Texas man booked in Sunday fatal crash
LAFAYETTE — A Texas man is accused of vehicular homicide in a Sunday night crash that killed a Scott man, Lafayette police said Monday.
Alfredo Tierrablanca, 46, was arrested on one count each of DWI, vehicular homicide and failure to obey a traffic signal, police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release Monday.
The crash occurred at 11:50 p.m. at Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Eraste Landry Road, Mouton said.
Tierrablanca, address not provided, was driving a black 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche on Eraste Landry Road when he disregarded a stop sign at Ambassador Caffery Parkway and traveled into the path of a 2006 white Dodge Stratus driven by Daniel Short, 24, of Scott, Mouton said.
Short was taken to a hospital where he later died, Mouton said.
Robbery victim shot twice, police report
LAFAYETTE — A 19-year-old Lafayette man was shot in the arm and lower abdomen during a Sunday night robbery in the 600 block of 12th Street, Lafayette police said Monday.
The victim told police that five black men approached him while he was walking, police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
The victim said one man, who wearing a black hat and a jacket, pulled out a gun and demanded money, Mouton said.
The victim said the gunman then fired multiple shots before running away, Mouton said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he remains in stable condition, Mouton said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-8477.
Truck-motorcycle crash leaves 2 dead
EUNICE — Two people died Sunday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 190 at Industrial Drive, State Police said.
The crash occurred at 12:25 a.m. when David Deveer, 42, of Geismar, pulled his 2005 Dodge truck, which was towing a horse trailer, onto U.S. 190 and into the path of a 2005 three-wheel Honda motorcycle driven by Ronald Bellard, of Eunice, Trooper Stephen Hammons said in a news release Sunday.
Bellard, 52, and his passenger, Carla Barras, 52, of Opelousas, both died from injuries suffered during the crash.
Both were wearing their helmets at the time of the crash, Hammons said.
Deever was not injured in the crash, Hammons said.
Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation, Hammons said.
State Police probing officer shooting case
ST. MARTINVILLE — State Police are investigating a Saturday morning officer-involved shooting in St. Martinville.
The shooting occurred shortly before 4 a.m. while a St. Martinville police officer was responding to a call about a suspicious persons in the 800 block of South Main Street, State Police spokesman Trooper Stephen Hammons said in a news release Monday.
The officer arrived and encountered Terrell Simon, 24, of St. Martinville, Hammon said.
When the officer attempted to arrest Simon, he attempted to grab the officer’s weapon, Hammons said.
One round was fired but no one was injured in the gunfire, Hammons said.
After being taken into custody, Simon was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. The officer also was treated for minor injuries, Hammons said.
Simon was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail by State Police on one count of attempted disarming of a peace officer, Hammons said.
the Acadiana bureau