Eunice City Marshal

Eunice City Marshal Terry Darbonne spotted a hole on West Maple Avenue Tuesday afternoon that proved to be a dangerous washout. The state Department of Transportation and Development closed the road between 4th and 5th streets. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Stinky hole on West Maple

Potholes on West Maple Avenue are common, but there was something about the hole between 4th and 5th streets that caught City Marshal Terry Darbonne’s eye Tuesday afternoon.
“For some reason out of the corner of my eye ... it looked like a hole that was bigger than normal,” he said.
Darbonne drove his unit around the block and stopped near the hole.
“I saw the water underneath the roadway, which I figured that was odd because it hadn’t rained,” he said.
When he walked by the hole it started crumbling in, he said.

Eunice Marshal’s Office awarded $19,000 grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the Eunice City Marshal’s Office will receive a $19,000 grant to purchase a patrol vehicle and equipment for public security.
The vehicle will assist the Eunice City Marshal’s Office with providing public safety services to citizens residing in Eunice and the surrounding parishes, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson.

From left, with supplies at the Park Avenue fire station, are Jeremy Faulkner, fire captain; Steven Fontenot, firefighter operator; and Kerry “Cotton” Oliver, firefighter operator. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Fire station serves as collection point for Harvey relief supplies

As public servants, as Eunice Fire Capt. Jeremy Faulkner said Friday, “We, the Eunice firefighters, city marshals, Eunice Police, and all who serve want to help others.”
Thats what happened in Eunice at the main fire station on Park Avenue, as a supply drive collection opened for the public to help the neighboring state of Texas after devastation from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.

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Sheriff: Man preyed on teen girl, threatened sibling

A 22-year-old Eunice man is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl and threatening the girl’s sibling, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said in a news release.
A parent reported to the St. Landry Sheriff’s Juvenile Detectives Section that their daughter was having sex with a 21-year-old male, he said.
“The parent reported that they returned home and caught the two in bed together. The suspect then jumped out the window of the home and fled when the parent went to call the police,” he said.

Missed court date ends in multiple drug charges

Two Eunice residents face multiple drug and other charges after an attempt was made to serve a warrant at their residence on Thursday, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said.
A deputy with the City Marshal was attempting to a serve a warrant in the 800 block of Tate Street on Ian Paul Langley, 25, at 11:33 a.m., he said.
The warrant was for failure to appear for a misdemeanor theft charge that stemmed from a Sept. 14 incident, he said.
“When he arrived at the residence he smelled the strong odor of what he believed to be marijuana,” Fontenot said of the deputy.

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