Dec 1, 2009 2:19 PM by Press Release
Two Crowley men have been arrest for unrelated sex crimes, which occurred over the past weekend.
The first investigation led to the arrest of Dreffus Byers III, 47 of Crowley. Police investigated a report of a missing person. During the investigation, it was determined that the victim in this case was held against her will by Byers. The victim and Byers had been previously involved in a relationship. During the time of her being held against her will, the victim was forced to having sex with Byers by the means of physical force and threats of injury. Byers was arrested without incident by Crowley Police and has been charged with Forcible Rape and 2nd Degree Kidnapping. He is currently being held in the Acadia Parish Jail.
The second investigation involved a report of incest. The investigation revealed that an 11 year old female was the victim of sexual acts by an adult family member within the home. The evidence and facts of the case have led to the arrest of 27 year old Merlin Comeaux of Crowley. He has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Incest. He has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail. Comeaux is the father of the victim.