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Former Knight Oil CEO booked into Lafayette Jail

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Former CEO of Knight Oil Tools, Mark Knight was booked into the Lafayette Parish jail for racketeering shortly after noon today. By 2:30 pm Mr. Knight had bonded out on a $100,000 bond. Read more about the arrest of Mr. Knight’s accomplices from a Louisiana State Police press release this weekend here.

Aggravated rape suspect has stalking charges dismissed

Tue, Jun 18, 2013


Dustin Heinen

A charge against a Eunice man of stalking a woman he allegedly had previously raped has been dismissed. Meanwhile, status of the rape charges against him is shrouded in the secrecy imposed by global order of the 27th Judicial District Court judges. Dustin Heinen was charged Oct. 31, 2012 with stalking and other counts related […]

Charges upgraded against Eunice teacher in ‘sexting’ case

Tue, Jun 18, 2013


This classy photo of the alleged sexting superstar appears to have been taken in front of a dresser drawer with family photos on it.

By mutual agreement, the “sexting” case for a former Eunice High teacher is moving from misdemeanor charges in City Court to a felony charge in 27th Judicial District Court. That decision came after Judge Lynette Feucht heard pre-trial argument from Jacqueline Fruge’s attorney, Laura Rougeauu, that the initial charge against her client does not fit […]

Long time LPSO deputy retires

Tue, Jun 18, 2013


Kip Judice

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office announces the retirement of Deputy Jimmy Fruge after serving the citizens of Lafayette Parish for over 15 plus years of service. Mr. Fruge plans to enjoy his time with his family and was recently honored by his co-workers who presented him a plaque for his service to the agency.

Video chat with LPCC inmate from your crib

Tue, Jun 18, 2013


Getting Out

The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center is installing a new inmate video visitation system called Telmate. The system is being rolled out June 24th, according to LPSO. The new Telmate video visitation system will allow friends and family to video visit Correctional Center inmates from their home or anywhere there is Internet access. Learn more about it […]

Louisiana teen charged in death of 5-year-old sister

Tue, Jun 18, 2013



A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing “WWE” moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain. According to reports, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a house in […]

Meth heads try to flee Vermillion narcotics agents, crash and get hauled off to the slammer

Tue, Jun 18, 2013



 According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Chief Tony Hardy and Chief Boyd Adams, the Vermilion / Municipal Task Force made the following arrests recently for drug related offenses.  A Kaplan man and a New Iberia woman are behind bars for taking the Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task Force on a violent ride.  On June 17, 2013, […]

LPSO seeks missing Lafayette woman

Mon, May 5, 2014


LPSO seeks missing Lafayette woman

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Summer Benton according to The Daily Advertiser. Benton, 42, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes. She has two tattoos — “Shane” on her ankle and “Catfish” on her side. Benton was last seen driving […]

Police searching for missing St. Martinville girl

Wed, Jul 24, 2013

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Lauren Thibodeaux

UPDATE: On July 24th, 2013 at approximately 7:45 P.M., the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Officer advised that Lauren Thibodeaux had been safely located. On July 21, 2013, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a report of a missing juvenile, Lauren Thibodeaux, 16, St. Martinville. She was last seen at her residence located in St. […]

Council approves ordinance targeting traffic camera violators with lawsuits

Wed, Jul 3, 2013



Traffic camera violators in Lafayette beware, you could be heading to court if you don’t pay soon according to KLFY TV 10. Tuesday, the Lafayette Consolidated Council unanimously approved a change in their contract with Red Flex that allows them to legally seek out those fines. This past Sunday wrapped up an amnesty period allowing […]

How hot is it on death row at Angola?

Tue, Jul 2, 2013


Angola Death Row

A federal judge Tuesday ordered temperature data be collected for 21 straight days in advance of an Aug. 5 trial of a lawsuit by three condemned killers who claim extreme heat indexes at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola amount to cruel and unusual punishment according to The Advocate. The suit, filed last month, alleges […]

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