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Battery of juveniles arrests


On May 14, 2023, at approximately 1827 hours, Deputies patrolling on Louisiana Highway 101, Lacassine, were flagged down, by a passerby.

Deputies were informed a fight was in progress in the ditch on the south side of the interstate near the service road. Deputies found several juveniles and two adults at the scene. They attempted to leave and were ordered to stop. 

Deputies discovered the fight incident began in Oberlin, LA on the river and continued until one vehicle forced the other off the roadway where deputies found them. 

The two adults exited their vehicle with a whip and a wooden bat and fought with the juveniles.

Raven Leigh Cole , 28, of 131 Harrison Drive, Lafayette and Hunter Wayne Blanchard, 25 were both arrested and booked into the parish jail.  

Blanchard was booked for Disturbing the Peace by fighting, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Cruelty to Juveniles.

Cole was booked for  Cruelty to juveniles, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Assault (3 counts).


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