EUNICE — A 35-year-old man from Eunice has been arrested on suspicion he possessed and distributed online child pornography.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies on Friday booked Kevin Briscoe on 29 counts of possessing and one count of distributing online pornography involving children, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release Monday.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Office cyber crimes detectives and St. Landry detectives.
“Online criminals are elusive and are constantly changing their schemes and methods on the internet,” Caldwell said. “We are currently working to enhance the technology and tools we need to fight these online predators who prey on our children.”
Investigators discovered dozens of pornographic images and videos, Caldwell said.
Briscoe, who was booked into the St. Landry Parish jail on counts of producing, distributing, possessing and possessing with the intent to distribute child pornography, faces up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted, Caldwell said.
Morgan City man booked with attempted murder after stabbing
MORGAN CITY — A 19-year-old Morgan City man was booked early Sunday on one count of attempted murder after a fight that sent another man to a hospital with a stab wound, officials said.
Jair Razo admitted to stabbing the victim in the stomach after the two got into a fight, Morgan City Police Capt. James Blair said.
Blair said that after talking to Razo, officers located a knife that detectives believe Razo used.
Razo was booked shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday into the city jail on one count of attempted second-degree murder, Blair said.
The victim was reported in good condition at a local hospital, he said.
Arrests posted Sept. 8, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site:
Johnie Wayne Benoit: 45, of the 500 block of East 14th Street, Crowley. He was booked on two counts for St. Martin Parish; two counts of fugitive; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Chadwick Brandon Broussard: 31, of the 200 block of Friendship Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Luke Cassidy: 38, of the 400 block of Fenetre Road, Scott. He was booked on careless operation; failure to report an accident; and misdemeanor hit-and-run driving.
James Willis Chavis: 31, of the 100 block of Melrose Street, Lafayette. He was booked on six counts of fugitive; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle.
Crystal Ann Duke: 33, of the 100 block of Lockridge Drive, Broussard. She was booked on a warrant for Iberia Parish.
Phillip Dwayne Francis: 33, of the 100 block of Van Buren Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Dwain Howard Girouard: 54, of the 5200 block of North University Avenue, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods and fugitive.
Justin Labiche: 22, of the 1500 block of Dehart Street, New Iberia. He was booked on failure to dim lights; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Nicholas Bradley Lindon: 45, of the 200 block of Avenue A Fourth Street, Youngsville. He was booked on a fugitive warrant.
Solomon James Lindon: 34, of the 200 block of Alsandor, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies and obstruction of justice.
Zachary Logan: 21, of the 600 block of Bella Avenue, Rayne. He was booked on five counts for Acadia Parish.
Danny James Phillips: 29, of the 234.5 block of North Pine Street, Lafayette. He was booked on unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Bradley Oneal Randall: 31, of the 100 block of West Cedar Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault; for St. Martin Parish; and simple arson.
Edgar Rivera-Ramos: 31, of the 100 block of West Bayou Parkway, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault; disturbing the peace; and simple battery.
Jonathan Scully: 22, of the 1400 block of Fairmont Street, Morgan City. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway.
Joseph J. Sylvester: 24, of the 700 block of Valsin Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on disobeying police officer; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
John P. Taberski: 24, of the 100 block of Mundy Square, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
David Scott Touchet: 39, of the 400 block of Althea Drive, Duson. He was booked on contraband; disturbing the peace; public urination; and warrant/bench warrant.
Marcus James Vallier: 37, of the 100 block of Hebert Road, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Danielle Williams: 31, of the 700 block of Third Street, Duson. She was booked on expired driver’s license; residential parking permit violation; and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Charlene Francis Williams: 59, of the 700 block of Napoleon Street, Sunset. She was booked on aggravated battery.
Victor Joseph Woods: 31, of the 100 block of Delord Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property.