Several roads are blocked off in New Iberia as deputies there search for St. Martin Parish jail escapee Paul Collins. The sheriff tells us they think they have him cornered near the intersection of St. Jude and Frederick. Deputies say they're acting on tips because Collins had family that lived... more »
Press Release: The second inmate that attempted to escape by jumping off the roof during this morning's escape attempt, has been identified at Wilbert John, 33. He is currently being treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained in the fall. Mr. John was being detained on a Court Order... more »
According to the Teche News, Collins and another inmate jumped from the roof of the jail. We have confirmed one person was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital.
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All schools in St. Martinville and the courthouse is on lockdown at this hour because of an escaped... more »
All schools in St. Martinville and the courthouse is on lockdown at this hour because of an escaped inmate. Officers are focusing their search in the downtown area. More information to come, stay tuned to katc.com throughout the day.
Inmate has been identified as Paul Stanley Collins.... more »
Multiple agencies remain on scene in New Iberia searching for accused murderer Paul Stanley Collins Jr., (left). Authorities are using specialized night-vision devices, monitoring the one-mile perimeter of a sugar cane field where Collins is believed to be hiding.
Police have been searching the field since 10 a.m. Thursday... more »
A home invasion ends in death in St. Martinville. St. Martinville Police spent Tuesday searching for Paul Stanley Collins Junior, a homicide suspect considered armed and dangerous. Collins is accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife Labrandis Collins Batiste after a home invasion. Midday Tuesday, the door of apartment 47,... more »
Officers with the St. Martinville Police Department responded to a call of gunshots at an Apartment Complex on Cypress Island Road at about 0541am this morning. Upon arrival Officers discovered a female in an open field behind the complex, the apparent victim of a gunshot. This victim was transported to... more »