Baton Rouge murder suspect arrested in Abbeville

Posted at 10:22 AM, May 01, 2019

A suspect in a Baton Rouge murder investigation was arrested in Abbeville Tuesday.

Abbeville Police say they received information from State Police that a suspect wanted for murder and attempted murder was in the area.

The Advocate reported that an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Michael E. Vallery Jr., 50 in November, on second-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted second-degree murder. Vallery is accused of raping, beating and fatally stabbing his ex-wife, as well as stabbing two other people, including a former Olympic athlete.

According to police, a joint operation between the Abbeville Police Investigation Division and Vermilion Parish Metro Narcotics Task Force was executed leading to Vallery’s capture.

Vallery was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center where he was booked by State Police on charges of second-degree murder and two counts attempted second-degree murder.