ARTHUR THIBODEAUX KILLED AT DANCE
Crowley Signal June
Arthur Thibodeaux, 18 year
old son of Felix Thibodeaux, was killed at midnight Sunday in the vicinity of
Castille. The accused came to Crowley and gave himself up to the authorities.
He claims self defense. Thibodeaux and Bergeron were best of friends before
the trouble which ended in the murder. Mr. Thibodeaux says he regretted the
fact that had killed Mr. Bergeron.
In an interview with Coroner
Frances and also with Mr. Thibodeaux, a reporter for the Signal learned the
following information: The men were returning from a dance at Alex. Allemand’s
hall near Castille, when the trouble which started at the ball over a girl was
Mr. Thibodeaux claims Mr.
Bergeron rushed to the side of the buggy and grabbed the reins. It was
impossible for him to tell what the aggressor held in the either hand, and as
he expected trouble Mr. Thibodeaux said he opened fire when it was evident that
the other man, who had kicked him at the dance wanted to open the trouble. The
first shot made a wound in the left side of the nose entering the brain. The
second shot was just below the clavicle (center). Mr. Thibodeaux said he asked
Mr. Bergeron to turn loose the lines, but he still held them, and it was then
that he decided to protect himself. It later developed that Mr. Bergeron was
When Mr. Thibodeaux came to
the authorities and notified them of the murder, Sheriff Fontenot took charge
of the investigation and the facts in the case are substantially as given here.
J.B.A. Bergeron came to the
residence of Deputy Sheriff Joe Amy about 4 o’clock this morning and reported
that his nephew.