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Two arrested, one sought for stealing parish government truck

Two arrested, one sought for stealing parish government truck

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Calvin Williams, 18 and Jahi Raymond, 18, both of Raceland, on Saturday, August 22 for stealing a parish pickup truck.

At around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a white pickup truck along LA Highway 1 in Raceland, but the driver of the truck refused to stop.

The truck continued, turning down several streets and eventually crossing over to LA Highway 308. Deputies utilized spike strips to disable the truck's tires, and the vehicle finally came to a stop on Brocato Lane near its intersection with Kahn Street.

The driver, identified as Calvin Williams, exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. Deputies discovered the truck was a marked Lafourche Parish Government vehicle and learned it had been stolen from the Raceland Field Office at 129 Texas Street.

Through further investigation, it was learned Williams and two others, Jahi Raymond and Travonta Caine, 20, broke into the Field Office and stole two pickup trucks.

Warrants were obtained for Raymond and Caine. Raymond was located Saturday afternoon in Raceland.

Williams was charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, simple burglary, aggravated flight from an officer, no driver's license and failure to stop at a red light. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center, and was released Monday morning after posting $135,200 bond.

Raymond was charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and one count of simple burglary. He remains in jail in lieu of $35,000 bond, and is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Travonta Caine is still at large and is wanted for two counts of theft of a motor vehicle and simple burglary. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org.

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.