Joint effort leads to arrest of Houma fugitive
POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:34pm
HOUMA, LA — A joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a fugitive wanted in connection with an October 2011 shooting that left two injured, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Tye Aubert, 26, of Houma was wanted by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office on two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. In addition, Aubert also had outstanding warrants from Terrebonne Parish for Domestic Abuse Battery, Aggravated Assault, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. The Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit conducted a fugitive investigation to assist the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office in locating Aubert, and with the assistance of the Houma Police Department, Aubert was located attempting to hide from authorities in the 600 block of Hobson Street in Houma.
Aubert was arrested on Wednesday and booked into the Houma Police Department Jail.
In 2008, Attorney General Caldwell established the Fugitive Apprehension Unit—a program created to assist local law enforcement agencies in locating and apprehending fugitives. To date, more than 700 fugitives have been captured as a result of Caldwell’s initiative.