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Golden Meadow fugitive apprehended after police pursuit

Golden Meadow fugitive apprehended after police pursuit

A Golden Meadow fugitive was arrested following a pursuit in the South Lafourche area Thursday. Gage Gisclair, 43, was wanted in connection with a domestic incident which occurred in Golden Meadow in February 2019. He faces additional charges following the pursuit.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, deputies traveling on LA Hwy. 308 in Larose observed Gisclair driving a black truck. Knowing him to have an active warrant, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on LA 308 when Gisclair failed to pull over and continued driving south on LA 308.

He eventually stopped the truck on LA 308 near East 7th Street in Larose. When deputies exited their car and approached his truck, Gisclair sped away. He proceeded to LA Hwy. 3235 at a high rate of speed and traveled south. He continued to the 200 block of West 56th Street in Cut Off where he struck a vehicle parked in a driveway. He then traveled another 50 yards into a field where his vehicle became stuck. At that time, deputies took Gisclair into custody.

Deputies asked Gisclair whether there was anything illegal inside his vehicle, and he said he was not sure. A K-9 unit arrived on the scene and alerted to the possible presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, two types of pills, and various drug paraphernalia.

Gisclair was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux on the active warrant for Golden Meadow Police which included charges of Domestic Abuse Battery Involving Burning, Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault, and Violation of a Protective Order. He was also booked on charges from Thursday’s incident including Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin, and Possession of Marijuana, a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance, a Legend Drug, and Drug Paraphernalia. His bail had not been set as of press time.