Public bribery of a witness warrant issued

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Terrance Dupaty

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Terrance Dupaty, 21, of 135 Dorseyville Lane, Belle Rose, LA, on charges of Public Bribery. Falcon also adds that warrants to arrest Tyronne Tucker, 22, of 111 Gold Street, Napoleonville on the same public bribery case have been obtained. Tucker has not been arrested as of December 12.

In mid to late October, Sheriff’s investigators received information that Dupaty, who is currently in the Assumption Parish Detention Center charged with First Degree Rape, had reached out to Tucker and asked Tucker to contact a potential witness in the rape case and offer the individual money in exchange for not testifying against Dupaty.

It was determined that communication between Tucker and the witness did occur and the offer was made. Investigators secured arrest warrants for Tucker and Dupaty.

Dupaty, already in jail on the rape count, was booked on a count of:

*Public Bribery

Tucker remains at large and the Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone with information on Tucker’s whereabouts contact the Detective Bureau at 985-526-1627 or Communications at 985-369-2912.

Bond on Terrance Joseph Dupaty totals $105,000. Dupaty also faces a probation violation for a negligent homicide conviction. There is no bond on the probation violation.

Contributed by the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office