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Details released in Ville Platte carjacking incident

Posted at 12:35 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 22:44:10-05

The Ville Platte Police Department has released new details in connection with a carjacking of a delivery driver over the weekend. Two suspects were arrested in Texas.

Read more on their arrest here.

The department says that officers responded to a report of a missing person in the area of Edward Knotoe Thomas Jr. Street on Saturday. According to the report a delivery driver could not be located after traveling to Edward Knotoe Thomas Jr. Street to make a delivery.

As the Officers began investigating it was learned that while making a delivery, two men identified as 28-year-old Jarvis Gallow and 20-year-old Dylan Williams of Ville Platte, approached the driver in the yard of the residence. One of the suspects had a handgun and allegedly pointed it at the victim. Police say the victim was ordered to get into the back seat of his own vehicle and was blind folded.

During this time a cell phone was tracked and they located the driver in the Bayou Chicot area. The two suspects left the victim on the side of the road and fled the scene.

Officials say that continuous communication with Evangeline 911 dispatch and Texas authorities led to a pursuit where the vehicle was abandoned and the suspects fled on foot. Orange County Sheriff’s Office searched for the suspects and also used K9 tracking.

Gallow and Williams were booked into the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to await a court hearing on charges they are facing there, in relation to this incident. Upon completion of processing in Orange County, both will be extradited to the Ville Platte Police Department.

Both are facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping and car-jacking. They remain in jail without bond.