The man accused of trying to kill a Lafayette police officer last week was released from medical care Friday and placed in jail, officials said.

Chase Chaisson, 23, was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count each of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, second-degree kidnapping and injury to a police dog, Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said.

The officer injured in the Sept. 11 shooting, who has not been identified, was released from the hospital and is recovering at home, Mouton said.

Chaisson and the officer shot each other in the 11 p.m. altercation, which occurred at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of West Willow Street.

Lafayette officers were searching for a person who the night before was believed to have been involved in a shooting. One of the officers found Chaisson in an apartment closet. Both men fired their weapons and both were struck.

Chaisson fled the apartment complex wounded and was eventually caught after police stopped a truck on Interstate 10 in which Chaisson was a passenger.

Scott man sentenced to prison in federal case

A Scott man was sentenced Friday to three years in federal prison in the theft of a car he drove to Florida after escaping from an inmate road crew in 2012, officials said.

Shawn A. Jollivette, 36, also was ordered to serve two years supervised release and pay $197 in restitution, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said.

Jollivette pleaded guilty in U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote’s court in June to one count of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle, Finley said.

Jollivette was an Avoyelles Parish inmate in March 2012 when he broke free of a road crew working in Marksville and stole a car. He had been ordered to finish his Avoyelles Parish jail sentence and then report to federal prison for conviction of a felon in possession of a firearm charge when he stole the car, Finley said.

Jollivette was caught in Florida on March 29, two days after he escaped the work crew, by federal agents who found a 9mm handgun on the car seat, Finley said.

Federal agents investigated the case prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph T. Mickel.

No foul play suspected in woman’s death

Detectives do not suspect foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday on the La. 182 bridge that crosses the Atchafalaya River and connects Berwick and Morgan City, officials said.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said the body was identified and the woman’s family was notified. The woman’s name was not released.

Landry said that although the case remains open, detectives do not believe she was a victim of a homicide.

The body was discovered around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The site investigation closed traffic on the bridge, which sits upriver from the four-lane U.S. 90 bridge, for three hours.

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