BELLE ISLAND — The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 45-year-old Franklin man last seen in the Belle Island area of Atchafalaya Bay.
The Sheriff’s Office said Randy Segura, who was in an air boat, did not return home Sunday night.
The Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team is joined in the search by the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Coast Guard and Civil Air Patrol, according to a news release.
Man, 21, booked in weekend shooting
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Police Department arrested a 21-year-old Lafayette man in a weekend shooting, according to a news release.
Trevor Lee Johnson was arrested on one count of attempted first-degree murder, the release said.
The shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of West Willow Street, the release said.
The victim, whose age was not released, told police that a man drove up next to his vehicle and fired multiple shots in his direction, striking him once in the stomach, the release said.
The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he remains in stable condition, the release said.
Johnson was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Chester Street, the release said.
Lafayette fire damages businesses
LAFAYETTE — A Sunday morning fire at Piman Thai Restaurant on Johnston Street also damaged several other nearby businesses, according to a news release.
The Lafayette Fire Department responded to the fire about 8 a.m. Sunday at 4650 Johnston Street after drivers spotted heavy smoke coming from the roof of the restaurant, the release said.
Firefighters battled the blaze for about 45 minutes before containing the fire to the restaurant, the release said.
The restaurant, which was last occupied about 11 p.m. Saturday, suffered heavy smoke and water damage throughout and heavy fire damage in the attic space above the kitchen.
Belle Femme, one of the adjacent businesses, suffered heavy smoke and water damage. Two other businesses, Acadiana Bicycle Company and Com-Tech, suffered light smoke damage.
All four business operations will be disrupted as a result of the fire, the release said.
Investigators determined that the fire began above the ceiling in the kitchen. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Abbeville man killed in U.S. 90 accident
WELSH — A 21-year-old Abbeville man died in a Saturday night crash on U.S. 90 west of Welsh in Jefferson Davis Parish, according to a State Police news release.
Christopher R. Dubois was traveling east on U.S. 90 when, for unknown reasons, the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina he was driving traveled off the south edge of the road, struck a mailbox, crossed over the highway and flipped, the release said.
Dubois, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, the release said.
It is believed that his injuries were fatal at that point, although a separate vehicle ran over him afterward, the release said.
A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Dubois for analysis.
The driver of the second vehicle stopped at the scene and submitted to a chemical sample which indicated no alcohol in his system. He was not charged.