Two Arrested in St. Mary Parish for Child Desertion and Theft - KLFY News 10

Two Arrested in St. Mary Parish for Child Desertion and Theft

Michael Thompson Michael Thompson
Amanda Parker Amanda Parker

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two people for theft and child desertion.

After receiving tips from the public, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office made two arrests in the investigation of a bike theft and possible child desertion.

The crime occurred late Sunday afternoon on August 18, 2013 at The Swamp Skate Park. The male and female offenders are seen on video driving into a parking lot. With them is a small child between the ages of 4 and 6. After sitting under a pavilion at the park for about 20 minutes, the man rides off with the victim's bicycle. The woman then drives the SUV to meet the man waiting outside of the park with the bike. At that point in time, the young child is left unattended at the park. The man and woman load the bike in the SUV, return to the park, retrieve the juvenile, and leave the area.

Michael Thompson, 28, and Amanda Parker, 23, both of 3023 Allison Street Lot B in Morgan City were arrested for theft and child desertion. After posting pictures and a description of the crime on Facebook, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received multiple tips from the public regarding Thompson and Parker's identity and whereabouts.

The two were located at their residence and willingly came in to the SMPSO in Morgan City. During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Thompson and Parker's son was left at the park during the theft.

The juvenile is currently in the care of a guardian.

Thompson and Parker were transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.

The stolen bicycle was recovered.

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