Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives have charged Inmate Kyron Folse and have obtained a warrant for Dreonta Robertson of Thibodaux after the two attempted to bring cell phones into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report that an unknown subject had thrown something into the fenced-in perimeter of the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on the night of Thursday, February 25. Correctional officers located a plastic bag containing two cell phones on the grounds. Through investigation, detectives learned Inmate Kyron Folse had requested the items during a phone conversation. Detectives identified the suspect who threw the phones over the fence as Dreonta Robertson of Thibodaux and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Folse has been in jail since June 5, 2015, and he is charged with Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault, Intimidating a Witness/Officer, three counts of Simple Battery, Theft, and Contempt of Court. He was booked on the additional charge of Taking Contraband to/from a Penal Institution, and his bond increased to $35,500.
Dreonta Robertson is also wanted for Taking Contraband to a Penal Institution. He is described as 6’3” tall and weighs around 150 pounds. His last known address was on Carla Drive in Thibodaux. Anyone with information on his whereabouts 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.
WANTED – Dreonta Robertson
**UPDATE** – Registration for this course is closed due to reaching maximum capacity.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer a FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation training course on Saturday, March 12, at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. This class is designed for first-time firearms owners and persons looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership. Class will begin at 8 a.m. and last until around noon. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.
“FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training.” The FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation will include the following: firearms handling and shooting safety; firearms parts and their operation; ammunition and its function; shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range; how to select, clean, and store a firearm; review of various activities available to help participants develop their shooting skills; one hour of live range fire with certified firearms instructor.
The cost for the course is $50, and advance registration is recommended due to class size. Go to www.LPSO.net/FirstStepsReg to register online, or for more information, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327 or by email at email@example.com. Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs).
Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies will conduct a seat belt checkpoint during the evening of Friday, February 26, and a DWI checkpoint will begin Friday night and continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, February 27. During the seat belt checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as other violations such as expired inspection tags. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. Sheriff Webre reminds citizens to designate a driver if you are going to drink. Motorists suspected of DWI who refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test will lose their driver’s license for one year (first offense). For a second offense, the penalty increases to two years. Anyone convicted of a DWI offense while their driver’s license is suspended because of another DWI offense will face automatic prison time. Lafourche Parish is also a “No Refusal” parish, meaning if a suspected drunk driver refuses a breathalyzer test, deputies will seek a search warrant to have that person’s blood tested.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre has announced a series of Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses to be held over the next three months. This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and will take place over the course of three consecutive evenings. Class will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9:30 p.m., and participants must attend all three nights of the course. Course instruction will be provided by certified R.A.D. instructions from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Here are the dates of the three courses and the deadline to sign up for each:
- Raceland – March 21, 22, and 23
- LOCATION: LPSO Range Facility, 3451 Highway 182
- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m.
- Cut Off – April 25, 26, and 27
- LOCATION: The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital, 200 West 134th Place
- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m.
- Thibodaux – May 23, 24, and 25
- LOCATION: LPSO Training Academy, 1300 Lynn Street
- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m.
The cost of the course is $10 to cover the cost of course materials. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. You can register online through our website at www.LPSO.net/RADsignup. Payment cannot be made through the sign up form. Please send payment by mail, along with your name, address and phone number to: Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attn: DeAnn Barrios, P.O. Box 5608, Thibodaux, LA 70302. Please make checks payable to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.
For more information, please contact DeAnn Barrios at (985) 449-4436 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced Matthew McAllister (age 26) of Cut Off was arrested shortly after being located in Slidell on Thursday, February 18. During the course of the missing person investigation, detectives learned McAllister was driving a sport-utility vehicle without permission. On Thursday, February 18, that SUV was located at a Slidell hotel where McAllister had previously stayed. Officers with the Slidell Police Department then made contact with McAllister at the hotel. Meanwhile, detectives with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and McAllister was taken into custody by Slidell Police. He is currently awaiting transfer to Lafourche Parish. Bond was set at $20,000 via the warrant.
Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 26-year-old Matthew Blake McAllister of 109 East 63rd Street in Cut Off. McAllister has been missing since around 2 p.m. on Monday, February 15. At that time, he had left Cut Off heading to Luling, but he never arrived at his destination.
McAllister is described as 5’11” tall, and he weights around 250 pounds. He has an olive complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, and several tattoos. He is believed to be driving a dark green Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle. Anyone with information on McAllister’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4326, or simply dial 9-1-1.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the theft of a birdhouse from a Gray residence last week.
On the morning of Monday, February 8, deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of Cindy Lane in Gray. Upon arrival, deputies learned a birdhouse had been stolen from the front yard of the residence. The victim described it as a bronze-colored, “church-style” birdhouse with a decorative metal roof and a white post. Deputies obtained surveillance footage of theft which showed an unknown female subject exit a sedan, enter onto the victim’s property, and remove the birdhouse. The suspect then returned to the vehicle and fled the scene.
Anyone who can identify the suspect, or anyone with information on this crime, 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.