Arrests of Note: October 16-18, 2015


Just before noon on Friday, October 16, detectives responded to a Thibodaux school in reference to a student with markings on the face. Through investigation, detectives learned the child’s mother, Hannah Hebert (age 33) of Thibodaux, allegedly struck the child on the face with a medium-sized spoon. Detectives also discovered a small laceration on the child’s right leg. Detectives made contact with Hebert on Friday afternoon, but she refused to cooperate with the investigation. Detectives obtained a warrant for her arrest on the charge of Cruelty to a Juvenile with Force or Violence. She was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and booked accordingly. She was subsequently released Friday night after posting $5,000 bond.


As previously reported, Johnny Vedros Jr. (age 54) of Houma was wanted in connection to several thefts at a Kraemer residence which occurred between the dates of March 16 and October 1, 2015. The stolen items included boat hulls, engines, tools and scrap metal, and the combined value was over $7,500. Through investigation, detectives identified Vedros and Michael Bourgeois of Gibson as suspects in the thefts. Bourgeois was arrested on Tuesday, October 13, after admitting to his involvement in the crimes, and he was released after posting bond Tuesday afternoon. A warrant was issued for Vedros’ arrest for Simple Burglary and four counts of Felony Theft. Vedros was located and arrested by deputies in Assumption Parish over the weekend, and he was transported and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Saturday. His bond is set at $15,000.


Just before 6 a.m. on Sunday, October 18, deputies heard a single gunshot outside the LPSO Administrative Office on Canal Boulevard. Deputies also received a report that a male subject in a red jacket had stepped in front of oncoming traffic along LA Highway 1. Deputies noticed a subject matching that description walking along LA Highway 1 and made contact with him. Upon questioning him as to whether he had any weapons, the man indicated he did, and deputies retrieved a loaded handgun which had been concealed by his pants and jacket. The subject was identified as Altee Tenpenny (age 20) of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and he admitted to having fired a round into the air. Deputies also discovered Tenpenny did not have a permit to carry a concealed handgun. He was arrested and transported to the Detention Center where he was booked with Illegal Carrying of Weapons, Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities, and Obstructing Public Passages. He was released Monday afternoon after posting $2,100 bond.

Arrests of Note: October 16-18, 2015