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Sunday, September 16, 2018



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Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

A Larose man was arrested Saturday after committing an armed robbery and aggravated battery at a residence in Larose on East 28th Street.

Jude Cantrelle, Jr., 22, was arrested after neighbors reported that they were awakened around 7 a.m. Saturday morning to find two males standing inside their residence, donned in ski masks, with one pointing a gun at the victims. The assailants were demanding money from the victims when a third victim entered the room and recognized one of the assailants to be Jude Cantrelle. At this point, both the armed and unarmed male left the residence.

A survey of the property revealed that a large sum of cash and an alleged estimated $15,000 in property had been taken by the assailants.

The victims then made contact with a neighbor who reported that Cantrelle had gone to his residence on Friday evening, uninvited. This victim immediately began checking his own home and learned that a cell phone and clothing were missing.

Sometime mid-morning, all of the victims then reportedly went over to the Cantrelle residence to confront him. Upon being accused of the theft and the burglary by the victims, Cantrelle went into a rage throwing items about the residence. The victims subsequently departed the residence and upon doing so, two of the victims were struck by Cantrelle with what was described as a "black pipe". It was then that the victims called 911.

It was at this point that Lafourche Parish deputies responded to the Cantrelle home after receiving a report of a fight in progress. When arriving, deputies made contact with Cantrelle who was irate and screaming that he had been beaten up. He refused to cooperate with the deputies and was eventually restrained and transported to the hospital for medical treatment. He later twice attempted to leave the Substation.

Jude Cantrelle, Jr. is presently incarcerated at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on charges of simple burglary, 2 counts of aggravated battery, simple escape, armed robbery (felony), resisting an officer and disturbing the peace, as well as for outstanding warrants on the charges of cyber bullying and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

He is being held on bonds totaling $161,750.00 as set by Judge Christopher J. Boudreaux.

Sheriff Webre reports that efforts to identify and locate the second, masked assailant are ongoing. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org.

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.