Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Jarrid Hester (age 35) of Raceland on Saturday, February 13. At around 8 a.m. that morning, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling westbound on LA Highway 182 in Raceland, but the driver, later identified as Jarrid Hester, refused to stop. At one point, deputies observed Hester toss a small package out the vehicle, which was later determined to contain 16.2 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Hester continued traveling westbound at a high rate of speed into Terrebonne Parish. Deputies contacted the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and Houma Police Department to notify them of the incident, and with their assistance, Hester was taken into custody when he attempted to flee on foot. Hester was found to have an active warrant for Aggravated Second Degree Battery. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the warrant as well as charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Obstruction of Justice, Resisting an Officer, and a stop sign violation. His bond was set at $140,100.
Fugitive Arrested Following Pursuit in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes