Lafayette police blotter for April 3, 2014

Lafayette mom booked in death of baby girl

Lafayette police on Wednesday arrested a 20-year-old woman in the January death of her 5-month-old daughter, whose suffocation was initially believed to have happened accidentally, Lafayette police said.

Authorities arrested Raven Senegal, 20, of Lafayette, in Alexandria on a first-degree murder warrant issued Monday in the baby’s death, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Lafayette police spokesman.

On Jan. 29, when detectives arrived at the hospital where the child was taken, “ They were advised that the child had died from an accidental suffocation,” Mouton said in a news release.

Senegal told investigators a plastic shopping bag somehow ended up covering the baby’s head earlier that day at the infant’s home in the 100 block of Zim Circle, Mouton said.

The baby stopped breathing and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Mouton said.

Mouton said he couldn’t comment on how investigators believe the bag came to cover the baby’s head, but Senegal is accused of being responsible for the baby’s death.

Detectives learned about new information on Monday that lead them to issue the warrant some two months after the baby’s death, Mouton said.

Police do not expect to make more arrests in the ongoing investigation, he said.

Once Senegal arrives in Lafayette, she will be booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a count of first-degree murder, Mouton said.

Arrests posted April 2, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • DONALD ALLEN: 48, of the 400 block of Harding Drive, Houma. He was booked on hold for the state Department of Corrections.
  • WAYNE EDWARD ANGELLE: 19, of the 1000 block of Magnolia Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass, having no safety belt, misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things and resisting an officer.
  • RICKEY JAMES BERNARD: 20, of the 100 block of Ancelet Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • ANTHONY JACOB CONINO: 47, of the 1800 block of West Third Street, Kaplan. He was booked on hold for court.
  • NICHOLAS DUFFY: 21, of the 1000 block of Barkley Drive, Baton Rougr. He was booked on shoplifting.
  • CEASAR DUPUIS: 38, of the 600 block of East Butler Street, Rayne. He was booked on three counts for Acadia Parish.
  • PAMELA DANIELLE FORD: 40, of the 100 block of Nelrose Street, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated battery.
  • MELISSA FRANCIS: 43, of the 100 block of Satten Royale, Carencro. She was booked on shoplifting.
  • DUSTIN FRANCIS: 23, of the 100 block of Cantal Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of access card as theft.
  • FREDDIE MAURICE GREEN: 19, of the 200 block of Cheticamp Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, failure to use turn signal, flight from an officer and aggravated flight from an officer.
  • CLEON TYLER GREEN: 20, of the 100 block of Loul Street, Broussard. He was booked on carjacking and simple kidnapping.
  • JOSEPH GUIDRY: 40, of the 200 block of Deer Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and simple criminal damage to property.
  • JOHNELL HARRELL: 22, of the 5200 block of Baronne Street, Alexandria. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • DONTE JOVAN HARRIS: 18, of the 1200 block of South Road, Bayou Vista. He was booked on hold for court.
  • TOBIAS D. HARRISON: 22, of the 100 block of South Refinery Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license, no lamp over license plate and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MARLON ANTHONY HECTOR: 33, of the 200 block of La. 89, Youngsville. He was booked on registration sex offender report address change and registration sex offender within three business days.
  • STARLYN MARIE ISTRE: 33, of the 100 block of Vaucluse Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • HIAWATHA JONES: 20, of the 200 block of Auburn Street, Carencro. He was booked on criminal trespass, misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things, possession of marijuana, two counts of resisting an officer and simple burglary.
  • RATASHA JOSEPH: 17, of the 300 block of Crockette Street, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • MATTHEW TODD KELLY: 47, of the 100 block of Alexis, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
  • MARLA IRENE KNOTT: 28, of the 100 block of Hansel Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated assault, felony illegal carrying of weapons and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ARNESHIA LAFONTAINE: 35, of the 2800 block of South Liberty, New Orleans. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and interference with the custody of a child.
  • JUSTIN MANUEL: 24, of the 1100 block of Necessity Street, Basile. He was booked on hold for St. Landry and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JALANA JULIA LOUISE MANUEL: 32, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER ORLANDO: 29, of the 1600 block of Jefferson Street, Lafayette. He was booked on hold for Beauregard Parish.
  • IAN QUEBEDEAUX: 21, of the 1700 block of Bushville Highway, Arnaudville. He was booked on two counts of misdemeanor theft.
  • JONATHAN RAY ROBERIE: 38, of the 200 block of Rue Du Maurier, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • SOPHIA ROMERO: 19, of the 600 block of East Oak Street, Crowley. She was booked on careless operation, misdemeanor hit-and-run driving and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • CASEY JAMES SCHEXNAYDER: 22, of the 2000 block of West Gloria Switch, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KENDRA SIMPSON: 18, of the 200 block of Winsor Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • VICTORIA K. SMITH PATNO: 21, of the 500 block of East Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette. She was booked on child desertion, illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • CIARA STROBLE: 32, of the 200 block of Bald Eagle Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • SHANNON MARIE SULLIVAN: 44, of the 400 block of Louveteau Road, Carencro. She was booked on create/operate clandestine lab to manufacture controlled dangerous substances and obstruction of justice.
  • JOHN EARL SULLIVAN III: 50, of the 400 block of Louveteau Road, Carencro. He was booked on create/operate clandestine lab to manufacture controlled dangerous substances, having no safety belt, obstruction of justice and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • SHANE VONREUSCHE: 42, of the 400 block of Failla, Lafayette. He was booked on felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated, headlights, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses and resisting an officer.
  • JONATHON TYLER WHITTEKER: 21, of the 1100 block of West St. Mary Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • LANARD WHITTINGTON: 41, of the 300 block of East Gloria Switch, Carencro. He was booked on fugitive.
  • FRANK ZAVALA: 20, of the 100 block of Mimosa Street, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive and misdemeanor theft.