UPDATE: Thibodaux police arrest man who nearly rams officer, goes on high-speed chase
THIBODAUX, La (NBC33) — UPDATE: Thibodaux Chief of Police Scott Silverii announced the arrest of Elgin Parfait Jr.
ORIGINAL: Thibodaux police are looking for Elgin Parfait Jr., 28, of Houma, who is wanted on several charges.
Shortly after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, deputies observed Parfait driving recklessly in his pickup truck.
When they tried to make a traffic stop, Parfait rammed his truck into the police car, nearly hitting the officer. Parfait then sped away.
Police engaged Parfait in a high speed chase for nearly 14 miles until unsafe conditions caused them to end the pursuit in Raceland.
Parfait is currently wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder of a Police Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, Simple Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass, Possession of Marijuana, and Reckless Operation of a Vehicle. His bond is set at $318,500.
Thibodaux Police are working in conjunction with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office to locate Elgin Parfait Jr.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Parfait should contact the Bayou Region Crime Stoppers by following one of these steps:
- Call 1-800-743-7433
- Text “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637
- Submit a tip online at http://www.crimestoppersbr.org
- Use the TipSubmit mobile application on iPhone or Android
Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.