Mon, Jan 21, 2013
Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations Juvenile Division and Federal Investigative Unit secured an arrest warrant for the arrest of Jessica Hebert (DOB 07/31/1965 of 25 Panther Circle, Picayune Mississippi) for the charge of kidnapping. The incident was reported to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office on January 19, 2013 by a female who advised her four year old daughter was staying with Hebert and Hebert is now refusing to return her four year old daughter to her. The reporting female explained that Hebert, who is from Picayune, Mississippi, was in New Iberia visiting friends and allowed her four year old daughter to stay with Hebert on the evening of the 16th. Hebert was supposed to return her daughter on the 17th, the following day. During that time, the reporting female was arrested on a warrant issued by the Delcambre Police department and was incarcerated. Upon her release on the 18th, the reporting female stated she immediately contacted Hebert to return her daughter back to her. According to the reporting female, Hebert had returned to Picayune, MS with her four year old and that Hebert had refused to return the child back to her. The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted on January 19th by the reporting female. Detectives with the Iberia Parish Juvenile Division then contacted Hebert in Mississippi. Detectives stated Hebert refused to return the 4 year old back to her mother in New Iberia. Detectives then obtained a warrant for Hebert’s arrest for simple kidnapping and contacted the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office, who is the local law enforcement agency where Hebert resides. Hebert was located and the four year old was placed into the custody of the Mississippi Department of Children and Family Services. On January 20, 2013 detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Juvenile division arrived in Mississippi, obtained the four year old and returned her back to her mother in New Iberia. Hebert is awaiting extradition back to Iberia Parish.