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Wanted man featured on Acadia Crime Stoppers arrested

A man recently featured on Acadia Parish Crimes Stoppers has been arrested, according to the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that Billy Joe Hanks, who was recently featured in a segment of Crime Stoppers, was arrested on Saturday with the help of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

The Youngsville Police department received a tip regarding Hanks’ whereabouts. The information was shared with Acadia Parish deputies and an arrest warrant was executed.

Hanks was arrested in a hotel room in Lafayette without incident. He was wanted on charges of felony theft, aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property and criminal trespassing.

Ryan Richard

Ryan Richard

Coast Guard suspends search for man in river near Baton Rouge
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Coast Guard suspends search for man in river near Baton Rouge

 The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Baton Rouge. The Coast Guard searched

Sam Oliver named executive director of AcA
Lafayette Parish

Sam Oliver named executive director of AcA

The Acadiana Center for the Arts Board of Directors has appointed Samuel Oliver as the organization’s Executive Director, a release

Bonefish Grill raising money for Acadiana Animal Aid today
Lafayette Parish

Bonefish Grill raising money for Acadiana Animal Aid today

If you’d like to help homeless animals in Acadiana, you can stop by Bonefish Grill today for a special event.

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