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Alleged Purse Snatcher Detained by Good Samaritan

Officers were called to a local business on Victor to investigate a purse snatching. When officers arrived, they learned a good samaritan had detained the suspect until police arrived. The suspect was identified as Blaine M Ledet. Investigating officers learned from witnesses, Ledet had tackled the victim down to the ground and stole her purse. As Ledet fled the area on foot, a good samaritan was able to tackle and detain him until officers arrived. During his arrest, officers located suspected marijuana in his possession and appeared intoxicated. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Morgan City Police Department for booking and incarceration for the following charges:

  • Second Degree Robbery
  • Perpetration or Attempted Perpetration of Certain Crimes of Violence Against A Person 65 Years or Older
  • Possession of Marijuana (1st Offense)
  • Disturbing the Peace Intoxicated