Acadia Parish sheriff

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Prisoner cost rising in Acadia Parish

Criminal activity across the parish is taking its toll on the Acadia Parish Police Jury’s bottom line.
Sheriff K.P. Gibson told jurors on July 9 that the parish lock-up is already filled to (beyond) capacity and that nearly 80 Acadia prisoners are being housed at out-of-parish facilities — on the parish’s dime.
“We have a 180-bed facility and 185 prisoners right now,” Gibson said. “We have 76 prisoners in other jails — 17 in Avoyelles and 59 in East Carroll parishes. For those (76) prisoners, we have to pay DOC (state Department of Corrections) rates — $24.39 a day.”

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Acadia Parish sheriff requests informaiton about fatal hit and run

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public regarding a fatal hit and run crash, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Lovell Street.
The victim, identified as Jeanette Clifton, 78, of Crowley, was struck by a vehicle believed to be traveling west on Lovell Street. The victim was walking home from a neighbor’s residence when she was struck.

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Update: woman missing, Tyla Meche found

Update: The search for Tyla Meche, 34, of Church Point, who has been identified as being in the vehicle when Briscoe was shot has been found.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson, "Tyla Meche who we have been searching for in a wooded / swampy area in the Branch Community has been located and is alive. We received information on her whereabouts within the last 30 minutes and deputies were able to locate her at a residence on the Church Point Highway just north of Branch where she was hiding."

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Joseph Casey Wilridge

Church Point Police seek information to find suspect

Church Point Police are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a Dec. 21, 2018, shooting which occurred at the Martin Luther King Park at 5:25 p.m. 
Officers discovered that two people were shot during a robbery. Both victims received non-life threatening injuries. 
A juvenile suspect has been arrested.

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Branden Romero

Duson man charged in fatal crash

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office Fatality Crash Team continues an investigation into a Dec. 23 crash on Riceland Road north of Soldier Road in eastern Acadia Parish, according to a news release from Sheriff K.P. Gibson.
The investigation has revealed that a 1990 Jeep Wrangler was traveling on Riceland Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve and overturned. One of the passengers received critical injuries and has been hospitalized since the accident.


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