Eunice police continue the search for an inmate who walked away from the city jail Friday afternoon. Jody Vallier, 25, fled after being allowed in the jail courtyard with other inmates for regularly scheduled outside time.
The state has announced that a Pineville firm is buying Eunice-based Precision Cuttling Specialities and adding about 20 $50,000-a-year jobs. The purchase price was not announced.
The state’s new abortion law’s enforcement is on hold until a federal judge schedules a hearing later this month. Judge John deGravelles issued a restraining order late Sunday that blocks enforcement of the law that requires abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

City honors 'Mister Sen' with retirement ceremony

Eunice law enforcement honored the career of Garland Senegal, or “Mister Sen”, on Saturday as he made his second retirement in his 40-plus years of service to the Eunice Police Department and the Eunice City Marshal’s office.
However, the retirement could have been seen as Senegal’s third retirement. Perhaps the first initial retirement for Senegal didn’t take.

Eunice Radio Logs

Friday, May 9
0739 Traffic crash reported at Cajun Music Hall of Fame.
0742 Disturbance reporte din the 100 block of Camellia; resulted in arrest.
1144 Traffic crash reported at John R. Young.
1525 Traffic crash reported in the area of Gum and Hwy. 13.
1840 Shoplifting reported in the 1000 block of West Maple.
2133 Loud music violation reported in the 700 block of Hill Street; resulted in arrest.

Eunice Radio Logs

May 9
Jody Vallier, 25, 150 Camellia; Home invasion.
Marius Merrick LeBleau, 33, 721 Hill Street; Unnecessary noise.
Solomon Frank, 32, 551 South MLK Drive; Two counts of felony theft for Orange County of Texas.
Jonothon Blake Maxfield, 48, 551 Beno Street; Criminal mischief.

St. Landry arrests

May 8
Douglas Spencer Young, age 30, 160 Georgianna St., Sunset, LA, armed robbery, bench warrant, arrested by Sunset Police Dept.

From The Files

From files of The Eunice News:
May 1936

The Louisiana State Employment Service has opened an office in City Hall. Desmond Johnson is manager.

Sam Nacol’s apartment house on North First street was damaged by fire. No one was hurt.

St. Landry arrests

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office reported 11 recent bookings into the parish jail.
Arrested were the following persons:
•Marc Matthew Johnson, 20, 5458 Chicot Park Road, Ville Plstte, was charged April 28, with carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Johnson was released from jail on a $25,000 bond.
•Bryon Coby Adams, 32, 704 Calcasieu St., Ville Platte, was charged April 30, with disturbing the peace by intoxication and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Adams remained in jail on a $15,000 bond at press time.

Eunice Radio Logs

Thursday, May 8
0623 Suspicious person reported at 12th Street and Fairgrounds; resulted in arrest.
0647 Theft reported in the 300 block of North Cane Street.
0928 Theft reported in the 1500 block of West Maple Avenue.
1113 Theft reported in the 600 block of Bernice Street.
1208 Subject needs police officer in the 600 block of North 3rd Street.
1246 Subject needs police officer at Walmart.

Eunice Arrests

May 8
Kimberly Nicole Mosbroker, 17, 451 Ulysses Street; Home invasion, simple criminal damage to property.
Mickey Spolane Vallier, 51, 251 East Magnolia Street; Simple burglary.

Basile standoff ends in death, injury

One Basile man is dead and one Evangeline Parish Deputy was injured following a Wednesday night stand-off.
Basile Police said that David Michael Aucoin, 46, of Basile was “acting very irrationally” and “had been hallucinating” moments he died as a result of a believed self-inflicted gunshot wound in the woods near his home.

Eunice Arrests

May 7
Robert James Miller, 41, 610 West Park Avenue; Driving under suspension, two tail lamps required.

Eunice Radio Logs

Wednesday, May 7
0921 Subject needs police officer at Fruge Lumber; report of a counterfeit $20 bill.
1156 Traffic crash reported at Wendy’s.
1332 Traffic Stop reported at Circle Park; resulted in arrest.
1616 Disturbance reported in the 300 block of North Beulah.



Monica Murdock, RN, school nurse, takes the ALS Ice Challenge at Eunice Junior High, one of her schools she serves. Pouring a bucket of iced water are Demyron Skinner, left, and Austin Comeaux, both eighth-graders.

St. Landry Parish School Nurse Monica Murdock, RN, took the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) challenge at Eunice Jr. High Tuesday.


Retired aviator
METAIRIE – Services for retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Edward Christiansen, Jr. will be Sept. 3 He died Aug. 28 at age 90.

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