Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported a Raceland man was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop. Jaire Folse (32, B/M) was also found in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.
At around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 26, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a pickup truck along LA Highway 182 in Raceland, but the driver of the vehicle refused to stop. The truck driver accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour before turning onto Buford Street where the truck crashed into a curb. The driver fled on foot, but deputies pursued him and eventually utilized a Taser. He was taken into custody without further incident. The driver was identified as Jaire Folse of Raceland, and he was found to marijuana and crack cocaine in several small bags commonly associated with the distribution of narcotics. Folse was also found to be driving without a valid license.
Folse was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was booked with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Crack Cocaine, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Resisting an Officer, no driver’s license and improper lane usage. He is being held in lieu of $52,050 bond as set by Judge John E. Leblanc.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros reported an arrest has been made in connection to an armed robbery which occurred in Lockport in early February. Jacky Manasco (45, W/M) of Kenner was arrested on Tuesday for his role in the robbery. Meanwhile, detectives have identified the three men caught on in-car surveillance video. Tommy Manasco (47, W/M) of Gulfport, Mississippi, and Troy Benner (48, H/M) of Kenner, both Jacky Manasco’s brothers, were identified along with James Bailey Jr. (55, B/M) of Metairie.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 2, Lockport Police and Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of an armed robbery which had just occurred outside a Lockport bar. Three men wearing masks held up another man at gunpoint and stole an undetermined amount of cash as well as a 2013 Ford Taurus. Video of the suspects was obtained through a surveillance system inside the car.
Through investigation, detectives identified the driver as Troy Benner and the front passenger as Tommy Manasco, and the rear passenger as identified as James Bailey Jr. Detectives also discovered Jacky Manasco transported all three men to the bar and drove them away from the area after they abandoned the victim’s car. Following the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants on all four suspects.
With the assistance of the Kenner Police Department, Jacky Manasco was located and arrested on Tuesday, February 24. He was transported to Lafourche on Wednesday and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he remains in lieu of $150,000 bond as set by Judge John E. Leblanc.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help to find the other three suspects initially caught on camera following the incident. Investigators believe they may have fled the state and should be considered armed and dangerous. Bailey’s criminal history includes 33 prior arrests dating back to 1978 for charges including attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated rape, auto theft, aggravated battery, burglary, and illegal drugs and weapons. Benner’s criminal history includes 12 prior arrests dating back to 1986 for crimes such as aggravated assault, battery and theft.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Troy Benner, Tommy Manasco, or James Bailey Jr. is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing farm equipment in the Thibodaux area.
Last week, deputies responded to Gravois Farms on Abby Road in Thibodaux after receiving a report that a tractor had been vandalized wherein a window was shattered. . Deputies discovered the incident occurred at some point between 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17 and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18. The farm owner reported a second similar incident also occurred that week.
Investigators are asking for help in solving this crime. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will conduct a Seat Belt Checkpoint in Lafourche Parish during the daylight hours of Thursday, February 26. This checkpoint, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was moved due to expected inclement weather. Deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. This checkpoint is part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office's year-long campaign designed to raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.
The last seat belt checkpoint was held on Wednesday, February 18 along the eastbound lane of LA Highway 24 in Larose. Of the 343 vehicles which passed through the checkpoint, deputies reported 7 expired motor vehicle inspection stickers, 4 seat belt violations, 4 child restraint violations, 1 expired vehicle registration. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C assisted in the checkpoint.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a low- to mid-level drug dealer following a traffic stop in Thibodaux. Narcotics agents arrested Jordy Smith (29, W/M) of Thibodaux on multiple outstanding warrants.
Agents of the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force traveling in the Thibodaux area initiated a traffic stop after a man driving a black car crossed the center line twice. Agents were familiar with the driver, and identified him as Jordy Smith who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from prior Task Force investigations. Smith was holding a lit suspected marijuana cigarette at the time of the stop and was also found to have a small amount of MDMA in his possession, as well as various drug paraphernalia.
Smith was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was booked on outstanding warrants for three (3) counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, Illegal Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of Persons under 17 Years Old, Reckless Operation, Resisting an Officer, and Criminal Mischief. He was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana (1st Offense), MDMA and Drug Paraphernalia, as well as improper lane usage. He is being held in lieu of $107,400 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose and the warrants.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Golden Meadow Police Chief Reggie Pitre announced a Mississippi man was arrested after he was found impeding the flow of traffic on a state highway. Deangelo Terrell (28, B/M) of Shubuta, Mississippi, faces multiple charges following the incident.
Just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, deputies were dispatched to assist with a male subject walking in the northbound lanes of LA Highway 3235 just inside the town limits of Golden Meadow. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the man talking on a cell phone and began to approach him. As deputies approached, the man continued walking in the lanes of travel, and he was making erratic movements, avoiding deputies, and failing to comply with deputies’ commands. Golden Meadow police officers arrived to assist, and as deputies attempted to escort the man off the roadway, he resisted and attempted to fight off deputies. Deputies utilized a Taser, and the man was taken into custody. Deputies identified the man as Deangelo Terrell of Mississippi, and he was placed in the rear seat of a patrol unit. While sitting in the rear seat, Terrell damaged the rear door of the patrol unit.
Terrell was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Obstructing Public Passages, Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, Battery of a Police Officer, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. He was released after posting $4,350 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a male teenager after he was caught burglarizing a home in Gheens. Nicholas Duhe (17, W/M) of Raceland was arrested and charged with simple burglary following an investigation.
Just after 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 18, deputies responded to the 100 block of North Leon Drive in Gheens after residents awoke and discovered an unknown male subject, later identified as Nicholas Duhe, inside their home. A resident yelled at Duhe who then hid himself in a bathroom. The male resident armed himself with a firearm and eventually located Duhe, and escorted him to another part of the house in order to call the Sheriff’s Office. Duhe then grabbed the firearm, and a struggle ensued. At one point, the firearm discharged and the round shattered a glass door. Duhe eventually separated himself from the resident and fled the scene on foot.
Deputies began searching the area for the suspect, and located him walking along LA Highway 654 in Gheens. They identified him as Nicholas Duhe, and during questioning, he admitted to breaking into the home. Duhe was charged with Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose.