THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) – Additional information from the Thibodaux Police Department’s investigation reveals that the suspect used counterfeit money to purchase a dirt bike through social media.
Police said the suspect, Marvin Willoughby, made plans to buy a dirt bike via social media. At the meeting location, Willoughby gave $5,000 in cash for the bike.
The seller reached out to Thibodaux Police when they suspected the cash to be counterfeit.
The Thibodaux Police Department said they then located Willoughby and received a confession stating he knew the money was counterfeit at the time of purchase.
After the confession to authorities, the dirt bike was returned to the owner and Willoughby was arrested by Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Willoughby is currently in the Assumption Parish Jail but will later be extradited to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex, according to police.
He faces the following charges:
- Monetary Instrument Abuse (Felony)
- Theft (Felony)
His bond will be $10,000.
Thibodaux Chief of Police Bryan Zeringue reminds the public of the Thibodaux Police Department Safe Exchange Location. It is a safe, monitored location to make social media transactions and child custody exchanges.
THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD) – Assumption Parish deputies arrested a Napoleonville man for stealing a dirt bike.
The Thibodaux Police Department asked Assumption Parish deputies for help in a local investigation for a stolen dirt bike on June 19.
Deputy investigation led to the arrest of 24-year-old Marvin Willoughby. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) said detectives learned that the dirt bike was taken by Willoughby through illegal activity.
The dirt bike was recovered by authorities on Saturday.
Willoughby was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Facility and charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things (Felony). APSO says he remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
Upon his release from the detention facility, he is wanted by Thibodaux Police Department on charges including:
- Felony Theft
- Monetary Instrument Abuse