Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Corey Dupre (age 32) of Galliano on Saturday, April 16. Just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, deputies traveling along Orange Street in Galliano noticed a vehicle in the middle of the roadway. As deputies approached, the driver of the vehicle pulled over to allow deputies to pass. As they passed, deputies identified the driver as Corey Dupre, and they knew Dupre had an active felony warrant for Second Degree Battery in reference to an altercation between he and another man in March 2016. After deputies passed, Dupre attempted to leave the area, but deputies followed and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Dupre. Port Fourchon Harbor Police assisted in the efforts. At one point, Dupre stopped the vehicle in the area of West 164th Street. Officers approached the vehicle and opened the door, but Dupre drove away before he could be apprehended. Dupre eventually crashed into a ditch near LA Highway 657. He then exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but he was quickly apprehended by deputies. Dupre was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was booked on the outstanding warrant for Second Degree Battery, as well as additional charges for Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle. Due to items found in his possession and license plate violations, he was also charged with Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, switched plates (R.S. 47:536) and improper license plate display (R.S. 32:53). He is being held in lieu of $88,250 bond.
Galliano Man Wanted for Second Degree Battery Apprehended Following Pursuit in South Lafourche