Body Found in Des Allemands Area

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a canal in the Des Allemands area on Wednesday. The man’s body was found in a canal just off U.S. 90, approximately one mile from the overpass crossing Bayou Des Allemands.

Foul play is not suspected at this time. We will provide more information as it can be made available. 

Lafourche Parish School Threats Found to Not Be Credible

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Louis Voiron Jr. reported several school threats have been investigated, and at this time, none have found to be credible. Detectives began investigating threats Tuesday evening, and the investigations continued into Wednesday.

On the evening of Tuesday, January 15, rumors began swirling on social media about a possible threat of a shooting at Bayou Blue Middle School. Through investigation, detectives found that a student had reportedly made a drawing that included an object which could have been perceived as a gun. Ultimately, the report was investigated, and no credible threat was found. Out of an abundance of caution, additional security measures were in place Wednesday morning.

Then on Wednesday, January 16, deputies received reports of rumored threats of possible shootings at several Lafourche Parish schools. Upon further investigation, investigators found these threats were similar to an incident in Terrebonne Parish in which a Houma Junior High School student was arrested Wednesday morning. Similar messages began circulating with only the name of the school changing on each. At this time, no threats involving Lafourche Parish schools have been deemed credible.

Sheriff Webre said that while these threats are alarming, he is not surprised to see a rash of threats following Sunday’s arrest of a Thibodaux High School student. Cameron Boudreaux, 18, was arrested for allegedly making direct threats to students that he would kill them by bringing a gun to school.

“In the past, upon making an arrest involving a school threat, we tended to see ‘copycat’ incidents over the next few days or weeks,” said Sheriff Webre. “I want to assure the community that we are working with the Lafourche Parish School District to ensure the safety of the students and faculty. Every threat is considered credible until proven otherwise, and we will fully investigate any and all threats that arise.” 

Investigators are also aware of “Facebook challenges” which encourage students to make threats of school violence or run away from home. Sheriff Webre warns these “challenges” have serious consequences.

“This is not a game,” said Sheriff Webre. “Making a threat of this nature will result can result in an arrest and criminal charges that will follow you for the rest of your life. There is no level of anonymity that can protect you. For years, we have worked closely with social media outlets to identify those responsible, and we will continue to do so.”

Sheriff Webre said additional deputies or investigators may be seen at Lafourche Parish schools over the next several days, but he stresses that it is simply out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students and faculty.

Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent, Dr. Louis Voiron stated,  “District and school level administrators have been working with LPSO throughout these incidents and continue to do so. Any threats of violence will be taken seriously and proper action taken accordingly. We encourage parents and guardians to have a conversation with their children regarding the seriousness of making threatening statements of any form either on or off campus. We also ask that you discuss the importance of reporting anything heard or seen in social media to a school or law enforcement official immediately.” 

Raceland Man Sought for Attempted Murder in Sunday Shooting

UPDATE: Daniodran Gabriel has turned himself in.

Original release:

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland man is being sought following a shooting early Sunday morning. Daniodran Gabriel, 24, is wanted for attempted murder in the incident.

At around 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, deputies responded to a call of a shooting on Ayo Street in Raceland. Deputies learned a man in his 30s had been shot in the leg. The victim was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans for treatment.

Through investigation, detectives developed Gabriel as a suspect in the shooting. Detectives learned Gabriel and the victim were engaged in an argument when Gabriel allegedly pulled out a gun and fired a round, striking the victim in his left knee.

Detectives have obtained a warrant for Gabriel’s arrest on the charge of Attempted Second Degree Murder. He is described as a black male, approximately 6’2” tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. His last known address was on St. Louis Street in Raceland.

Anyone with information on Gabriel’s 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.

Daniodran Gabriel WANTED – Daniodran Gabriel

Thibodaux High Student Arrested for Threatening Other Students

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Thibodaux High School student has been arrested after allegedly threatening some students stating he would bring a gun to school. Cameron Boudreaux (D.O.B. 1/14/2001) of Thibodaux is charged with Cyberstalking in the incident.

Just before 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, deputies responded to a harassment complaint. Through investigation, deputies learned several students, boys and girls, had been receiving messages from Boudreaux over social media. Deputies learned that Boudreaux allegedly threatened to kill some of the students during the course of the messaging. He also stated he would bring a gun to school to kill them.

Deputies made contact with Boudreaux Sunday morning, and he was placed under arrest. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He is charged with Cyberstalking. His bond is set at $10,000.

This case remains under investigation.

Lafourche Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Voiron Jr. stated that the Lafourche Parish Public Schools take seriously all threats of violence and will take necessary disciplinary actions related to this alleged offense. An investigation will be underway as the student is incarcerated, and he will not be allowed on any school grounds if posts bond. Out of an abundance of caution, Thibodaux High School officials said extra security measures will be in place beginning Monday morning.

Cameron Boudreaux
Cameron Boudreaux

Four Arrested after Narcotics Agents Find Drugs at Bayou Blue Home

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced four people were arrested after narcotics agents conducted a search at a Bayou Blue residence. Agents arrested William Ammons, 64, and Melissa Belanger, 57, as well as Eric Henn, 45, and Sacha Benoit, 40. All four are from Bayou Blue.

As part of an ongoing investigation, narcotics agents executed a search warrant at 179 Louise Lane in Bayou Blue. Upon arrival, agents encountered the four suspects and they were detained. During a search of the residence, agents located various suspected narcotics including methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, Xanax, Klonopin, and Suboxone. Agents also located various drug paraphernalia including digital scales, baggies, syringes, and a smoking pipe.

