Shortly after 7:30 am on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash involving an off-duty Baton Rouge City Police motorcycle officer and a green Jeep Wrangler.
Two men are now in the Ascension Parish Jail on drug and trespassing charges.
Chief Tony Bacala says deputies arrested Irvin Mitchell after they saw Mitchell selling drugs in a parking lot on the night of August 7, 2014.
This past July Lafayette has experienced a rise in armed robberies in the area. The numbers may not be to daunting, but there was increase of armed robberies by 21 percent in the month of July compared to July 2013 robbery statistics.