You've seen his picture on the Lafayette City Marshal's most wanted list for weeks. But now Joshua Verret will sleep behind bars. He was arrested in Cypress Island, in Saint Martin Parish Monday.
His capture didn't come easily. With guns in one hand and a sniffing k9 in the other, more than half a dozen officers spent hours searching the heavily wooded area of Bee and Lo trailer park.
Officers had arrived to serve him a warrant but we're told he took off running in the woods. This apparently, wasn't his first run either.
Lafayette's City Marshal Nicky Picard says Verrett has a long record including a hit and run, resisting and battery of a police officer, DWI, and a Wildlife and Fisheries Violation.
After a three hour search, officers got a call that Verrett turned himself in, he was then arrested and booked at the Saint Martin Parish Jail.
Picard says Verret's capture was a priority ending with success.
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