On April 4, 2023, Deputies with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 500 Blk. of Wyble Rd. Ville Platte, La. in reference to an elderly 85 year old W/F victim suffering from multiple injuries. During the investigation, Detectives learned that foul play was the cause of the injuries.
Upon further investigation, Detectives learned that the victim's granddaughter (Cecilia Ann Lee) was visiting her grandmother / victim at her residence on the evening of April 4, 2023. During that time, she and her grandmother were involved in an altercation which turned physical.
During the altercation, the suspect struck the victim multiple times in her head, torso, arms, and hands with a heavy duty wooden back scratcher and picture frame. The suspect then vandalized the residence and damaged the victim's phone in order to keep her from contacting first responders. The suspect later fell asleep on a couch inside the victim's residence.
Once Deputies and paramedics arrived on scene to treat the victim for her injuries, the suspect was taken into police custody. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she remains in ICU in critical but stable condition. The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Second Degree Battery of the Infirm, one count of Cruelty to the Infirm, one count of False Imprisonment, and Criminal Damage to Property. She is currently being held with a $1,067,500.00 bond. The investigation is still ongoing.
Cecilia Ann Lee
W/F DOB 07/23/2002
Lafayette, La. 70503
As always, Sheriff Charles R. Guillory and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is seeking information on criminal activity and urges the public to contact their Investigation Department via phone at 337-363-2161 or through the agency's website at www.evangelineparishsheriff.org. Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.