PRESS RELEASE From: Police Department Contact: Public Information Officer, Lt. Malcolm Dupre Date: March 5, 2004
City of Thibodaux 1309 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-446-7214
Frazier Arrested for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
The Thibodaux Police Department reports that atapproximately 10:09 A.M. this date, a citizen contacted the Police Department bytelephone and alerted them that there was a shooting at 1212 President Street inthe city.This citizen hung up thephone before her identity could be learned.At the same time as this call was coming into theswitchboard of the police department, a city employee was also alerting theChief of Police, Howard Robertson, that he had just witnessed a black malesubject in the 1200 block of President Street run into a house carrying whatappeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.
Police patrol division units as well as detective unitswere dispatched to 1212 President Street address.Upon officer’s arrival at the residence, they learned that the subjectthat ran into the house had fired one shot into the air with what appeared to bea semi-automatic pistol.
Officers approached the residence and learned from DenieceFrazier, that she had an argument with her son, Troy Frazier, 21 years-of-ageand also of 1212 President Street.Theargument resulted in Troy going out to his car and retrieved two handguns.Troy fired one of these guns into the air.The fired weapon was later discovered to have been a .45 calibersemi-automatic.One discharged casing was recovered by police officers nearthe vehicle in the street.
Troy Frazier was “talked” out of the residence and wasarrested at that time for Illegal Discharge of a Firearm.More investigation into the incident revealed that there were threejuveniles in the residence when Troy Frazier entered with the loaded firearms.These juveniles’ ages were two, three year olds and one four years ofage.Troy Frazier hid one of theweapons in a laundry hamper in a bathroom where one of the three year olds wasbathing.
Frazier was transported to the police station where he wasto be questioned then booked.Whileat the police station, officers researched the two recovered weapons.This research revealed that one weapon was stolen property from Gretna,Louisiana and the second was reported stolen out of Terrebonne Parish.
Thibodaux Police Detectives, at the time of this report,are contacting Louisiana Probation and Parole office to learn if Frazier is onparole.The detective division isalso researching NCIC to determine if there are any outstanding warrants callingfor the arrest of Frazier from other agencies.At the time of this report, the charges pending against Frazier are,Illegal discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment of a juvenile, and twocounts of illegal possession of a stolen firearm.
No bond has been set for Frazier at the time of thisreport.He will be transported tothe Lafourche Parish Detention Center following the normal booking procedures.