Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating an incident in which a male subject invaded a Galliano home and assaulted a woman.
Just before 1 p.m. on Monday, May 22, deputies responded to a residence on West 107th Street in Galliano. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a woman who had just been assaulted inside her home. At around 12:30 p.m., an unknown male subject entered the residence through the front door which was unlocked. The man found the woman in a bedroom and assaulted her. When the woman attempted to fight off the assault, the man reportedly punched her in the face. The woman was able to fight off the attacker, and she locked the bedroom door to call for help. The man then fled the residence in an unknown direction.
“This matter is still under investigation, and we do not yet know all the facts,” said Sheriff Webre. “It is not clear if this was a random act or if the victim was targeted. Either way, we are asking for anyone who may have information to come forward.”
The suspect is described as a tall, slender male, possibly of Hispanic descent. He had brown hair, was clean-shaven, and was wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans. He had tattoos on his forearms, possibly with Asian wording. The suspect may also have a visible scratch on his neck due to being scratched in the incident. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.
In the wake of this incident, Sheriff Webre reminds residents that taking proper safety precautions can help deter crimes of this nature. Residents are encouraged to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times, and residents are also asked to report any suspicious activity to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“This brazen act is evidence that such crimes can even occur in the daytime. A locked door will often cause a criminal to move on. Protect yourself and your family by keeping your doors locked and report any suspicious activity. You are the best judge of what is suspicious in your neighborhood. If you are unsure whether you should report something, we ask you to report it, and allow our deputies to investigate.”