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Lafayette arrest report for May 2

Arrests posted May 1, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. JOSHUA ALFRED: 27, of the 100 block of Sonny Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant. JOBIE JAMES BOUDREAUX: 30, of the 300 block of Estelle Drive, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor prescription drug violation; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia);… Continue reading →

Pointe Coupee jail guard arrested for malfeasance after internal investigations led to five guards being terminated or resigning

A former Pointe Coupee prison guard has been arrested on a count of malfeasance in office for carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate, the sheriff’s office said Monday. Darnell VanBuren was one of five guards at the Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center who were either fired or resigned in lieu of termination following… Continue reading →

CVS Pharmacy on Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge robbed Sunday

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies responded the CVS located at 9326 Burbank this evening at 6:30 in reference to a robbery.  A man entered the store, produced a knife and presented the clerk with a note demanding money.  The man fled with an unknown amount of cash in what appeared to be an older model white Lexus, with a sun roof.   The man appears to be a white male, approximately 6'0"-6'2" and wearing purple LSU sweatshirt, black pants and gray hat. He has s small beard.  Anyone with information as to his identity is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.

East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputies are trying to identify a man who pulled out a knife and robbed a clerk at the CVS pharmacy on Burbank Drive Sunday evening. The man walked into the store, pulled out a knife and handed the clerk a note demanding money at the CVS at 9326 Burbank Drive about 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading →

Eight suspected of DWI between Saturday, Sunday in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least eight people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: — Bradley Broussard, 24, 1889 Potwin Ave., Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI. — Brooks Chauvin, 26,… Continue reading →

Flooding in Lafayette area: Families rescued; interstate swamped; still more rain to come

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- A motorist hauls a load of sandbags down the flooded Bradford Drive in Carencro Sunday, May 1, 2016, following torrential rain and hail-producing storms in Acadiana.

As much as 10 inches of rain soaked parts of Acadiana over the weekend, flooding roads and seeping into homes, and forecasters said Sunday there is still more rain to come. Flash flood warnings remained in effect overnight for much of south Louisiana and the National Weather Service predicted several more inches could fall through Tuesday night.… Continue reading →

Acadiana Crime Blotter for May 2, 2016

Arrests posted May 1, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s website: WAYNE EDWARD ANGELLE: 21, of the 400 block of Paul Breaux Road, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes. TOMMIE MICHAEL BROUSSARD JR.: 45, of the 500 block of Genevieve Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge police make arrest in attack on man robbed of $23

Bobby Collins

Baton Rouge police arrested a man Friday in a January incident in which the suspect’s second cousin was stabbed, knocked unconscious and robbed of $23. Bobby Collins, 53, struck the victim in the face shortly after another person stabbed the victim in the shoulder at an address on Billops Street, a Baton Rouge Police Department report… Continue reading →

Five booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge from Friday to Saturday

Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Friday and noon Saturday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Austin Boitnott, 20, 36430 Rosalie, Denham Springs, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and improper lane usage.… Continue reading →

Lightning strike punches hole through roof of Baton Rouge home

A lightning strike during severe weather Saturday afternoon punched a hole in a roof of a house off Perkins Road, the St. George Fire Department reported. Several units were dispatched to a Pendleton Way house around 2:30 p.m. Investigators found a hole at the peak of the roof, but no signs of a fire or other… Continue reading →

Lafayette crime blotter for April 30, 2016

Arrests posted Apr. 30, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site: PHILLIP JAMES ALEXANDER: 30, of the 100 block of Heidi Circle, Scott. He was booked on carjacking and felony violation of protective orders. PAUL JOSEPH ALLEMAN: 30, of the… Continue reading →

Nine booked on suspicion of DWI in East Baton Rouge from Thursday to Friday

Authorities arrested at least nine people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Thursday and noon Friday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Evan Matherne, 57, 224 W. Chaifont, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, reckless operation, improper lane usage… Continue reading →

Two teens arrested in string of car burglaries, theft of one vehicle

Two of three teenagers accused of burglarizing nine vehicles and stealing one earlier this month were arrested this week, police said. Arthella Andrus, 17, of Lafayette, and a juvenile who was not identified were arrested Friday on nine counts of simple burglary and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle,… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man accused of firing shots into woman’s car arrested

Tevin Brown

A Baton Rouge man accused of firing shots into a woman’s vehicle in January was arrested Thursday after police stopped him for playing loud music in his car. Baton Rouge police stopped Tevin Brown, 22, on Kentucky Street Thursday afternoon and later realized he was wanted in a Jan. 28 incident in which he allegedly followed… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge man arrested, accused of burning 2-year-old son

Jamal Ackerson

Baton Rouge police on Thursday arrested a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son while the boy was staying with him last week. The child’s mother noticed the burns last Friday when she picked him up from his father, Jamal Ackerson. The mother contacted police and took the boy to the emergency room, where a doctor… Continue reading →

