Larose Man Wanted for Drug and Weapon Charges

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced deputies are seeking a Larose man on multiple drug and weapon charges. Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating Jhy Allinson, 25, of East 7th Street in Larose.

As part of a narcotics investigation, agents obtained a warrant for Allinson’s arrest for several charges including Illegal Carrying of a Weapon in the Presence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of Body Armor, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. He is also wanted for Possession of Cocaine, Oxycodone, and Drug Paraphernalia. Additionally, Allinson has a contempt of court warrant due to failure to appear in court on January 9, 2019, on a previous charge.

Anyone with information on Allinson’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.

Jhy Allinson
WANTED: Jhy Allinson

Detectives Seeking Information on Drive-By Shooting in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a drive-by shooting which occurred in Raceland on Friday night.

At around 10:40 p.m. on February 8, 2019, deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 500 block of Greenville Street in Raceland. A man, woman, and their two children had just returned home and were inside their residence when they heard several gunshots. Deputies discovered several bullet holes in the residence, as well as the vehicle outside the residence.

The investigation into this shooting is continuing. Anyone with any information on this case 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.

Investigators do not believe there is any connection between this shooting and Sunday’s shooting in Lockport which resulted in the death of 19-year-old Alton Adams.

RUNAWAY TEEN: Jorden Danos

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Jorden Danos of Pointe-Aux-Chenes. Danos was last seen leaving his residence at 1577 Highway 665 at around 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 10. He was wearing a black jacket, khaki pants, and white and gold tennis shoes. Danos is described as 5’6” tall, weighing 140 pounds with black hair. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985) 532-2808, or simply dial 9-1-1.

Jorden Hebert
Jorden Hebert

UPDATE: Teen Arrested in Lockport Shooting Investigation

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a 17-year-old has been arrested in connection to Sunday night’s shooting in Lockport which resulted in another man’s death. Jyairus Folse, 17, of Lockport was charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Alton Adams of Bayou Blue. Folse is also charged with six counts of attempted murder – one count for each person inside the residence during the shooting.

At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 block of East Fontinelle Street in the Rita community in Lockport. Deputies arrived and found Adams was struck by a single round. They rendered aid until EMTs arrived. Adams was later pronounced dead at the scene. He was inside his mother’s residence with six other individuals when they heard gunshots. At least eight rounds were fired with at least four striking the residence. One of those rounds struck Adams resulting in his death.

Overnight and during the day on Monday, February 11, detectives interviewed witnesses and neighbors. Through investigation, Folse was developed as a suspect, and detectives obtained warrants for his arrest.

Detectives made contact with Folse Monday afternoon, and he was taken into custody. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He is charged with one count of Second Degree Murder and six counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder. His bond is set at $5 million.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown, and the investigation is continuing.

Jyairus Folse
Jyairus Folse

Shooting in Lockport Results in Death of 19-year-old Man

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a 19-year-old man has died as a result of an overnight shooting in the Rita community in Lockport. Alton Adams, 19, of Bayou Blue died at the scene. The investigation is continuing, and no suspects are in custody.

At around 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 block of East Fontinelle Street in Lockport. Deputies arrived and found Adams was inside his mother’s residence when the shooting occurred. One of the rounds penetrated the residence and struck Adams. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.

The investigation into this shooting is continuing. Anyone with any information on this case 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.

Alton Adams
Alton Adams

Rape Aggression Defense Course for Women Slated for Cut Off in March

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will host a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course on March 12, 13, and 14, 2019, at The Learning Center at Lady of the Sea Hospital, located at 200 West 134th Place in Cut Off.

This self-defense course is designed exclusively for women and will take place over the course of all three days. The class will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m. each day. Participants must attend all three days. Course instruction will be provided by certified R.A.D. instructors from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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 here: www.LPSO.net/RADsignup. Payment cannot be made through the online sign-up form, but the fee must be pre-paid and is non-refundable. Please send payment by mail, along with your name, address, and phone number to Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Captain Lafate Day, 1300 Lynn Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301. Please make checks payable to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The deadline to register for the class is Friday, March 8, 2018, at 11 a.m.

For more information, please contact Captain Lafate Day at (985) 449-4485 or by email at lafate-day@lpso.net.

Two Charged in Connection to Thefts in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection to thefts in the Raceland area. Marvin Sevier, 28, of Raceland and a 16-year-old juvenile male both face theft charges.

Since December 2018, detectives had been investigating a string of thefts in the area of LA Highway 652 and North Service Road in Raceland. Several high-value items were stolen, including an ATV, boat motors, and several other items. During the course of the investigation, detectives had identified Sevier and the teenage juvenile as suspects. Detectives found evidence linking Sevier to three of the thefts, and evidence linked the juvenile to the ATV theft.

On Thursday, February 7, deputies made contact with Sevier and the juvenile. Sevier was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He is charged with three counts of Felony Theft, and his bond is set at $60,000. The 16-year-old was transported to the Lafourche Parish Juvenile Justice Facility in Thibodaux. He was charged with Felony Theft.

