UPDATE: 35-year-old Jose Garcia Armenta has been arrested once again.

The man who Henderson Police refer to as a "sexual predator" was served an additional warrant for the following charges:

  • LARS 14:46.2.A.1 Human trafficking
  • LARS 40:967.A.1 distribution of Sched. II NARCOTICS (meth)
  • LARS 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy
  • LARS 14:83 Soliciting for Prostitution

Armenta remains in custody at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center as the investigation into Armenta and Jason Christopher Daigle continues.

Both men are accused of human trafficking.

Armenta has arrests dating back to November 19, 2020.

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ORIGINAL STORY (September 15): Two men have been arrested following an investigation by Henderson Police into human trafficking.

35-year-old Jose Garcia Armenta

According to the Henderson Police Dept. Facebook page, Armenta was first arrested on November 19, 2020, for narcotics-related offenses. Then, on December 6th of last year, he was arrested again on narcotics trafficking charges. Now, authorities in Henderson say the ongoing investigation has yielded more charges against him:

  • LARS 14:46.A.1 Human trafficking
  • LARS:40:967.A.1 distribution of sched II NARCOTICS (meth)
  • LARS: 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy
Facebook via Henderson Police Dept.

Following his first two arrests, Armenta was able to bond out of the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. This time, though, he remains in custody as the investigation continues.

51-year-old Jason Christopher Daigle

According to the Henderson Police Dept. Facebook page, Daigle has also been arrested on human trafficking charges.
He also sits in the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and faces the following additional charges:
  • LARS:40:967.A.1 distribution of sched II NARCOTICS (meth)
  • LARS: 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy
  • LARS: 14:66 Extortion
  • LARS: 14:130.1C Obstruction of Justice
Facebook via Henderson Police Dept.

Who Else Has Been Arrested Recently in St. Martin Parish?

Since the beginning of the week, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has announced at least 13 arrests on various charges, including drug charges and violent charges.

Hyatt, Logan
Age 34
1700 block of Grand Anse Hw
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; SIMPLE CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
Champagne, Anissa
Age 27
1000 block of Section 28 Rd
St. Martinville, LA
Charges POSSESSION - SCHEDULE II NARCOTICS; PROHIBITED ACTS: DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
Gordon, Carla
Age 45
900 block of Cecile Bl
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges AGGRAVATED BATTERY
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD
Tyler, Donald
Age 31
900 block of Cecile Bl
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges AGGRAVATED BATTERY
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD
Duresseau, Hayward
Age 62
1000 block of Debra Dr
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges DOMESTIC ABUSE BATTERY--STRANGULATION--SIMPLE
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD
Richard, Ryan
Age 18
800 block of Leger Rd
Rayne, LA
Charges 2ND DEGREE MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report
Batiste, Markalon
Age 23
600 block of Dorset St
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges BATTERY OF A POLICE OFFICER--SIMPLE; RESISTING AN OFFICER; SIMPLE CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; THREATENING PUBLIC OFFICIAL; 2ND DEGREE BATTERY
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD
Joseph, Edmond
Age 37
500 block of Governor Mouton St
St. Martinville, LA
Charges OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE/EVIDENCE TAMPERING; ABUSE OF OFFICE; ACCESSORIES AFTER THE FACT
Arresting Agency 107P-ST MARTINVILLE PD
Lewis, Christopher
Age 38
700 block of Hanks Rd
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges MANUFACTURE; DISTRIBUTION - SCHEDULE IV; SCHEDULE I NARCOTICS (ALL OTHER); POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA W/INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; VIOLATIONS OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHED 1
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD
Patin, Gage
Age 30
1300 block of Nursery Hw
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges CONTEMPT OF COURT
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
Schexnayder, Ted
Age 56
1000 block of Banker Rd
St. Martinville, LA
Charges VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER--WEAPON LAW VIOLATIONS; VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER--SIMPLE; UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY OF AN INHABITED DWELLING; RESISTING A POLICE OFFICER WITH FORCE OR VIOLENCE--SIMPLE; DOMESTIC ABUSE AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
Stelly, Wilfred
Age 39
1100 block of Jack Dwyer Rd
St. Martinville, LA
Charges FAILURE TO REGISTER-PENALTIES
Arresting Agency 50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF
Wiltz, Eddie
Age 35
900 block of Patin St
Breaux Bridge, LA
Charges OBSTRUCTION PUBLIC PASSAGES; PUBLIC INTIMIDATION/AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; DRIVER MUST BE LICENSED; POSSESSION - SCHEDULE IV; POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE SCHED 1; POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA W/INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING PROCEEDS FROM DRUG OFFENSES; VIOLATIONS OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS
Arresting Agency 17P-BREAUX BRIDGE PD

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