Chief Carroll Stelly stated that the three individuals were encountered during a traffic stop. The officer smelt the odor of marijuana and investigated. The officer found 4.1 ounces of marijuana in the vehicle, a stolen firearm with obliterated serial numbers and over $1,300.00 in U.S. Currency. The contraband was seized and the individuals were arrested. Chief Stelly added that a civil forfeiture proceeding was initiated against the U.S. Currency, which is believed to be the proceeds of drug sales. Chief Stelly stated that all three individuals were from Jennings, LA.
The three individuals were booked into the Acadia Parish Jail without incident.
Chief Carroll Stelly advised that his department responded to a shots fired in progress call at King City Grocery. Upon arrival, they located a female victim who stated Torie Gibson (34) shot at her multiple times. Officers searched for the suspect that night, but were unsuccessful in locating her. After a preliminary investigation was completed, an arrest warrant for Torie Gibson was obtained and executed today.
Judge Jim Cunningham set a bond of $60,000 for the two charges. Torie was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail without further incident.
Chief Carroll Stelly stated that Neil Charles was arrested for two counts of Distribution of a Schedule II CDS: Oxycodone, one count of Distribution of a Schedule IV CDS: Alprazolam and two counts of Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses. Neil Charles was recently arrested by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Department for other narcotics related activity. Chief Stelly added that “this arrest will help curtail the prescription medication diversion within Rayne.” Chief Stelly added, “this arrest is not isolated and we are actively pursuing narcotics distribution within our jurisdiction and the public can expect more arrest in the near future.”
Neil Charles was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail without incident. Judge Jim Cunningham placed an $85,000.00 bond on Neil Charles.
On Friday, February 14, 2014, Skylar Gaspard was arrested for one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and transactions involving money from drug proceeds. Skylar is being held in the Rayne city jail. Skylar is currently on probation for a prior offense and is not eligible for bond at this time.
Chief Carroll Stelly advised that Dominick Mott is currently confined in the Acadia Parish Jail for probation violations from in December 2013 when his officers conducted a search warrant on the residence. Chief Stelly added that Wednesday, his officers added additional charges to Dominick Mott. They are: Two (2) Counts of Distribution of a Schedule II CDS: Oxycodone and Two (2) counts of Transactions involving proceeds from controlled substance activity.
Chief Stelly advised that this arrest will put a major dent in the prescription pain pill distribution in the City of Rayne.
Chief Carroll Stelly advises that I 10 westbound near Rayne is closed due to a semi truck accident. The Louisiana State Police have advised us to keep the interstate closed until further notice. At this time, only the west bound lanes are closed. We will update you as to when the lanes are open.
On January 29, 2014, at approximately 5:30 AM, both lanes were opened up on the interstate.
Chief Carroll Stelly stated that Marcie Walsh is one of two individuals who assisted in the escape of Leroy Begnaud last week. Chief Stelly added that more arrest are anticipated in this case.
Chief Stelly stated that Marcie was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force’s Lafayette Division on a warrant obtained by the Rayne Police Department.