Lafourche Parish investigators name suspect in casino robbery

Published: Jun. 13, 2016 at 4:07 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 13, 2016 at 4:09 PM CDT
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THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's investigators have identified a suspect in the recent robbery of a Thibodaux casino.

Drake Domangue has been identified as a suspect and charged for the May 29 theft.

Detectives learned two unidentified men entered a Thibodaux casino early on May 29, and one of the men, later identified as Domangue, tampered with a video poker machine and stole several hundred dollars from the machine's cash box.

Domangue was identified by detectives in Terrebonne Parish who were working similar thefts involving video poker machines in which Domangue is suspected.

Detectives have also identified and met with the other male suspect in the surveillance video, and he is also considered a person of interest in the case.

Domangue was arrested on Monday, June 6, 2016, by Assumption Parish. Around 11:30 p.m. Monday night, deputies attempted to stop a driver who was driving on LA Highway 1 at a high rate of speed.

The pursuit ended when Domangue drove into Bayou Lafourche. He swam across the bayou in an attempt to elude police but was quickly caught by other responding deputies.

The vehicle Domangue was driving was reported stolen from Terrebonne Parish and deputies found what they believe to be methamphetamine on him.

He was taken to the detention center in Napoleonville and booked on several charges including DWI, resisting an officer with force or violence, flight from an officer, possession of stolen property, drug possession, and several traffic violations.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office detectives, meanwhile, obtained warrants for Domangue's arrest on charges of felony theft and criminal damage to coin-operated devices.

He has been booked in Assumption Parish.

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