Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 17, 2014

Police investigating two shootings

Two shootings unfolded in a 12-hour span in Lafayette, police say.

In the first shooting, at 4 p.m. Friday, a man driving down Martial Avenue became enraged at another driver for unknown reasons and fired a single pistol shot at the driver’s car, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Lafayette police spokesman.

The bullet hit the car, Mouton said, but the driver wasn’t hurt and the assailant sped away.

Then, about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, two men in a Taco Bell parking lot on West Congress Street walked up to two other men parked there wanting to fight, Mouton said.

The two in the car attempted to drive off, but one of the assailants opened fire, striking the car and a building nearby but causing no injuries, Mouton said. The assailants then sped away in another car, he said.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Arrests posted Aug. 16, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

MCKENZI AGUILLARD: 18, of the 1400 block of North Bertrand Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer.

BRETT LOUIS BEGNAUD: 24, of the 100 block of Jerome Road, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; possession of marijuana; and sale, distribution or possession of prescription drugs without prescription.

MARCUS RAY CARTER: 27, of the 500 block of North Walnut, Opelousas. He was booked on resisting an officer and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.

ERICA JOY CHAPMAN: 34, of the 500 block of River Oak Circle, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and criminal trespass.

JUEL DIAZ: 41, of the 35 block of Mary Street, Alexandria. He was booked on shoplifting.

Amanda Dies: 21, of the 400 block of East Dean Street, Eunice. She was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer.

MANUEL FUENTES: 17, of the 500 block of Sweetbriar Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

ADRIAN TAPIA GORDOVA: 54, of the 100 block of Meudon Street, Duson. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

MICHAEL JAMES GUIDRY: 44, of the 14323 block of St. Elmo Road, Erath. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

TANNER HIGGINBOTHAM: 19, of the 1300 block of Deanne Street, Churchpoint. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden; misdemeanor battery of a police officer; and resisting a police officer with force or violence.

MORRIS JAMES: 42, of the 600 block of Jacob Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies and illegal possession of stolen firearms.

JAVONTE MONTEL JENKINS: 21, of the 1100 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

Dalmontae Raheem Jones: 19, of the 200 block of Brussels, Rayne. He was booked on simple burglary.

MARK JOSEPH LEBLANC: 30, of the 200 block of Paul Molbert Road, Scott. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

ISACC MATHEW MARTINEZ: 32, of the 600 block of South Magnolia Street, Lafayette. He was booked on shoplifting and criminal trespass.

MAHOGANY LEPPEL MOUTON: 29, of the 100 block of Walter Drive, Carencro. She was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

VERNON SCOTT MYERS: 42, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

JAMES EDWARD NICHOLS: 53, of the 100 block of Allison, Lafayette. He was booked on fail to notify by mail/paper.

TYLER ADAM PITMON: 21, of the 300 block of Feu Follet, Lafayette. He was booked on general speed law; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and safety belt violation.

Billie Guidry Romero: 38, of the 100 block of Firewillow, Sunset. She was booked on 46 counts of prohibited activities (narcotics) and 37 counts of unlawfully prescribing, distributing, dispensing, or assisting in illegally obtaining controlled dangerous substances.