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Theft arrest

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s detectives arrested one for using a debit card on February 17, 2018 to withdraw $500 from a Midsouth bank ATM, and on February 18, 2018 presented two checks taken from the same victim as the debit card for cash at Walmart.  The victim also reported that $600 cash was taken from their residence along with a .25 caliber semi-auto pistol with pink handles.

Courtney Lynn Guidry, 39, of 100 Meadowbrook drive Minden, LA was charged with 2 counts Forgery, Identity Theft, Unauthorized use of an access card, and Theft (between $1000-$5000). Guidry was booked into the parish jail with no bond.

 

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Registered sex offender arrested again

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest today at 11:00 am on a registered sex offender that was found to have violated the mandatory requirements to identify the offenders residency.  Kevin Scott Marcantel, 31,  had reported that he was living at a residence located at 2204 Ponderosa, Jennings. Deputies discovered he wasn’t living there and was actually staying at a residence in Welsh. Marcantel, was booked for Failure to register and notify as a sex offender or child predator in accordance with LSA R.S. 15:542.1.4

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DIsturbance call one arrested

Deputies were called out to 268 Sheridan street , Iowa around 3:30 am this morning, the homeowner advised her brother-in-law, Miles Hoffpauir 34, of 406 West Division Street, Jennings, LA had come into her house drunk and was fighting with them.

When deputies arrived the homeowners were struggling with Hoffpauir and during his arrest Hoffpauir bit one deputy, fought with several deputies and made racial statements during the time he was being handcuffed and removed from the residence. Hoffpauir continued  to resist by attempting to break out the patrol unit window with his head as he was transported to the jail.

Hoffpauir’s charges include Entry or remaining after being forbidden, Simple Battery, Hate Crimes, Battery of a Police Officer, Resisting an Officer and Simple criminal damage to property. Hoffpauir was booked into the parish jail with no bond.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle early this morning on Liberty cemetery road near Elton for a traffic offense. The driver, Nicholas Kade Holman, 34 of 408 North 4th Street, Kinder, LA was cited for speeding and deputies discovered he was driving under suspension.  During the stop, deputies became suspicious and requested consent to search, Holman agreed to allow deputies to search and admitted that he had dropped a bag of marijuana in the vehicle earlier.  A passenger, Courtland Wayne Lemelle Sr. 35, of 1709 Martin Luther King dr., Elton was removed from the vehicle and patted down. Deputies asked Lemelle to empty his pockets and discovered he had a small bag of methamphetamine.  Two other passengers, including a 5 year old juvenile were occupants in the vehicle.  A search of the car revealed the bag of marijuana Holman said he dropped in the car. 

Holman and Lemelle were arrested, the vehicle was towed and the two other passengers were released to the juvenile’s mother at Elton Police department. Nicholas Kade Holman was charged with driving under suspension, speeding, and possession of CDS I marijuana and released on citations.  Courtland Wayne Lemelle Sr. was booked into the parish jail for possession of CDS II methamphetamine and Illegal use of CDS in the presence of a juvenile.

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New Release Traffic stop nets Two arrested on drug charges

 JDSO Patrol unit stopped a Chrysler 300 last night around 9:30 pm on North Lake Arthur Avenue, Jennings for a traffic stop. The stop resulted in the arrest of both occupants for drug charges. 

Jude Patrick Busby, 36, of 707 West Jefferson Street, Jennings, LA was charged with Possession of CDS I, Possession of CDS II, Possession of CDS IV, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a firearm in the presence of CDS, expired license plate and lights around license plate defective.

Harold Lee Arceneaux 35, of 703 West Jefferson Street, Jennings was charged with  Possession of CDS I, Possession of CDS II, Possession of CDS IV, and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies seized a Raven Arms handgun,approximately 2 lbs. of marijuana, 12 grams of cocaine, .06gr of Heroin and 3 grams of methamphetamine.

Busby is incarcerated in the parish jail with a bail of $50,000.00. Arceneaux is incarcerated in the parish jail with a $40,000.00 bond.  

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Shooting Threat at school leads to arrest

Officials with Jeff Davis Parish School Board (JDPSB) contacted deputies with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) this week regarding a shooting threat from a parish student.

