Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of two men in separate incidents where deputies stopped to check on them as they were walking along busy state highways. Deputies arrested Randy Allemand (W/M, D.O.B. 03/11/74) of 107 West 11th Street in Larose on Wednesday night after it was discovered he burglarized a houseboat. Then on Thursday night, Joshua Powell (W/M, D.O.B. 01/22/88) of 250 East 58th Street in Cut Off was arrested after he was found to be in possession of narcotics.
At around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, deputies on patrol in the Cut Off area noticed a man walking in a staggered manner along LA Highway 1, and turned around to stop to check on him. As they approached, deputies saw the man walk on to a houseboat docked along LA 1 in Bayou Lafourche. Deputies made contact with the company that owns the houseboat and learned no one had permission to be aboard. Moments later, deputies saw the man exit the houseboat and begin walking along LA 1 again at a faster pace. Deputies made contact with the man, and identified him as Randy Allemand. Through investigation at the scene, deputies found a flashlight and a television covered with a pillow case sitting outside a window where it is believed entry was made into the houseboat. Allemand was placed under arrest and later admitted to committing to the burglary. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and disturbing the peace by appearing in an intoxicated condition. He remains in lieu of $50,100 bond as set by Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson. Allemand has 12 prior arrests for charges including domestic abuse battery (four times), drug charges, driving while intoxicated and various traffic violations.
Then on Thursday, March 7, deputies noticed a male and female walking along LA Highway 3235 in Galliano, and stopped to see if they needed assistance due to them walking along a four-lane highway with vehicles traveling at speeds of 65 miles per hour. Deputies offered transportation to the individuals once they were identified. After identifying the two, deputies learned the man, Joshua Powell, had two active warrants for contempt of court and he was placed under arrest. Powell was also found to have 12 suspected Lortab pills in his possession. He was transported to the Detention Center and booked with possession with intent to distribute a schedule III controlled dangerous substance. He is currently being held in lieu of $2,000 bond as set by Judge Simpson, as well as $571.50 in fines and costs as per the warrants.