Several arrests reported by Ville Platte Police


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The Ville Platte Police Department reported several arrests in regards to ongoing cases detectives have been working.

Lt. Craig Nicholas, chief of detectives, said a warrant will be executed for the arrest of Bobby Gorman, age unknown, of Ville Platte, as soon as he is released from the hospital. Nicholas said he and Sgt. Joseph “Plywood” Fontenot located Gorman in the emergency room of the local hospital Monday morning, February 9. The two were investigating a business burglary, which occurred Sunday on Main Street.

Nicholas said Gorman admitted to entering the business after a brief conversation with officers, who knew the suspect had cut himself after entering the business through a window. When Gorman is released, he will be booked into jail on charges of burglary, criminal damage to property and theft of $150. His bond has been set at $25,000 by 13th Judicial District Judge Tom Fuselier.

Boone charged

The second arrest involved warrants being executed for Travis Boone, 39 (dob 11-22-69), 609 South St., Ville Platte, early Wednesday morning, February 11.

Nicholas said Sgt. Fontenot had secured an arrest warrant for Boone in connection with a car burglary that occurred in December. After the first warrant was secured, DNA evidence was returned by the crime lab that matched Boone’s DNA in a case Nicholas was working. He had secured evidence from a car burglary which occurred April 27, 2008.

Once Boone was located Wednesday, both warrants were executed. He was booked into jail on the December burglary. His bond was set at $15,000. He also was booked on burglary, criminal damage and theft in regards to the second case. His bond was set at $25,000 in that case.

Anderson charged

A Ville Platte man is facing felony charges after allegedly threatening his arresting officers and their families during the booking process.

Nicholas said Timothy Anderson, 38, 417 N. Thompson, Ville Platte, was booked into jail in relation to a case where the door of a residence on Thompson Street was kicked in. During the process, he said Anderson threatened to kill the officers and their families.

As a result, he was booked on charges of criminal damage to property, simple battery, resisting arrest by flight, remaining after being forbidden and public intimidation. His bond was set at $15,000 by Judge Fuselier.

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