Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 20, 2014

A Lafayette woman attempting to cross U.S. 90 near Garber Road was killed shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday morning after she was struck by a truck, police said.

Police said Vivian Sue Travis, 56, who died at the scene, was attempting to cross the highway when she was struck by the passenger side mirror of a white Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

The driver has not been cited, but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Breaux Bridge man killed in crash

A 52-year-old man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash after his vehicle veered off the road, struck a tree and overturned in Breaux Bridge, officials said.

Daniel Benoit, of Breaux Bridge, was driving east in the 1100 block of Hebert Avenue when he crashed, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Maj. Ginny Higgins said.

The crash occurred a few minutes before 2:30 p.m., Higgins said in a news release.

Why Benoit’s vehicle veered off the road is unknown, Higgins said, and the investigation continues.

Pair arrested on drug charges after complaint

Two men were arrested in Abbeville and booked on drug charges Monday after police responded to a complaint about a vehicle engaging in illegal activities on private property.

The person who called in the complaint reported that a vehicle was parked on the caller’s property and it appeared possible illegal activity was taking place there, according to the Abbeville Police Department’s Facebook page.

Officers who responded found Marcus Nixon, of Jennings, had 59 individually packaged bags of marijuana, police said, while the other person in the vehicle, Bryson Willis, of Abbeville, had an outstanding warrant for cocaine possession.

Willis was booked on the warrant for cocaine possession, and Nixon was booked for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and synthetic marijuana, police said.

Hit-and-run crash damages police vehicle

An Abbeville police detective’s vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday on State Street, Abbeville police reported on their Facebook page. The driver was found and arrested shortly after the crash, police said.

The detective was driving in an unmarked police vehicle on State Street about 4:30 p.m. when a gold Honda Accord traveling west on Martin Luther King Drive ran a stop sign and collided with the unmarked Abbeville Police unit and an Acadian Contractors work truck, police said.

Police say the Accord fled the scene at a high rate of speed, while the detective and the Acadian Contractors’ worker suffered minor bruises in the crash

The gold Honda Accord was located shortly after the crash and the driver, Michael Ballard, was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a movable, two counts of hit and run, driving while intoxicated, no driver’s license and running a stop sign.

Arrests posted Aug. 19, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:

DEVONE ALEXANDER: 23, of the 500 block of Orchid Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment.

KENDRICK ANDRE ALEXANDER: 34, of the 1200 block of Hebert Avenue, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on four counts for St. Martin Parish.

RYAN MITCHELL ALEXANDER: 20, of the 400 block of Connie Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal mischief; obstruction of justice; and resisting an officer.

JASON FRANCIS AUGUSTINE: 33, of the 500 block of Overtin Avenue, Marksville. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.

BRENNON NEMIAH AVIE: 22, of the 100 block of Lilly Street, Lafayette. He was booked on eight counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JUNIUS LEE BABINEAUX: 29, of the 600 block of Cecile Boulevard, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

STEVEN SHANE BATY: 45, of the 200 block of Jenkins Road, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

MARLON ANTHONY BENNETT: 40, of the 200 block of Randolph Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for court.

LEROY JAMES BROUSSARD: 31, of the 1200 block of Harold Stutes Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.

JOHN EDWARD BROUSSARD: 34, of the 100 block of South William Drive, Lafayette. He was booked as a fugitive.

TRENTON KEITH BROUSSARD: 26, of the 3500 block of Verot School Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and fail to dim lights — no accident.

COURTNEY JASON BROUSSARD: 39, of the 300 block of Espasie Road, Milton. He was booked on felony illegal possession of stolen things; two counts for Vermilion Parish; parole/probation violation; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and warrant/bench warrant.

CODY RAMON BROWN: 31, of the 200 block of Randolph Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer.

MICAELEA NIKKITTA CEASAR: 28, of the 400 block of Heide Street, Scott. She was booked on hold for court.

MARK JASON CELESTINE: 38, of the 200 block of Porter Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.

NICHOLAS CENALAS: 28, of the 200 block of Tournoir Street, Lafayette. He was booked as a fugitive.

EDMONIA MARIE CHARLES: 31, of the 100 block of Windmill Lane, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JAMES COOPER: 43, of the 500 block of Belle Place, New Iberia. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and as a fugitive.

CLENIS CORMIER: 55, of the 1200 block of Araphoway, Boulder City, Nevada. He was booked on disturbing the peace and warrant/bench warrant.

SHARON DAVEY: 39, of the 3900 block of Ave Bonne Terre, New Iberia. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

KINNON WAYNE DIGNAM: 38, of the 700 block of Wyman Street, Scott. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies.

JOHNTRAIVEN TERREL EDWARDS: 22, of the 300 block of Bellnorth Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

CHARLES JOSEPH GOODIE: 48, of the 429 block of Joan Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.

Dennis James Griffin: 27, of the 200 block of Duval Street, Lafayette. He was booked as a fugitive and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

DAVID WAYNE GUILLORY: 49, of the 700 block of Carron Street, Eunice. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.

KEITHAN ANTHONY HUDSON: 20, of the 100 block of Radcliffe Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and misdemeanor theft.

STEPHON SCHENCY KELLY JR.: 26, of the 1900 block of Kilkenny Street, Alexandria. He was booked on hold for court and fugitive.

ANDREW JAMES KIDDER: 36, of the 100 block of North Orleans Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

MARCELENE LISE KING: 39, of the 5000 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

BRENNAN LANDRY: 18, of the 100 block of Hivou Road, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts as a fugitive.

JODY ELLEN LEE: 29, of the 100 block of Merchants Boulevard, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and criminal trespass.

RYAN JUDE LEGER: 39, of the 300 block of Arceneaux Road, Carencro. He was booked on six counts of misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.

WILSON JOSEPH MARSHALL: 55, of the 100 block of Gilbert Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.

JOSEPH MARTINEZ: 21, of the 400 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on simple battery.

MICHAEL JARQUAS MURPHY: 23, of the 900 block of East Vermilion Street, Lafayette. He was booked as a fugitive.

TERRY PETERSON: 33, of the 600 block of Sherwood Street, Opelousas. He was booked on eight counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JOHNNY MCCORY RHEAMS: 41, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of criminal trespass.

CHARLIE JOE ROSHTO: 39, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts as a fugitive.

CEDRIC JOHN RUBIN JR.: 39, of the 1000 block of South Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.

MARANDA DORE SEGURA: 27, of the 1000 block of Lewis Circle, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

JERMAINE RANDELL SENEGAL: 37, no address, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts as a fugitive.

ANDRE JARY STEVENS: 37, of the 1400 block of Walker Road, Scott. He was booked on flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer.

KYOBE STEVENSON: 23, of the 700 block of West 11th Street, Crowley. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

CHAD ANTHONY TOUCHET: 38, of the 600 block of Colleen Street, New Iberia. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

LANCE M. VIATOR: 23, of the 200 block of Deer Meadow Boulevard, Broussard. He was booked on three counts of simple battery and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.

PRESTON JAMAL WADE: 24, of the 100 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on simple battery.

DONALD ROBERT WHITMAN JR.: 42, of the 1900 block of Eraste Landry, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery.