Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Kendall Mathews (age 33) of Thibodaux on Monday, January 30. At around 6:15 p.m. on Monday, deputies of the Problem-Oriented Policing (“POP”) Squad were traveling on Carol Street in Thibodaux when they detected a strong odor of marijuana which they discovered was coming from a car parked in a nearby driveway. They also noticed Kendall Mathews was sitting in the passenger seat of the car, and deputies knew Mathews had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. As deputies began approaching the car, Mathews exited and began to flee on foot. Deputies caught up to Mathews, and he was taken into custody. Deputies also discovered a marijuana cigarette on the ground which Mathews allegedly dropped while attempting to flee from deputies. Mathews was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and booked on active warrants for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Firearms with an Obliterated Number, Theft, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was additionally booked with Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense) and Resisting an Officer. His bond is set at $94,000, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Francis Lee Jr. (age 63) of Galliano for multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault. Just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, deputies responded to a disturbance at Lee’s residence on LA Highway 3235 in Galliano. Upon arrival, deputies observed several individuals standing outside the residence. Deputies made contact with Lee and he was immediately detained. Detectives arrived and began an investigation into the incident. They discovered Lee had been yelling at several individuals inside the residence. At one point, Lee brandished a crowbar and threatened to strike three individuals. Lee then stated he was going to kill everyone at the residence. Two adults gathered five children into a bedroom to attempt to protect them from Lee who retrieved a .22-caliber rifle and fired three rounds. Deputies recovered the rifle and spent casings from inside the residence. Lee was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with seven counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder and three counts of Aggravated Assault. His bond is set at $170,000.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Scotty Poindexter (age 27) and Ernest Boyd (age 29) on Thursday, January 26. At around 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, deputies of the Problem-Oriented Policing (“POP”) Squad were at the intersection of LA Highway 308 and LA Highway 182 when they observed Scotty Poindexter in the parking lot of a convenience store. The deputies knew Poindexter to have active warrants for his arrest, and they proceeded into the parking lot to make contact with him. Upon deputies’ arrival to the parking lot, Poindexter sat down in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. His passenger, later identified as Ernest Boyd, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended. Boyd had attempted to conceal a plastic bag later found to contain suspected methamphetamine, but deputies recovered the bag, as well as a suspected marijuana cigarette found on Boyd’s person. Boyd was also found to have two active warrants for his arrest. Deputies then placed Poindexter under arrest. He was found to be in possession of a small bag of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia. Poindexter and Boyd were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Poindexter was booked on warrants for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Violation of Parole. He was additionally booked with Possession of Marijuana (3rd Offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and his bond is set at $12,750. Boyd was booked with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense), and Resisting Arrest. He was also booked on outstanding warrants for two counts of Domestic Abuse Battery, and his bond is set at $7,750. Both Poindexter and Boyd are also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a Thibodaux man. Brent Poiencot (age 40) is wanted for four counts of Identity Theft. The bond on his warrant is set at $100,000.
Beginning in October 2016, detectives began investigating multiple cases involving someone attempting to open credit card accounts using other people’s personal information. Through investigation, detectives developed Brent Poiencot as the suspect and obtained a search warrant for his residence on Renee Drive. During a search of the residence, detectives discovered evidence of identity theft. Detectives then obtained a warrant for Poiencot’s arrest for four counts of Identity Theft.
Anyone with information on Poiencot’s whereabouts is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has announced a Concealed Handgun Training Course will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the LPSO Shooting Range Facility located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. The class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until approximately 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.
The course will include the following:
- One hour of instruction on handgun nomenclature and safe handling procedures of a revolver and semi-automatic pistol.
- One hour of instruction on ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of pistol shooting.
- Three hours of instruction on the use of deadly force and conflict resolution. (Includes a review of R.S. 14:18 through 14:22 and which may include a review of any other laws relating to the use of deadly force)
- One hour of instruction on handgun shooting positions.
- One hour of instruction on child access prevention.
- Two hours of actual live range fire and proper handgun cleaning procedures. Live range fire shall include 12 rounds each at 5 feet, 10 feet, and 15 feet for a total of 36 rounds.
- Must perform at least one safe reload of the handgun at each distance.
- Must score 100% hits within the silhouette portion of an NRA B-27 type silhouette target with 36 rounds.
The cost for the course is $110, and advance registration is suggested due to limited class size. This course is a pre-requisite for those applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit from the State of Louisiana. CLICK HERE to register online for the course, or for more information, please contact Captain Lafate Day at (985) 449-4485 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs).
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Golden Meadow Chief of Police Reggie Pitre announced the arrest of David Nelson Jr. (age 19) of Galliano for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Earlier this month, the Golden Meadow Police Department was notified about Nelson possibly having sexual relations with a 16-year-old female. Juvenile detectives with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office were called in to investigate the case. Through investigation, they learned Nelson had consensual sex with the female on at least two occasions. Detectives made contact with Nelson on Monday, January 23, and during questioning, he admitted to having sex with the 16-year-old female. He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. He was released Monday afternoon after posting $2,500 bond.
UPDATE: Glynn has turned himself in.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information on the whereabouts of a Thibodaux man wanted in connection with an incident which occurred early Sunday morning. Donnie James Glynn Jr. faces several charges, including Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, following the incident.
At around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, deputies responded to a bar on Palmisano Drive in Bayou Blue in reference to a male subject with a gun. Upon arrival, deputies learned the suspect, later identified as Glynn, had fled the scene in a sport-utility vehicle. Through investigation, deputies learned Glynn arrived outside the bar and immediately began causing a disturbance. When he was asked to leave the premises, Glynn allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and began threatening to kill everyone at the bar. Because Glynn was standing outside the doorway, another man was able to shut and lock the bar door and call the Sheriff’s Office.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s vehicle was stopped by Louisiana State Police near the intersection of LA Highway 182 and North Hollywood Road in Houma. When troopers stopped the vehicle, Glynn exited from the passenger seat and fled on foot. Troopers were unable to locate him at that time, but they did recover a loaded handgun from the vehicle that is believed to be the handgun used in the incident.
During a review of Glynn’s criminal history, deputies discovered he had prior convictions for Simple Burglary and Domestic Abuse Battery. Deputies then obtained warrants for his arrest.
Donnie Glynn Jr. is also known as “D.J.” and is wanted for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery. He also has an outstanding warrant for the City of Thibodaux due to a Violation of a Protective Order. Glynn is described as a white male, 6’0” tall, weighing around 195 pounds, with brown hair and several tattoos on his forearms, hands, neck, and face. His last known residence was on Lafourche Drive in Thibodaux.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.