Lafourche Parish Sheriff announced the arrest of Samuel Pertuit III on Thursday, September 3. On Thursday, investigators responded to a complaint of cruelty to a juvenile. They learned Pertuit (age 35) of Gheens had allegedly struck a child several times with a leather belt. The child had allegedly been struck on the back of the legs around the thigh area, and abrasions and bruising were present. When questioned about the incident, Pertuit admitting to striking the child. He was arrested for a single count of Cruelty to Juveniles and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. He was released Friday morning after posting $2,500 bond.