Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives have arrested four people and are searching for a fifth suspect in connection to theft of around $100,000 of construction equipment and material at a Thibodaux business last week. William Cohn (20, W/M), Brian Ray (17, W/M), Phillip Siebert (18, W/M) and a juvenile, all from Thibodaux, have all been charged with Felony Theft in the case. Investigators are still searching for a fifth suspect, Brody Larrabee (18, W/M) of Thibodaux, who is also wanted for Felony Theft.
On the morning of Thursday, September 18, deputies responded to a theft complaint at a Thibodaux construction company wherein several crane parts and other construction materials valued at nearly $100,000 had gone missing overnight. Detectives began an investigation into the incident and learned some of the items had been sold at a local scrapyard. They were able to develop the five individuals as suspects in the case. Over the next several days, detectives made contact with Cohn, Ray, Siebert and the juvenile, and some of them admitted to their involvement in the crime. Detectives were unable to make contact with Larrabee and obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Ray and Siebert were arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on September 20 and subsequently released on September 21 after posting $20,000 bond which had been set by Judge Ashley Bruce Simpson. Cohn was arrested on September 22 and remains in jail in lieu of $25,000 bond as set by Judge Simpson. The juvenile was charged and released to the custody of his parents.
Detectives say their investigation is continuing and additional charges could be filed. Meanwhile, they are asking for the public’s help in locating Brody Larrabee. Anyone with information on Larrabee’s 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 can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.
UPDATE: Brody Larrabee turned himself over to authorities Wednesday evening. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on the warrant for Felony Theft, and was subsequently released after posting $20,000 bond as set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson.