Agents received information that two male subjects were riding around in a green SUV dealing illegal narcotics. Upon agents finding the vehicle it was noticed both Arsenio Arceneaux and Kelsey Braxton were in said vehicle, with Braxton as the driver. Both parties had outstanding warrants on them for drug related offenses.
When agents attempted to stop the vehicle, Braxton began attempting to elude the officers as he fled in the vehicle at very high rates of speed, disobeying several traffic laws. Agents followed carefully in an attempt to stop the vehicle but at times backed off due to the dangerous nature of the chase. Agents noticed both parties discard items out of the vehicle which later turned out to be drugs.
Agents once again attempted to stop Braxton and this is when he and Arceneaux jumped out of the moving vehicle causing it to strike a garage on a private lot. Both were taken into custody. Total bonds are not set as of this time. Upon searching the vehicle agents found crack cocaine.
Agents state that more drugs could have been in the car at the attempt to stop but due to the reckless driving it is highly possible they were able to discard some of the drugs.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon agrees with the action of the officers in this case stating, “The agents acted in a professional manner in this arrest. We will never place innocent people in harm’s way due to a drug dealer trying to flee arrest. We will catch you sooner or later.”
Arrested after the chase were:
• Arsenio Arceneaux (Date of Birth 3-26-90) of 811 S. East St Abbeville He was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, 2 counts of distribution of marijuana.
• Kelsey Braxton (Date of Birth 2-22-88) of 1624 Graceland Abbeville, arrested an outstanding warrant for possession of marijuana, obstruction of justice, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. A probation hold has been place.
The Task Force arrested others last week for something different. Here are the two people arrested and what they are charged with.
• Susan Hebert (Date of Birth 8-4-63) of 304 7th St, Gueydan. Arrested for Distribution of Cocaine, Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous substance (Alprozolam) and False Statements during booking. Total Bond set at $21,000. Hebert was arrested with the aid of the Gueydan Police department. Probation and Parole has also placed a detainer of Hebert for past criminal activity.
• Barry Guidry (Date of Birth 2-12-88) of 908 Maude Ave, Abbeville, arrested for Possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. Total bond set at $25,000. Probation and Parole has also placed a detainer on Guidry for past criminal activity.