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Lockport man arrested for desecrating graves

Lockport man arrested for desecrating graves

Lockport Chief of Police David Harrelson Jr. announced the arrest of a Lockport man for desecrating several graves at a local cemetery. Jared Falgout (age 36) was arrested early Thursday morning in Gheens.

On the morning of Wednesday, April 18, 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 gravesites.

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 arriving at Delatte Lane, officers spotted Falgout standing outside a residence, where 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.