Detectives located the ATV and other stolen property which was returned to the owners. The investigations into these thefts are continuing, and additional charges are possible.

Marvin Sevier Marvin Sevier

UPDATE: New Charges for Cut Off Businessman Including Racketeering and Money Laundering

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Cut Off business owner arrested for Felony Theft in January faces additional charges as the investigation continues. Kristian “Kris” Gaudet, 45, was initially arrested for two counts of Felony Theft. Additional charges were filed Friday including multiple counts of Money Laundering, Racketeering, Exploitation of the Infirmed, and five more counts of Theft. This investigation is continuing in coordination with the FBI, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office, and the Fraud Division of the Louisiana Department of Insurance.

As previously released, the investigation began in late 2018 when a couple became suspicious of investments made with Gaudet, owner of Kris Gaudet Insurance and Financial Services. Detectives found Gaudet provided false information on an investment company, Winston Financial, which he also owned. Detectives discovered Gaudet deposited the couple’s $350,000 investment into a Winston Financial account and then transferred a majority of the money to another bank account he held. Detectives found a second instance in May 2018 in which he made similar transactions. Gaudet was arrested on January 31, 2019, and he was booked on two counts of Felony Theft. His bond was set at $1 million, and he remains at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux.

Since that time, several of Gaudet’s clients have come forward, and detectives identified five more instances of theft. In all seven cases, including the first two, detectives found evidence of money laundering by Gaudet in an attempt to conceal the source of the funding he used for personal gain. In three cases, the victims Gaudet allegedly exploited were 60 years of age or older. Due to the number of cases and the overall pattern of criminal activity, detectives also developed evidence of racketeering.

Detectives obtained warrants, and Gaudet was booked on the new charges on Friday, February 8. He is charged with five additional counts of Felony Theft (seven counts total). He was also booked on new charges including seven counts of Money Laundering, three counts of Exploitation of the Infirmed, and one count of Racketeering. His bond amount has now increased to a total of $4.75 million.

Once again, detectives are asking anyone who has made an investment with Gaudet and his company since 2012 to please come forward if your investment has not been fully returned. Anyone with insurance policies obtained through Gaudet and his company is also asked to contact their primary insurer listed on documents to ensure your account is in good standing. Anyone with any discrepancies is asked to contact the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4320.

Kristian "Kris" Gaudet
Kristian “Kris” Gaudet

Deputies Encounter Convicted Felon with Stolen Gun on Traffic Stop

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a convicted felon carrying a stolen firearm was arrested during a traffic stop in Bayou Blue on Thursday. Justin Johnson, 24, faces several charges in the incident as he also attempted to flee and had marijuana in his possession.

At around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on LA Highway 316 in Bayou Blue. During the course of the stop, deputies noticed the rear-seat passenger, later identified as Johnson, was not wearing a seat belt and appeared to be extremely nervous. He was asked if he had a weapon on him, and he said he did not. While speaking to him, deputies asked Johnson to step out of the vehicle. As he did, deputies noticed what appeared to be a handgun under his shirt. At that point, one of the deputies attempted to detain Johnson, but he resisted. As the deputy attempted to grab the firearm, a struggle ensued, and the handgun fell to the ground. As deputies secured the firearm, Johnson fled the scene on foot. Deputies pursued, and he was taken into custody. Johnson was found to have a small amount of marijuana and a digital scale in his possession as well as $635 in cash. The firearm Johnson was carrying had a loaded extended magazine with a round in the chamber. The firearm was found to be stolen out of Port Allen, La., and Johnson was found to have a prior felony conviction.

Johnson was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting an Officer, and no seat belt. His bond is set at $78,600, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson

Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested Twice in 24 hours for a Variety of Charges

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a suspected drug dealer was arrested twice in a 24-hour period for a variety of charges. Gage Gisclair, 43, of Golden Meadow was initially arrested on drug charges on Monday, and he was arrested again on Tuesday afternoon following a domestic disturbance.

At around 4 p.m. on Monday, February 4, narcotics agents observed Gage Gisclair traveling on LA Highway 3162 in Cut Off. Knowing Gisclair to have active warrants, they conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Gisclair was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle, agents discovered a variety of narcotics, various paraphernalia, and evidence commonly associated with the illegal sale of narcotics. Agents also seized over $500 in cash. Gisclair was arrested and booked on active warrants for Distribution of Methamphetamine and two counts of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. He was additionally charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Klonopin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Oxycontin, Suboxone, and Valium, as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was subsequently released at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5 after posting $101,000 bond.

Nearly 24 hours after that arrest, at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at Gislcair’s residence. Upon arrival, deputies learned Gisclair had been angry with a woman at the residence and struck her multiple times. He also pointed a gun at her suggesting he should kill her. At one point, he fired the gun near the woman’s feet. After questioning Gisclair about the incident, he was placed under arrest. Upon seizing the weapons at the residence, deputies discovered the handgun Gisclair had used had an obliterated serial number.

Gisclair was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. On his second arrest, he was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Domestic Abuse Battery, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Mark. His bond on these charges is set at $90,000.

Gage Gisclair Gage Gisclair