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5 arrested for shots fired, stabbing altercation in Opelousas

Police say altercation began as a dispute over a bicycle
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Posted at 10:17 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 11:17:25-04

A dispute over a bicycle has led to the arrest of five people in Opelousas.

Police say that the altercation and shots fired incident occurred Tuesday in the 8:00 pm hour on Ina Clare Drive and Firlot Streets. Five people, including a juvenile have been arrested.

According to Opelousas Police, the disturbance, believed to be over a bicycle, allegedly began in the area of Ina Clare Drive and continued into the 1300 block of Frilot Street near the home of some of those involved.

During the altercation, a 15-year-old was stabbed and received minor injuries. Around 9 or 10 shots were allegedly fired at a home on Frilot Street. That home was occupied by 4 people at the time of the shooting. No one was injured.

The following have been arrested in connection with this incident:

19-year-old Tristan Anderson of Opelousas

  • 4 Counts of ATTEMPTED 2ND DEGREE MURDER
  • 1 Count of AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM
  • 1 Count of ARRYING OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON
  • 1 Count of DISTURBING THE PEACE/FIGHT/ASSAULT

17-year-old Traylon Anderson of Opelousas

  • 1 Count of AGGRAVATED SECOND DEGREE BATTERY
  • 1 Count of DISTURBING THE PEACE/FIGHT/ASSAULT

20-year-old Jaquantay Lavergne of Opelousas

  • 1 Count of INCITING A FELONY
  • 1 Count of DISTURBING THE PEACE/FIGHT/ASSAULT

19-year-old Travion Vaughns of Opelousas

  • 1 Count of DISTURBING THE PEACE/FIGHT/ASSAULT

Juvenile of Opelousas

  • 1 Count of DISTURBING THE PEACE/FIGHT/ASSAULT