THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - Thibodaux police detectives are searching for a man who beat his ex-girlfriend while holding her and her young child hostage for several hours. Police Chief Bryan Zeringue identified the suspect as Kemoyne Matthews of Thibodaux.
Police say Matthews went to the woman's house around 5:30 on Wednesday, May 25 in the 100 block of Alice Drive. The man held both the woman and child against their will, and during that time, physically assaulted the mother. At one point, detectives say Matthews put a bag over both victims' heads, dragging them to another room in the home.
The child didn't sustain any injuries, but the ex-girlfriend reportedly sustained a broken nose during the assault.
Kemoyne Matthews is approximately 5'8" and 140 pounds. He has multiple tattoos including Kemoyne on one side of his neck and Claudette on the other side. He also has praying hands on his left upper arm along with other tattoos.
Police say Matthews has warrants for domestic abuse, aggravated assault with child endangerment, cruelty to juveniles, aggravated assault, 2nd degree battery and false imprisonment with a total bond of $205,000.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kemoyne Matthews is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637.
Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.