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  • Thibodaux man wanted for shooting at car with child inside

    June 14, 2016 3:14 PM

    THIBODAUX – Police are searching for a man who is wanted for shooting at a car with a child inside. On Sunday, June 12 around 1:50 p.m., as a vehicle passed on Sanders Street, 18-year-old Daronte Mathews, shot at it multiple times. The vehicle was occupied by three people, one... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

    June 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened earlier this year after he led officers on a high-speed chase through Terrebonne Parish. 49-year-old Cristopher Smith was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of alcoholic beverages... more »
  • Woman who threatened to burn home down with people inside arrested

    May 17, 2016 10:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - A woman was arrested after Assumption Parish deputies say she told them she planned to burn a house down with everyone inside. Deputies say they made contact with Ann Thibodaux at her home in Labadieville after her mom and sister reported she was making harassing phone calls.... more »
  • Domestic dispute involving tattoo gun and movie night leads to arrest

    May 9, 2016 4:46 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police say they arrested a man on multiple charges after officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance involving family movie night and a tattoo gun. 30-year-old James Haydel, of Raceland, was booked on charges of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, second-degree sexual battery... more »
  • Deputies say drunk man stole school bus

    May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

    CHACKBAY - A man from Thibodaux was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing a school bus and driving it while intoxicated. Jordan Molaison, 21, is charged with theft of a motor vehicle, simple criminal damage to property and 2nd offense DWI. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a... more »
  • Thibodaux Police seize over $10k in drugs after two arrests

    April 19, 2016 11:15 AM

    THIBODAUX- Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced two arrests that led to police seizing a gun and $10,000 in drugs. Police arrested 20-year-old Alex Smith and 20-year-old Ariyaun DeJean for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal carrying of weapon in the presence of CDS, possession of hydrocodone and... more »
  • Drunk driver contacts police to report she crashed into parked patrol car

    February 16, 2016 2:50 PM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police reported an intoxicated woman contacted law enforcement herself to report she had crashed into a parked Thibodaux Police Department patrol car early Sunday morning. 30-year-old Monet Muilenburg, of Thibodaux, was booked into the Lafourche Detention Center on a charge of second offense DWI after her... more »
  • Man accused of beating, imprisoning woman for more than 20 hours

    February 4, 2016 11:53 AM

    THIBODAUX - A man was booked on several counts including domestic abuse charges and false imprisonment after deputies found he held a woman captive against her will and beat her during a period of 20 hours. 49-year-old Jamie Scarbrough was charged with felony domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment and... more »
  • Warrants obtained for men involved in Thibodaux parade shooting

    February 1, 2016 6:28 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police have announced warrants will be obtained in connection with a shooting that took place during the first parade of the Carnival season in Thibodaux on Sunday. 20-year-old Ryan Harris and 33-year-old Quincy Johnson, both of Napoleonville, were the two men involved in the shooting, according to... more »
  • Nicholls State police dispatcher charged with disturbing the peace

    January 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    THIBODAUX - A Nicholls State University Police dispatcher faces a disturbing the peace charge after the staff at a Thibodaux apartment complex reported he yelled and cursed at them and that they were afraid of him. The Courier reports the Sheriff's Office responded Dec. 11 to Bayou Reserve Apartments... more »
  • Driver accused of sixth DWI after crash

    December 18, 2015 2:18 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a Thibodaux man faces his sixth charge of driving while intoxicated after a wreck this week. Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue said 29-year-old Mitchell Carrere crashed into a ditch Thursday night around Carolina Avenue and Thompson Place in the Thibodaux city limits. Investigators said Zeringue... more »
  • Thibodaux man receives life in prison after raping girl

    December 13, 2015 2:16 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A Thibodaux man convicted of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Bud Barnes says 27-year-old Joseph Riney was sentenced Friday. Riney was convicted of aggravated rape in November after a two-day trial in which a state police crime... more »
  • Search warrants lead to pair of child porn arrests in Terrebonne Parish

    December 9, 2015 12:25 PM

    TERREBONNE PARISH - Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two men Tuesday morning accused of possession of child pornography. 26-year-old Stephen Mitchell was arrested for 10 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles after deputies searched his Jolie Oaks Blvd residence in Thibodaux. He remains in Terrebonne Parish Jail... more »
  • Thibodaux Police seize $39,000 worth of pot after Wednesday arrest

    November 5, 2015 12:21 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police is Thibodaux say they seized just over $39,000 worth of high grade marijuana after they arrested a man Wednesday night. 21-year-old Kaleb Bruce, of Golden Meadow, was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper lane usage, driver not... more »
  • Lafourche Parish to take over some maintenance of La. 1

