Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports the arrest of two individuals in connection with the investigation into the theft of several antique sugar kettles from area residences. The subjects in question were identified as Charles Richard Jr 18 yoa of 115 Pugh Street in Paincourtville and Dwayne Worley 27yoa of 6039 Hwy 308 in Paincourtville.
The first arrest came after detectives received a telephone tip on Thursday afternoon which led them to a residence in the 100 block of Dorseyville Lane
in Paincourtville where fugitive Charles Richard Jr. 18yoa was supposed to be hiding.
Upon arriving at the residence it was surrounded by several members of the Patrol and Detective Divisions. Upon knocking at the door, Richard immediately exited the rear door of the residence and fled into a near-by cane field. Detectives pursued and apprehended Richard after a brief chase. Richard's escape was severely hindered by the oversized pants that he was wearing as a fashion statement.
Richard was subsequently transported to the APSO Detention Center where he was charged with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office warrant for 5 counts of Possession of Stolen Things (over $500) and APSO warrants for Simple Burglary and Distribution of Marijuana.
The next arrest came on shortly after 5:00AM on Friday when deputies responded to domestic disturbance call in the 100 block of Pleasant Lane in Belle Rose.
Upon arriving at the residence, deputies identified one of the parties involved as Dwayne Worley 27yoa. Worley was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant issued by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office in connection with the investigation into the sugar kettle thefts.
Worley was transported to the APSO Detention Center where he was charged with a Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office warrant for 3 counts of Possession of Stolen Things (over $500).
Anyone with information concerning this matter can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 985-526-1627 or the Communications Division at 985-369-2912.
Charles Richard Jr. Dwayne Worley