Newellton, Louisiana Jail and Mugshot Information
Newellton, Louisiana has a population of 1,187. The mayor as of 2018 is Timothy Turner. The town can be found in Tensas Parish. Newellton is a town in northern Tensas Parish in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Newellton in 2010 was 51 percent African American; in earlier census reports it had been 60 to 65 percent black. The average age of the population there is 41 years. Newellton is west of the Mississippi River on Lake St. Joseph, an ox-bow lake. Further south toward St. Joseph, the parish seat of government, is another ox-bow lake, Lake Bruin, a part of which is the popular Lake Bruin State Park.
There has been 9 registered sex offenders living in the city, with the residents-sex offender ratio at 143 to 1.
Newellton, Louisiana Police Station Information
Facts about crime in Newellton, Louisiana:
- The overall crime rate in Newellton is 25% lower than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 5.85 daily crimes that occur in Newellton.
- Newellton is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
- In Newellton you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Newellton has increased by 1%.
The Newellton police chief, Johnny Gales (born 1951), a Democrat, was reelected in 2012. There are five municipal alderman, one of whom, Lavone G. Garner from District 5, is a Republican. She was elected to succeed Carroll Fuller, who left the council with his first race for mayor.
As of 2013, there were four police officers and Chief Gales in Newellton, with two marked cars and one unmarked, and eighteen volunteer firefighters. The town clerk is Rhonda King (born 1953).
Prior to 1968, each parish regardless of population had at least one member in the Louisiana House of Representatives. The last member to represent only Tensas Parish was then Democrat S. S. DeWitt of Newellton and later St. Joseph. DeWitt represented Tensas Parish from 1964–1968, and then from 1968–1972, he and Lantz Womack of Winnsboro, the seat of Franklin Parish, together represented Franklin, Tensas, and Madison parishes. Womack defeated DeWitt in single-member District 20 in the 1971 party primary. Only after leaving office did DeWitt later switch to Republican affiliation.
Newellton Police Department Address:
Johnny Gales, Chief of Police
628 Verona St
Newellton, Louisiana 71357
Phone: +1 318-467-5927
Address 1: 110 S Main St
County: Tensas Parish
Phone #: 318-467-5179
Fax #: 318-467-9984
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 1482
Number of Officers: 1