A Lafayette teenager who claimed he shot a man burglarizing his home Thursday was arrested after investigators learned the two had been involved in an altercation earlier that day, police said Friday.
Dylan Etienne, 17, was booked Thursday on a count of aggravated second-degree battery in the shooting, which injured a man in the chest and back, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
Etienne and the victim had an argument early Thursday before the victim went to Etienne’s house in the 100 block of Webb Street to confront him, Mouton said. The victim tried to run away once Etienne brandished a pistol and fired multiple times, striking the victim twice, Mouton said.
Etienne originally told investigators the victim and other men were banging on his door, which led him to grab his pistol and shoot once they broke into the home, Mouton said.
The victim remains in stable condition at an area hospital, Mouton said. Etienne remained at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday afternoon in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Man walking on La. 13 hit by pickup, killed
A pedestrian was killed early Friday after he was hit shortly before 5 a.m. by a pickup truck while walking along La. 13 in Evangeline Parish, State Police said.
Keith Stakes, 64, of Eunice, was walking on the highway north of La. 374 when he was hit by a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 46-year-old Billy Hubbard, of Ville Platte, State Police spokesman Brooks David said in a news release.
Stakes died at the hospital, David said. Hubbard and his passenger were seat belted and left the scene uninjured.
Hubbard submitted to a chemical test and was not impaired, David said. A toxicology sample was taken from Stakes and sent to the Louisiana State Police crime lab for analysis, David said.
The crash remains under investigation.
Lafayette man charged in Christmas Day killing
The Lafayette man accused of second-degree murder in the Dec. 25 shooting death of 23-year-old Wilbert Simon was charged Wednesday in 15th Judicial District Court.
Arraignment for 23-year-old Chesmond Paris is scheduled for Feb. 24.
In the Dec. 31 bail reduction request, Lafayette attorney Harold Register claims Paris is a cousin of Simon, who “had a reputation for violence” and “had killed someone before.”
“(Simon) acted as if he was going to pull a gun on (Paris),” who over-reacted and shot and killed Simon, Register wrote in the document.
A 21-year-old man was reportedly shot in the foot while trying to stop the argument between Paris and Simon, police said at the time.
Register also claims that Paris is a student athlete at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and “has never been in trouble before.”
Abbeville fugitive booked on drug counts
An Abbeville man wanted on outstanding felony warrants was booked Thursday on multiple drug counts after he tried to flee from narcotics agents who spotted him on the road, authorities said.
Fabian Mitchell, 32, was arrested after agents found drugs, cash and a scale in his possession following the chase, which began on the roadway and ended on foot, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Friday news release.
Agents familiar with Mitchell’s outstanding warrants spotted him driving a vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Mitchell kept driving until he pulled onto the shoulder, got out and ran off, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was soon apprehended and booked on possession of Lortab, Vyvanse, Promethazine and drug paraphernalia; possession with intent to distribute marijuana and synthetic marijuana; resisting arrest; and transactions involving drug proceeds. He was also booked on outstanding felony warrants for obstruction of justice, principal to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.
Mitchell remained in the Vermilion Parish jail Friday afternoon in lieu of $66,750 bail.
Man admits pawning stolen weapons
A homeless Ville Platte man is accused of pawning stolen weapons to fund his gambling addiction.
Jeremy Morales, 26, was booked Wednesday on felony theft and theft of firearms after he admitted stealing six guns and two compound bows from a Sunset man who was letting Morales stay at his home, said Sgt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The homeowner returned from an offshore job to find the weapons missing, which is when Morales confessed and attributed the crime to his gambling addiction, Higgins said.
Morales remained in the St. Landry Parish jail Friday afternoon in lieu of $27,500 bail.
Detectives are collecting the pawned weapons from an Opelousas pawn shop and from four pawn shops in Lafayette Parish, Higgins said.
Henderson police cars torched by arsonist
Lafayette Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in gathering information about the arson of two Henderson Police Department patrol cars.
The cars were torched to total destruction on or about the night of Dec. 18 on government property at 1033 Huval St. in Henderson, according to a Crime Stoppers news release.
Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS. Callers could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Jan. 16, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
Brittany E. Breaux: 25, of the 400 block of West Brentwood Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Kenneth Jake Carpenter: 27, of the 100 block of McNary Street, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and unsafe condition/required equipment.
Jazz Montel Chaisson: 21, of the 500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on computer-aided solicitation of a minor; felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile; and misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Shellye Lynne Clodfelter: 47, of the 500 block of Southwood Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on felony theft.
Lonnie Coburn: 42, of the 200 block of Montrose Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Nicholas Coleman: 22, of the 100 block of Ram Drive, Reserve. He was booked on hold for extradition.
Wilbert Davis Jr.: 54, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
Shane Paul Dupuis: 20, of the 300 block of Guilbeau Road, Lafayette. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
Dylan Etienne: 17, of the 100 block of Webb Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated second-degree battery.
Donavon Henry: 26, of the 600 block of Fifth Street, Duson. He was booked on seven counts for Acadia Parish.
Terrell Paul Jackson: 42, of the 100 block of Brookhaven Drive, Youngsville. He was booked on shoplifting.
Antonio Santigao Jimenez: 18, of the 100 block of Cattail Point Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of shoplifting.
Wilman Ames Keith: 44, of the 100 block of Eunice Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Domingo Martinez Paz: 44, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on sexual battery.
Eric Mason: 40, of the 700 block of Carver Street, Simmesport. He was booked on hold for extradition.
Ryan Marcus Obrien: 32, of the 200 block of East Bluebird Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Laurie Petro: 51, of the 100 block of Thrasher Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on battery on a police officer; careless driving; flight from an officer; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; open container of alcohol in a vehicle; and resisting an officer.
Brian K. Petry: 35, of the 6100 block of Ranch Road, Youngsville. He was booked on probation violation.
Sean Joseph Reily: 33, of the 200 block of Bellevue Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Vanessa D. Reily: 33, of the 1100 block of West Congress Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Rachel Nichole Richard: 31, of the 1000 block of Morgan Street, Abbeville. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Barbey Scott: 49, of the 100 block of Sycamore Street, Raceland. He was booked on hold for extradition.
Raven Paige Snipes: 23, of the 700 block of Colorado Road, Duson. She was booked on shoplifting and a warrant/bench warrant.
Kristy Boudreaux Stevens: 38, of the 400 block of Holiday Drive, Houma. She was booked on fugitive; parole/probation violation; and a warrant/bench warrant.
Devin Blake Suire: 20, of the 1300 block of St. Mary Street, Lafayette. He was booked on identity theft and misdemeanor unauthorized use of access card as theft.
Harold Thibodeaux: 56, Duson. He was booked on contempt of court.
Brian Veals: 32, of the 900 block of St. Cyr Avenue, Opelousas. He was booked on felony theft of goods; resisting an officer; and six counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Hilton Weaver: 44, of the 1300 block of Mayo Road, Trout. He was booked on following vehicles and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Christopher J. Williams: 30, of the 800 block of Latiolais Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.