CARENCRO — Two people were shot and injured in a motel early Monday morning, police said in a news release.
The victims were taken to a hospital in stable condition, Carencro police said in the release.
The shooting occurred at the Economy Inn Motel when two men entered the property with the intent to hurt individuals staying in a room there, the release said.
The two men opened fire and then ran away, the release said.
The investigation is ongoing, the release said.
Rayne man arrested in abduction attempt
CROWLEY — Police arrested a 50-year-old Rayne man in the attempted kidnapping of a Crowley woman last week.
Gary James Jennings was arrested Saturday on one count of attempted simple kidnapping.
The victim told authorities that she was attacked from behind while trying to enter her home shortly before 3 a.m. on Aug. 1, Crowley police said in a news release.
The victim told authorities that she noticed a black pickup truck following her as she exited Interstate 10 on her way to her home in Crowley, the release said.
The woman fought her attacker and screamed for help, drawing a family member outside, the release said. The attacker left in a black truck, the release said.
Jennings was arrested Saturday evening in Cameron Parish after he returned to port from an offshore drilling job, the release said.
St. Martin sheriff’s police dog dies
A St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office police dog died Saturday of a heat stroke while chasing two juveniles who had escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center, according to a news release.
Hatos had been with the Sheriff’s Office for a year, the release said.
The escape attempt occurred shortly before 10 a.m., when the two juveniles scaled razor wire fences and ran into a heavily wooded area near the detention center, the release said.
The two juveniles were captured about two hours later following a search by deputies and other police dogs, the release said.
Both juveniles suffered unspecified injuries during the escape attempt.
Both were treated and released from a hospital and returned to the detention center, where they will face additional counts of simple escape, the release said.
Single-vehicle crash kills 1, injures 3
A single-vehicle crash on La. 357 at Napp Lane in St. Landry Parish killed a 41-year-old Opelousas woman and injured three passengers in her vehicle Saturday afternoon, State Police said Sunday.
The crash occurred at 2 p.m. when Thelma Maynard’s 1998 Honda CRV ran off the roadway and flipped, ejecting all four unrestrained occupants, State Police said in a news release.
Maynard’s three passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries, the news release said.
Man to be sentenced for ’94 beating, rape
OPELOUSAS — A man convicted of an assault and kidnapping of a woman here 17 years ago faces sentencing this week in state district court.
Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said state District Judge Ellis Daigle will sentence Joseph T. Savoy on Wednesday for aggravated kidnapping.
Almost two decades after the assault, the victim identified Savoy as the man who tied her up and beat and sexually assaulted her June 23, 1994.
The woman’s case was cold until 2008, when Savoy was identified as a possible suspect, having been convicted four years earlier of a similar crime in Lafayette.
The Acadiana Crime Lab confirmed a DNA sample from Savoy matched evidence initially submitted in 1994.
He faces up to life in prison on top of the 60 years he is serving.