    October 29, 2015 12:01 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish will be responsible for maintaining and operating parts of Louisiana Highway 1 and the four-lane highway from Golden Meadow to Leeville after the elevated portion of the highway is built in south Lafourche. The Daily Comet reports the Lafourche Parish Council voted Tuesday to accept... more »
  • Police: Child, dogs removed from filthy Thibodaux home

    October 5, 2015 7:02 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux say a child and 17 dogs have been removed from a home where investigators said the living conditions were deplorable. Two adults now face child desertion charges. Three others at the same address were cited for cruelty to animals and related charges. All received... more »
  • Woman lies to police, steals their patrol car

    September 26, 2015 11:57 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Thibodaux woman remains jailed after lying about a killing and driving off in a sheriff's patrol car as deputies investigated. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Loralyn Boudreaux, 34, approached deputies Thursday evening screaming about a death, telling them that the killer and victim were still... more »
  • Man, wife and dog found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    August 5, 2015 4:30 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Assumption Parish are investigating a possible murder-suicide that happened Tuesday in Labadieville. Deputies say they received a call from a Thibodaux business looking to check on the welfare of an employee who did not show up for work. Responding officers went to a home... more »
  • 2014 Thibodaux manslaughter trial set to begin Tuesday

    August 2, 2015 11:59 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - The trial of a man charged with manslaughter in the 2014 fatal shooting of Larose teenager is to begin Tuesday in Thibodaux. 20-year-old Neely Gardner of Galliano is charged in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Braxton Bourda of Larose. Authorities say Bourda was shot while riding his... more »
  • Convicted thief charged with cashing out again

    April 15, 2015 10:51 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a Thibodaux man after they said he was caught faking refunds at his job in order to steal money. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii said his officers charged Dre Robertson, 21, with felony theft on Monday. Silverii said investigators were told Robertson had been... more »
  • Jurors stumped in shooting case of man mistaken as an alligator

    March 29, 2015 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - A 31-year-old man from Cut Off who said he shot a man he mistook for an alligator will get a new trial after a jury could not make a decision in his second-degree murder case. Sources say that after two-and-a-half hours of deliberation, jurors on Saturday were deadlocked... more »
  • Louisiana police officer pleads guilty to reckless driving

    March 24, 2015 10:27 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Louisiana police officer originally charged with driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Florida. Florida State Attorney's Office tells The Daily Comet Collier County Judge Vince Murphy ordered 33-year-old Varick Taylor Jr. on Monday to pay a $250 fine plus court and prosecution... more »
  • Police: Man stabbed girlfriend several times

    February 19, 2015 9:38 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police say they arrested a man after he stabbed his girlfriend several times during an argument. Kenneth Westley, 45, was booked on attempted 2nd degree murder charges. Investigators say he fled the scene immediately after the stabbing but was stopped by officers shortly thereafter. He's being held... more »
  • Teenager faces attempted murder charge

    January 21, 2015 3:27 AM

    THIBODAUX - A 17-year-old boy has surrendered to police after he allegedly shot another teenager in the torso over the weekend. Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says the suspect was booked Monday with attempted second-degree murder and is being held in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.... more »
  • Arrested: Man responsible for hospital bomb threat

    August 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    THIBODAUX - Deputies arrested a suspect responsible for a bomb threat made at Chabert Medical Center earlier this summer. Authorities arrested Otrell Renae Every, 24, for calling the threat at the LSU Ochsner joint owned hospital in Terrebonne Parish. Investigators found the bomb threat call was made from... more »
  • Woman dies in 4 vehicle Ascension Parish crash

    May 30, 2014 6:02 AM

    SORRENTO - State police say a 41-year-old Thibodaux woman has died in a four vehicle crash in Ascension Parish. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on Louisiana Highway 70 south of Sorrento. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Tiffany Moore was southbound when she failed to slow down for traffic congestion. Sandifer says... more »
  • Father accused of dismembering son found insane

    February 14, 2014 12:38 PM

    Jeremiah Wright, who killed and decapitated his 7-year-old son Jori Lirette, was found not guilty Friday by reason of insanity, the district attorney whose office prosecuted him said. Wright will be confined at the state mental health facility in Jackson until doctors determine he is not a threat to himself... more »
  • Baton Rouge man dies in fiery motorcycle crash

