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Larose sex offender arrested following standoff Friday

Larose sex offender arrested following standoff Friday

Members of the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit escorted Daniel Boudreaux from an offshore supply vessel Friday morning, November 13th.

Sheriff Craig Webre announced Daniel Boudreaux, 44, of Larose, a registered sex offender, was arrested following a two-hour standoff in Larose Friday morning. Boudreaux faces multiple charges including aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.

At 9:30 a.m., on Friday, November 13, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call that an unknown male subject, later identified as Boudreaux, was aboard an offshore supply vessel docked in the Intracoastal Waterway around the 500 block of Industrial Park Boulevard in Larose. Deputies learned Boudreaux had armed himself with a shotgun he discovered while burglarizing the vessel. They also learned Boudreaux pointed the gun at the vessel owner after discovering him onboard.

Upon arrival, deputies began negotiating with Boudreaux in an attempt to have him surrender peacefully, but Boudreaux refused and retreated inside the vessel’s wheelhouse.

The Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit responded to the scene, and Boudreaux exited the wheelhouse and continued his conversation with negotiators. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Boudreaux fired a single round from the shotgun into the air, and tactical teams converged on Boudreaux’s location. As Boudreaux attempted to flee, he was struck in the arm with rubber projectiles, which allowed tactical units to take him into custody without further incident.

Boudreaux was initially transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. Upon being discharged, deputies placed him under arrest. Boudreaux was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux and booked with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond has been set to $125,000.

Sheriff Craig Webre applauded the efforts of all involved. “This was a tense situation with an armed suspect that could have taken a turn for the worse at any moment,” said Sheriff Webre. “Thanks to the actions of the members of the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit, we were able to end the standoff safely for all parties involved.”

Boudreaux was convicted of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in December 1999. He was forced to register as a sex offender in August 2001.