CrimeTracker

Inmate shot trying to escape St. Gabriel jail

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on October 3rd, 2014, an offender assigned to a work crew on the grounds of Elayn Hunt Correctional Center attempted to escape. 

New Iberia man arrested for speeding through traffic stop

A New Iberia man is currently in the Iberia Parish jail after speeding through a traffic stop and crashing into two vehicles.

Lafayette man arrested on home invasion

A Lafayette man is in jail for invading a woman’s home. Chief of Police Jim Craft says Korey Brown, 29, threatened a female victim and struck her multiple times.

UL Lafayette linebacker suspended indefinitely after domestic violence arrest

UL Lafayette has suspended Ragin Cajuns linebacker Chris Hill indefinitely following his arrest on domestic abuse battery charges.

Belle Chasse high school student arrested on drug charges

Sheriff Lonnie Greco announces the arrest of a 17-year-old Belle Chasse High School 11th grader on marijuana possession and distribution charges.

4 people injured in shooting at McDonald's on Harding Boulevard

Baton Rouge Police detectives are now investigating an early morning shooting that sent four people to the hospital. It happened around 12:07 a.m. on October 3, 2014, at the McDonald’s on Harding Boulevard.

LSP: man shoots at driver after crashing on Basin Bridge

Following an afternoon crash, shooting, and brief vehicle pursuit, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I have arrested Cahafer Benjamin, 29, of Lafayette.

Woman busted with liquid meth on I-12 indicted on federal drug charges

A Texas woman who was busted with $700,000 worth of liquid meth in Baton Rouge has been indicted on federal drug charges.

Thieves steal 12 bottles of liquor from Prairieville Wal-Mart

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two black men who, they say, stole twelve bottles of liquor from the Wal-Mart in Prairieville.

Police chief says 'everyone should be outraged' at Destrehan High teacher sex allegations

Two Destrehan, Louisiana high school teachers arefacing felony charges for their alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.

TPSO arrests Amite Police officer on charges of kidnapping, rape

An Amite Police officer is now in jail after authorities say he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women. Grant P. Carruth, 25, of Husser, LA, was arrested for two incidents that happened in August and September of 2014.

23-year-old man dies in shooting on Cannon Street

Baton Rouge Police are investigating an overnight shooting that killed a 23-year-old man. L’Jean Mckneely, a police spokesperson, says Marquis Latrelle Wyatt was shot several times in chest and died at the scene.

State Police searching for tractor that caused double 18-Wheeler crash in East Feliciana Parish

Shortly before 7:45 pm on October 1, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a hit and run crash that occurred on LA Hwy 67 north of LA Hwy 422 just south of the Mississippi state line in East Feliciana Parish.

Man charged with 2nd Degree Murder after stabbing girlfriend

Baton Rouge Police say William Jackson, 40, is being charged for 2nd Degree Murder after stabbing his girlfriend to death on September 27, 2014.

4 inmates overdose on synthetic marijuana at East Feliciana Parish Prison

East Feliciana Sheriff’s detectives are investigating how a work release inmate got synthetic marijuana inside the parish jail after four others overdosed.