    January 2, 2014 9:16 PM

    THIBODAUX- A man from Baton Rouge died on a highway in Lafourche Parish when his motorcycle crashed and caught on fire while he was pinned in the wreckage Thursday. State Police said Thomas Grems, 54, died on LA 308 just after 4 p.m. Grems was trapped between the... more »
  • Two pounds of pot found in traffic stop

    December 9, 2013 11:24 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux recovered two pounds of marijuana after stopping a car last week. 28 year old Kendrick Townsend was arrested on possession with intent to distribute charges. Thibodaux police say they stopped Townsend on Wednesday, December 4th for traveling in the middle of the road... more »
  • Thibodaux considering saggy pants ban

    November 18, 2013 11:38 AM

    THIBODAUX - The City Council in Thibodaux is considering a ban on saggy pants. Lafourche Parish already has a ban on saggy pants. That was passed in 2007. Terrebonne Parish outlawed saggy pants in April. The council is considering an ordinance similar to what they have in those parishes. It... more »
  • Second suspect booked in Thibodaux double slaying

    October 7, 2013 2:28 PM

    THIBODAUX- Thibodaux police have arrested a second person they believe was involved in a September double shooting. 18-year-old Brian Jones, of Thibodaux, was arrested and booked with principal to the killings of 19-year-old Tre Scott and 27-year-old Jordy Williams, both of Thibodaux. Their bodies were discovered inside a parked car... more »
  • Thibodaux gearing up to replace bridge

    August 25, 2013 11:34 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Tiger Drive Bridge will close after the Labor Day holiday as replacement of the span begins. Mayor Tommy Eschete tells The Daily Comet the bridge will close Sept. 3. Construction of its replacement is expected to take about 8 months. Thibodaux businesses and residents have long complained... more »
  • Juvenile arrested after threats with replica gun

    August 19, 2013 1:10 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a juvenile in Thibodaux after they said he threatened someone with what looked like an assault rifle early Saturday morning. Police said when they tracked down the juvenile they found out the gun was actually an Airsoft rifle meant to look like an AR-15 which... more »
  • Homeless man booked with raping child in woods

    July 2, 2013 12:39 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police say a homeless man living in the woods near Thibodaux is accused of raping a pre-teen twice within weeks. Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon tells The Courier the child's gender and age are not being released because police believe it would help reveal the victim's identity. Melancon... more »
  • Police chase vehicle after pregnant woman attacked

    July 1, 2013 11:56 AM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested of four females and one male after a fight led to a Police vehicle pursuit. Police say two of the women, Natasha Anderson and Laquita Duncan, attacked a pregnant woman. When police arrived, a Pontiac Grand AM fled the scene leading to the... more »
  • Police say man stole TV to buy drugs

    July 1, 2013 11:34 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police in Thibodaux have arrested three Houma people after they were alerted to a potential robbery. Police say they saw 30-year-old Michael Ledet frantically exiting a business and hide in a truck that Terry Darcey and Brandy Guidry were waiting in. They were told by security... more »
  • $3500 reward in fatal poisoning of 2 bald eagles

    June 18, 2013 1:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal investigators say someone poisoned and killed two bald eagles in Thibodaux. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are offering $3,500 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed the national birds. Fish and Wildlife Service agent Sidney... more »
  • Police find 27 pets in mobile home, arrest residents

    June 3, 2013 3:13 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police charged two people in Thibodaux with cruelty to animals and juveniles after investigators said they found dozens of pets living in a mobile home with them and two children. Investigators cited Archie Horsley Jr. and Melinda Horsley for misdemeanor cruelty to juveniles and animals after the... more »
  • Judge to rule on alleged killer's competency

    February 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    THIBODAUX- A Lafourche Parish judge is reviewing testimony and evidence about the sanity of a man accused of beheading his disabled son in 2011. Judge John LeBlanc says he will rule Thursday on whether Jeremiah Wright is competent to stand trial in the case. Wright is accused of killing... more »
  • Lafourche Parish could see tougher fireworks law

    January 28, 2013 11:29 AM

    THIBODAUX - It could prove more difficult to get and use fireworks in Lafourche Parish. The Parish Council recently upped fees vendors must pay to sell fireworks, set new rules for where stands can be located and is promising to enforce existing restrictions more vigorously than in the past. Councilman... more »
  • Lafourche council to debate longer bar hours

    January 10, 2013 7:22 AM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish Council is considering whether later bar-closing hours on the weekend would provide an economic boost or a law enforcement problem. The council will debate and ultimately vote later this month on a measure that would give Lafourche bars the option of staying open until 3... more »

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