One arrested, one sought in Christmas Eve robbery
Authorities have arrested one man and are searching for the other in relation to a Christmas Eve armed robbery in Cut Off.
According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded just after 1 a.m. on Dec. 24 to assist Golden Meadow Police with an alleged armed robbery.
Authorities say two male subjects, one armed with a knife and another with a firearm, robbed two men outside of a Golden Meadow bar. Investigation led detectives to identify Storm Dantin, 27, of Cut Off and Ryan Billiot, 26, of Golden Meadow as the suspects.
Police obtained warrants for the two and arrested Billiot later that morning on a charge of armed robbery. Dantin is still at large.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433.
Offshore company offers reward for equipment
Tiger Offshore Rentals is offering a $25,000 reward for information regarding the theft of rental equipment earlier this year.
On September 19, a red or maroon International truck entered the business’s property and left with a trailer that had several “cuttings boxes,” used primarily for transporting drilling waste. Tiger personnel also discovered missing baskets and slings used in oil production. The truck’s driver was caught on camera and appears to be a male with a tattoo on his left arm. Crime Stoppers Bayou Region is also offering up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
Cell phone leads to contraband charge
A Houma woman was arrested Monday morning for allegedly bringing contraband into the Terrebonne Parish jail, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said.
Monday morning detectives contacted Jennifer Scott, 24, of 208 Southwood Drive, after it was revealed that she entered the jail recently with a cellular phone hidden in her sock.
Upon entering she met with an inmate during visitation and took pictures of the inmate, with the inmate’s knowledge, and posted the photographs on Facebook. Scott was transported to the jail where she was booked and jailed for one count of entering contraband into a penal facility where she awaits a bond hearing.