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Citizens Restrain A Man Who Was Attempting to Steal Catalytic Converters

Officers responded to an address on Gallup Street in reference to citizens having restrained a subject who was attempting to steal a catalytic converters off of vehicles on September 27, 2021.

Posted: Sep 29, 2021 12:58 PM

JENNINGS, La. - Officers responded to an address on Gallup Street in reference to citizens having restrained a subject who was attempting to steal a catalytic converters off of vehicles on September 27, 2021.

Upon arrival, officers detained the suspect, Fredrick Fontenot (45) aka "T-Butch."

Complainants stated Fontenot was attempting to steal a catalytic converter off of their vehicle. Fontenot was found to be in possession of a reciprocating saw and wrenches commonly utilized for catalytic converter thefts.

Fontenot was placed under arrest for the attempted theft. During a search incident to arrest, Frederick Fontenot admitted to being in possession of a needle and methamphetamine. Officers located a used syringe in his pocket and methamphetamine inside of a cigarette pack.

Fontenot was brought to the Jennings Police Department but was later released on a summons due to lack of bed space at the Jeff Davis Parish Jail.

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