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Ville Platte Police Arrest Subjects on Numerous Charges


Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reports multiple arrests for narcotics, fighting, theft and a shooting. 

 

On September 18, 2012 in the area of East Pine Street an argument that began between two females later turned into an argument between two males that resulted in one male pulling out a handgun and shooting the other male in the abdomen.  Arrested was TC Charles 34, 1525 Carl Street, Ville Platte.  Charles turned himself in at the Ville Platte Police Department and was charged and booked with disturbing the peace, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and attempted 2nd degree murder.  Charles was transferred to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office where he remains incarcerated on a $125,000.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

A local business reported an employee stealing money on September 25, 2012. The business reported that the employee had been taking small amounts of money from the register that added up to over five hundred dollars.  Lindsey Murphy 27, of 720 West Magnolia, Ville Platte was arrested and charged with felony theft over $500.00.  Murphy was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail where she remains incarcerated.  No bond information was available at press time.

 

Hilton Wilson 31, of 128 East Pine Street Ville Platte was arrested on September 18, 2012 and charged with disturbing the peace, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal use of a dangerous weapon,  and aggravated battery.  The arrest stems from a fight that took place in front of a local business on Tate Cove Road.  Wilson was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail and was later transferred to the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office in a $7,500.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

A large fight was reported at a local bar on September 16, 2012.  Officers responded to the scene and advised that there was a large amount of people fighting in the parking lot.  Multiple injuries were reported with some seeking medical attention at Mercy Regional Medical Center.  Arrested were the following:

 

Savannah Wilson 25, 612 N. Fontenot Street, Ville Platte was arrested and charged with 3 counts of 2nd degree battery, 1 count inciting a riot.  Wilson was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a bond of $30,000.00 set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Trevin Williams 18, 617 Fontenot Street Ville Platte, was arrested at charged with simple criminal damage to property, 2 counts of 2nd degree battery and inciting a riot.  Willaims was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a bond of $45,000.00 set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Hilton Wilson 31, of 128 East Pine Street Ville Platte was arrested and charged with 3 counts of 2nd degree battery and inciting a riot.  Wilson was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a $45,000.00 set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Reokenski Thomas 28, 710 North West Rail Road, Ville Platte was arrested and charged with 3 counts of 2nd degree battery and inciting a riot.  Thomas was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a $75,000.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Vandrecus Wilson 27, of 920 North Chataignier was arrested and charged with 2 counts of 2nd degree battery, aggravated battery, inciting a riot. Wilson was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a $30,000.00 bond set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

 

A report of stolen property was received by the Ville Platte Police Department on July 30 in the area of Washington Street in Ville Platte.  The homeowner reported a laptop was stolen from the residence. The investigation led to the arrest of Savannah Maricle 21, of 1984 L’anse Aux Pailles Road in Ville Platte.  Maricle was charged and booked on charges of simple burglary and theft.  Maricle remains incarcerated on a $15,000.00 bond set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

In the last week multiple narcotics arrests were made using anonymous tips to follow leads.  Arrested in the last week were the following:

 

Jermain williams36, 306 North Chataignier in Ville Platte was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule II narcotic (crack cocaine), obstruction of justice and no light on license plate.  Williams was booked into the Ville Platte Police Department on a $12, 500 bond set by Judge Jonhn Larry Vidrine.

 

Jerome O’Neal 37 from Washington, La was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II narcotic (pcp).  Washington was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a bond of $ 7,500.00 set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Lenten Gallow 42, 502 St. Mitchell Street, Opelousas, was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, and possession of schedule II narcotic. (pcp).  Gallow was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a bond of $ 8,000.00 set by Judge Thomas Fuselier.

 

Erica Ardoin 25, of 129 West Magnolia Street was arrested and charged with possession of schedule II (crack cocaine) and possession of a schedule II narcotic in the presence of a juvenile.  Ardoin was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail on a bond of $ 5,000.00 set by Judge John Larry Vidrine.

 

Pamela Mickens 32, of 514 South Railroad, Opelousas was arrested and charged possession of schedule II narcotic (pcp).  Mickens was booked into the Ville Platte City Jail. Bond information not available but Mickens remains incarcerated with a hold for Probation and Parole and a second hold for the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

Chief Lartigue commends Officers and Detectives for their hard work on these cases.  If you have information on illegal activity you are asked to call the Ville Platte Police Department at 363-1313.  Your call will remain anonymous.

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