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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Bond Set at $1.6 Million for Galliano Man Charged with 16 Counts of Contempt of Court

Bond Set at $1.6 Million for Galliano Man Charged with 16 Counts of Contempt of Court

Lafourche Parish sheriff deputies arrested a Galliano fugitive Monday wanted for 16 counts of contempt of court. Robert Lee Davis, 37, is being held on $1.6 million bond as set by the warrants.

The 16 counts of contempt stem from Davis failing to appear for sentencing on May 15, for 8 counts of theft, 3 counts of remaining after being forbidden, two counts of no driver's license, careless operation of a motor vehicle, switched license plate, and no proof of insurance. The charges stem from multiple incidents wherein Davis was found to have stolen items from department stores and convenience stores, returned to stores from which he was banned, and traffic stops.

He was most recently arrested the day prior to his scheduled court appearance - Thursday, May 14. The arrest was due to an outstanding warrant for theft and remaining after being forbidden from a Mathews department store on April 29. He was released on $7,000 bond at that time but was expected to be in court the following day. After he failed to do so, Judge F. Hugh Larose issued warrants for contempt of court on all 16 counts with a bond of $100,000 on each count, totaling $1.6 million.

Then on Monday, May 25, deputies made contact with Davis, and he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the warrants and is currently being held in lieu of $1.6 million bond.

Davis' criminal history includes 31 prior arrests dating back to November 2000. His prior charges include the aforementioned charges, as well as armed robbery, simple robbery, issuing worthless checks, and various drug charges and traffic violations.