At around 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, deputies responded to a burglary complaint on Renee Drive in Thibodaux. Upon arrival, deputies learned an unknown subject had entered the residence and stole several items of value. Through investigation, Hardy Ledet was developed as a suspect in the case. Then on Saturday, deputies discovered Ledet’s vehicle in a parking lot in Galliano. They approached the vehicle and made contact with Ledet who was inside. He was found to have marijuana, alprazolam, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Ledet was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He is charged with Obstruction of Justice and Simply Burglary, as well as Possession of Alprazolam, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $72,000.
At around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, deputies traveling along LA Highway 1 in the Lockport area conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, and made contact with the driver who was identified as Marco Maldonado (age 28) of Lockport. He was exhibiting signs commonly associated with impairment, and he admitted to drinking to prior to driving. He also admitted his license had been suspended due to a previous DWI arrest, and that he was required to use an ignition interlock device, but the vehicle did not have one. Maldonado refused to submit to either a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test, and deputies obtained a warrant to conduct a blood test. He was transported to a local hospital where he began actively resisting and fighting with deputies in an attempt to avoid the test. Maldonado was eventually subdued, and a blood test was conducted. Results are pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge. Maldonado was transported to the Detention Center where he was booked with DWI (4th Offense), Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, driving under suspension, improper lane usage, and no ignition interlock device. His bond has not yet been set.