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Gayle Stelly

Former Delcambre town clerk found not guilty of stealing money

The former Delcambre clerk accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the town was found not guilty.
The jury took about 50 minutes to decide.
Lela Gayle Stelly served as Delcambre’s town clerk from 2010 to 2013. She resigned in November of 2013, amid an investigation of missing town funds. After a month’s long investigation into the matter led to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office arresting Stelly. The Attorney General’s Office brought Stelly to trail this week on charges of felony theft.

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The Blessed Mary Statue is on its way back to the Bancker Grotto.

Blessed Mary Statue has been found

Good news - the Blessed Mary statue was found Tuesday evening.
On Friday, the statue was removed from the Bancker Grotto located between Henry and Abbeville, along the Vermilion River.
The statue was found south of Nunez on the side the road.
A lady driving by saw the statue and was aware it had been stolen after reading the story on Vermiliontoday.com on Sunday.
She recognized it and picked it up. She also contacted the correct people, who went pick her up Tuesday evening.
The Blessed Mary is expected to be back in the grotto on Wednesday.



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