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On March 24, 2023, Deputies with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the North Landing of Miller's Lake in reference to a possible stabbing.  During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect Jonathan Deshotel W/M DOB 08/21/2003 of Ville Platte got into a verbal altercation with the victim.  During that time the altercation turned physical and the suspect presented a knife cutting the victim in the right arm.  The suspect then obtained a pair of jumper cable and strangled the victim.  He was later apprehended and arrested for aggravated battery.  He is currently being held in the Evangeline Parish Jail with a $50,000.00 Bond. 


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  Any person/s reporting information will remain anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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