Acadiana Crime Blotter for April 1, 2014

Searchers recover body of missing Eunice man

Search team members in Acadia Parish found the body of a Alzheimer’s patient on Monday afternoon whose family last saw him Thursday, Eunice police reported.

Searchers found the body of L.J. Walker, 66, in a ditch off La. 13 south of Eunice at 1:40 p.m., police said in a news release.

The body was transported to Lake Charles for an autopsy, officials said.

The search for Walker began Friday at the Divine Providence Apartments on South Aymond Street in Eunice.

Store employee booked in bank card theft

An employee at an Interstate 10 Chevron station in Scott was booked into jail on suspicion he stole a customer’s bank card and bought scratch-off lottery tickets, gift cards, snacks and vehicle fuel, Scott’s police chief said.

Larry Guillory, 24, of Scott, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a count of unauthorized use of an access card, Police Chief Chad Leger said in a release.

The customer told police that once she noticed her card was missing, she saw there were items charged to her account.

Guillory’s manager told police the suspect had been reported for suspicious activity because he allegedly recorded personal purchases on other employees’ registers, which is against company policy, Leger said.

“Mr. Guillory can be seen on video reaching over the counter with the victim’s card, swiping the card, and signing the receipt,” Leger said.

Leger did not state if bail had been set for Guillory.

Morgan City pair shot, wounded Sunday night

Detectives are investigating the wounding of two Morgan City men late Sunday near Railroad Avenue and 11th Street, an area where one of the victims was shot two weeks earlier, police said.

Lawrence Blackburn, 36, was shot in the chest and is in stable condition at Teche Regional Medical Center, Morgan City police Capt. James Blair said in a release.

Dwayne Clark, 36, was hit once in the hand and is in stable condition at University Hospital in New Orleans, Blair said.

Police received the call about shots fired at 10:29 p.m. Sunday, arriving to find the two men wounded.

Anyone with information can call detectives at (985) 380-4605.

The Sunday shooting is similar to one that occurred March 15, when Clark was shot and wounded in the same area. That shooting also remains under investigation.

Lafayette police investigate shooting

Lafayette police are investigating a drive-by shooting in the 100 block of Chester Street on Saturday.

Witnesses told police that two vehicles rolled up Chester Street around 3:15 p.m. and one driver fired two shots at a home, hitting the structure and a parked vehicle, Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a release.

Nobody was home at the time, and no one was injured, Mouton said.

Witnesses described the vehicles as a black GMC truck and a blue Chevrolet truck.

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

Arrests posted March 31, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • BRYSON ANDRUS: 27, of the 200 block of High Meadows, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and stopping, standing or parking prohibited in specified places.
  • KIM BARRAS: 26, of the 100 block of Muedon Street, Duson. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and misdemeanor hit-and-run driving.
  • DERRICK A. BERNARD: 38, of the 400 block of Tee Ma Road, Carencro. He was booked on municipal purposes and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • LEAH BOB: 22, of the 100 block of Ames Circle Street, Carencro. She was booked on aggravated assault and disturbing the peace.
  • CHRISTOPHER A. BOWIE: 45, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • SAM BROWN III: 22, of the 100 block of Duke Street, Broussard. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • ELIZABETH F. CALDWELL: 50, of the 200 block of Windsong Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on felony theft and felony illegal possession of stolen things.
  • DANIEL CARMOUCHE: 23, of the 400 block of Nonclol Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on fugitive charge.
  • ELTON JIMMY CARTER: 52, of the 300 block of Beau Bassin, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • WARREN JOSEPH EBOW JR.: 29, of the 100 block of Champagne Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant for St. Martin Parish.
  • RONNIE JAMES EDMOND: 51, of the 200 block of Justin Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • JAMES EDWARD HANSON: 46, of the 500 block of 6th Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • ELTON HUGHES: 57, of the 200 block of Odile Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • PATRICK MICHAEL JAMES: 25, of the 500 block of Orchid Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony possession of marijuana and manufacture or distribution of Schedule II narcotics.
  • GRADY PAUL JONES: 44, of the 2100 block of Bayou Plaqument Road, Rayne. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and vehicles without required equipment or in unsafe condition.
  • JESSICA ANN LYLES: 31, of the 200 block of West Pont Des Mouton Street, Lafayette. She was booked on shoplifting.
  • GIOVANNY MARTINEZ: 39, of the 1000 block of Tudor, Marello, Texas. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle and violating a traffic signal.
  • RONNIE MILLARD: 51, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer and disturbing the peace.
  • STEPHEN MYERS: 26, of the 6800 block of West Congress, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • SARAH LYNN PATTERSON: 31, of the 1000 block of Avenue A, Scott. She was booked on display of plates, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics, failure to use turn signal and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • ZACHARY JAMES RICE: 34, of the 100 block of South Refinery Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • STEVEN ROBIN: 44, of the 700 block of Wild Cherry Lane, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on disturbing the peace, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • BRADLEY ROMERO: 22, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • WILLIAM PAUL SAM III: 25, of the 500 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • FRANK MARTIN SONNIER JR.: 24, of the 400 block of West Gilman Road, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule V narcotics.
  • JOSEPH J. SYLVESTER: 23, of the 700 block of Valsin Street, Breaux Bridge. 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 possession of marijuana, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies, resisting an officer and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ERNEST JOSEPH TAYLOR: 34, of the 100 block of Mudd Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle and not having a driver’s license.
  • HUNTER VEILLON: 19, of the 100 block of Harwell Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle, municipal purposes, possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle, speeding and underage driving under the influence.
  • DOMONIQUE VINCENT: 18, of the 6500 block of West Congress Street, Duson. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • CHRISTIAN WHITE: 24, of the 1900 block of North University, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and warrant/bench warrant.
  • BRITTANY LASHAE WOODS: 23, of the 800 block of St. Anne Street, Carencro. She was booked on disturbing the peace.