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Thibodaux Man Charged With Making Threats To A Witness In A Murder Trial

NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Frank A. Couteau, III, 32, of 1316 Midland Drive, Thibodaux, LA, in connection with threats he allegedly made to a witness in a murder trial.

In January of 2019, detectives investigated a matter in which the witness involved had recorded cell phone threats on multiple occasions in which Frank A. Couteau, III allegedly made.

The case in question involved a relative of Couteau, who was convicted following the trial over a decade ago.

Based on the witness interview and electronic evidence, detectives applied for and received a warrant for Couteau’s arrest.

Frank A. Couteau, Jr., was arrested on Thursday by Thibodaux Police. He was transferred Thursday afternoon to Assumption Parish where he was booked into the Detention Center on charges of:

*Intimidating, Impeding or Injuring a Witness

Frank Couteau, III remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.

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