Posted: May 13, 2011 3:53 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: May 13, 2011 3:58 PM
Ville Platte Police have made more arrests in the murder and armed robbery of Tuc-Do at nail salon Tat-Nails a week ago on May 6.
District Attorney Trent Brignac and Chief of Police Neal Lartigue say 21-year-old Denzel Frank if Ville Platte is charged with possession of an illegal weapon. Chief Lartigue says, "Specifically, Frank was the get-away driver in the armed robbery committed by Dannie Lafleur who was arrested earlier this week. It is anticipated that Frank will also be arrested for his association with the armed robbery of the Can-Man on Main Street in Ville Platte back on March 25, 2011. Frank is expected to remain incarcerated under a $ 500.000.00 bond until he stands trial." Forty-year-old Jeannie Fontenot of Ville Platte is charged with conspiracy to commit the armed robbery of Tat-Nails. The chief says Fontenot was a patron of the business earlier in the day. Her observations while there led, in part, to the events later that evening.
Twenty-one-year old Dannie Lafleur was arrested two days ago on May 11 and charged with murder and armed robbery. The police chief says he's also charged with another armed robbery on April 8 at E.V.N. Market in Ville Platte. Brignac anticipates bringing Lafleur before a Grand Jury on July 5th of this year, with regard to the murder of Tuc Do.