LAFAYETTE — The man accused of trying to kill a Lafayette police officer last week was released from medical care Friday and placed in jail, officials said.
Chase Chaisson, 23, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count each of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree kidnapping and injury to a police dog, Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
The officer injured in the Sept. 11 shooting, who has not been identified, was released from the hospital and is recovering at home, Mouton said.
Chaisson and the officer shot each other in the 11 p.m. altercation, which occurred at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of West Willow Street.
Lafayette officers were searching for a person who the night before was believed to have been involved in a shooting. One of the officers found Chaisson in an apartment closet. Both men fired their weapons and both were struck.
Chaisson fled the apartment complex wounded and was eventually caught after police stopped a truck on Interstate 10 in which Chaisson was a passenger.
Scott man sentenced to prison in federal case
LAFAYETTE — A Scott man was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison in the theft of a car he drove to Florida after escaping from an inmate road crew in 2012, officials said.
Shawn A. Jollivette, 36, also was ordered to serve two years supervised release and pay $197 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Jollivette pleaded guilty in U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote’s court in June to one count of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle, Finley said.
Jollivette was an Avoyelles Parish inmate in March 2012 when he broke free of a road crew working in Marksville and stole a car. He had been ordered to finish his Avoyelles Parish jail sentence and then report to federal prison for conviction of a felon in possession of a firearm charge when he stole the car, Finley said.
Jollivette was caught in Florida on March 29, two days after he escaped the work crew, by federal agents who found a 9mm handgun on the car seat, Finley said.
Federal agents investigated the case prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel.
No foul play suspected in woman’s death
MORGAN CITY — Detectives do not suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday on the La. 182 bridge that crosses the Atchafalaya River and connects Berwick and Morgan City, officials said.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the body was identified and the woman’s family was notified. The woman’s name was not released.
Landry said that although the case remains open, detectives do not believe she was a victim of a homicide.
The body was discovered around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The site investigation closed traffic on the bridge, which sits upriver from the four-lane U.S. 90 bridge, for three hours.
Officials seek info on killing of woman
opelousas — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in gathering information about an Opelousas woman’s killing on Wednesday.
Capt. Megan Vizena, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to an alarm activation in the the 100 block of Salvador Road at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday and discovered the remains of 66-year-old Marjorie Taylor.
“An autopsy was conducted and results are leading investigators to believe that this was a homicide,” Vizena said in a news release.
She asked anyone who lieves near the area on Salvador Road who saw anything suspicious or who has outdoor video surveillance to call Capt. Ivory Chevis with the St. Landry Parish criminal investigation division.
St. Landry Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for any information leading to an arrest in this crime. Calls should be made to St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS, Vizena said.
Woman booked in shootings of parents
WASHINGTON — A 27 year-old Washington-area woman has been booked on two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of her parents.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told said Jamie Kristen Fontenot’s 59-year-old father and 58-year-old mother were taken to a nearby hospital following Wednesday night’s shooting.
The sheriff says Fontenot’s father had undergone surgery for one gunshot to his chest and is listed in critical condition, while her mother, who had been shot twice, was treated and released.
Capt. Megan Vizena with the Sheriff’s Office said Fontenot’s motive remains unclear and the investigation continues.
“She is not talking, but our detectives feel confident they have enough information to justify the attempted first-degree murder charges,” Vizena said.
It was unclear whether Fontenot has an attorney.
Arrests posted Sept. 19, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:
- JOEY C. BATTAGLIA: 40, of the 100 block of Deanna Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and improper lane change.
- CARLA BONEY: 36, of the 900 block of South Avenue F, Crowley. She was booked on probation violation.
- KORY M. BROUSSARD: 27, of the 500 block of Marie Street, Sunset. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- DARRON CARTER: 17, of the 100 block of Hiawatha Road, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary and attempted simple burglary.
- CARL CORMIER JR.: 21, of the 200 block of Green Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and obstruction of justice.
- JLAIN ETHERTON: 29, of the 400 block of Heidi Circle, Scott. She was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer; misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; public intimidation and retaliation; resisting a police officer with force or violence; and simple criminal damage to property.
- DAVID WAYNE GAUTREAUX: 50, of the 100 block of Romera Road, Youngsville. He was booked on illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old; possession of marijuana; and safety belt violation.
Telameka Hopkins: 26, of the 800 block of Stewart Street, Lafayette. She was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- NAKIA JACKSON: 36, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on monetary instrument abuse.
- KRISTI RACHALLA JUDICE: 34, of the 2200 block of Carmel Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- GLORIA KEY: 43, of the 1000 block of Hollow Oak Road, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on hold for extradition.
- RICO DENIEL KING: 38, of the 100 block of Eric Street, 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; felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; illegal possession of stolen firearms; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies.
- CARIE DENEAN MARTIN: 32, of the 1300 block of Melony Drive, Sulphur. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.
- ANDREA TEREZ MOUTON: 31, of the 100 block of Raceway Street, Carencro. She was booked on municipal purposes and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- MARC LOUIS OTOOLE: 56, of the 100 block of Allemam Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on attempted simple burglary; intimidating, impeding or injuring witnesses; and injuring officers.
- ALISHA LASHAE POYDRAS: 18, of the 400 block of St. John Street, Lafayette. She was booked on felony theft.
- JACOB PAUL RAFFRAY: 43, of the 4400 block of Myland Street, Addis. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- TIMOTHY ST. JULIEN: 58, of the 400 block of Detente Road, Youngsville. He was booked on public urination.
- KRYSTINA STEIN: 21, of the 300 block of North Domingue Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on monetary instrument abuse.
- JOHN W. STELLY: 29, of the 1000 block of Pearl, Rayne. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant. ?Shawanna Terry: 32, of the 100 block of Happiness Street, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
- HURRICANE THOMAS: 42, of the 900 block of East Saint Street, Iowa. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
- AARON JAMES TONEY: 23, of the 1400 block of Martha Street, Lake Charles. He was booked on probation violation and shoplifting.
- TRACKELLE TURNER: 17, of the 800 block of Brookhaven Drive, New Iberia. She was booked on simple battery.
- BRENT WAYNE TYLER: 28, of the 300 block of Feu Follet Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- GAYLA VEAIL: 49, of the 200 block of Loire Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.