LPSO News Blog
6/7/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Maryland fugitive wanted for violating his parole. Ronald E. Flawd Jr. (W/M, D.O.B. 11/09/65) was taken into custody Friday evening in Golden Meadow.
Representatives with the State of Maryland Parole Commission contacted the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office on Friday, June 6 with information from an anonymous tip that Flawd, a parole violator, was staying at a Golden Meadow motel and was to be considered armed and dangerous. Through investigation and with the assistance of the Golden Meadow Police Department, several leads confirmed Flawd to be staying at the motel. Then at around 7 p.m., Flawd was spotted at the motel, and he was taken into custody without incident. Flawd was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he is being held while awaiting extradition to Maryland.
Flawd was on parole from an October 2010 conviction for second-degree assault. He was also facing attempted murder charges in the incident which occurred in April 2010 wherein he allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend, choking and nearly breaking the victim’s arm before attacking her with a knife. He was found not guilty on the attempted murder charges. After his parole was granted, he was arrested for public possession of alcohol and failed to appear at a hearing in July 2013. He did not notify his parole agent of the arrest, nor did he obtain permission before leaving his job or the state of Maryland, which were all conditions of his parole. His criminal history includes arrests for criminal mischief and conspiracy, theft, drug and weapon charges, assault, and battery within the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania.