19 Year Old Charged With DWI & Reckless Operation – BAC .181g%

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Amy Jernigan (W/F, 19, 211 Maplewood Drive in Houma, LA) for DWI (1st) and Reckless Operation of a Vehicle.

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On Wednesday, September 13th, around 10:44 p.m., a Thibodaux Police Officer was pumping gas at a local gas station in the 100 Block of East Bayou Road when a loud noise drew his attention towards the roadway.

The Officer witnessed a 2011 Ford f-150 leave the roadway and drive over a curb onto the grass terrain of the gas station property, travel through the grass area and drive over another curb to enter the parking lot area. The vehicle then went into a parking stall adjacent to the business and hit the curb causing the vehicle to rock back and forth.

Contact was made with the driver, Amy Jernigan, and the passenger, who is the owner of the vehicle. Jernigan was showing common signs of potential intoxication, so the Officer decided to have Jernigan perform a standardized field sobriety test, which she performed poorly.

Amy Jernigan was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking. She was later released on a summons. Amy Jernigan had a BAC of .181g%.

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Woman Threatens Victim – Rape Allegations or Vehicle & Camper

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Chrissy Luke (W/F, 34) for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and Unauthorized Use of an Access Card.

LUKE, CHRISSY MARIE

On Friday, September 1st, the victim was invited via social media to Luke’s hotel room in the 200 Block of North Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux. The victim took Luke up on the offer and met with Chrissy Luke and another male at the hotel where the victim had a few drinks.

Sometime later, the victim was found by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department wondering around the Walmart parking in Houma. The victim, who deputies had brought home, believed that he was drugged because the last thing he remembered was drinking at the hotel the night before.

The victim was missing two phones, a laptop and his wallet with his credit cards and debit card in it along with his vehicle – a 2007 Ford Explorer. The victim tried to contact Luke via social media to get his belongings, but Luke told the victim that unless he purchased her a vehicle and a camper to leave town that she would accuse the victim of rapping her.

The victim went to the hotel and saw Luke drive up in his vehicle. When Luke saw the victim, she left in the vehicle again. Police learned that Luke tried to make a $596.81 purchase at a local sporting goods store, but was denied because it exceeded the credit card limit. The victim was also contacted by his bank because of a $1,000 purchase attempt on Walmart.com that the victim did not make.

Police began to actively search for Luke, and were finally able to find her at her hotel room on September 7th. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. The victim’s vehicle and all of his belongings minus the two cellphones were recovered and returned. This investigation is ongoing.

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Man Falls Asleep In Drive-Through Because Of Being Tired and High

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of John Sewell Jr. (W/M, 37, 305 Park Drive in Thibodaux, LA) for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

SEWELL, JOHN DEAN, JR

On Monday, September 11th, at approximately 1:15 a.m., the Thibodaux Police Officers received a call about someone passed out in the drive-through line of a restaurant in the 300 Block of North Canal Boulevard.

When Officers arrived, they found a 2008 GMC Canyon stopped in the drive-through with John Sewell Jr. apparently unconscious at the steering wheel of the vehicle. Concerned he would wake and attempt to drive off, one of the Officers turned the vehicle off and removed the ignition key.

When Officers woke Sewell, he immediately tried to put the vehicle gear into drive. Officers ordered Sewell out of the vehicle, but he continued to attempt to put the vehicle gear into drive. After some time, Sewell, who appeared to be disoriented, exited the vehicle.

Officers patted Sewell down for weapons and found a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue in it on Sewell. Sewell admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier. When Officers asked Sewell why he was asleep at the wheel, he told them it was a combination of being tired and high.

Officers had Sewell perform a standardized field sobriety test, which he performed poorly. Sewell was arrested and transported to the Thibodaux Police Department where he refused to provide a breath sample. A warrant was obtained for Sewell’s blood, and properly drawn by a medical professional at the hospital.

John Sewell Jr. is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he awaits his bond to be set.

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Motionless Man Returns To Victims’ Home

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Ruiyang Zou (A/M, 23, 130 Elmwood Drive in Thibodaux, LA) for Entry on Or Remaining In Places After Being Forbidden.

ZOU, RUIYANG

On Monday, September 4th, at approximately 5:37 p.m., Zou Ruiyang returned to the victims’ home in the 100 Block of Union Drive and once again knocked on the door and stood motionless even after one of the victims asked him what he wanted. After some time, Ruiyang just walked away.

