Who Is Lafaye Paulk? Bio, Wiki, Suspect, Police Report

Lafaye Paulk
Lafaye Paulk

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Lafaye Paulk a Florida bridgetender who was operating a structure.of Wichita Drive in Greenacres. The police statement said investigators searched the bridgetender’s cellphone and determined she had not been using it at the time.

AGE:

Lafaye Paulk is 43 years old.

DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:

A Florida bridgetender who was operating a structure that opened and dropped a 79-year-old woman to her death has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Lafaye Paulk, of Wichita Drive in Greenacres, Fla., is charged with one count of manslaughter by culpable negligence, according to a press release by Beach Police Department.

The police department said it could not release the name of the victim under Marsy’s Law, privacy law for crime victims. The Palm Beach Post identified the victim as Carol Wright by citing a news conference where the family voluntarily identified the victim.

 

Officers obtained a warrant for Paulk’s arrest on March 15, the Paulk was arrested at her home Thursday afternoon. The authorities say Paul “has cooperated with detectives during the investigation.”The defendant is accused of opening the Royal Park Bridge when the elderly victim “was walking her bike across the span when it opened, sending the victim to her death,” the police department said in its press release.

 

The Palm Beach Post reported that the victim fell 50 to 60 feet to her death after attempting to hang onto the railing as the bridge span opened.

Her family is threatening a lawsuit but was waiting for the police investigation to wrap up, the report noted. Detectives obtained a concomitant search warrant for the defendant’s cell phone. While they say “Paulk was not using her phone at the time of the incident,” they did find other information that was of concern.