Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported two men were arrested after they were caught attempting to break in to a Thibodaux residence they had burglarized a week ago. Deputies arrested Calvin Every IV (B/M, D.O.B. 03/04/91) of 1706 South Barbier Avenue in Thibodaux and Gerard Mosley (B/M, D.O.B. 05/08/90) of 517 Roselawn Drive in Houma on Wednesday morning after a concerned citizen reported the incident to the Sheriffs Office.
Just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, a concerned citizen called to report two men were attempting to break into a residence in the 400 block of Wisteria Drive in Thibodaux. When deputies arrived at the location, they immediately spotted one of the subjects, later identified as Calvin Every IV, and detained him. Meanwhile, deputies spotted a second subject, later identified as Gerard Mosley, who began to flee on foot as soon as he saw the deputies. Mosley crossed several streets and residential yards before attempting to hide in a set of bushes near the corner of Lee Drive and Parish Road. Deputies spotted Mosley in the bushes and he was taken into custody without further incident. At one point during the incident, a nearby citizen attempted to assist deputies by joining in the foot pursuit.
Through investigation, detectives learned the two men had burglarized the same residence about one week prior to that date, and they had stolen a flat-screen television and other items.
Both men were charged with simple burglary and attempted simple burglary of an immovable structure. They are being held in lieu of $75,000 bond each as set by Judge Walter Lanier III.
Sheriff Webre applauded the efforts of the citizens involved. “This was a great example of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Sheriff Webre. “We have often asked citizens to watch over their neighborhoods and report any suspicious activity. Thanks to this citizen’s alertness and prompt actions, we were able to catch these thieves in the act. I also want to give my sincere thanks to the citizen who assisted in the pursuing this fleeing suspect. The actions of both these citizens represent the altruistic and attentive nature of the citizens of the community in which we live and serve.”