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Two arrested for Attempted 1st-Degree Murder in connection to Jan. 5 shooting in Abbeville

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Donald Briggs III

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Tyshawn Charlot

Two arrested for Attempted 1st-Degree Murder in connection to Jan. 5 shooting in Abbeville

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, two arrests have been made in the investigation of a drive-by shooting that occurred on Jan. 5, 2021.
Tyshawn Charlot, 20, and Donald Briggs III, 23, both of Abbeville, were arrested on Jan. 21, 2021 on warrants for Attempted First Degree Murder.

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Gene Williams III

Williams booked for resisting officers, other charges

An Abbeville man is facing multiple charges after a recent traffic stop.
​On Jan, 19, 2021, at approximately 11:20 p.m. patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department spotted a vehicle traveling on N. Washington Street near W. St. Victor Street.
Officers observed that the vehicle, despite it being almost 11:30 p.m., was traveling without any headlights on. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.

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Photo provided by the McLain family
Kaylee McLain with her pig, Pearl. Kaylee was able to show the pig only once, in November, before she died in an accident in December.

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The buckle donated by the McLain Family to honor Kaylee McLain for overall champion in the Swine Showmanship category. The phrase “All Heart No Shoes” refers to her preference to go barefooted.

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Amelia Detraz, who mentored Kaylee McLain, with Kaylee’s pig, Pearl. Amelia showed the pig in the Vermilion Parish Livestock Show, and it took fifth place in its category.

$100,000 raised for scholarship fund in memory of Vermilion Parish 4-H’er

The sale of Pearl the pig raised $100,000 in Vermilion Parish for a scholarship fund to honor 10-year-old Kaylee McLain, who died last month in an accident.
The fundraising effort came during the auction of 4-H animals on Jan. 16.
“We have amazing and generous people in Vermilion Parish,” said Shannan Waits, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent in Vermilion Parish.
In the midst of their grief, Kaylee’s parents, Erin and Allen McLain, set up the scholarship fund to help provide students with education in Catholic schools.

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