On August 2, 2014, at 11:10 a.m., the Rayne Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance Services responded to a vehicle crash at Family Dollar Store. The driver of a silver Dodge truck backed into the front door of the store. No injuries were reported at the scene. The accident is believed to have occurred due to medical complications.
On July 30, 2014, Rayne Police Officers arrested Chester SAM (36) of Duson, LA for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (3rd Offense), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule III CDS: Hydrocodone, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV CDS: Alprazolam and Prohibited Acts: Drug Paraphernalia.
Chief Stelly advised that around 6:15 p.m., Rayne Police Officers initiated contact with a suspected drug trafficker at a local convenience store. During the course of the investigation, officers located 3 lbs of marijuana, numerous Hydrocodone tablets, Alprazolam tablets and drug-distribution related paraphernalia.
Chief Stelly stated “Chester Sam is a habitual drug trafficker with a history of drug arrests. Sam is known to be tied into a larger narcotics distribution ring operating parish-wide.”
Chief Stelly added “Chester Sam was discharged from his Texas supervised probations sentence 5 days ago, but is actively on probation in Louisiana for prior drug offenses until 2017. This arrest is anticipated to trigger the revocation of Sam’s probation, requiring him to serve the remaining sentence for his prior arrests. In addition to Sam’s arrest, the Rayne Police Department has initiated civil forfeiture proceedings to forfeit his 2007 Jeep Liberty SUV to the City of Rayne to help offset the cost of the narcotics related investigations to the taxpayers.”
Chester Sam was booked into the Rayne Police Department jail and Commissioner Thomas Frederick placed a $125,000.00 bond for these offenses. However, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections has issued a probation hold on Sam preventing his release on bond.
The Rayne Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service has been diligently searching for Lamar Malbrough since the June 30th incident.
Chief Stelly stated that the arrest was the result of a tip received by Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish, which provided investigators with the time and location of an upcoming appointment where the suspect would be present.
Chief Stelly stated “I would like to thank the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force, which has proved to be an incredible resource for local departments pursuing felons who flee the jurisdiction of the original crime. Their hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated.”
This arrest is the result of an investigation of the June 30, 2014 attempted armed robbery of two local men, during which one of the offenders discharged a firearm into the victim’s occupied vehicle. Officers were able to identify Lamar Malbrough and Bryan Bellard as suspects early in the investigation. Officers obtained arrest warrants on both suspects for Attempted Armed Robbery (2 Counts) and Attempted First Degree Murder (2 Counts).
Chief Stelly stated “I am relieved that both of the suspects are in custody and currently can not victimize anyone. We will continue to aggressively pursue these violent criminals and drug traffickers, which is a precursor for a majority of our violent crimes.”
Lamar Malbrough was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail with a $250,000 bond set by Commissioner Thomas Frederick.
The Rayne Police Department would like to remind everyone that Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish will pay a reward, up to $1,000, for information that assist law enforcement with solving a crime. To report information please call (337) 789-TIPS. Citizens can also report information to the Rayne Police Department (337) 334-4215 or Tips@raynepd.org. Individuals may remain anonymous via any of the reporting methods and still be eligible for a reward payment.
The Rayne Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female who is wanted for felony grade THEFT OF GOODS over $300 from a local grocery store on July 12, 2014. This female was driving a 2004-05 silver Toyota Camry, with a missing hubcap on the driver’s rear tire. The female was accompanied by another white female, who was in her mid-20’s, approximately 5’4″ with dark hair pulled up in a pony tail.
If anyone has information that can help identify this individual, please contact Detective Brandon Dupuis (337) 739-2688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 4, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Rayne Police Officers stopped Craig Anthony Boudreaux (43) of Carencro, LA for speeding in a residential area. During the traffic stop, Boudreaux was unable to produce any identification and displayed signs of extreme stress and nervousness. The officer suspected that the driver was a possible fugitive or narcotics trafficker due to his unusual behavior and responses to questioning. During the investigation, Boudreaux re-entered his vehicle and fled the area at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued the vehicle into Lafayette where Lafayette PD assisted with the pursuit. Boudreaux disobeyed the traffic light at Ambassador Caffery and West Congress Street where struck multiple other vehicles. Boudreaux was arrested on felony charges and multiple traffic violations. Additional charges may be pending after the investigation is completed.
On July 1, 2014, at approximately 1:15 AM, the Rayne Police Department arrested Bryan Bellard after he surrendered to officers at the Rayne Police Department.
Bryan Bellard was wanted for the June 25th attempted robbery and attempted murder of two local men.
Lamor Malbrough (23) is still at-large and the police department is seeking the public’s assistance in capturing this individual. A reward will be paid by the Acadiana Crimestoppers for any information that leads to the arrest and capture of Lamar Malbrough. To report information regarding this or other crimes, please call the Acadiana Crimestoppers at 789-TIPS. Persons with information can also contact Detective Richard Gray at (337) 384-8299. Callers to either number can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward.
Public Assistance Requested in locating Wanted Persons in Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm
The Rayne Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two local men, Bryan “B.J.” Bellard and Lamar Malbrough, who are both wanted for (2 Counts) Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm and (2 Counts) Attempted First Degree Murder.
On June 24, 2014, at 11:22 p.m., the Rayne Police Department responded to an armed robbery in progress in the 300 block of North McGown Street. Upon arrival, officers learned that two black males, armed with a firearm, approached the victims and demanded money. During the robbery, one of the suspects discharged a small caliber pistol into the victim’s vehicle. Both suspects fled the area in a compact gray car. Neither victim was struck by the discharged rounds and did not require medical attention.
The investigation to-date, has identified Bryan “B.J.” Bellard (21) and Lamar Malbrough (23) as the suspects. An arrest warrant was issued by Commissioner Thomas Frederick of the 15th Judicial District Court on the two felony charges of Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Attempted First Degree Murder. Both suspects have a bond of $250,000.00.
The Rayne Police Department request that anyone with any knowledge of the incident or the current location of either suspect, please contact Acadiana Crime Stoppers at 789-TIPS. Citizens can also report information directly to the assigned detective at (337) 384-8299. Callers can remain anonymous when they call either phone number.
Any information received that leads to the arrest of either suspect will receive a reward from the Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers.