Lafourche man accused of desecrating graves

Lafourche man accused of desecrating graves
Jared Falgout Source: FOX 8

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A LaFourche Parish man has been accused of desecrating graves at Holy Savior Cemetery.

Lockport Chief of Police David Harrelson Jr. said Jared Falgout, 36, was arrested Thursday morning in Gheens.

Jared Falgout (age 36) was arrested early Thursday morning in Gheens.

On Wednesday officers responded to the cemetary on School Street in Lockport in reference to more than 30 graves had been damaged.

Officers found several headstones had been pulled down, flower holders were ripped from their mountings, and several plaques were ripped away from tombs.

When officers reviewed surveillance video, they saw who they later identified as Falgout damaging the grave sites.

At around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, officers responded to a residence on Delatte Lane in Gheens along with deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office in reference to a report of Falgout being at the location.

Upon arrival to Delatte Lane, officers spotted Falgout standing outside a residence, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Falgout was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked for desecration of graves.

His bond is set at $10,000.

The Lockport Police Department respectfully requests that anyone with damage to their families' tombs please contact Chief Harrelson or the assistant chief, Sergeant Ricky Breaux Jr., at (985) 532-9799 in order to obtain information such as monetary costs to repair or replace any damaged items such as flower pots, flags, plaques, or statues.

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