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Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reports two arrests on the same subject for two separate incidents.



On May 19, 2014 the Ville Platte Police made an attempt to stop a vehicle that turned onto Latour Street heading incorrectly on a one way lane of passage.  As the vehicle approached the officer it turned off of Latour and began evading the officer. The vehicle then led officers on a pursuit within the city limits of Ville Platte.  The vehicle eventually stopped on South Stagg where the suspect exited the vehicle where he disobeyed the instructions of the officer and fled on foot.   A warrant was issued and arrested was Jaonie Arvie, 26 of 6582 Pine Point Road, Ville Platte.  Arvie was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and charged with resisting arrest, driving the wrong way on a one way laned for traffic, driving with a suspended license, speeding and possession of a schedule II narcotic.  Arvie was released on a $2,500.00 bond set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.


In an unrelated incident on June 18, 2014, Jaonie Arvie, 26 of 6582 Pine Point Road, Ville Platte was arrested for theft over $500.00 for stealing an item from a female’s purse.  Arvie was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where he remains incarcerated on a $5,000.00 bond set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.


Chief Neal Lartigue reminds residents to remain aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity in their neighborhood.  Be observant of unfamiliar people hanging around the area or going into someone’s yard.  Call in any suspicious activity by calling the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. All callers will remain anonymous.



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