Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Javis “Jay” Caldwell (B/M, 24) for Armed Robbery, Misrepresentation During Booking, Lights Required on a Bicycle, and a warrant out of Assumption for Armed Robbery with the use of a Firearm. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $250,300 bond.
Around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th, Javis Caldwell pulled a knife on a cashier at a business in the 1000 Block of S. Acadia Road, and took money from the register. Caldwell then fled the scene on foot, but not before witnesses could get a description of him. No one was physically injured during the robbery.
Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 16th, Caldwell was stopped by Police at Canal Blvd. and Talbot Avenue while riding his bicycle for traffic related infractions. Caldwell, who the Officer recognized from the description given of the armed robbery suspect, gave Police a false name. Following protocol, Caldwell was brought to the Police Department for identity confirmation, where he maintained his false identity, even after Police confirmed his true identity.
Investigation confirmed that Caldwell was the person who had robbed the business earlier that night, and it was learned that Caldwell also had a warrant for Armed Robbery with a Firearm from the neighboring Assumption Parish S.O. The investigation is ongoing.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Michael Jerome Waller (33, 414 East 7th Street in Thibodaux) for two (2) counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $10,500 bond.
Around 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19th, Waller was seen burglarizing two vehicles in the 100 Block of Hackberry Street in Thibodaux. Officers patrolling the area caught Waller and arrested him. The items stolen from the vehicles were found in his possession.
During questioning, Waller confessed to committing multiple burglaries in the Thibodaux and Houma area. The investigation is ongoing.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Timothy Matherne Jr. (27, 539 St. Charles Bypass Road in Thibodaux) for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Codeine, Theft of Goods, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and Parking in a Handicapped Zone. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $15,200 bond.
Around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 11th, Matherne was seen stuffing merchandise into a bean bag at a business in the 400 Block of Canal Boulevard. Matherne later purchased the bean bag, but not the merchandise he hid inside it. When Police stopped Matherne, stolen speakers were found inside of the bean bag. Matherne was placed under arrest.
While Officers were searching Matherne, he would do a “squat” when Officers would near his waistband. It was later discovered why. Matherne had a large quantity of methamphetamine and other illegal narcotics stuffed in his underwear. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Brady Coleman (W/M, 38, 203 Jennifer Street in Houma) for Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling (Felony), DWI 4th, Remaining After Being Forbidden, and three (3) counts of Resisting an Officer. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $156,000 bond.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24th, Coleman returned to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 500 Block of St. Charles Street after being asked to leave earlier because he was so intoxicated. Coleman demanded that the victim let him inside. After she refused, Coleman, who was still highly intoxicated, forced his way in where he helped himself to a beer before taking the victim’s dog.
Coleman was leaving in his vehicle when Police arrived, so he exited and ran to the rear of the home. Police arrested Coleman, who violently resisted arrest. Coleman had a BAC of .170g%, more than double the legal limit. Coleman was arrested last month by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office for DWI.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Scott Lee Brown (57, B/M, 121 Park Avenue in Thibodaux) for two (2) counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. He is being held on a $20,000 bond in addition to a Probation and Parole Hold that was placed on him after his arrest.
Around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th Police were contacted when a victim saw a man burglarizing their vehicle and then fleeing on foot. While Police were searching the area for the suspect, they were approached by another victim, also living in the 1300 Block of Ledet Street, who claimed that their vehicle was just burglarized as well.
An investigation led Police to Scott Lee Brown as the person who committed both vehicle burglaries. This past Sunday, the lead TPD Detective received information that Brown was in the Johnson Ridge area. Coordinating with Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office, Brown was located and placed under arrest.
Brown has an extensive criminal history dating back well over three decades. If convicted, Brown faces up to a $2,000 fine and up to twelve (12) years in prison for each count.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of De’Andre Pharagood (B/M, 19, 266 Sanders Street in Thibodaux) for Assault by Drive-By Shooting and Violation of a Firearm Free Zone. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $260,000 bond.
Pharagood was arrested for his role in the drive-by shooting that happened just after midnight on Sunday, April 20th, in the 600 Block of Government Circle. The shooting stemmed from a fight that happened earlier that night on a rented party bus.
Pharagood was located and arrested around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8th. The case is still under investigation.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Joshua Johnson (B/M, 17, 421 Fieldcrest Drive in Thibodaux) for Illegal Carrying of Weapons and Resisting An Officer. He was released from the Lafourche Parish Detention Center after posting his $1,000 bond.
Around 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd, Thibodaux Police had prevented nearly 40 Juveniles from fighting near Tiger Drive and Parish Road, and were in the process of dispersing them when an Officer was alerted by a concerned citizen that they had overheard someone was going to get a gun.
Shortly after, Officers approached a group of males that were involved in the disturbance. One of the males, Joshua Johnson, fled on foot, but was quickly apprehended by pursuing Officers, who recovered Johnson’s revolver, and placed him under arrest.