Luke Brown

The suspect involved in a standoff with Nicholls police on March 25 was the man arrested yesterday for abducting his non-custodial 4-year-old son.

On April 3, Luke Brown, 40, violated restraining orders when he contacted a family member and arrived at a residence. Around 8 p.m., the suspect then took his son and never returned.

During the court of the investigation, detectives sent information to State Police, which issued a Level II Endangerment/Missing Child Advisory early Sunday morning. Authorities also obtained da warrant for Brown's arrest.

A family member of the boy was given emergency custody of the boy because Brown was the man involved in a standoff with Nicholls Police in recent weeks. The suspect had barricaded himself in his vehicle and was threatening to harm himself. The situation was resolved peacefully, and Brown was taken into custody. He was since released and was ordered to stay away from the child, as well as the family member and their residence.

Later Sunday morning, investigators learned that the child was at a residence in Schriever.

With assistance from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, a resident of the home took the child to meet with deputies and he was safely returned to his custodial home.

Authorities learned that Brown was at the residence in Schriever, and Brown was taken into custody without incident once authorities arrived.

Brown was initially booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

He was later taken to the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

He is booked on warrants for Simple Kidnapping and four counts of Violation of a Protective Order. He was additionally booked on outstanding warrants for Simple Battery and five counts of Contempt of Court. Bail is set at $57,600, and he has been ordered to pay an additional $850 in fines and costs related to the contempt warrants. He is also being held as a fugitive of Assumption Parish due to an outstanding warrant there.

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