Acadiana Crime Blotter for March 4, 2014

Lake Charles woman held in driving death

A Lake Charles woman suspected of drunken driving was booked Sunday on one count of vehicular homicide after the car she was driving in Acadia Parish hit a ditch, killing an unrestrained passenger in the car, according to police.

Emily Marcantel, 22, was driving a Ford Focus west on La. 370 near Roxie Road when the accident occurred at 7:56 p.m., Trooper 1st Class Stephen Hammons said in a news release.

While traversing a curve, Marcantel’s car left the right side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned, he said.

The unrestrained passenger, Taylor Bellard, 22, of Eunice, was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead, Hammons said.

“Marcantel was found to have a blood alcohol level above the legal limit,” he said.

In Louisiana, a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent is considered presumptive evidence of drunken driving.

She was also booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on counts of reckless operation and not wearing a seat belt.

Lafayette police hunt for four in holdup

Lafayette police are searching for four men who stole alcohol and chips from a West Gloria Switch convenience store early Monday, officials said.

Cpl. Paul Mouton said two of the men had firearms and all four wore masks in the 4:20 a.m. robbery.

There were no injuries.

A clerk told police that after taking liquor and potato chips, the four fled on foot toward Beau Chene Apartments.

Mouton said police are looking for four black men with medium builds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Arrests posted Mar. 3, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish sheriff’s website:

  • RONALD RAY ARCENEAUX: 41, of the 200 block of Allen Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • BEN BOULLION: 30, of the 900 block of North Avenue J, Crowley. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and resisting an officer.
  • EDRAS BROWN: 48, of the 200 block of Happiness Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor theft.
  • MARTHA B. BURLEIGH: 56, of the 700 block of Picard Road, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.
  • KAREN CAMPBELL: 45, of the 300 block of Prejean Road, Carencro. She was booked on second-degree battery.
  • DUSTIN A. COLEMAN: 26, of the 200 block of Despaine Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • ROLAND DEROUEN: 17, of the 100 block of Sandest Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery.
  • TAYLOR DUPRE: 20, of the 1500 block of Chemin Agreable, Youngsville. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • CHRISTOPHER FRALISH: 26, of the 100 block of Reynosa Street, Carencro. He was booked on disturbing the peace and public bribery.
  • WARREN GANKENDORFF: 18, of the 100 block of Stephanie Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation, prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia), and simple burglary.
  • JUAN GARCIA: 34, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
  • DESMOND GARRICK: 20, of the 300 block of West Gloria Switch Road, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • TYLER HARRISON: 17, of the 200 block of Peek Street, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and resisting an officer.
  • DENISE MICHELLE HELAIRE: 34, of the 1100 block of St. Charles Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • TAJARRA JONES: 37, of the 100 block of Hudson Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • LENA ELIZABETH KEY: 26, of the 700 block of Olivier Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JAMES A. LAVERGNE: 34, of the 900 block of Lanse Broussard Road, Ville Plate. He was booked on felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and vehicle inspection tag violation.
  • KENNETH JAMES MARTIN: 45, of the 42 block of Larkspur Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders.
  • JOSEPH RANDY MOUTON JR.: 33, of the 100 block of Southen Road, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer.
  • DEKORY RICHARD: 25, of the 500 block of Teema Road, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • BENJAMIN STALLINGS: 26, of the 200 block of Theater, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden and disturbing the peace.
  • BLAKE ANDREW WELBORN: 26, of the 100 block of Syrup Road, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace, entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden and resisting an officer.