Woman’s husband arrested after her strangled body found in Whiskey Bay, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s office says

Jonathan Christopher Allee

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Friday that an investigation has determined the 29-year-old woman whose naked body was found in Whiskey Bay was in a “volatile relationship” with an abusive husband who detectives believe killed her before tossing her body off the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Stassi did not know Friday how long Jonathan… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 29

Arrests posted April 28, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. DENZEL MEIGAL ARCENEAUX: 21, of the 800 block of Mudd Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery and simple battery. BRITTNEY BATISTE: 27, of the 400 block of Iberia Street, Youngsville. She was booked on felony simple criminal damage to… Continue reading →

Two people shot overnight in Baton Rouge, police looking for suspects

Two people were shot multiple times but are expected to survive after separate overnight shootings early Friday morning, Baton Rouge police said. A police spokesman said officers don’t have suspects in either shooting but both incidents remain under investigation. A 23-year-old man was shot twice in his leg shortly before 2:26 a.m. while he sat on… Continue reading →

Gonzales Cabela’s employee accidentally shoots himself in hand at store while showing customer gun

A Cabela’s employee accidentally shot himself in the hand Thursday afternoon while showing a handgun to a customer, Gonzales police said. The round from the .22-caliber gun went through the palm of the employee’s hand about 4:30 p.m. It ended up in the floor of the 165,000-square-foot sporting goods store near La. 30… Continue reading →

KATC-TV: Vermilion Parish middle school teacher accused of rape

A Vermilion Parish teacher arrested this week is accused of raping two teenagers, KATC-TV reported. James Harber is accused of raping two girls, aged 16 and 17, according to the Abbeville Police Department. Harber is a seventh-grade student at J.H. Williams Middle School, according to the school’s website. Continue reading →

St. Martin authorities arrest man after find drugs in Arnaudville home

Narcotics agents seized methamphetamine and cocaine they said have a street value of $14,000 from an Arnaudville home late Wednesday and arrested a Lafayette man accused of harboring the drugs. Authorities also seized a Mercedes-Benz owned by Darryl Savoie, 51, who was booked into the St. Martin Parish jail on counts of… Continue reading →

Six accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least six people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Gabrielle Dubroc, 23, 318 Black Jack Oak Drive, Madisonville, first-offense DWI, reckless operation and headlights… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 28

Arrests posted April 27, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. ERROL ACHAN: 38, of the 300 block of Staten Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant. SHAWN C. ALEXANDER: 29, of the 200 block of Anna Street, Scott. He was booked on five counts of warrant/bench warrant.… Continue reading →

LSU fraternity under investigation, school providing few details

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house located on LSU's campus, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

LSU officials are investigating an incident involving the campus Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity chapter, but few details are available. As of Wednesday evening, university spokesman Ernie Ballard said he could not confirm what prompted the investigation. “We take behavioral issues or anything that impacts student safety seriously,” Ballard said in a written statement. “Anytime… Continue reading →

Two people accused of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish

Authorities arrested at least two people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between noon Tuesday and noon Wednesday, booking records show. Those booked and the counts against them: Patrick Cline, 42, 7682 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle, obstruction of… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 27

Arrests posted April 26, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. NELDA ANDERSON: 83, of the 100 block of Fallbrook Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and misdemeanor battery of a police officer. JOHNNY RAY ARDOIN: 58, of the 2100 block of Camille Street, Lafayette. He was booked… Continue reading →

Impairment suspected in early morning fatal crash in New Iberia

A New Iberia woman died early Wednesday morning after her vehicle overturned on the highway in an accident police suspect is impairment-related, State Police said. Linda Rogers, 52, was pronounced dead a few feet from her 1993 Chevrolet Trailblazer around 2 a.m. on LA 86 near Crochet Road, according to… Continue reading →

Authorities: Man, 19, found hanging in room at state hospital in Jackson

Darnell Bailey

Authorities are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man found hanging in his room at the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson on Tuesday. Darnell Bailey, who was committed to the mental hospital by a New Orleans judge in December, was discovered by hospital staff Tuesday morning, said Samantha Faulkner, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of… Continue reading →

Crime Stoppers tips lead to arrests of two St. Landry residents; one is accused of stealing from youth baseball program

Crime Stoppers tips led to the arrests on Monday of two St. Landry Parish residents, one of whom is accused of stealing money from a youth baseball program and the other accused of cashing a fraudulent check for almost $3,000, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Tuesday. Authorities received numerous tips and soon arrested Jason… Continue reading →

Lafayette arrest report for April 26

Arrests posted April 25, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website. KEVIN JOSEPH AGUILLARD: 22, of the 2100 block of Gustave Street, Broussard. He was booked on resisting an officer. JAMIE ANDRE BALLARD: 32, of the 200 block of Maryland Drive, Baton Rouge. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant. Cedric James… Continue reading →