The victim in a fatal Sunday afternoon shooting in Church Point has been identified as 26-year-old Donald Senegal Jr., and authorities are still searching for his killer, police said Monday afternoon.
Donald “Dino” R. Gotche Jr., 19, of Church Point, is suspected of shooting Senegal shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of North Main and Sunrise streets, Police Chief Albert Venable said.
Police said other persons-of-interest were seen Sunday in a gray, four-door, older model Oldsmobile Delta 88, but no additional suspects had been released by Monday afternoon.
Senegal, a Rayne native, had recently been living in Church Point, police said.
No further details on the shooting are available and the investigation is ongoing.
Suspected bank robber arrested on tip
An anonymous tip led Lafayette Police to identify and arrest a suspect Friday in last week’s robbery of IberiaBank at 3701 Johnston Street.
Brandon Reaux, 39, of Lafayette, was booked on a count of simple robbery after someone identified him driving a vehicle in the area and reported it to Lafayette Crime Stoppers, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
Police on Jan. 27 released surveillance images of the robber, who approached a bank clerk that day and used a note to demand money. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
Reaux remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Monday morning in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Jeanerette jail nurse booked on contraband counts
A Jeanerette nurse who works for a private healthcare company that serves the St. Mary Parish jail was arrested Friday on conspiring to bring contraband into the facility, the Sheriff’s Office said in its Monday arrest report.
Tiffany A. Sonnier, 26, of 2806 Dalbor St., was booked at 5 p.m. Friday after she admitted to the conspiracy, said Traci Landry, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Sonnier was also booked on counts of introducing contraband into a penal institution and possession of Adderall, a Schedule II narcotic, after deputies found the pills in her possession during the booking process, Landry said.
Sonnier had been released from jail by Monday afternoon, according to jail records.
Shed destroyed in Maurice garbage fire
A shed sustained heavy fire damage in Maurice on Monday afternoon after wind spread a trash fire throughout the structure, the Lafayette Fire Department said in a news release.
Firefighters from Lafayette, Judice, Milton, Duson and Maurice responded at 2:09 p.m. to the fire in the 7500 block of Johnston Street, Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan said. Responders were able to keep an adjacent mobile home from catching fire, Trahan said. The shed’s owner was burning trash in the structure, which had an open wall on one side where the wind entered and spread the fire.
Johnston Street traffic was reduced to one lane for more than an hour while the fire, which was ruled accidental, was contained, Trahan said.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Feb. 2, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
Eddie Alexander: 30, of the 100 block of Rials Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Wildred Batiste Jr.: 38, of the 2400 block of NW Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette. He was booked on five counts of fugitive.
Trevin Markese Ben: 20, of the 1000 block of North Pierce Street, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Brandy Lynn Bienvenue: 37, of the 200 block of Genevieve Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Cody Shane Boudreaux: 43, of the 100 block of Des Jacques Road, Lafayette. He was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics and misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
Matthew Henry Breaux: 39, of the 1900 block of La. 726, Carencro. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control; headlights; and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Charles Dequiel Broussard: 17, of the 700 block of Helen Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Blaine M. Case: 21, of the 100 block of Zothique Road, Milton. He was booked on hold for St. Mary Parish.
Jared Eugene Coates: 21, of the 900 block of John LeBlanc Road, Duson. He was booked on possession of synthetic marijuana.
Jeremy M. Coffman: 30, of the 200 block of West Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on failure to carry registration; no proof of insurance in vehicle; operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and vehicle inspection tag violation.
Jessica Flynn: 41, of the 300 block of Sonnier Road, Carencro. She was booked on six counts of misdemeanor issuing worthless checks.
Alex Francis: 43, of the 1000 block of West Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and careless operation.
Clayton James Helaire: 34, of the 100 block of Holly Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Koschine Lamar Jones: 36, of the 1200 block of Robley Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding up to 10 mph over the limit.
Tegan Karns: 23, of the 100 block of Hummingbird Lane, Lafayette. He was booked on felony illegal possession of stolen things.
Benjamin Luke Lacroix: 30, of the 500 block of Mims Drive, Crowley. He was booked on criminal trespassing; misdemeanor theft of goods; operating a vehicle with a suspended license; and theft under $100.
Jennifer Enola Lacy: 33, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and improper lane change (no accident).
Desiree D. Landry: 21, of the 300 block of Jackson Street, Lafayette. She was booked on having no safety belt.
Mark Joseph Leonard: 47, of the 200 block of Hog Alley, Rayne. He was booked on misdemeanor theft of goods.
Micah Eugene Manning: 37, of the 200 block of Country Road, Broussard. He was booked on felony theft and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
Amber Brooke Miller: 22, of the 5400 block of Mire Highway, Rayne. She was booked on possession of synthetic marijuana.
Shawn Mitchell: 37, of the 100 block of Marigny Street, Duson. He was booked on hold for Calcasieu Parish.
Paul James Noel: 30, of the 1000 block of Pete Broussard Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden, and disturbing the peace.
Darrell W. Olivier: 32, of the 300 block of West Railroad Avenue, Arnaudville. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
Michael Keith Richard: 46, of the 200 block of Mudd Avenue, Lafayette. He was booked on fugitive.
Johnny A. Segura: 32, of the 6900 block of Coteau Road, New Iberia. He was booked on felony theft.
Aaron Gabriel Taylor: 37, of the 1100 block of Division Road, Arnaudville. He was booked on contraband; four counts of distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, Schedule III narcotics and Schedule IV narcotics; possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses.
Herbert Joseph Thevis: 36, of the 300 block of Virginia Road, Church Point. He was booked on disturbing the peace.
Matthew Stephen Thibeaux: 38, of the 5100 block of Alleman Road, New Iberia. He was booked on four counts of criminal trespassing; four counts of felony theft; and felony theft of goods.
Destanee Ronelle Turner: 19, of the 400 block of Terry Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Roger Dale Vennard: 33, of the 4300 block of Chivalry Drive, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; and open alcohol container in vehicle.