Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Houma man is wanted for stabbing a Thibodaux woman in an incident that occurred on Tuesday, September 18. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joseph Hawkins, 25, of Houma.
At 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies responded to Carol Street in Thibodaux after receiving a call that Hawkins had stabbed a woman and fled the scene. Officers from Thibodaux Police Department and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office also responded to the area to assist in searching for the suspect. Through investigation, detectives learned Hawkins had an argument with the woman at her residence, and as he was preparing to leave the residence, he allegedly stabbed the woman with a knife in the abdomen and fled the scene. The victim was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans and is scheduled to be released later today.
Hawkins is wanted for Aggravated Second Degree Battery in the incident. His last known address was an apartment on Arlington Avenue in Houma. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts 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.