Typo leads to suspect's release In Lafourche Parish
THIBODAUX - Authorities say a typographical error caused the release of an armed robbery suspect on a lower bond.
The Daily Comet reports Lafourche sheriff's deputies took 24-year-old Brent LeBouef (luh-BUF'), of Houma, back into custody Monday.
LeBouef was set for trial this week in state District Judge Christopher Boudreaux's courtroom in Thibodaux. He showed up for court Monday, not in a jail jumpsuit but in regular clothes.
Sgt. Brennan Matherne, a spokesman for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office, said the defendant was released June 17 after a booking officer mistakenly omitted a zero when typing his bond amount.
The defendant's bond was actually $200,000, but he was released on a $20,000 bond. It was unclear when authorities realized the mistake.