31-year-old surrenders in hit and run case
Press Release from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:
In the early morning hours of Saturday (Dec. 7), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified that an individual, later identified as Joel Evans Cairns, 31, wished to surrender himself to deputies in reference to the hit and run crash being actively investigated by the STPSO.
Cairns, a Mandeville-area resident, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
2 Counts of L.R.S. 14:100 (Felony Hit And Run)
1 Count of L.R.S. 32:58 (Careless Operation)
1 Count of L.R.S. 32: 415 (Driving Under Suspension)