A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.
By Jeremy Alford LaPolitics News Service

Coulon: Charged in robbery.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives recovered a large amount of stolen property on Tuesday.

Coulon: Charged in robbery.

Evangeline arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported nine recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Zackary Alexander Ellison, 30, 2821 Elm St., Mazmou, was charged July 23, with issuing worthless checks (eight counts totaling $4,150. Ellison was being held in jail on a $4,150 bond at press time.
•Brandon Allen Miller, 30, 3133 Second St., Basile, was charged July 23, with theft and burglary of an inhabited dwelling. Miller was being held in jail on a $20,000 bond at press time.

Radio Logs

Tuesday, July 29
0100 Five or six juvenile boys stealing bicycles, 300 block Clark.
0126 Traffic stop, Fuselier & Acadian Village, Glock .40 caliber secured.
0824 Theft of $900, 100 block Leon.
0838 Ex-wife, girl friend exchanging harassing text messages, 300 block South 2nd.
1016 Accident, 2100 block West Laurel.
1118 Accident, 1800 block West Laurel.
1213 Accident, 10th & Vine.
1253 Several stolen bikes found behind house, 100 block East Dean.
1400 Kids turning on water hoses, Northwest Pavilion.

St. Landry arrests

July 30
Sedrick Jacob Trailer, age 35, 203 Andover, Rayne, La, driving while intoxicated, driving under suspension. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Kayla Edwards, age 32, 218 Tulane Ave., Opelousas, LA, criminal trespass, stalking.
Jacqueline Janine Coulon, age 47, 406 N. Corso St., Washington, LA, principal to burglary, theft.
Florence Rideaux, age 33, 1226 Margie St., Opelousas, LA, altered MVI, failure to register/pay registration, no driver’s license, resisting an officer by refusing to make identification, hold for outside agencies.

LSU Eunice completes 'perfect' reaccreditation process

"Louisiana State University Eunice scored a perfect paper," said Chancellor William Nunez. "The paper, however, was nearly 600 pages long responding to 88 different questions some of them with multiple parts."
Nunez was referring to the announcement by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that the college is reaffirmed for another ten years with no follow-up.
According to Nunez, no follow-up only happens to a handful of excellent institutions in the nation. He compared the results to having a perfect score on a paper or test.

St. Landry arrests

July 29
Joel Flores Fernandez, age 26, 193 Clessie Milburn Loop, Opelousas, LA, driving while intoxicated – 1st offense, careless operation, no driver’s license.
Margaret Mary Stanley, age 30, 4591 Hwy. 190 Lot 3, Eunice, La, 2 counts of violation of protective orders, simple criminal damage to property, hold for outside agencies.
Chestina T. Clark, age 23, 168 Point Claire Ave., Arnaudville, LA, issuing worthless checks. Arrested by Sunset Police Dept.

Radio Logs

0023 Gunshots reported, 200 block Manuel.
0030 Subject not cooperating, victim shot in leg, weapon (9mm semi automatic) recovered.
0048 Indications are juvenile, 7, accidentally shot victim.
0118 Gun’s magazine recovered.
0137 Vehicle break-in, 700 block East Vine.
0654 TV stolen, 500 block Fuselier.
0831 Break-in, 1300 block Faris.
1153 Criminal damage, lights shattered, South East Center basketball court.
1338 Woman says sister-in-law put a knife to her throat during argument, 100 block Prairie.

Eunice arrests

July 28
Darrel Jones, 53, 507 Kyries Hebert, bench warrants two counts disturbing the peace, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Basile housing money still not fully repaid, auditor notes

The legislative auditor’s recommendation that allegations of theft by the Basile Housing Authority executive director be considered for prosecution have apparently gone unheeded since December 2013, but she has repaid some of the alleged missing money and has been asked to resign.
An audit report issued in December 2013 found about $4,600 missing, money traced to Assistant Director Anisa Richardson, who took the top spot in October 2013 when Director Jane Richard retired.

Police probe alleged choking at check out

Investigators are studying surveillance tape to determine the identity of a man who allegedly tried to strangle a woman at a grocery store.
According to the victim, about 8:30 Sunday night a man in Kim’s Market called her a “hoe” and she told him to look at his wife.
While she was waiting at the register to check out, she told police, the man approached her and began choking her, then fled.
Reports noted investigators were waiting to view the video.

Seven-year-old finds gun, shoots man

Investigation continues in the case of a Eunice man shot early Monday, by a seven-year-old.
Police received a call about a shot fired on Manuel Street shortly after midnight.
The responding officer found a victim who had been shot in the upper leg and also recovered a .9 mm semi-automatic handgun.
According to officers, the gun was apparently fired by a 7-year-old boy.
Stories differ as to how the accident happened.

Eunice arrests

July 25
John Davis, 34, 300 Corn, simple burglary, attempted unauthorized entry.

July 26
Juvenile, 14, curfew violation, ungovernable.

July 27
Jeffery Barnwell, Jr. 601 Bernice, simple battery.
Juvenile, 15, theft.
Donald Lafleur, Jr., Ville Platte, criminal trespass, aggravated battery, disturbing the peace, simple battery.
Antoinette Declouette, 330 Boudreaux, criminal trespass, disturbing the peace, simple battery.

Radio Logs

Friday, July 25
0109 Man trying to steal bicycle off porch, 1400 block Amazon.
0134 Disturbance, 300 block South 13th.
0202 Disturbance, 300 block Corn.
0921 Criminal damage, St. Edmund Elementary, glass door shattered.
0939 Parolee has narcotics, 200 block Faquetigue.
1043 Break-in, 400 block Cotton.
1126 Grass trimmer stolen, 200 block East Vine.
1409 Kids playing on roof of abandoned house, Benoit.
1430 Bank access card stolen, used at two ATM’s and at Walmart, 100 block Jeanne.
1528 Bicycle stolen, 200 block East Oak.



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A pair of 5-1, 8-6, comeback victories over Jones County (Miss.) in last year’s championship games vaulted LSU Eunice to their second straight NJCAA DII Softball national championship.


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