Tuesday, February 24, 2015
CONVICTED FELON FOUND IN POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS AND FIREARMS
Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced the arrest of a convicted felon found in illegal possession of drugs and firearms. Brent Michael Tye (31, W/M) of 314 Barrilleaux Street in Lockport was arrested during a routine probation check. Just before 8 p.m. on Monday, February 23, Lockport Police officers were called to the Tye’s Lockport residence as agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole were conducting a routine check. Upon their arrival, agents discovered Tye exiting a vehicle in which they found two loaded handguns. Agents also found a third firearm which had been altered so that the serial numbers were no longer visible, and Tye admitted to officers that the firearms belonged to him. Tye was also found to be in possession of two bags containing several suspected Klonopin pills, as well as small amounts of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.
Tye was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Possession with Intent to Distribute Klonopin (Clonazepam), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Number, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana. His bond had not yet been set at the time of this release, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
Lockport Chief of Police Warren Vedros announced a man who failed to appear in court for stealing a leaf
blower was arrested and also charged with drug possession. Rocky Pertuit (29, W/M) of 161 Linda Street in Lockport was arrested on Monday after being spotted by a patrol officer.
At around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 29, an officer was on patrol in the area of Ferdinand Street when he spotted Rocky Pertuit walking along the street. Knowing Pertuit had an active warrant for contempt of court, the officer made contact with Pertuit and placed him under arrest. Pertuit told the officer he had synthetic marijuana in his possession. The officer discovered Pertuit to have a small bag containing suspected synthetic marijuana and a cigarette suspected to contain suspected synthetic marijuana.
Pertuit was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Possession of Synthetic Marijuana and per the contempt of court warrant. He is being held in lieu of $27,500 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera and per the warrant.
Pertuit failed to appear in court on a Simple Burglary charge stemming from an incident on September 12 in which he allegedly stole a leaf blower from a Lockport residence.
Official Press Release: Lockport Police Press Release – Officer Arrests Fugitive in Possession of Synthetic Marijuana