Police arrest man, 20, in Sunday robbery
LAFAYETTE — Police arrested a 20-year-old Lafayette man accused of robbing a business on Ambassador Caffery Parkway Sunday night and resisting arrest on Monday.
The robbery occurred at 11:40 p.m. at 2865 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, police said.
Employees of the business told police that a gunman entered the front door wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask, police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
The other charges occurred after police attempted to arrest Brandon Booth in the 500 block of Strasbourg Drive early Monday, Mouton said.
Booth backed his vehicle into two police vehicles and then drove forward in the direction of the officers at the scene, Mouton said.
The officers fired multiple shots at the vehicle, Mouton said. Booth then fled the car and was later tracked down by a police dog, Mouton said.
Booth, of 504 Strasbourg Dr., was transported to the hospital from injuries he suffered from the dog’s bite, Mouton said.
Police arrested Booth on counts of armed robbery, resisting arrest, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property, Mouton said.
Man jailed for attack on both parents dies
FRANKLIN — The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said a man accused of trying to kill his parents has died in jail.
A news release said guards noticed that Eric Vining, 36, looked ill as he was returning from his Saturday evening shower, and immediately called medical staff and an ambulance.
The parish Coroner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to learn the cause of death.
Vining lived about 5 miles west of Patterson. He was being held in lieu of a $1 million bond, on two counts of attempted second-degree murder.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, he was arrested July 23 when a deputy answered a 911 hang-up call and found that Vining’s mother’s and father’s throats had been cut with a knife. Both were treated at a hospital.
Church Point man killed in accident
KROTZ SPRINGS — State Police said a 72-year-old Church Point man was struck and killed while standing next to his disabled 18-wheeler.
The accident happened Sunday night on U.S. 190 just west of Krotz Springs.
Troopers said a pickup of driven by Frank Greene, 31, of Pineville, was traveling west and changed lanes, hitting a car driven by Morgan Allain, 20, of Plaquemine.
After hitting Allain’s vehicle, Greene traveled onto the right shoulder and struck a 1997 Volvo tractor-trailer which was disabled, police said.
Greene, after hitting the tractor-trailer, also struck Ronald Burleigh, the driver of the truck, police said.
Burleigh was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation.
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