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WPSO arrests fugitive who had St. Tammany warrant

An Angie man was arrested this week, as a fugitive who had an outstanding warrant from St. Tammany Parish, according to Chief Deputy Mike Haley of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Haley said that Shaun Travis Hobgood, 40, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, was arrested Tuesday, by WPSO Sgt. David Cupp. Hobgood was booked into the Washington Parish Jail as a fugitive from St. Tammany Parish and is being transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail to serve a sentence there, Haley said.

“Sgt. Cupp was on patrol north of Bogalusa when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed,” Haley said. “After a short pursuit, Sgt. Cupp stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Highways 21 and 436. It was determined that the driver, Shaun Travis Hobgood, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from St. Tammany Parish.”

Haley said that Hobgood has a history of incarceration in Washington Parish since 2015 on various charges, including possession of heroin and other illegal drugs, sale or distribution of illegal drugs, manufacture of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, parole violation and resisting arrest by flight.

“We were glad to assist the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office by arresting Hobgood on their warrant,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Anytime a person is wanted for a criminal violation, the information is stored in a national criminal justice data base.

“No matter where the person might travel in the United States, that information is instantly available to law enforcement. It is fruitless to attempt to flee from legal obligations. Thank you, Sgt. Cupp, for being alert and pro-active.”