Thu, Feb 7, 2013
A Lafayette man was charged with home invasion and resisting an officer Tuesday after a verbal argument reportedly escalated into an attack according to The Advertiser.
Shawn Rideaux, 18, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Lafayette police after a two-hour search for a man who had entered a home in the 100 block of Lena Street and struck a resident there, police said.
Police were dispatched to the home after an altercation in the yard involving several individuals about a stabbing that had occurred previously at the residence. Details of the stabbing were not immediately available.
The resident told police that Rideaux entered the home without permission after the argument. The men involved fled the scene.
Officers found Rideaux about two hours later walking down North Pierce Street heading toward Ancelet Street. Rideaux tried to flee on foot but officers caught him and wrestled him to the ground, according to a police report.
He was booked in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and was released on a $5,000 bond.
Cpl. Paul Mouton, a police spokesman, said the investigation is continuing and that police are seeking three others who fled the scene.