Welcome to Busted In Acadiana Allyson Prejean & Dwayne Prejean!
Below is surveillance video from Pour Restaurant & Bar located in River Ranch neighborhood in Lafayette, Louisiana. The video depicts a violent confrontation between Lafayette attorney, Allyson Prejean and her husband, now retired Lafayette Police Department Captain Dwayne Prejean. The confrontation took place on New Years Eve, December 31st, 2017.
The video was published on You Tube on January 19th, 2018 by UGOTS2B JOKING and has gained national attention by the Washington Post.
The Washington Post reported that, “Due to the nature of this incident, both an internal investigation and criminal investigation were initiated.” According to the Washington Post, the department said in a statement. “The officer was immediately placed and remains on paid administrative leave. Both the internal and criminal investigations are ongoing at this time, with results pending.”
On Friday January 19th, 2018, the department confirmed that Prejean had abruptly retired, but said that the criminal investigation into what took place was ongoing, according to KLFY News.
On Tuesday, January 23rd, both Dwayne Prejean and Allyson Prejean were arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center according to reports in The Acadiana Advocate, The Daily Advertiser, KLFY News 10 and KATC.
According to reports, Allyson Prejean was charged with a felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Her bond was set at $500. If convicted, Prejean faces up to 10 years in prison, substantial fines and the possibility of losing her law license.
Her husband, Dwayne Prejean was charged with domestic abuse battery. His bond was set at $2,500 and has since been released from jail.
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Lafayette Police Department Chief released the following statement, “Once again our community is faced with the tragic effects of domestic violence. We are again reminded that domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic, age, religious, sex, and education boundaries. We at the Lafayette Police Department take no pleasure in today’s arrests, but the public can be assured that domestic violence has no place in our community and will not be tolerated within our department.”
According to KLFY News 10, Captain Prejean has previously faced allegations of domestic abuse along with rape. Prejean has also been investigated for an in-custody death among a plethora of other things.
To Be Continued…