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Felony Domestic Arrest

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2019
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: FELONY DOMESTIC ARREST – RELATED PURSUIT

KENT M. COUPLE and CHRISTIAN MICHAEL GUITRAU

NAPOLEONVILLE – Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrests of Kent M. Coupel, 34, of 663 Highway 403, Paincourtville, LA, and Christian Michael Guitrau, 24, of 438 A Bayou Drive, Pierre Part, LA, following an investigative stop on Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified that Kent M. Coupel, a wanted felon, may be in the Paincourtville / Napoleonville area occupying a pick-up truck.

Deputies were attempting to apprehend Coupel on felony domestic charges related to a May 31, 2019 incident in Pierre Part. Coupel fled the scene of that incident prior to deputies arriving and has remained at large since.

As deputies responded to the information on Tuesday, the suspect vehicle was located and deputies attempted to stop the vehicle. The pick-up truck occupied by the aforementioned individuals continued on with deputies in pursuit.

At some point, the pick-up truck slowed near an intersection at which time Kent Coupel bailed from the passenger side of the vehicle and fled on foot. Kent M. Coupel was apprehended and arrested.

The driver, Christian Michael Guitrau was also arrested.

Guitrau was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

*Flight from an Officer

He remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

At the time of Coupel’s arrest, he was found to be in possession of marijuana and heroin.

Coupel was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on charges of:

  • Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Resisting an Officer (2 Counts)
  • Possession of Marijuana (2nd Offense)
  • Possession of Heroin

Additionally, Coupel was booked on a count of:

  • Aggravated Flight from an Officer

That charge relates to a pursuit by deputies on June 6, 2019 when Coupel again evaded capture as he fled into a wooded area.

At the time of Tuesday’s arrest, a parole violation hold was placed on Coupel in connection with a prior felony conviction. Coupel has an extensive criminal history.

Kent M. Coupel was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

MOST WANTED

Anyone with information on the suspects listed below is urged to call the Assumption
Parish Sheriff’s Office – Ph: 985.369.7281

Travis Skeen

TRAVIS SKEEN

WANTED

KOVADUS JOHNSON

Kovadus Johnson

WANTED

KRISTIE BOURG

KRISTIE L. BOURG

WANTED

FOR EMERGENCY CALL:
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Sheriff Leland J. Falcon

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Napoleonville, LA 70390
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