Thibodaux Chief of Police announced the arrest of two in connection to the shooting that happened in the 900 Block of Ridgefield Road.
- Tremell Batiste (21, B/M, 164 Georgette Street in Napoleonville, LA) is charged with 2nd Degree Murder. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $1,000,000 bond.
- Dontrell Bryant Jr. (19, B/M, 800 East Winder Road in Thibodaux, LA) is charged with 2nd Degree Murder. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $1,000,000 bond.
On Wednesday, November 15th, at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Thibodaux Police Department received a call about shots being fired in the 900 Block of Ridgefield Road in Thibodaux. When Officers arrived they found several people assisting a male subject who had been shot. Medical personnel transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Chansie White (30), but his identity was withheld from the public until his next of kin could be notified.
The scene of the shooting was taped off and processed for evidentiary purposes, which caused traffic to be diverted for several hours.
During the investigation, Detectives were able to determine that a white crown Victoria driven by Dontrell Bryant Jr. and with Tremell Batiste as the front seat passenger pulled off of Ridgefield Road in the 900 Block. Chansie White, who was on foot and lived in the area, approached the vehicle and got into the back seat. Police learned that Chansie White intended to sell illegal narcotics to Batiste and Bryant.
Shortly after getting into the back of the vehicle, Chansie White was shot by Tremell Batiste. Chansie White exited the vehicle and ran across the street, which is where he was when Police arrived. Batiste and Bryant then fled in the vehicle.
Police discovered the suspect vehicle at Waverly Apartments around midnight, where Dontrell Bryant Jr. was found in one of the apartments. Bryant was placed under arrest. The vehicle involved in the shooting has been secured and will be processed for evidentiary purposes.
Today, November 16th, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Thibodaux Police Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Department, checked one of the locations on Hwy 400 in Assumption Parish that Batiste could be at. TPD Narocitcs Detectives spotted Tremell Batiste behind a residence where he took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, Tremell Batiste was caught and placed under arrest.
“We had the suspect vehicle and one of the suspects within the first 10 hours and the second suspect within 16 hours,” said Chief Bryan Zeringue. “We were determined to follow every lead, every bit of information until the suspects were caught.” Chief Zeringue also expressed immense gratitude to our community partners and assisting Law Enforcement Agencies that helped bring the suspects to justice.