Lafayette Police (almost) always get their man. Detectives with the LPD have identified the suspect caught on a bank security camera trying to bust into an ATM with a hammer as 22-year-old Christopher Wall. The crime occurred at the Capitol One Bank on West Congress Street. Wall was booked into the Lafayette Parish jail on charges of simple criminal damage to property and attempted theft. He is also wanted on an unrelated charge in Evangeline Parish. Wall’s bond is set at $15,000.
Lafayette police have been beating the bushes looking for a suspect in the case since March 23. A spokesman says Wall was unsuccessful in gaining entry to the cash machine, although he did manage to bang the ATM up pretty well. The Lafayette man’s antics earned him a measure of infamy: Wall was The Independent Weekly’s couillon in our April 29 edition.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.