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On November 17, 2022, Deputies responded to the Bayou Chicot Dollar General located at 4680 US. Hwy 167 N in reference to a theft.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned that the victim attempted to stop the suspect from leaving the store parking lot with stolen merchandise.  During the process, the suspect struck the victim with her vehicle almost running over the victim.  During the investigation Detectives were able to identify the suspect as being Erica Joane Roberts B/F DOB 05/04/1990 of Ville Platte.

On March 28, 2023, an arrest warrant for Aggravated Battery was obtained for Roberts.  Roberts was taken into custody by the Ville Platte Police Department on April 26, 2023 and released the following day with a $5,000.00 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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