Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Lawrence Davis (age 39) of Raceland on Thursday after Davis stabbed another man during an argument. At around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, deputies responded to a vehicle crash in the 1300 block of LA Highway 1 in Thibodaux. Deputies learned the driver had lost consciousness and crashed into a ditch while driving to a local hospital due to reportedly being stabbed. Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop C also responded to investigate the crash. The driver, meanwhile, was transported to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for the stab wound.
Investigators learned the victim had been driving in the Thibodaux area with two passengers, one of whom was identified as Lawrence Davis. The driver and Davis began arguing, and the driver stopped the car. After both men exited the vehicle, Davis produced an unknown object and allegedly stabbed the driver before fleeing the scene on foot. The driver then attempted to drive himself to the hospital when he lost consciousness and crashed into the ditch. Investigators say the stab appeared to have been inflicted by a slim blade.
Deputies made contact with Davis at his residence and he was taken into custody. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with Aggravated Second Degree Battery. He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.