Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced one man has been arrested and another is being sought in connection to the murder of a Thibodaux man in September 2013. Junius Thompson III (B/M, D.O.B. 07/17/90) of Napoleonville turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, and detectives are searching for Michael Coleman (B/M, D.O.B. 02/25/91) of Thibodaux. Detectives obtained arrest warrants for both men for the murder of 21-year-old Carnell McIntyre in September.
Just after 8:30 A.M. on Sunday, September 8, deputies and detectives responded to an area of Ridgefield Road in Thibodaux near the Marydale community after receiving a report of a body lying near the roadside. Detectives identified the subject as McIntyre and discovered he had died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Through investigation, detectives developed Thompson and Coleman as suspects in McIntyre’s murder and obtained arrest warrants for Second Degree Murder, each with a $500,000 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose.
On Tuesday, Thompson turned himself over to authorities with the New Orleans Police Department after learning he had a warrant for his arrest. He was transported from Orleans Parish on Wednesday, and he is being booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux.
Coleman, meanwhile, has additional active warrants for Simple Battery and Home Invasion, as well as a Contempt of Court warrant from Thibodaux City Court. The Simple Battery warrant stemmed from an incident which occurred a few days after the murder, on September 19, 2013, wherein Coleman punched another man outside the man’s home on Ridgeway Street following a verbal altercation. The Home Invasion warrant stemmed from an incident which occurred on November 3, 2013, wherein Coleman entered a residence on Ridgeway Street in Thibodaux and began making threats to people inside the home. Deputies were unable to locate Coleman following each incident. Coleman’s total bond will be determined upon booking.
Anyone with knowledge of Coleman’s whereabouts is asked to contact Bayou Region Crime Stoppers. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted through any one of these methods:
- Phone: 1-800-743-7433
- SMS: Text "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637
- Web: www.crimestoppersbr.org
- Facebook: Click on the "Submit A Tip" tab on the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Page
- App: TipSubmit Mobile – FREE in the iTunes App Store and the Android Market
Coleman has eight prior arrests in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes dating back to April 2009 for various charges. He was arrested by Thibodaux Police in February 2013 for Assault by Drive-By Shooting stemming from an October 2012 incident in which he shot at two men in broad daylight.
Detectives have also indicated their investigation into McIntyre’s murder is continuing.