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Police seek help locating machete-wielding suspect

Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-28 17:54:18-05

UPDATE: SCOTT, La. – Police have released the identity of a suspect who allegedly tried to rob a store with a machete.

Police say they received several tips on the identity of the man. Scott Police are looking for Cody Lance Fruge, 32, of Lafayette.

According to police, on December 27 at about 4 pm, Fruge entered a business in the 1000 block of Renaud Dr. with a machete and threatened an employee to give him items from behind the counter.

When the employee refused, the Fruge damaged property inside the business, took other items without paying, and then left.

Scott Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for Cody Lance Fruge. He also has several arrest warrants through Lafayette Police Department as well.

Fruge is described as 5’10”, 190 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a goatee. He has an “A” shaped tattoo between his eyes, a spade-type tattoo below his left eye, a word tattooed across the front of his neck, and several tattoos on both arms.

Police say Fruge may be armed and in the Scott/Lafayette area. If you are able to locate Fruge, contact Scott Police Department at (337) 233-3715, or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS. All callers can remain anonymous.

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