Assumption Parish, LA


Assumption Parish man found guilty in 2021 stabbing

ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A stabbing suspect in Assumption Parish was found guilty of attempted manslaughter Thursday. 40-year-old Justin Fair of Paincourtville, who faces up to 20 years in prison, was named the suspect in a stabbing by detectives on March 27, 2021. An argument took place before Fair stabbed the victim in the chest in a business’s parking lot, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. An arrest was made after detectives viewed surveillance footage and received statements from the victim and witnesses.

Assumption Parish deputies arrest man on drug, cruelty to juvenile charges

BERTRANDVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) arrested a 28-year-old man Wednesday on multiple felony charges. According to APSO, the sheriff’s office had several arrest warrants for Preston Morris Lewis, Jr. Investigators learned that Lewis lived in the 5400 block of LA 1 in Bertrandville and executed a search warrant Wednesday afternoon. APSO says narcotics agents, detectives, and uniformed patrol deputies arrived at the residence and arrested Lewis.

Assumption Parish deputy injured on the job in 2021 presented with award

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A year after a serious injury while on the job, an Assumption Parish deputy was presented with an award. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office said it and the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association presented Lieutenant Reid Andras with the Bob Buckley Award. The award is given to those who are injured critically or killed while conducting official duties.

Ascension, Assumption, St. James guilty pleas 7/25 to 7/29

During the week of July 25 – July 29, 2022, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial District Court, parishes of Ascension, Assumption, and St. James. Ascension Parish:. 1. Trevon Blunt, 46160 Clouatre Rd. Gonzales, LA, age 22, pled guilty to...

Duo arrested for attempting to cash fake checks from substance abuse facility

PIERRE PART, La (BRPROUD) — Two individuals were arrested on Sunday after attempting to cash fraudulent checks at a local bank. According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, Carlin Peter Gaudet, 41, opened an account at a local financial institution and deposited a check made out to him on July 26 for $3850.44. Gaudet then obtained a debit card and transferred $3,350 to a cash app account.

Trio, including 2 juveniles, arrested for stealing from retail outlet in Labadieville

LABADIEVILLE, La (BRPROUD) — A trio was arrested on burglary charges after stealing merchandise from a Labadieville retail outlet on June 24. According to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Mercedes Elizabeth Usey and two juveniles, between the ages of 15 and 16, forced entry into a retail store and stole numerous of items. During the investigation, officials learned that Usey was attempting to sell some of the stolen merchandise.

22-year-old arrested for reckless driving in Assumption Parish

LABADIEVILLE, La (BRPROUD) — A 22-year-old man was arrested after recklessly driving in Assumption Parish on July 21. Deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to Delise Road regarding a reckless driver. According to arrest documents, deputies located the suspected vehicle near Napoleonville and identified the driver as 22-year-old Trey Allen Duet.

Louisiana woman accused of hitting and dragging 3-year-old

PIERRE PART, La. (BRPROUD) – Brie Lynne Christenson, 22, of Thibodaux, was recently arrested by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. The 22-year-old was arrested after an investigation into a cruelty complaint. The complaint centered around a 3-year-old and “the incident allegedly occurred at a residence off LA 70...

Woman who dragged child by hair arrested by Assumption deputies

A Thibodaux woman hit a 3-year-old in the face and dragged her by the hair into a home in Assumption Parish, sheriff's deputies said Friday. Assumption deputies arrested Brie Lynne Christenson, 22, on a single count of cruelty to juveniles Wednesday, Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement. The incident...

Donaldsonville carbon capture acreage grows for Texas company

Denbury, a Texas exploration company, has signed a deal to lease about 18,000 acres in Assumption and St. James parishes for a future carbon sequestration project. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The land is about five miles from the company’s CO2 Green Pipeline near Donaldsonville. Company officials...