Normand said that Donald Ray Johnson of Bunkie was arrested and accused of using Distefano’s credit card. Johnson, 23, has been booked on a count of unauthorized use of a bank access card, and is being held in jail under $100,000 bail.
Distefano was visiting a casino in Marksville on Saturday with her husband, Joseph “T-Joe” Distefano, when she went on a shopping trip and did not return.
Investigation determined that her credit card was used Saturday night at Wal-Mart and to buy gasoline.
A joint investigation is being conducted by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.