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Thibodaux Police Department

1309 Canal Blvd.
P.O. Box 5418
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70302
Emergency: 911
Office: (985) 446-5021
Fax: (985) 446-7214
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Detective Laura Guise, Public Integrity Officer

ThibodauxPolice Department

1309 Canal Boulevard

Thibodaux, La. 70301

 Phone #(985) 446-5021

Fax # (985)446-7214


John “Johnny” Maness 38 y/o w/m

5855 Rabbit Creek Road

Buchanan, TN  38222


January 31, 2006

“Aggravated Batteryby Cutting”


    Sometime during the 2:00 o’clock hour earlier this morning, the ThibodauxPolice Department received a telephone call by 911 advising that a man had beenstabbed at 603 Hickory Street in Thibodaux.

   When police arrived at 603 Hickory Street, contact was made witha witness.  The witness told the police that the victim was his roommate,18y/o Michael Kirk.  He also told police that Kirk had been transported tothe local emergency room for treatment. 

   At the hospital, police made contact with Kirk who remained in stable conditionwith a stab wound to his upper left side of his abdomen.   Severalwitnesses along with Kirk identified John “Johnny” Maness as his attacker.

   Interviews conducted revealed that both Kirk and Maness had visited severalnight clubs together earlier that night and afterward returned back home toKirk’s residence.   Kirk and Maness along with friends continueddrinking and conversing with one another.  As the night continued, averbal dispute escalated between Kirk and Maness and ended with Maness stabbingKirk.

   Maness was later located and safely apprehended with the assistance of theLafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and Thibodaux Police K-9 “Kilo” at his temporaryresidence off of LA HWY 307.  Maness was thentransported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minorinjuries received during his apprehension.  Afterward Maness wastransported to the Thibodaux Police Department and charged with (1ct)Aggravated Battery by Cutting. Afterward, Maness was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Centerwhere he remains with no set bond.


                                                   Detective Laura Guise    


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