arrest: Travis Finley
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Arrest: Travis Finley

Note: Please be advised that a press release was distributed to the media in February 2021 in regards to a shooting.  The PR listed Daveon Finley and an unknown shooter.  The shooter has been identified as Travis Finley and has been arrested.  Total bond:  $150,000

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Public Information Officer

Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux                                                                                     

Phone 337-948-6516

Fax      337-407-9458

Press Release: February 5, 2021

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WANTED PERSON:

Daveon Josiah Finley, age 25

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:

100 block of Julian Circle

Lafayette, LA., 70507

CHARGES:  

Attempted Second Degree Murder

ST. LANDRY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND ST. LANDRY CRIME STOPPERS ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE PERSON WANTED FOR

ATTEMPTED SECOND DEGREE MURDER

According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On August 24, 2020, detectives were dispatched to the 100 block of Orchid Drive in the Opelousas area in reference to a shooting.  The victim was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple bb shots from a shotgun.”

Upon investigation, it was discovered that the victim shared a social media post in support of a law enforcement agency after an officer involved shooting.  Daveon Finley and the victim argued on social media, exchanging heated comments due to the difference of opinion regarding the shooting.  Daveon Finley began to threaten the victim, stating that he was going to the victim’s residence to fight him.

According to video camera footage from the victim’s residence, Daveon Finley and an unknown person drove to the victim’s neighborhood and stopped in front of one of the neighboring residences.  Daveon Finley exited the vehicle from the passenger side, walked onto the victim’s driveway and called the victim outside to meet with him.  The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and stood in the yard of a neighboring residence.  When the victim exited his residence, the unknown person fired the shotgun, striking the victim.

The victim ran inside of his residence.  Daveon Finley and the unknown person returned to the vehicle and drove away.

Several attempts have been made to locate Daveon Finley but were unsuccessful.  The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and St. Landry Crime Stoppers are featuring Daveon Finley on their Facebook Fugitive Friday program in an attempt to locate him.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of this wanted person, they can contact the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-948-6516. 

A person can also contact Crime Stoppers at 337-948-TIPS (8477) or download the P3 app to submit the information.  All calls and tips are anonymous and you can receive up to a $1,000 reward if your anonymous information leads to Daveon Finley’s arrest.

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux.  All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.