2176 Main Street in Lutcher, LA. Upon...

FirstNet Steps Up to the Plate for Christmas Eve

FirstNet, Built with AT&T, deployed one of its Sat COLTs, (Satellite Cell On Light Trucks),  in St James Parish on LA 3193.  The Sat COLT will provide dedicated access for communications on BAND 14 devices to public safety on Christmas Eve.  We all know with the...