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Suspect identified and charged in Thibodaux casino theft

Suspect identified and charged in Thibodaux casino theft

Drake Domangue has been identified and charged in a case involving theft at a Thibodaux casino last month.

Through investigation, detectives learned two unidentified male subjects entered a Thibodaux casino during the early morning hours of May 29, and one of the men, later identified as Domangue, tampered with a video poker machine and stole several hundred dollars from the machine’s cash box before leaving the casino.

Surveillance video was released to the public on Monday, June 6.

Domangue was identified by detectives in Terrebonne Parish who were working similar cases of theft involving video poker machines in which Domangue was the suspect.

Detectives have also identified and met with the other male subject highlighted in the surveillance video, and he is considered a person of interest in the case.

Domangue was arrested on Monday, June 6, by deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. At around 11:30 p.m. Monday night, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a driver, later determined to be Domangue, as he was driving on LA Highway 1 at a high rate of speed. The pursuit ended when Domangue drove the vehicle into Bayou Lafourche.

Domangue swam across the bayou in an attempt to evade capture but was quickly caught by other responding deputies. The vehicle Domangue was driving was reported stolen from Terrebonne Parish.

Deputies located suspected methamphetamine on his person and syringes in the vehicle. He was transported to the detention center in Napoleonville and booked on several charges including DWI, Resisting an Officer with Force or Violence, Flight from an Officer, possession of stolen property, drug possession, and multiple traffic violations.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives, meanwhile, obtained warrants for Domangue’s arrest on charges of Felony Theft and Criminal Damage to Coin-Operated Devices. He has been booked accordingly in Assumption Parish.