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Former SMPD officer facing fed’l charges

Former St. Martinville police officer Codi Dodge was indicted last week in federal court here on seven counts of violations of various federal laws relating to his actions while employed by the city.
The indictment was unsealed on Dec. 19 and is related to two separate arrests executed by Dodge, 34, in 2016, when he was employed as deputy chief of investigations for the St. Martinville Police Department.
The case against Dodge is being handled in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division before Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna.

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Crowley Police investigating 2 shootings; 4 injured

Police here continue to investigate a pair of shootings that left four people hospitalized.
The incidents occurred in different areas of the city just eight days apart.
The first was on Dec. 14, at a business near the intersection of South Parkerson Avenue and East Mill Street; the next on Dec. 22, in the 500 block of DeJean Circle in the western area of the city.

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Brandon Charpentier

Eunice man arrested on burglary charges

Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, working with St. Landry Sheriff’s Office and Eunice Police have arrested a Eunice man on burglary charges, according to a news release from Sheriff K.P. Gibson.
Brandon Charpentier was arrested by Eunice Police on warrants issued by all three of the agencies.
In Acadia Parish, Charpentier has been charged with the burglary of a residence on Tepetate Road in the northwest portion of Acadia Parish. He is also suspected in several other burglaries in this area. Those investigations continue.

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Tyree Fredrick

Shooting victim identified

A 23-year-old male was shot dead in an early Saturday morning shooting during a Christmas party at the Southeast Community Center, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
The victim has been identified as Tyree Fredrick, 23, of the 200 block of Manuel Street in Eunice.
Police were called to the scene about 1:20 a.m.
Details are still sketchy, but Fontenot said it is believed there was a shootout inside the building occupied by about 100 people.
The shooting apparently stemmed from a fight, he said.

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