Public Safety

The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of a three-legged canine named “Jack.”

$500 reward offered for information about dog shooting

The Humane Society of Louisiana is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fatal shooting of a three-legged canine named “Jack.”
On Aug. 2 of this year, Jack, a Schnauzer mix, left his yard and wandered off. Shortly after, he was found shot and near death. A bullet had entered his back end and exited through his side cavity.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz addressed the Parish Council meeting Wednesday in Opelousas. The Council approved agreement for the use of the firing range. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Sheriff to allow public use of firing range

A firing range at a St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s training facility in Opelousas will have eventually be open for public use free of charge, Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said at a Parish Council meeting Wednesday.
Guidroz also said the facility on La. 749 near the St. Landry Parish Airport will be open to other law enforcement agencies to use as a training site.
“The firing range is important to our training to make sure we do the right thing the right way every time,” he said.
“It is going to be one of the finest ranges in Acadiana — south Louisiana for sure,” he said.

Robert Heard

Eunice man convicted of stabbing wife to death

Robert Heard was convicted of stabbing his wife, Demetra Doyle Heard, to death in September 2012 by a jury in the 27th Judicial Court District in Opelousas on Thursday.
Heard, 40, faces a life sentence at an Aug. 24 hearing before Judge Jason Meche.
According to an earlier Eunice News story, police discovered his wife with a knife in the back of her neck and the blade of a broken knife in her lower back, along with several stab wounds.
They also alleged the woman’s clothing had been set on fire and she was burned on parts of her body.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Aug. 17
07:22 High-school-aged male walking down west Vine needing a ride to school.
08:42 Man says wife is slashing tires in the 600 block of Nimitz.
08:49 Someone in car yelling vulgar words in the 300 block of Park.
09:51 Caller wants to report neighbor his leaving child is being home alone in the 1700 block of Dudley.
10:42 Caller said a black bag was left in Circle Park and looks like drugs inside.
15:20 Lobby complaint about theft.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Aug. 17
Juvenile, 16, Eunice. Disturbing the peace.
Juvenile, 15, Eunice. Disturbing the peace.
Eva Belton, 51, 800 block of Beulah, Eunice. Possession of marijuana.
Gaston Woods, 32, 500 block of Halsey Street, Eunice. Bench warrants.

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Eunice, LA 70535
Phone: 337-457-3061
Fax: 337-457-3122