Man Abandons Bags Containing Stolen Gun, Drugs, and Cash at Convenience Store

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating an incident wherein a stolen gun and methamphetamine were dropped off at a Galliano convenience store.

During the early morning hours of January 2, 2020, deputies responded to a convenience store in Galliano. A young black male had entered the store with two designer bags and placed them on a chair. At one point, he offered an employee $100 to take the bag, but the employee declined. The man eventually left the store on foot, leaving the bags inside the store. Another customer later notified employees about the bags and that one had a firearm inside. Deputies found one bag contained Suboxone and suspected methamphetamine. The other bag contained cash, a digital scale, a handgun, and other miscellaneous items. Deputies found the gun had recently been reported stolen in Terrebonne Parish. Surveillance cameras captured images of the man.

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who abandoned the bags at the store. Anyone who can identify the man 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.

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Suspect Image 1
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Detectives Investigating Attempted Vehicle Burglaries in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating attempted vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Raceland area early Sunday morning.

During the early morning hours of December 29, 2019, a surveillance camera captured images of two suspects pulling on door handles on vehicles at a residence on Leona Drive. In a separate investigation, another male suspect was caught on camera attempting to burglarize a vehicle on Aspen Drive in Raceland.

Anyone who can identify the suspects or anyone with information on these crimes 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.

Leona Drive Suspects
Leona Drive Suspects
Aspen Drive Suspect
Aspen Drive Suspect

MISSING TEEN: Syris Breaux

UPDATE: Syris Breaux has been found and is safe.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Syris Breaux of North Napoleon Street in Lockport. He was last seen at his residence on December 27, 2019. He left the residence without notice on that date.

Breaux is described as 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds with brown 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.

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Detectives Investigating Shooting Incident in Thibodaux

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are currently on scene investigating a shooting incident in the area of Karla Drive in Thibodaux. One person suffered a minor injury as a result of what is believed to be a drive-by shooting.

At 11:20 a.m. on December 30, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office began receiving several reports of gunshots heard in the area of Karla Drive in Thibodaux. The shots reportedly originated from a dark-colored vehicle. One man in his 40s was struck near his eyebrow by debris caused by a round hitting another object. He suffered a minor injury.

As the investigation continues, anyone with information on this incident 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.

Deputies Use Naloxone to Save Woman’s Life on Christmas Eve

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported deputies used naloxone to save the life of a Bayou Blue woman who had overdosed from heroin on Christmas Eve.

At around 10 a.m. on December 24, 2019, deputies responded to Lake Long Drive in Bayou Blue in reference to a possible overdose. A man was driving home with his wife when she became unresponsive. Recognizing a possible opioid overdose, deputies administered naloxone to the woman. Within seconds, she began to recover and show signs of improvement. She also admitted to deputies to having used heroin approximately one hour prior. The woman was then transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Naloxone HCl, which is sold under brand names such as Narcan and Evzio, is used as a temporary antidote to treat an opioid overdose. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained naloxone injectors at no cost to the agency in November 2017 from the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. The LPSO has also acquired naloxone nasal spray applicators through a grant from the South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority. Many deputies carry the agency-issued naloxone applicators after undergoing proper training for use.

Recently Released Convicted Felon Facing Probation Violation

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a teen who recently pled guilty in the February 2019 shooting of a Lockport man is back in custody. Jyairus Folse, 18, of Lockport was found in possession of a firearm on Tuesday in violation of his probation. Folse recently pled guilty to Principle to Negligent Homicide in the shooting death of 19-year-old Alton Adams but was released after receiving a suspended sentence and credit for time served.

On the night of February 10, 2019, deputies responded to a shooting wherein several rounds had struck a residence in the Rita Community in Lockport. Adams was inside the residence with six other people when the incident occurred. One of the rounds struck Adams resulting in his death. An investigation led to Folse being charged with Second Degree Murder and six counts of attempted murder. When the case was presented to a Grand Jury, Folse was indicted for Manslaughter.

The case went to trial in November 2019, but the jury became deadlocked, and no verdict was rendered. Then on December 19, 2019, Folse pled guilty to Principle to Negligent Homicide and was sentenced to a suspended sentence of five years and 310 days in jail with credit for time served. He was subsequently released but placed on three years of supervised probation.

