Dec 13, 2013 8:26 AM by Press Release

Suspect Arrested in Carjacking Incident

On December 11, 2013, at approximately 9:00 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of Amy Street regarding a stolen vehicle. The two female victims told officers they were in the 1200 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway, when a white male suspect offered them money to give him a ride. As the victims traveled with the suspect, they came to a stop sign in the 100 block of Amy Street. The suspect at that point told the victims to get out of the vehicle or he would shoot them. The two victims exited the vehicle and the suspect drove away in the white 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier. The suspect never produced a gun.

On December 12, 2013, at approximately 9:10 pm, a Lafayette Police K-9 Unit stopped the victim's vehicle on Irene Street in Lafayette. The suspect operating the vehicle was identified as David Fontenot (20) of Lafayette. Officers were able to determine that Fontenot was the suspect whole stole the vehicle from the victims. Fontenot was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and charged with Carjacking.

The case remains under investigation.


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