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Sheriff’s Office assisting in search for male subject; residents advised of heavy police presence in Palmetto & Summerlin subdivisions

LAPLACE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is assisting Louisiana State Police in a search for a male subject, identified as John Henry Bartholomew, who fled on foot from a traffic stop Tuesday morning on I-10. This led to heavy police presence in the area of the Palmetto and Summerlin subdivisions in LaPlace.

John Henry Bartholomew

According to SJSO, the subject is African American, heavy set and wearing only blue boxer shorts.  He was last seen on the canal bank near the 100 block of Nicole Drive, off of U.S. 51.

On Tuesday afternoon, SJSO announced the search had been temporarily called off due to inclement weather. Bartholomew is still at large.

Anyone seeing this subject is asked to immediately call 911.

This story is developing. Please check lobservateur.com for updates.