Deputies on Monday morning arrested three Acadiana-area residents accused of beating a woman in the middle of a Maurice roadway before fleeing in the victim’s car and leading authorities on a chase through Abbeville.
Michael Hall, 44, of 202 Lorrie Ave. in Lafayette, is accused of attempted second-degree murder, carjacking, false imprisonment and aggravated flight from an officer, according to a Tuesday news release from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office. Hall is accused of driving the stolen vehicle from LA 82 near the Woodlawn bridge and into Abbeville, where he struck a pickup truck along the way before stopping the truck and fleeing into a sugarcane field on Albert Road, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hall’s two passengers — Shelly Harrison, 31, of 202 Lorrie Ave. in Lafayette, and Rowdy Tauzin, 36, of 1012 Preston Guidry St. in Breaux Bridge — each were booked on counts of false imprisonment and principle to carjacking, according to booking records. Harrison also was booked on a count of simple criminal damage to property.
The victim told deputies a fight ensued as she drove the trio to a job site and refused to bring them somewhere to purchase synthetic marijuana, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Hall remained in the Vermilion Parish jail on Tuesday evening in lieu of an $85,000 bail. Harrison remained in the jail on a $25,500 bail and Tauzin in lieu of a $25,000 bail.