Michelle Southern reporting.
Authorities in Lafourche Parish are looking for a man who is facing several charges amid allegations including living in the attic of his ex-girlfriend for a period of time while stalking her. Sheriff's Office spokesman, Lt. Brennan Matherne, says cops responded to the home in reference to a disturbance involving 21-year-old Taylor Broussard.
"Among other things, he had brandished knife, slashed a bed sheet and mattress, assaulting and battering her when she was trying to protect a juvenile," said Matherne.
Matherne said following the May 3rd attack, Broussard allegedly stole the victim's purse and phone, then took off in her SUV and fled the scene.
He says cops had been called to a previous break-in incident a few days prior on April 29th, and during the second investigation located evidence that showed Broussard had been staying in the victim's attic.
"We found bedding, water, food and even about 10 plastic bottles that had been filled with urine," said Matherne.
Broussard is at large and has nine active warrants for several felony crimes including stalking, auto theft, battery, and aggravated assault. Matherne says the suspect has ties to the Erath and Lafayette area.
"We have been unable to locate him," said Matherne. "He was last seen in a Mitsubishi Outlander bearing the license plate XLG-572."