Man wanted for a reported $100,000 armed robbery in Lafourche Parish arrested in eastern St. Bernard Parish

Posted: June 30th, 2015 | Filed under: News Releases

Brent LeBouef, arrested in St. Bernard for armed robbery in Galliano.

Brent LeBouef, arrested in St. Bernard for armed robbery in Galliano.

A man wanted for armed robbery in Lafourche Parish in which a reported $100,000 was stolen at a couple’s Galliano home, has been caught in eastern St. Bernard Parish, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

Brent M. LeBouef, 23, of Houma, was found at 53 Randazzo Drive late in the afternoon on June 26 after St. Bernard sheriff’s deputies received information about him, the sheriff said.

He was found hiding in a closet under clothing.

LeBouef was booked with resisting an officer and with being a fugitive from Lafourche, where a warrant for his arrest on an armed robbery charge was issued weeks after the May 13 robbery in Galliano. He is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison pending being returned to Lafourche Parish.

Christopher Odis, who lives at 53 Randazzo Drive where the wanted man was located, was booked with harboring a fugitive after he initially denied to sheriff’s deputies that LeBouef was there. Odis was jailed but later released on bond set at $750.

Four people have now been charged in the robbery of a Galliano couple, who were tied up at home and threatened with a gun and baseball bat, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The homeowner, Jim Guidry, 64, was killed in a head-on crash June 8 on La. 1 just south of Golden Meadow, it was reported.
Guidry told authorities the robbers had taken a safe, cash and an SUV from him and his wife. Golden Meadow Police found the SUV abandoned.
Guidry, who owned Big Jim’s Seafood in Golden Meadow, said several thousand dollars was stolen from him and that just over $100,000 was in the stolen safe. He also said several pistols and shotguns were stolen.