Lafayette crime blotter for Jan. 21, 2014

An Acadia Parish woman has been booked on counts of felony theft and crimes against the elderly for her alleged role in tricking an elderly person into releasing funds to her.

Cynthia Gauthreaux was a caregiver for the victim, from whom thousands of dollars might have been stolen, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson said a news release.

Gauthreaux, 51, of Crowley, was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

“The investigation revealed (that) several thousand dollars were taken by the caregiver, however, not by simply stealing the funds,” Gibson said.

He said Gauthreaux allegedly tricked the victim, whose identity has not been released, into releasing the money to her.

Arrests posted Jan. 20, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:

  • ALBERT JOHN ADAMS: 42, of the 300 block of Sixth Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • ERICK ALEXANDER: 18, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated burglary and battery.
  • DELORES M. ALLEMAN: 53, of the 700 block of Colorado Road, Duson. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KIRK M. ANSLUM: 32, of the 100 block of South Meyers, Lafayette. He was booked on contraband, two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia), transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, and warrant/bench warrant.
  • DEDRICK ROMOANA CHARLES: 33, of the 800 block of Credeur Road, Scott. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • JODY CUBBEDGE: 37, of the 100 block of Uranus Street, Bayouvista. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JAMES C. DESHOTEL III: 35, of the 100 block of Tresy, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • JACOB DEVILLE: 33, of the 100 block of Adam Lane, Duson. He was booked on simple battery.
  • CAFFERY JAMES DUGAS III: 28, of the 100 block of Valencia Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • THERON ESPREE EDMOND: 22, of the 100 block of Chester Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to use turn signal, not having a driver’s license, and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • FARRAH FREEMAN: 19, of the 800 block of East Santa Clara, New Iberia. She was booked on failure to obey traffic control, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and residential parking permit violation.
  • RONALD GASPARD: 27, of the 500 block of Calcasieu, Lake Arthur. He was booked on resisting an officer and two counts of simple battery.
  • STEVEN HARDY: 32, of the 100 block of Skipper Drive, Haughton. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and stop signs and yield signs.
  • MISTY LAFLEUR: 32, of the 3500 block of Second Street, Berwick. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute schedule II narcotics, for St. Mary Parish, and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • TROY J. LEBLANC: 28, of the 100 block of West Menard, Rayne. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden and having open glass containers.
  • JODY ELLEN LEE: 28, of the 8800 block of Elm Avenue, Ocean Springs, Miss. She was booked on fugitive.
  • STEVEN LONG: 18, of the 400 block of Dover Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • JAMES OSBORNE JR.: 56, of the 400 block of St. John Street, Lafayette. He was booked on child passenger restraint system, following vehicles, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and speeding.
  • VIET PHAN: 41, of the 200 block of Eastland Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • SEAN RICHARD: 25, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
  • CHRISTOPHER SKIPPER: 27, of the 100 block of Harrison Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and fail to obey traffic control.
  • JOSHUA STEWART: 29, of the 700 block of South College, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
  • ANTHONY SCOTT TAYLOR: 38, of the 100 block of Pennington Drive, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • ALYSHA THOMAS: 24, of the 600 block of Lacour Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • CHUONG TRUONG: 44, of the 3700 block of Dunigon, St. Louis, Mo. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • SHERMAN MICHAEL TURNER: 40, of the 300 block of Spruce, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
  • ALCOBY JAMOL ZENO: 25, of the 100 block of Frank Street, Lafayette. He was booked on contraband, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics, and illegal carrying and discharge of weapons.
  • ROBERT AARON ZORN: 29, of the 900 block of Delhomme Ave., Scott. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property and criminal trespass.