Acadiana Police and Fire briefs for Dec. 29, 2012

Man arrested in stabbing of girlfriend

Lafayette Parish sheriff’s deputies responding to a vehicle accident arrested a man wanted in the Thursday stabbing of his girlfriend in Breaux Bridge, authorities said Friday.

Danny John Fuselier was wanted on a count of attempted second-degree murder after the incident at the Bayou Teche Apartments in the 800 block of Agnes Drive, Breaux Bridge police Detective Darren A. Benoit said in a news release.

Benoit said Fuselier left the victim’s apartment in her vehicle.

Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kip Judice, in a news release, said the victim’s vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Mills Road early Friday.

Deputies identified the vehicle as the Breaux Bridge victim’s, but it was unoccupied when they arrived, Judice said.

Deputies followed a blood trail to a nearby trailer home, where Fuselier was found, Judice said. Fuselier required treatment of non-life-threatening injuries at University Medical Center, Judice said.

Fusilier also was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on charges of simple criminal damage to property and resisting an officer, according to jail records.

Police investigate robberies at carwash

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has asked for the public’s help in its investigation of two robberies at the carwash in the 100 block of Teurlings Drive.

On Thursday, a deputy on patrol spotted a black man wearing a light-colored hoodie and denim shorts running from the location with a woman’s purse, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kip Judice said in a news release.

The deputy chased the purse snatcher, who dropped the woman’s purse, which the deputy recovered for the victim, Judice said.

On Wednesday, two black men in a newer model red sedan pulled a handgun on a man washing his car and left with his cash and personal checks, Judice said.

Based on victims’ descriptions, Judice said deputies do not believe the robberies were committed by the same person.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-8477.

Compiled by
the Acadiana bureau