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Man accused in Crowley drive-by arrested in Kentucky

Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 20:10:55-04

A Crowley man has been arrested in connection with an August drive-by shooting after being located in Kentucky.

Police say that on August 18, 2019, at 2 a.m, officers responded to the 300 block of North Western Avenue for a drive-by shooting. During that shooting, a juvenile subject had been shot, along with two other adult victims. following the shooting police say the scene was processed and they obtained statements from the two victims as well as photographs and other evidence.

Some time later, 18-year-old Dwight Lee Breaux was identified as the shooter. During the investigation, it was learned that Breaux had fled from Louisiana and was residing in Lexington, Kentucky. On September 7, 2019, officers with the Richmond Police Department arrested Breaux and transported him to their facility to await extradition to Louisiana on October 8, 2018.

Breaux was picked up by the Crowley Police Department On October 7, 2019. He was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail Facility on a $500,000 bond on three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

It was only through the diligent work of the Patrol and Detective Divisions of the Police Department, as well as information from the community which led us to be able to make this arrest and extradition. It is the perfect example of when everyone - police and community - work together, that we can make a difference. I applaud our Patrol and Detective Division for their diligent work, and thank our community for coming forward to help us in bringing closure to this case and to the family," Chief Jimmy Broussard said of the arrest.