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Larose man arrested for residential burglary

Larose man arrested for residential burglary

A Larose man has been arrested in connection to a residential burglary that occurred two weeks ago. Russell LeBouef, 34, of 486 East 19th St., was arrested after deputies discovered his fingerprints were left at the scene.

During the early morning hours of Thursday, July 10, deputies were patrolling the area of East 19th Street in Larose due to reports of recent thefts and suspicious vehicles in the area.

A man traveling down the street made contact with deputies stating his residence in the 400 block had just been burglarized. Through investigation, deputies learned an unknown subject had entered the victim's residence through the front door and taken items of value prior to the victim arriving home.

They were able to obtain fingerprints left at the scene near items that had been taken. Deputies also noticed another man to be in the area as well, and identified him as Russell LeBouef due to prior incidents.
When questioned, LeBouef claimed he had seen two other males arrive in a car, enter the home, then flee the scene.

In analyzing a fingerprint found inside the home, investigators determined it to be LeBouef's fingerprint. Deputies confirmed that to the victim's knowledge, LeBouef had never been inside the home, nor did he ever have permission to be. Wednesday, LeBouef was arrested at his residence and taken into custody without incident.

LeBouef was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked per the warrant for simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling. 

He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond as set by Judge F. Hugh Larose. He is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole. LeBouef's criminal history includes 22 prior arrests, mostly due to drug charges, contempt of court, and theft charges.