Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Kalob Burris (age 33) of Cut Off. At around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, deputies responded to a disturbance in Galliano involving two men, one of whom was identified as Kalob Burris. Deputies learned that during the altercation, Burris had fired a single round from a handgun toward the ground, possibly striking himself in the leg. Later that day, deputies located Burris’ pickup truck parked outside a residence on East 87th Street in Cut Off. Burris was not present, but investigators discovered several bags of tools and other items which were later found to have been stolen from Galliano residents.
Then on Sunday, October 18, detectives responded to another incident in Galliano wherein Burris was spotted attempting to steal scrap metal from a dock on Bayou Lafourche. Detectives learned Burris, upon realizing he had been spotted by witnesses, discarded the metal and fled the area in a white car. Witnesses obtained the car’s plate number, and detectives traced it to a license plate which had been reported stolen. Later that morning, Burris was located on East 126th Street and taken into custody. He was found to have several various drugs and additional stolen property in his possession. In speaking with detectives, Burris admitted the firearm had discharged on the previous day and that the round had struck his leg.
After receiving treatment for the wound, Burris was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux and booked on the following charges: four counts of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things; Criminal Trespassing; Attempted Theft; Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; two counts of Possession of Hydrocodone; Possession of Oxycodone, Diazepam, and a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance; and three counts of Contempt of Court. He is being held in lieu of $93,300 bond and has been ordered to pay $300 in fines and costs in relation to a contempt warrant.