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UPDATE: SJSO identifies and cites alleged hit and run driver

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL STORY: Sheriff Mike Tregre conveys his thanks to the community for its help in identifying  this suspect.  The SJSO has also issued the as-of-yet unidentified suspect with a police citation in the incident.


Detectives with the St. John Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help with identifying and locating this man who was involved in a hit and run incident at about 2:30 p.m. June 1 in the parking lot of Walmart in LaPlace. The male, in his late 50s or early 60s, crashed into a vehicle after entering Walmart and conducting business at the bank inside. He exited in an unknown direction. He was driving a black Mercury Mountaineer SUV, pulling an open trailer, with lawn equipment.

Anyone with information on this man’s identity or this incident is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or the Criminal Investigations Division at 985-359-8769. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php