Shortly after 2:30 pm on October 2, 2017, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA 696 at its intersection with US 167 north of Abbeville. The crash claimed the life 28 year old Jeremiah Broussard, who went to school in Erath.
The former Delcambre clerk accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the town was found not guilty.
The jury took about 50 minutes to decide.
Lela Gayle Stelly served as Delcambre’s town clerk from 2010 to 2013. She resigned in November of 2013, amid an investigation of missing town funds. After a month’s long investigation into the matter led to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office arresting Stelly. The Attorney General’s Office brought Stelly to trail this week on charges of felony theft.
Good news - the Blessed Mary statue was found Tuesday evening.
On Friday, the statue was removed from the Bancker Grotto located between Henry and Abbeville, along the Vermilion River.
The statue was found south of Nunez on the side the road.
A lady driving by saw the statue and was aware it had been stolen after reading the story on Vermiliontoday.com on Sunday.
She recognized it and picked it up. She also contacted the correct people, who went pick her up Tuesday evening.
The Blessed Mary is expected to be back in the grotto on Wednesday.
There is a short video of school board members Anthony Fontana and Laura LeBeouf arguing over who said what about closing Gueydan High School.
Here is School Board President Anthony Fontana giving his board comments at the end of the meeting.