Fugitive on the run

Allison B. Hudson

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's

assistance in locating a fugitive from Ascension Parish in connection

with an armed robbery.

According to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, in the early morning hours of

Sunday, January 16, 2011, the Sheriff' s Office responded to Deck

Boulevard, off of Highway 74 in Geismar, to investigate an armed


The investigation revealed that the victim had received a call from a

female friend, a couple days prior to the robbery, inviting him to come

over and hang out. Saturday night the victim received text messages from

the female's phone and believed that he was communicating with his

female friend, Bacala said.

When the victim arrived at the female's home early Sunday morning to

visit he encountered an individual that claimed he was armed with a gun

and would kill him if he didn't cooperate. The individual then struck

the victim and stole his cell phone, rummaged through his wallet and

vehicle looking for valuables. A short time later a neighbor interrupted

the robbery and the individual fled the scene.

Further investigation revealed that the female friend was sleeping at

the time of the robbery and it is believed that her roomate, Paul

Castilaw, Jr., took and used her cell phone to lure the victim to the

home. Castilaw was subsequently identified as the person responsible for

the robbery

Castilaw, age 29, cannot be located and believed to be on the run. He is

possibly in Lafayette/ Breaux Bridge area with family members. He is a

fugitive from Ascension Parish and is wanted for armed robbery, armed

robbery with a firearm additional penalty, aggravated burglary and

simple battery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish

Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at

225-344-STOP (7867).