RAPIDES PARISH, La. (RPSO) - On October 10, Gabriel Dean Gunter and Michael Wayne Tipton were arrested in reference to warrants obtained, following an extensive investigation, related to child pornography.
Special Agents of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with Detectives of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, all of which are members of the Louisiana I.C.A.C. (Internet Crimes Against Children) Taskforce, executed search warrants at various residences located in Rapides Parish.
Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Evidence discovered during the searches supported the allegations levied against the suspects. It is to be noted the suspects and their respective alleged crimes were not affiliated with each other.
Tipton and Gabriel are currently being detained at the Parish Jail in lieu of posting their respective bonds (Michael Tipton $600,000, and Gabriel Gunter $600,000).