Sheriff Craig Webre announced a man wanted in connection to a disturbance at a Raceland hospital and fled from deputies by jumping into Bayou Lafourche on Monday afternoon is now in custody. Daniel Boudreaux (age 29) of Lockport will undergo a medical evaluation today.
At around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 6, deputies responded to a disturbance at Ochsner St. Anne Hospital in Raceland. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the suspect, Daniel Boudreaux (age 29) of Lockport. When asked if he had any weapons on his person, Boudreaux told deputies he had a knife in his pocket. Boudreaux and a deputy both reached for the knife, and the deputy disarmed Boudreaux. Boudreaux then immediately fled the scene on foot, eventually jumping into Bayou Lafourche. Deputies began searching immediately for Boudreaux in the bayou as well as nearby fields. The search continued through the night and into Tuesday morning, June 7, when Boudreaux was transported to an LPSO staging area for the operation by a family member. Deputies learned Boudreaux hid from deputies throughout the night, then contacted a family member Tuesday morning, and he was turned over to deputies shortly after 9 a.m.
Boudreaux will undergo a medical evaluation and will face criminal charges related to Monday’s incident.
Sheriff Webre thanks all agencies who assisted in the search, including Lafourche Parish Government Office of Emergency Preparedness, as well as K-9 units from the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office.