A 56-year-old New Iberia man was arrested by Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies and accused of stabbing another man Saturday evening.

Ronald Foster was arrested on one count of aggravated battery in the stabbing of a 55-year-old man in the leg shortly before 7 p.m. on Shot Street in New Iberia, KATC-TV reported.

The victim was taken to a hospital in Lafayette for treatment, the TV station reported.

Foster, who was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail, also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in an unrelated case.

Faulty dryer causes fire at home in Scott

The Scott Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to an accidental house fire on Arceneaux Road caused by a malfunctioning dryer.

Firefighters observed heavy smoke coming from the roof in the back of the home at 234 D. Arceneaux Road when they arrived about 3 p.m., said Scott Fire Department Chief Chad Sonnier. They quickly contained the blaze, which was located in the utility room, he said.

The fire was ruled an accident following an investigation, Sonnier said.

The homeowner put a load of clothes in the dryer and went to take a nap in his bedroom, Sonnier said. He later awoke to heavy smoke in the bedroom and tried to find the cause.

When he found the hallway filled with smoke, he retreated to his bedroom and escaped through a window.

The investigation determined the dryer malfunctioned, causing the fire, Sonnier said.

No one was injured, but the utility room sustained heavy fire damage, while the living room adjacent to the laundry room sustained moderate damage, Sonnier said. The rest of the home had some smoke damage as well.

Pair arrested after stop yields drugs, police say

Opelousas police officers discovered 2 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription drugs and two firearms during a vehicle search Sunday afternoon, KATC-TV reported.

The two occupants of the vehicle, 49-year-old Thad Thomas and 33-year-old Christopher Paul Frazier, both of Lafayette, were arrested and face charges for illegal drug and weapon possession, the TV station reported.

Police searched the vehicle, which was deemed suspicious, about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of Creswell Lane.

Thomas and Frazier were booked in assorted drug and firearms violations.

Arrests posted April 17, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • MARK ANTHONY ARCHANGEL: 32, of the 500 block of Knollwood Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana and Schedule II narcotics.
  • JOSE LUIS BONILLA: 62, of the 100 block of Carolyn Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.
  • GARY G. BRACKETT: 28, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics and two warrants/bench warrants.
  • OSCAR BRAVO: 32, of the 100 block of Vieux Orleans, Lafayette. He was booked on fail to yield making left turn; failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • ADAM T. BROUSSARD: 27, of the 1000 block of Will Angelle Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on two counts for St. Martin Parish; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and speeding 11 to 15 mph.
  • GERALD DESHAWN CARRIER: 38, of the 800 block of North Praddier Street, Lake Charles. He was booked on two counts for Calcasieu Parish.
  • KERRY SONNETTE CASTILLE: 32, of the 100 block of North Romero Street, Carencro. She was booked on theft under $100.
  • KINISKY DURANGE EDMOND: 32, of the 400 block of Lamar Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • STEHPHANIE GARNER: 39, of Faith House/Home, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • MIGUEL ANGEL-MENDOSA GONZALEZ: 55, of the 100 block of Roy Street, Scott. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license; having open glass containers; impeding traffic; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • GILBERT GOTCH: 40, of the 800 block of South Orange Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery; carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies; and possession of marijuana.
  • ANDREE HELEN GUIDRY: 30, of the 300 block of Justin Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • KADEEM DWIGHT HARRIS: 27, of the 200 block of Loire Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on leased movables; obtaining by false representation; failure to return or surrender; and two warrants/bench warrants.
  • LESLIE HYMES: 45, of the 1800 block of Hermosa Street, New Orleans. She was booked on possession of marijuana.
  • BRANDON MICHAEL JUNEAU: 24, of the 100 block of Anastasie Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on illegal carrying and discharge of weapons.
  • CARL WAYNE LAWYER JR.: 32, of the 1600 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
  • ASHLEY NICOLE MARTER: 21, of the 3000 block of West Pinhook Road, Lafayette. She was booked on Schedule II narcotics; Schedule IV narcotics; misdemeanor prescription drug violation; and two counts of simple burglary.
  • JUANITA MARTIN: 54, of the 100 block of Cathy Meadows Lane, Crowley. She was booked on driving on roadway laned for traffic; headlights; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • HENRY NORMAN: 44, of the 500 block of Hamilton Street, Gretna. He was booked on possession of marijuana.
  • HARDY A. PARKER: 50, of the 800 block of Pitt Road, Scott. He was booked on four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
  • JERMAINE PETERS: 40, of the 1800 block of Calf Run Court, Schriever. He was booked for Terrebonne Parish.
  • ALBERT PICKNEY II: 26, of the 300 block of Vieux Orleans Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor Schedule I narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • TERRANCE JAMES PLAUNTY: 29, of the 100 block of Des Jacques Road, Scott. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery and simple criminal damage to property.
  • DANIEL MARK PRUDHOMME: 31, of the 6600 block of Standard Mill Road, Rayne. He was booked on three counts of fugitive; misdemeanor theft; resisting an officer; and a warrant/bench warrant.
  • AARON CHASE REED: 31, of the 300 block of West Broussard St., Broussard. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
  • SYLVIA RIDEAU: 53, of the 1000 block of Nicole Lane, Opelousas. She was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • JEFFERY RIGGS: 60, of the 1000 block of Bonnie Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to yield at intersection; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
  • CRYSTAL ROMERO: 36, of the 100 block of Vermilion Circle, Youngsville. She was booked on no proof of insurance in vehicle; taillight violation; and Schedule IV drug.
  • BOBBY GLEN ROSS III: 27, of the 200 block of Ridgeview Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
  • BRITTANY MICHELLE THIBODEAUX: 21, of the 2500 block of La. 93, Carencro. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • JULIAN M. THOMAS: 22, of the 3200 block of Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a fugitive warrant and possession of marijuana.
  • SHATERRAL SONTE VILTZ: 34, of the 2500 block of West Gloria Switch, Carencro. She was booked on a fugitive warrant.
  • JEREMY L. WOODS: 30, of the 100 block of Wilda Street, Carencro. He was booked on hold for St. Landry and misdemeanor theft.