Domestic incident lands LaPlace couple in jail

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2002


LAPLACE – A LaPlace couple’s domestic squabble on June 15 ended with both in jail after a high-speed chase across LaPlace.

Shelvin M. Dumas, 27, and his wife, Jamie Dumas, 29, both of 1616 E. Frisco Drive, had an argument that day which turned physical. He finally turned to leave and, according to Capt. Michael Tregre of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, she then hurled a bottle at her husband, striking him in the back of his head.

He continued out the door, got in a red Ford Probe and left the scene. She jumped into a gold Dodge van in hot pursuit. The sheriff’s office was notified of the chase at 3:56 p.m., with reports of two vehicles driving recklessly through the Carrollwood area north of Airline Highway.

Finally, the two vehicles emerged from Fairway Drive onto Belle Terre Boulevard, where they both turned toward St. Andrews Street and Foxwood Subdivision. There, the Probe stopped in the street and was almost immediately struck from behind by the van. He was charged with simple battery, domestic violence and reckless operation. She was charged with aggravated battery, domestic violence and reckless operation.

In another incident, Lorenzo Eugene, 18, of 277 Homewood Drive, Reserve, was driving on Creole Street near Reserve on June 15 when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of Lee and Grant streets. A deputy signaled for him to stop. Instead, Eugene allegedly tried to escape. His vehicle struck a Houma Drive house. He was charged with aggravated criminal damage to property, no license and reckless operation.