May 13, 2013 11:17 PM by Erin Steuber

Wade Lohse Will Stay Behind Bars

Formerly the most wanted man in Acadiana, Wade Lohse faces a judge tomorrow, on charges stemming from his time on the run. Lohse was extradited back to Lafayette over the weekend, nearly one month after he was arrested in Philadelphia, after being on the run for more than 3 weeks. Police say he walked out of the Lafayette Parish court house, just before his trial for vehicular homicide, in the death of Cacie Barras McGrew.

Today, authorities announced Lohse is also facing additional charges, but will remain behind bars at Lafayette Parish Correctional Center, despite having a bond hearing Wednesday afternoon.

"Rest assured this defendant will not be out on bond, as a result of motions that I made with the court," said ADA Jay Prather. "Judge Earles has issued some orders that he will be held without bond until the appropriate hearings are had."

The court will set bond for two new charges, theft and jumping bail; But Lohse will remain in jail until he appears before a judge for his initial charges of vehicular homicide, felony possesion of a weapon, and burglary. But that might not happen until early July. At Tuesday's press conference, it also became more clear where Lohse was spending his time from Lafayette, to Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and finally Philadelphia.

"In terms of each one of those stops, or who may have helped him, or what they knew about his life on the lamb, is still up in the air, and of course still under investigation," said LPSO Cpt. Kip Judice.


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