LPSO News Blog
7/24/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Larose man has been arrested in connection to a residential burglary which occurred two weeks ago. Russell Lebouef (34, W/M) of 486 East 19th Street 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 at the home. They were able to obtain fingerprints left at the scene near items which were taken. Deputies also noticed another man to be in the area as well, and identified him as Russell Lebouef due to prior incidents. Deputies made contact with Lebouef and questioned him in regard to the incident. 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, Leboeuf had never been inside the home, nor did he ever have permission to be. On Wednesday, July 23, deputies obtained a warrant for Leboeuf’s arrest and later made contact with him at his residence where he was taken into custody without incident.
Leboeuf 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 via the warrant. 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.