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Three Louisiana men arrested on confinement, forgery allegations

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Clifton Thomas
After a short vehicle pursuit Friday evening, three Louisiana men are in custody and awaiting formal court proceedings on felony allegations of criminal confinement, forgery, theft and resisting law enforcement

According to a press release provided by the Brazil City Police Department, the investigation began as a forgery complaint at First Financial Bank, 2180 East National Ave., Brazil. When they arrived at the scene, officers were informed a man was allegedly attempting to cash a forged check. The man allegedly claimed to have been held against his will by three black males who were in a white sport utility vehicle (SUV) parked in The Freeze parking lot across the street.

While leaving the bank, officers saw the SUV leave the parking lot and turn east on United States 40. The officers caught up with the SUV near the Harmony area, but the driver refused to stop.

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Michael Thomas
In the area of US 40 and Clay Street, three males exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers quickly caught one male, while members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department and the CCSD K-9 Unit assisted in capturing a second male north of the area in a bean field.

Initially, an extensive search for the third male was unsuccessful. However, around 10:20 p.m., Friday, an off-duty sheriff's deputy observed the third suspect walking west on US 40 in the area of Tower Road. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

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William "Willy" Drake
According to officials, Clifton Thomas, 30, Michael Thomas, 33, both from Ponchatoula, La., and William "Willy" Drake, 31, Tickfaw, La., are each being held in the Clay County Justice Center on $100,000 cash bonds (with no 10 percent allowed).

Officials confirmed Drake also is facing an outstanding arrest warrant from Allen County, Ind.

The BCPD has not officially released the name of the victim at this time due to the open investigation.

This story may be updated should more information become available.


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Glad they got these guys, they first mug looks like he hates everything! Bury 'em deep Judge!

-- Posted by wtfizdat on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 7:18 AM

They just didn't have their heads on straight

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 8:05 AM

Based on the expressions on their faces, I'd wager they've had mugshots taken of them before....perhaps even several times. The "vacant" eyes are a dead give-away.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 9:11 AM

*sigh .. it amazes (and sickens) me how many family members you see committing crimes together. Get a REAL job and EARN a living like the rest of us!

Sounds like (since they're from LA), they were heading somewhere and ran out of traveling money. I'm interested to hear more of the story.

These guys definitely appear intimidating .. I feel bad for the alledged victim.

-- Posted by Emmes on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 10:37 AM

these guys are trash. to bad they didn't make it to Parke county. I am sure the locals there would have put together a nice welcome wagon for them.

-- Posted by I<3pwnage on Sun, Aug 1, 2010, at 4:37 PM

I agree with SAY .. I don't have a scanner. lol

I3PWNAGE .. I hope you aren't implying what I think you're implying. If you are .. come into this century.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Aug 2, 2010, at 10:47 AM

HEY IT'S LEIFE THINGS HAPPEN TO THE BEST OF US. EVERYTHING IS ALL GOOD TO WE OR YOU GET CAUGHT. ME PERSONALLY I DONT COMMIT CRIMES AT ALL AND TRY TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS NOT TO...ONCE AGAIN ITS LIFE AND WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE EXCEPT...ITS VERY HARD OUT HERE TO GET A JOB AND NOBODY SEEMS LIKE THEY WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE.....IM NOT SAYING WHAT THEY DID WAS RIGHT OR WRONG, JUST NEVER NO WHAT A PERSON IS GOING THRU TO FEED THERE FAMILY. SO HOPEFULLY THE JUDGE WILL HAVE MERCY ON THEM. PRAY FOR THEM FOR NO ONE IS PERFECT AND GOD FORGIVES ALL WITH A SINCERE HEART..."WILLY " I LOVE YOU MY DEAR AND HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE A LESSON LEARN TO YOU.....ITS MORE THEN LIFE TO THIS:( MISSING YOU LIKE CRAZY....

-- Posted by Mz.Lady27 on Wed, Oct 27, 2010, at 10:57 PM


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