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U.S. Marshals: ‘Violent fugitive’ fled Lafayette trial

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LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The U.S. Marshals' Violent Offender Task Force has joined forces with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office in the hunt for a fugitive who fled from his trial.

Authorities describe Wade Lohse, 43, as "violent."

In a Friday news release, authorities said Lohse is wanted by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office after he walked out of his trial on March 25.

Lohse is currently facing charges of vehicular homicide, felon in possession of a firearm and simple burglary.

Authorities said Lohse has a criminal history dating back 25 years. He has reportedly been convicted of burglary, carrying a prohibited weapon, aggravated assault on police, weapons violation and carjacking, all in New Jersey.

Authorities said he has also been convicted for burglary in Pennsylvania and a felon in possession of a firearm in New Orleans.

Lohse has had a number of other violent arrests that did not result in conviction, authorities said. 

Lohse is 5-feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.

Law enforcement officers say they consider Lohse to be armed and dangerous. 

Those with information on Lohse's whereabouts are asked to contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 337-319-4086 or 337-251-6921.

Authorities said all information will remain confidential and a cash reward is available for information leading to Lohse's arrest. 

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