Louisiana Man Arrested Suspected of Theft and Other Crimes After Residents Him Spotted in a Barn Allegedly Attempting to Steal Property

By Calcasieu Staff
Published April 21, 2023

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Louisiana Man Arrested Suspected of Theft and Other Crimes After Residents Him Spotted in a Barn Allegedly Attempting to Steal Property

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been arrested and is suspected of theft and other crimes after residents spotted him in a barn allegedly attempting to steal property.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of a Houma, Louisiana man on various charges on April 20, 2023, following an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. In connection with the incident, Dwayne Adam Racine, 46, of Houma, Louisiana, was arrested on various felony charges.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the 2600 block of Bayou Blue Road soon after 12 p.m. on April 19, 2023, in response to a report of a male subject observed in a local resident’s barn. Once deputies arrived in the area, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office received a description of the male suspect, who was discovered walking a short distance away from the scene.

Authorities identified the male suspect as Dwayne Racine, 46, of Houma, Louisiana, and confirmed that Racine was wanted on various warrants coming from separate occurrences. Racine reportedly became highly agitated while Deputies attempted to speak with him and attempted to depart the scene on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.

During a further inquiry, deputies learned Racine had entered the private property of a local residence, where he was discovered by witnesses. Racine allegedly attempted to steal multiple items from the location and even armed himself with a weapon discovered there, according to video security footage. As Racine was located by witnesses on the property, he attempted to conceal his behavior and departed the area, leaving the weapon behind.

Dwayne Adam Racine was arrested and charged with Attempted Felony Theft (2 counts), Attempted Theft of a Firearm, Criminal Trespassing, Resisting an Officer, as well as outstanding warrants. Racine is currently jailed at the Terrebonne Criminal Justice Complex, where he is being held on No Bond by local judges.

Sheriff Tim Soignet commends the quick response of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, which directly affected the apprehension of Racine and the overall resolution of this incident. Sheriff Soignet said, “Our Patrol Division did an amazing job in this investigation and removed a potentially violent offender from our streets.”

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.