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Ryan Hargrave

Kaplan native leads police on two-parish car chase

Ryan Hargrave, a Kaplan native, led police on a car chase from Abbeville to New Iberia, and ended up exchanging gunfire with different police departments.
Hargrave, 56, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, unlawful use of body armor, aggravated flight from an officer and threatening a public official.
Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies, including Abbeville and New Iberia Police, Abbeville City Marshal, and Vermilion and Iberia Sheriff’s Offices, were involved in the chase.

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Drive-thru testing offered in Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish will offer no-cost, drive-thru COVID-19 testing to parish residents during June and July. The testing is in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Vermilion Parish Police Jury and Louisiana National Guard.

Testing will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:

Friday, June 19
Maurice City Park
East Lafayette Street
Maurice

Monday, June 22
Old Abbeville Health Unit
401 S. St Charles Street
Abbeville

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Vermilion Parish School Board members, interim superintendent to appear before a grand jury on Thursday

All eight Vermilion Parish School Board members, including interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme and assistant superintendent Paul Hebert, have been called to appear before a Vermilion Parish grand jury on Thursday.
School Board members Dale Stelly, Laura LeBeouf, president Kibbie Pillette, Chris Gautreaux, Kristy Hebert, Dr. David Dupuis, Jason Roy and Charlotte Detraz received subpoenas.
Board members contacted said they were not 100 percent sure why they were being called to appear before a grand jury.

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The inside of the home was destroyed by a fire on North Severin Street. An Erath man and his pet dog died in the fire.

Erath man, his dog die in house fire

The Louisiana Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the death of an Erath man, who was found dead in his home Sunday night.
Timmy Stoute, 66, and his dog were found deceased on the first floor of Stoute’s house located on North Severin Street.
The fire marshal began the investigation right after the fire. As of Monday, no details on how the fire began or how Stoute’s died.
“It is still under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office,” said Erath Chief of Police Anna LaPointe.

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