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Wanted Mamou man turns himself in, faces attempted murder charges

Posted at 8:17 PM, Apr 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-22 13:21:56-04

Mamou, La. — UPDATE: Detective Simien with the Momou Police Department has confirmed that 22-year-old Vindezz Thibodeaux of Mamou is in custody.

Thibodeaux reportedly turned himself in to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, after family members say they saw him on Friday night's newscast.

The Mamou Police Department was looking for Thibodeaux, in connection to two recent shootings on Mulberry Street and East street.

Thibodeaux, is approximately 5'8" and 135 lbs, he was considered armed and dangerous, according to Mamou Police.

Thibodeaux was booked and faces the following charges:

· Attempted second degree murder (2 count)
· Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (2 count)

According to Mamou Police Department, a shooting occurred on Saturday, April 15, 2023, in the 400 block of East street in Mamou.

As a vehicle approached the intersection of East and Main Street, Thibodeaux, along with two other suspects opened fire on the vehicle as it passed by, shooting the vehicle several times, police say.

No one in the car was injured.

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, Thibodeaux, again opened fire on another vehicle as it was traveling East on Mulberry Street.

Bail was set at $80,000, as reported by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office.