Attempted murder charges filed after Montz b&e

Published 12:04 am Saturday, July 2, 2016

MONTZ — Gunplay and a break-in during the early morning hours Tuesday in Montz led to three arrests, including two charges of attempted murder.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies began their investigation after responding to a burglary in progress at approximately 3:35 a.m. Tuesday at 106 Church Hill Downs in Montz.

Detectives said Chad Lloyd Guillot, 35, of Destrehan and Blanche Naquin, 37, who lived at the location, arrived at the residence to discover Mitchell Beard, who lived at 107 Churchill Downs Drive, breaking into the residence.

Police said this caused Beard to flee from the rear of the home.

Upon arriving at the residence, Guillot and Daniel Villa were involved in a verbal altercation at which time Daniel Villa attempted to leave, police said.

According to authorities, Villa was staying at Naquin’s residence, at her request, while she was away from home.

As Villa was leaving in his vehicle, police said Guillot approached the vehicle and shot Villa once in the chest, resulting in a non-life threatening injury.

Villa eventually exited his vehicle and moved to Beard’s home in an attempt to have someone bring him to the hospital. As Villa arrived, police said, Beard allegedly fired a shotgun in an unknown direction, then fled the scene.

Guillot was arrested at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday for attempted second degree murder, carrying of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in the presence of a CDS and illegal use of a CDS in presence of a juvenile.

During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was executed on Guillot’s vehicle, where authorities said 4.4 grams of methamphetamine was discovered.

Beard was arrested at 12:49 a.m. Thursday for aggravated burglary, two counts of felony carrying illegal weapon and illegal use of a weapon.

Naquin was arrested at 4:15 p.m. Thursday for accessory to attempted second degree murder, accessory to felony carrying illegal weapon and felony carrying illegal weapon.

This investigation is ongoing and further charges could be pending, authorities said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Callers do not have to give their name or testify and could receive up to $2,500.