Acadiana Crime Blotter for May 19, 2014

New Iberia man arrested in rape of woman, 37

A New Iberia man accused of raping a woman and stealing her car Saturday was arrested over the weekend by Lafayette police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Police booked James Neil White Sr., 47, into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on counts of aggravated rape, auto theft and simple battery, Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal said in a news release.

Deputies found the woman, 37, near Loreauville Saturday afternoon, and she was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries , Ackal said.

White is accused of asking the woman for a ride, then demanding she take him to a rural area while in possession of a knife. There, he allegedly hit the woman several times and raped her before stealing her vehicle , Ackal said.

Lafayette Police arrested White on an arrest warrant obtained by Iberia Parish deputies, Ackal said. White’s bail was set at $1.5 million.

Arrests posted May 18, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

KEVIN JOSEPH BATISTE: 39, of the 1000 block of Delcambre Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control; improper lane change — no accident; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

ERIC DANIEL DULWORTH: 35, of the 300 block of Hector Connoly Road, Carencro. He was booked on illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

SCOTT ANTHONY EASTERLING: 27, of the 900 block of Golden Grain, Rayne. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

LADARREN JAMAL FRANCIS: 33, of the 400 block of Marigold Loop, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

YULONDA JANEEN GILBERT: 36, of the 100 block of South Beadle, Lafayette. She was booked on three counts of misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.

DAMEON KENT GIROUARD: 27, of the 1300 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on four counts of fugitive; misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; and warrant/bench warrant.

JOHN ALLEN GRIFFIN: 54, of the 400 block of Zim Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on appearing in an intoxicated condition.

SAGE GUIDRY: 22, of the 2500 block of Coteau Rodaive Highway, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

HERASHIO BRENT HAWKINS: 31, of the 300 block of Queens Row, 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; illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

JACOB BRIAN HOGG: 35, of the 55 block of Leeann Street, Rayville. He was booked on criminal mischief; disturbing the peace; and is on a hold for extradition.

WILLIAM CARROLL LAMB: 50, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

MICHAEL HENRY LEWIS: 53, of the 500 block of Isadore Street, St. Martinville. He was booked on failure to secure vehicle registration for St. Martin Parish; no proof of insurance in vehicle; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

DELEON LOFTON: 28, of the 200 block of Colonial Drive, Magee, Mississippi. He was booked on simple battery.

CHARLES MARTINAUD: 21, of the 100 block of Rex Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.

EARNEST JUAWAN MATHERSON: 27, of the 700 block of West Gilman Road, Lafayette. He was booked on felony possession of marijuana and illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old.

JUSTIN MILLER: 24, of the 700 block of Malapart Road, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

DERON RENE MOORE: 29, of the 600 block of Marie Antoinette Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies.

MICHAEL DEWAYNE MOORE: 26, of the 600 block of Fire Tower Street, Vina, Alabama. He was booked on aggravated battery.

JASON MURRAY: 38, of the 3600 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding up to 10 miles over the limit.

JESSE JAMES POLK: 31, of the 200 block of Falcon Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana; flight from an officer; and aggravated flight from an officer.

DAYLAN JAMAL PORTALIS: 25, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.

KENNETH JOSEPH RICHARD: 46, of the 2900 block of West Willow, Scott. He was booked on hold for St. Landry.

JOSEPH LOUIS ROMERO SR.: 44, of the 4800 block of Landry Road, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle.

DEVYN STARK: 21, of the 5800 block of Dundee Street, Lake Charles. He was booked on two counts for Calcasieu Parish and municipal purposes.

EUGENE THOMPSON: 34, of the 1100 block of Petit Street, Kentwood. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JARED KEITH VAUGHAN: 32, of the 1100 block of Veterans, Abbeville. He was booked on monetary instrument abuse and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

DUSTIN VAUGHN: 30, of the 1000 block of Olivier, St. Martinville. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.

KATHY LYNN VERRETT: 31, of the 1100 block of Courille Road, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on misdemeanor theft and warrant/bench warrant.

CHRISTON TYLER WILLIAMS: 25, of the 300 block of Mardi Gras Road, Carencro. He was booked on careless driving; expired driver’s license; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and resisting an officer.

SOPHIA INEZ WOODS: 29, of the 200 block of Diamond, Lafayette. She was booked on contraband; felony possession of marijuana; and shoplifting.

ASHLEY WOODS: 27, of the 800 block of La. 1252, Carencro. She was booked on fugitive.

LENNIS JOHN ZENON: 37, of the 300 block of Jessica Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.