78-year-old wields gun to chase off robber

A 78-year-old New Iberia man said he was able to chase off a teen who was trying to rob him Thursday morning after retrieving a handgun from his house and confronting the assailant, Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal said.

The incident occurred shortly after 11:25 a.m. in the 700 block of West Avenue. The 78-year-old told deputies he was approached by a teen who implied he had a handgun concealed under his T-shirt, Ackal said.

The victim went back into his house, retrieved a handgun, returned outside and confronted the assailant, who then ran away, Ackal said.

The suspect is described as a black male with short hair who was wearing a gray shirt. The victim said the assailant appeared to be about 17 years of age, Ackal said.

Anyone who has information about the incident is urged to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.

Man arrested as principal in shooting

Detectives investigating the shooting death of Ronald Chillis Jr. booked 24-year-old Anthony Jamal Loston on Thursday on a count of principal to second-degree murder, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives believe Loston, of 6201 Myers St., Jeanerette, was present at the scene of the Wednesday afternoon shooting, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Traci Landry said.

Chillis, 32, of Four Corners, was shot multiple times in the chest at a Ronald Lane residence around 3:41 p.m. Wednesday, Landry said. Chillis was pronounced dead at Franklin Foundation Hospital, about 15 minutes from where the shooting took place, Landry said.

Loston surrendered Thursday morning to the Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office after St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest and was subsequently arrested by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 10:41 a.m.

Loston is being held in the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set. Landry said the homicide investigation is ongoing.

Police seek man seen on video in robbery try

The Lafayette police are looking for a man who was captured twice on surveillance video trying to rob an automated car wash.

Surveillance images from Oct. 1 and Monday show the man using a crowbar as he tried to break open the change machine at the Xpress Car Wash, 3226 W. Pinhook Road. Apparently he was unsuccessful both times and fled each time in a four-door, dark green Infinity J30 sedan, police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the man’s identity may call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.

Arrests posted Oct. 9, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

Tray Ryan Arceneaux: 27, of the 300 block of Marian Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.

Pansy Irene Ardeneaux: 40, of the 100 block of South Hamner Street, Lafayette. She was booked on parole violation.

Heather Nicole Arnaud: 32, of the 600 block of Colorado Road, Duson. She was booked on two counts of sale, distribution or possession of prescription drugs without prescription and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.

Timothy F. Burney: 53, of the 200 block of East Clinton Street, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

Aquila Rene Celestine: 34, of the 200 block of 10th Street, Lafayette. She was booked on a fugitive warrant.

Rakim Jamal Celestine: 25, of the 1400 block of West Willow Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Shante Darby: 19, of the 100 block of Randolph Street, Lafayette. She was booked on principal to armed robbery and simple battery.

Ian Blake Dupuis: 36, of the 1000 block of Walter Drive, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on create/operating a clandestine lab to manufacture controlled dangerous substances and fugitive.

Gary Joseph Gobert: 40, of the 200 block of Friendship Street, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of bicycles, front lamps, side/rear and resisting an officer.

Cody Dean Gresham: 29, of the 200 block of West Oak Road, Bunkie. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.

Sara Alyn Guidry: 28, of the 200 block of Mineral Road, Broussard. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Linton Murray James: 50, of the 100 block of Weeping Willow Boulevard, Broussard. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.

Billy Nel Joseph: 31, of the 100 block of Mimosa Place, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

Tom Law: 68, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on sexual battery.

Earline Simon Lewis: 48, of the 100 block of South Orleans Drive, Lafayette. She was booked for Allen Parish.

Villiour Lewis: 20, of the 400 block of Heidi Circle, Scott. He was booked on 11 counts of aggravated assault.

Christopher Tracey Magoon: 27, of the 1900 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on second-degree battery.

John R. Meche: 46, of the 100 block of Adam Lane, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and criminal trespassing.

Jarmall Mitchell: 27, of the 100 block of Ryan Acres, Carencro. He was booked on two counts of misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.

Donovan Lee Robertson: 45, of the 100 block of Dorothy Henderson Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a fugitive warrant.

Christy L. Robinette: 32, of the 500 block of Cloud Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.

Steven Runners: 46, of the 1000 block of Surrey Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.

Darnell Senagal: 24, of the 200 block of Madeline Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

Donsaray L. Spain: 23, of the 400 block of Robertson Street, Franklin. She was booked on a fugitive warrant.

Thaddeus B. Sylvester: 23, of the 200 block of Sherwood Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on armed robbery.

Clovis James Sylvester III: 35, of the 700 block of Wild Cherry Lane, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Joseph Aaron Trahan: 45, of the 1400 block of Westgate Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.

Becky Lacheney Trahan: 45, of the 200 block of West Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette. She was booked on soliciting for prostitution.

Donavan Williams: 33, of the 1000 block of Orlanda Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.

Jacquekeya F. Williams: 23, of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and misdemeanor theft.

Kimberley Williams: 43, of the 200 block of Country 2262 Road, Mineola, Texas. She was booked on misdemeanor theft.

Jason Lamar Young: 32, of the 200 block of John Wayne Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on six counts of knowingly/intentionally creating, distributing or manufacturing a controlled or counterfeit dangerous substance.