Aggravated Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Louisiana With Help From Public and Department of Probation and Parole

By Zephyr Sullivan
Published July 01, 2023

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Aggravated Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Louisiana With Help From Public and Department of Probation and Parole

Alexandria, Louisiana – A suspect of aggravated kidnapping was arrested in Louisiana with assistance from the public and the Department of Probation and Parole.

The Alexandria Police Department asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a six-year-old child in the Green Meadow area of Alexandria, Louisiana on June 29, 2023.

The Alexandria Police Department has confirmed that, with the help of information provided by the public and in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole, they have identified the man in the photograph. The individual in question is Shanon Wayne Thrasher, 47, from Alexandria, Louisiana. Detectives from the Alexandria Police Department executed a search warrant at Thrasher’s residence, where he was apprehended without any issues. He has been charged with one count of Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child. Thrasher has been taken into custody and is currently being held at the Rapides Parish Detection Center. Prior to this incident, Thrasher had been on parole for an attempted kidnapping conviction in 2007.

The Alexandria Police Department wants to emphasize that this incident is unique and they have no evidence or reports connecting Thrasher to any other attempted abductions.

The Alexandria Police Department expressed gratitude for the information provided by the community, which proved to be valuable in aiding their detectives during this investigation and they encourage continued support from the community to help solve crimes.

Parents can access resources and gain knowledge about the risks of interacting with strangers and online dangers by visiting The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides numerous resources and educational materials for parents and children.

Authorities are asking that anyone who has any information about this incident or any other criminal activity in Alexandria contact the Detective Division of the Alexandria Police at (318) 441-6416 or contact APD Dispatch at (318) 441-6559. Additionally, those with information can email any information to the detectives at the following address: [email protected]

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This is an update to the article Authorities in Louisiana Asking For Help Identifying Attempted Child Abduction Suspect