Raceland Man Arrested for Rape of a Child Approximately Ten Years Ago

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Michael Lirette Sr. (age 66) of Raceland on Tuesday. Lirette is charged with First Degree Rape stemming from an incident involving a juvenile which occurred approximately ten years ago.

Juvenile detectives opened an investigation into Lirette in October 2017 after a teenage female victim came forward. Detectives learned Lirette allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with the child, including sexual intercourse, while the child was under the age of ten. The inappropriate contact occurred multiple times over the course of approximately five years.

On Tuesday, November 7, detectives made contact with Lirette. Following questioning, Lirette was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on the charge of First Degree Rape. His bond is set at $30,000.

Michael Lirette Sr

Michael Lirette Sr.

Belle Rose Man Arrested for Fifth DWI Offense

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Donald Bolden (age 37) of Belle Rose for his fifth DWI offense. Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, deputies conducted a traffic stop along LA Highway 309 in Thibodaux. Deputies identified the driver as Donald Bolden and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Bolden’s breath. Bolden admitted to consuming liquor prior to driving. He performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of .087g%. Bolden’s criminal history showed he was on probation from his fourth DWI offense in 2014. He was also found to have a suspended license with a hardship exception, but he was found to be in violation of that exception. Bolden was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was charged with DWI (4th and Subsequent Offenses), Speeding, driving under suspension, and no ignition interlock device. He was also charged with violating R.S. 32:415.1 regarding exceptions for a suspended license.