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Suspect Arrested in 2018 Murder

Eunice, LA -According to Chief of Police Randy Fontenot a 17 year-old suspect was taken into custody by Lake Charles police for the charge of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Burglary. The arrest stems from the December 27, 2018 incident that claimed the life of Scott Daville of Eunice. An arrest warrant was obtained by Eunice Police Department after an important piece of evidence was obtained last week. Scott was shot after he discovered someone inside of his vehicle before going to work. The suspect arrested is from the Lake Charles area and was 16 at the time of the crime. His identity is being withheld pending court proceedings. Chief Fontenot and Sgt. Robert Brickley, Lead Investigator, thank the Daville family for their patience during this long investigation. Rather than rush to make an arrest, police needed to take their time in building a good solid foundation in this case. “This murder hit our community hard and touched the lives of many people”, Chief Fontenot said. “It took nearly an entire year, but now the family may begin to have some closure.”This case was featured on a St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers segment and we thank St.
Landry Crime Stoppers for their assistance. Thanks also go out to the Eunice City Marshals Office, Ville Platte Police Department, Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, and Lake Charles Police Department for assistance during the investigation and apprehension of the suspect. The Daville family has prepared the following statement: “On behalf of the Daville family, we would like to thank the Eunice Police Department, the State Police, the Eunice City Marshall’s Office, and law enforcement agencies in the surrounding areas for working diligently to seek justice for Scott Daville. Thank you to Sgt. Robert Brickley for never giving up, his passion for his profession, and his compassion for our family. It has been a long process, but we have been hopeful for justice. Thank you to our community for the kindness you have shown to  our family, and for the relentless prayers. We are forever thankful. Our God is faithful and just.”