BROUSSARD — A Breaux Bridge man police said was at-fault in a three-vehicle crash that killed one motorcyclist and injured another committed suicide Saturday, Police Chief Brannon Decou said.
Jacob Romero, 21, was cited Friday night for failing to yield to oncoming traffic when he took a left turn and crashed a Volkswagen Beetle into two motorcyclists from New Iberia around 10 p.m., Decou said.
Toxicology results are pending to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash, Decou said.
Scott Bonin, 34, and Ryan Maturin, 33, were both wearing helmets when they were ejected from their motorcycles in the crash, Decou said. Bonin succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Romero was seatbelted and uninjured when he reportedly took a left from the eastbound lane of Main Street onto South Girouard Road, Decou said. Bonin and Maturin were traveling the opposite direction on Main Street.
Abbeville shooting leads police to stolen guns
ABBEVILLE — A man was hospitalized but no arrests were made in an early Saturday morning shooting near Oak and Hayes Streets that led police to seize six guns, four of them stolen, from a nearby home, authorities said.
Officers executing a search warrant of the home after the shooting also found spent bullet casings and marijuana there, according to a news release from the Abbeville Police Department.
Arrests related to the shooting and weapons seizure are expected to come soon, police said.
Officers were responding to a report of shots fired when they heard more gunfire and found the victim near the intersection, police said. The shooting victim was treated at an area hospital for his injuries.
Anyone with information on the shooting or the stolen weapons is asked to contact Sgt. Ryan Boutte at (337) 893-2511.
Arrest made in Lafayette home invasion
A New Iberia man wanted in a Wednesday home invasion in Lafayette was booked Sunday in the crime, police said.
Heath Christopher Boutte, 40, was booked Sunday on a count of home invasion and remained in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Monday afternoon in lieu of a $50,000 bond, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.
Police are still looking for a second man in the home invasion, Lafayette Police spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton said.
Boutte was implicated in the crime after he was captured in ATM surveillance images using the victim’s credit card, Mouton said.
Boutte is accused of forcing his way into a home in the 200 block of Dublin Circle around 5:30 a.m. and stealing the victim’s wallet and 2005 Jaguar, Mouton said.
Man surrenders in October shooting in Crowley
CROWLEY — A 26-year-old Crowley man wanted for months in a shooting surrendered to authorities Thursday, Chief K.P. Gibson said.
Frandon Beverly, 26, was wanted on a count of attempted second-degree murder in an Oct. 15, 2014, shooting, Gibson said. The details of the shooting have not been made public.
The shooting happened three days after Beverly’s brother, 22-year-old Taylor Beverly, was shot dead in the 600 block of West 7th Street.
Beverly remained in the Acadia Parish jail Monday afternoon in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Lafayette Correctional Center bookings
Arrests posted Jan. 12, 2015, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:
James Bannister III: 23, of the 500 block of Sixth Street, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
Deion Ben: 19, of the 100 block of Hayes Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft.
Kelly James Blanchard: 36, of the 1600 block of Grand Bois Road, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Steven Jay Bridges: 59, of the 200 block of Lucas Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on operating a vehicle with a suspended license; two counts of warrant/bench warrant; and lighted lamps are required.
Mark Antonio Carrier: 21, of the 100 block of Morelan Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor DWI and speeding.
Wendell Charles: 33, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft. Bradley Cordero: 21, of the 100 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Bradley P. Dore: 22, of the 100 block of Federal Street, Lafayette. He was booked on aggravated battery; felony simple criminal damage to property; two counts of home invasion; and simple burglary.
Skyler Chance Hebert: 28, of the 300 block of Cormier Road, Carencro. He was booked on unauthorized entry of a place of business and misdemeanor distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics.
Jose Higeura: 37, of the 200 block of Tissington Street, Lafayette. He was booked on careless operation; failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor hit-and-run driving; and misdemeanor DWI.
Justin Jones: 21, of the 500 block of Bertrand Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor DWI and disobeying barricades, signs or signals.
Jeremy James Lawrence: 29, of the 200 block of Harrington Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony theft; two counts for St. Martin Parish; and shoplifting.
Trevin Deshawn Lawrence: 20, of the 200 block of Arthur Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Elmer Ismael Moradel Padilla: 27, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on simple burglary.
Lederrick Charles Senegal: 30, of the 200 block of Lafayette Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor DWI.
Karnel Willis: 44, of the 300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Joshua Womack: 20, address unclear. He was booked on second-degree battery and two counts of warrant/bench warrant.
Malik Woods: 18, of the 1100 block of Roper Drive, Scott. He was booked on armed robbery; attempted armed robbery; use of firearm.