After determining ownership of the items, all four subjects were arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Ammons was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, as well as Possession of Xanax, Klonopin, and Drug Paraphernalia. Ammons’ bond is set at $30,500. Belanger was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Suboxone, and Drug Paraphernalia, and her bond is set at $21,000. Henn was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Heroin, and his bond is set at $20,500. Benoit was charged with Possession of Heroin, Marijuana, and Drug Paraphernalia, and she was also booked with outstanding warrants for Distribution of Heroin, Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. Benoit’s bond is set at $61,000.

Eric Henn
Eric Henn
Melissa Belanger
Melissa Belanger
Sacha Benoit
Sacha Benoit
William Ammons
William Ammons

 

Shipyard Employee and Two Others Arrested for Felony Theft at Port Fourchon

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a shipyard employee and two other men after approximately $100,000 of metal had been stolen from a shipyard in Port Fourchon over the past several months. Travis Bouziga, 38, of Golden Meadow was an employee of the shipyard and is suspected to have arranged for the theft of metal by two other men – David Ingram, 53, of Galliano and Davin Burns, 34, of Cut Off.

On January 3, 2019, deputies responded to Port Fourchon shipyard where various metal items were reportedly stolen. Through investigation, detectives identified Ingram and Burns as suspects in the theft. They also identified Bouziga, an employee of the shipyard, as having assisted in the theft. Further investigation revealed there had been multiple instances of metal theft dating back several months. Detectives learned Bouziga had arranged for Ingram to steal metal on numerous occasions and have it scrapped. They would then split the cash obtained from the scrapyard. Detectives also learned Burns assisted with the theft of the metal on several occasions. Detectives found Ingram had scrapped over one million pounds of metal since June 2018.

On Wednesday, January 9, arrest warrants were obtained for Bouziga, Ingram, and Burns. Detectives made contact with them, and they were arrested. Each was booked with one count of Felony Theft. They were all released after posting $10,000 bond each.

Detectives say the investigation is ongoing.

Travis Bouziga
Travis Bouziga
David Ingram
David Ingram
Davin Burns
Davin Burns

Reward Offered in Investigation into Death of a Bull

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of a bull in the Cut Off area last month.

On December 27, 2018, deputies responded to an area just off LA Highway 3235 near West 54th Street in Cut Off reference to a bull being found dead by the owner. The bull was located in a pasture outside the South Lafourche Levee system. It was found to have suffered a small wound near its ribs, and the cause of the wound is unknown to investigators at this time. The owner reportedly heard several gunshots in the area on December 24, 2018, but no projectile was recovered from the animal. The bull was valued at several thousand dollars.

Anyone with any information in this case 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.

Man Injured In Shooting in Cut Off Tuesday Night

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating a shooting incident which has left one man injured. The shooting occurred Tuesday night in Cut Off.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, deputies responded to a call of a shooting on West 59th Street in Cut Off. A man in his 20s was injured in the shooting when a single round struck him in the left forearm. He had been sitting outside a residence with his girlfriend and their child when he heard several gunshots. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury.

Anyone with any information about this incident 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.

LPSO Begins Providing Meals for Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging

Inmates Loading Meals Inmates loading meal containers for delivery to Terrebonne senior citizens

Sheriff Craig Webre announced the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has begun providing meals for the Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging meal-delivery program. The meals are being prepared by staff and inmate workers at the new Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex. The first official deliveries occurred Monday, January 7, but meals were also delivered on January 3 and 4 as a test run for the initiative.

As part of the agreement, Terrebonne Council on Aging will provide compensation to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to offset the cost of the meals. Therefore, this service comes at no cost to the taxpayers of Lafourche Parish.

“We have always helped our neighbors in times of need, and this is certainly a time of need as Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has had to make some significant cuts at the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Webre. “We have a brand new facility with the capacity to assist in this endeavor. Given the fact that there is no extra cost for our taxpayers, this was an easy decision for us to provide assistance.”

Prior to this agreement, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office prepared over 2,000 meals per day for a combination of the Lafourche Council on Aging, Lafourche Parish Head Start, and Lafourche Parish inmates. With the addition of the Terrebonne meals, nearly 3,000 meals per day will be prepared at the Correctional Complex.

Diana Edmonson, executive director of the Terrebonne Council on Aging, said, “When I called Sheriff Webre to ask if he would assist us, he was very gracious. He never hesitated to say he would help us in any way he could, and we are sincerely grateful.”

Three Suspects Sought for Vehicle Theft and Burglaries in Raceland

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of three suspects wanted for a series of vehicle burglaries and the theft of a vehicle in Raceland. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Andre Antonio Brown, 30, of New Orleans. The other two suspects have not yet been identified.

At around 12:15 a.m. on Friday, January 4, deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle and a vehicle burglary in the 200 block of Landmark Drive in Raceland. A gray 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup had been stolen, and a second vehicle at the residence was burglarized. During the course of the day, detectives investigated several other vehicle burglaries and attempted burglaries reported on that street.

During the course of the investigation, detectives received images and videos of the suspects. Most notably, a concerned citizen noticed the stolen vehicle at a gas station and obtained video of the driver. Investigators were able to identify the suspect as Andre Brown and obtained warrants for his arrest for six counts of Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and one count of Theft of a Motor Vehicle. He also has seven outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court.

Anyone who knows Andre Brown’s whereabouts or anyone with information on the other two suspects in this case 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.

Meanwhile, detectives are still investigating the burglaries. Residents of Landmark Drive and adjacent streets are asked to check their vehicles for signs of burglary or attempted burglary. Residents are also asked to check surveillance videos in hopes of obtaining video of the other two suspects. To report a burglary or any video of the suspects, please call (985) 532-2808.

Andre Antonio Brown WANTED – Andre Antonio Brown