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Bourg man arrested in vehicle pursuit investigation


November 14, 2023

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced that the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Bourg man in connection with a November 8th vehicle pursuit that took place in Montegut, La, which resulted in TPSO Deputies and the suspect receiving medical treatment. Leonard Gordon Naquin, 59, was arrested on multiple charges in connection with the incident.

TPSO Deputies were called to a levee in Montegut after a male driver damaged a closed gate and struck an unoccupied Parish vehicle. As Deputies attempted to make contact with the male, he fled the area in a vehicle, leading to a pursuit with TPSO Deputies. During the pursuit, the driver committed many extremely dangerous driving maneuvers, which resulted in a crash involving the suspect vehicle and a Sheriff’s Office marked unit, in the 1100 block of Hwy 55. Both vehicles struck an unoccupied residence causing severe damage to the structure, along with injuries to the driver and TPSO Deputies. The driver was taken into custody a short time later.

The male suspect was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, before being jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on charges of Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and Attempted First Degree Murder. Naquin remains jailed on a $1,527,000.00 bond by local judges.

During the incident, at least 2 TPSO Deputies received medical treatment for injuries sustained during the pursuit. Both Deputies are recovering from their injuries.

Sheriff Soignet praises the work of all of the divisions of the Sheriff’s Office who were present that day. Sheriff Tim Soignet said, “I am extremely grateful that our Deputies are recovering from their injuries, and no innocent people were hurt as a result of this senseless act. The Deputies did an amazing job in keeping the public safe during a very dangerous situation. This situation had the potential to end very differently, and our community is safer now that he is in custody.”




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