Authorities are looking for Randolph “Randy” Skinner Sr., suspected of being connected to a possible kidnapping, said Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards.

Skinner, of Drake Road northwest of Baptist, faces charges of obstruction of justice in the disappearance of Deranisha Williams, 21, who has been missing since Sept. 5.

He is described as being 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds with brown eyes.

Call Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245 with any information. Detective Dale Athmann is the lead investigator.


Four adults and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with multiple rounds from 9mm handguns being fired into an occupied residence the evening of Sept. 7 on West Trey’s Way in Tickfaw.

No injuries resulted, authorities said.

Evidence led detectives to identify the following suspects:

Larry Robinson, 18, of Independence, charged with assault by a drive-by-shooting, illegal discharge of a dangerous weapon, and criminal conspiracy. Robinson is being held in the parish jail on a $60,500 bond.

Christopher Johnson, 18, of Independence, charged with assault by a drive-by-shooting and criminal conspiracy. He was released on a $50,500 property bond.

Ivy Rogers, 19, also of Independence, charged with assault by a drive-by-shooting and criminal conspiracy. Rogers remains in jail on a $50,500 bond.

Anthony Brumfield, 18, of Amite, charged with principle to aggravated assault by a drive-by shooting and criminal conspiracy. He was released on a $50,500 property bond.

Detectives believe they traveled to the residence in two separate vehicles.

Beer theft

An unidentified couple remained at large Wednesday after fleeing the Hammond Rouse’s grocery store Sept. 16 with $300 worth of stolen beer, according to Hammond police. The woman was carrying a baby, and the man behind her was pushing a cart filled with cases of beer.

The couple’s truck collided with another vehicle as they left the parking lot, a city spokesperson said. They were in a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was spray painted black and had no license plate, witnesses told police.

Call Detective Dustin Williams at 985-277-5755 with any information about this theft and hit-and-run.

Circle K robbery

Police are trying to identify an armed masked man who robbed the Circle K store on Morrison Boulevard on Sept. 16.

The cashier said the robber wore a hood and a mask and ran towards Palmetto Street after the cashier gave him money.

Call Detective Ronney Domiano at 985-277-5739 with any information.

Fugitive arrested

Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of Troy Michael Fleming, 43, of Ponchatoula, who was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office on numerous outstanding felony warrants.

Tangipahoa deputies found Fleming hiding in the closet of a Kohnke Hill Road residence on Sept. 18, Edwards said. When he allegedly refused to come out and violently resisted the deputies’ attempts to detain him, they deployed a K9.

Fleming put both arms around the K9’s neck and tried to choke him, Edwards said, but he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Fleming remains behind bars on the following charges: felony attempted injuring or killing of a policy animal; three counts of felony resisting an officer with force or violence; felony attempting to disarm police; three counts of felony battery on police, outstanding warrants, probation violation and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction.

Theft suspect

Video surveillance at the Dollar General store on Highway 22 in Ponchatoula shows a woman stealing a large amount of merchandise Sept. 9. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245 with information. Detective Earl McFarland is the lead investigator.

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