Deputies search for teen who removed electronic monitoring bracelet

Taray Butler, 18
Taray Butler, 18

New Orleans, La. - Orleans Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for Taray Butler, 18, after he removed his electronic monitoring device Thursday night.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office says deputies were heading to a location on the westbank to arrest Butler for violating conditions of the Electronic Monitoring Program.

On the way to apprehend Butler, deputies received a tamper alert. It was discovered that Butler had cut his monitoring device.

Deputies used tracking equipment to recover the monitoring device and immediately began their search for Butler who was placed on the program on June 28, 2013. He was originally charged with "criminally negligent discharging of a firearm."

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Taray Butler should call the Sheriff's Office at 504-827-8505.

When apprehended, he will be charged with criminal damage to property valued at less than $500 and tampering with an electronic device.