Acadiana police briefs for May 4, 2014

Cellphone use may have contributed to a two-vehicle fatal crash early Saturday on La. 70 in St. Martin Parish that led to the death of a 24-year-old Sulphur man, a State Police spokesman said.

Trooper 1st Class Stephen Hammons said Charles Parker III died of injuries sustained after his 2003 Range Rover heading south on La. 70 crossed the center line and struck the side of a northbound 18-wheeler driven by Michael Smith, 50, of Morgan City.

Troopers have not determined why Parker crossed the center line, Hammons said, but suspect he may have been distracted by his cellphone.

Parker was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene, Hammons said. Smith wore a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

Troopers are unsure if impairment was a factor and submitted toxicology tests to the State Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Opelousas man dies after truck hits culvert

An Opelousas man died early Saturday when his pickup truck ran off the side of La. 182, north of La. 178 in St. Landry Parish, and struck a cement culvert.

Trooper 1st Class Stephen Hammons said the St. Landry Parish coroner pronounced Joe Jock dead at the scene.

Jock, 49, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his 2003 Chevrolet truck when he hit the culvert, Hammons said.

Whether Jock was impaired is unknown, but toxicology samples have been submitted to the State Crime Lab for analysis.

Arrests posted May 3, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • DEBORAH ANN ACOSTA: 46, of the 1400 block of St. Mary Street, Scott. She was booked on identity theft.
  • BRENNEN MICHAEL ANGELLE: 22, of the 200 block of Mont Rose Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • ALI PAIGE ARSEMENT: 23, of the 100 block of C Emery Lane, Carencro. She was booked on resisting an officer.
  • JUANITA LYNN AUGUILLARD: 45, of the 1500 block of North Bertrand Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • HEATHER MARIE BARBIER: 30, of the 100 block of Monica Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • MICHEAL BILBO: 39, of the 200 block of Louie Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and fugitive.
  • AL JORDAN BREAUX: 26, of the 200 block of Reslin Circle, Broussard. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • XAVIER PAUL BUCKNER: 21, of the 200 block of Malapart Road, Lafayette. He was booked for St. Martin Parish on warrant/bench warrant.
  • HARRY JOSEPH CASTILLE: 41, of the 300 block of E. Street, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • TRAVIS ADAM CHELETTE: 44, of the 4400 block of Oak Drive, Fordouche. He was booked on monetary instrument abuse and warrant/bench warrant.
  • BETHANY TIME COONEY: 20, of the 6500 block of Rosemary Road, New Iberia. She was booked on disarming of a peace officer; entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden; and two counts of resisting a police officer with force or violence.
  • STEPHENIE PAULA COONEY: 19, of the 100 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • BRANDON CREDEUR: 33, of the 200 block of Riceland, Rayne. He was booked on prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • PATRICK DAVIDSON: 35, of the 19603 block of Pine Island Road, Abbeville. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor theft of goods; and resisting an officer.
  • BRINDLE ALLEN DONALDSON: 35, of the 100 block of Alex Street, Lafayette. He was booked on prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia) and probation violation.
  • PETER DREXEL: 33, of the 100 block of Belle Fountaine Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding.
  • JLAIN ETHERTON: 29, of the 400 block of Heidi, Scott. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • REGINALD KENDELL FRANCIS: 27, of the 100 block of Lindsey Drive, Carencro. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property.
  • RONNEY ELVIS HACK: 47, of the 400 block of N. St. Antoine, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • JEREMY HARGRODER: 34, of the 9100 block of Desire Road, Maurice. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.
  • SOMMER S. JUPITER: 33, of the 200 block of Bickerton Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on resisting an officer.
  • ELIZABETH H. KELLNER: 45, of the 400 block of Holden Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on felony unauthorized use of access card as theft; forgery; and theft of the assets of an aged person or disabled person.
  • ALLAN HARDIN MARS: 27, of the 200 block of Verot School Road, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to register vehicle; failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; modification of exhaust system; and tail light violation.
  • SHYRA MAYS: 20, of the 200 block of Merchants Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • MARK MOWARD: 42, of the 200 block of Moward Drive, Oakdale. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • PIKA MATONDO MUTONJI: 28, of the 100 block of South Riceleand Road, Rayne. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • RONALD JAMES ONEZINE: 33, of the 200 block of California Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault; appearing in an intoxicated condition; and simple criminal damage to property.
  • MURPHY WALLACE PREJEAN: 47, of the 500 block of Rue Scholatique Road, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • HEATH E. RODRIGUEZ: 47, of the 400 block of Holden Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on forgery and misdemeanor bank fraud.
  • TERRANCE SENEGAL: 26, of the 1000 block of A-Orlando Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
  • HOLLY AMENTHE SONNIER: 30, of the 400 block of Gordon Crockett Road, Lafayette. She was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • FERNANDO TORREZ: 47, of the 200 block of Mudd Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • SHAWN C. TYLER: 43, of the 100 block of Oak Bend, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • MONTEL JOSEPH WILRIDGE: 20, of the 100 block of Goldman Street, Lafayette. He was booked on attempted second-degree murder.
  • JOSEPH MERRICK ZACHARY: 30, of the 1900 block of Jake Drive, Opelousas. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and criminal trespass.
  • TRAVIS JONAS ZENO: 47, of the 1400 block of Carmel Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and fugitive.