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Ville Platte Police Arrest Two in 2013 Armed Robbery


 

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.

Ville Platte Police searching for Murder Suspect


VILLE PLATTE POLICE SEARCHING FOR MURDER SUSPECT

JULY 28, 2014

 

   Ville Platte City Police are investigating a shooting incident that claimed the life of the store clerk. Police Chief Neal Lartigue told KVPI News, his department was notified just before noon today (Monday) of a robbery in progress at the K&T convenience store on Lincoln. Upon arrival, police discovered the victim behind the store counter dead from apparent gunshot wounds. It is not determined if any cash was taken. Police are searching for the shooting suspect: a black male wearing a black cap, white T shirt and wearing a red bandana. After the shooting, the suspect left on a blue Schwinn bicycle. Two eyewitnesses were ordered to leave the store by the apparent suspect. The body of the victim has been sent to have an autopsy as ordered by Coroner Dr. Charles Fontenot. Twelve years ago, a shooting took place in the same store where the store owner at the time shot and killed a robbery suspect. Chief Lartigue said police have a suspect in mind and they are currently searching for him.

Dixie Youth Radio Thon Planned Over kVPI


RADIO THON

JULY 28, 2014

 

    KVPI AM and FM will be sponsoring a radio-thon fund raiser for the Ville Platte 12 year old Dixie Major all stars Monday August 4 from 1:00-4;00pm here at our studios.  The entire team along with coaches and parents will be here making an appeal to listeners who wish to make a donation. The donations will be picked up by the players in their game uniforms. All of the money raised will go to help pay some of the travel expenses for the team. The team won the state championship last weekend and will travel to participate in the Dixie Youth World Series in Lexington, South Carolina beginning August 9. Parents will be here to take your phone called pledges at 363-2124. Be sure to listen in and please be generous.

Ville Platte Rotary Club Hears from Farm Bureau President Richard Fontenot


VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB

JULY 22, 2014

 

     The Ville Platte Rotary Club today (Tuesday) heard from Richard Fontenot, President of the Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau. Fontenot , a fifth generation farmer in Evangeline Parish, also serves on Farm Bureau’s Mutual Board and is a District Five Board Member representing our area on a national level. Farm Bureau is an organization that is considered the voice of Louisiana agriculture.

    Fontenot said the number one crop in Evangeline Parish is rice followed surprisingly by horses. Cattle production is number three followed by forestry at the number four position. Statewide, forestry production is number one. Ten percent of the rice crop in the state is produced here in Evangeline Parish.

   He praised State Representative Bernard LeBas for his leadership in helping the rice industry through the check off program.

   Fontenot said the new farm bill is not friendly to Louisiana producers because it removes all direct payments and relies more on crop insurance.

   His outlook for the crops this year: rice will be good, soybeans average to above average and cattle prices will be surging.

   In an answer to a question about a young person wanting to get into agriculture production, he said it would very difficult to get the financing. The high costs for equipment and land is prohibitive for many people. For example, a new combine could be as high as $500,000 and a new tractor could be around $200,000.

   Fontenot was the special guest of Rotarian Jeremy Ortego.

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