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UPDATE: 37-year-old Janet Irvin Has Been Arrested in Quawan Charles Case, Bond Has Been Set

This case continues to be an ongoing investigation and more arrest may follow.

Posted: Feb 9, 2021 4:02 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2021 4:48 PM

UPDATE 2/10/2021 11:50AM:According to the New Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Jade System, the following bond has been set for 37 year old Janet Irvin:

[14:403.7] FAILURE TO REPORT A MISSING CHILD

($)-- (1) 300,000 BOND/ PJ JUDGE PITMAN

[RS14:92] CONTR TO DELINQ JUVENL

($)-- (1) 100,000 BOND PJ/JUDGE PITMAN

Janet Irvins bond was set at $400,000. $300,000 for failure to report a missing child and $100,000 for contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Irvin remains in jail.


On November 5, 2020, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a press release regarding the death of the juvenile Quawan Charles. Quawan Charles was reported missing on October 30, 2020, to the Baldwin Police Department in Baldwin, Louisiana at 8:04pm. Baldwin is located in St. Mary Parish. Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was not notified of a missing juvenile in Iberia Parish until November 3rd at approximately 2:15pm, when IPSO was contacted by Quawan Charles’ mother, Roxanne Nelson.

At that time, IPSO deputies requested the wireless provider “ping” Quawan’s cell phone. On November 3, 2020, at 6:43pm, the body of Quawan Charles was located in a drainage ditch along the headland, in a sugar cane field adjacent to Ed. Broussard Rd. near the Village of Loreauville, in Iberia Parish.

The final autopsy and toxicology report were published, and those findings have been released to the family by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.

IPSO Bureau of Investigations conducted extensive interviews with numerous individuals, collected forensic evidence, and along with the completed autopsy report it was determined that the following charges be filed against Janet Irvin (f, 37 yrs. old). A warrant was issued by the 16th Judicial District Court for Janet Irvin,  Irvin was arrested, February 9, 2021 at approximately 11:00 am, on the following charges:

LA RS 14.403.7 Failure to report a missing child (felony)

LA RS 14.92 Contributing the delinquency of a minor

Irvin was arrested in Lafayette parish with the assistance of Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility. Janet Irvin was then released to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. Bond has not been set at this time.

This case continues to be an ongoing investigation and more arrest may follow.

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