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Shoplifting Offense, Aggravated 2nd Degree Battery, Felony Criminal Damage to Property - Saturday, February 3, 2018

 

DATE:             SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      SHOPLIFTING OFFENSE, AGGRAVATED 2nd DEGREE BATTERY,  

                        FELONY CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

 

BRYANT TUNSON

 

PLATTENVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Bryant Tunson, 43, of 116 Thomas Street, Plattenville, LA, in connection with a shoplifting incident which turned violent at a Plattenville store this morning.

Deputies were dispatched to the business and upon arrival were advised that the suspect was attacking the manager at that time.  The deputy entered the crime scene area and immediately arrested Bryant Tunson.

The deputy noted evidence of a violent confrontation including a large amount of broken liquor bottles.  The deputy also observed significant injuries to the manager of the business.

The deputy requested Acadian Ambulance who responded and transported the injured manager to Thibodaux Regional Hospital.

Investigators interviewed a number of witnesses and were able to determine that Tunson allegedly shoplifted goods from the store.  He was escorted to the manager’s office at which time he violently attacked the manager with liquor bottles.  At one point, Tunson threatened employees with an object because they locked the entrance / exit door.

Tunson was examined at Assumption Community Hospital for an unrelated medical condition.  He was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

            *Aggravated Second Degree Battery

            *Criminal Damage to Property

            *Misdemeanor Theft

            *Simple Assault

Tunson was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

Deputies also arrested Shonta Bell, 42, of 114 Belle Rose Lane, Belle Rose, LA.  Bell and Tunson went to the establishment together.  Investigators are trying to determine if Bell was involved in the incident.

Bell was booked on warrants from Ascension Parish for Felony Theft and Monetary Instrument Abuse.

Bell was also charged with Possession of Marijuana and Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic.

Bell remains in the Assumption Parish Detention Center. 

The Sheriff’s Office will update accordingly.

 

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


 

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