Acadiana Blotter for May 15, 2014

An unidentified man Lafayette Police Department detectives believe sexually attacked a woman in Lafayette in December might have dropped the victim’s license outside a Ganado, Texas, business in March, officials said.

In a statement released Wednesday, Cpl. Paul Mouton said the driver’s license was in good condition when it was turned in by someone who found it March 29.

Mouton said investigators believe the license was not on the ground too long before it was discovered.

The victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of her SUV on Dec. 26 when the attacker opened her door, showed her a pistol then attacked her.

The attacker is a white male, wore cowboy boots, blue jeans, black sunglasses and has black and gray spiked hair. He is in his mid-40s, Mouton said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lafayette Police at (337) 291-8600 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Centerville man booked in suspected arson fire

A Centerville man is suspected of setting fire Tuesday to the house of a neighbor he threatened the day before, officials said.

Michael Blanchard Sr., 45, who lives in a home on Palmer Lane in Centerville, was booked into the St. Mary Parish jail on one count of simple arson. Blanchard was arrested a few hours after firefighters arrived to find another home on Palmer Lane engulfed in flames, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said.

“During the course of the … investigation, the (investigator) learned that Blanchard verbally threatened the property owner the previous morning,” Landry said.

Witnesses said the fire might have been started on purpose, and investigators arrested Blanchard at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday.

The state Fire Marshal’s Office also is investigating the incident, she said.

Arrests posted May 14, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

DRAKE EVANS BERNARD: 24, of the 1100 block of West Gilman, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

UNIKA ROCHELLE CASTLE: 21, of the 100 block of Boulet Street, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant and probation violation.

DEMICHAEL DIXON: 20, of the 100 block of South Orleans Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

BRAD JOSEPH DUCOTE: 28, of the 1100 block of Prison Road, Cottonport. He was booked on simple burglary and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

KATHERINE COEL EASTON: 28, of the 5800 block of La. 14, New Iberia. She was booked as a fugitive, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, resisting an officer, speeding and vehicle inspection tag violation.

ANTHONY VON FISHER: 28, of the 1500 block of Louisiana, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

MICHAEL HENRY FORET: 45, of the 200 block of Benoit Patin Road, Scott. He was booked on contraband, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics, felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics, fugitive, possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

DONTA DEMONIE FRANCIS: 20, of the 600 block of Paris Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal carrying of weapons, possession of or dealing in firearms with obliterated number, two counts of probation violation, resisting an officer and eight counts of warrant/bench warrant.

LINDSEY FUSELIER: 21, of the 2600 block of Purdhomme Road, Eunice. She was booked on careless driving, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

CHRISTOPHER A. GUIDROZ: 32, of the 100 block of North Mills, Arnaudville. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JOSEPH EARL HEBERT: 29, of the 300 block of Country Run Drive, Broussard. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

SONWEI JIANG: 28, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on 21 counts of felony theft and 20 counts of monetary instrument abuse.

CALEB NATHANIEL JOHNSON: 23, of the 100 block of Albert Road, Opelousas. He was booked on felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

BRYCE JONES: 21, of the 96 block of St. Fidelis, Carencro. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control, misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

RICHARD JOHN LAFLEUR JR.: 29, of the 100 block of Country Garden Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

ANTONIO MICHAEL LEWIS: 32, of the 400 block of Daisy, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer.

JASMINE RENEE MATTHEW: 20, of the 1700 block of 12th Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

GRANT ALAN MERTZ: 34, of the 2500 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disobeying a stop sign, flight from an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, improper lane change (no accident), misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

LAKIESHA RENEE NOEL: 34, of the 500 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. She was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.

TREVIN W. OQUINN: 23, of the 2700 block of Cameron Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

JIMMY JAMES PELLERIN: 41, of the 200 block of Grand Avenue Road, Milton. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

ASHLEY A. PERKINS: 25, of the 100 block of Elie Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on two counts of criminal trespass, felony theft of animals, misdemeanor theft, two counts of simple burglary, two counts of simple escape and aggravated escape.

DANNY JAMES PHILLIPS: 29, of North Pine Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana.

TREVOR JAMES PRADIER: 23, of the 100 block of June Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation, hold for St. Landry and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

TAMARA DAWN RANDOLPH: 26, of the 200 block of Sundown Drive, Broussard. She was booked on simple battery.

KELLI ANN ROMERO: 32, of the 1300 block of West Sixth, Kaplan. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

AMANDA SENTER: 23, of the 7400 block of Victoria Drive, Maurice. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

TOSHA LYNN SONNIER: 31, of the 400 block of South Avenue, Crowley. She was booked on 13 counts for Acadia Parish and warrant/bench warrant.

LAUREN TATE: 27, of the 1000 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and improper lane change.

MARC ANTHONY UZZELL: 29, of the 200 block of Chemin Metarie, Youngsville. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control, failure to secure a driver’s license, operating a vehicle with a suspended license and parole violation.

SEDGEDRICK VIDRINE: 33, of the 3200 block of U.S. 167 North, Bayou Chicot. He was booked on simple battery and simple criminal damage to property.

SEAN WAGERS: 39, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked creating and operating a clandestine lab to manufacture controlled dangerous substances, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).

HARRY CHANDLER WALLACE: 30, of the 100 block of Mimosa Place, Lafayette. He was booked on cruelty to juveniles.

DERRICK LEE WALLS: 51, of the 200 block of North University, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.