Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported detectives have made several arrests in a string of crimes which have occurred at residences along St. Charles Bypass Road in Thibodaux. On Tuesday, January 8, detectives arrested Mark Tardo (W/M, D.O.B. 08/11/94) of 511 St. Charles Bypass Road for theft of copper wire from a nearby residence in August 2012. Marks brother, Jordon Tardo (W/M, D.O.B. 03/14/92), and Charleston Every (B/M, D.O.B. 10/22/87) of 510 St. Charles Bypass Road were also charged with copper theft in the incident, but were already in jail due to previous arrests.
In September 2012, a residential burglary was reported on St. Charles Bypass Road. Through investigation, detectives learned six people had allegedly participated in the crime, including the Tardo brothers, Every, Lance Folse (B/M, D.O.B. 01/03/77) of 401 E. Lafourche Street in Lockport, Maicee Williams (W/F, D.O.B. 02/09/93) of 157 Highway 311 in Schriever, and a juvenile subject. Detectives obtained arrest warrants for the five adults, each on charges of simple burglary and encouraging child delinquency.
Then in October, another burglary was reported along the street. Through investigation, detectives learned Mark Tardo and the juvenile subject had participated in that burglary as well. On November 2, Mark Tardo was arrested on two counts of simple burglary and two counts of encouraging child delinquency due to his involvement in both burglaries. He posted bond and was released on November 5, but was arrested again on Tuesday, January 8 on the aforementioned warrant for copper theft. He is currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Folse, Williams and Jordon Tardo were all arrested in November. Williams was released on Monday, January 7 after posting bond. Folse remains at the Detention Center in lieu of $55,000 bond and is also being held for the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole. Jordon Tardo is also being held in lieu of $12,000 bond after being charged as per the copper theft warrant.
Patrol deputies located and arrested Charleston Every on Wednesday, December 26. He was booked as per warrants stemming from the September burglary as well as copper theft. He is now being held in lieu of $22,500 bond, and is also being held for Probation and Parole.
All five had prior criminal histories. Most notably, Folse had been arrested 13 times for charges including accessory to attempted murder, various assault and battery charges and drug charges. Detectives are investigating other crimes in the area and say these individuals may be suspects in those crimes as well. Anyone with information on crimes in this area is asked to contact Detective Aaron Manuel or Detective Kevin Johnson at (985) 532-4320.