On September 22, 2014, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey that a wanted sex crime offender from that agency was working in LaPlace.  Deputies responded to the work place in the 2000 block of Highway US 51 and arrested Stephen Thomas, 63, on the outstanding fugitive warrant.  Thomas was arrested under the alias name of Steven Hallowed.  Subsequent to his arrest, deputies revealed that Thomas used multiple alias names.

        Stephen Thomas remains in custody in St. John the Baptist Parish, but he will be transferred to New Jersey in the upcoming days.