CROWLEY — Police have made one arrest and are looking for another person in a midday shooting Friday in the 300 block of North Western Avenue, according to a news release.
The investigation led to arrest warrants being issued for Alcide Plumbar, 37, and Greginald Jones, 31, the release said.
Plumbar is at large and Jones has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and convicted felon in possession of a firearm, the release said.
Plumbar is wanted on the same counts, the release said.
Plumbar is described as a black man, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has black hair and a thin mustache, the release said.
Plumbar’s last known address is 518 W. 8th St., Crowley, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to call (337) 789-TIPS.
All callers will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $1,000 cash reward.
Man’s body found in car outside hotel
LAFAYETTE — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department is investigating the discovery of a body inside a vehicle at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lafayette.
The discovery was made at 1:51 p.m. after ULL Police received a call in reference to a suspicious man sleeping in a vehicle outside the hotel, according to a news release.
Lafayette police arrived and found the man’s body inside the vehicle.
The case was turned over to university police, the release said.
The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the release said.
An autopsy is being conducted and additional information will likely be released Thursday, said Sgt. Billy Abrams, a spokesman for UL Police.
The hotel at 3250 West Congress St. is located on university property but does not house students, ULL said.
Mobile home fire kills Evangeline man
VILLE PLATTE — State fire officials are investigating a fatal mobile home fire in Evangeline Parish that killed a 78-year-old man Wednesday, state Fire Marshal Butch Browning said. A space heater may have been the cause.
The Ville Platte Fire Department was dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. to 223 E. Wilson St. and arrived to find that the entire home was in flames and were unable to safely enter, the release says.
Once the fire was out, they found the body of Andrew Garlow in the mobile home.
Fire marshal deputies are working to determine the cause of the fire and at this point have no indications that the fire is suspicious.
Deputies are ruling out accidental causes and are examining an electric space heater that was in use at the time of the fire.
There were no working smoke alarms in the home, the release says.
Internet terrorism claim leads to arrest
NEW IBERIA — The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a 26-year-old New Iberia man accused of posting disturbing information on a social media website, according to a news release.
Del Richard, 509 Texaco St., New Iberia, was arrested Tuesday on one count of terrorizing, the release said.
Detectives received information Sunday that Richard had threatened to go on a killing spree in New Iberia and that he planned to kill responding law enforcement officers, the release said.
Richard cooperated with investigators and was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail with bail set at $1 million, the release said.