Posted: Apr 5, 2013 11:35 AM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Apr 19, 2013 3:46 PM
The U.S. Marshal's Violent Offender Task Force and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office are teaming up to track down wanted fugitive Wade Lohse. Lohse was set to go on trial in the death of Cacie Barras but walked out of court on Monday, March 25 before his trial began. In June 2012, Lafayette police said Lohse crossed the center line on the Youngsville Hwy. and killed 29-year-old Cacie Barras. Toxicology test results showed he was impaired, according to the Lafayette Police Dept.
"Lohse is considered Lafayette Parish's Most Wanted Fugitive and information leading to his arrest will be confidential and could result in a cash award," Deputy US Marshal Corey Britt said.
The marshal's and sheriff's offices consider Lohse a violent fugitive and say his criminal history dates back 25 years. Besides current charges, including vehicular homicide, felon in possession of a firearm and simple burglary, Lohse has been convicted of multiple other crimes. "Burglary, carrying a prohibited weapon, aggravated assault on police, weapons violation and carjacking all in New Jersey. He has also been convicted for burglary in Pennsylvania, and a felon in possession of a firearm in New Orleans," Britt said. He's been arrested for other crimes but was never convicted for those crimes.
Lohse, 43, is a white male who is 5'11" tall and weighs 210 pounds. Law enforcement officers consider Lohse to be armed and dangerous. If you have information on Lohse's whereabouts, contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 337-319-4086 or 337-251-6921. All information will remain confidential and a cash award is available for information leading to Lohse's arrest.
To see a copy of the most wanted posted, click here.