Lockport Police: Man arrested for desecrating graves

April 19, 2018 - 11:13 am

Lockport Police say they arrested a Lockport man for allegedly desecrating several graves at a local cemetery. 

36-year-old was arrested early Thursday morning in Gheens.

Chief of Police David Harrelson Jr. said officers responded to the Holy Savior Cemetery on School Street in Lockport in reference to several graves being damaged.  Officers found more than 30 graves had been damaged.  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 observed a man, later identified as Falgout, damaging the grave sites.  Upon identifying Falgout as the suspect, officers obtained a warrant for his arrest.

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 on the aforementioned warrant for Desecration of Graves (R.S. 14:101). 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, 

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