Crime Blotter

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Lafourche residents eligible for prescription drug discount
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Montegut man arrested for simple battery

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office announced that they’ve arrested a Montegut man after he allegedly pushed a woman and sent her to the hospital.

According to LPSO spokesman Brennan Matherne, deputies responded to Sharnell Drive in Bayou Blue in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, Matherne said deputies made contact with a female resident that had been injured during the disturbance and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Through investigation, Matherne said deputies determined that Tommie Terrebonne, 49, of 318 Crochetville Road, Montegut, had arrived earlier in the day at the home and informed a woman that she and her husband were being evicted.

Upon hearing the news, authorities say the woman retreated to a bedroom to search for a lease, unaware that Terrebonne followed her into the room.

Upon realizing the man was in the home, the woman told Terrebonne to get out, during which authorities say Terrebonne pushed the woman in the abdomen area, causing her pain.

It was later discovered by authorities that the woman had recently had a surgery in the abdomen area and the surgery forced her cut to reopen.

After leaving the home, Matherne said Terrebonne approached the woman’s husband, who was unaware that Terrebonne was in the home.

After asking Terrebonne why he was in the home, Matherne said the suspect punched the husband in the face with a closed fist.

Matherne said investigation yielded that Terrebonne didn’t have written authorization to enter the premises.

He is charged with three counts of simple battery and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

Anonymous tip leads to fugitive’s arrest after short standoff

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced this week that an anonymous tip has led to the arrest of a Galliano woman who had seven active warrants for various crimes.

LPSO spokesman Brennan Matherne said on Friday morning, deputies received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers that Chantelle Smith, 31, of 118 W. 213rd St., Galliano, was located at her residence.

Deputies responded to the tip and verified Smith’s presence on the scene.

Authorities said several dogs on chains and one unrestrained dog surrounded the home.

Matherne said one pit bull was extremely aggressive and drew caution of authorities.

Animal Control was called and removed the animals from the property.

Authorities tried to contact Smith inside the home, knocking on doors and windows and even using a public address speaker. Upon trying to enter the residence, deputies learned all of the doors had been locked.

Shortly thereafter, Smith emerged from the residence and was arrested on seven outstanding warrants for contempt of court, stemming from various original charges, which include motor vehicle theft, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, battery of a correctional officer and simple escape.

Matherne said none of the dogs at the residence had been vaccinated, and she was subsequently charged with six counts of violating the parish ordinance requiring vaccination of dogs against rabies, as well as an additional charge of permitting an animal to run at large.

Smith was booked in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in lieu of a $330,350.00 bond.

Matherne said upon arrest, she signed a waiver giving ownership of her dogs to the Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter in Thibodaux.

Honey bun thief arrested in Morgan City

That honey bun better have tasted good.

Because it landed 29-year-old Paulo DeSena in jail.

Morgan City Police announced that officers were called to Rouses Supermarket Saturday night in regards to a shoplifter.

Upon arrival, DeSena was being detained by store security.

Police say the suspect was observed eating a honey bun while doing his shopping.

Authorities say the man was at the counter to pay for his other groceries when he was asked if he needed to pay for the honey bun, during which he replied no.

Police say DeSena was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting ($0.66).

Three Raceland teens arrested for rape and robbery

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced this week that three Raceland teens – one of whom a juvenile – have been arrested for robbing and raping a woman at gunpoint in her home.

LPSO spokesman Brennan Matherne said deputies responded to St. Louis Street in Raceland last Tuesday at 11:15 p.m., in reference to a call from a woman who said she was robbed and raped.

Through investigation, Matherne said authorities learned that three male subjects forced entry into the woman’s residence and then proceeded to allegedly rob and rape her at gunpoint.

Through further investigation, authorities identified several suspects, making contact with Devin Richard, 17, of 535 Triple Oaks, Raceland and Darrel Thomas, 17, of 443 St. Philip St., Raceland.

Matherne said both teens admitted to being willing participants in the crimes.

Also arrested was a juvenile, who had a role in the crime.

All three are booked in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux in lieu of a $1 million bond.

They are all charged with aggravated rape and armed robbery.

Inmate charged with simple battery

An inmate in the Terrebonne Parish Jail is now facing new charges after he allegedly punched another inmate in the face.

Last Monday evening, Terrebonne Parish detectives responded to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex in reference to a simple battery that had allegedly occurred in the dorm area of the jail.

In the course of investigation, detectives learned that Chris Anthony Faulk, 31, allegedly punched another inmate in the face earlier in the day.

The victim is a 38-year-old male who was being housed in the same dorm as Faulk.

Authorities say Frank accused the victim of being involved in a complaint that was filed against him regarding personal property being taken from other inmates.

TPSO spokesmen Maj. Malcolm Wolfe said Frank was interviewed by authorities and admitted to striking the victim, who suffered minor facial injuries because of the blow.

Faulk is charged with simple battery in the incident.

Thibodaux man arrested for aggravated incest

The Houma Police Department announced this week that a 54-year-old Thibodaux man is in custody after allegedly having intercourse and performing oral sex on a child.

Preston A. Billiot, 54, of 119 Alice Drive, Thibodaux, is charged with aggravated incest and domestic abuse battery after a complainant informed authorities that the suspect, who is a close family relative, had intercourse with her when she was 11 years old and had performed oral sex on her when she was 10.

Authorities say the incident had taken place approximately 10 years prior to the call.

After investigation, Billiot was arrested and booked on the above charges.

He is held on a $100,000 bond.

Detectives seeking suspects in Thibodaux home burglary

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help to solve a residential burglary that occurred last Monday at the Bayou Country Club Subdivision in Thibodaux.

LPSO spokesman Brennan Matherne said authorities believe the burglary occurred sometime between 7 and 11 a.m.

Authorities were made aware of the incident after a resident of the subdivision returned home last Monday and found a number of items had been moved and drawers had been rummaged through.

Assuming someone had broken into the home, but unsure if the suspect was still inside, Matherne said the resident left the scene and contacted authorities, who didn’t find a suspect present when they arrived.

Authorities say jewelry and silverware was reporting missing from the home.

Webre is asking anyone with information regarding the crime to contact the sheriff’s office at (985) 446-2255.

A $1,000 reward is in place for anyone providing information that leads to an arrest.