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Teen booked with attempted murder, drug charges following Raceland shooting

Teen booked with attempted murder, drug charges following Raceland shooting

A 19-year-old from Raceland has been charged with attempted murder following a shooting incident on Friday. Dwaynete Folse, 19, also faces drug charges after admitting to his involvement in the incident.

At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, October 31, deputies responded to the area of Greenville Street in Raceland after receiving a report of shots being fired in the area. Callers also reported a man had been shot, and the suspect, Dwaynete Folse, was seen driving away from the area.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 25-year-old man had been shot in the arm. He was eventually transported to a hospital in New Orleans for treatment and is in stable condition. His injuries were not life-threatening. At the scene, deputies discovered several spent 9mm bullet casings.

Meanwhile, as detectives were also responding to the scene, they spotted the suspect’s vehicle heading northbound on LA Hwy. 1 and initiated a traffic stop. Detectives confirmed Folse to be the driver, and he was detained for questioning about the incident. Folse was found to have more than a dozen individually wrapped bags of suspected marijuana in his possession with a combined total weight of over 20 grams.

Deputies later obtained a search warrant for his car and found a loaded 9mm pistol. They discovered the ammunition in the pistol matched the bullet casings discovered at the scene.

Folse was initially transported to the Criminal Operations Center in Lockport for questioning. He admitting to firing multiple shots at the victim stating there had been an ongoing dispute between the two men for weeks.
Through questioning, detectives also learned he had been traveling with a minor prior to the traffic stop while in possession of the marijuana.

Following questioning, Folse was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked with attempted second degree murder, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of persons under 17 years old.

He is being held in lieu of $111,000 bond as set by Judge Jerome J. Barbera, III.