Body of man found on Celeste Street

The body of a man who was shot to death was discovered about noon Wednesday in a maroon Ford Taurus parked on the shoulder of Celeste Street.

The car with the victim in it was found in the 1100 block of Celeste Street, Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release. He said the victim’s identity is being withheld until his family is notified.

“Investigators are currently canvassing the neighborhood and following up leads,” Mouton said Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS.

Maurice man dead after motorcycle crash

A Maurice man died in a two-vehicle collision shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday on La. 92 in Vermilion Parish.

Brandon Demette, 22, was traveling west on La. 92 on a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle and as he approached Pressley Road, a truck driven by Sheldon Forest, 57, of Duson, that was pulling both a trailer and a vehicle, began to make a left turn onto La. 92 from Pressley Road, State Police said in a news release.

The truck was struck in the rear by the motorcycle, State Police said. Demette, who was thrown from the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office.

Forest, who was not injured, was administered a chemical breath test and the results indicated he was not impaired, State Police said. It is unknown if Demette was impaired at the time of the crash. Routine toxicology samples have been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for analysis.

Arrests posted Dec. 3, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s website:

  • JEWELL DEVON ARCENEAUX: 20, of the 400 block of Gayle Road, Carencro. He was booked on two counts of fugitive and home invasion.
  • SHANETTE LOPEZ BERGERON: 37, of the 100 block of Crip Lane, Duson. She was booked on four counts of parole violation.
  • CLARENCE JOSEPH BOYD: 40, of the 100 block of North Foch Street, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer.
  • SARAH JANE BROUSSARD: 44, of the 100 block of Thrush Loop, Lafayette. She was booked on felony unauthorized use of access card as theft.
  • BRYSON BROUSSARD: 23, of the 300 block of Adelma Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ALEXANDER BURRIS: 23, of the 800 block of Convent Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • MICHAEL LEE CELESTINE: 17, of the 99 block of Pecan Orchid Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things.
  • JULIE R. COHN: 20, of the 100 block of North Locksley Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • BLAIR DAIGLE: 31, of the 400 block of North A Street, Duson. She was booked on municipal purposes.
  • FREDDIE LEE DAVIS: 46, of the 100 block of Alsandor Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • KELSIE L. DAVIS: 22, of the 100 block of B James Comeaux Road, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of fugitive and misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • MARK WILLIAM DEATON: 29, of the 400 block of Sunstone Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • DANA FAUL: 41, of the 1200 block of Necessity Loop, Basile. She was booked on three counts of hold for extradition and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • GABRIELLE FRANTZ: 27, of the 600 block of Highland View Drive, Youngsville. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and false personation.
  • DONALD RAY GLOVER: 58, of the 1100 block of St. Charles, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • TRENT HARRINGTON: 20, of the 500 block of Sixth Street, Duson. He was booked on six counts for Acadia Parish; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • JACOB HOLLOWAY: 18, of Diamond Lakes, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • CHRISTOPHER R. JANES: 42, of the 100 block of Devillier Road, Port Barre. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • LAWERENCE JOHNSON: 40, of New Iberia. He was booked on two counts for Iberia Parish.
  • TAMRA C. KIMBRELL: 47, of the 100 block of Sycamore Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on hold for extradition.
  • TROY J. LEBLANC: 29, of the 1000 block of West B North Street, Rayne. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • KENNETH LAVELL LEMELLE: 25, of the 200 block of Bowers Road, Scott. He was booked on failure to secure vehicle registration; resisting an officer; temporary registration plates; and three counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • SIDNEY JOSEPH MALLET: 28, of the 3000 block of Heather Road, Abbeville. He was booked on criminal trespass; felony theft; felony theft of goods; misdemeanor theft; and misdemeanor theft of goods.
  • JONATHAN MANCIL: 32, of the 1700 block of Pointe Verte Road, Washington. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • GERALD MCNEAL: 45, of the 1100 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • ALYCE N. MILLS: 27, of the 500 block of Presbytere Parkway, Lafayette. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • DEMARCUS JAMES NARCISSE: 22, of the 100 block of Joy Street, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHESTER PHILLIPS: 39, of the 4900 block of East Old Spanish Trail Road, Jeanerette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • BRANDON JOSEPH RACCA: 37, of the 1100 block of Breaux Road, Lafayette. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • WADE D. SALTERS JR.: 49, of the 900 block of Holy Family Parks, Lafayette. He was booked on criminal trespass.
  • JOSEPH DALTON SONNIER JR.: 47, of the 2500 block of West Gloria Switch Road, Carencro. He was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KYLE WAYNE THIBODEAUX: 18, of the 2700 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
  • JAMES SCOTT THIBODEAUX: 33, of the 700 block of Beverly Road, Opelousas. He was booked on felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • MALCOLM D. THOMAS: 27, of the 500 block of North Avenue E, Crowley. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • TOMMY RAY TOWNSEND: 38, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on four counts for Rapides Parish and warrant/bench warrant.
  • AMONI JOSHCHAILYN WILLIAMS: 18, of the 100 block of Roys Lane, Centerville. She was booked on two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CRYSTAL PAGE WOODS: 24, of the 100 block of Peltier Road, Carencro. She was booked on warrant/bench warrant.
  • KARLON JAMES WOODS: 38, of the 300 block of Odel Street, Lafayette. He was booked on resisting an officer and fugitive warrant.