CROWLEY – The normally tranquil town of Gueydan was the scene of a midday shootout between two men following an argument. In a scene that was described by one witness as “Dodge City”, Gueydan police responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of 12th and Main St.
However, it was a woman identified as Tracey Mouton who was initially arrested on charges of inciting a riot and remaining after being forbidden. A source who looked into Mouton’s records at the Vermilion Parish Courthouse says she has an extremely long criminal record.
The shooters have been identified as Walter “Wedo” Jolivette Jr. and Adam “Rollo” Dore Jr. Mouton has been identified as Dore’s sister. Jolivette was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with prohibited acts and manufacturing of Schedule 2 narcotics.
It remains unclear if any charges relating to the gunfight have been filed.
Details are still sketchy as the Gueydan Chief of Police Blake Hebert stated that his officers are still trying to determine exactly what happened. Attempts to reach the Gueydan Police Department were unsuccessful Wednesday.
One brave woman who worked at the Gueydan Head Start school, which was locked down immediately following the incident, took some pictures of the gunmen as the gunfight ensued. The pictures were distributed to the media.
The woman stated that she was not only in fear for her life but also her family and friends due to retribution from the suspects.
Mouton is presently incarcerated at the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center where she is being held for 24 hours unless further charges are filed. However, sources say that there may be other outstanding warrants on Mouton, who allegedly has used several aliases in the past.
The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department is presently looking into the claim.