Burnt license plate light turns into felony arrest of convicted felon

A traffic stop turned into a felony arrest for the Thibodaux Police Department.

On Friday night just before 9:30 p.m., TPD stopped a gray Chevy Malibu for a burnt license plate light.



The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Eagle Drive and S. Barbier Avenue – a drug free zone.

Authorities identified the driver as Tyrese Arcement, 20, of Thibodaux.

During the course of the stop, officers observed marijuana in plain view inside of the vehicle. Arcement admitted to offivers that there was marijuana inside of the car, as well as a firearm.



Authorities then conducted a search of the vehicle, which rendered 25 grams of suspected marijuana, multiple suspected crack rocks, a digital scale, multiple cellophane bags, a loaded .40 caliber handgun and a ballistic vest.

Arcement who was confirmed to be a Convicted Felon was charged accordingly and later transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex to be booked. Arcement was also charged with an outstanding 17th JDC Contempt of Court Warrant (FTA) for Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Amended to Simple Robbery. Arcement is currently being held on a $126,099.50 Bond.