Press Releases

July 5, 2024

Press Release: HOMICIDE

At approximately 8:15 AM on July 5th, Washington Parish Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 1200 block of South Choctaw Road near Bogalusa, in reference to reports of a man who was found deceased behind his residence.

Initial investigation determined that the man had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, and detectives are currently following several leads.

The identification of the victim is currently being withheld until the family is notified.

Deputies are currently working to locate Clois Clifton Blackledge III, a person of interest in this case. He was last seen riding a Honda motorcycle. The motorcycle was originally black and silver in color, but may have been recently been repainted white.

Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to please call the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 839-3434 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.