LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A man police accused of being connected to the kidnapping of a Lafayette woman on August 6, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Tuesday afternoon, according to online records.
Lawrence Michael Handley, 49, was wanted for conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit attempted second-degree kidnapping and violation of a protective order.
Around 2:30 p.m. on August 6, police said an unidentified female was forcefully removed from her residence in the Lafayette area.
She was found safe near the Baton Rouge area, and taken to a local hospital.
On August 11, Handley was arrested at a Slidell hotel. He was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on Tuesday and booked on charges of 3 counts of violation of protective orders, online impersonation and 2 counts conspiracy/ second degree kidnapping.
A bond has been set at $266,000.
The two men police say were the kidnappers drowned in the Intracoastal Canal on August 7, 2017.