A man and woman were arrested following a series of crimes on Monday. Juris Roussell Jr., 39, of Larose and Margaret Guidroz, 39, of Cut Off face multiple charges.
Through investigation, deputies learned that on Monday, June 18, a Larose man gave Roussell and Guidroz a ride to the Cut Off department store. Store employees contacted deputies later that day about a shoplifting incident. The following day, the Larose man contacted deputies to report that his gun had been stolen from his vehicle.
Roussell and Guidroz were determined to be the primary suspects in both investigations. It was believed they had stolen the gun during the ride to the store and stole merchandise at the store upon arrival.
Also on Monday, deputies responded to a residential burglary on Jason Street in Larose. Deputies learned Roussell had arrived at the residence that morning asking to perform work for cash but was denied. A woman left the residence and returned later in the day to find it had been burglarized. She contacted two family members to assist her at the residence.
As the three were traveling in a car, they encountered Roussell walking along the road, and noticed a bag stolen during the burglary in the vicinity. They confronted Roussell about the burglary, but he denied involvement. The woman retrieved the bag stolen from her residence which contained items stolen during the burglary. At that time, Roussell brandished a handgun and pointed it at each of the three individuals, threatening them. The woman returned home after the incident to contact the sheriff’s office.
Shortly after 4 a.m., deputies located Roussell at a family member’s residence, and Guidroz was present also. After deputies questioned them about the stolen firearm, they were both placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center for booking.
Roussell was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery, Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling and Shoplifting. His bond is set at $98,000.
Guidroz was booked on charges of Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Shoplifting. She was also booked on a warrant for a parole violation in Texas. Her bond on the local charges is set at $40,000, but she is being held without bond due to the parole violation warrant.
Posted on Fri, June 22, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette