Chief Neal Lartigue reports an armed robbery case dating back to 2013 has been solved.
Detectives with the Ville Platte Police Department have put in countless hours working on multiple robbery cases in which local businesses have been targeted. Chief Lartigue is pleased to announce that persistence and diligence of the detectives have led to an arrest from a robbery of a local business on East Main Street, which dated back to September of 2013.
Jacoby Merritt 21 of 123 East Oak Street, Ville Platte was arrested on July 24, 2014 without incident. Merritt was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail charged with armed robbery. Merritt remains incarcerated on a $100,000.00 bond issued by John Larry Vidrine.
Joseph Deville 32 of 802 Reed Street, Ville Platte was arrested on July 24, 2014 without incident. Deville was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and charged with armed robbery. Deville remains incarcerated on a $100,000.00 bond issued by Judge John Larry Vidrine.
Chief Lartigue reminds citizens to call in reports of suspicious and illegal activity. You can report this information to the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313. Your call will remain anonymous.