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After fatal shooting in Iota, Rayne man surrenders to Arcadia Sheriff's deputies

It is not at all uncommon for criminal suspects to try to hide from law enforcement officers. One thing that we need to make clear is that this is never a good idea. Yes, facing accusations of criminal conduct can be frightening, but hiding or attempting to flee will not do you any good. At best, it only prolongs the inevitable and at worst, it hurts your defense because you look suspicious and may even be illegal.

Recently, a 23-year-old Rayne man whom authorities believe shot another man to death tried to hide from authorities. We can't say whether he was temporarily overcome with fear and remorse over what happened or whether he had originally planned to desert the area for good. Regardless, he changed his mind and did the right thing by turning himself into Acadia Parish Sheriff's deputies.

The man was booked into Acadia Parish Jail at approximately 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Formal charges are believed to be pending. His bail has been set at $350,000.

Earlier that day, Authorities believe the man shot another man, also 23, in Iota. Further details of the incident have not been released, so we don't know if this was an accident or an intentional act.

As we said, we understand that criminal charges are very intimidating. However, facing up to the accusations is the only way to make them go away. Having a criminal defense attorney on your side can make the process seem a lot easier to understand, which in turn might make it less nerve-wracking.

Source: The Lafayette Advertiser, "Man arrested in Arcadia Parish shooting," Oct. 15, 2012

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