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Suspect Wanted in Disturbance, Battery in Bayou Vista Arrested


John Buck, Jr. turned himself in to St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives in Terrebonne Parish. Buck was arrested by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office this evening on the warrant from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for second degree battery, home invasion, simple battery, and disturbing the peace. Buck was transported to the Terrebonne Parish jail pending transfer to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. This investigation is ongoing.



At 7:21 pm on January 20, 2017 deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 300 block of Carol Road in Bayou Vista. Deputies first on scene learned that John Buck, Jr. and a female subject were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical altercation. Another subject at the residence fired a .22 caliber gun at Buck striking him. Buck then fled the residence on foot. Deputies along with the K-9 Unit and detectives tracked the suspect through the yards of several residences in the area. A K-9 team with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office also assisted in the search. Buck has not been located. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Buck, Jr. can contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622 or by email at crimewatch@stmaryso.com. Information can be provided anonymously. If you see the suspect, do not approach him. Contact 911 or the Sheriff’s Office. Additional patrols have been assigned to the area. Sheriff Mark Hebert thanks the residents for their cooperation and assistance during the search.




Contact Information:

Traci Landry

Detective Lieutenant

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

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