Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Yaswanta Lawson (age 33) of Lockport on Wednesday, September 14. Just after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from the Lockport Police Department responded to the Rita Community in Lockport after receiving a call of an unknown male subject walking in the neighborhood with a semi-automatic rifle. Deputies learned he had knocked on the door of a residence but kept walking when no one answered. Upon arrival to the area, deputies observed the subject throw the rifle under a residence on East Lafourche Street and made contact with the subject who was identified as Yaswanta Lawson, a convicted felon. Through investigation, deputies learned another man had recently provided Lawson with transportation, but upon exiting the man’s truck, Lawson allegedly stole the man’s rifle and cell phone. Lawson was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Theft of a Firearm, and Misdemeanor Theft. His bond is set at $60,500.