FRANKLIN —A Patterson man arrested Thursday is accused of squirting a police officer with lighter fluid and threatening to light it, KATC-TV reported.
Ira Lopez, 51, was booked for terrorizing and battery on a police officer in the Christmas morning incident, Franklin Police said.
Officers were responding to a disturbance call in the 800 block of Anderson Street when Lopez sprayed the lighter fluid on the officer’s feet, police told KATC-TV.
Lopez remained in the St. Mary Parish Jail on Friday afternoon.
Lafayette man sought in shooting death
LAFAYETTE — Authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Lafayette man wanted in the Christmas Eve shooting death of 23-year-old Wilbert Simon.
Chesmond Paris, 23, is wanted on second-degree murder in Simon’s death in the 100 block of Elenore Street, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said in a news release.
A third man, 21, was shot in the foot while trying to intervene in the altercation between Paris and Simon around 6:15 p.m., Mouton said. That man was treated at an area hospital.
Anyone with information on Paris’ whereabouts is urged to call the Lafayette Police Department or the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.
New Iberia armed robbery being investigated
NEW IBERIA — Iberia Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the armed robbery of a 67-year-old woman on Friday.
The woman was walking with her husband near the 1200 block of Eden Street shortly before 8:20 a.m. when an assailant armed with a handgun took her purse and then fired the gun into the air before getting into a brown Toyota Camry or Avalon and driving off, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.
Lafayette booking sheet
Arrests posted Dec. 26, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
- CRAIG JOSEPH ALEXANDER: 48, of the 1100 block of Jules Broussard Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on failure to secure vehicle registration; felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated; misdemeanor reckless operation of a vehicle; no proof of insurance in vehicle; operating a vehicle while under suspension for prior offenses; possession of alcoholic beverages in a vehicle; stop sign and yield sign violations; and unlawful refusal to submit to chemical tests.
Charles Ray Alexander: 29, of the 1100 block of Neville Anthony Road, St. Martinville. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden; two counts of misdemeanor violation of protective orders; resisting an officer; and two counts of simple battery.
Arnold James Bob Jr.: 36, of the 600 block of Orchid Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace by intoxication.
Jacob Colton: 20, of the 200 block of River Woods Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old; knowingly possessing Schedule II narcotics unless prescribed; and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Eliezer Garcia Fernandez: 39, of the 100 block of Meudon Street, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Dwayne Keith Hammond: 27, of the 200 block of Loranger Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on simple criminal damage to property.
Edwards Joseph: 56, of the 500 block of Madison Street, Lafayette. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden; obstruction of justice; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
India D. Joseph: 26, of the 100 block of Ridgeview Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on a warrant/bench warrant and misdemeanor theft of goods.
Gabriel Matthews: 28, of the 500 block of Courville Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on aggravated battery.
Raphael Reviere: 58, of the 500 block of Mustang Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Kaylon Jamal Rideaux: 19, of the 200 block of Wilda Street, Carencro. He was booked on aggravated battery and misdemeanor theft.
April Lynn Savoy: 24, of the 1000 block of North St. Antoine Street, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of fugitive.
Lenis Joseph Taylor: 59, of the 700 block of South Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation; failure to secure a driver’s license; hit-and-run driving (with alcohol; improper backing); and misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated.