On July 27, 2022, Detectives with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office assisted the Attorney General's Office with two separate ongoing investigations involving computer crimes with juveniles. During the investigations two suspects were identified. Suspect Louis Ray Thomas of Ville Platte and Suspect Jeremy Fontenot of Mamou. As the investigation continued, investigators were able to obtain evidence that both suspects were using computer devices in order to solicit juveniles for sexual misconduct. As a result of the investigation, Louis Ray Thomas was arrested and charged with One Count of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles and is being held in the Evangeline Parish Jail with a $75,000.00 bond. Jeremy Fontenot was arrested and charged with One Count of Pornography Involving Juveniles and is being held in the Evangeline Parish Jail with a $75.000.00 bond.
W/M DOB 12/15/1988
1118 St. Peter St. Mamou, La.
Louis Ray Thomas
B/M DOB 11/20/1970
1028 King Blvd. Ville Platte, La.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTILL PROVEN GUILTY
As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person reporting information will remain anonymous.