The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office said an Iota man booked this week on one count of sexual battery was an employee of the Iota Police Department.

Harold “Jamie” Doucet, 44, was arrested and placed in the Acadia Parish Jail, where he was being held Friday in lieu of $25,000 bail, Sheriff Wayne Melancon said in a news release.

Melancon said the incident occurred two years ago and involved a young girl.

Melancon said Iota Police Chief Scotty Pousson had assured him Doucet would resign from the police department.

Man suspected in fraud cases arrested

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a contractor wanted on fraud in four Acadiana parishes, Sheriff Louis Ackal announced late Thursday.

Neil Laperouse, 52, faces outstanding warrants from Iberia, Acadia, St. Martin and Lafayette parishes, Ackal said in a news release.

Acting on a tip that Laperouse was in the Loreauville area of Iberia Parish, detectives spoke to residents in the area and located Laperouse hiding behind an abandoned residence, the sheriff said.

Laperouse was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on two outstanding warrants for issuing worthless checks in Iberia Parish.

Laperouse faces contractor fraud counts in the other three parishes, Ackal said.

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office reported earlier that Laperouse is suspected of defrauding two people in that parish in May who reported paying him for services that were never delivered.

Arrests posted Sept. 12, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • CLINT ARNOUVILLE: 21, of the 1300 block of Lee Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery, false imprisonment, misdemeanor theft and warrant/bench warrant.
  • ROXANNE BEAL: 52, of the 300 block of North Domingue Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • THOMAS BRUNO: 49, of the 100 block of Collins Street, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • MARK DAVID CALHOUN: 46, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • LARRY CARGILE: 40, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property and appearing in an intoxicated condition in public.
  • AARON CARTER: 19, of the 100 block of Hiawatha Road, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated flight from an officer.
  • SCOTT MATTHEW CHAUMONT: 50, of the 1300 block of Dulles Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor criminal damage to property by defacing with graffiti.
  • SAMUEL MAXWELL CITRON: 27, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on attempted armed robbery, hold for court and simple battery of the infirm.
  • JOSHUA ADAM CLANTON: 36, of the 500 block of Country Ridge Road, Opelousas. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • COURTNEY COON: 24, of the 8200 block of Derek Road, Maurice. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, two counts of fugitive and warrant/bench warrant.
  • KYLE GARRETT COX: 21, of the 300 block of Theater Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft, two counts of resisting an officer, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • HAROLD DENZEL DIXON: 19, of the 100 block of South Orleans Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MATTHEW P. DUGAS: 23, of the 3900 block of West Gloria Switch Road, Carencro. He was booked on eight counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • GEORGE ASA FOX: 22, of the 100 block of Seattle Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation.
  • ELDON BRYCE FULLER: 27, of the 2300 block of Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CURTIEST ADAM GLOVER: 32, of the 1200 block of Francis Loop, St. Martinville. He was booked on criminal trespass, failure to secure a driver’s license, no license plate, resisting an officer and theft under $100.
  • CHARLES ELIE GRIFFIN: 30, of the 200 block of Duval Street, Lafayette. He was booked on obscuring windshield or window.
  • BRIAN KEITH GUIDROZ: 39, of the 400 block of Harmon Lane, Opelousas. He was booked on misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.
  • JOSEPH ELLIOTT GUILLORY: 34, of the 100 block of Mandy Lane, Mandy. He was booked on probation violation.
  • DWAYNE ROBERT HAMMONDS: 43, of the 46 block of Loop Road, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft.
  • DAVIE L. JONES: 31, of the 400 block of Mayers Street, Abbeville. He was booked on failure to secure sex offender identification.
  • JODY LEE: 29, of the 100 block of Merchants Boulevard, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • DEVANTE LEGRANGE: 19, of Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle, misdemeanor theft and simple criminal damage to property.
  • MATTHEW JASON MCLEAN: 35, of 11163 Highway 87, Jeanerette. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; two counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • ARSENIO DEBU MITCHELL: 31, of the 800 block of South Washington Street, New Iberia. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • KIRK DAMON MOUTON: 44, of the 100 block of South Bienville Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • CASSIDY RICHARD: 25, of the 600 block of Burlington Circle, Broussard. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • TAWNY ROSAMAE ROBINSON: 24, of the 900 block of Jean Leblanc Road, Duson. She was booked on two counts of fugitive and warrant/bench warrant.
  • LLOYD JAY ROSS: 27, of the 600 block of Sixth Street, Duson. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • WALTER JOSEPH SINEGAL: 62, of the 700 block of Al Drive, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • AMANDA LEE SISTRUNK: 21, of the 100 block of Wadsworth Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of obstruction of justice and resisting an officer.
  • CHRISTOPHER SMITH: 33, of the 600 block of Burlington Circle, Broussard. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; monetary instrument abuse; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and sale, distribution or possession of prescription drugs without prescription.
  • WUAN THIBEAUX: 24, of the 100 block of Doc Duhon Street, Lafayette. He was booked on municipal purposes.
  • MICHAEL SIDNEY WILEY: 25, of the 1000 block of Daugereau Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on monetary instrument abuse and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).