Lafayette police blotter for April 5, 2014

Photo provided by Scott Fire Department -- Scott barn fire.
Photo provided by Scott Fire Department -- Scott barn fire.

A Carencro man and his girlfriend were booked Friday in the early morning death of the woman’s 10-month-old son, officials said.

Bryant Rogers, 25, was arrested on one count of first-degree murder, and Karin Dupuis, 26, was booked on one count of accessory to first-degree murder, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Kip Judice said in a release.

Deputies arrived at the couple’s home in Carencro at 6:40 a.m. Friday and found the infant nonresponsive. Investigators were initially told the infant, whose name was not released, had accidently suffocated overnight and was found by his mother Friday morning, Judice said.

Investigators, after examining the evidence, “concluded that the child had severe trauma consistent with prolonged abuse,” Judice said.

Detectives on Friday determined the boy died Thursday due to an injury.

Judice said the couple lived together at the home located in the 100 block of Le Medicin Road near Carencro.

One man dead in Abbeville house fire

State Fire Marshal’s Office investigators are looking into an early Friday morning fire in Abbeville that claimed the life of a 48-year-old man, officials said.

Firefighters found Stephen Harbst unresponsive and lying on the floor of the burned wood-framed residential home, located at 205 Fifth St., Deputy Chief Brant Thompson said in a release.

Harbst was later pronounced dead at Abbeville General Hospital, the release stated.

Though the cause remains under investigation, fire marshal officials determined it originated in the living room, where remains of a candle and a small kerosene stove were located, Thompson said.

There was no electricity at the home.

The Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of Harbst’s death.

The case remains under investigation, Thompson said.

I-10 motorists witness barn fire

Motorists on Interstate 10 near Scott Friday morning witnessed a raging fire as a barn burned south of the roadway.

Firefighters at the Scott Volunteer Fire Department received the call at just before 9 a.m. about a fire on Mill Road, Chief Chad Sonnier said in a release.

“The large barn was fully involved with fire” when fire trucks arrived, Sonnier said.

Using a fire truck that pumps 1,500 gallons a minute, the Fire Department doused the fire quickly, according to the release.

Sonnier said the blaze has been ruled accidental.

Arrests posted April 4, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

PERRY LYNN ALLEMAN: 49, of the 800 block of Third Street, Duson. He was booked on alteration or removal of identifying numbers from a motor vehicle.

RAPHAEL KENTRELLE ARCENEAUX: 22, of the 1100 block of West Gilman Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

JOSEPH RALPH BARTHOLOMEW: 18, of the 6500 block of Harbourview Drive, New Orleans. He was booked on prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia) and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

RONALD J. BATISTE: 51, of the 300 block of Gov. Mouton, St. Martinville. He was booked on criminal trespass.

COBY JAMES BENOIT: 24, of the 100 block of Hanes Street, Lafayette. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

MATTHEW TREVOR BERTRAND: 21, of the 3300 block of Prairie Ronde Highway, Opelousas. He was booked on four counts of hold for St. Landry and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

BRANDON J. BROWN: 21, of the 100 block of Eucharist Road, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

JOHN DAVID BROWN JR.: 24, of the 100 block of C. Hector Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery; failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; no lamp over license plate; parole violation; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JAMMAR LEE CEASAR: 28, of the 200 block of South Beulah Street, Eunice. He was booked on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

HEATH CLARK: 37, of the 100 block of Marie Avenue, Acadia. He was booked on making an illegal U-turn; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

CHEA PATSY CONSTANTINE: 22, of the 200 block of Haig Street, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

CORNIELUS TYRONE CORMIER: 25, of the 300 block of Country Run Drive, Broussard. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

THERON ESPREE EDMOND: 23, of the 300 block of Azelie, Lafayette. He was booked on expired motor vehicle inspection; failure to secure a driver’s license; and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JARON PAUL FERNELL: 25, of the 1500 block of Aztec Avenue, Metairie. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

KELLY NICOLE GASPARD: 30, of the 100 block of Allister Road, Maurice. She was booked on resisting an officer and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

MICHAEL L. GIROUARD: 55, of the 300 block of Shandoah, Broussard. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.

ALONZO GUAJARDO: 55, of the 3200 block of North University, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

JAMES KERN HAMILTON III: 32, of the 400 block of General Mouton, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

JAMES HEITMAN: 50, of the 3 block of Oak Place, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor issuing worthless checks and misdemeanor theft.

REBECCA MARIE HOPKINS: 33, of the 200 block of Gauthier Road, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated battery.

DEFAWN JONES: 18, of the 100 block of Harrison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to use turn signal and possession of marijuana.

RADONA JUDICE: 47, of the 3100 block of Johnston, Lafayette. She was booked on possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

FARRELL JAMES LAGRANGE: 39, of the 600 block of North Surrey Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple assault and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

DONNIE PAUL LASALLE: 35, of the 400 block of Horn Drive, Crowley. He was booked on felony theft of goods; misdemeanor theft of goods; and warrant/bench warrant.

ALLISON NICOLE LEE: 33, of the 200 block of Cougar Ridge, Lafayette. She was booked on for Avoyelles Parish.

SKY MICHAEL LEGER SR.: 32, of the 7900 block of Jackie Street, New Iberia. He was booked on hold for court.

SHAWN QUINCY LIVING: of the 400 block of Guidry Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

REGINALD T. MORRIS: 53, of the 100 block of Texas Street, Lafayette. He was booked on registered sex offender tier 2.

BRADLEY PERRY: 39, of the 1500 block of East Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on driving on roadway laned for traffic; misdemeanor issuing worthless checks; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

EDWARD J. PRINCE: 33, of the 100 block of Charlene Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault.

STEVEN SETH REED: 25, of the 300 block of Queens Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.

BRANDON JAMOR SAVOY: 21, of the 200 block of Auburn Street, Carencro. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.

DANA SELLERS: 41, of the 1200 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.

TROY SELLERS: 36, of the 1200 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.

BYRON SIMON: 23, of the 400 block of Arnaudville Street, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

PROVIS JAMES SIMON III: 25, of the 100 block of Lindon Lewis Road, Youngsville. He was booked on two counts of hold for St. Landry and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

HERMAN ROLAND SINGLETON: 48, of the 700 block of J.L. Drive, Scott. He was booked on municipal purposes.

JOHN LEE SION: 31, of the 100 block of Aimee Street, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.

JORDAN TREVON STERLING: 20, of the 200 block of Rue Royal Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.

RODNEY CLYDE THOMAS: 62, of the 200 block of East Clinton Street, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes.

DAVID SCOTT TOUCHET: 39, of the 400 block of Althea Drive, Duson. He was booked on disturbing the peace.

DARIUS EUGENE WHITE: 18, of the 700 block of Beacon Road, Shreveport. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

ROBERT PAUL WILLIAMS: 18, of the 100 block of Castle Row, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

JENNIFER JESSICA WILLOUGHBY: 29, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on felony theft.