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Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II     

Camille A. "Cam Morvant
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.

For your convenience, our office has an Assistant District Attorney available from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday though Friday to answer your questions, provided that you do not already have an outside attorney representing you.  Please call (985) 447-2003 and ask for the assistant on duty.

PARISH GOVERNMENT AND BOARDS  -

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.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT (Read more...)

  • Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)

  • Domino Effect

  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • District Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)

  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

***HIGHLIGHTS***

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.