Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

PAINCOURTVILLE---Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Friday, January 31, 2014 at approximately 12:57 p.m., the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about shots being fired in the vicinity of Sugar Street, which is a residential area of Paincourtville.  Dispatch received information while deputies were en route that the shots were fired by a bail bondsman in pursuit of a fugitive.  Tyrone Williams, age 39, owner of Tyrone Bail Bond Service along with an associate employee were attempting to apprehend a fugitive, Jermaine Moland, age 38 of 195 Ewell Street, Belle Rose, La., that was wanted in Lafourche parish.  He was wanted on 3 counts of Contempt of Court and 1 count for Issuing Worthless Checks.

Witness accounts state that when the fugitive saw the bail bondsmen approaching the fugitive began to run away and several shots were fired by Tyrone Williams.  Upon investigation it was determined Williams had fired his gun in an effort to scare and intimidate Jermaine Moland to stop running.  At that time Jermaine gave himself up to the bail bondsmen.  Responding deputies were able to make contact with Williams and directed him to transport the fugitive to the Assumption Parish Detention Center. 

Tyrone Williams, who resides at 112 Ridgeway St., Thibodaux, turned himself in on February 26, 2014 and was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center for RS 14:94 – Illegal use of a Weapon.  His bond was set at $5000 and he bonded out the same day.

For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Mike Waguespack at 985-637-6392 or Public Information Officer, Robert Martin at 985-369-7281 or 985-398-0430.