Lafayette police and fire briefs for Dec. 20, 2013

Hit-and-run suspect arrested again

Carencro police rearrested a man suspected of driving drunk and without headlights, then crashing into another vehicle Saturday night that was carrying a pregnant woman whose fetus did not survive the trauma, officials said.

Luis Alfredo Ortiz, 26, was arrested again Thursday while he was at Delta Downs in Calcasieu Parish. He was booked on one count of first-degree negligent injury, an upgrade from the previous booking for alleged hit-and-run driving, Carencro Police Chief Carlos Stout said in a news release.

Stout said Ortiz admitted to investigators that he drank beer and tequila from 11 a.m. that Saturday up to the time of the accident at 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Gloria Switch Road.

After the crash, Ortiz ran from the accident scene without offering help to those who were hurt, Stout said.

Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson’s office is reviewing the case. The woman hurt in the crash was 6 to 7 months pregnant, and the fetus died after doctors performed a Cesarean birth, Stout said.

Ortiz is being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on $30,000 bond.

Pedestrian hit by car, killed

A 22-year-old man was hit by a car and killed as he walked along La. 182 east of Jeanerette, State Police said in a release.

Benjamin Breaux, of Jeanerette, was walking north in the northbound lane of La. 182 when a 2007 Ford Focus driven north by Elizabeth Delahoussaye, 51 and from Jeanerette, hit Breaux, the release says.

“For reasons still under investigation, Delahoussaye struck Breaux from behind,” Trooper Stephen Hammons said.

Breaux was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office. Delahoussaye was not injured.

Toxicology samples were submitted to the State Police Crime Lab in a case that remains under investigation.

Sobriety checks slated for Friday

State Police and the Lafayette Police Department will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Lafayette Parish between 10 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.

Police will be looking for drivers who both drink alcohol and drivers who are impaired because of medication or illegal drugs, Trooper Stephen Hammons said.

People who see a vehicle that looks like it’s being driven by an impaired driver can contact Lafayette police or State Police at *LSP.

Arrests posted Dec. 19, 2013, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site:

  • ARTHELLA R. ANDRUS: 36, of the 200 block of Lindsey Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of hold for St. Landry and eight counts of prohibited activities (narcotics).
  • COLE BEGNAUD: 20, of the 300 block of Lawrence Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and improper lane change (no accident).
  • MARK BENJAMIN BUFORD: 38, of the 100 block of Kincaid Court, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.
  • JASON ALLEN CRAIN: 43, of the 300 block of South Morgan Avenue, Broussard. He was booked on two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; four counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • RYAN THOMAS DAIGLE: 22, of the 1200 block of Grand Anse Highway, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • TAYLOR DUHON: 20, of the 12733 block of Weston Road, Abbeville. She was booked on aggravated battery.
  • JAMIE LEE EMERY: 25, of the 15496 block of Oakstone Drive, Prairieville. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • STONEY RAYFIELD FAULK: 50, of the 100 block of Kennedy Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal mischief.
  • BRETT JAMES FREDERICK: 22, of the 3100 block of Oliva Road, New Iberia. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during the sale or distribution of a controlled substance; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; no proof of insurance in vehicle; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); stop lamps and turn signals required on new motor vehicles; and tail-light violation.
  • JOSE MANUEL VALDOVIN GARCIA: 42, of the 100 block of Des Jacque Road, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • BRIAN LEE HUNN: 30, of the 4600 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • KYLE A. JEAN-BATISTE: 27, of the 1000 block of West Baton Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • TANNER LAINE KUYKENDALL: 22, of the 1400 block of North Bertrand Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • SPENCER JAMAL LEDET: 24, of the 200 block of Perjean Road, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • LAURIE RUTH MANECKE: 29, of the 200 block of S. Riceland Road, Rayne. She was booked on careless operation and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • BRIAN LEE MARKHAM: 23, of the 100 block of Benton Road, Lafayette. He was booked on nine counts for St. Martin Parish.
  • KENNEDY JAMES MOUTON: 19, of the 200 block of South Pierce Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • NATHANIEL MOUTON: 24, of the 200 block of Friendship Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • AURIEL OLIVIER: 22, of the 5100 block of Dietz Street, Fort Polk. She was booked on two counts for Iberia Parish.
  • HAROLD ONEZINE: 26, of the 300 block of West Willow, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace; misdemeanor battery of a police officer; and simple battery.
  • LUIS A. ORTIZ: 26, of the 3600 block of NE Evangeline Thruway, Carencro. He was booked on first-degree vehicular negligent injuring.
  • JAMIKAL JAVON PHILLIPS: 17, of the 100 block of Baywood Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery; attempted armed robbery; use of firearm; and for Caddo Parish.
  • BRANDON JOSEPH RACCA: 36, of the 100 block of Poche, Carencro. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
  • MICHAEL KEITH RICHARD: 45, of the 300 block of Lebesque Road, Lafayette. He was booked on for Vermilion Parish.
  • JUSTIN MICHAEL ROMERO: 26, of the 800 block of Pitt Road, Scott. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.
  • JUSTIN AARON SCHAUBERT: 25, of the 200 block of South Larriviere, Youngsville. He was booked on hold for court.
  • SCOTT H. SMITH: 34, of the 7400 block of Hwy. 190, Blanks. He was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and resisting an officer.
  • COREY EDWIN SOULE: 29, of the 200 block of Calder Street, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive and two counts of municipal purposes.
  • JOSHUA JAMES RAY THOMAS: 22, of the 500 block of Alisha Street, Lafayette. He was booked on theft by shoplifting and resisting an officer.
  • GRANT F. VERCHER: 28, of the 300 block of West Leblanc Street, Erath. He was booked on fugitive; misdemeanor issuing worthless checks; and warrant/bench warrant.
  • KEBBA VERDIN: 17, of the 100 block of West Foche Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of felony illegal possession of stolen things.
  • JOHN WILLIS YOUNG: 28, of the 300 block of Prejean Road, Lafayette. He was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license and no tail lamps.