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Lohse faces new felony charges

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After 22 days on the run and almost a month sitting in a Philadelphia jail, Wade Lohse is back in the Hub City to answer for crimes he's accused of committing.

Lohse was extradited back to Louisiana Sunday, and is now in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. All the agencies involved with finding and bringing Lohse back, held a press conference Monday afternoon to detail his extradition. But now that he's back, the former most wanted man in Acadiana faces more felony charges adding to an already long list.

"Sooner or later he was going to be located," says Assistant District Attorney Jay Prather.

Monday afternoon law enforcement who had a hand in finding and returning wade Lohse back to Lafayette parish held a press conference. They presented a timeline from when Lohse had first his run in with Broussard police in 2010 to his eventual capture in Philadelphia over a thousand miles away.

"In terms of each one of those stops, and who may have helped him or what they knew about his life on the lamb is still up in the air," says Captain Kip Judice with the Lafayette Sheriff's Office.

Judice says they know Lohse made stops in Texas, Oklahoma, and in Virginia where he ditched a car in Salem. Judice wouldn't break down the methods used to track him, but are still investigating if Lohse had any help during the 22 day time frame in which he also posted a video to Youtube pleading his innocence.

"The Youtube video helped but it wasn't the break in the case that led to his capture," explains Judice.

Lohse was extradited by vehicle to the Lafayette parish jail by a third party company that specializes in transporting people in police custody. The cost was $1,100, however Judice says it was the best call.

"It was economical number 1," says Judice, "number 2 it was very logistically correct. As opposed to sending a number of people to safely transport him back."

Lohse was facing trial on a felony gun charge, burglary and the vehicular homicide of 29 year old Cacie Barras Mcgrew when he walked out of the Lafayette parish courthouse. Three counts of bail jumping were added to those charges after he was arrested and could be looking at a long time in jail if convicted.

"Ultimately be up to the judge for sentencing there's some discretion in sentences, and of course if he qualifies for the habitual offender laws will also me moved forward," says Prather.

Lohse is expected in front of judge Kristian Earles sometime Tuesday for a bond hearing. Prather is confident Lohse's request will be revoked and will sit in a jail cell until his trial resumes.

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