A Tennessee man has been arrested in connection with a theft investigation that involved multiple Terrebonne Parish businesses, according to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet. In connection with the investigation, Charles Thomas Parkerson, 61, of Brentwood, Tennessee, was taken into custody on numerous charges.
The Houma Police Department’s jurisdiction was the scene of an incident on April 12, 2023, in which a male subject went into a nearby restaurant, consumed food and alcohol, paid for his meal with fake money, then left the establishment. This incident was reported to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO). The company’s owners used social media to inform the public about the incident, and as a result, additional businesses have been linked to the same suspect in recent months.
In order to find Parkerson, who was working in the region, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office joined the investigation and collaborated closely with the Houma Police Department. After examining the available data, TPSO detectives were able to connect Parkerson to the investigation that took place at a different neighborhood business. Parkerson was taken into custody on one count of misusing a financial instrument and lodged at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex; he was later freed on a $2,500 cash bond.
Parkerson was taken into custody by the Houma Police Department on additional charges.