Suspects featured on St. Landry Crime Stoppers arrested

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 12:16:25-04

The suspects featured on Crime of the Week for the theft at Dave’s Monument in Lawtell have been arrested.  St. Landry Crimes Stoppers Host Major Eddie Thibodeaux and Detective James Bergeron spotlighted the business theft in the weekly "Crime of the Week" segment on KATC TV 3.  Shortly after its airing, tips began coming in identifying both suspects, according to Thibodeaux.  Crime Stoppers received multiple tips identifying Corneluis D. Gallow, 43, and Ashley Fontenot, 31, both of Ville Platte, as the alleged suspects. The tips that helped solve the case was received 20 minutes after the airing of the crime which also lead to the recovery of the stolen items.   "I want to take this opportunity to thank the tipsters that reached out to Crime Stoppers and helped solve this case," said Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. "Working together proves that if people get involved, we can put more criminals behind bars." They were both arrested on a theft charge.