Posted: Aug 6, 2010 9:04 PM by Alison Haynes
Updated: Aug 9, 2010 10:29 AM
NEW TONIGHT---CROWLEY POLICE SAY THEY ARE QUESTIONING WHAT THEY CALL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN A MURDER CASE.
OFFICERS SAY PHILLIP CREDEUR IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE STABBING DEATH OF A CROWLEY WOMAN.
KATC'S MIKE MAGNOLI HAS THE STORY FROM CROWLEY.
The lawn is cut, there's no sign of trouble-- by all visual indications, everything at Barbara Savante's place is fine: Neighbors called her Ms. Bobbi. Police say she was in her late 50s.
Slyvia Monceaux was friends with Ms. Bobbi and was stunned to find police officers and crime scene tape on her block. She says all kinds of crimes happen here, but rarely do they see cops.
Off camera, May Street residents are talking about what goes on here. Drug dealing and drug violence-- all within range of children they say. Some neighbors say the victim of this murder, Ms. Bobbi, was involved with that element, specifically prescription pain meds, but police would not confirm that. What police will say is that from the very beginning they had a person of interest.
28 year old Phillip Credur, a white male with short brown hair who was formerly a resident of May street...he is now in custody and being questioned.
Update: Crowley murder
As of 7:30 pm, Crowley police have found and taken Phillip Credeur into custody.
Press Release: Crowley Police are investigating a homicide which occurred during the early morning hours of August 6, 2010. The incident occurred at a home on May Street.
"Investigators were contacted this morning regarding suspicious circumstance at a residence on May Street within the city of Crowley," stated Chief of Police K.P. Gibson. "Our investigators responded to the residence and discovered the body of a white female to be lying inside the residence and was not responsive" stated Chief Gibson.
Police then confirm that the victim was deceased.
Crowley Police have developed a "person of interest" and this person is being sought for questioning. Police have identified this person as Phillip Paul Credeur, 28 of Crowley. "We believe that Credeur may be armed and dangerous, however he is a person of interest at this time. We urge anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (8477)" stated Chief Gibson.
Credeur is described as being a white male, 5"10' in height, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He has brown hair and is known to keep his hair short or shaved. Credeur's last known address was on Andrus St., but has recently moved from the residence.