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Abbeville father and son arrested on felony theft charges

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Mar 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-27 12:39:45-04

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputies have arrested an Abbeville father and son on felony theft charges.

According to deputies, the arrests come after a month-long investigation into the theft of scrap metal from a local scrap yard.

Arrest warrants were obtained for 44-year-old Michael Rene Watson and 22-year-old Justice Rene Watson, both of Abbeville. Each were arrested without incident on three counts of felony theft.

Both have been booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with bond set at $15,000 each.

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