Ascension Parish deputies arrest Sedrick Credit in Crystal Scott investigation

Staff Report
Crystal Scott

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre announced Feb. 10 detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 43-year-old Sedrick Credit, in connection with the death investigation of 24-year-old Crystal Scott.

APSO announced deputies arrested Credit at around 6:15 p.m. After receiving information on his location, deputies were able to find Credit at a residence in Prairieville.

According to a news release, he was be charged with unlawful disposal of remains, failure to seek assistance, and obstruction of justice.

Ashley Simoneaux remains a person of interest in the investigation.

On Jan. 28, deputies responded to call regarding a deceased female found inside a plastic storage container on a property along Rue De Le Bois Road north of Gonzales in the Prairieville area.

Through further investigation detectives learned that Scott was last seen with two subjects identified as Credit and Simoneaux. Previously, both were named persons of interest in Scott’s death.

An APSO spokesperson previously confirmed a third person of interest, Landarrius Alverez, turned himself in and was arrested on two separate charges from incidents in November 2020. He has not being charged in relation to the investigation of Scott's death, the spokesperson stated.

An autopsy report for Scott indicated no signs of trauma. Scott’s cause of death is still under investigation, and detectives are awaiting the results of a toxicology report.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to the release. Anyone with information that may help detectives locate Credit or Simoneaux is urged to call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Crime Stoppers immediately to receive a cash reward.