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For Immediate Release from the Opelousas Police Department

Opelousas, Louisiana – March 5, 2024 – The Opelousas Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault incident that occurred on Friday, February 23, 2024.

At approximately 9:30 PM, on February 23, 2024, an incident unfolded at Andy’s Quick Stop, situated at 211 East Bloch Street in Opelousas. The suspect, a male individual, entered the premises and brandished a firearm when the clerk requested identification for the purchase of tobacco products. Asserting the firearm as his identification, the suspect escalated the situation, causing distress to the clerk and other patrons present. Following the confrontation, the suspect swiftly departed from the scene in a red sedan of unknown make and model, with an unidentifiable license plate. The direction of travel remains undisclosed at this time.

The Opelousas Police Department is actively investigating this matter and is seeking the community’s cooperation in identifying the individual or individuals involved. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or the suspect vehicle should contact Sergeant Romalis Thomas with the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.

Chief Graig LeBlanc and the Opelousas Police Department emphasizes its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the community and will continue to diligently investigate this matter.
The Opelousas Police Department is seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500. Information can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS, via email at, or through the P3 mobile App. Tipsters may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2500.00 for information leading to the identification and apprehension of those responsible.
For media inquiries, please contact Joe Anderson, PIO, Opelousas Police Department, at 337-948-2513 or