Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office

Jim Hanzo
September 10, 2019 - 2:49 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said a Raceland man has been arrested on multiple charges. 32-year-old Stephen Lirette, is accused of forcing a child under the age of 13 to touch him inappropriately. When the child began to cry, cops say Lirette reportedly slapped the child in the face. The...
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Chris Miller
July 31, 2019 - 1:26 pm
A Larose man facing sex crimes charges involving juveniles now has more charges filed against him. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says two more people came forward to accuse 30-year-old Benjamin Holbert. "Juvenile detectives began investigating Holbert after it was reported he had...
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July 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office say two men were injured in a shooting that occurred overnight in Raceland. Both victims are in stable condition, and detectives have no suspects at this time. The incident happened around 12:30 early this morning. Deputies responded to a call of a shooting in...
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Jim Hanzo
July 10, 2019 - 4:09 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reports an anonymous tip let authorities to the arrest of a suspect wanted for the murder of a Montegut man in May. 21-year -old Devante Matthews of Montegut was arrested at his mother's residence by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. He is...
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Jim Hanzo
July 05, 2019 - 1:53 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a man wanted for felony theft and using counterfeit bills, 31-year-old Tray Caramonta of Lockport was arrested following a pursuit in Raceland on Wednesday night. Cops say Caramonta was also arrested on the active warrants and faces additional charges...
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Jim Hanzo
May 22, 2019 - 10:08 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff"s Office arrested a Galliano man and woman for numerous drug charges. Agents arrested Mark Williams, 49, and Wanda Plaisance, 49, on Tuesday. In April 2019, both detectives and narcotics agents had obtained search warrants for Williams’ residence in separate...
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Jim Hanzo
May 17, 2019 - 7:30 am
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office say one man is in custody and they are looking for another in the shooting death of of 53-year-old Kirby Courteaux Jr. of Montegut. Warrants have been issued for 22-year-old Terance Dupre, of Montegut who is in custody but was hospitalized on Thursday before...
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A police chase from St. Charles Parish to LaFourche Parish today had concerned residents calling us here at WWL as the pursuit went from Highway 90 onto LA 308. "When they got into the little town of Matthews, cops shot out of side streets," one woman said. "I counted 25 of them, and then I lost...
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Jim Hanzo
April 22, 2019 - 3:24 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office say they arrested a man for sex crimes earlier this month and the investigation is continuing. 30-year-old Benjamin Holbert, of Larose was arrested on April 8 after a juvenile victim came forward. Detectives are now asking the public to assist with the ongoing...
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Chris Miller
April 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a Gray resident shot his neighbor in the face for playing music too loud. Thomas Kennedy, age 70, was booked with attempted second degree murder. "Just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, deputies received a call of a shooting in the 200 block of Cypress...
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