Police and fire briefs for May 22, 2014

Man sought as possible witness to shooting

Morgan City police detectives are asking for help finding a man who might have seen James Kenner get shot in the head on Cherry Street Tuesday night.

Police are looking for Ruben Evans Jr., 26, who lives on Cherry Street, where Kenner was left for dead. Kenner on Wednesday remained in a New Orleans hospital in guarded condition, Capt. James Blair said.

The shooting occurred in the 900 block of Cherry Street at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday. When officers responded to a report of shots fired, they located Kenner bleeding in the road.

Anyone with information on Evans’ whereabouts or with other information is asked to call Morgan City police at (985) 384-2310.

Man, woman arrested in residential theft

Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man and woman Tuesday in a reported residential theft in Iota, an official said.

Travis Roy, 23, of Iota, was charged with principal to theft and felon in possession of a firearm, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Maxine Trahan said.

Deputies also arrested 27-year-old Claire Doucet, of Rayne, and booked her on counts of misdemeanor theft and soliciting prostitution, Trahan said.

No bond had been set Wednesday afternoon.

Trahan said additional charges were possible in the ongoing investigation.

Arrests posted May 21, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • JOHN LEE ALEXANDER: 32, of the 200 block of Smalley Road, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
  • TRAVIS AUGUSTUS: 17, of the 100 block of Crystal Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • PAUL BENJAMIN: 30, of the 900 block of Apple Street, Lafayette. He was booked on attempted second-degree murder.
  • JOSE LUIS BONILLA: 60, of the 100 block of Collin Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • YASHIKA BRADFORD: 25, of the 300 block of W. Marigny Circle, Lafayette. She was booked on simple burglary.
  • DANIEL CHARLES BROUSSARD: 25, of the 300 block of W. Main Street, Broussard. He was booked on careless operation; expired driver license; failure to secure vehicle registration; license plate switched; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.
  • LANCE C. BROUSSARD: 25, of the 200 block of Falcon Road, Morse. He was booked on hold for the Department of Corrections.
  • JERMAINE CLARKE: 40, of the 200 block of Magellan Drive, Carencro. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; obstruction of justice; and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
  • JASON P. DESHOTEL: 28, of the 900 block of S. Avenue N, Crowley. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHRISTOPHER COLIN DITCH: 24, of the 2300 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • ELIZABETH S. FONTENOT: 26, of the 600 block of Foxrun Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on three counts of prohibited activities (narcotics).
  • KESIENA PEARCE GABRIEL: 32, of the 100 block of Raceway Drive, Carencro. He was booked on possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • CHESTER GRANT: 31, of the 500 block of Magnolia Street, West Lake. He was booked on hold for court.
  • DEMETRIA GREENE: 26, of the 3700 block of Landry Street, Scott. She was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • LEVE LEDET: 30, of the 200 block of Marigny, Duson. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • KEIDRICK DEVON LEWIS: 29, of the 200 block of Matthieu Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CLYDE C. LOUVIERE: 30, of the 200 block of Willis Drive, St. Martinville. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KEREN MAJIA: 20, of Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and careless operation.
  • JOSEPH SANDY MALVEAUX: 47, of the 7000 block of Johnston Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • ADAM JAMES NOEL: 23, of the 100 block of Iantha Street, Lafayette. He was booked on illegal possession of stolen firearms.
  • DEXTER J. PREJEAN: 22, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes.
  • BYRON SON: 50, of the 1800 block of Freedom Drive, Opelousas. He was booked on criminal trespass; two counts of misdemeanor theft; and warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHAMEKIA CHANTELLE SOULARIE: 32, of the 300 block of Guilbeau Road, Lafayette. She was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • ALAN DALE TURNER: 42, of the 100 block of Althia, Duson. He was booked on shoplifting.
  • HALEY MICHAN VIATOR: 29, of the 100 block of Cane Derick, Youngsville. She was booked on monetary instrument abuse and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • HOLLIE CARLINE WILLIAMS: 33, of the 400 block of Flattown, Charenton. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • PHILLIP DANIEL WIRESINGER: 51, of the 500 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle and misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things.
  • JEREMY L. WOODS: 28, of the 100 block of Wilda Street, Carencro. He was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JOSEPH ZENO: 37, of the 200 block of Buttercup Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.