Joy Ride in Cane Field Ends in Robbery at Machete-point

Two Maurice suspects have been arrested after allegedly robbing a trio of teenagers who were taking their truck for a spin through a sugar cane field on Saturday September 17.

According to Eddie Langlinais — public information officer and head of the Violent Crimes Task Force at the Vermilion Township Sheriff’s Office — two teens and an 18-year-old were driving around in a sugar cane field in the Leroy area of ​​the community when their truck got stuck. While they waited for a friend to call to help them, a man and woman they didn’t know showed up instead. Victims soon said they were hit with a machete and an AR-15-style gun that the couple allegedly had with them.

Machete, unsplash over Mirvuqar Abdulov

Machete, unsplash over Mirvuqar Abdulov

The victims told investigators the threats to force them out of the truck turned violent when the man allegedly “hit” the 18-year-old in the face with the machete and held it to his neck. At that time, the man is said to have taken a mobile phone and a driver’s license from two of the victims.

The friend eventually showed up to help the victims pull their truck out. Then the man let the victims go.

Since the alleged robbery, detectives have been able to positively identify the two suspects as 49-year-old Codi Morris Baudoin and 32-year-old Brittnie Lea Davis, both of Maurice. Detectives eventually arrested the couple at their Maurice apartment and booked both of them on the following charges:

  • 2 counts of armed robbery
  • 1 count of grievous bodily harm

Baudoin was posted to Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on a $160,000 bond, while Davis was posted to the VPCC on a $100,000 bond.

Fighting Fentanyl: Huge Arrests Across Acadiana in 2022

The fight against fentanyl is daunting as the powerful drug continues to claim lives every day across the country. From Lafayette to the surrounding areas, law enforcement agencies have their hands full struggling to get off their respective streets.

Awareness of the deadly causes of fentanyl exists as people across the Acadiana region (and state) not only mourn the deaths of loved ones lost to the substance, but also hold memorial services and have recently worked with lawmakers to pass “Millie’s Law”. increasing criminal penalties for those who sell and distribute fentanyl.

“Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Pharmaceutical grade fentanyl was developed to treat pain in cancer patients and is applied to the skin in a patch. Due to its powerful opioid properties, fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency or to be disguised as high-potency heroin. Many users believe they are buying heroin but are unaware that they are buying fentanyl – which often leads to overdose deaths. Secretly made fentanyl is mostly made in Mexico.”

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