Tyrail Tate, 28, of Kentwood is being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite after being arrested Sunday in Washington Parish in a second-degree murder case.

He is suspected of shooting Tiffany Schultz, 37, of Hammond, whose body was found at a residence on Highway 442 east of Tickfaw Wednesday about 8 p.m.

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office, the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Tickfaw Police Chief Frank DiBenedetto said his department investigated the homicide with assistance from Hammond police and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The investigating detectives identified Tate as the suspect and obtained a warrant. The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested him Sunday night.

Chief James Travis with the Tangipahoa sheriff’s office said Tate was booked into the parish jail in Amite on that warrant and numerous other charges.

Robert Blow, a friend of Schultz, has established a GoFundMe fundraiser page named Tiffany Schultz Memorial. Its goal is $8,000, and as of Monday afternoon more than $2,000 had been raised.

The fundraiser page states: “It is with a sad heart that I have to announce we lost Tiffany too early. Tiffany was a daughter, sister, aunt, mom, and great friend to many. Due to unthinkable circumstances Tiffany’s family is unable to cremate her and will need to purchase a casket and burial plot in addition to holding services. Please, if you can, donate to this grieving family to help with the costs of losing their beloved Tiffany.”

St. Helena murder

Authorities have arrested Dedrick Henderson, 27, who was wanted in connection with a murder in the 100 block of Horseshoe Road in St. Helena Parish last month, according to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Tyrone Henderson, 25, and 24-year-old Percy Lee III are also wanted in connection with the murder case. The sheriff’s office asks that anyone who sees these individuals to call local authorities or call (225)-222-4413.

A U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force arrested Dedrick Henderson Thursday in Orleans Parish, and he was taken to the St. Helena Parish Jail. He also faces charges in Tangipahoa Parish.

Intersection wreck

A driver fleeing from a Tangipahoa Parish deputy sheriff is hospitalized with serious injuries after trying to run through a red light at the South Morrison intersection with Club Deluxe Road on Saturday.

Chief James Travis of the sheriff’s office said the deputy had noticed a vehicle parked in front of a closed business on Club Deluxe Road, raising suspicions.

When the deputy approached him, the driver was uncooperative and fled westbound. He tried to go through the red light at the intersection and was hit by a northbound vehicle that had the green light, Travis said.

The westbound vehicle then hit a pole, which caused heavy damage. Hammond Fire Department extricated the driver, and he was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the northbound vehicle also sustained injuries, was treated at the hospital and then released.

Vehicle theft

Authorities arrested Jordan Anthony, 32, at an abandoned residence in Loranger over the weekend. He was wanted for questioning regarding the theft of a vehicle from a church on East Cooper Road in Loranger on Jan. 10, said Chief Jimmy Travis of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Stolen weapon

Damarco Addison, 27, of Independence is wanted by authorities after a stolen AR-15 rifle and a large amount of suspected marijuana was found at his residence.

Using a search warrant, detectives with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s office and the U.S. Marshal’s Office found these and other items.

Addison is wanted as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and on counts alleging illegal possession, stolen firearms and possession with intent to distribute, Schedule I narcotics.

Chief Travis asks anyone with information about the whereabouts of Addison to please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line 1.800.554.5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips. Sergeant McGovern is the lead investigator on this case and can be reached at 985-748-3337.

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