Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a fugitive wanted for an aggravated battery which had occurred in April. Roger Campbell (B/M, D.O.B. 10/29/85) of Drachenbourg Trailer Park #29 in Raceland was arrested after a short standoff with deputies on Tuesday afternoon.
On Tuesday, May 14, deputies received an anonymous call stating Campbell had been spotted at a Dantin Street residence in Raceland. Campbell had four active warrants for his arrest, which included three contempt of court warrants in addition to the aggravated battery warrant. Deputies responded to the Dantin Street residence but did not locate him there. While on scene, deputies noticed a male subject standing near the rear of a St. Phillip Street residence matching Campbells description. When the subject realized deputies had spotted him, he began to flee on foot. Deputies then began to search the area and eventually learned Campbell had fled back into the house to which they had initially responded. Additional deputies responded to the scene to assist and set up a perimeter around the residence. A short time later, Campbell exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
Campbell was arrested and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with resisting an officer and as per the four active warrants. He is being held in lieu of $101,250 bond as set by the warrants and Judge Ashly Bruce Simpson.
The aggravated battery warrant stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, April 10, wherein Campbell arrived at a Greenville Street residence in Raceland to have a discussion with another man. At one point during the discussion, Campbell allegedly struck the man in the head using a wooden board. The victim was initially transported to a local hospital but was later transported to a New Orleans-area hospital and placed in an intensive care unit due to a brain hemorrhage. He was treated for his injuries and released a few days later.
Campbells criminal history shows 14 prior arrests, including multiple arrests for trespassing domestic abuse battery, and drug-related charges, as well as assault, resisting an officer, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and criminal damage to property.