PRESS RELEASE From: Police Department Contact: Public Information Officer, Lt. Malcolm Dupre Date: May 17, 2004
City of Thibodaux 1309 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-446-7214
Recent Felony Arrests
May 17, 2004
The Thibodaux Police Department wishes to announce recentfelony arrests made by Officers recently in the City of Thibodaux.The following are synopses of these arrests and incidents.
On Thursday May 13, 2004, Jerry Spot, 50 year old male of321 Half Oak Drive in Thibodaux was arrested and charged with Felony theft,aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting a police officer.
Thibodaux Police dispatch received a call alerting policeto a theft in progress at a business located in the 1800 block of CanalBoulevard.A description of a blackmale was given and that he was stealing an air compressor.The caller was kept on the line and officers responded to the area withinone minute of the call.The officer, Sgt. Jamie Fontenot, did observe a subjectmatching the description, being followed by several employees of the businessfrom which the compressor was stolen.Sgt.Fontenot made contact with the subject and ordered him to place his hands on thepolice unit.The subject, who wascursing the officer, eventually complied and placed his hands on the car.As Sgt. Fontenot approached, the subject swung an object attempting tostrike Sgt. Fontenot in the head.Sgt.Fontenot blocked the hit but was struck in the hand and arm with a pint bottle.Spot then ran from Sgt. Fontenot.Aresponding K-9 officer, Lance Simoneaux, arrived on the scene as Sgt. Fontenotfirst approached Spot.OfficerSimoneaux released “Kilo” his K-9 companion, who quickly brought Spot to theground.Spot, who offered noresistance to the K-9, was immediately handcuffed.
Other responding officers gathered statements fromwitnesses and did locate the stolen compressor from a location where Spot wasobserved hiding the compressor.
Spot was transported to the police Station where he wasbooked for the above-mentioned offenses and transported to the Lafourche ParishDetention Center.
On Friday, May 14, 2004 at approximately 6:48 P.M., acaller stated that three subjects, later learned to be juveniles, were breakinginto a vehicle at the Thibodaux High School stadium.A description was given out to responding officers who located subjectsmatching the description.Thejuveniles fled from officers but were apprehended after a brief chase.The juveniles were transported to the police station for questioning.Several fingerprints were located and collected from the vehicle that wasburglarized.It was learned thatstereo equipment was stolen from the vehicle.This stereo equipment was not in the possession of the juveniles whenthey were apprehended, but a search near the ticket booth near the stadium,where witnesses observed the juveniles carry the stolen items, revealed themissing stereo equipment.Fingerprintswere taken from the stolen equipment and were matched to the juveniles incustody.The juveniles were chargedand released to their respective parents.
On May 15, 2004 at approximately 1:49 A.M., officersresponded to a complaint of three subjects rummaging through, what appeared tobe purses, on the Ramada Inn parking lot.Adescription was given of the subjects who were then reported to be walking onSt. Charles Street.Respondingofficers located the suspects and halted them.As the responding officers were detaining the three individuals, a femalearrived near their location and advised the officers that those same threesubjects had just robbed her and a friend at gunpoint.The three were immediately handcuffed and placed into patrol units.While patting down one of the subjects, a silver colored semi-automatichandgun fell from his pants leg.
It was learned from the two female victims that one of thesubjects approached them while they were in their vehicle on the parking lot ofthe Ramada Inn and demanded their purses and money.The subject with the gun then ordered them out of thevehicle, entered the driver’s seat and attempted to drive away.The robber could not operate the vehicle as it was a standard shift,exited and fled the immediate area with the other two subjects.
The identities of two of the subjects, both from Thibodauxare, Timothy Kentrell Gray, 18 years old of 309 Carol Street, and JavonAnderson, 18 years old of 1001 Apt. 2, Caroline Street.The third subject was a juvenile, 16 years old, also of Thibodaux.
The following is a list of charges for each:
Gray: two counts of armed robbery, attempted car jacking,possession of a stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of afirearm while committing violence and contributing to the delinquency of ajuvenile.
Anderson: two counts of armed robbery, attempted carjacking, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile
The un-named juvenile: two counts of armed robbery,attempted car jacking, possession of stolen things, and curfew violation.
The juvenile was placed at the Lafourche Parish JuvenileJustice facility and awaits a 72-hour hearing.The two adults were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
At approximately 4:57 A.M. on May 16, 2004, six subjectswere robbed at gunpoint in their home on Lagarde Street in Thibodaux.One of the victims knew one of two black males that entered the home anddemanded money.This known male was identified as Faustin Montrell Williams26 years old of Gonzales, La.Adescription of both suspects and the vehicle they were driving and theinformation regarding the home invasion robbery was given out to all localagencies.
Detectives were called to the scene where evidence of thecrime was gathered as well as interviews with the victims, in attempts to gathermore information regarding the robbery.
While this information and evidence was being gathered fromthe victims and the residence, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office contactedthe Thibodaux Police Department and advised that they had the van stopped and itwas occupied by Williams.Williamswas brought to the Thibodaux Police Station where he was booked and charged withsix counts of armed robbery.Williamswas later transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.