HOUSTON — The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Harris County, Texas, arrested a Crowley man wanted in last week’s fatal shooting of Brian Keith LaFleur, the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Nathaniel Bates, 25, was arrested without incident about 1 a.m. at his father’s home in Houston.
He was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Investigators have said Bates shot and killed LaFleur, 30, during an argument that began at the Meadows Apartment Complex in Crowley.
Another man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, the Sheriff’s Office has said.
The Sheriff’s Office said investigators with his department received information through Crime Stoppers on Tuesday about Bates’ possible whereabouts.
Bates signed a waiver of extradition and is expected to return to Louisiana in the next few days, the release said.
Suspect arrested in Lafayette holdup
LAFAYETTE — A 39-year-old man was arrested in a Wednesday morning bank robbery at MidSouth Bank on Versailles and St. John streets, police said in a news release.
An FBI agent spotted Hermon Oneal Manning II when he was leaving the bank and followed him to Parkside and University Avenue, where he was taken into custody, the release said.
Police said Manning entered the bank and presented a teller with a note demanding money.
The robbery occurred about 8:30 a.m. Five employees and three customers were in the bank at the time, the release said.
Manning was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count of simple robbery.
Manning did not display a weapon inside the bank and no weapon was found on him when he was taken into custody, the release said.