Parish by Parish: Thursday, August 23
POSTED: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:56pm
Baton Rouge (NBC) — In Ascension parish, family members of Sonia Hartner have not heard from her for several days. Today, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s deputies say they were able to track Hartner's credit cards to a hotel in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We're told she was driving a silver Chevy Impala and deputies say she's ok. She was last seen in Prairieville August 15. Family members reported her missing August 20. They are asking anyone with information about where she is to call the sheriff's office.
In Lafayette, doctor and property developer Glenn Stewart has been indicted on simple battery charges. A Lafayette grand jury indicted him in connection with a Mardi Gras fight that left a newspaper publisher's daughter injured and lying on the side of the road. Authorities say the doctor had been upset with the family since they published a story highlighting a "tax loophole" he allegedly used to pay lower property taxes.
In Catahoula, the daughter of one of the victims in a triple homicide is now facing first degree murder charges. One man is already facing charges in the case. Now, investigators say Debbie Adams has admitted to taking part in the killing of her sister, brother in law, and mother after an argument. Both Adams and Lee John Ponthieux, Jr. are being held on ten million dollar bonds.