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Shooting Investigation in Amelia Results in Arrest Of Local Man


Shooting Investigation in Amelia Results in Arrest of Local Man

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Codey Michael Smith, 33, Morgan City, LA, was arrested on October 1, 2021, at 10:37 pm on the following charges:

  • Attempted 1st-degree murder
  • Violation of a protective order
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Contributing to the delinquency of juveniles
  • Obstruction of justice

Sheriff Blaise Smith advised that detectives investigated a shooting incident that occurred on Friday evening at a local business on Duhon Blvd in Amelia. One man was injured in the shooting.

At 6:45 p.m. on October 1, 2021, deputies responded to a call of a shooting incident at a local business in Amelia. A male suspect fired a shot and injured one person. The injury was not life-threatening. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

As the investigation progressed, Codey Smith was developed as a suspect and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Smith was subsequently located in Lafourche Parish and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. No bail has been set at this time.

Sheriff Smith would like to thank the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for their assistance.


Public Information Officer
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office