Sheriff Craig Webre announced two people have been arrested in connection to a Kraemer residential burglary, and one suspect remains at large. Elijah Rodrigue (age 38) and Nicole Short (age 35), both of Kraemer, were arrested Thursday evening as accessories. Elijah’s son, Beau Rodrigue (age 19) of Houma, is still wanted as the primary suspect in the burglary.
As previously released, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a Kraemer residence just before 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, but the suspect had fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival. Investigators discovered forced entry was made into the residence and learned that two (2) rifles, seven (7) handguns, a BB gun, and a suppressor had all been stolen. Concerned neighbors saw a man at the residence and reported it to the Sheriff’s Office. Following an investigation, detectives developed Beau Rodrigue as the suspect in the burglary and learned Elijah Rodrigue allegedly assisted him by driving him away from the scene. Further investigation revealed Elijah’s girlfriend, Nicole Short, also acted as an accessory after the crime, and a warrant was issued for her arrest as well.
Then on Thursday evening, deputies received information on Elijah Rodrigue’s whereabouts and the vehicle in which he was traveling. Deputies observed the vehicle traveling along LA Highway 307, initiated a traffic stop, and placed Elijah Rodrigue under arrest. Later that evening, deputies made contact with Short, and she was also arrested. Both were booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on outstanding warrants for Accessory after the Fact to Simple Burglary. Elijah Rodrigue was released early Friday morning after posting $25,000 bond. Short remains in jail, and her bond is also set at $25,000.
Beau Rodrigue remains at large and is wanted for Simple Burglary in this case. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.