THIBODEAUX, La. (WGNO)— 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.
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)