Couple assaulted in downtown Lafayette

Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — A couple was randomly assaulted Saturday night in downtown Lafayette.

Police say it happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 400 block of West Congress Street.

According to Public Information Officer Sgt. Robin Green, the victims told police a man in a Dodge truck approached them as they were walking to their car and began arguing, then allegedly pointed his gun at them and made death threats.

When he fled the area at a high rate of speed, the couple flagged down police, Green said.

“They were able to give officers a good description of the alleged suspect and his vehicle,” she said.

Police located 31-year-old John Provost of Lafayette still in the area.

He was taken into custody and arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm, Green said.

Provost was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with a $5k bond.

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