Public Safety

Ronald Adam McGee

St. Landry Parish Jail escapee may be headed to Eunice

A 34-year-old Eunice man escaped from the St. Landry Parish Jail at about 9 p.m. Sunday when returning from a work detail and may be headed to Eunice, according to a news release from Sheriff Bobby Guidroz.
Ronald Adam McGee was spotted by Opelousas Police in a gully at West Cherry and South streets in Opelousas.
McGee may be heading to his residence at 2021 Dudley Street in Eunice, Guidroz said.
McGee’s last known address is 2041 Fuselier Road, Mamou, he said.
McGee is described as 6 foot two inches tall and weighing 195 lbs.

Man wounded in Sunday shooting; family squabble suspected

A family squabble is believed to be behind a shooting that occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday at East Maple Avenue and Carron Street, according to Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot.
The wounded man was in a vehicle when he shot in the shoulder from a person believed to be on foot, Fontenot said.
The wounded man was taken to Acadian Medical Center where he was treated an released.
“We are still looking for witnesses that are willing to tell us what they saw,” Fontenot said.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Feb. 8
05:15 Caller said smells smoke in house in the 600 block of Reed Street. Eunice Fire Department en route.
06:15 Suspicious vehicle at walking park.
08:05 Lobby complaint about theft.
08:26 Disturbance in the 400 block of Acadia Street.
10:15 En route to residence in the 1200 block of West Park. Someone may have broken into residence.
10:31 Residence appears vacant. Secured the residence as best as possible.

Eunice Police arrests

The following are arrests by Eunice Police.
Feb. 8
Isaiha J. Bradley, 20, 400 block of Cotton Avenue, Eunice. Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I drug less than 28 grams.
Feb. 9
Jeremy Hilton Klumpp, 20, 2600 block of Alfa Romeo Road, Basile. Obstructing public passage and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Feb. 10
Spencer Ernest Arceneaux, 23, 200 block of West Peach Street, Eunice. Aggravated assault.

Tips sought in Best Marine burglaries

Lt. James Bergeron of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is requesting help in solving multiple burglaries at a Eunice business.
Best Marine located in the 200 block of Murphy Richard Loop was the victim of a burglary on Jan. 21. Entry was gained by the suspects removing a portion of the north wall of his business. Once inside the thieves stole 13 handguns.
On Jan. 28, suspects once again broke through the north wall, but this time triggered his alarm. Nothing was stolen in the burglary but three guns were located in a bag on the floor near the hole in the wall.

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