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DeQuincy Police make arrests

The DeQuincy Police Dept. has been working diligently to keep the citizens of DeQuincy safe. The following arrests have been made over the last two weeks.

Also a warning has been issued to drug dealers - time to find a new vocation.

Unregistered Sex Offender/Drug Case

Subsequent to an investigation conducted by Detective Sergeant Casey Whitehead, it was discovered that an unregistered sex offender was living and working in the DeQuincy area.

Contact was made with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office who verified that a John Dudley Foil II was a sex offender.

Photos were taken by DeQuincy Police Officers at 3 a.m. several times of Foil’s vehicle parked at a local address in DeQuincy.

On Apr. 12, Foil was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for simple possession of synthetic marijuana and several traffic violations, one being an unregistered vehicle.

On Apr. 18, Detective Whitehead submitted a warrant in violation of RS: 15:542 Registration of Sex offenders and Judge Mike Canaday affixed a bond of $25,000.

Foil was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and booked on that charge.

Theft/Drug case

An investigation conducted by Detectives Casey Whitehead and Detective Jerry Bell, concerning the theft of a satellite dish, revealed that a Cameron Blake Fruge was arrested on that charge and booked into the DeQuincy Jail.

The satellite dish was recovered. Fruge was booked on a theft charge.

During the course of the investigation and a search of the residence where Fruge was staying, drug paraphernalia was discovered and the renter of the trailer, Mathew Legier, was issued a summons to appear in the DeQuincy City Court.

Aggravated Assault/Drug Case

On Apr. 18, a local citizen reported that Travis Davis, 304 Hereford Street, had pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at him and threaten to shoot him. The citizen reported that Davis appeared to be impaired.

An investigation conducted by Detectives Jerry Bell and Casey Whitehead resulted in an Aggravated Assault warrant being obtained on Davis. Judge Mike Canaday affixed a bond of $50,000 on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. Several neighbors had complained of Davis’ erratic behavior with his firearm.

On Apr. 19, Detectives Jerry Bell and Casey Whitehead conducted a felony stop on Edgerly Road in order to serve the warrant on Davis who was driving a white Nissan with Texas plates.

Officer Kurtis Haertling assisted in the traffic stop by blocking Davis’ car. Detective Whitehead ordered Davis to exit his vehicle and it was quickly observed that he was armed with an automatic pistol. He was quickly disarmed. A female passenger was also ordered out of the vehicle.

During the course of searching the vehicle, narcotics and drug paraphernalia were discovered and taken in as evidence. The pistol was also seized. Davis was charged with Dist./Manufacture or Possession w/Intent of Schedule I CDS (Felony), Prohibited Acts/Drug Paraphernalia (Felony) and Illegal Carrying of Weapon while in Possession of Narcotics.

Judge Mike Canaday affixed a bond of $210,000 on those charges.

Davis was transported and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. All evidence seized was processed and placed into the evidence room by Captain Tom Threet.

Both cases were forwarded to the DA’s Office for processing.

Wanted Person

Detective Doug Phillips has obtained a warrant on Jacolby Everett Mose, 1208 Banneker St, DeQuincy, for the following charges:

Theft of a Firearm, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Carrying of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Resisting an Officer.

He was contacted by phone and asked to turn himself in and refused. A warrant was obtained for those charges and Judge Guy Bradberry affixed a bond of $17,500.

The DeQuincy Police Dept. is asking the public for information to locate Mose. He should turn himself into the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. Area searches by DeQuincy Police Officers failed to locate him.

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