Lafayette Sheriff detectives arrest 6 in neighborhood-surveillance operation

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 16:07:18-04

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s detectives canvassed neighborhoods in unmarked vehicles and conducted surveillance last week in an operation that led to six arrests, three on counts of armed robbery and another three because of active warrants on nonviolent offenses.

An Ossun Heights juvenile wanted on counts of attempted murder and armed robbery also surrendered to authorities during the operation, as detectives reached out to the juvenile’s family members and encouraged cooperation, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. They say the juvenile surrendered on June 21.

Three men confessed to an armed robbery on Lebeseque Road last week, the Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release. They say Niguel Livings, Eric Williams and Jacobione Goodie were booked in the June 20 crime, and a fourth person is wanted.

The Sheriff’s Office said "Operation Rolling Thunder" was executed to target in-progress property crimes and curfew violations. Another three "suspicious" people arrested in the operation were not booked on property crimes or curfew violations.

Hayward Sinegal and Christian Batiste were spotted in "a suspicious vehicle" in the Carencro area and were arrested on outstanding warrants, Sinegal for failure to appear on a marijuana-possession charge and Batiste on warrants for speeding and driving without a valid license, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The next day, they "observed a male carrying a backpack walking" near the Fox Run neighborhood. They "stopped the suspicious-looking individual for questioning" and found the man, Ricky McDaniel, with marijuana and found he had an active warrant for failure to appear in court on a marijuana possession charge. Detectives booked him on the warrant and another count of marijuana possession for what they say he carried that day.