Two suspects from Maurice have been arrested after they allegedly robbed a trio of teenagers who were taking their truck on a joy ride through a sugar cane field on Saturday, September 17.

According to Eddie Langlinais - Public Information Officer and Violent Crimes Task Force Director for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, two juveniles and an 18-year-old were joy riding in a cane field in the Leroy area of the parish when their truck got stuck. While they were waiting for a friend they called to come help them, a man and a woman they did not know showed up instead. Soon, the victims say they were met with a machete and an AR-15 style weapon that the pair allegedly had on them.

Machete, unsplash via Mirvuqar Abdulov
Machete, unsplash via Mirvuqar Abdulov

The victims told investigators the threats of harm used to force them out of the truck turned violent when the man allegedly "slapped" the 18-year-old in the face with the machete and held it to his neck. That's when the man allegedly took a cell phone and driver's license from two of the victims.

The friend eventually did show up to help the victims pull their truck out. That's when the man allowed the victims to leave.

Since the alleged robbery, detectives were able to positively identify the two suspects as 49-year-old Codi Morris Baudoin and 32-year-old Brittnie Lea Davis, both of Maurice. Detectives eventually arrested the pair at their residence in Maurice and booked both of them on the following charges:

  • 2 counts of Armed Robbery
  • 1 count of Aggravated Assault

Baudoin has been booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on a $160,000 bond while Davis was booked into the VPCC on a $100,000 bond.

Fighting Fentanyl: Huge Arrests Made Across Acadiana in 2022

The fight against fentanyl is a daunting one as the highly potent drug continues to take lives every day across the country. From Lafayette to the surrounding areas, law enforcement agencies have their hands full as they fight to get fentanly off their respective streets.

The awareness for the fatal causes of fentanyl are there as people across the Acadiana area (and the state) are not only mourning the death of loved ones lost to the substance but are holding memorials and recently worked with legislators to pass "Millie's Law," which increases criminal penalties for those who sale and distribute fentanyl.

Fentanyl has become a leading drug in an epidemic that takes over 100,000 lives each year, according to the CDC. The drug is often added to heroin without it being disclosed to the person buying the drug. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency outlines how dangerous fentanyl has become:

"Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico."

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