A persistent roaring fire destroyed a home on North 2nd Street Friday morning.
Firefighters responded to a fire report shortly before 11 a.m. As units arrived, flames were already shooting through the roof and out windows of the other older structure. Its owner, Sylvia Veillon, escaped the burning structure.
The firefighters deployed a number of small and large lines in an effort to successfully keep the blaze from jumping to houses on either side.
Joel D. Mahon, 17, 241 Benoit, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, illegal use of CDS in presence of persons under 17 years old.
Shereefah Rachel Franklin, age 31, 1316 Plaisiance St., Opelousas, LA, failure to return leased movable.
Kenneth J. Morrison, age 58, 1512 Hazel St., Opelousas, LA, failure to return leased movable.
Timothy I. Mickens, age 17, 1233 Dean Dr., Opelousas, LA, simple battery, obstruction of justice.
Brandon Lee Ponthieux, age 26, 512 B Eighth St., Krotz Springs, battery of a correctional officer, resisting an officer with violence, 3 counts of resisting an officer, disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language.
Police are seeking a suspect in the shooting death of a Mamou man.
Ezequiel Soto, 31, died Sunday. He was shot Saturday afternoon.
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force are looking for Javier Chavez Gonzalez, 29, as the suspect in the shooting.
Investigatodrs said Gonzalez is known to have exited a vehicle along the Interstate 49 corridor in the area near Carencro, but the direction of travel is unknown. Gonzalez is known to have been in the Lafayette area Sunday.
Michelle DeVillier Doxey, age 36, 3391 Prairie Rhonde Hwy., Opelousas, LA, cruelty to a juvenile(s).
Devan Willie Martinez, age 17, 352 Curette Rd., Palmetto, LA, sexual battery.
Wonhassas Fontenot, age 32, 1711 College, Opelousas, LA, failure to register vehicle, no child restraint, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, no seat belt, driving under suspension, switched license plates, bench warrant, arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Sentencing of convicted rapist Stephan M. Bergeron has been continued, pending a hearing on post-trial motions filed by his attorney.
Bergeron, then of Eunice, was charged in 2009 with one count of aggravated rape and three counts of forcible rape.
A jury in May of this year convicted him of one count of forcible rape and two counts of simple rape.
His sentencing has been continued several times, the most recent on Oct. 3 when Doherty granted a delay until new motions filed by attorney Jarvis Claiborne can be heard.
Doherty has set the hearing for 9 a.m. on Dec. 2.
The City of Eunice’s revenue and expenses were about on par with the percentage of the fiscal year elapses through Aug. 31, according to the latest financial information available.
The statement of operations completed last week showed the city with revenues for the first two months of its fiscal totaling $2.39 million and expenses of $2.47.
The operating deficit of about $76,000 for the two months compares to one of $137,000 in the same period last fiscal year and one of $543,000 in the the first two months of the year before that.
Popeye’s was not at fault for a woman slipping and falling in its Eunice restaurant, according to the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.
Norma Richard claimed she was seriously injured as the result of slipping on an unknown substance at the restaurant in July 2010 and that it was the fault of the restaurant.
According to Richard, after placing their orders and receiving their food, she and a man with her began to leave. Richard alleges that when she attempted to stop and ask the man a question, her feet “just never stopped” and she fell.