38-year-old Joshua Boutte is in the Iberia Parish Correctional Center after Sheriff's deputies say he allegedly tried to kidnap a juvenile at gunpoint.

According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call Tuesday night in the 700 block of Lake Dauterive Road. By the time officers got to the scene, Boutte had gotten away. Fortunately, the person who called 911 was able to not only get the child back from him, but was also able to get the gun - which was stolen - away that he pulled out on them as well.

Mugshot from Facebook via Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office
Mugshot from Facebook via Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office

Deputies late caught up to Boutte the next morning when he was spotted driving near Highway 90 and Highway 14 by a sheriff's deputy. After he was taken into custody, he allegedly tried to escape the correctional facility during the booking process.

Boutte faces the following charges:

  • LA RS 14:27-44 Attempted Aggravated Kidnapping
  • LA RS 14:37.4 Aggravated Assault with a Firearm
  • LA RS 14:69.1 Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  • LA RS 14:35 Simple Battery
  • LA RS 14:110 Simple Escape.
Boutte's bond has been set at $242,500.00.

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