CrimeTracker

Bar fight ends with murder charge; victim died after spending 7 days in hospital

The victim of a bar fight died after spending 7 days in the hospital. Police are now looking for the man accused of attacking him.

Woman raped near LSU’s campus; police seek suspect

A young woman claims she was raped by a man at knifepoint over the weekend. Investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

Inmate with only a month left of sentence walked off of work release detail

An inmate who was roughly a month away from being released will end up with more time behind bars once he’s located. That’s because he allegedly walked off from the transitional work program.

Man arrested for 1962 murder of his wife; originally classified as ‘accidental drowning’

The family of a Lake Charles woman who died in 1962 never believed she accidentally drowned. That’s why they turned to an investigative reporter for help.

More than 2 dozen seniors will not walk for graduation due to ‘senior prank’

Roughly two dozen high school seniors may be banned from participating in their graduation ceremony due to a costly act of vandalism.

8-year-old accidentally shot by brother

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Deputies are investigating an accidental shooting of a 8-year- old in near Baker. They say it happened around 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Old Rafe Mayer Road.

Prairieville man arrested for possession of crack cocaine

On May 14, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division began an investigation into illegal drug activity on Sammy St. in Gonzales, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Kevin Hanna.

Minnesota teen runaway located in home of Lafayette man; additional child pornography charges

A runaway juvenile from Minnesota was located in Lafayette at the home of a 52-year-old man. Investigators also discovered that the man was in possession of a massive amount of child pornography images.

Leader of life insurance fraud scheme sentenced to 57 months, restitution over $1.4m

Timothy R. Schlatre, 35, of Denham Springs has been sentenced for his creation and execution of a scheme to defraud life insurance companies, including New York Life and Lincoln Financial.

Houma man arrested after K9 sniffs out drugs

A man was arrested after being suspected of selling drugs in Houma.