On August 7, 2013, Deputies were notified of a vehicle accident on La 10 just west of the Ville Platte city limits in the early hours of the morning. After further investigation into the accident, Deputies with the Sheriff’s office discovered that the driver of the vehicle Kerry Dwayne Bergeron, was attacked prior to the accident. Detectives were then notified and while checking into the incident, information came into the sheriff’s office that there were approximately four suspects that were involved in the attack. During the course of the investigation, Leeann Fontenot of Mamou, was picked up by deputies for questioning in the incident, Amber Ducote was picked up as well. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Leeann and Amber attacked the victim at the Vidrine Corner Store, during this incident Leeann contacted her brother Casey Fontenot who, met up with Leeann and Amber at the store where they continued the attack on Bergeron, knocking him to the ground and kicking him in the face and the head. Amber Ducote and Leeann proceeded to go through Bergeron’s vehicle and located a money bag and stole approximately $1500 in cash from the bag. After which all parties left Bergeron at the store to fend for himself. Witness to the attack provided information on all the suspect’s role in the attack and robbery of Bergeron.
Leeann Fontenot, Amber Ducote, Casey Fontenot, was all arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Robbery and Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. Additional suspect's is being sought, future arrest are pending.
Leeann Fontenot: Oct 2009 Disturbing the Peace, March 2011 Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, February and August 2012 Disturbing the Peace, March 2013 Possession of Marijuana, Poss. Sch. III, Poss. Sch. IV, Poss. Legend Drug,
Amber Ducote: No criminal Record
Casey Fontenot: August 2010 Flight from Officer, Aggravated Flight from an Officer, Public Bribery, July 2013 Purchase/Possession of Alcoholic beverage under age, Resisting an Officer, Possession of Alcohol in a motor vehicle