Ascension Authorities Searching for a Fugitive For Burglary and Sex Offense Violation

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive wanted in connection with a residential burglary in St. Amant where nearly $30,000 worth of guns and jewelry was stolen.

Since early November detectives have been investigating the residential burglary and have now obtained an arrest warrant on Shane Medine for the burglary. Detectives have recovered almost all of the weapons that were been stolen.  Bacala said that if Medine is sighted do not approach him, but instead call local authorities immediately.  

The Sheriff’s Sex Offender Division also holds an outstanding arrest warrant on Medine for failure to comply with sex offender registration laws.  Shane Medine, 32, of 43161 Highway 42 Prairieville is on the run from authorities.

Detectives arrested Medine’s girlfriend, Amber Gorenflo, 18, of 16473 Jay Road Prairieville on November 7 in connection with the burglary.  She is currently incarcerated with no bond set at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shane Medine is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).