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Two Fugitives Captured Following Standoff in Raceland

6/9/2014 by Brennan Matherne

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported a standoff with two Raceland fugitives ended peacefully on Monday after they surrendered to deputies following a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. The fugitives, Sareel Poindexter (B/M, D.O.B. 06/27/75) of 542 Ayo Street and Lisa Gregoire (W/F, D.O.B. 02/15/90) of 204 Sugar Street, each had multiple outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Investigators learned Poindexter and Gregoire were present at Gregoire’s Sugar Street residence, just off Sugar Mill Road in Raceland, on Monday, June 9. Poindexter had eight active warrants with bonds totaling over $200,000, is known to violently resist arrest, and was considered to be armed and dangerous. At around 1:45 p.m., members of the Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit responded to the Sugar Street residence and announced their presence, asking Poindexter to surrender. Investigators attempted to make contact with Poindexter, but he refused to communicate during the standoff. Then around 4:15 p.m., as deputies were preparing to release a K-9 unit inside the residence, Poindexter and Gregoire surrendered without incident.
Both were transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where they will be booked on the outstanding warrants.  Poindexter will be booked on warrants for Theft of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Distribution of Crack Cocaine, Felony Theft, Second Degree Battery, Intimidating, Impeding, or Injuring Witnesses, Simple Assault, and Contempt of Court. The bond amount as set by the warrants is $208,500. Gregoire was booked on warrants for Criminal Trespassing and Disturbing the Peace by Engaging in a Fistic Encounter. Her bond amount as set by the warrants is $2,750, and she will also be held as a fugitive of Terrebonne Parish. They will both additionally be charged with Resisting an Officer, but a bond amount has not yet been set on those charges. 
Poindexter’s warrants stem from multiple incidents. The warrants for intimidating a witness, assault and battery stem from an August 2013 incident wherein he allegedly attacked a man in Raceland and later threatened to kill the man if he did not drop the charges. The contempt warrant was issued in October 2013 after he failed to appear for previous charges. The Felony Theft charge stemmed from an incident in March 2014 when he was involved in an incident wherein $1,000 was stolen from a Raceland man. Most recently, on June 2, 2014, Poindexter allegedly stole a firearm from a Lockport man, and the drug charge stemmed from a narcotics investigation. His criminal history includes more than a dozen prior arrests in Lafourche Parish for aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated criminal damage to property, resisting an officer, weapon and drug charges, and several arrests for domestic abuse battery.
The Lafourche Parish Interagency Crisis Management Unit consists of highly-trained personnel from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Thibodaux Police Department, Golden Meadow Police Department, and the Port Fourchon Harbor Police.