Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Mermentau man who violently held his ex-wife hostage in her own home Monday.

Sheriff K.P. Gibson said an arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Jordy Thibodeaux who entered his estranged ex-wife's home and held her against her will.

Gibson said Thibodeaux discharged a firearm, but no one was hit.

The suspect is wanted for the following charges:

  • False Imprisonment
  • Domestic Abuse Battery
  • Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Thibodeaux is described as a white male, 6-feet tall, weighing 142 pounds. He currently has a beard and has brown hair with brown eyes.

If you have any knowledge of Thibodeaux's whereabouts, you are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS (8477).