A grand jury this week indicted a Lafayette chef and culinary teacher accused of stealing money from an elderly, disabled person.

Carlos Russo, 59, a co-owner of The Accidental Chef Cooking School, allegedly stole the person’s money “through the execution of a fraudulent or deceitful scheme” from December 2012 until June 2014, according to the indictment by a Lafayette Parish grand jury Wednesday.

The victim and the amount stolen is not disclosed in the indictment.

Calls seeking comment made to Lafayette and New York phone numbers listed on The Accidental Chef’s website were not returned Thursday.

Arraignment for Russo will be Nov. 18 in the Lafayette Parish Courthouse.

Eunice man killed in crash on La. 13

A Eunice man was killed early Thursday when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle on La. 13 north of La. 365 in Acadia Parish, State Police reported.

Troopers said the crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. as Eric Bischoff, 36, was driving a 2007 Nissan Titan north on La. 13. A 2003 Freightliner pulling a box trailer, driven by 56-year-old Gerald Fields, of Eunice, was traveling south.

For reasons that are still under investigation, Bischoff partially crossed the center line and struck the Freightliner’s front left side, according to a news release.

Bischoff and Fields were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, officials said. Bischoff was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. Fields was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis, officials said.

The crash remains under investigation.

Arrests posted Sept. 25, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s website:

  • JAMES CHARLES ADAMS JR.: 51, of the 200 block of La Rue Rheims Street, Duson. He was booked on simple battery.
  • TONYA ADOLPH: 41, of the 100 block of Benoit Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on probation violation.
  • IRGIA BOWMAN: 46, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace; four counts of misdemeanor battery of a police officer; and resisting an officer.
  • KEVIN BRIAN COLLIGAN: 52, of the 100 block of La Rue Biarritz, Duson. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics.
  • WILBERT DAVIS JR.: 54, of the 200 block of Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass; disturbing the peace; and public intimidation and retaliation.
  • ROBERT DIAZ: 38, of the 13614 block of Arabie Road, Rayne. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving on roadway laned for traffic.
  • JIMMY DROUET: 64, of the 200 block of Veterans Drive, Carencro. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JARED W. EUBANKS: 26, of the 500 block of Cedar Crest Court, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TODD GERALD GARDINER II: 22, of the 400 block of Summerland Key Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • TARA GUIDRY: 33, of the 1300 block of Verot School Road, Lafayette. She was booked on municipal purposes and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • JOHNNA HILL: 40, of the 300 block of Marigny Circle, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • TRESTON O. HYPOLITE: 20, of the 100 block of Miller Street, Sunset. He was booked on shoplifting and warrant/bench warrant.
  • MARCUS JAMES ISTRE: 33, of the 200 block of Stewartville Road, Crowley. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • STEPHON SCHENCY KELLY JR.: 26, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on a hold for court.
  • CHRISTOPHER C. LEJEUNE: 19, of the 300 block of Vieux Orleans Circle, Lafayette. He was booked on two counts of simple burglary.
  • MATRICK SHAWN LEVINE: 28, of the 400 block of South Miles Street, Abbeville. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TIMMY JOHN MELANCON: 49, of the 600 block of Seventh Street, Rayne. He was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • MINDY PARDOS: 35, of the 300 block of Thelma Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless driving.
  • KYLE ROBERTS: 17, of the 400 block of Aundria Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
  • JESSE SMITH: 35, of the 14812 block of Pepper Road, Kaplan. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • JESSICA MARIE THIBEAUX: 21, of the 600 block of Jones Road, Duson. She was booked on interfering with a law enforcement investigation; livestock running at large; and resisting an officer.
  • JOHN WAYNE THIBODEAUX: 42, of the 200 block of Ike Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • ALAN R. THOMAS: 48, of the 200 block of Bardley Street, Scott. He was booked on two counts of hold for St. Landry Parish.
  • WEBSTER HERMAN WAINWRIGHT: 53, of the 300 block of Bopamo Lane, Duson. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • MCAUTHOR WHITE: 46, of the 1000 block of Verna Street, New Iberia. He was booked for Jackson Parish; fugitive; parole violation; and simple burglary of a religious building.