Brandon Scott Lavergne of the Lawtell area has been arrested, possibly in connection with the disappearance of Mickey Shunick. An arrest affidavit confirms Lavergne has been charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.

As we reported earlier, Lafayette Police announced earlier today that there was an arrest made in the case but gave no further details.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies searched Lavergne's Church Point earlier this afternoon.

Lavergne is a registered tier three sex offender and according to the sex offender registry owns a white 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. As most know, that was the same color and make of truck that was captured on video surveillance the night Mickey Shunick went missing.

Lafayette Police have scheduled a 1:00pm news conference on Friday.

[News Talk 96.5 KPEL]