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Exploitation of Persons with Certain Infirmities - Monday, August 7, 2017

DATE:            MONDAY, AUGUST 07, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      EXPLOITATION OF PERSONS WITH CERTAN INFIRMITIES

SUSPECTS:  KASEY THOMAS, ADDIE BREAUX, AUSTIN ALBARADO and TERRIE GANEL

 

PIERRE PART – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Terrie Ganel, 50, of 125 Mam & Pap Drive, Pierre Part, LA, on charges related to a theft from a person with certain infirmities.  Ganel was arrested on Thursday

Additionally, warrants were obtained for the arrests of Kasey Thomas, 32, of 111 Rue de Kajun, Pierre Part, LA, Austin Albarado, 25, of 111 Rue de Kajun, Pierre Part, LA and Addie Breaux, 35, of 321 Shell Beach Road, Pierre Part, LA.

On July 16, 2017, Sheriff’s personnel responded to a Bayou Drive residence in Pierre Part in reference to a theft.

The victim reported that multiple items including a bank card and cash were stolen from inside the residence while the aforementioned individuals were present.  Investigators learned that the victim had a physical infirmity that prevented him from observing what was occurring.

Through investigation, Thomas, Breaux, Albarado and Ganel were identified as suspects and were subsequently located by the Morgan City Police Department at a motel in that area.  The suspects were in possession of some of the stolen items.

Investigators determined that Thomas committed the theft while Albarado and Breaux distracted the victim.

Ganel is accused of transporting the other suspects to the victim’s residence with full knowledge of their intent to commit the crime and actually observing Thomas perpetrate the theft.  Ganel did nothing to stop the crime from occurring and in furtherance, drove the other suspects to the Morgan City motel. 

Ganel was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on Thursday on:

*Principal to Exploitation of Persons with Certain Infirmities (1 Count)

Thomas, Breaux, and Albarado are all in the Morgan City Jail and will be booked in Assumption Parish upon release from Morgan City.

Kasey Thomas is charged with:

            *Exploitation of Persons with Certain Infirmities (1 Count)

Breaux and Albarado are charged with:

            *Principal to Exploitation of Persons with Certain Infirmities

Ganel remains jailed in lieu of $5,000 bond.

 

 

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


 

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