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Arrests of Note: November 17-18, 2013

11/19/2013 by Brennan Matherne

Shortly after 8 p.m. on November 17, deputies were dispatched to 237 Adams St in reference to a call wherein a woman stated a family member was trying to kill her. Upon arrival deputies made contact with a resident, Lucy Adams (W/F, D.O.B. 03/16/71), as well as the victim who was in her late 60’s. Deputies learned the victim had been staying with Adams at the residence, but Adams had told the victim she could no longer remain living at the residence. Adams allegedly fastened a dog leash around the victim’s neck, and at one point allegedly squeezed the leash around the neck, strangling the victim. Adams also allegedly attempted to pull the victim outside the residence with the leash. Deputies placed Adams under arrest, and she was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. There, she was booked with Cruelty to the Infirmed Involving Strangulation and Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon Involving Strangulation. She is currently being held in lieu of $2,000 bond as set by Judge Walter I. Lanier III.

In Late October, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted in reference to a contractor, Howard Folse Jr. (W/M, D.O.B. 12/30/49) of 376 Highway 652 (Lot 2) in Raceland, not completing construction of a house in Lockport after being paid over $500,000 for the project. Through investigation, detectives learned the victim had paid the amount over several checks to Folse who then never paid several subcontractors and businesses for products bought during the home’s construction. One of the businesses identified several other homes wherein Folse was the contractor and owed money on those projects. Detectives were able to confirm four other cases in Lafourche Parish where Folse had not made payment to the business and began investigating those cases. They found in each case that Folse had not made payments to contractors and businesses, and that the customers were unable to contact him. Detectives obtained warrants for Folse’s arrest on five counts of Misapplication of Payments by a Contractor (R.S. 14:202). Detectives made contact with Folse in reference to the cases and Folse turned himself in on November 18. He was booked on the active warrants at the Detention Center, and he was subsequently released after posting $2,500 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera III.