Arrest made in Doc Duhon shooting

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 13:20:45-04

Lafayette Police have arrested a Lafayette man in connection with the shooting of a local woman yesterday.

Craig Vallier, 32, has been booked with attempted second-degree murder, domestic abuse battery and felon in possession of a firearm. 

The victim of the shooting that happened in the 100 block of Doc Duhon Street yesterday is still in critical condition.

Police say the shooting stemmed from a domestic fight. 

Vallier remains in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center; bond has been set $50,000 on the weapons charge, but he has no bond for the domestic abuse and attempted murder charges. 

KATC Investigates has learned that this is not the first time Vallier has been accused of violence against women.

Vallier was convicted in 2015 of shooting a woman, and on other charges, court records show. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve eight and a half years in prison for those charges. 

Vallier also was the subject of a protective order in 2007, when a woman said he choked and punched her, and threatened her with a weapon. The court granted the order, and ordered law enforcement to take the woman to Vallier’s home to retrieve her belongings.  Later that year, he was charged with and then pled guilty to a domestic violence charge involving the same woman, and to drug charges. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, which was suspended, and instead he was placed on five years active supervised probation, records show. His probation was revoked in 2013, and he was sent to jail to serve the original sentence, records show. 

The women in the 2015 case and the 2007 case were different women.