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Cruelty to Juvenile arrests


Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a complaint on Friday, May 11 2018, at around 11 pm when a walk in complaint of cruelty to juveniles was reported. The grandmother reported that her son and daughter in law left their six year old daughter home alone.  The grandmother found the child on the porch crying, holding a towel and wet from being in the bathtub.

Deputies located the father, Stephen Corea Lafosse, 36, of 24150 Placide Road, Jennings, at the residence under the influence of alcohol. Deputies were unable to locate the mother on Friday night. 

 Deputies determined the two left the residence in different vehicles and abandoned the child.  Stephen Lafosse was booked Friday night for Cruelty to a juvenile. 

On Tuesday May 15, Melissa Ann Lafosse , 33, of 24150 Placide Road, Jennings was also arrested and booked on 1 count  of Cruelty to a juvenile.  Both are currently held in the parish jail on a $5,000 bond.

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