- Associated Press - Saturday, March 19, 2016

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Lafourche (lah-FOOSH) Parish authorities say a man suspected of trying to steal a small generator from a carport at a home in Golden Meadow drowned in Bayou Lafourche after fleeing the scene.

Sheriff Craig Webre said 37-year-old Michael Gonzales had run from the home, dropping the generator in the driveway, after being spotted by the homeowner.

A witness told authorities Gonzales disappeared after jumping into the bayou early Friday. His body was recovered later in the day.

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