UPDATE: 07/15/22 7:42 P.M.: According to Lafayette Police, the suspects full name is Jeremy Charles Melancon.
UPDATE: 07/11/22 6:42 P.M.: A man who barricaded himself inside a Lafayette home Monday afternoon has been captured and arrested, ending an hours long standoff.
Lafayette Police SWAT units were called to assist agents with the US Marshal’s Office after the suspect, who authorities were serving a warrant on a charge of rape, barricaded himself in the home on the 400 block of Begnaud Drive, Police Spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green said.
She said Jeremy Melancon, age unknown, was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m.
No additional information is available at this time.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Multiple police agencies are on the scene of a barricaded situation at a Lafayette home.
As of 4:40 p.m. the incident is unfolding in the area of Begnaud Drive near Venus Street.
An initial report has revealed that US Marshals with assistance from the Lafayette Police Department SWAT team were serving a warrant to a male suspect accused of rape.
Lafayette Police Spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green said agents believe the suspect to be armed.
She said police are attempting to make contact with the suspect in hopes of arranging a peaceful surrender.
It is unclear if any residents in the surrounding area were forced to evacuate.
This continues to be a developing story. We will update as this matter unfolds.