Posted: Jun 5, 2012 6:14 PM by Maddie Garrett
Updated: Jun 5, 2012 6:28 PM
A violent attack in Scott is eerily similar to a case out of Florida connected to the dangerous drug known as bath salts.
The disturbing attack in Florida ended when police shot and killed the suspect after he would not stop biting and chewing at another man's face.
Now, a similar case over the weekend in Lafayette Parish.
"During the attack, the suspect bit a chunk of the victim's face off," said Scott Assistant Police Chief, Kert Thomas.
Police say 43-year-old Carl Jacquneaux knew the victim, Todd Credeur, and was upset over a domestic issue. Credeur declined an on-camera interview, but told KATC he was working in his front yard when Jacquneaux showed up at his house and attacked him. Credeur said he was shocked when Jacquneaux bit him on the face.
That's when Credeur said he sprayed wasp spray in Jacquneaux's face to try and stop the attack. Police said he then left Credeur's house and showed up at another acquaintance's house in Carencro where he held him at knife point and stole a hand gun. It was there that deputies caught up with Jacquneaux and arrested him.
"Very unusual, it's not something we see everyday," said Thomas.
That unusual behavior could be due to drugs. Sheriff's deputies said Jacquneaux was clearly under the influence of some kind of drug. A friend of the victim said she believes he was using bath salts, a drug police said can cause a state of excited delirium and dangerous behavior.
"Extremely dangerous, a lot more dangerous than some of the drugs on the street," explained Thomas.
But police said we may never know if Jacquneaux was under the influence of bath salts, because no blood tests were performed before he was booked into jail.
Jacquneaux is charged with aggravated burglary, simple battery of the infirm, violation of probation, aggravated second degree battery and violation of protective orders. He remains in the Lafayette Parish Jail with a $312,500 bond.
Credeur was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.