LAFAYETTE — A Franklin man has pleaded guilty to keeping hardcore child pornography on his computer, where federal and state agents found at least 230 images and 88 videos.
Tommie Joseph Beason, 37, on Monday pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard Haik to one count of possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said in a news release.
“The illegal files (that were) found included prepubescent child pornography with very young children and sadistic material,” Finley said.
Beason faces up to 10 years in federal prison. He also faces five years to life on supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Haik did not set a sentencing date, Finley said.
The Department of Homeland Security and State Police investigated the case.
Sunset vet killed in Kentucky shootings
CADIZ, Ky . — Kentucky State Police have released the identities of four people, including a Louisiana woman, who were found shot to death in a western Kentucky home. KATC-TV in Lafayette reports one of the victims, Emily K. Champion, 31, was an Acadiana equine veterinarian.
Police say two of the victims were Champion’s parents, Lindsey Champion, 62, and Joy A. Champion, 60. Police told media the fourth person, 22-year-old Vito Y. Riservato, is suspected of shooting the others.
Emily Champion was a veterinarian at Baronne Equine Veterinary Clinic in Sunset and was a track veterinarian at Delta Downs in Vinton, KATC-TV reported.
The shootings took place Sunday at the Champions’ home in Cadiz, which is located about 40 miles northwest of Clarksville, Tennessee.
The motive remains under investigation.
Kentucky State Trooper Jay Thomas says police are still investigating the relationship between Riservato and the Champions. They think the suspect might have known the family briefly before the shootings.
Autopsies were set for Monday at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville.
Foul play not suspected in inmate death
CENTERVILLE — A 46-year-old inmate who died Saturday morning at the St. Mary Parish Jail has been identified as Clarence Clark III, of Franklin, who was eight months into a five-year sentence for second-degree battery, authorities said.
The St. Mary Parish coroner pronounced Clark dead at 8 a.m. after a jailer found him unresponsive in his bunk, said Traci Landry, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Although the Sheriff’s Office is investigating, no foul play is suspected, Landry said.
Clark’s autopsy report was not complete Monday afternoon, according to the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.
Crime Lab employee booked on drug counts
LAFAYETTE — An Acadiana Crime Lab employee was arrested Thursday after narcotics agents found drugs, juveniles and a gun at his University Avenue home, which is within a drug-free school zone, KATC-TV reported.
Brian Rabeaux, 47, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of Schedule II and IV drugs; possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug-free zone; possession of a legend drug; possession of a firearm with drugs and possession of drugs in the presence of juveniles, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by KATC-TV.
Agents found marijuana, cocaine and diazepam, along with a .357-caliber Ruger handgun, in Rabeaux’s home, which is within 2,000 feet of Lafayette Middle School and Cathedral Carmel Catholic School, KATC-TV reported.
Four juveniles were in the home during the search, and one said she had smoked marijuana in the home several times before, according to KATC-TV.
Kevin Ardoin, director of the Acadiana Crime Lab, told KATC-TV that Rabeaux has been placed on administrative leave until the administrative and criminal investigations are complete.
Ardoin said Rabeaux has worked at the Crime Lab for about a year and there are “absolutely no indications” that Rabeaux took drugs from the lab to sell, KATC-TV reported.
Arrests posted Oct. 27, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:
- TAWASKY ARCENEAUX: 23, of the 300 block of Marian Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor violation of protective orders and possession of marijuana.
- JASON FRANCIS AUGUSTINE: 34, of the 200 block of Lasalle Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and warrant/bench warrant.
- JACOB JOHN BOULET: 19, of the 400 block of Presbytere, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace; entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden; felony simple criminal damage to property; and resisting an officer.
- WALLACE WADE BOUTIN: 36, of the 800 block of Pitts Road, Scott. He was booked for Iberia Parish.
- JOHN BARRETT BOUY: 28, of the 100 block of Harolyn Park Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
- THERON JAMES CHARLES: 23, of the 100 block of Legend Lane, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; misdemeanor domestic-abuse child endangerment; and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
- ROCHELLE RENEE CHATMAN: 39, of the 200 block of Morningside Drive, Duson. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
- ALONA CINTRON: 28, of the 100 block of Ridgeview Drive, Broussard. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; resisting an officer; and simple criminal damage to property.
- MARGARET DUHON: 35, of the 100 block of Village Tree Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on disturbing the peace.
- LEROY GALLIEN: 49, of the 100 block of Town Home Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery.
- RODNEY DALE GRAY: 46, of the 1000 block of Bonner Road, Oak Grove. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant and municipal purposes.
- ZACHARY REDD LANDRY: 23, of the 100 block of Parkview Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; possession of marijuana; and speeding.
- JOSE MOLINA: 32, of the 100 block of Ricka Drive, Scott. He was booked on aggravated battery and theft under $100.
- FLOYD EMILE MOUTON: 54, of the 300 block of Vieux Orleans Street, Lafayette. He was booked on operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses.
- CAIRA JADE NADIE: 21, of the 900 block of West Patin, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on three counts of aggravated battery; misdemeanor battery of a police officer; misdemeanor illegal carrying of weapons; misrepresentation during booking; possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; two counts of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; simple battery; and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
- FELIPE PEREZ: 44, of the 1100 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- JOSEPH ROBERTS: 42, of the 8400 block of La. 79, Rayne. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; improper lane change (no accident); misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
- EDWARD JOSEPH SENNET JR.: 26, of the 200 block of Rodney Street, Church Point. He was booked on driving on the wrong way on a roadway; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and resisting an officer.
- ORACIO E. SIMON: 28, of the 500 block of Sonnier, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.