Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II
As District Attorney, my goals are:
To ensure that justice is served for the residents of Lafourche by enforcing the criminal laws of the State of Louisiana.
To champion the rights of victims of crime in Lafourche Parish.
To protect those juveniles subject to abuse and/or neglect.
To ensure that the best interests of children are preserved by enforcing Louisiana's child support laws.
To implement programs designed to educate and inform the public regarding the role that the District Attorney’s Office has in their day to day lives.
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The Lafourche Parish District Attorney is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Board and Commissions. In his capacity as legal advisor, the District Attorney works closely with Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. The District Attorney's Office also makes itself available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.
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September 14, 2016
Press Release -
THIBODAUX – A Lockport man was sentenced to twenty five years
this morning following a sentencing hearing before Hon. F. Hugh Larose.
Shane Badeaux, 37, of Lockport, LA, was convicted of aggravated
flight from an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
after a two day jury trial that ended on August 18, 2016. He was
sentenced to 20 years on the charge of possession of a firearm by a
convicted felon and 5 years on the charge of aggravated flight. The
sentences were ordered to run consecutively. Badeaux was sentenced to
the maximum penalty allowed by law on both offenses. Before pronouncing
the sentence, Judge Larose noted the fact that Badeaux has been
convicted of 11 felony charges in the past and two of those have been on
the crime of attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
"The sentence imposed by Judge Larose reflects the seriousness of the
crimes that Mr. Badeaux committed. Mr. Badeaux has repeatedly shown no
regard for the laws of this state and now must face the consequences"
said Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Richard who along with Shaun
George prosecuted the case.
Badeaux was accused of fleeing from Lockport Police Officer Cullen
Orgeron on November 2, 2015, when Orgeron attempted to stop Badeaux on
Hwy 308 for an equipment violation.
Badeaux turned onto Hwy. 654, and increased his speed to over 80
miles per hour, crossing the center line multiple times in the process.
A long and high-speed pursuit ensued, with the suspect at one point
driving through the LaTour Golf Course, in the process tearing up parts
of the turf.
After both vehicles became stuck in the mud, Badeaux exited the
vehicle carrying a safe and a bag and continued to flee on foot. He
proceeded to discard both items before jumping into a small pond.
Badeaux continued to resist Orgeron’s attempts to restrain him, even
after being hit with the officer’s taser. It wasn’t until a Lafourche
Parish Deputy arrived that the suspect was ultimately subdued.
A search of Badeaux’s person discovered 5.1 grams of suspected
methamphetamine. Eventually, the safe was recovered, and after obtaining
a search warrant, Orgeron discovered that it contained two pistols and a
large quantity of ammunition.