Oct. 21, 2020
Terrebonne and Lafourche Sheriff's offices effect
multiple charges on Houma man accused of 
molesting family members over two decades
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim
Soignet announced a Houma man has been arrested for sex crimes
involving children in both parishes. Investigations revealed David Wayne
Todd, 61, allegedly victimized four children in several incidents over a
period of nearly two decades.
 Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to a complaint
on September 24, 2020, that David Wayne Todd had molested a relative
who was under the age of 16. During the investigation detectives learned
that Todd had molested another relative, beginning who was under 13, on
multiple occasions. Additionally, information was gathered concerning past
molestation of a another relative.
Terrebonne Parish detectives reached out to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s
Office, and investigators from both agencies worked closely together, resulting
in the development of information that led to Todd’s arrest.
On September 24, Todd was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish
Criminal Justice Complex for felony Molestation of a Juvenile in Terrebonne
Parish. He was also served with additional warrants for Lafourche Parish including
Aggravated Crimes Against Nature, First Degree Rape, and Indecent Behavior
with a Juvenile.  As the investigation continued, Lafourche investigators obtained
new warrants on October 20, 2020. Those charges included two counts of
Aggravated Incest, Aggravated Rape, and Molestation of a Juvenile. The total
bail amount for all charges in both parishes combined is $1.65 million.
Sheriff Soignet said these cases exemplify the kind of results that
can occur when agencies work closely.“Compassion and investigative abilities
were both required for these cases,” Sheriff Soignet said. “I am grateful for the hard
work our detectives did, as well as the dedication of Sheriff Craig Webre’s detectives
in Lafourche Parish. We are always stronger together.”
Sheriff Webre echoed Sheriff Soignet’s remarks. “Dealing with cases involving such
heinous crimes can be a strain on all involved,” said Sheriff Webre. “With multiple
incidents and victims over such a long period of time, it was great to have the assistance
of Sheriff Soignet and his staff on this case. Now, as this moves through the justice system, 
we hope the families involved can at least begin the healing process.”


Oct. 12, 2020


Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that on this date all inmates
relocated due to the threat of Hurricane Delta have been
returned to the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

“The forecasts which showed the storm headed straight

for our area made it necessary for us as a matter of safety for
inmates and correctional officers to utilize our emergency
relocation protocol,” Sheriff Soignet said. “I wish to thank
all of our correctional staff as well as the Louisiana Department
of Corrections for their assistance.”
As a result of Delta’s change in track, at least one facility
inmates were evacuated to suffered loss of power and related
“Once these plans are activated, the Department of Corrections
and the staff at facilities where they have chosen to assign inmates
are also in charge of their care and custody,” Sheriff Soignet said.
"This is part and parcel of the agreement we have with DOC which
governs how these plans are carried out. We don’t choose where
inmates are temporarily housed.”
The potential of power outages due to the storm in Terrebonne
Parish necessitated the evacuation, Sheriff Soignet said, due to
the inability of current generators to run the Criminal Justice
Complex’s ventilation system, which could have created health and
safety problems on a mass scale.
The Sheriff is currently in discussion with the Terrebonne Parish
Consolidated Government, which owns the jail, for arrangements
to be made for a generator capable of running all necessary
Please be advised that on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 between the hours
of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., utility crews are scheduled to work on power
lines at locations near and along North Hollywood Road.
Because of this work there will be street closures in the area, roughly
from Williams Avenue to Alma Street.
Motorists are advised to avoid those areas, if possible, during those
hours on Tuesday.
Should driving in those areas be necessary, we ask that extreme
caution and vigilance be used, for the safety of anyone directing traffic
as well as utility workers.


