St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Opelousas woman accused of burning her 5-year-old son on his hand and torso with a cigarette.
The matter came to the attention of authorities on Saturday after the father brought the child to a hospital emergency room, Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Clay Higgins said in a news release.
Investigators booked 26-year-old Jessica Deville, of Christine Road, on cruelty to a juvenile, Higgins said.
Deville has been released from jail on a bond of $3,500, he said.
The boy is recovering and will reside with his father, Higgins said.
Kaplan man accused of attempted murder of police officer
A Kaplan man faces eight counts of attempted second-degree murder and a count of attempted murder of a police officer after authorities said he tried to shoot someone and run over an officer while driving drunk, KATC-TV reported.
Shaylon Trevonne Alexander, 28, was booked Monday night and also faces seven counts of illegal discharge of a firearm, one count of aggravated flight from an officer and a count of second-offense OWI.
Kaplan Police responded to gunfire in the 400 block of North Frederick Avenue around 10 p.m. Monday and learned Alexander had fired seven shots at someone during an argument, then fled when police arrived, according to KATC-TV.
When officers found Alexander nearby, he reportedly tried to run over both the uninjured shooting victim and a police officer before surrendering about eight blocks away, Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams told KATC-TV.
Alexander is being held at the Kaplan jail without bond.
Eunice chief waiting on report involving officer
Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said Tuesday he is waiting on internal affairs to complete its investigation into allegations a city corrections officer supplied drugs for inmates, KATC-TV is reporting.
Jessica Sonnier was arrested Thursday and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on counts of malfeasance in office, possession of marijuana, distribution of Schedule II and IV narcotics and bringing contraband into a penal institution.
She has been placed on administrative leave.
Police learned about the allegations after a fight between two inmates at the Eunice City Jail, KATC reported.
Fontenot said he hopes to have get the report back this week so he can make a recommendation to the council at its next meeting, in February, on Sonnier’s future with the department. The internal affairs investigation and the criminal investigation are separate.
Sonnier could appeal any disciplinary action to the civil service board.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Jan. 20, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s web site:
Natalie Hebert: 35, of the 200 block of Olivier Street, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Joseph Huval: 51, of the 100 block of Marcelle Road, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery and distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
Michael Jackson: 29, of the 100 block of Township Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on failure to signal turn (no accident) and two counts of fugitive.
Kendall Jones: 20, of the 100 block of North Gentilly Road, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of fugitive.
Luther Lamar Laughlin: 29, of the 300 block of Teljean Street, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; and resisting an officer.
Charlan Raye Martin: 52, of the 100 block of Lindsey Circle, Carencro. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
Matthew Jordan Mclain: 24, of the 400 block of Breemen Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Raymond Paul Payne: 51, of the 400 block of Rena Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft and felony illegal possession of stolen things.
Lynn Richard: 47, of the 5000 block of North University Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV narcotics; misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and sale, distribution or possession of prescription drugs without prescription.