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Galliano Teen Charged with Stealing Firearm in Vehicle Burglary

Galliano Teen Charged with Stealing Firearm in Vehicle Burglary

A Galliano teen has been arrested for stealing a firearm during a vehicle burglary. Deputies arrested Xaine Laudun, 17, of Galliano on Saturday after he confessed to his involvement in the crime.

On Thursday, June 11, deputies responded to the 100 Block of West 137th St. in Galliano in reference to a gun being stolen from a vehicle. Deputies learned a pistol was stolen from the vehicle sometime between 6:30 p.m. on June 10 and 7:45 a.m. on June 11.

An investigation was conducted at the scene, and during the course of the investigation in the following days, deputies recovered four firearms, including the stolen pistol, all of which were found in Xaine Laudun's possession.

Deputies made contact with Laudun who admitted to stealing the pistol, and admitted to breaking into several other vehicles on multiple nights. Deputies also learned Laudun had an active protective order which had been issued against him in December.

Laudun was placed under arrest for theft of a firearm, simple burglary of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a person against whom a protective order is issued.

He is currently being held in lieu of $35,000 bond as set by Judge Walter I. Lanier III.
The investigation into the burglaries is continuing.