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Briana Touchet of Abbeville

A black .40 caliber pistol was allegedly found in Briana Touchet's car.

Abbeville woman gets more than just a speeding ticket in Erath

ERATH - Briana Touchet of Abbeville learned the hard way about speeding on the La. 14 Bypass in Erath.
Early Sunday morning, Touchet, 22, was driving through Erath on the bypass when an Erath patrolman pulled her over for allegedly speeding.
According to Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe, Touchet was allegedly travelling 66 miles per hour in a 55-mile per hour zone.

Vermilion Parish weather update: Damage to structures, power outage in Pecan Island

In an update to the weather conditions in Vermilion Parish, Sheriff Mike Couvillon says that reports of hail damage to structures in Pecan Island has been confirmed as well as power outage.
Sheriff Couvillon says between mile post 91 and mile post 92 in Pecan Island there is a significant amount of hail on the roadway and DOTD has been notified.

Suspect shot Monday during incident near Maurice is in custody; will be booked on Attempted Murder of a Police Officer after release from hospital

As the ongoing investigation into the May 1st, 2017 officer involved shooting continues, Louisiana State Police investigators have identified the suspect as 46-year-old James Derouen of New Iberia.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that on the morning of May 1, deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a suspicious man armed with a gun in the area of Kirk Road and Morton Road.
Deputies requested assistance from local agencies and State Police.

Kaplan Police investigating death of man found face down in coulee

On May 1, the Kaplan Police Department was dispatched to the 1800 block of West Third Street in reference to a medical emergency.
The caller stated that someone was face down in the water.
Chief Boyd Adams states “It saddens me to announce this,” Norman Marceaux, 49, of Kaplan was traveling down West Third on his motorized wheelchair when he went off the roadway into the coulee.
Officers arrived on scene in minutes and removed Marceaux from the wheelchair and pulled him onto the levee and started CPR.
Paramedics arrived soon after but were unable to revive him.

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Kaplan police arrest three men after student reports armed robbery

KAPLAN — Three men have been charged with armed robbery after a student was robbed while walking home from school.
Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reported the department received a phone call Monday afternoon of an armed robbery in the area of Mill Street and Klaby Meaux.
When officers responded, the victim stated he was walking home from school when a car pulled up to him. When the vehicle was alongside of him, the passenger of the vehicle pulled a gun on him and demanded his jacket, shoes and bag. Once the juvenile complied with the demands, the vehicle then drove off.

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