On the night of March 18, 2003 at approximately 10:30 PM, Officer Matthew Chiasson of the Thibodaux Police Department was patrolling the northern area of Sanders Street when he saw a disturbance. Moreover, Officer Chiasson saw a female attempting to flag him down, but she was being forcefully held back by a male subject later identified as Radnell Thomas Age 23 of Thibodaux.
While driving to the disturbance, Officer Chiasson saw Radnell Thomas throw an object to the ground. The object was later retrieved and found to be suspected cocaine inside a small plastic bag.
Upon Officer Chiassonís arrival, the two were separated and it was learned that the two parties involved had a former relationship and that Mr. Thomas had come to see the victim, however, the victim did not want him there and did ask him to leave several times.
Mr. Thomas was placed under arrest and brought to the Thibodaux Police Department where he was booked on the charges of disturbing the peace and possession of cocaine. Mr. Thomas was then transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center to await bond.