Latest Weather Blog
Son's feud with mother gets him arrested
BATON ROUGE - A man told sheriff's deputies he stole checks and other banking information from his mother because he was angry with her.
Christopher Contois, 37, was arrested on a list of offenses Saturday after deputies finally tracked him down. Contois had been wanted for a week since his mother reported her financial information being stolen by him.
A week ago, Contois ran from deputies who tried to talk to him about checks his mother said he stole from her. Contois refused to stop for a deputy who tried to pull him over near his mother's house in the Westminster neighborhood. Instead of cooperating, deputies said Contois sped away, dangerously drove through a school zone and left his car in the middle of the road as he ran from the responding deputy.
Inside his car, investigators found numerous steroids.
Contois' mother said he stole blank checks, forged her signature and deposited more than $300 into his own accounts. Contois also changed her credit card information to reflect accounts were his, deputies reported in arrest information filed at the jail.
Saturday, Contois was arrested when his mother called authorities and said he was hiding in her backyard. Contois was booked into jail on a list of charges ranging from financial crimes to traffic violations and drug offenses.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Mysterious phone call to Nathan Millard's family raises new questions about his...
City-parish leaders announce funeral fund, peace walk honoring slain 11-year-old
Channel 2's Best Bet$: Sweet 16
Livingston Parish Library System searching for permanent administrators; interim director appointed Tuesday
'Baton Rouge is a safe place': BRPD chief addresses worries over recent...