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 Sheriff Charles R. Guillory, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office releases the following:

ST LANDRY, LA - The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office seeks assistance from the Public in locating Rodney Van Bernard.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office were called out to the 1000 block of Angie Lane for a Shooting. The responding Deputy was flagged down by a driver who was transporting the wounded victim to a nearby hospital. Acadian Ambulance responded and transported the victim to Rapides Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries which was not considered life threatening.

Investigators learned that a verbal altercation occurred between the residents of the home, and led to the victim being shot in his lower left leg. The shooter has been identified as Rodney Van Bernard. He was the driver of the vehicle initially transporting the victim for medical treatment.  He has since absconded and has not been seen since.

 Bernard is travelling in a 1999 two door maroon Chevrolet Monte Carlo bearing Texas License Plate MNP0324. He is known to frequent the areas of Marksville, Crowley, and Rayne.

If anyone has information about this shooting or knows the whereabouts of Rodney Van Bernard is asked to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office Investigators at 337-363-2161 or via our agency's website at

As always, Sheriff Charles R Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is always seeking information on criminal activity and urges the Public to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at Any person reporting information will always remain anonymous.    


Rodney Van Bernard / DOB 09/15/1966

   14050 Highway 16

   Comanche, Texas 76442-7127         



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