Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Houma man was arrested after he was caught burglarizing a vehicle in Thibodaux. Mitchell Nelson III, 20, faces several charges in the incident.
At around 8:10 a.m. on August 10, 2019, an agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries caught a man burglarizing his vehicle at the agent’s home. Upon being seen, the man, later identified as Nelson, fled the area. The agent’s wife contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office as the agent pursued Nelson in his vehicle. Nelson eventually ran into a family member’s residence on Government Circle in Thibodaux. A second Wildlife and Fisheries agent responded along with LPSO deputies and officers from the Thibodaux Police Department. After a standoff, Nelson surrendered to deputies, and he was taken into custody. Through investigation, deputies learned Nelson had a firearm in his possession, and deputies located the gun inside the residence. They found the gun had been reported stolen in Terrebonne Parish.
Nelson was arrested and charged with Simple Burglary of a Motor Vehicle, Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Resisting an Officer. Bail was set at $40,500, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole due to a probation violation.