Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Thibodaux fugitive was arrested Friday after burglarizing a storage unit at an apartment complex. Patrick Price (age 34) had multiple outstanding warrants and faces new charges stemming from the incident.
At around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the Bayou Reserve Apartments on Talbot Avenue in Thibodaux. Upon arrival, deputies learned a man, later identified as Price, was found to be taking a power tool from a storage unit. The owner of the unit confronted Price and took the tool from him, and Price fled the scene on a bicycle. Deputies searched the nearby area in an attempt to locate Price who also had several active warrants for his arrest. Deputies located Price on Eagle Drive, and upon seeing deputies, Price began to flee on foot. He ran into a residence without permission in the 1500 block of Eagle Drive. Deputies entered the residence and took Price into custody without further incident. Deputies learned Price had broken a bed inside the residence while attempting to hide from deputies.
Price had outstanding warrants stemming from a January 2017 incident wherein an argument with a family member turned physical. During the altercation, Price brandished a shovel and began striking the windshield of a vehicle and struck the family member in the arm with the shovel. Price also had outstanding warrants for theft from incidents with Thibodaux Police in October 2016 and January 2017.
Following his arrest, Price was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was booked with Simple Burglary, Resisting an Officer, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. He was additionally booked on warrants for violations of probation and parole, Aggravated Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Felony Simple Criminal Damage to Property, and Domestic Abuse with Child Endangerment. He was also booked on warrants for Felony Theft of Goods and Misdemeanor Theft of Goods for Thibodaux City Court, and he was booked as a fugitive of Assumption Parish for Contempt of Court. His bond is set at $83,500, but he is being held without bond due per the parole violation warrant.