Contractor sought in fraud investigation

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 51-year-old Neal Joseph Laperouse, a contractor accused of fraud.

Major Ginny Higgins said it is believed Laperouse may have defrauded two people in St. Martin Parish by taking money from them without performing the work.

Laperouse has outstanding warrants for similar types of contractor fraud from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Police Department and Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Higgins said.

Laperouse’s last known residence was in Branch, but he has had several residences in the Acadiana area, KATC-TV reports.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Laperouse is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 394-3071.

Arrests posted Sept. 3, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • MEAGAN MARIE ADKINS: 28, of the 17 block of Heather Row, Lafayette. She was booked on obstruction of justice.
  • LORRIE ANN ANDERSON: 49, of the 900 block of Omega Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated rape; molestation of a juvenile; resisting an officer; and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
  • MARCUS JERMAINE ANGELLE: 27, of the 100 block of Dutch Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.
  • WILLIE MARKEL ANGELLE: 19, of the 100 block of Dutch Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery.
  • JOSHUA JUDE BARRAS: 30, of the 100 block of Ben Franklin Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and felony illegal possession of stolen things.
  • TIFFANY NICOLE RIDEAUX BATISTE: 30, of the 600 block of Parkwood Drive, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • JARROD PRESTON BELLARD: 30, of the 100 block of Mathews Boulevard, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • DAMARCUS JAMES BERNARD: 18, of the 100 block of West Foch Street, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery.
  • STEPHEN MICHAEL BOURQUE: 36, of the 100 block of Bristol Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • ANDREW THOMAS BOZEMAN: 26, of the 100 block of Arceneaux Road, Carencro. He was booked on contempt of court; expired motor vehicle inspection; hold for court; speeding 21 to 25 mph; and warrant/bench warrant.
  • COREY D. CARSON: 20, of the 200 block of Allison Street, Lafayette. He was booked for Acadia Parish and fugitive.
  • ANNIE M. CASTILLO: 24, of the 1200 block of North Hebert Street, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on resisting an officer.
  • SHARISSE CHARLES: 32, of the 100 block of Sonny Street, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • BRYSON DIXON: 19, of the 100 block of Laura Street, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery.
  • KORI DUHON: 19, of the 200 block of Belgium Street, Lafayette. She was booked on simple burglary.
  • REBEKAH T. LAJAUNIE: 33, of the 1300 block of Raymond Road, Broussard. She was booked on probation violation.
  • MELANIE MORRISON: 18, of the 100 block of Ames Circle, Carencro. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • JASON GERARD SR. NADY SR.: 36, of the 500 block of Rampart Street, Carencro. He was booked on false imprisonment; three counts for St. Martin Parish; fugitive; and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • MICHELLE RENEE PIERRE: 27, of the 3200 block of St. Esprit Road, Carencro. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • LEROY LOUIS SCHEXNAYDER JR.: 42, of the 400 block of Lacassine Road, Scott. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of access card as theft and felony theft.
  • JAY SCHOCHENMAIER: 33, of the 1600 block of Rue Dubelier, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • BOBBY L. SMITH: 49, of the 100 block of Carl Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • DEVIN P. SONNIER: 31, of the 600 block of North 11th Street, Eunice. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • GEONDRE THOMAS: 22, of the 100 block of Eleventh Street, Morgan City. He was booked on two counts for Assumption Parish and resisting an officer.
  • VINCENT THOMAS: 21, of the 1100 block of Roper Lane, Scott. He was booked on probation violation and resisting an officer.
  • ASHLEY TURNER: 23, of the 200 block of Falcon Street, Lafayette. She was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license.
  • ELIJAH WILLIAMS: 20, of the 100 block of Castle Road, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license.
  • JORDAN JAVON WILLIS: 26, of the 1900 block of Carmel Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery.