OPELOUSAS — An Opelousas man who made 18 calls to 911 Saturday was rude and aggressive toward ambulance personnel and refused help each time paramedics showed up at his Cimmaron Drive home, officials said.
Olan “Arlen” Deville, 63, was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on 18 counts of criminal mischief and public intimidation.
“Due to Mr. Deville’s aggressiveness toward the paramedics, a deputy was requested each time Mr. Deville requested medical attention,” Sheriff’s Office Capt. Megan Vizena said.
Bail for Deville was set at $6,500.
Police: Student found with gun at school
VILLE PLATTE — A Sacred Heart High School student was removed from the Ville Platte school after he was found with a gun on campus, KATC-TV reported.
The student, a senior football player, allegedly was found with an unloaded gun in his backpack on Sept. 10, according to the Ville Platte Police Department. The gun was seized, no bullets were found and school officials “did not believe any criminal intent was involved and has chose not to pursue charges,” the police report says.
According to the police report, the student said he “brought his truck to the shop before school for an oil change and he put the weapon in his book sack with the intentions of leaving it in his father’s vehicle and forgot it in his book sack.”
Assistant Principal Dawn Shipp apparently addressed the incident on Sept. 11 in a letter to parents, writing, “Unfortunately there was an incident involving an unloaded firearm at the high school yesterday. Although we cannot disclose any of the details involving the situation, we can assure you that the correct protocol and procedures were followed.”
Reached by phone by KATC on Monday, she would not comment on the incident, saying only: “Policy and protocol were followed.”
The Sacred Heart parent-student handbook calls for expulsion of students found with guns, reading, “Young men and women who hunt must be aware that no hunting weapons may be on their persons, in personal bags, or in vehicles brought on campus. … The Federal Gun Free School Act dictates that schools that receive federal funds must expel students who bring guns or other firearms to school.”
One of three casino robbers sentenced
LAFAYETTE — A Ville Platte man has been sentenced to 105 months in federal prison for his part in a 2011 truck stop casino heist in St. Landry Parish, where he was the getaway driver.
Dudley Stevens Nelson, 25, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote. Nelson pleaded guilty to two charges at a court hearing in October 2013, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.
Nelson and two others from Ville Platte robbed the Tiger Trax truck stop and casino in Whiteville on April 8, 2011, Finley said in a release Monday.
Nelson received consecutive sentences of 21 months in prison for one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and 84 months for a count of use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, Finley said.
“Nelson admitted to driving the vehicle and knowing beforehand that a gun would be used,” Finley said. “After robbing the truck stop and casino, the defendants left with $11,675 in a white sports utility vehicle.”
Nelson was caught immediately after police chased down the SUV he was driving. The other two robbers escaped on foot then surrendered to police six days later.
The other two — Arinskie Tryvon Orlandeze Jones and Ronald James Doomes — either pleaded guilty or were found guilty by a jury. Doomes is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 15. Foote has not set a sentencing date for Jones.
Woman booked in attempted murder
NEW IBERIA — Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies booked a New Iberia woman accused of trying to slash the throat of her 51-year-old boyfriend.
Jennifer Boudreaux, 48, cut the man on the side of his neck during a fight between the two in the 1500 block of Dehart Drive at 4:21 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Sheriff Louis Ackal.
Detectives determined Boudreaux cut the victim’s neck with the intent of killing him while he was trying to use the telephone, Ackal said.
Boudreaux was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail on a count of attempted second-degree murder.
Jeanerette man sought in drive-by shooting
NEW IBERIA — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Nyjal A. Hurst, 21, of Jeanerette, for attempted first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting Sunday in the 300 block of Belle Place Oliveria Road, according to a news release from the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives were called to the scene at 11:59 p.m. Sunday and learned that Hurst, who was driving a black Cadillac Escalade, fired two shots at the residence from inside of the vehicle, the news release says.
A male victim was struck twice, once in the head just above the eye and the other time on the left side of his chest, the news release says. Both wounds were minor and the victim refused treatment by paramedics at the time of the incident.
Sheriff Louis Ackal is asking anyone with information on Hurst’s whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.
Arrests posted Sept. 22, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:
- KAYLYN JACOBY ALFRED: 23, of the 100 block of Saint Hillary Street, Lafayette. He was booked on contributing to the delinquency of juveniles; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle.
- TERRELL BRUNO: 20, of the 200 block of Mike Street, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
- JUSTINO CALLETANO: 29, of the 2200 block of Creswell, Opelousas. He was booked on driver must be licensed; driving on roadway laned for traffic; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; and speeding.
- MICHAEL BRANDON CORMIER: 33, of the 100 block of North Myers Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
- GARY JOSEPH DARBY: 49, of the 100 block of Ambrose Street, Lafayette. He was booked on public intoxication.
- MACARTHUR DEROUSSELLE: 26, of the 200 block of Gathe Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive; misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; and resisting an officer.
- BRANDON DESORMEAUX: 33, of Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and resisting an officer.
- TRACE NOLAN DROUET: 29, of the 200 block of Bernard Street, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery; public intimidation and retaliation; resisting an officer; self-mutilation by a prisoner; simple battery; and simple criminal damage to property.
- JIMMY LEE FUSELIER: 29, of the 100 block of Nanoke Lane, Carencro. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- ARTIS M. GODETTE: 30, of the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
- CORDELL GUILLORY: 43, of the 1200 block of Guillory Road, Church Point. He was booked on municipal purposes.
- DEMITRIS HIRSH: 46, of the 300 block of West Hutchinson, Crowley. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- NICHOLAS CARSON JACKSON: 21, of the 100 block of Section 28 Road, St. Martinville. He was booked on two counts of accessory/simple burglary and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- ASHLEY MARTER: 19, of the 100 block of Corinth Avenue, Broussard. She was booked on two counts of principal to simple burglary.
- BLASON JAMES PELLERIN: 37, of the 400 block of Cleveland Street, Lafayette. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of a vehicle; simple criminal damage to property; and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
- CHRISTOPHER C. POWERS: 31, of the 400 block of Woodvale Place, Lafayette. He was booked on one count each of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, Schedule III narcotics and Schedule IV narcotics; flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
- JAZMINE SPRAGGINS: 24, of the 200 block of Jeffrey Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
- DEVIN BLAKE SUIRE: 20, of the 300 block of Lantier Road, Carencro. He was booked on three counts of fugitive.
- CARLOS T. TREJO: 38, of the 1300 block of North Ches Broussard Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on two counts of failure to secure a driver’s license; improper lane change; two counts of misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and speeding.
- JONATHON VALLOW: 38, of the 1800 block of Sawmill Highway, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on three counts of misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.