Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

April 04, 2018 - 4:40 pm
(AP) _ The former chief deputy of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office has been sentenced to five years of probation following his January conviction in a federal tax case. Taffaro was sentenced today. Prosecutors had sought a prison sentence of 27 to 33 months, saying incarceration serves as a...
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David Blake
March 26, 2018 - 1:42 pm
Newly elected Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto is going full speed ahead after his victory. It won't be long before he faces another election. That election comes up in just 18 month. Lopinto told WWL-TV he's taking a firm position on that. ''If I do my job right, the citizens of Jefferson...
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Chris Miller
March 22, 2018 - 11:41 am
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office today announced the arrest of a 58-year-old Metairie man in Monday morning's robbery of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust at 1825 Veterans Blvd. Andrew McCray faces two counts of armed robbery. "McCray was identified as the suspect on Monday afternoon after the...
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Chris Miller
March 19, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Calling it an honest mistake, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto failed to disclose more than $37,000 in earnings as a state lawmaker in 2014, The New Orleans Advocate reports. Lopinto's opponent in this Saturday's special election for Jefferson Parish Sheriff, John Fortunato, called it a...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2018 - 5:21 pm
The son of a Marrero woman found dead in New Orleans East last fall now faces a murder charge. Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies arrested 44-year-old Byron Montgomery in the death of 63-year-old Patricia Davis. "He's been charged with one count of second degree murder," said Sheriff Joe Lopinto...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2018 - 8:07 am
Could the parish president in Jefferson influence the sheriff's race, even without endorsing a candidate? Mike Yenni may have survived a recall effort, but allegations of a sexting relationship with a teenager may have left a permanent mark on him politically. In recent days, sheriff candidates Joe...
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Chris Miller
March 13, 2018 - 11:43 am
A new poll shows a tight race for sheriff in Jefferson Parish, with Joe Lopinto leading John Fortunato 41 to 39 percent. JMC Analytics did the survey for local real estate developer Henry Shane. They polled 880 voters Saturday. Lopinto's lead is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3...
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Chris Miller
March 09, 2018 - 2:53 pm
A 23-year-old Metairie man faces two counts of attempted second degree murder and other charges after sheriff's officials say he stabbed his mother and father and then led deputies on a chase early this morning. Travis Tyler also faces charges of batter on a police officer, resisting an office, and...
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Chris Miller
March 07, 2018 - 1:27 pm
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who robbed a Metairie men's store, The New Orleans Advocate reported today. According to deputies, two men armed with what was described as a "military-style" rifle robbed Jeff's Haberdashery on 17th Street at Severn Avenue. No one was...
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David Blake
March 05, 2018 - 1:38 pm
The man with the most money doesn't always win, but with only three weeks left in the heated Jefferson Parish Sheriffs race, the dollars are pouring in on both sides. The latest numbers on donations show Joseph Lopinto with a war chest of more than one million dollars, and John Fortunato with more...
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