Parents of missing child arrested for cruelty to juveniles

On Sunday, December 30, 2018 the Search for a 9 year old juvenile ended with his safe return, but the arrest of both his parents. He was found safe and unharmed.

Paul Thibodeaux and Minette Thibodeaux both 45 of the 3400 block of Chataignier Road in the Point Blue area of Evangeline Parish were each booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail earlier this morning on the charge of Cruelty to Juveniles.

The case began Friday afternoon when 9 year old Bryson Thibodeaux was reported to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office as a runaway.

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, Sheriff Deputies and Detectives began to search with the assistance of the American Cajun Navy and various State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, to include Louisiana State Federal Bureau of Investigations, along with community citizens from near and afar. The search included four-wheelers, horses, as well as K-9 teams scouring the area.

Some thirty hours or more later Bryson was found by a neighbor near Bryson residence.

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services were immediately contacted after noticing how malnourished the juvenile appeared to be and his home living conditions.

DCFS officials took custody of both Bryson and his 8 year old sister. They are both still in their custody.

Bonds for the Thibodeauxs are pending.

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