Acadiana crime blotter for July 18, 2014

Derrick D. Kelly, left, Jamarcus A. Gunner Show caption
Derrick D. Kelly, left, Jamarcus A. Gunner

Two men suspected of having illegal drugs led St. Mary Parish narcotics agents on a high-speed chase on U.S. 90 that ran other vehicles off the road and nearly hit pedestrians before the pursuit ended in Verdunville.

The driver, Derrick Kelly, 19, of Franklin, was booked on one count each of improper lane usage, aggravated flight from an officer and possession of marijuana.

Jamarcus Gunner, 20, of Verdunville, was jailed on counts of possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to distribute, obstruction of justice, resisting an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff’s narcotics detectives were on U.S. 90 when they saw Kelly nearly hit another westbound vehicle then speed off once detectives signaled them to stop, St. Mary Parish spokeswoman Traci Landry said.

“The driver of the car failed to stop and fled from detectives … traveling at a high rate of speed and running other vehicles off of the roadway,” Landry said. The fleeing car sped onto Kelly Pellerin Lane in Verdunville, “where the driver of the car passed close to pedestrians standing in the roadway.”

After stopping, Gunner got out, threw “several bags of synthetic marijuana into the back seat of the vehicle” and tried to run away before he was caught, Landry said.

Detectives also found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and valued the synthetic marijuana at $2,000.

A third person in the vehicle was not arrested.

On Thursday morning, no bail had been set for the suspects.

Lafayette man killed in Wednesday shooting

An 18-year-old Lafayette man was jailed in the shooting death of a man Wednesday night on South Buchanan Street.

Noah Keonolom was booked Thursday on one count of second-degree murder after 61-year-old Davis Thibodeaux died in a local hospital from a single gunshot wound, Lafayette police Sgt. Kyle Soriez said.

Witnesses told police Thibodeaux was shot by someone who fired several shots from a passing white pickup truck at 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of South Buchanan.

Thibodeaux was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Soriez said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at (337) 232-TIPS.

Morgan City man arrested after fracas

A woman locked herself in a bedroom early Thursday for protection from an enraged and armed man, who later refused to surrender to police and had to be physically subdued.

Morgan City police at 4:28 a.m. Thursday arrested Michael J. Dines, 43, on counts of illegal discharge of a firearm and resisting an officer, Capt. James Blair said.

The victim called police from a bedroom as Dines, who had a gun, was trying to break into the front door of the Fourth Street residence, Blair said.

Dines refused orders by police to drop the gun and surrender with his hands raised.

“Officers were able to determine that the subject no longer possessed the weapon and attempted to take the subject into custody; however, Dines refused to cooperate and had to be physically subdued,” Blair said in a press release.

The victim emerged from the bedroom and told police that Dines earlier had fired the .45-caliber handgun inside the home.

Arrests posted July 17, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • TERRELL BATISTE: 29, of the 200 block of Southpark Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • KENNETH RAY BOURGEOIS JR.: 27, of the 100 block of College Drive, Carencro. He was booked on flight from an officer and aggravated flight from an officer.
  • DARRON CARTER: 17, of the 100 block of Hiawatha Road, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance, felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
  • CAROLINE CHAPMAN: 30, of the 200 block of Portsmouth Drive, Broussard. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation.
  • ANGELA BOUDREAUX CHAPMAN: 41, of the 100 block of Summerfest Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • BRANDON MARTEL CORMIER: 27, of the 200 block of Endwood Road, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
  • WILBERT S. ENCALADE JR.: 25, of Virginia Court, Gretna. He was booked on operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TERRY LEE FOREMAN: 32, of the 100 block of Savoy Road, Cankton. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • SPECIAL DELILAH GIROUARD: 31, of the 200 block of Woodrow, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • ALYSSA RENAE GRANGER: 20, of the 100 block of Blazer Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • LLOYD E. GRAY: 47, of the 5100 block of Renie Drive, Erath. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • DONTAY JACK: 25, of the 100 block of Cheyenne Street, Scott. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and criminal trespass.
  • ZACHARY LEE KYNARD: 22, of the 1200 block of South Magnolia, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHRISTOPHER LELEAUX: 36, of the 9800 block of West Etienne Road, Maurice. He was booked on home invasion.
  • GARY W. LINAM: 25, of the 100 block of Meadow Glen Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on improper lane change (no accident), misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • BRIAN CORNELIUS LITTLE SR.: 40, of the 900 block of West St. Peter Street, New Iberia. He was booked on three counts for St. Mary Parish.
  • SHAWN PAUL MARKS: 42, of the 1800 block of Parkview Drive, Opelousas. He was booked on three counts of attempted home invasion and simple burglary.
  • MELISSA CANDICE MATURIN: 40, of the 100 block of Bridge Street, Loreauville. She was booked on criminal trespass, disturbing the peace by intoxication and warrant/bench warrant.
  • DANIELLE MCMATH: 40, of the 100 block of Sweetwater Creek, Youngsville. She was booked on disturbing the peace, misdemeanor theft, simple battery and simple criminal damage to property.
  • KELLY MCNEIL: 41, of the 200 block of West End, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • PAUL PASTER: 38, of the 1000 block of Marjoria Drive, St. Gabriel, California. He was booked on hold for extradition.
  • JALEN MARKEITH PERROT: 22, of the 400 block of Chopin Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass and disturbing the peace by fighting.
  • JAROD POMMIER: 20, of the 100 block of Paradise, Lafayette. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property.
  • LANDON DEON RHINE: 29, of the 300 block of Louisa Street, Jeanerette. He was booked on parole violation.
  • JOUIELLE ANTHEAUS SAM: 26, of the 11845 block of West Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and warrant/bench warrant.
  • KAYVYON LATTRELL SAPP: 23, of the 300 block of Sampson, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • DAVERIREYON SAPP: 17, of the 3300 block of Sampson Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary and misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • WILLIAM LEE SPEARS: 59, of the 100 block of Amelia Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things.
  • JAYSON DEAN SUMMERS: 30, of the 100 block of Buttigig, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation, misdemeanor hit-and-run driving and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • LOUIS JOHN TOLLIVER JR.: 44, of the 200 block of Jack Street, Carencro. He was booked on open alcohol container in vehicle, operating a vehicle under suspension and safety belt violation.
  • GAVIN TRIPLETTE: 26, of the 500 block of Stevens Lane, Melville. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • JACOBY VALLIAN: 21, of the 700 block of Cherokee Street, New Iberia. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ROBERT WASHINGTON: 48, of the 200 block of Randolph Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.