According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On November 19, 2021 Detectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office were notified by Capt. Bryan Lafleur that a large amount of money was seized from a previous arrest and $2,220.00 was missing.”
Upon further investigation, it was determined that $9,015.00 was seized at the arrest location, however, the investigative report showed that only $6,795.00 was in evidence. Capt. Bryan Lafleur immediately initiated an independent investigation into the matter. It was later learned that the original verification documentation (evidence envelopes, property receipts, and currency envelopes) stating that $9,015.00 was seized could not be located. An internal investigation was then initiated and it revealed that Capt. Bryan Lafleur himself discarded the original documentation and replaced it with new falsified documents showing $6,795.00 was seized during the arrest.
When questioned by Internal Affairs Detectives on December 16, 2021, Capt. Lafleur stated that he realized the discrepancy when he counted the money and reviewed the case report. When detectives inquired about the original verification documents, Capt. Lafleur stated that he discarded the receipts and envelopes but could not provide a reason for doing so.
On December 20, 2021, Bryan Lafleur was transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail and charged with malfeasance in office, injuring public records and obstruction of justice.
Sheriff Guidroz stated, “It is very troubling to me that one of my own would steal from my office. None of my deputies are above the law. If any Sheriff’s Office employee commits a criminal act on or off duty, they will be arrested and charged for the crime.”
Bryan Todd Lafleur, age 51
354 Louise Street
Krotz Springs, LA., 70750
Malfeasance in Office
Injuring Public Records
Obstruction of Justice
On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.