PRESS RELEASE From: Police Department Contact: Public Information Officer, Lt. Malcolm Dupre Date: February 11, 2004
City of Thibodaux 1309 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-446-7214
Washington Arrested for Several Accounts
On February 10, 2004, the Thibodaux Police Departmentarrested Curtis Washington, 23 year-old male if 512 Parish Road Thibodaux, La.,for one count of Resisting an Officer, Possession of Marijuana, and warrants forDistribution of Crack Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine/Failure to pay fines,Criminal Mischief, Theft, and Failure to pay Child Support.
On the above date, Thibodaux Police Department Narcoticsagents were patrolling the area of the twelve hundred block of St. CharlesStreet in the City of Thibodaux.The
Agents observed Curtis Washington standing with a group ofother male subjects at an apartment building at 1207 St. Charles Street.The agents knew of existing felony warrants for the arrest of CurtisWashington.These known existingwarrants were for narcotics violations.
The agents notified other Thibodaux police officers ofWashington’s location and that he may try to flee the area when approached byofficers when they attempt to place him under arrest.Other officers joined the narcotics agents in the area.The agents exited their police units and started walking towardWashington who immediately began running away from the agents.Agents and other officers were chasing Washington and advising him tostop and that he was going to be placed under arrest.Washington continued to run from the pursuing officers.Washington fled to an empty lot in the nine hundred block of St. CharlesStreet.A cyclone type fencesurrounded this lot.With agentsand other officers close by to make the apprehension of the fleeing felon,Washington jumped to the top rail of the fence where the agents observed him,throw a brown, balled up napkin, over the fence.Washington then attempted to scale the fence but Agent T.J. Crochethalted his progress.Agent Crochetagain informed Washington that he was being placed under arrest.Washington continued to try and escape but was pulled from the fence byCrochet.
Washington continued to resist by pulling away, swinginghis arms and kicking out at the agent.AgentsChamberlain and Frechou along with Lt. Kyle Cressionne and officer Eno Guillotjoined in with Crochet and placed Washington into handcuffs.
Lt. Cressionne, who was one of the officers that observedWashington throw the balled napkin over the fence, retrieved the napkin.It was found to contain suspected marijuana.This suspected marijuana was later tested and weighed.The test showed positive for marijuana that weighed 13.8 grams.
Mr. Washington was transported to the Thibodaux RegionalMedical Center where he was treated for a cut that he received from the barbs ofthe cyclone fence.Washington wasreleased, brought to the Thibodaux Police Station where he was booked for thementioned charges.
Washington is now being held in the Lafourche ParishDetention Center on bond of fifty-six thousand dollars, ($56,000) plus twothousand, four hundred, forty-three dollars cash, ($2,443.00) for back childsupport or ninety days in jail, and one thousand, six-hundred, forty-onedollars, ($1,641.00) or 180 days in jail, for fines and costs owed theSeventeenth Judicial District Courts.