LAFAYETTE — The owner and an employee of a Lafayette pet-grooming service have been formally charged with cruelty to animals in connection with a video depicting the two being physically aggressive with dogs in their care.
Pampered Paws owner Michelle Jeanmard, 46, and her 26-year-old daughter Sheri Dugas were indicted Oct. 22 after they were each issued a misdemeanor summons for cruelty to animals in June, KATC-TV reported.
Their arraignment is set for Dec. 2.
The video originally surfaced on YouTube in June and shows the women — both from Lafayette — grooming various small dogs at the Westmark Boulevard business.
At one point in the video, Dugas hits a small white dog in the head to reposition it on the grooming table. Jeanmard is seen yanking a dog by its hair to move it on the grooming table, and she also hits a dog in the chin with clippers to reposition its head.
The two face fines up to $1,000 and up to six months in prison if convicted, along with five 8-hour days of community service, under state law.
St. Martinville Jr. High vandalized, burglarized
Four St. Martinville teenagers, accused of vandalizing and burglarizing St. Martinville Junior High School on Friday, were arrested on simple burglary and simple criminal damage to property, KATC-TV is reporting.
Investigators say they gathered video surveillance of the incident showing four vandals wearing Halloween masks, the television station is reporting.
Late Friday afternoon, 17-year-old Trequel Clay, a 14-year-old male, and 15-year-old male were arrested. Monday afternoon, another 14-year-old male was arrested in the same charges, KATC is reporting.
Clay was booked into to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center; the juveniles were placed in the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center. Bond for Clay has been set at $4,000.
Surviving teen, driver in fatality still hospitalized
LAFAYETTE — The Breaux Bridge man accused of hitting three teenage girls with a pickup Thursday, killing two of them, remains in stable condition at a Lafayette hospital, State Police said.
Jeremy Abraham, 32, was hospitalized in critical condition following the Oct. 30 accident that killed 15-year-old Cornasha Flugence and 14-year-old Kylee Henry. Niya Flugence, Cornasha’s 13-year-old sister, remains in fair condition at a Baton Rouge hospital, State Police said.
Abraham faces two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, felony hit-and-run, reckless operation, failure to exercise due care while driving near pedestrians, battery of a police officer and resisting an officer with force or violence, along with counts on driving with no insurance, no inspection sticker and an expired license plate.
Teen booked in brass knuckle attack
OPELOUSAS — An Opelousas teenager arrested Sunday is accused of using brass knuckles in an attack on a juvenile and threatening the five deputies who arrested him.
Thaddeus Sam, 17, faces an additional five counts of simple assault for making “violent threats” against the arresting deputies, four of whom were called in for backup, said Sgt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The responding deputy was investigating witness reports that a juvenile had been beaten by an assailant armed with brass knuckles, Higgins said. The victim was treated for his injuries at the Opelousas General Hospital emergency room.
Sam was arrested without incident and released Monday morning in lieu of a $5,000 bond, Higgins said.
Arrests posted Nov. 3, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s website:
- WAYLON O. BRIAN AMOS: 26, of the 400 block of Arnaudville Road, Carencro. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- SAMUEL J. BABINEAUX: 54, of the 100 block of Kay Road, Carencro. He was booked on failure to yield at a stop sign; improper lane change (no accident); and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
- JAMES BERNARD: 24, of the 5700 block of Lormand Road, Maurice. He was booked on driving the wrong way on a roadway; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and resisting an officer.
- MIKE JONATHAN BONNER: 47, of the 400 block of Hilda Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
- RODDY PAUL BOUDREAUX: 52, of the 400 block of Samsung Street, Lafayette. He was booked for St. Martin Parish.
- TAYLOR CALLOWAY: 19, of the 100 block of Olympe Drive, Houma. He was booked for Terrebonne Parish.
- LETRAVEIN MARKEL CHEVALIER: 20, of the 2900 block of West Willow Street, Scott. He was booked on felony illegal carrying of weapons; possession of a firearm on premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet; possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies; and resisting a police officer with force or violence.
- MARSHAL WRAY DELESDERNIER: 30, of the 4300 block of Iowa Avenue, Kenner. He was booked on disturbing the peace and resisting an officer.
- ARYN JAMES DRAKE: 48, of the 1600 block of North University Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft and criminal trespassing.
- CHASE HEBERT: 27, of the 11402 block of Farmer Road, Kaplan. He was booked on hold for court.
- D. DWAYNE HOPKINS: 31, of the 600 block of Elizabeth Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of hold for St. Landry Parish.
- DREW JAMBON: 21, of the 100 block of Copperwood Crossing, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation.
- DONALD JOHNSON: 53, of the 200 block of Attakapas Road, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated assault.
- CHASE ANTHONY MECHE: 32, of the 1300 block of Verot School Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a telephone communications count; improper language; harassment.
- ANTHONY RONALD MELANCON: 39, of the 4200 block of Catahoula Highway, St. Martinville. He was booked on hold for court.
- ELIZABETH NAQUIN: 34, of the 100 block of Village Green Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
- EDGAR MIGUEL RIVERA-RAMOS: 32, of the 100 block of West Bayou Parkway, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license; felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated; open alcohol container in vehicle; and stopping, standing or parking where prohibited.
- TRAVIS DURAN SINEGAL: 35, of the 200 block of Sixth Street, Rayne. He was booked on aggravated assault; false imprisonment; home invasion; and simple criminal damage to property.
- HANNAH ALLYSE THERIOT: 17, of the 100 block of Brookwood Circle, Lafayette. She was booked on simple battery.
- SARA E. VIDRINE: 34, of the 1000 block of Southlake Circle, Youngsville. She was booked on careless operation; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.