On Tuesday, December 24, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that Folse was returning to the Lockport Boat Launch after a hunting trip. Detectives made contact with Folse at the launch. He was found to have a shotgun in his possession in violation of the terms of his probation.

In cooperation with Louisiana Probation and Parole, Folse was taken into custody, and charges are pending.

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Jyairus Folse

Two Men Arrested after Christmas Night Pursuit with Stolen Vehicle

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced two men were arrested on Wednesday following a pursuit with a stolen vehicle that ended in Terrebonne Parish on December 25, 2019. Tymone Scoby, 23, of Houma and Kayvon Woodside, 19, of Gray each face several charges following the incident.

At around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 25, deputies located a vehicle which had been reported stolen by the Gonzales Police Department was traveling northbound just south of Thibodaux on LA Highway 1. As the vehicle turned left onto Percy Brown Road, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated to a speed of over 80 miles per hour. The driver turned left onto West Main Street and into Terrebonne Parish. At that point, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police assisted in the pursuit. Spike strips were deployed on West Main Street, and the driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, eventually crashing into a ditch near Braves Bridge in Gray.

Deputies ordered all occupants to exit the vehicle, and they complied. Through investigation, deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Tymone Scoby, and the front seat passenger was Kayvon Woodside. Two stolen firearms were found at the scene, and they were determined to belong to Scoby and Woodside. One had been reported stolen in Calcasieu Parish and the other in Washington County, Mississippi. Two females were also traveling as passengers in the rear seats but were not charged in the incident.

Scoby and Woodside were booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. They were charged with two counts each of Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Scoby was additionally charged with Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things, and his bail is set at $60,000. Woodside was additionally booked with two outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court, and his bail is set at $40,500.

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Tymone Scoby
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Kayvon Woodside

Seat Belt and DWI Checkpoints Planned for December 27, 2019

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct checkpoints on December 27, 2019, in Lafourche Parish. A seat belt checkpoint will be conducted during the evening hours of Friday, December 27, followed by a DWI checkpoint which will continue into the early morning hours of Saturday, December 28. This checkpoint is being conducted in coordination with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign which began on December 13, 2019, and runs through January 1, 2020. The campaign is coordinated and funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.

During the seat belt checkpoint, deputies will be checking motorists for seat belt and safety seat violations, as well as for proper inspection tags and other potential violations. During the DWI checkpoint, deputies will be looking for drivers who are possibly impaired while checking for other traffic safety issues. These checkpoints are designed to help raise awareness for these types of violations and make the highways of the parish safer for all motorists.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people each year, on average. In 2018, 311 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in Louisiana alone.

Sheriff Craig Webre reminds citizens to have a plan to get home safely before you decide to drink. Never drive if you have had anything to drink containing alcohol. Remember that driving under the influence of illegal narcotics can also lead to a DWI arrest. In fact, some legal medications can impair your ability to drive. Always read warning labels and instructions on prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Sheriff Webre also thanks citizens for their cooperation and patience when passing through these checkpoints and for recognizing the importance of raising awareness for safety issues.

Detectives Investigating Property Damage from Shooting in Lockport

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating a shooting incident that resulted in damage to a Lockport residence on Monday night. No injuries have been reported.

At around 10:05 p.m. on December 23, 2019, deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the 200 block of East Lafourche Street in Lockport. Several residents heard multiple gunshots in the area. Investigators located property damage at one residence believed to have been struck by several rounds.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with any knowledge of this incident 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.

Detectives Seek to Identify Package Thief in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole mail packages from two Raceland residences last week.

On December 10, 2019, deputies responded to two instances of theft at residences on Aspen Drive in Raceland. In each case, a package containing Christmas gifts had been delivered to a home and left near a door. An unidentified man was captured on camera taking the package at one of the residences at around 4:15 p.m. on December 10. The man was traveling in a dark-colored GMC Envoy. It is unknown whether he was the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.

Deputies are now seeking the public’s help in this case. Anyone who may recognize the suspect or anyone with any knowledge of this crime 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.