UPDATE: SJSO puts out BOLO for suspected kidnapper and victim

Published 1:03 pm Sunday, August 11, 2019

UPDATE: Both Devin Bolden and Tyjanae Joseph have been found.  Ms. Joseph is safe and in good health.


St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are on the lookout for Devin Bolden regarding the possible kidnapping of Tyjanae Joseph.

Tyjanae Joseph

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, about 3:30 a.m., the St. John Sheriff’s Office received a call for service in reference to a male subject who kicked the door in and forced his way inside of a residence in Garyville. The male was identified as 29-year-old Devin Bolden. According to witnesses, Bolden assaulted the victim, Tyjanae Joseph, 21. Soon after, he fled with Joseph.

Detectives believe Bolden fled with Joseph against her will. Joseph was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a green T-shirt. Bolden was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts. It is unknown what type of vehicle Bolden may have fled in. Bolden has active warrants with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.

If anyone sees or makes contact with either subject, they are asked to contact Detective Sgt. Carolina Pineda at (504) 494-3840.

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