Lafayette police briefs for April 20, 2014

Man, 21, accused in armed robbery

Lafayette police on Friday arrested a 21-year-old man accused of stealing a man’s cellphone and money in the 5700 block of Johnston Street, then trying to force the victim to go to an ATM and withdraw money, a police spokesman said.

Jonathon Tyler Whitteker, of Lafayette, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on counts of armed robbery, attempted aggravated kidnapping and resisting an officer, booking records show.

The victim was sitting in his vehicle about 5:45 p.m. when Whitteker walked up with a handgun, opened the passenger door and demanded money and the cellphone, Cpl. Paul Mouton, the police spokesman, said.

When the victim refused to go to the ATM, Whitteker fled on foot, Mouton said.

Off-duty officers working security on Johnston Street, along with responding officers, caught Whitteker at 5503 Johnston, shortly after the victim called police, Mouton said.

Arrests posted April 19, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish sheriff’s website:

  • MARCUS ALFRED: 29, of the 400 block of Sunset Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on careless driving; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; open container of alcohol in a vehicle; and operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses.
  • JAMIAN ANTOINE: 26, of the 300 block of Deare Street, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • BLAKE JAMES BILA: 30, of the 1100 block of Mustang Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on driving on roadway laned for traffic; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
  • SAMUEL JAMES BOUDREAUX: 34, of the 1200 block of Tanner Road, Rayne. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • ANDREW THOMAS BOZEMAN: 25, of the 100 block of Arceneaux Road, Carencro. He was booked on resisting an officer.
  • CLIFTON CELESTINE: 51, of the 100 block of S. Beadle, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • MARK CONSTANTINE: 40, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • AUSTIN DELANEY: 19, of the 100 block of Asphodel Court, Lafayette. He was booked on speeding and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • DEVON DUGAS: 18, of the 600 block of Martin Luther King Street, Welch. He was booked on four counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and six counts of simple burglary.
  • CHELSEA FREEMAN: 23, of the 100 block of Trojan Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • STEPHANIE FUNDERBURK: 61, of the 200 block of North Main Street, Abbeville. She was booked on aggravated burglary and battery; simple battery; and simple criminal damage to property.
  • LARRY J. GARY: 28, of the 600 block of Zimmerman Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TARA GUIDRY: 33, of the 1300 block of Verot School Road, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • DUSTIN SCOTT GUILLAUMIN: 28, of the 600 block of Ophelia Boom Road, Opelousas. He was booked on unlawful possession of Schedule IV drugs without a prescription and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TITUS TERRELL JOHNSON: 26, of the 700 block of Walter, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • KARLOS ZINTRELL JOURNET: 21, of the 100 block of Marigny Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • JONATHAN K. LEWIS: 37, of the 100 block of Radcliff, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer.
  • MICAH EUGENE MANNING: 36, of the 200 block of Country Road, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things and for Pointe Coupee Parish.
  • LARRY MAXWELL: 67, of the 100 block of Alpha Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault with a firearm and illegal carrying and discharge of weapons.
  • LAKIESHA RENEE NOEL: 34, of the 500 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. She was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • DUSTIN CHAS PADGETT: 31, of the 1000 block of Attakapa, St. Martinville. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; felony theft; two counts for St. Martin Parish; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • RODNEY PAYTON: 24, of the 600 block of Fabre Street, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and speeding.
  • MARISSA POLK: 20, of the 400 block of Vieux Orleans, Lafayette. She was booked on criminal trespass; for Vermilion Parish; and misdemeanor theft.
  • LESTER SAM JR.: 31, of the 200 block of B. Loranger Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • LEONARD SANCHEZ: 34, of the 600 block of Ceder Creast Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods; flight from an officer; and aggravated flight from an officer.
  • LAKEISHA SMITH: 20, of the 100 block of Ray Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • JOSEPH SYLVESTER JR.: 47, of the 200 block of Oxgow Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.
  • TOYA TANNER: 17, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.