Abbeville Police Officer John Castille (in dark blue shirt), who was a hired security officer at the school board meeting, had to get in between attorney Bob Hammonds (middle) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau’s personal attorney, Lane Roy (light blue shirt) because the two men were arguing with each other. Puyau (left) also attempts to separate the two lawyers.

Security has tripled at Vermilion Parish School Board meetings over last five years

Security has now tripled at Vermilion Parish School Board meetings over the last five years.
Five years ago there was no need for security. Two years ago one security officer was added. At the next board meeting, there is expected to be three security officers on location.
One officer outside and two inside.
Abbeville Police Chief Bill Spearman has decided to beef up security at school board meetings because of what happened at the last school board meeting.

City of Kaplan Police Report

Kaplan Police Chief Joshua Hardy advises officers investigated the following:

May 30th

Theft on the 800 block of N. Boudreaux.
Disturbance on the 900 block of N. Faye.
Damaged property on the 900 block of N. Faye.
Damaged property on the 300 block of N. Morvant.
Noise complaint/loud music on the 700 block of N. Church.
Kane Hebert, 18, 1012 Trahan, Kaplan, was cited with loud music.

May 31st

The opening of parts of the Bonne Carré Spillway is causing highwater, which is causing problems for the oysters, crabs, shrimp and finifish in south Louisiana.

Shellfish, finfish being hurt by Louisiana flooding

Baton Rouge, LA –The recent Louisiana high water events along with the opening of the Bonne Carre’ Spillway are having a noticeable effect on the state’s supply of oysters, shrimp, crab and finfish, according to preliminary assessments from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
Preliminary results from monitoring of commercial harvest using data available as of June 6 show that for oysters on public water-bottoms, landings have declined by 80 percent from the average for the year-to-date and are 89 percent below the average for March-April.

Aaron Carter was booked into the Lafayette Parish jail and is being held on a $750,000 bond.

Abbeville Gremlin gang member charged with alleged murder of Abbeville teen

Almost to the date that 16-year-old Chazton Guidry of Abbeville was killed, an arrest has been made for his murder.
Guidry was murdered on May 11, 2018, in Abbeville. Someone was arrested and charged on May 13, 2019.
After a lengthy investigation, detectives with the Abbeville Police Department were able to obtain a warrant charging Aaron Carter with Second Degree Murder. The warrant was entered into the National Crime Information Center (N.C.I.C.).
In the past Carter was arrested for being a Gremlin gang member and also has a history of arrests.


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