Acadiana police briefs for May 12, 2014

New Iberia man dies in fiery crash

A New Iberia man died Saturday night after his vehicle veered off the side of La. 318 in St. Mary Parish, struck several trees and caught fire.

The St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced George Carter, 65, dead at the scene, State Police Trooper First Class Stephen Hammons said.

Troopers are still investigating the crash, Hammons said, but think Carter’s 2009 Dodge vehicle ran off the left side of La. 318, near Gibbs Road, about 6:40 p.m., before hitting the trees and catching fire.

Troopers are unsure if Carter wore a seat belt at the time of the crash, Hammons said. A toxicology sample was sent to the State Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Arrests posted May 11, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • STEPHANIE MARAE ALLEMAN: 23, of the 100 block of Elmo Street, Duson. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KENNETH APPEL: 41, of the 100 block of Sycamore, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation; criminal mischief; and misdemeanor hit-and-run driving.
  • AARON JAMES BLEVINS: 30, of the 300 block of 3rd Street, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and simple battery.
  • CHAD D. BRADEN: 32, of the 100 block of Breezy Lane, Youngsville. He was booked on driver must be licensed; driving on roadway laned for traffic; felony theft; felony theft of a motor vehicle; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor theft; misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle; violating a traffic signal; and warrant/bench warrant.
  • RAY CHATMAN: 50, of the 100 block of Swedish Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and public intimidation and retaliation.
  • WILLIS JOSEPH CURLEY JR.: 39, of the 100 block of Dassas, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • THEODORE DEMOUCHET: 25, of the 100 block of Richangelle Drive, Carencro. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • SHARON SMITH DUNCANTELL: 47, of the 400 block of A Marigny Circle, Duson. She was booked for Terrebonne Parish and on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.
  • WILBERT EARL DUNCANTELL: 48, of the 400 block of A Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders and for Terrebonne Parish.
  • TAWASKIE CHARLES FONTENOT: 43, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on having no safety belt.
  • LAMARKUS GRIFFIN: 21, of the 100 block of Darrel, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts for Avoyelles Parish.
  • LOGAN DEVON HAYES: 25, of the 200 block of Rue Royal, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; failure to use turn signal; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and resisting an officer.
  • LOU ROSS HENRY: 36, of the 500 block of E. Main Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
  • BOBBY JACK HOLT: 54, of the 100 block of Oliver Street, Lafayette. He was booked on pedestrians soliciting rides.
  • JIM JANUS: 27, of the 100 block of W. Line Olyphant Street, Olyphant, Pa. He was booked on disturbing the peace and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • ABBY MICHELLE JOHNSON: 32, of the 500 block of Theo Street, Carencro. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment and disturbing the peace.
  • LARRY K. KINDLA: 48, of the 3900 block of Celuia Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
  • RAY ANTHONY LOGARBO: 56, of the 100 block of E. Richardson Street, Morse. He was booked on solicitation on an interstate highway.
  • NONA LYONS: 54, of the 1500 block of N. Wilderness, Lafayette. She was booked on careless operation; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and not having a driver’s license.
  • PATRICK MCKINNEY: 21, of the 300 block of Hibou Road, Carencro. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • RONALD BEAT MOTEN: 45, of the 200 block of 1/2 Belizare Street, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and fugitive.
  • CODY WAYNE OLDS: 17, of the 300 block of Mill Pond Road, Youngsville. He was booked on principal to simple burglary.
  • JAMES ADDLESS RODRIGUEZ: 26, of the 100 block of Vermilion Street, Youngsville. He was booked on felony theft.
  • DAVIS PAUL THIBODEAUX: 61, of the 400 block of St. John Street, Lafayette. He was booked on for St. Martin Parish.
  • LOUIS OLIVER VEDRINE: 55, of the 200 block of Sixth Street, Lafayette. He was booked on solicitation on an interstate highway.

Katherine Ann Zerangue: 38, of the 100 block of Lenard Street, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts for St. Martin Parish and fugitive.