Public Safety

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office reports arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
April 13 - 15
Deangelo Bourque, 24, 1100 block of Garland Avenue, Opelousas. Hold for Harris County, TX. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
John Rickson Lee, 37, 700 block of S. 5th Street, Eunice. Domestic abuse battery, theft, simple assault, possession of schedule I CDS. Arrested by Eunice Police Department.
Steven Babineaux, 48, 400 block of Rue Normandie, Eunice. Drug paraphernalia, hold for Lafayette Parish. Arrested by Louisiana State Police.

Eunice Police Arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
April 12
Noah O. Rasberry, 18, 7200 block of Eunice Iota Hwy., Iota.. Aggravated assault with a firearm.

April 13
Deonte’ J. Walker, 20, Eunice. Theft, and simple battery.
John R. Lee, 37, Eunice. Theft, domestic abuse battery, simple assault and possession of heroin.

April 14
Kevin Porter, 26, 100 block of Convent St., Eunice. Operating a vehicle while intoxicate, hit and run driving.

Eunice Police Radio Logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
April 12
01:12 DC Sports Bar said they cut someone off and he is very intoxicated and trying to drive.
02:14 Juvenile is possibly shoplifting at Walmart.
03:53 Juvenile released to father.
07:21 Caller asked for police officer in the 100 block of Pearl, advised girlfriend is in a rage.
08:65 Caller from Dollar General advised of a subject harassing workers.
09:17 Counterfeit 100 dollar bill at Brownie’s.

Holden Matthews

Suspect in church fires is deputy’s son linked by purchases to crimes

From The Advocate staff
Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old Opelousas man, was arrested Wednesday in connection with fires that burned down three historically black Baptist churches in a 10-day span in Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish.
Local, state and federal investigators detailed Matthews’ arrest Thursday morning at a news conference shedding light on how Matthews’ allegedly set the churches on fire and what might have driven him to do it.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
April 11
08:43 Wreck in the 100 block of Walnut.
09:41 Stalled vehicle on South Cane.
10:38 Break-in in the 600 block of Juanita.
12:04 Wreck at U.S. 190 and St. George. No road blockage or injuries.
13:00 Shoplifting at Champagne’s.
15:46 Wreck at Bobcat and Maple.
16:07 Car in road with door open and female lying in road in the 100 block of Mill.
16:09 Mother is in car and daughter is sitting on road. They were just talking.


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