Detectives received information on Thursday morning, Feb. 22, at approximately, 9:30 a.m., that a message was sent out to Hathaway High School (HHS) students via the social media page, Snapchat, warning them not to go to school that day. In the message, the student, later identified as 17-year-old Christopher Simon Marshall, of Jennings, also made statements that he was going to shoot up the school.

A warrant was obtained for Marshall’s arrest for LSA 14:40.1 terrorizing. He was arrested later that morning and booked into the parish jail on a $1,000 bond.

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Stolen Items recovered and arrest

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered items Tuesday that were stolen from different locations in the parish. Detectives identified two stolen items, a Stihl Weed eater and  an X-mark Zero turn mower recovered from a barn on Highway 1126 in Jennings. Detectives were assisted by Chief Turner, of Lake Arthur Police Department with identifying the victim /owner of the zero turn mower that had not yet been reported stolen. Deputies took a Theft report on December 29, 2017 where the victim reported the Stihl Weed eater stolen along with a Pioneer Zero turn Mower and utility trailer from a residence on Andrus cove cemetery road. Dawn Lynn Fontenot, 36, of 6415 Highway 1126, Jennings, was arrested and charged with Illegal possession of stolen things and booked into the parish jail with no bond. Additional arrests are expected. 

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

In a separate incident Thursday, JDSO Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic stop of fourth street in Lake Arthur around 4 pm.  The driver, Donna Marie Allemand, 40, of 708 Calcasieu Street, Lake Arthur gave consent to deputies to search her vehicle.  Deputies located in her purse a syringe and needle, and Suboxone.  Allemand was arrested on charges of Possession of CDS III, Possession of drug paraphernalia and  traffic offenses. A friend of Allemand’s was called to remove her vehicle and she was transported to the parish jail for booking.    

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Early morning drug arrest of fugitive

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest early Thursday morning around 3:00 am of a fugitive wanted by Calcasieu authorities.  Deputies received information that a wanted person was seen in the parking lot of the Jennings Walmart store.  When deputies arrived they discovered Stephen Paul Howard sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot. Howard was arguing with his wife as deputies approached them. 

Howard gave a false name to deputies originally,  but was correctly identified by a Jennings Police officer who arrived to back up deputies.  A consent to search was requested for the vehicle and Howard denied access. K-9 Bean was called to the scene and an alert was made on the vehicle. Deputies located a small bag under the passenger seat that contained methamphetamine, two syringes, a spoon and a light brown substance believed to be heroin.  Deputies also located a black case containing burglary tools.  Both Howard and his wife Crystal denied ownership of the drugs, and claimed the burglary tools belonged to their 7 year old son. 

Stephen Paul Howard,  37, and Crystal Faye Howard, 27, of 827 Airport road, Jennings were transported and booked into the parish jail for LSA 40:966 & 967 possession of CDS I & II, LSA 40:1023 possession of drug paraphernalia, and LSA 14:95 A.3 possession of burglary tools. Stephen Howard is also held on outstanding warrant from Calcasieu Parish for a Theft charge.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Jeff Davis Sheriff’s patrol stopped a vehicle Friday evening for a traffic violation on Calcasieu Avenue, Lake Arthur. The driver, Seth Joseph Pujol, 27, of 522 Paris Ln, Houma, LA was discovered to be under suspension and had no driver’s license in his possession.  K-9 Bean alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.  Deputies discovered drug paraphernalia, specifically a used needle and syringe, a spoon with white residue on it and drugs to include promethazine hydrochloride and Suboxone.  Deputies also discovered two orange pill bottles containing a liquid. Pujol admitted to deputies the liquid was urine his girlfriend provided him so that he could pass a drug test.   Pujol he was placed under arrest for LA RS's: 32:104 Turning Movements and Required Signals, 32:415 Driving Under Suspension, 40:1023 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 40:1238.1 Possession of a Legend Drug, 40:968.C Possession of CDS Schedule III, and 14:102.25 Unlawfully supplying of any product for the purpose of falsifying a screening test. Pujol was transported to the Jeff Davis Parish Jail and booked on the above charges with no bond.

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