Hurricane Delta Advisory #5
Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that all roads below the Morganza-to-the-Gulf
levee system that were closed due to high water from Hurricane Delta are
now open, with the exception of Island Road, which runs between Pointe-
aux-Chenes and Isle de Jean Charles.
An advisory will be issued as soon as a determination is made that Island
Road is safe for vehicles.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
The following map is provided by the Terrebonne
Parish Consolidated Government. ZONE 1 is the 
only area affected by mandatory evacuation 
effective 3 p.m. today (Thursday) and a curfew
effective 6 p.m. today (Thursday). The only
flood gates now open as of Noon today 
are the roller gates at Pointe-aux-Chenes and 
Cocodrie, but they are expected to close this after-
You may download this map for reference.
Issued at 6:35 PM
* Mandatory evacuation south of the Morganza 3 p.m. Thursday
* Voluntary evacuation for Pointe-aux-Chenes 3 p.m. Thursday
* Curfew south of the Morganza ONLY from 6 P.M. Thursday
   until further notice.
*  Shelter will open at Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center
   3 p.m. Thursday.
*  Pets will be registered at the shelter for transport to the 
    Animal Control Shelter 
Sheriff Tim Soignet advises that during the curfew anyone who
is not a resident of those areas or business owner will be barred from
entry, until further notice.
 TRANSPORTATION to the shelter can be arranged by calling (985) 873-6357.
“My deputies will ensure that properties in evacuation areas are protected,” Sheriff
Soignet said. “Deputies are working double shifts beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday.”
Sheriff Soignet advises that anyone who will be relocating temporarily due to
Hurricane Delta should refrain from announcing their intentions on social media.
“We will do everything we can to protect you but please make wise decisions about
sharing your plans,” Sheriff Soignet said.
The Sheriff’s clerical offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. If Sheriff’s Office
assistance is needed call (985) 876-2500.
“We are fortunate that this storm appears to be tracking further to the west than initially
anticipated,” Sheriff Soignet said. “But with a possibility of storm surges in excess of
seven feet, evacuating for those in sensitive areas is a must. We will not be able to
guarantee that emergency help can reach anyone south of the Morganza quickly, if
those predictions hold true.”
Follow us on Twitter @Terrebonne_SO and monitor our website, www.tpso.net, for
further information as it becomes available.


Inmates moved from jail in advance of Hurricane
Delta’s approach

Sheriff Tim Soignet has announced that all inmates
have been moved from the Terrebonne Parish Criminal
Justice Complex to other locations, in order to ensure
their safety and the safety of our Corrections Officers
due to potential adverse effects related to Hurricane Delta.
This action has been taken due to possible electric power
loss. The complex, which is operated by the Sheriff’s
Office but is owned by  the Terrebonne Parish Consolidated
Government, does not have a generator capable of running
its enclosed ventilation system. This could create unsafe 
conditions including the pooling of condensation, as well
as risks for the transmission of COVID-19.
“We are grateful to the Louisiana Department of Corrections
for their assistance,” Sheriff Soignet said. “There may be
some delay before inmates are able to contact family and
friends as they will need to be settled into their temporary
Sheriff Soignet said he and Parish Government officials
are in discussions regarding future equipment updates.

Hurricane Delta Advisory #2 
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
Status Report as of 6:45 p.m. CDT

Sheriff Tim Soignet announces initial Hurricane Delta preparations

Sheriff Tim Soignet is accelerating steps to ensure safety and security
for the people of Terrebonne Parish as Hurricane Delta threatens the
Gulf Coast, while closely monitoring its progress, in coordination
with Parish President Gordon Dove and the Terrebonne Office of 
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Double shifts ordered for deputies.
Plans are in place for stepped-up patrols in vulnerable
Sand and bags are available for filling with locations at
       www.tpso.net and at www.tpcg.org

“All of our personnel were put on notice today that double shifts will
start Thursday morning,”  said Sheriff Soignet, who is urging that residents
be prepared for the worst while hoping for the best. “In our area
complacency is not an option. I ask that everyone begin finalizing their

. Refill prescriptions if they are low.
. Ensure that important personal papers are secured. 
. Check generators and other essential equipment. 
. Be prepared in the event orders are given to leave.

Sheriff Soignet also reminds residents to rely on trusted sources of information
such as the websites of this office and the Parish Government.
You can also follow us on Twitter as @Terrebonne_SO

The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government is making 
sand and sandbags available  at the following locations.
Residents are advised to bring their own shovels: 
Adult Softball Complex
9544 East Main Street, Houma
Bobtown Vounteer Fire Station
4717 Grand Caillou Road
Mechanicville Gym
2814 Senator Street 
Upper Dularge Fire Station
1767 Bayou Dularge Road
Bayou Black Fire Station
2820 Savanne Road
Village East Fire Station
100 Development Street
Cannata's West 6307 West Park Avenue
Montegut Fire Station
1105 Highway 55 
St. Ann Church, Bourg
4355 Highway 24
Ward 7 Citizens Club Chauvin
5006 Highway 56 
Donner Community Center
361 Azalea Drive
Devon Keller Memorial Center
5575 Bayou Black Road, Gibson
Public Works North Campus
206 Government Street, Gray
Gibson East Fire Station
5218 North Bayou Black Drive
West Terrebonne Fire Station
110 Merry Moss Street, Gibson
Knights of Columbus Hall
1558 Highway 655, Pointe-aux-Chenes
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center 
346 Civic Center Blvd.