Three Avoyelles Parish Residents Arrested on Criminal Charges
Marksville– In January 2023, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) received a theft complaint from a local business. According to the provided information, 76-year-old John R. Mayeaux of Plaucheville, 37-year-old Shantelle R. Turner of Marksville, and 21-year-old Isabella Ponthieux of Marksville, received items from the business without providing payment.
As a result of information obtained during the investigation, LSP AFO secured arrest warrants for Mayeaux, Turner, and Ponthieux. Earlier today, all three were arrested and subsequently booked into the Avoyelles Parish Jail. Mayeaux, who was employed as an Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy at the time of the thefts, was charged with malfeasance in office, criminal conspiracy and theft. Turner was charged with criminal conspiracy and theft. Ponthieux was charged with theft. The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office and Marksville Police Department assisted with the investigation.
The Louisiana State Police will serve as the lead investigative agency. The investigation remains active and ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org
and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0916