Posted: May 12, 2010 9:14 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: May 12, 2010 9:17 AM
A traffic stop in Livingston Parish led deputies to the arrest of an international fugitive.
Deputies stopped a car that matched the description of a vehicle used in a burglary in Denham Springs.
When deputies stopped Roman Nemethy, he allegedly produced an International Driver's License that he said he purchased on the internet.
Deputies along with the Denham Springs Police went to Nemethy's apartment complex where they came into contact with his roommate, Jaroslav Hampl.
Investigators then searched the apartment for a stolen purse.
They didn't find it but, they did allegedly find child pornography, several fraudulent documents and numerous computers believed to have been used to make the documents.
An NCIC check on Hampl identified him as an ITERPOL fugitive from the Czech Republic for a $300,000.00 theft by fraud conviction.
The United States Secret Service was also contacted to assist in the investigation because investigators believe the fraudulent documents were used to illegally obtain vehicle titles and registrations.
Detectives also suspect that fraudulent identities used for other illegal activities were being produced at the apartment.
Jaroslav Hampl is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $250,000.00 bond, with a hold for ICE placed on him.
Local authorities are awaiting a formal request for extradition of Hampl to the Czech Republic.
Nemethy is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a $25,000.00 bond, with a hold for ICE placed on him.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more charges and other arrests are expected.
Photo Courtesy: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office