Lafayette Crime Blotter for Jan. 22, 2014

Opelousas police book one in man’s slaying

Opelousas police and U.S. Marshals Office agents arrested a man late Monday wanted in a Sunday shooting that left a 28-year-old man dead on Emma Street.

Diovanni LaFountain, 21, was booked into the St. Landry Parish Correctional Center just before midnight Monday on one count of second-degree murder, Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said.

LaFountain, whose address is listed as 802 Beverly Road, Opelousas, is scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday morning.

LaFountain is accused of gunning down Jermaine Andrus in the 900 block of Emma Street on Sunday afternoon. Andrus was found lying in the street where he was pronounced dead.

Gallow said in an email the shooting occurred during a robbery.

“I want all to know that every case has a face,” Gallow said.

Rayne motorist killed in one-car Lafayette crash

A Rayne man was killed in Lafayette early Tuesday when his vehicle veered off Johnston Street, hit a utility pole and overturned before sliding into a house, police said.

Andrew Abshire, 21, was traveling south in the 1700 block of Johnston at around 2 a.m. when his 2003 Toyota Tundra left the road, Lafayette police Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

Abshire, who was alone in the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Arrests posted Jan. 21, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish sheriff’s website:

  • THADDEUS BRYAN ANDRUS: 23, of the 100 block of Delories Street, Lafayette. He was booked on obstruction of justice and resisting an officer.
  • NATHAN JAMES ASBERRY: 32, of the 200 block of Joyce Street, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
  • JULIAN BLAINE BUCHERT: 40, of the 300 block of Hilda Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • CRYSTAL COMEAUX: 35, of the 600 block of Bayard Street, New Iberia. She was booked on misdemeanor theft and misrepresentation during booking.
  • JOHNNA RAE CREDEUR: 30, of the 200 block of West Pont Des Mouton, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • DONALD LEE DICKSON: 57, of the 200 block of East D Street, Rayne. He was booked on careless operation, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
  • JAKOB DUGWYLER: 24, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • DAVID RONNIE DURIO: 50, of the 100 block of Sylvia Street, Scott. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • JERRADIEA JAMES EDMOND: 36, of the 100 block of Ledoux, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • ROXANNE LYNN FOX: 38, of the 200 block of Duhon Road, Youngsville. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TALLI ANN FROMAN: 55, of the 400 block of Maple Street, Mamou. She was booked on four counts of fugitive.
  • LEROY JOSEPH HAMILTON: 33, of the 100 block of A Street, Carencro. He was booked on fugitive.
  • KENNETH HENRY: 18, of the 100 block of Auburn Drive, Carencro. He was booked on felony illegal possession of stolen things.
  • SHANE JONES: 41, of the 200 block of Alsandor Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
  • GREGORY PAUL KEAL: 39, of the 500 block of A Sweetbriar, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • RODNEY JOSEPH LAGRANGE JR.: 33, of the 400 block of Delahoussaye, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace loud and resisting an officer.
  • JEREMY THEO MIER: 38, of the 300 block of Langlanais, Youngsville. He was booked on two counts of fugitive and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JENNIFER RENEE NOEL: 27, of the 1300 block of West Willow Street, Lafayette. She was booked on simple assault and resisting an officer.
  • JAMARCUS LAMAR POYDRAS: 20, of the 100 block of Elliot Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of simple burglary.
  • KEYON SCOTT: 37, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • ROBERT K. SMITH: 26, of the 200 block of North St. Jean Street, Broussard. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • JOSHUA SONNIER: 22, of the 400 block of W. Gillman Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana, negligent injuring, and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • CARROLL THOMAS: 41, of the 1021A block of La. 82, Abbeville. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and headlights.
  • WALLACE ANTHONY TRAHAN: 44, of the 2300 block of Mills, Carencro. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ALFRED WHITNEY: 46, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.