LPSO News Blog
1/31/2014 by Deputy Brennan Matherne
Shortly after noon on Thursday, January 30, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at 338 Robyn Street in Bayou Blue wherein Joshua Cantrelle (W/M, D.O.B. 12/21/80) had reportedly strangled his wife. Upon arrival to the residence, deputies immediately made contact with Cantrelle who appeared to be very agitated, and he refused to comply with the deputies’ commands. He resisted deputies as they attempted to detain him. Additional deputies arrived on scene to assist and were able to take Cantrelle into custody, but he attempted to kick one of the deputies during the process. Deputies made contact with the victim and observed her to have visible marks on her neck. Cantrelle was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Upon arrival to the jail, Cantrelle continued to resist deputies’ commands with force, and at one point, a deputy removed his Taser from its holster in case he would need to utilize it on Cantrelle. He continued to struggle with deputies, and began trying to grab the Taser, partially removing the Taser’s cartridge in the process. Another deputy nearby utilized his Taser on Cantrelle, and he was subdued into compliance. After being cleared by jail medical staff, Cantrelle was booked on charges of Domestic Abuse Battery Involving Strangulation, two counts of Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, and Disarming of a Peace Officer. He remains at the Detention Center in lieu of $60,000 bond as set by Judge Walter I Lanier III, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.
Just after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Laurel Valley Road in Thibodaux. Through investigation of the crash, deputies determined one of the drivers, Christian Knight (W/M, D.O.B. 11/17/90) of 2511 Karen Street in Thibodaux, had crossed the center line and had struck the other vehicle as he passed alongside. Deputies also noted Knight was showing signs of possible intoxication and conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test on which Knight poorly performed. He later submitted to a breathalyzer test which showed him to have a blood alcohol content of .000g%. Knight additionally consented to a blood test and urinalysis, and the results are pending at the State Police Crime Lab. Two other female subjects were also traveling with Knight, and deputies discovered open containers of alcoholic beverages under each of their seats. Megan Landry (W/F, D.O.B. 12/03/91) and Brandy Landry (W/F, D.O.B. 11/22/86), both of 109 Louis Land in Thibodaux, were each issued a citation for Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle. Knight, meanwhile, was transported to the Detention Center and charged with DWI (3rd Offense) and improper lane usage. He is currently being held in lieu of $50,100 bond as set by Judge Lanier. His criminal history revealed prior DWI arrests on June 22, 2012, and September 21, 2013.