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On January 19th, 2024, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to an Aggravated Assault with a firearm at a residence on Amelca Road in Chatagnier. Responding Deputies learned Joshua Charles Jones D.O.B. 11/19/2002 of Ville Platte had gone to the residence to confront a family member about another relative. During the argument, Jones walked to his vehicle and pulled out a black handgun.

He then walked over to the 2 complainants and pointed the gun at them threatening to shoot them both. Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Detectives later retrieved surveillance footage from the residence on Amelca. Detectives were able to identify Jones arguing with the two complainants. Detectives then witnessed Jones walk over to his vehicle and begin pointing what appeared to be a gun at the two Complainants.

An arrest warrant was issued for Joshua Charles Jones for 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. On February 5th, 2024, Jones was arrested and is currently held at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Jail for the charges from the incident in Evangeline Parish.

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 reporting information will remain anonymous. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.


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