Anonymous Tips Lead to Fugitive’s Arrest

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a fugitive after receiving anonymous tips on his whereabouts. Chad Ingram (B/M, D.O.B. 12/22/78) of 320 Brocato Drive in Raceland was arrested on several outstanding warrants Thursday night, January 5, 2012, after an anonymous tip placed him at the home that evening. Deputies had already been on alert since receiving a tip via Bayou Region Crime Stoppers on Tuesday. The tipster had supplied the Sheriff’s Office with details about a car Ingram had been seen driving and that he was seen at his residence.

On Thursday night, after a tipster reported Ingram was at the residence, bicycle patrol deputies responded to the location and surveyed the surrounding area, knowing Ingram has a history of resisting arrest. They then proceeded to 320 Brocato Lane on foot. One deputy proceeded to the front of the residence, while the other proceeded to the rear. As the deputy at the front door knocked and made contact with a subject, the deputy to the rear positively identified Chad Ingram as he was attempting to escape through the back door. Ingram was ordered to stop, but he closed the door and ran back inside the residence. The deputy at the front door then noticed Ingram trying to escape through a side window and ordered him to come out. Ingram hesitated at first, but the deputy was able to grab Ingram’s arm and escort him through the window and to the ground. He was placed under arrest and charged with Resisting an Officer, and he was also arrested on the following outstanding warrants: Simple Battery; Domestic Abuse Battery (2nd Offense); Domestic Abuse Battery (3rd Offense); Possession of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, and as a Fugitive of Terrebonne Parish. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he remains in lieu of $67,200.00 bond. Ingram’s criminal history includes 19 arrests and 30 prison stays stemming from charges such as Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Criminal Trespassing and numerous drug charges.

Deputies had been actively searching for Ingram since receiving the first tip of his whereabouts in May 2011. Since then, the Sheriff’s Office has received numerous tips, but Ingram had been able to evade deputies on each occasion.

Residents are reminded to Bayou Region Crime Stoppers with any information about any crime, potential suspect or fugitive. If the information given leads to an arrest, the tipster could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in case. To anonymously report any crime or other relevant information, call 1-800-743-7433 or text “GIVEATIP” plus your information to 274637. You can also report anonymously through the Bayou Region Crime Stoppers website: http://crimestoppersbr.org.

Anonymous Tips Lead to Fugitive’s Arrest