LOUIS M. RICHARD - CHIEF OF POLICE
CHURCH POINT, LA
Crowley Signal April 5, 1926
Louis Richard rounded up several young out of town men
Sunday and lodged them in jail, where they remained until 9 o’clock this
morning, when they appeared before Mayor L. Barousse and were fined upon
conviction on charges of disturbing the peace.
On several occasions, Chief Richard stated, these men came
to town where they drank and otherwise disturbed the peace, but it was not
until yesterday morning that he was able to capture them.
Five of the bunch were arrested Sunday morning and lodged in
jail. Two more came to town Sunday afternoon it is said, and stated that
either their friends would be released or they too would be jailed. Chief
Richard took the path of least resistance and jailed them.
After searching the men, five Barlow knives and one Colt
revolver were found in their possession. It is said that another revolver is
still missing, one of the men having thrown it away when he was arrested, it
was stated. Charges will be filed in the district court against some of the me,
Chief Richard said.
Three of the men were Melancons, three were Nolans and one
was a Thibodeaux.