Ruiyang had been arrested on August 29th, 2017 for very similar behavior at the same residence, and was banned from ever returning to the property.  The victim told Police that he wished to press charges against Ruiyang.

Police found Zou Ruiyang in the front yard of his home who was attempting to be dragged by his father inside. While being drug by his father, Ruiyang knelt down on the ground.

When Officers approached Ruiyang and told him he was under arrest, he refused to communicate with them. Ruiyang also refused to comply with Officers, who had to carry him to the Police unit after putting him in handcuffs.

Once at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center, Ruiyang did not get out of the vehicle and once again had to be carried by Officers inside of the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. Ruiyang Zou is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a hold without bond.

“Though Ruiyang Zou’s actions have not yet been violent, his reoccurring knock at the door and then standing there motionless is extremely disturbing,” said Chief Bryan Zeringue. “All law abiding citizens have a right to feel safe and secure in their own home. Hopefully Ruiyang Zou will get the help he needs before he hurts someone or is hurt by someone feeling the need to protect themselves. “

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Man With .215g% BCA Charged With 2nd DWI

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of David Ledet Jr. (W/M, 45, 103 Pecan Street Apt. A in Thibodaux, LA) for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (2nd) and Speeding (11-20 Miles Over).

LEDET, DAVID ANTHONY, JR

On Sunday, September 3rd, at approximately 1:27 a.m., a white pickup truck was clocked going 53 mph in a 35 mph zone in the area of Canal Boulevard and East 10th Street. The vehicle was stopped by Thibodaux Police Officers in the 100 Block of Pecan Street.

Once the Officers made contact with the driver, David Ledet Jr., they observed that Ledet was showing signs of intoxication. The Officers decided to have Ledet perform the standardized field sobriety test, which he performed poorly. Ledet was arrested and brought to the Thibodaux Police Department, where after blowing into the breathalyzer machine it was learned that Ledet had a BAC of .215g%.

David Ledet Jr. was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking. He was released at approximately 12:40 p.m. after posting his $1,050 bond.

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Two Arrested So Far After Shootout At A Local Club

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of two suspects after a shooting took place in a local night club.

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Carlton Ellis (B/M, 21, 1919 Boulevard D Province in Baton Rouge, LA) was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. He also had two active warrants form the 17th JDC for Failing to Appear on Traffic Offenses. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $300,200 bond.

 

Clifford Harris III (B/M, 21, 111 Government Circle Unit A in Thibodaux, LA) was arrested for Principle to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Principle to Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. He is being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $150,000 bond.

 

On Friday, September 1st, at approximately 1:33 a.m., shots rang out inside of a night club in the 1600 Block of Canal Boulevard. Thibodaux Police Officers in the area were alerted when they saw crowds running out of the club.

 

Officers then heard gunshots outside of the club and saw Carlton Ellis firing shots into the panicked crowd. Officers approaching Ellis then saw him and Clifford Harris III get inside of a 1995 Maroon Chevrolet Caprice, with Harris in the driver seat.

 

The vehicle was blocked in and when Ellis and Harris saw approaching Officers they took off running, but Officers were able to catch them after a foot pursuit.

 

Thibodaux Police Detectives were called to process the crime scene for evidence. A gun was found inside of the Caprice that is believed to be the one that Ellis used to fire into the crowd. The weapon will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for conformation. As of now, no one has come forward claiming to have been shot during the shooting. This investigation is ongoing.

 

Anyone with information on this shooting 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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Motionless Man Harassed Family on Multiple Occasions

Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue announced the arrest of Ruiyang Zou (A/M, 23, 130 Elmwood Drive in Thibodaux, LA) for Criminal Trespass.

ZOU, RUIYANG

On Monday, August 28th, at approximately 6:04 p.m., Ruiyang Zou rang the doorbell of the property owners’ on Union Drive and motionlessly stood at the door. The Police were contacted as the male property owner approached the door to confront Ruiyang, as Ruiyang walked away from the door and stood at the edge of the driveway. Ruiyang has done similar things on several occasions according to the property owners.

Two weeks prior to this encounter, Ruiyang rang the doorbell and stood motionlessly at the door. When the male property owner confronted him, he continued to stand motionlessly at the door.

Police made contact with Ruiyang Zou at his home on Elmwood, but he refused to communicate with Officers. Since Ruiyang Zou had previously been advised not to return to the property on Union Drive, he was issued a misdemeanor summons to appear in court.

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