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Curtis Leblanc Jr.

Missing Eunice teen found

The Eunice Police Department announce on its Facebook page that a missing teen has been found and is safe.
In an earlier report, police stated that Curtis Leblanc Jr. is 14 years old and was last seen at about 6 p.m. Sunday wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. Leblanc has black hair, browns eyes, with a height of approximately 5'9" and weight of 100 pounds.

1 dead in Ville Platte house fire

State Fire Marshal investigators are looking into whether unattended cooking may have led to a house fire where a man’s body was recovered late Tuesday night.
Investigators were dispatched to 1314 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, in Ville Platte, after fire crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. While conducting suppression efforts, firefighters discovered the body of 55-year-old Jessie Bias in the living room of the wood-framed structure, which suffered heavy interior damage as a result of the fire.

Help sought finding crawfish thieves

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office has been involved in numerous investigations involving the theft of crawfish, Sheriff KP Gibson said in a Crime Stoppers news release.
Farmers from around the parish have made complaints regarding individuals stealing their crawfish as they run their fields and even running their traps at night, he stated. During this season, several people have been arrested for theft of crawfish, however there are more people committing these crimes around the parish, he stated.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrests

The following are arrests reported by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.
April 13
Marcus A. Scott, 36, 500 block of Allen Street, Ville Platte. Elevn counts of monetary instrument abuse, four counts of theft, aggravated battery, aiding, entry/remaining-forbidden, cont.substance on/near schools, possession of schedule IV drugs, resisting an officer, drug paraphernalia( St. Landry Parish Warrants).
Dureya Alonzo McCoy, 38, 2100 block of Hwy. 359, Washington. Distribution of schedule II drugs, bench warrant.

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