DECEMBER 12, 2017
TO: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM: SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT: MULTIPLE SHOOTING INCIDENTS
TRAVONTAE LEWIS and TARIK DUPATY
BELLE ROSE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports
the arrests of Torie Travontae Lewis, 17, of 108 Marshall Lane, Napoleonville,
LA and Tarik Dupaty, 19, of 128 Dupaty Lane, Belle Rose, LA on charges related
to two separate shooting incidents on December 7, 2017.
The first incident was on Daggs Street in
Paincourtville, LA and the second incident was on LA 1 in Belle Rose, LA. No one was injured in either incident.
Detectives conducted a thorough investigation which
included interviewing of witnesses and victims.
Investigators developed information identifying Lewis and Dupaty as
On December 7, the same day as the incidents,
Sheriff’s office personnel located the suspect vehicle which was operated by
Tarik Dupaty and attempted to stop the vehicle. Dupaty led deputies on a chase
to near Sorrento at which time Dupaty stopped.
Dupaty was taken into custody, transported to the Assumption Parish
Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:
Flight from an Officer
of Legend Drugs without a Prescription (3 Counts)
Bond on Dupaty was set at $16,000.
Lewis turned himself into the Detective Bureau in
While in the interview room, Lewis is accused of using
items in the interview room to cause damage to the area. Lewis attempted to take the items into the
Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Based on investigators findings, Lewis was booked on
Assault with a Firearm (2 Counts)
Criminal Damage to Property
Contraband into a Penal Institution
He was also booked on a warrant for Second Degree
Battery. Bond on Lewis was set at
For additional information concerning this News
Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at