One of two New Iberia teens shot following the burglary of a Youngsville firearms business last weekend was released from the hospital Thursday and booked into the Lafayette Parish jail.

Lamar Brooks, 17, is being held without bail on two counts of resisting an officer and two counts of simple burglary, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Brooks was found lying beside a stolen vehicle after midnight Monday, suffering from a gunshot wound, after he and Latorious Walker, 19, reportedly burglarized and tried to run over the owner of The Post Exchange in the 200 block of Austin Road, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Craig Stansbury said at the time.

Walker was shot several times and was found dead in the vehicle about a mile from the business, along with several guns and a rifle that were stolen from the business around 8:40 p.m., Stansbury said.

After business owner George Fournet, 45, reported the first burglary to police, the pair returned close to midnight and again triggered the alarm, Stansbury said.

Fournet, who lives next door to his business, told detectives he was armed when he returned to confront the teens, who hit him with the stolen vehicle and raised a weapon before he opened fire, Stansbury said. Fournet was treated and released from a hospital for injuries he sustained when hit by the vehicle, Stansbury said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $221,000

A former bookkeeper arrested Friday is accused of stealing more than $221,000 from her employer over a two-year period in what the company claims was a 30-year conspiracy among three co-workers, KATC-TV reported.

Karen Duhon, 60, of Morgan City, was booked on 28 counts of theft of more than $25,000 after Capital Management Consultants filed suit against her Tuesday, Capt. James Blair of the Morgan City Police Department told KATC-TV. She was released after posting a $150,000 bond.

Duhon was arrested several months ago on allegations she stole $1.2 million from the company, according to KATC-TV. A former co-worker, Donna Sue Peveto, 58, was also booked on accusations she stole more than $600,000.

The suit filed this week claims the two women, along with former accountant Scott Tucker, who died at 66 in January 2014, stole between $7 and $12 million over three decades, using the money to take trips, pay for jewelry and artwork and to order supplies for Duhon’s company, A-B-C Siding Company of Morgan City Inc., according to KATC-TV.

The three are accused of giving themselves thousands of dollars in loans from the company, which they never paid back, charging personal expenses to the company credit card, manipulating and fabricating expense reimbursements, vendor payments and underreporting deposits to hide the theft, KATC-TV reported.

Cause of Crowley house fire still undetermined

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a Friday house fire on East Spruce Street, KATC-TV reported.

It took firefighters about an hour to suppress the blaze, which damaged about 90 percent of the home, officials told KATC-TV. The fire started in the living room area when no one was home.

Resident shoots at two men burglarizing car

A Caroline Street resident fired a gun at two men caught early Saturday attempting to burglarize his vehicle, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooter told deputies he thought the burglars were armed and he shot at one of them around 12:50 a.m., said Maj. Ryan Turner, Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Both men ran away.

Investigators believe the men were driving a stolen vehicle found at the scene, Turner said. The investigators also believe the attempted burglary is linked to other reports of vehicle burglaries that same night, Turner said.

Detectives are encouraging anyone with information on this or related incidents or the criminals’ identities to call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s office at (337) 369-3711.

Two sought in armed robbery at Family Dollar

Authorities were seeking two masked, armed men who robbed a Family Dollar store of an undisclosed amount of money.

The robbery happened at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 618 W. Admiral Doyle Drive, an employee told Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies.

One of the robbers was wearing all black clothing with a white mask, and the other wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt with a white mask, Sheriff Louis Ackal said in a news release.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.

Lafayette Parish Jail bookings

Arrests posted Jan. 2, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:

  • PETER ARENDAS: 48, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault.
  • CODY JAMES ARNAUD: 20, of the 500 block of Fort Hamilton Drive, Opelousas. He was booked on improper lane change (no accident); misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; open alcohol container in vehicle; and speeding up to 10 mph over the limit.
  • CORY CHRISTOPHER BRODIE: 23, of the 300 block of Simon Lane, New Iberia. He was booked on home invasion.

Paul Anthony Chevalier: 44, of the 500 block of North Pierce Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.

Scott Joseph Delahoussaye: 36, of the 300 block of Normandy Drive, Lafayette. 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; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and unlawfully possessing Schedule IV narcotics without a prescription.

Joseph Lester Faulk: 53, of the 300 block of Edison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on illegally walking on a highway; disturbing the peace; public intimidation and retaliation; and a warrant/bench warrant.

Catherine Francis: 44, of the 100 block of Fairway Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on simple battery.

Stacy James Gautreaux: 40, of the 600 block of South Richfield Street, Duson. He was booked on following vehicles and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Aric William Graves: 37, of the 600 block of Burlington Avenue, Broussard. He was booked on a driving violation and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Lauren Ashley Guidry: 29, of the 100 block of Rue De Jardin, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics.

India D. Joseph: 26, of the 100 block of Ridgeview Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.

Colton Kennedy: 21, of the 9600 block of Labonne Terre Drive, Shreveport. He was booked on public urination and resisting an officer.

Blake Matthew Kidder: 34, of the 100 block of Hanna Drive, Youngsville. 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; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies.

Shane Karl Knott: 20, of the 1000 block of Renaud Drive, Scott. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Blake Langlinais: 21, Mermentau. He was booked on careless driving; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and no driver’s license in possession.

David Anthony Lewis Jr.: 33, of the 200 block of Doc Duhon Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery and disturbing the peace.

Kiana L. Lewis: 22, of the 400 block of Spann Avenue, Crowley. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.

Derick James Louis: 30, of the 400 block of Daisy Street, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control; flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and six counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Amanda Meza: 24, of the 200 block of General Gardner Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on improper lane change; misdemeanor theft; and not having a driver’s license.

Tracy Marie Minor: 45, of the 500 block of North Felix Street, Lafayette. She was booked on aggravated assault.

Sean Richard: 26, of the 200 block of Oak Crest Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.

Ashlee Elyse Sands: 24, of the 2500 block of Ferris Lane, Abbeville. She was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden and disturbing the peace.

Chris Willis Jr.: 43, of the 100 block of Cantal Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

Brandie Nicole Yocum: 17, of the 1700 block of Duchamp Road, Broussard. She was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.