Wanted fugitive arrested after traffic stop in Louisiana; Had stolen license plates and methamphetamine on-hand


THIBODEAUX, La. — A traffic stop in Thibodeaux leads to the arrest of a man wanted in multiple parishes.

Shortly before midnight on Monday, Thibodeaux police pulled over Matthew Tolliver, 37, of Bayou Blue for a traffic violation and displaying a stolen license plate on a 2018 silver Ford Fusion. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, Tolliver initially refused and eventually came to a stop on North 10th Street.

Tolliver was arrested after a felony stop was conducted.

Matthew Tolliver, 37, of Bayou Blue

After Tolliver had been detained, a K-9 unit detected an odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. Upon searching, police found methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe.

It was then learned that Tolliver was the suspect in a case for Unauthorized Use of a Moveable for the car he was driving with the stolen license plate.

Tolliver was arrested on Iberia Parish Warrant, plus with a separate St. Martin Parish Warrant for Monetary Instrument Abuse. He is currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex where he remains on a $4,700 bond on his new charges and a zero bond hold for his out-of-parish warrants.

Tolliver faces the following charges:

  • Lafourche Parish
    • Illegal Possession of Stolen Items
    • Possession of Methamphetamine (felony)
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Turning Movements and Required Signals
    • Flight from an Officer
  • Iberia Parish
    • Monetary Instrument Abuse
  • St. Martin Parish
    • Unauthorized Use of a Moveable (felony)

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